College basketball's snooze season almost done
College basketball's first couple of months are boring, as big-time teams ease into their seasons against weak opponents. But as coaches are breaking in freshmen players, fans suffer.
Highly paid coaches are the cost of big money college football
Nick Saban's new contract will cost the University of Alabama some $7 million a year. In Tuscaloosa, the football coach who's won three national titles represents a good return on investment.
Why do pro athletes recover before you do?
It's a mystery: When we twist our ankle playing tennis, it can take weeks to heal, but when a pro athlete does it, he often misses barely a beat.
Eyes on the ball? 10 of the craziest college basketball courts
Feast your eyes -- or avert them, depending on your taste in unconventional basketball court designs. With college hoops season right around the corner, we take a look at some of the most unusual basketball floors around the country.
Day before playoff game, 2 high school football players killed in crash
A day before they were to compete in a high school football playoff game, two Sharon High players were killed in a car crash that also left a third man dead.
Shakeups sure to leave good teams out of BCS title game
There’s plenty of football yet to be played this season, during which things have had a way of going wrong for the front-runners. Nevertheless, more than one good team is going to be left home to soothe its hurt feelings and be relegated to a lesser bowl.
Fins’ Incognito deserves banning
No matter the job, a line still exists between acceptable and unacceptable behavior, between behavior that creates a productive work environment and a hostile one, and Miami Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito crossed that line in his treatment of Jonathan Martin.
As the World Series ends, let's consider shortening games
World Series games, which once started about the time lunch was served, now begin long after dinner has been finished and the dishes washed and put away. Today’s night games, if you live in the Eastern time zone, can stretch into the next day.
Sox prove ‘team’ still matters
In winning the World Series, the Red Sox proved that the right manager and the right locker room atmosphere can turn a bunch of nobodies into champions.
107-year-old Red Sox fan hoping for 1918 all over again
Obeline Biron has been a Red Sox fan for almost 100 years. One of her first vivid memories of the Red Sox is when they won the World Series in 1918.
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