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Mon, 8 April 2013

Posnanski: Two coaches, two totally different approaches. When Louisville and Michigan play for the national championship on Monday, Rick Pitino and John Beilein will share a moment in history. But how they got there couldn't be more different.

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Sun, 7 April 2013

Posnanski: There's a reason they're called sports miracles. And the reason is that they are so unlikely. So rare. They require EVERYTHING to go right. That's why almost every near miracle ends in anticlimax. Like Wichita State's Final Four run did on Saturday night.

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Fri, 5 April 2013

Posnanski: 50 years ago, Loyola began their run to an historic NCAA championship with a game against an all-white Mississippi State team that almost didn't happen. Loyola's star doesn't remember the game, but he does remember one thing -- a handshake.

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Wed, 3 April 2013

The truth is in sports - especially in college sports - so many of us have just become numb to the methods of coaching. The harder part comes with harder questions like: Where is the line drawn? Just about everybody agrees that Mike Rice crossed. But where?

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Wed, 3 April 2013

Posnanski: Everybody knows that we don't have much patience in America. So with every team having played at least one game in the Majors, here's an updated look at the awards races.

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Sun, 31 March 2013

Posnanski:ÿ But I have to admit, I've felt that way ever since I was 8 years old.ÿ And, no, when you cut through the nonsense, it doesn't matter that the first game is at night or that the Astros are in the American League now or that weird matchups like Reds-Angels will pepper the schedule for six months. So what? Baseball's back.

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Fri, 29 March 2013

Posnanski: The Washington Nationals used to be a laughingstock. And when that happens, where do you even begin to rebuild? And how do they then become baseball's best team in three years? "Step by step, without skipping steps," GM Mike Rizzo says.

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Wed, 27 March 2013

Posnanski: There are a million reasons to love the underdog Florida Gulf Coast basketball story, of course. But the biggest reason? The proof the Eagles are providing that less coaching and more creativity can be a good thing.

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Mon, 25 March 2013

The ability to make long putts (and short ones, for that matter) is one of the strangest and most mysterious forces in all of sports. It takes obvious talents and skills, of course - touch and feel and balance and nerve and an ability to see paths through the grass. But it takes something on top of that, something harder to describe. The young Tiger Woods had that something.

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Thu, 21 March 2013

Posnanski: Theo Epstein never wanted to the baseball super hero who saves franchises in desperate need. It just worked out that way. There's good news for Cubs fans, too. He says the team's on track to end that World Series drought. It just won't be soon.

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Mon, 18 March 2013

Posnanski: The idea, simply enough, is to pick the entire bracket in 68 seconds. No time to look anything up. No time to ponder the deep dark secrets of each team. No time, frankly, to learn even basic information about Liberty or La Salle, like their nicknames.

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Fri, 15 March 2013

What makes Kansas' irrepressible head coach so consistently brilliant? If you ask him, it's a combination of things, some simple and some more nebulous, that breed a consistent drive to win, regardless of the players he's coaching.

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Wed, 13 March 2013

Posnanski: Even if Team USA can't convince MLB viewers to watch the WBC, it doesn't detract from what's become a compelling international event.

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Mon, 11 March 2013

Posnanski: The Blackhawks will define themselves by what they do in the playoffs. Everybody knows that. But there is no doubt that Chicago is ready to fall in love with the Blackhawks. They're falling already.

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Fri, 8 March 2013

The Big Read by Joe Posnanski: The last time the Kansas City Chiefs went looking for a young quarterback to build the future around was 1983. For the last 30 years, they've built their future on quarterbacks on other teams. And yes, this isn't how most teams do business.

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