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Sports

Jets’ Aboushi a rare Palestinian-American in NFL

New York Jets’ Oday Aboushi talks to the media in the locker room after NFL football rookie minicamp in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) by Dennis Waszak Jr. FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The congratulatory messages flooded Oday Aboushi’s Twitter page for a few days after he was drafted by the New York Jets two weeks ago. Many were happy to see the hometown kid from the New York borough of Staten Island starting his NFL career close to his family and friends. It was the other tweets, first dozens and then hundreds, from places such as Dubai and Saudi Arabia that made the enormity of the situation really sink in.

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Opinion

Jay-Z is this generation's Jackie Robinson

JAY-Z by Dion Rabouin ATLANTA (RTNS)–Sports writers have long lamented the lack of seminal sports figures in today’s game. Folks say athletes willing to take a stand like Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali are conspicuously missing in this generation.