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MMA in Indy: The state of the cagenew

From barely legal to strict strict, how gaming commissions have cracked down on Mixed Martial Arts over the years.
NUVO  |  David Beck  |  08-24-2012  |  Sports

UNC's Football Scandal Has Roots in Decisions Made 60 Years Agonew

Raising admissions standards for athletes dramatically means accepting the fact that you likely won't win too many games, let alone a championship.
INDY Week  |  Thad Williamson  |  08-23-2012  |  Sports

Running Shoes: Support and Cushionsnew

The only things a good runner needs for a race—or any run—are a good pair of shoes and some light, breathable, moisture-repelling garments.
Jackson Free Press  |  Sara Sacks  |  08-13-2012  |  Sports

The Right Fuelnew

For serious runners and athletes, working out is a way of life rather than a means to an end.
Jackson Free Press  |  Sara Sacks  |  08-05-2012  |  Sports

Oakland A's Pull Racially Insensitive Adnew

After an outcry from East Bay Latinos, the team covered up a giant billboard on I-880 that many viewed as being racist.
East Bay Express  |  Steven Tavares  |  07-31-2012  |  Sports

St. Elmo's Fuegonew

Santa Fe's minor league mascot knocks it outta the park.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Enrique Limon  |  07-25-2012  |  Sports

Jim Irsay's blackout gambitnew

Hitting Colts Nation where it lives - on the couch.
NUVO  |  David Hoppe  |  07-19-2012  |  Sports

Atlanta's Olympic legacynew

When Atlanta was awarded the Olympics 22 years ago, it was forever changed. For better or worse is still being debated.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Max Blau  |  07-19-2012  |  Sports

Fast cars, sketchy women, Cuban lawsuits and sleazy

What will it take to slow down Aroldis Chapman?
Cincinnati CityBeat  |  James McNair and C. Trent Rosecrans  |  07-16-2012  |  Sports

Thrift and Thumpingnew

An afternoon with Cleveland's next best hope for a champion.
Cleveland Scene  |  Vince Grzegorek  |  07-12-2012  |  Sports

Bien Jugado, Espananew

Italy began the match equaling Spain in possession and half-chances, but within 10 minutes the Spanish were asserting their authority in midfield and attack.
NUVO  |  David Kingsworthy  |  07-02-2012  |  Sports

Votto's Monster Season Going Under the Radarnew

Joey Votto should be the face of baseball right now. He should be the biggest name in the game, there should be cameras following his every move, national TV commercials and the talking heads on TV saying "Votto" so much that you’d think it was a verb.
Cincinnati CityBeat  |  C. Trent Rosecrans  |  06-25-2012  |  Sports

Pickup Basketballnew

After spending ungodly hours watching the NBA this playoff season, it's time to get off your ass, lace up your sneakers, and get on the court.
San Antonio Current  |  Matt Stieb  |  06-20-2012  |  Sports

The Meteoric Rise and Fall of a Wave-Ridernew

Rising San Diego surf star Chris O'Rourke died from cancer in 1981. He was so good, surfing photographer Kirk Lee Aeder recently wrote book about him.
San Diego Reader  |  Joe Deegan  |  06-14-2012  |  Sports

Will Brain Damage Kill Football?new

Military combat personnel in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars may suffer the same kind of brain damage as professional football players.
San Diego Reader  |  Don Bauder  |  06-14-2012  |  Sports

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