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Dexter Fowler unapologetic for criticism of Trump’s travel ban

JUPITER, Fla. – St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler said he did not regret comments he made to ESPN.com last week in which he called attempts by President Donald Trump to institute a travel ban on certain Muslim-majority countries “unfortunate.” Fowler’s wife, Darya, was born in Iran, one of seven countries listed on Trump’s first executive order, which has been rejected by the courts. The president has promised a new executive order this week on immigration. “I gave nothing away. I’m always going to care for my family, and if a question is asked out of concern, I’m going to answer the question truthfully,” Fowler said. “It’s not to hurt anybody. It’s my perspective. It’s unfortunate that people think of things that way, but I believe they’re sensitive. I’m not the sensitive one.” Fowler’s comments stirred up the usual array of reactions on social media: some good, some bad and others vulgar. On Twitter over the weekend, he…

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ESPN’s Basketball Power Index

ESPN’s NBA Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength developed by the ESPN Analytics team. BPI is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance for the rest of the season. BPI represents how many points above or below ave…

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A Racing Mind

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s Feb. 27 Entertainment Issue. Subscribe today! Darlington Raceway on a Wednesday in December…

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