Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis speaks at a news conference in New Orleans on Monday. The Ravens face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday. It will be Lewis' last game. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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History Joins The 49ers In Opposing Ray Lewis

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Hans Massaquoi told his story in Destined to Witness: Growing up Black in Nazi Germany. The former managing editor of Ebony magazine died on his 87th birthday last Saturday. Matthew P. D'Agostino/AP hide caption

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'Ebony' Editor Began Life Black In Nazi Germany

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According to commentator Frank Deford, Sports Illustrated writer Peter King — shown here during an event at Seton Hall Preparatory Academy in Dec. 2005 — is the champion model of sportswriters. Tim Larsen/AP hide caption

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Sports Calendar's Black Hole Gives Us Time To Reflect On Sportswriters

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It costs more than a penny to make a penny, and more than a dime to make a nickel. Would it make better business sense to simply round up? iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A Thought That's Worth More Than A Penny (Or A Nickel)

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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey lies motionless after he was hit while attempting to catch a pass during a Sept. 23, 2012, game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Heyward-Bey suffered a concussion and neck strain and spent the night in the hospital under observation. Hector Amezcua/AP hide caption

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Love Of Football May Kick America Down The Path Of Ruination

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Cheating Might Buy Home Runs, But No Hall Of Fame

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Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Jack Morris throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees on Oct. 16. Morris is a candidate for the National Baseball Hall of Fame this year. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Steroid Accusations Likely To Bench Baseball Hall Of Fame Candidates

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New Jersey Tries To Horn In On Nevada's Gambling Turf

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Visitors at the Chichen Itza archaeological park in Yucatan state, Mexico, celebrate the end of the Mayan calendar cycle. Even a failed apocalypse has value, in reminding us that life is fragile and unpredictable. Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Mayan Apocalypse: Worthwhile, In Hindsight

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Frank Deford says those who have the potential to reduce the gun violence are people who own guns and who are good sports. LeightonPhotography /iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Time For Gun Owners To Be Good Sports About Gun Restrictions

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Mike Bolt, keeper of the Stanley Cup, takes it off the ice on Dec. 7, 2012, in Vancouver, British Columbia. The NHL lockout enters its 88th day on Wednesday. Darryl Dyck/AP hide caption

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NHL Lockout Leaves Fans Out In The Cold

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The photo that touched many hearts: New York City Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo gives a shoeless man a pair of boots on a frigid night last month. Jennifer Foster/NYPD via Facebook hide caption

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A N.Y. Cop's Good Intentions, Complicated Results

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Carl Pettersson of Sweden putts for birdie on the eighth hole during the final round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, S.C., in April. The long putter he uses is in danger of being banned. Hunter Martin/Getty Images hide caption

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Navel-Gazing: Why Golf Should Embrace Belly Putters

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The satirical news source The Onion named North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un 2012's Sexiest Man Alive. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sexiest Man Alive Gets 'The Onion' Taken Seriously

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