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LZ Granderson: Sports can't be the fantasy world we use to avoid reality

LOS ANGELES - Before talking about Dan Le Batard's recent comments regarding ESPN's apolitical stance post-Jemele Hill, I first want to share a story about my friend Gwen Ifill, who passed away from cancer shortly after the 2016 election.

The last time I saw her alive we were in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. I was covering the general election for ABC and she was there for "PBS NewsHour." For those who don't know, Ifill was a giant in the industry. In addition to receiving countless awards, in 2004 she became the first

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