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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How About A Gold Medal For Human Rights For Gay People?

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Tennis Fans: A Stadium Roof Is Coming. So Is Regis Philbin

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Pete Rose Should Enter The Hall Of Fame With Ichiro Suzuki

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Dick Kazmaier of Princeton University poses with the Heisman Trophy at New York's Downtown Athletic Club before the official presentation in 1951. Kazmaier, the last Ivy Leaguer to win the Heisman Trophy, died on Thursday. John Rooney/AP hide caption

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Dick Kazmaier, 'A Honey Of A Guy'

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Why Would You Volunteer For Next Year's Super Bowl?

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NCAA Should 'Bolster And Reinforce' African-American Players

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Davis says that in his opinion, Roger Maris (above) is the all-time home run record holder. Maris hit 61 homers in 1961. AP hide caption

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Clap If You Believe In Roger Maris

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference at the NFL football spring meetings in Boston two months ago. Can he save our American sport from becoming a gladiator game? Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Football Needs A Guardian, Not A CEO

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Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine on day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 26. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images hide caption

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Roger Federer: Leave While He's Good Or Play Because He Can?

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Let's Separate The Schoolin' From The Sports

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Two fans catch a nap during a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals last month in Milwaukee. Tom Lynn/Getty Images hide caption

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Tick Tock: Make The Serve, Pitch, Putt Or Shot

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In basketball, as in life, we may dutifully celebrate the aggregate, but we'¬ôre always spellbound by the exceptional. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Basketball: The 'Ultimate Contradiction'

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Write This Down: Keeping your own score does not make you more noble, says Frank Deford. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Take Golf Out Of The Rough, Into The 21st Century

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One More Swing: 'Casey At The Bat'

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David Beckham spent six years in the U.S. with the LA Galaxy before returning to Europe earlier this year. Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Backing Becks: Don't Knock The Soccer Star's Talents

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