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In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss ESPN and LeBron James, the start of NFL training camps, and Ozzie Guillen's thoughts on the treatment of Latin baseball players.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Deadspin's cached version of ESPN.com's spiked story about LeBron James in Las Vegas.
ESPN's explanation for why they pulled the story.
The New York Times' Richard Sandomir on ESPN's decision to pull the story.
Deadspin's Tommy Craggs on the scapegoating of ESPN's Arash Markazi.
A 2005 Markazi story on SI.com about a night out with Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart.
ESPN ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer on ESPN's broadcast of The Decision.
Gay Talese's classic Esquire story "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold."
Pat Jordan's Slate story on the difference between profile writing today and in the 1970s.
The Redskins' Albert Haynesworth has yet to pass the team's conditioning test.
New York Jets holdout Darrelle Revis is winning some sympathy from teammates who remember ex-teammate Leon Washington's gruesome leg injury.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick removed photos of the franchise's Super Bowl winners from Gillette Stadium.
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen says Latin players should get translators just like their Asian counterparts.
2007 New York Times story on interpreters in baseball clubhouses.
Major league teams have started to offer assistance to players coming over from Spanish-speaking countries.
Jeff Passan's 2008 Yahoo Sports story on the trouble with stamping out steroids in Latin America.
The movie Sugar depicts the struggles of a Dominican baseball player who comes to the United States to play in the minor leagues.
Hang Up and Listen's weekly buscones:
Mike's buscon: The history site A Page from Baseball's Past.
Stefan's buscon: Obituaries for Raiders safety Jack Tatum and snooker star Alex Higgins. (Read the British obituaries of Higgins here and here.)
Josh's buscon: An endorsement of the Football Outsiders Almanac 2010.
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