Vahe Gregorian

NFL’s blind spot may have inadvertently opened the public’s eyes to domestic violence

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s performance on Friday may have been forced and wooden, but the conversations and the consciousness-raising resulting from Ray Rice’s attack on his fiancée may end up moving society to a place where domestic violence won’t be tolerated.

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Mary Sanchez

NFL must play lead role to end the abuse of women

Despite all of the angst in the NFL right now, when it comes to domestic violence, the discussion is lame and frustrating. We can create all the shelters and women-be-smart programs we want, but we wouldn’t really be addressing the root of the problem: men. We wouldn’t be asking the people to step up who could really make a difference but aren’t: men.

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Judging the Royals

Possible keys to the rest of the Detroit Tigers series

How hard will the Kansas City hitters make the Detroit starting pitchers work? If the Royals start swinging away, they better get some hits; otherwise the Tigers starting pitchers will be getting outs and keep their pitch count low. And if the Detroit starting pitchers keep their pitch count low, the Detroit bullpen does not get exposed.

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