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The Sterling Stall Threatens Clippers’ Future

Not to suggest that the Los Angeles justice system is vulnerable to bribery — never, ever would I have a reason to go there — but let’s say Donald Sterling decided to write a fat check. Or cash in

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Life Stuff Behind Him, McIlroy Eyes Pantheon

It’s daunting enough in one’s middle age to deal with lawyers, business deals and shattered romantic relationships. If Rory McIlroy has survived his trials of fire in his 20s, then I’m liking his odds of winning more in the

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Anarchy Will Further Corrupt College Sports

How would you like me to react when the commissioner of the Big 12 conference, Bob Bowlsby, says matter of factly that “cheating pays’’ in college athletics and that minor sports programs might be eliminated because no one in

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Tiger Reduced To Begging For Ryder Cup Berth

It would be easy enough to dump him into a spam bucket, or banish him to cloud storage. If we’re squarely in a 21st-century world now, didn’t Tiger Woods say “Hello, World’’ back in 1996? When he last won

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Why Tiger Can’t Merely Show Up For Majors

It would be easy enough to dump him into a spam bucket, or banish him to cloud storage. If we’re squarely in a 21st-century world now, didn’t Tiger Woods say “Hello, World’’ back in 1996? When he last won

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Jeter To Trout Is The Dream, But Be Cautious

The urge should be resisted, not only for your sake and my sake but for Mike Trout’s sake. Haven’t two decades of celebrating and falling in love with athletes, only to see them tarnished by scandal, reminded us not

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LeBron’s Homecoming All About Image, Big Business

It is beautifully reassuring, in this era of egomaniacal athletes forgetting their roots and their peeps and even what day it is, that LeBron James is returning to Cleveland. We will call it The Revision, a much smarter approach

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Behind The Melo-drama: Bulls Never Close Deal

What was most remarkable about NBA free agency — which, in the realm of reality TV, sure beats dueling real-estate brokers and what’s left of the Kardashians — is the idea that Carmelo Anthony comes out with considerably more

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Even The Futbol Haters Loved This World Cup

The world did not end in Brazil, contrary to original concerns. What it did was awaken and sometimes tremble, in ways thought unimaginable just a month ago. We were introduced to futbol as an exciting, attacking brand of entertainment,

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LeBron Can Go Home — And Had No Choice

The absurdity of it all crystallized on Day 10 of The LeBronathon, unless it was Day 11. That is when the TV network that has helped make LeBron James’ latest career drama an exercise in absurdity declared that it