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Meet The New Boss … Same As The Old Boss

If somehow we could blend the feral abandon of Yasiel Puig, the progressive thinking of Billy Beane, the kid exuberance of Mike Trout, the bullish command of Clayton Kershaw, the advanced metrics of the St. Louis Cardinals, the hot

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Young, Fast, Creative? Not Old Man Baseball

If somehow we could blend the feral abandon of Yasiel Puig, the progressive thinking of Billy Beane, the kid exuberance of Mike Trout, the bullish command of Clayton Kershaw, the advanced metrics of the St. Louis Cardinals, the hot

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With Jerry Jones Still In Charge, Cowboys A Debacle

I was expecting Jerry Jones, a billionaire who owns the highest-valued franchise in the almighty National Football League, to announce a thunderous legal barrage this week. Those wild photos that surfaced of Jerry in risqué poses with strippers —

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Praise Durant For Exiting, Not Risking Career

It’s admirable to believe in God, Mom, apple pie and playing basketball for one’s country, but be real here: This is more about globalizing the NBA brand and showcasing the players’ shoe companies than bleeding patriotism. When Paul George’s

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Fans So Sick Of PEDs, They No Longer Care

The make-me-laugh moment came when a U.S. attorney, Wilfredo A. Ferrer, said this of Biogenesis scoundrel Anthony Bosch and his dirtbag associates after their arrests in south Florida: “These defendants were motivated by one thing: money. The reality was

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Not Worth Risking NBA Careers For Team USA

It’s admirable to believe in God, Mom, apple pie and playing basketball for one’s country, but be real here: It’s more about a player’s shoe company wanting him showcased in a global setting. When Paul George’s right leg landed

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MLB Trade Deadline: Praise For Tigers, Shame On Rays

MLB Trade Deadline Moves Oh, to be In Detroit, where they’re trying to rebuild a bleak, bankrupt city with the good-vibes help of a balls-out, spend-like-the-Qatarians baseball franchise. And, ugh, to be in Tampa Bay, where a team in

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Cheers To Thomas, Who Never Needed The Juice

Frank Thomas once said of me, “I’d like to stick a bat up his ass sideways.’’ My retort was that he probably wouldn’t make contact. This was at a stage in his career when Chicago didn’t love him very

Olympics: Basketball-Men's Gold Medal Game-USA vs ESP

All You Need Is Love, And Story Writes Itself

Trading Andrew Wiggins is not a dilemma. It’s a mandate. Why would Dan Gilbert, a dreamer who is trying to save a decrepit downtown Detroit and a businessman who flew his private jet to Florida so he could grovel

Tony Dungy

Dungy Wrong To Cloud Sam With Personal Beliefs

Tony Dungy always has been admired for his honesty, his open mind, his willingness to reach out and help human beings in difficult circumstances. This is a man who visited Michael Vick in prison, when the rest of the