Gauze in hand, President Barack Obama walks to his car after the game of basketball Friday at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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That Fat Lip Might Give Obama Some Street Cred

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Ballroom Blitz: Former NFL running back Emmitt Smith won the 2006 Dancing With the Stars competition with his partner, Cheryl Burke. "With Emmitt, it's all about business with him. He wants to practice eight hours a day. He's a hard worker. And you know, we just get on with it," Burke told CNN's Larry King in Nov. 2006. Adam Larkey/AP hide caption

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Sack Or Samba? The Monday Night TV Dance

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Target (right) and Rufus became heroes when they kept a suicide bomber from taking lives in Afghanistan. A third dog, Sasha, was killed in that attack. Johnny Crawford/Atlanta Journal & Constitution/AP hide caption

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A Tragedy That Shouldn't Happen To A Hero Dog

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Trickery On The Football Field: Like Child Abuse?

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San Francisco Orders Up An Angry Meal

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Auburn Tigers quarterback Cam Newton watches a replay of a touchdown run against the Chattanooga Mocs during a Nov. 6, 2010 game at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. Officials at Mississippi State University reported recently that someone claiming to represent Newton demanded $180,000 in exchange for enrolling at the school. Newton's father says he didn't want his son to attend Mississippi State because there he would be, "a rented mule." Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images hide caption

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Should NCAA Rethink Its Stance On Paying Athletes?

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Baltimore Nuns Blessed By A Pittsburgh Baseball Icon

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A Lesson In Campaign Mismanagement

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LeBron James (from left), Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat sit on the bench during a game against the San Antonio Spurs. When James and Bosh joined the Heat this year, the team became a juggernaut of talent. Chris Graythen/Getty hide caption

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After Promotional Circus, Will Miami Pack The Heat?

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How To Destroy Your Political Opponent

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Sideline Viewers: More and more football fans are passing on watching the game from the stadium and instead are cheering on their favorite teams from their sofas. gchutka/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Whither The Live-Sports Fan?

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Mines, Marvels And The Miracle Of 'Los 33'

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Schools Forfeit Games, Putting Safety Above Football

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Sunlight That Transcends Prison Walls

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