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When Football's Deadly Brutality Outraged America

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Favre Gets A Bye Week — But Will He Ever Say 'Bye?

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A-Rod's New Success: Enough To Put Demons To Rest?

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Baseball Announcers: More Than Just A Voice

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Hockey: Why Can't The NHL Just Keep It Canadian?

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Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after beating Flavia Pennetta of Italy during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York on Tuesday. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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A Fading Champ, But A Champ Still: Muhammad Ali

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High school players will experience more than 40,000 concussions this season. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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