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In 18 seasons of coaching Scott Drew has always maintained his composure at the end of the game. He’s never — ever! — run onto the court to celebrate a last-second victory. Well, okay, he confesses, there was that one time. “Everybody on the...
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3 years ago
Athlon Sports: You’re a big sports fan, and I know you’ve kept your home in northern California. But now that you live year-round in New Jersey, have you switched loyalties? Sabathia: Oh, no, I’m still a Raiders fan, no doubt. I can never flip...
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3 years ago
1. Best rotation in history? It might have been the most mind-bending free agent decision ever. Of all the teams to sign Clifton Phifer Lee, who would have guessed it would be the Philadelphia Phillies? After all, the Phillies had traded Lee...
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3 years ago
The delay has shrunk. It’s down to three hours now. That’s not too bad, since the first time, it was six-and-a-half hours. So, progress. Pretty soon, Arsalan Kazemi will be able to fly into Houston and proceed directly to baggage claim, rather...
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3 years ago
Logic, and 100-plus years of baseball history, would suggest that there must be a level of professional baseball at which Bryce Harper meets failure, where he finally encounters pitching he cannot simply overpower, where the 18-year-old prodigy...
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3 years ago
They all want to talk about “The Shot,” or at least it seems that way to Allan Houston. He doesn’t go two days without hearing someone remind him of the most famous moment of his career. The one that altered careers, salvaged reputations and...
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3 years ago
In 1959, Vince Lombardi left his hometown of New York City and set out for tiny Green Bay, Wisc. Taking his first head coaching job with the Packers at the age of 45, Lombardi knew this was his first — and last — chance to make it big. And make...
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4 years ago
Drive for Five Complete, Now It’s Time for a Six Pack Jimmie Johnson’s run of five straight NASCAR Sprint Cup titles will one day be appreciated for the historical feat that it is. While some wonder if Johnson’s domination of NASCAR’s Chase for...
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4 years ago
At the time, it seemed like silly girl talk. Three middle school friends, all on the same club soccer team, made a pact to play together in college and compete for national championships. None of them envisioned it actually happening, though....
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4 years ago
Athlon Sports: Racing has innumerable generational attachments, but it’s pretty rare for two brothers to get to the top. There must be something pretty remarkable in your parents. Is there anything in particular that you learned growing up that,...
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4 years ago
NASCAR’s annual February pilgrimage to Daytona Beach for the 53rd Daytona 500 will be bittersweet for fans, competitors and officials, as this season’s event marks the 10-year anniversary of the death of the great Dale Earnhardt. Earnhardt died...
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4 years ago
Before the 2010 football season started, Joe Dudek decided to do something radical with the running backs he coaches at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H. Well, it wasn’t exactly extreme in terms of a normal ball-carrier’s world, but for Dudek it...
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4 years ago
Tony Rice had a decision to make, and he had to make it in a hurry. Should he pitch the ball to tailback Mark Green, or should he hold on to it himself? USC safety Mark Carrier had made the move to stop the option play, but now the All-America...
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4 years ago
Deep among the hills of the Dominican Republic are a people so poor, so disregarded, they all but don’t exist. Of Haitian origin, they were enticed by offers of good jobs but instead were brought in to work the sugar fields and left to fend for...
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4 years ago
Here he goes again, loading up the roster with a bunch of rookies and heading off in search of great things. He really has no idea how it’s going to work, because how do you teach a bunch of kids barely old enough to vote how to own the big time...
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4 years ago
The Music City Miracle Jan. 8, 2000, Nashville, Tennessee The Wild Card playoff game between the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills was a tense affair from start to finish — but it’s that finish that everyone remembers. With 1:48 to go, no...
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4 years ago
Johnson’s four consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup championships are a feat never achieved in the 61-year history of the sport. Not by the sport’s king, Richard Petty. Not by the sport’s most beloved and ruthless competitor, Dale Earnhardt. And not by...
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4 years ago
He’s already been to the top. Now he’s preparing for the Big Top. After the Heat picked him fifth overall out of Marquette in 2003, Dwyane Wade didn’t take long to become one of the league’s elite players, or a champion. In the 2006 NBA Finals,...
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4 years ago
The Mannings insist there was nothing extraordinary about their upbringing, no special formula or secret methodology meted out inside the palatial 19th century Greek Revival home in New Orleans’ historic Garden District. They prepared well,...
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4 years ago

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