Sweetness And Light

Sweetness And LightSweetness And Light

The Score On Sports With Frank Deford

Duke freshman Austin Rivers, seen here in the Blue Devils' loss to Lehigh in the NCAA tournament, is leaving school for the NBA draft. The trend of athletes spending only one year in college has hurt the sport, says Frank Deford. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine watches over a baseball spring training workout. David Goldman/AP hide caption

itoggle caption David Goldman/AP

Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors poses in the dressing room after he scored 100 points in a game against the New York Knickerbockers on March 2, 1962. Paul Vathis/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Paul Vathis/AP

Senior Cory Weissman (center) of Gettysburg College, takes his second free-throw shot in a Division III Centennial Conference game against Washington College. Tommy Riggs/Gettysburg College hide caption

itoggle caption Tommy Riggs/Gettysburg College

Delaware's Elena Delle Donne, seen here during a game against Princeton, made headlines when she turned her back on the University of Connecticut. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Mel Evans/AP

Ahead of signing day, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham of Springfield, Mo., was the highest-ranking recruit who had yet to announce his college choice. Here, he visits a basketball game at the University of Missouri. L.G. Patterson/AP hide caption

itoggle caption L.G. Patterson/AP

After former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's death was announced Sunday, fans paid their respects at a Paterno statue on campus. Paterno exerted a rare amount of control in his decades coaching football, says Frank Deford. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Patrick Smith/Getty Images

"It's not that I've fallen out of love; I've actually never liked sports, and I never understood how I became an athlete," Serena Williams said recently, according to TennisNow.com. "I don't like working out; I don't like anything that has to do with working physically." Tertius Pickard/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Tertius Pickard/AP

Even if you don't watch ESPN's Monday Night Football, you help to pay for it if you're a cable subscriber. ESPN's monthly fees are the highest in the business. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

A woman inspects crowns of the Holy Roman Empire at a museum in Berlin. Much like that regime, the Bowl Championship Series is full of ornate pageantry — and also fails to live up to its name, Frank Deford says. AP hide caption

itoggle caption AP