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Running up score raises sportsmanship questions

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There are five minutes left on the clock and the opposing team scores, again. The score is 7-0, the latter your team’s score. The teams are obviously unevenly matched, but the rival team keeps running up the score anyway. Is the team displaying poor sportsmanship? Should they stop scoring out of pity? Celine Coy, Academy of the Holy Names junior varsity soccer coach, is very familiar with the issue of teams running up the score. ...

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