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Why Tony Clark is an important figure

espn.go.com — Commentary MLBPA head and former MLB player debunks prevailing myths about black men By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com AP Photo/Richard Drew Tony Clark became the sixth executive director of the MLBPA on Dec. 2, 2013.

Howard Bryant on the hidden cost of sports integration

espn.go.com — Struggles of tennis group show the hidden consequence of integration By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Illustration by Mark Smith This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 16 Gambling Issue. Subscribe today! IN THE OLD days, Art Carrington would have been called a race man.

The Truth: NFL's Mueller report is hardly an "independent" investigation

espn.go.com — The NFL's investigation is just the latest example of the most rotten hoax in sports By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Illustration by Mark Smith This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 2 Music Issue. Subscribe today! STOP ASKING FOR HANDOUTS ... Take responsibility ... Pull yourself up ...

Will this be Kei Nishikori's year?

espn.go.com — The new year is always energizing for its possibilities and its clean slate but also for its ability to provide perspective for the previous year. As the Australian Open approaches, it is once again time to take stock of a few players and determine if they are 2015 game-changers worth a buy, if they've reached their peak or if they should be held for another year.

Australian Open - Why this could be Taylor Townsend's time on the WTA Tour - ESPN

espn.go.com — For as much as the men like to believe the women's game is so different from theirs, the similarities far outweigh the differences. The men have a Big Three in Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The women have a Big One in Serena Williams. The men have a youth movement that in 2014 reshaped the rankings.

Can Dick Allen get to the Hall of Fame?

espn.go.com — Commentary Despite his reputation, former Phillie Dick Allen should be in Cooperstown By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Illustration by Mark Smith This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Dec. 8 The Big Money Issue. Subscribe today! ON JULY 13, 1965, in his first All-Star Game, Phillies third baseman Richie Allen hit cleanup.

Bryant: Some legends refuse to burn out or fade away

espn.go.com — Some stars refuse to burn out or fade away By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Illustration by Mark Smith This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Nov. 24 The State of Football Issue. Subscribe today! AT HIS DEMISE that actually wasn't, on Sept.

The gimmick of the MLB wildcard game

espn.go.com — Commentary The thrilling end to baseball's season masks a glaring flaw in its postseason By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Illustration by Mark Smith This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Nov. 11 College Hoops Tip-off Issue. Subscribe today! FOR THE FIRST time, this year's World Series features two teams that survived the gimmick of the one-game playoff.

Bryant: The ethical dilemma of a neurosurgeon and a football fan

espn.go.com — Commentary One of the leading scientists on football injuries still lets his kids play By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Illustration by Mark Smith This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's September 29 Fansourced Issue. Subscribe today!

The trick behind Bengals QB Andy Dalton new NFL contract

espn.go.com — Commentary There is a cunning trick behind every big NFL contract By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Illustration by Mark Smith This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's September 11 NFL Preview Issue. Subscribe today!
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Mar 05, 2015

And that dichotomy is illustrative of the plantation attitude that still persists. Be grateful you have anything.

Mar 05, 2015

Black player drug issue: "Playing this game is a privilege, not a right." White player drug issue: "First concern is for him as a person."

Mar 05, 2015

RT @gman26: @hbryant42 Maybe not as much compassion but Darry Strawberry was definitely a sympathetic figure.

Mar 05, 2015

.@TalibKweli He does, but the mainstream suits need to concentrate on/compensate for his message. There's more to us than dead or in jail.

Mar 05, 2015

Compassion is appropriate, but I can't recall an African American player with drug issues receiving the compassion Josh Hamilton is getting

Mar 05, 2015

"'I Don't Know.' That's good. I like that. 'Mr. Hand, will I pass this class?' 'Gee, Mr. Spicoli. I don't know.'"

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