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Sweetness And Light

If You Can't Stand The Heat ...

Following in the footsteps of the New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys, the Miami Heat are the new team that Americans love to hate, Frank Deford believes.

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Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel said in a statement: "After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach." Terry Gilliam/AP hide caption

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Ohio State Football Coach Quits Amid Scandal

Jim Tressel, one of college football's most successful coaches, resigned following public and media pressure as the NCAA investigates the Buckeyes for possible rules violations.

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Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant (above) was recently fined $100,000 by the NBA for calling a referee the Fa-word. Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls was fined $50,000 by the league for saying it to a fan. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Joss has his tickets ready for this year's Indy 500 — as he has every year since Harry Truman was president. Alan Petersime/The Indianapolis Star hide caption

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