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Let's Separate The Schoolin' From The Sports

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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'™re 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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Watch The Throne: Not so long ago Michael Jordan was the GOAT. Now, there's a groundswell to ordain LeBron James as the greatest-of-all-time basketball player. Fred Jewell/Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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No. 1s: The Latest Greatest Of All Time

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Indiana Fever guard Erin Phillips (right) drives past Phoenix Mercury forward DeWanna Bonner during the first half of their WNBA basketball game Aug. 25. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Ladies, Want Women's Sports To Get More Attention? Pony Up

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Jackie Robinson during spring training at Vero Beach, Fla., in March 1956. It would be Robinson's 10th and last year with the Brooklyn Dodgers. AP hide caption

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The Pitch For More No. 42s

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Tiger Woods spends some time on the driving range during Monday's practice round for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Tiger At The Masters: The Juncture Of Exhilaration And Peril

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Some say baseball is too slow and doesn't appeal to young people. Not Frank Deford. Rodolfo Arguedas/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Baseball Isn't Dead; It Just Takes More Work To Appreciate

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This photo illustration released by Adidas shows the uniforms for NCAA basketball teams (from left) University of Cincinnati, University of Kansas, University of Notre Dame, Baylor University, UCLA and the University of Louisville. Aaron Hewitt/AP hide caption

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It's Been An Ugly Year For College Basketball

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School Bands Should Not Be Entertainment Adjunct For Sports

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