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Truly Repentant, Rice Deserves Chance

Melissa Jacobs, Sports Illustrated

Turgeon: 'My Style Is Winning'

Thom Loverro, Washington Times

The "best player in baseball" discussion is headed up by two three players who are still not even 25 years old and were rookies in 2012. Though it was probably an uphill ...(full article)

This week, after I wrote a column panning Greg Hardy’s interview with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, I appeared on several radio shows and our own SI Now. Questions were varied but o...(full article)

Let’s remember something about Maryland coach Mark Turgeon — they had to find him on a mountain. That’s where the legend of Mark Turgeon and Maryland basketball b...(full article)

John Harbaugh was a man on a mission Tuesday morning at the annual NFL meetings. He was out to sell the Ravens’ expanded-replay plan that faces a tough road for passage, and,...(full article)

SARASOTA, Fla. — Buck Showalter will be 60 years old in a couple months, a minor inconvenience to which he seems to have given little mind. In fact, brought to his attention ...(full article)

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