Nine Years Later, Revisiting Duquesne Men's Basketball Shooting
On Sept. 17, 2006, five members of the Duquesne University men's basketball team were shot after leaving a dance on the Duquesne campus in Pittsburgh. A recent shooting provoked Bill Littlefield to revisit those circumstances.
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After serving a 162-game suspension, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is returning to Major League Baseball. While most of the media go crazy over A-Rod's recent handwritten apology, Only A Game's Karen Given instead explains why she's grateful to have the former star back in the spotlight.
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The nation's most popular game ended with history's most popular television production on Sunday. But Bill Littlefield is still thinking about something the NFL's commissioner said before the Super Bowl began.
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The NFL has determined 11 of the 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots during their AFC Championship victory were underinflated, ESPN reports. Only A Game's Doug Tribou looks at the "lighter" side of the controversy.