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From Manziel to LeBron to the RNC, the "Mistake by the Lake" has reason to smile again.
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Tue, 24 September 2013
So, yeah, I don’t like the sacrifice bunt. I don’t like the way it’s scored. I don’t like the way managers use it. I don’t like percentages. I don’t like people’s hyper-eagerness to just give away an out, like it’s nothing, like it is actually worth just one base. I suspect I’ll be talking about…
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Mon, 23 September 2013
A fantastic point here made by Tom Tango, and I have to admit that it has made me (for the nine millionth time) rethink the Baseball Hall of Fame. As you might have heard, Fangraphs asked a bunch of writers to name the three best eligible players not in the Hall of Fame. They asked the writers…
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Fri, 20 September 2013

How, exactly, did the Dodgers go from buried in last place three months ago to 2013's first division winner?

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Thu, 19 September 2013
Traditions become traditions the same way that people win dance marathons. Traditions simply outlast detractors. A tradition simply keep going, through all of the “that’s stupid” and “we should stop doing that” and “can’t we just find something new?” that everyone casts its way. Tradition’s aren’t necessarily SMARTER or BETTER than the fads that disappear.…
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Thu, 19 September 2013

It was Norton’s fate to linger just beneath the great fighters of his day.

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Wed, 18 September 2013
Well, it’s Sept. 17 … and the Kansas City Royals have a shot at the postseason. It’s a bit of a longshot, sure. They are 2 1/2 games behind Texas in the wildcard standings right now, which is hardly insurmountable (especially the way the Rangers are playing). But they also have Cleveland and Baltimore ahead…
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Tue, 17 September 2013
Not too long ago, I was working on a project that (sadly) never quite got off the ground — it was a project to explore why we still love sports. Here we are surrounded by the horror of concussions and NCAA hypocrisy and PED use and countless other unsavory things … but we still love…
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Fri, 13 September 2013

Pete Carroll's positive, profound approach to football makes him unlike any other coach in the NFL.

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Fri, 13 September 2013
There is really no doubt at all that Derek Jeter will return and play baseball in 2014. People talk about retirement and legacies and Willie Mays falling down in the outfield — and I’m sure there will be more of that talk all offseason — but I’m willing to wager you won’t hear Derek Jeter…
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Thu, 12 September 2013
The Baltimore Orioles are, in most ways, a better baseball team than they were last year. – Last year, they scored 712 runs. This year, they are on pace to score 760. – Last year, they gave up 705 runs. This year, they are on pace to give up a similar 712. – Last year,…
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Tue, 10 September 2013
With his win over Novak Djokovic at the U.S. Open on Monday, Rafael Nadal may have seized the mantle as the best player of a generation that also includes Roger Federer.
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Fri, 6 September 2013
Anything can happen on the football field -- especially when Peyton Manning is under center.
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Thu, 5 September 2013

Denver likes its quarterback, Peyton Manning. But it won't revere him until he brings home a title.

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Tue, 3 September 2013

Hard as it may be to believe, even if he never plays another down, Tim Tebow has had a better NFL career than nearly all of the 15 other Heisman Trophy winning QBs of the past 25 years.

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Thu, 29 August 2013

Bob Davie, Ty Willingham and Charlie Weis all failed after initial success at Notre Dame. What will set Brian Kelly apart? "He understands us," his players say.

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