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Earthquake puts sports into perspective

In the wake of Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami, espnW's Amanda Rykoff, a sports fiend who has a special connection to Japan, turns her attention to matters of greater import.

Updated: March 11, 2011, 4:58 PM ET
By Amanda Rykoff

It's a huge weekend of college basketball conference championships. Selection Sunday is just two days away. The NFL is at a crossroads, on the brink of a work stoppage. Spring training is in full swing. In fact, I'm heading down to Tampa tomorrow for a trip to cover baseball and the NCAA tournament, my two favorite March pastimes. This is a great weekend to be a sports fan and a sports writer. But it all feels small and unimportant right now in the wake of Friday's devastating earthquake, which ...

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