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Groundhog Day for Hall of Fame Hypocrisy

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Mike Piazza might be kept out of the Hall of Fame because some baseball writers suspect he used PEDs--the same writers who had plenty of chances to denounce the Steroid Era when it happened.

Carroll: Judges are Political

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Here's a Chicago Tribune article (by Philip Hersh) that discusses Evan Lysacek's prep following his second place showing at Cup of China. Apparently, Lysacek received an edge downgrade for his...

Sasha Cohen Addresses Critics

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In a superbly catty article, Tribune Company's Philip Hersh publishes his recent interview with Sasha Cohen in which she addresses the critics who point out the odd fact that she skated in an ice...

NBC Adds Four Years to Figure Skating Coverage

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Per Philip Hersh: NBC has added four more years to its figure skating coverage, extending its contract to 2014 to air coverage of Skate America and the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. I...

AAAAnd Now Jeremy Abbott Wants a Turn

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Wow. So, Philip Hersh reports that Jeremy Abbott has decided to leave his coach, Tom Zakrajsek, who also coached Brandon Mroz and Rachael Flatt to world championships appearances this season. ...

Kwan Comeback Unlikely; ISU Changes to Competitor Numbers

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Tribune Company's Philip Hersh's latest column is worth a read. It has some information about Michelle Kwan turning down an assistant "chef de mission" role, which sounds a bit like a logistical...

Looks Like a Comeback for Sasha Cohen!

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Well, Philip Hersh says Sasha Cohen has alerted U.S. Figure Skating that she would accept an invitation to compete in Skate America, which indicates that she has decided to embark on the road to...

Sneaky Olympic Judging Changes

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The Globe and Mail reports that the International Skating Union has voted to decrease the number of judges on Olympic voting panels (to nine). Apparently they decided this during the recent World...

Hersh's Money on Joubert?

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First of all, would you say Joubert is favored to win this year's world championships? I haven't written my preview yet, but I am pretty sure I am going to struggle with Joubert's placement. He...

Flatt Changing Long Program

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Tribune Company's Philip Hersh reports that Rachael Flatt has decided to go back to her long program from last season, "Romantic Rhapsody," rather than sticking with her Debussy music she has been...

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