Hot Takes

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The Kent Sterling Show
November 08, 2017 - 11:02 am
Getting popped for shoplifting in China is no joke. That should not be one of the lessons learned by UCLA freshmen as they travel to play basketball in that country thousands of miles away geographically, but far more distant culturally. In America, most shoplifters are stopped, stripped of items...
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The Kent Sterling Show
November 05, 2017 - 11:47 pm
The return of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been a shiny tchotchke dangled in front of fans' noses since the opening of training camp. It was shattered when the Colts finally placed Luck on injured reserve, which ended his season. Colts fans are rightfully miffed that their team is missing the...
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The Kent Sterling Show
October 12, 2017 - 10:38 am
It would be nice if college basketball could move past the cheating that unnecessarily taints the game, but if the construct of the committee empaneled but the NCAA to study and correct corruption is any indicator, it will never happen. NCAA president Mark Emmert announced the formation of the 14-...
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The Kent Sterling Show
September 28, 2017 - 11:17 am
Helping people is what I enjoy best, and today my efforts are to help former Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean compile his list of reasons not to pick up the phone if the University of Louisville calls. I also want Louisville fans to wrap their arms around a few facts as they build expectations as...
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The Kent Sterling Show
July 26, 2017 - 11:07 am
Thousands of high school age basketball players are in Las Vegas to compete and impress coaches in a variety of basketball tournaments, and just as many soccer players are in Dallas vying to win national championships - and also impress coaches. The focus - especially those about to be seniors in...
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The Kent Sterling Show
December 11, 2016 - 2:03 pm
Most people would agree NFL tickets are expensive! But not in Cleveland. The Cleveland Browns were 0-12 going into Sunday's game. Mix in the Midwest's winter weather and people won't go to the game when it's practically free. Some tickets for the game were only a buck, but attendance was sparse...
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The Kent Sterling Show
December 06, 2016 - 4:35 am
David Beckham is know for his athletic ability? Let's be honest he's known as a sexy symbol too, and in a new video for UNICEF you see his tattoos come to life. Beckham's body art is on display to draw awareness to violence against children. The technology is pretty cool: -Mike Draup Photo: USA...
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The Kent Sterling Show
December 04, 2016 - 2:33 pm
It's easy to hate on Tom Brady. He has crushed a lot of our favorite NFL teams over the years. He's married to a supermodel. Ugh, right? But he's pretty freakin' impressive. With the Patriots' win over the Rams Sunday, Tom Brady's regular and post-season win total is 201. Until yesterday he was...
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The Kent Sterling Show
December 01, 2016 - 6:34 am
Part of Major League Baseball's new collective bargaining agreement is to ban the use of smokeless tobacco. The agreement is that no new players will be able to use it. Anyone who has played even a single day in the MLB is grandfathered in. Interesting to note that smokeless tobacco has been banned...
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