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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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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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Sweetness And Light

Whither The Live-Sports Fan?

Why break the bank buying pricey tickets to a game when you can watch it at home on a high definition TV? Frank Deford ponders this and more.

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