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Cleveland Summit showed other stars who stood with Ali

September 13, 2012 By Michael Simzak

When Muhammad Ali was criticized for refusing induction into the military, other African-American athletes stood with him at a long-forgotten press conference.

Muhammad Ali conquered fears to win first big title

September 13, 2012 By Michael Simzak

Muhammad Ali has to conquer a fear of flying and older opponents to bring back his first big title as a 1960 gold medalist at the Rome Olympics.

Armstrong cites 'unconstitutional witch hunt' in USADA fight

August 24, 2012 By Michael Simzak

Cyclist Lance Armstrong, citing an "unconstitutional witch hunt," won't pursue a defense against doping charges by the US Anti-Doping Agency, in the latest twist in an on-going saga.

Avery Brundage’s complicated Olympic legacy

August 6, 2012 By Michael Simzak

Avery Brundage was the most controversial figure in American Olympic history and its most complex, as he crossed paths with people like Jim Thorpe, Adolf Hitler, Jessie Owens and the proponents of Apartheid.

A father, a son, and a game called baseball

June 17, 2012 By Michael Simzak

Mike Simzak looks at the link between Father's Day and baseball in his family.

Jackie Robinson's crossing of the Rubicon

April 15, 2012 By Michael Simzak

Sometimes it is possible to change everything simply by showing up. A person can symbolically right generations of wrongs by just walking through an open door.

Who we're rooting for on Super Tuesday

March 6, 2012 By Michael Simzak

We at the Constitution Daily sports desk feel it is our duty as educators, citizens, and sports fans to ensure that voters can cast an informed vote in this campaign. As such, we have assembled this Sports Fans’ Guide to the Republican Primary.

A look back at a fighter's unforgivable blackness

February 29, 2012 By Michael Simzak

Arguably no athlete in American history has engendered the extremes in emotions that Jack Johnson–“The Galveston Giant”–created. He was either loved or reviled, and the choice was mainly determined by the shade of one’s skin.

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