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When the "Daily Show" invited four Washington Redskins loyalists on the program this month to defend the team's much-maligned name, the fans knew they might find themselves on the receiving end of some punch lines. But they weren't prepared for the ambush that awaited them.
The Baltimore Ravens engaged in "purposeful misdirection" while the NFL took an "uncharacteristically passive approach" in the investigation of Ray Rice's domestic violence, according to an explosive report from ESPN's "Outside the Lines."
Fox News host Gretchen Carlson asked her audience on Friday to write in with their tributes to professional athletes who also serve as good role models off the playing field. She didn't have to look far to provide her own examples.
Hillary Clinton may well coast to the Democratic nomination in 2016, but at this rate, it looks like she'll enter the contest wearing a label that probably won't endear her to her party's most liberal voters.