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The Score On Sports With Frank Deford

Super Bowl volunteer Ben Schreiber distributes fan guides to any of the thousands of people who may need them while visiting Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI festivities, in 2012. Chad Ryan/CSM /Landov hide caption

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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

Commentator Frank Deford has cooked up a plan that invokes Tinker Bell for baseball's annual All-Star Game.

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

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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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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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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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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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