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The agony of defeatnew

The Falcons' loss speaks volumes about the state of Atlanta sports
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Max Blau  |  01-23-2013  |  Sports

Flying Rats Live Another Daynew

My thoughts on the head flying rat are well known: He’s a thug who obstructed the investigation of a double homicide in 2000 and yet somehow is regarded with the same reverence normally reserved for non-murderous professional athletes who’ve enjoyed long careers.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Anthony Mariani  |  01-16-2013  |  Sports

Deserving Second Chances?new

Before the Baltimore Ravens’ playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts, star middle linebacker Ray Lewis announced that he would retire at the end of the season. Lewis has spent 17 years in the NFL at one of the physically toughest positions.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  01-11-2013  |  Sports

Streaky Saintsnew

Drew Brees threw for more than 5,000 yards this season—but he also threw 19 interceptions.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  01-11-2013  |  Sports

Unsportsmanlike Conductnew

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's lawsuit suit proves just how out-of-bounds sports culture has become.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Chris Potter  |  01-09-2013  |  Sports

Pour Some Sugar On Menew

The long, strange history of the Sugar Bowl.
Gambit  |  Ryan Whirty  |  12-24-2012  |  Sports

Bounty Gate Exposed a Messnew

Tagliabue vacated all suspensions of the players, ending most of the protests from the NFLPA and the players involved. This let the NFLPA declare victory.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  12-24-2012  |  Sports

A Vote for Te'onew

The Heisman Trophy will be handed out this Saturday on ESPN. Many believe Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is the frontrunner.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  12-07-2012  |  Sports

Concussions Trump Guns in the NFLnew

NFL shows sympathy for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher; minimal thoughts for his 22-year-old girlfriend Kasandra Perkins after Belcher's act of murder-suicide.
San Diego Reader  |  Patrick Daugherty  |  12-07-2012  |  Sports

Blood Sportnew

Carlos Condit, mixed martial arts' 'Natural Born Killer,' heralds the rise of combat sports in New Mexico.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Joey Peters  |  12-05-2012  |  Sports

Al Horford, yoga buffnew

Hawks center reads Marquez and I watch football while writing about basketball.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Charles Bethea  |  12-05-2012  |  Sports

Ole Miss Leaves MSU with Egg on Its Facenew

Even before Ole Miss’ 41-24 win over Mississippi State last Saturday, Hugh Freeze’s first season as Rebels head coach was a resounding success.
Jackson Free Press  |  JFP Staff  |  11-30-2012  |  Sports

Will N.C. State basketball return to its glory days?new

The Wolfpack's disappearance from the upper echelon of ACC basketball has been long, painful and in some ways surprising. Now, as the 2012–13 season gets under way, the world seems to have turned again.
INDY Week  |  Thad Williamson  |  11-21-2012  |  Sports

Positive hatenew

With the election finally over, friends and families can stop arguing over politics and return to stoking a far more beloved partisan divide: UNC vs. Duke.
INDY Week  |  D.L. Anderson  |  11-21-2012  |  Sports

Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation Comes to Indy!new

"Half the size, twice the violence!" So says the theme to EMWF, and is proved by the wrestlers of their star-studded roster.
NUVO  |  Joey Megan Harris  |  11-08-2012  |  Sports

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