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  • Domestic Violence Among Athletes
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    Athletes and Domestic Violence A lady calls 911 and cries that her husband is beating her. She wants to file a report, but then asks the dispatcher if it is going to be in the paper the next day. When the dispatcher doesn't reply, she changes her mind about the report and hangs up (Cart). The lady was Sun Bonds, wife of all-star San Francisco Giant, Barry Bonds. Like the wives of other famous players, she was a victim of spousal abuse. Athletes are praised as heroes for what they do on the playi...
  • Gladiatorial Fight A Sport
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    Boxing: Down for the Count The tenth edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines boxing as " the art of attack and defense with the fists practiced as a sport. ' I could be mistaken, but there is a certain emphasis placed on the idea that boxing is practiced as a sport. It is rather ambiguous. Is boxing a sport to begin with? Is boxing something else that is just practiced as a sport? Is it, can it, or should it be practiced as something else rather than as a sport? Maybe I am jus...
  • Studie Shows Hockey Violence
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    Violence In Hockey Violence is no stranger to hockey. As if legal body checking and stick checking did not make the sport rough enough, more and more players unleash their rage through extensive violence on the ice. Violence in hockey is what blacklists American players as second class. This is because of the rise of the violence trend throught the eighties and nineties into what is now a bloody and injury filled sport. Violence in hockey is so big that it is even going on trial when, "Wayne Cou...
  • Soccer Violence
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    For many years, sports have grown up to be the main entertainment for many of it's fans around the world. Because of it's popularity, the intensity intends to grow more and more witch leads sometimes to violent acts by certain athletes, but how far are these athletes willing to go. Lately, intensity has led to violence acts that surpassed expectations and leaving the owners with a lot of thinking do. Through out my composition, I will talk about hockey incidents, soccer violence and fan conflict...
  • Sport
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    The topic of whether boxing should be banned has been a highly debated topic in our society with ample amount of points both for and against the argument. The sport boxing comes under the category of "blood sports" even this name implies that the sport is violent and lays a bad example for society to follow. Many people would say that this is the case and many parents feel they do not want their child to be trained to hurt and damage other people. And if possible they would like the sport outlaw...
  • Use Of Violence In Hockey
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    Violence in Hockey: When does it go to Far How can a sport so frivolously put its talent in harm's way Is there a need for hockey's top offensive players to skate with bull's eyes on their backs (Smith 1) Isn t the NHL tired of sitting vigil in the hospital as doctors measure the diminishing brain activity of the players the league counts on to sell the sport (2) How is it that football the ultimate contact sport doesn t allow for a second of the kind of headhunting that hockey does, the sort of...
  • Mike Tyson
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    INTRODUCTION In the opinion of many fans, deviance and criminality are rampant among athletes in today's power and performance sports. Onlookers feel that it has gotten worse in recent years. Take for instance, last month's Pistons / Pacers spectacle in which five NBA stars were charged with misdemeanors. A highly publicized event, the fight gave further publicity to the very actions that many deem disappointing. Furthermore, recent publicity raised questions regarding guilt. Many blame the medi...
  • Fan Perception Of Sport And Violence
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    Running head: ROLLERBALL Violence Analysis of Rollerball Nikki Fiedler Barry University 1. In the film Rollerball, the ideas of violence will be related to Coakley's views and theories. Historically violence was an accepted idea and large part of sport. From the blood-sports of ancient Greece to the cock and dog fighting in Folk games, these sports were built around brutal violence and lack of rules until the modernization of sports where violence decreased dramatically and organized rules took ...
  • Excessive Violence
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    Violence and Sports The lone man to be charged with a felony in the incident was Bryant Jackson. He was the man Oakland County Police (OCPD) say threw a chair into the crowd during the fight. He was charged with felonious batter, according to the OCPD and various wire reports. No, this is not just some random fight that occurred, this was an arrest at a recent National Basketball Association game between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers. This violence is something that is starting to o...
  • Connection Between Sports And Violence
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    Violence in Sports To: Mrs. Woods From: Jean-Philippe Do you think there's a connection between sports and violence? If you do, do you think it should be banned? I too think that it's connected but, unlike most people, don't think it should be banned. I have many reasons to believe so and Iwill state them in my essay. First I will point out that not all sports include violence. Not many actually express violence, the only ones that do contain violence are team sports. I'm not saying that I disli...
  • Washington Post Sports Columnist Time
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    Sports Ethics Insights Brawls should result in automatic ejection Bearings and brawls make pitchers and hitters look foolish, writes SI. com columnist Phil Taylor, but, more important, there is too much potential for injury. Taylor suggests adding two rules: (1) Any pitcher who hits a batter in the face or head is automatically ejected from the game. Intent doesn't matter. (2) Any player who joins a fight is automatically ejected from the game, suspended from the next, and fined. See "Dumb and d...
  • Violence In Pro Sports
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    VIOLENCE IN SPORTS. ".. Steeler running back Rocky Bleier, whose war time experiences, not so oddly, offer some insights. To Bleier, there are interesting parallels between survival in war and survival in the NFL. 'The experiences with war injuries and football injuries are quite the same,' he said". (Casa) The injuries that are accumulated during sports are rapidly increasing to the point that there are injured players on every team in each game that is played. This is especially true in the mo...

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