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Adman Was King Of The One-Liners, But Knew Where To Draw The Line

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Choosing To Stay When 'Tell Me More' Ends

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Referee Mendy Rudolph officiates a Knicks-Pistons game in 1971. Refs often say it's best to go unnoticed, but an official who "makes a call with vigor and elan is really a beautiful part of the game," says Frank Deford. AP hide caption

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Don't Overlook The Unsung Umpire; Referees Can Be Pretty, Too

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A School Lunch Denied Prompts Powerful Action In A World Of Words

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Newscaster Barbara Walters prepares for her debut on ABC's evening news on October 4, 1976. ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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'Too Crisp And Self-Assured?' Take It As A Compliment, Ladies

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Comcast Corp. chairman Brian Roberts signed an agreement this month that secures U.S. broadcast rights for NBC Universal through 2032. Arnaud Meylan/AP hide caption

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The Olympics: A Modern Day World's Fair (And Money Magnet)

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If Match.com and MLB's new collaboration works out, more couples could be rounding first base on the kiss cam. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Love Your Profile, Take Me Out To The Ball Game?

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If you've flown, you've very likely also thumbed through the SkyMall catalog stuffed in the seat pocket. The catalog's captive audience is reported to be nearly 20 million readers. iStockphoto hide caption

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Want A Tour Of The American Psyche? Flip Through SkyMall

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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling at a game against the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 7, 2012, in Los Angeles. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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Bad Behavior From A Sports Franchise Owner? That's Not New

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Home Of Second City Comedy Ranks First In Humor

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Frank Deford says there'll never be another Tiger Woods of any sport. Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Everything, Tiger Will Always Be No. 1

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"Tie" has a limp, but seems conspicuously spirited and friendly after her race down the Metro-North Hudson Line. Meredith Daniels/New York MTA via AP hide caption

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Dog Races The Rails To Manhattan — And Wins New Yorkers' Hearts

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Time To Root, Root, Root For Final Innings

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Firefighters salute the funeral procession for Lt. Ed Walsh, a Boston firefighter who died in a nine-alarm fire late last month. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Firefighters Face Danger Head On (Whomever They're Rescuing)

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