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From Ray Rice to Donald Sterling, TMZ keeps getting very big sports stories
From Ray Rice to Donald Sterling, TMZ keeps getting very big sports stories

With Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice back in the news and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling all over it this week, I have to revisit this post I wrote on TMZ in February, when the Rice-allegedly-knocks-his-then-fiancee-unconscious story first broke. As I say in the piece, for all its journalistic sins, I love the way TMZ refuses to let itself be rolled over by the great hype machines of professional sports. Let the less enterprising and easily intimidated homers in the press corps take their talking points from the home team publicists; TMZ gets video and audio as it did with Rice and Sterling that shows us who some of these athletes and owners are -- beyond the glowing...

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