Robert Lipsyte
Robert Lipsyte

Robert Lipsyte, a former ESPN ombudsman, was a longtime New York Times sports columnist.

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Aug. 30 2016 11:51 AMA Jock SpringIn 1968, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists at the Olympics. Forty-eight years later, Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem.
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Nov. 9 2011 10:08 PMNot the GreatestJoe Frazier was a true gladiator, but he’ll always be remembered as Muhammad Ali’s foil.
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Dec. 4 2012 9:48 PMThe Shill Becomes a JournalistIn speaking up for gun control after the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, Bob Costas finally took advantage of his pulpit.
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June 1 2011 10:15 AMInside the Church of SportsA new history of ESPN shows how one religion got its start.