Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim (above), two days after sexual abuse allegations against a former assistant were made public, and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (below), during a youth leadership event last year, played alongside each other in the 1960s. Nate Shron/Getty Images hide caption

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For Two Old Teammates, Risks Of Loyalty Are Real

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What Black Friday Crowds Are Really Shopping For

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Florida players (from left) Taurean Green, Corey Brewer, Walter Hodge, Joakim Noah and Marreese Speights hold up the Southeastern Conference sign after defeating Arkansas in the SEC basketball tournament championship game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta in 2007. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Frank Deford: In With The South, Out With The East

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America's Stake In A United Europe

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly made a comment that German Chancellor Angela Merkel ate a "second helping of cheese," even though she says she's on a diet.

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Pass The Cheese, Hold The Leader Appearance Jokes

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Fans who are tired of the NBA lockout can get some basketball entertainment from a new show, Lysistrata Jones, which opens on Broadway next month.

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The (Basketball) Show Must Go On

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Siri's answer to the meaning of life is actually kind of impressive.

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It's A Girl! The New iPhone Speaks

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A Phiten necklace flies around the neck of Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Chris Narveson as he throws during Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.

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Baseball's New Bling Is Made For Believers

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It's hard to relate America's love for the NFL to the broader national temperament — but the league now dominates all sports. Here, a young Oakland Raiders fan watches his team on a recent Sunday.

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Football Uber Alles. Uber Alles, Football

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Messages posted on a glass window pay tribute to the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs outside the Apple store in Hong Kong.

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Steve Jobs, Whose Imagination Invited Us To Play

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Despite the popularity of college football, according to Frank Deford, only 14 athletic departments show a profit. Why? Because football has to cover the costs of the college sports that lose money.

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The Luxurious Revenue College Sports Model

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The Chicago Bears showed some skills off the field and on the stage in 1985 when they recorded the "Super Bowl Shuffle." Paul Natkin/NFL via Getty hide caption

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White House Visit No Happy Ending For '85 Bears

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Canceling The School Play Won't Avoid 'Kismet'

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The fifth-graders from L.A.'s Pico Union neighborhood, who rarely get to spend time in nature, say it was the best field trip ever. Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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A New Destination For Kayakers: The L.A. River?

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Fatherhood, Not Testosterone, Makes The Man

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