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  • So far, Big 12 holding its own

    The Big 12 Conference hasn't dominated the 2013-14 bowl season, but its teams have definitely held their own.

    January 3, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg 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.

    December 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg 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.

    December 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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.

    November 13, 2013

  • Austin Peay.jpg 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.

    November 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • players-killed-vigil.jpg 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.

    November 11, 2013 3 Photos

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg 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.

    November 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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.

    November 11, 2013

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg 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.

    October 31, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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.

    October 31, 2013

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