Sweetness And Light Sweetness And Light The Score On Sports With Frank Deford

Metro Meteor, a retired racehorse, stands with owners Ron and Wendy Krajewski and one of his paintings at Motters Station Stables in Rocky Ridge, Md., earlier this year. Jeffrey B. Roth/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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This year, there are three college players being called "the next LeBron James." Meanwhile, many are speculating about where the first LeBron James, now playing for the Miami Heat, will be next season. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (left) and tackle Jonathan Martin stand on the field during practice in Davie, Fla. Martin left the NFL after he faced harassment from Incognito that his lawyer said went "beyond locker-room hazing." Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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"In our world of global entertainment ... passports don't matter and ... taste trumps nationalism," says Frank Deford. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Frank Deford to football players: Get more creative when you win, please. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Shadows of journalists are seen next to a FIFA logo after a recent press conference on controversy swirling around 2022 World Cup construction projects in Qatar. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Straight Dope: The use of steroids and blood doping traces back at least into the 1970s. Robert Byron/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad swims toward shore in Key West, Fla., on Sept. 2, the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage. She arrived at the beach about 53 hours after beginning her swim in Havana. J Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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A gay-rights activist chants slogans during a demonstration in front of the Russian Consulate in New York on July 31. Gays in the United States and elsewhere are outraged by Russia's intensifying campaign against gay-rights activism. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Television personality Regis Philbin participates in a Fox Sports 1 press event to launch the new show Crowd Goes W!ld. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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