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The Four Horsemen Of The Athletic Apocalypse

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The Dynamic Duo Of Women's College Basketball

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Please, Pop The Phrase 'On The Bubble'

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Watching The Clock: A Sport All Its Own

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LeBron Is Agility And Power, Personified

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A-Rod Confession Shouldn't Have Been A Shocker

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There's No Love In The NFL

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Without Woods, The Sport Of Golf Is In The Rough

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A Merry Super Bowl To All, And To All A Good Game

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Seriously, Don't Take Barkley Too Seriously

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College Football: Unique And Unrepresentative

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The Yankees Are, Once Again, Bad Sports

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The Cautionary Tale Of John Mackey, NFL Star

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Sports Dilemma: Siding With Politicians On Playoffs

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The Stupidest Statistics In The Modern Era

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