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Top 10 Bizarre Super Bowl Plays

Brian Colella, RealClearSports

SB 50 Stories You're Sure to Get Sick Of

Brian Costello, New York Post

Top 10 Athletes Who Went Out on Top

Brian Colella, RealClearSports

Sudden Death? No Special Teams?

Chris Burke, Sports Illustrated

Designated Hitter Levels Playing Field

Anthony Castrovince, mlb.com

The Super Bowl is regularly one of the most-watched television events of the year, which means everything that happens during the game is magnified. Previously unknown players can ...(full article)

The Super Bowl means more than just the biggest football game of the year has arrived. It means high-priced ads, an over-the-top halftime show and a week of endless, sometimes mind...(full article)

While nothing is official yet, speculation is peaking that Peyton Manning could be playing in his last game when he and his Denver Broncos face off against Cam Newton and the Car...(full article)

The divisional round was a quartet of entertaining games, all of which ended with one-possession differences on the scoreboard. But because the NFL can’t seem to stay out of its ...(full article)

Arguments for and against the designated hitter in Major League Baseball are as old as the position itself. And by now, those arguments are well established and, frankly, very, ver...(full article)

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