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June 14, 2010
Thank you for the series of articles regarding soccer. They showed the global nature of the sport, which is played by people from all walks of life in all different environments and has a way of uniting populations. My one regret is that the majority of people in the U.S. only pay attention to the beautiful game every four years.
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June 14, 2010


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Chuck Chubbuck, Stow, Ohio

There are two ways an athlete can respond to a rise in fame and fortune. The first is the Roethlisberger Response, whereby he uses his wealth and status for selfish purposes. While reading this issue, I learned about the rare Drogba Response, whereby an athlete uses his wealth and status to help end a civil war and build a hospital. Which one would you rather have on your team?

Paul Prior, Whitby, Ont.

Another Tour of Duty

Although the WTA has become a popularity contest, everyone should admire the comeback of Justine Henin (The New Adventures of Old Justine, May 24). She wins with mental toughness and class rather than ear-deafening grunts, and I wish her future success both on and off the court.

Sam Bachelder

Wenham, Mass.

Still Going Strong

It was refreshing to read Lee Jenkins's article about Grant Hill of the Suns, a true gentleman and an inspiration to anyone who has worked his way back from an injury (His Time Is Now, May 24). Hill has no regrets, even though injuries have likely wiped out his Hall of Fame chances. Here's hoping he has a few more years in the tank before entering a wholly different arena: politics.

Luis Vega, Brooklyn

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