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The Score On Sports With Frank Deford

In this Sept. 15, 1930, photo, coach Knute Rockne puts his football proteges through the first football drill of the season at Cartier Field, South Bend, Ind. Rockne finished his career with an .860 winning percentage and delivered the famous "Win one for the Gipper" speech. AP hide caption

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Atlanta Dream guard Angel McCoughtry (35) passes around Washington Mystics forward Ally Malott (11) in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. Chuck Myers/Landov hide caption

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Bill Madden after receiving the J.G. Spink Award for baseball writers during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 25, 2010. Madden was one of the sports staffers cut in a recent round of layoffs at the New York Daily News. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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The public share to pay for construction of a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium is reportedly $498 million. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up the game ball after a game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., in January. A judge erased Brady's four-game suspension for "deflategate" last week. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Kicker Chandler Catanzaro of the Arizona Cardinals kicks an extra point against the Kansas City Chiefs during a pre-season NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Aug. 15 in Glendale, Ariz. Christian Petersen/Getty Images hide caption

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Serena Williams en route to winning the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Sunday. Tannen Maury/EPA/Landov hide caption

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket Ceremony in Canton, Ohio, on Thursday. The NFL Players Union has sued to get a judge to void Goodell's four-game suspension of Tom Brady in the "deflategate" scandal. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Los Angeles Angel Mike Trout (left) and Washington National Bryce Harper during warmups before the start of an April 2014 baseball game in Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Bryce Harper Or Mike Trout: Are These Two Too Good?

Commentator Frank Deford weighs in on two of the youngest, brightest stars in professional baseball.

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Actor Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Southpaw, a new movie about a junior middleweight boxing champion who faces adversity. Scott Garfield/The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Kelly Hirano, vice president of engineering, demonstrates the Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy contest during a product launch in July in San Francisco. Yahoo has designed this experience for the mobile fantasy player and offers Daily Fantasy, Full Season Fantasy, and real-time sports news and scores as an all-in-one experience. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Head coach Jill Ellis of the United States celebrates with fans after the USA's 5-2 victory against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final in July. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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Reporters and Major League Baseball employees watch a demonstration of new statistics made possible by technology upgrades at baseball stadiums during an April 20 news conference in New York. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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A giant All-Star Game sign at Great American Ballpark during a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals, on May 30 in Cincinnati. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Marcel Granollers (left) and Roger Federer leave the court at the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., last August. Commentator Frank Deford says with all that baggage, tennis needs caddies. Leslie Billman/Ai Wire/Landov hide caption

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