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Flip This: Johnny Manziel Only Ready For NFL Bench

If I had a dollar for every time Johnny Manziel said he had “a lapse of judgment,’’ I’d be rich enough to rub my fingers together and do his money-grab gesture. Point is, the episodes keep happening, even when

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Show Me The Mo’ne: Yet Another Social Milestone

The barriers keep falling. Sport is omnipotent that way. In a summer when the openly gay Michael Sam is sacking NFL quarterbacks and Becky Hammon became the NBA’s first full-time women’s assistant coach, here we have Mo’ne Davis —

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Vehicular Homicide: Throw Book At Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart murdered a man on a dirt track. There is no other way to describe the horrific scene during a sprint race in upstate New York, where competitive racing flipped the psycho switch to road rage in the

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Memo to Golfing World: Get Out Of Rory’s Way

There was a parting in the dark clouds that allowed a peek of light at dusk, a celestial walkway, if you will, for Rory McIlroy to find even higher ground. Full of bounce and nerve, he wasn’t bothered by

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Paying Athletes Won’t Stop College Corruption

It’s a hiccup disguised as a landmark decision, a few crumbs thrown at athletes who arguably deserve healthier portions of collegiate sport’s multi-billion-dollar greed pie. But even if the best football and basketball players in major programs receive merely

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LeBron, The Reboot: How Many Titles And When?

To build the coveted colossus known as a superteam, organizations usually need so much time, luck, money and deft maneuvering that it rarely happens in American sports. LeBron James Inc. made it happen in about a month. He did

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In ESPN Dramas, Skipper Not Much Of A Captain

A cable subscriber pays $6.04 each month to watch ESPN, whether it’s a diehard fan, an Al Gorithm metrics geek or a little old lady in Pasadena who doesn’t know Yasiel Puig from Miss Piggy. If that charge is

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Bitter End Inevitable For Broken-Down Tiger

His Ryder Cup worthiness, his would-be pairing with Phil Mickelson at the PGA Championship, his anticipated return to the site (Valhalla) of a stirring triumph, his capability of winning another major championship one of these weeks or months or

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Roger Goodell Has Lost Control Of Chaotic NFL

Whatever happened in the elevator is visible in a videotape. The NFL has seen it, as has the prosecutor, and I have great difficulty believing any amount of bribe money or political influence would cause Roger Goodell and Maryland

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This Is No Movie: Beane Going For Jugular

As you may or may not know and may or may not care, the “Moneyball’’ movie was filled with convenient Hollywood embellishments. Those A’s won 103 games. They had the league MVP in Miguel Tejada and gifted young rotation