INBOX

April 20, 2015

FOR APRIL 6, 2015

I think Lance Armstrong's feeling underappreciated balances the scales of justice; he received plenty of appreciation during his glory days while he was cheating.

Mike Kunkel, Sioux Falls, S.D.

I found Dr. Larry Einhorn's comments regarding Armstrong, in which he suggests that the means justified the end, somewhat disgusting. So it's O.K. to cheat if it does some good? We're not only talking about a cheater but also a man who used his power, money and influence to publicly ruin those who told the truth.

William Consolo Jr., Del Aire, Calif.

Thank you for the balanced article on Armstrong. It is good to see something written about him that recognizes both the huge contribution he has made to cancer research while also not shying away from the negative impact his behavior has had on cycling and his reputation.

Joe Stubel, Isle of Palms, S.C.

Reading Michael Bamberger's book excerpt on Arnold Palmer, I felt as if Palmer was trying to dismantle the good-guy image that has followed him and that has been the theme of many of the profiles about him over the years. I actually preferred this honest and more revealing portrait of him.

Steve Graham, Seattle

COVER

Russell Westbrook aggressive? I think not. The better word would be assertive. What looks to be aggression is simply Westbrook asserting his talent and will over those he is competing against.

Gary Burt

Marble, Minn.

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SCORECARD

Scott Boras worries about the integrity of baseball? What a farce. I take my family to games and drop $100 just for food. Where is the integrity in that? Maybe Boras can try repping hot dogs and concessions that fans will be able to afford!

John McCreavy

Philadelphia

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POINT AFTER

By staying at UCLA to manage the Bruins' gymnastics team rather than going for Olympic gold again in 2016, Jordan Weiber is doing hard work for the greater good.

Bruce Smith

Ventura, Calif.

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