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This Sporting Life: The News Cycle

Updated: July 14, 2009, 3:42 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | Page 2

Violent madness this week, and plenty of it. Retired fighter Arturo Gatti murdered in his bed? On the same day they buried former quarterback Steve McNair -- himself murdered a week earlier? Both men allegedly done in by women they "loved"? And both fatally undone by what our grandparents would have called, without irony, "crimes of passion"?

Really?

That's crazy. And while it's impossible to say yet whether all this high-profile terror and violent crime tips the scales toward ...

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