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Sports 101: Head-games and a head-scratcher

In this Aug. 1, 2012, file photo, Russia’s Sergey Vodopiyanov, right, fights Brazil’s Robenilson Vieira de Jesus, during their men’s bantamweight boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The International Boxing Association’s plan to eliminate headgear, at least on the surface, would make the sport inherently more dangerous.
In this Aug. 1, 2012, file photo, Russia’s Sergey Vodopiyanov, right, fights Brazil’s Robenilson Vieira de Jesus, during their men’s bantamweight boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The International Boxing Association’s plan to eliminate headgear, at least on the surface, would make the sport inherently more dangerous. The Associated Press

In case you missed them, here are some teachable moments from the past seven days:

▪ Boxing headgear increases the chances of a concussion, or so the International Boxing Association says.

▪ Conor McGregor talked a good fight, Nate Diaz fought a better fight.

▪ It’s probably better not to have what Kosta Koufos is having.

▪ Don’t bet against Adam Scott.

▪ Don’t bet on NBA games.

Jeff Caraska

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