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Sports can distract, but they don't heal

Too much has been made about sports' ability to help us deal with tragedy

Originally Published: September 10, 2002
By David Halberstam | Special to Page 2

Editor's note: This column originally was published Sept. 10, 2002. David Halberstam, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, wrote 12 bestsellers, including "Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made," "The Best and the Brightest," "The Powers That Be," "The Reckoning" and "Summer of '49." He occasionally wrote for Page 2. Halberstam died in April 2007 in a traffic accident in Menlo Park, Calif.

The question before us today is sports and tragedy, most particularly Sept. 11. ...

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