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Sweetness And Light
2:46 am
Wed December 17, 2014

What's A Sportsman Anyway?

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner was named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.
David J. Phillip AP

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 10:29 am

Sports Illustrated named its sportsman of the year the other day, Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants, which reminded me once again that you only hear the word "sportsman" anymore about the time when Sports Illustrated names its Sportsman of the Year. The term seems so archaic that it would be as if Time magazine annually chose a Gentleman of the Year.

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The Two-Way
10:41 am
Tue December 16, 2014

FIFA Dismisses U.S. Lawyer's Appeal On Handling Of World Cup Report

FIFA, soccer's governing body, said an appeal by an American lawyer who spent two years investigating allegations of corruption in the bidding process for the World Cup is inadmissible.

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Sports
6:34 pm
Sun December 14, 2014

7 Chaotic Hours Behind The Scenes At NFL RedZone

Inside the control room, dozens of monitors allow the production team to keep an eye on the live games and the available replays and graphics.
Becky Sullivan NPR

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 12:17 pm

Today, like every Sunday in the fall, millions of Americans are tuning in to watch some of the country's most popular sport: football.

And for several million of them, your regular ol' football game isn't fast-paced enough: They're tuning in to NFL RedZone.

NFL RedZone is the frenetic channel run by the NFL Network that, for seven hours straight, switches between football games in an endeavor to show every single score of as many as 12 simultaneous games.

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Sports
6:47 am
Sun December 14, 2014

The Week In Sports: The NFL Rewrites Its Conduct Code

Originally published on Sun December 14, 2014 11:18 am

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The Two-Way
8:20 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota Wins Heisman Trophy

University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is the winner of this year's Heisman Trophy by a landslide. It's the first win for the Ducks.

The Associated Press reports:

"A pinpoint passer with wide-receiver speed, Mariota came into his junior the season as the favorite to win the Heisman and delivered a performance that turned the presentation ceremony into a foregone conclusion.

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Sports
7:12 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Olympic Reforms, Cubs Gain Lester: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 1:21 pm

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Sports
4:16 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

How Good Can Young NFL Quarterbacks Really Be?

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 5:16 pm

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Sports
4:18 am
Fri December 12, 2014

In The NFL's 'Factory Of Sadness,' All Hope Rests On Johnny Football

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 6:02 am

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Goats and Soda
3:35 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

As Ebola Cases Drop, Liberia's Soccer Fans Are Back In The Zone

At the Arsenal video club, men sit shoulder to shoulder. But some still say it's too dangerous to go in because of Ebola.
John W. Poole NPR

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 6:13 pm

The sun has set in Liberia's eastern border town of Ganta, and the red dirt roads are humming with motorbikes and boomboxes.

As Ebola starts to lose ground in the West African country, life is slowly returning to normal. Liberia's nightlife, which stalled after officials declared a state of emergency in early August, is gradually picking up. And the hangouts where Liberians pay a small fee to watch soccer are once again packed with fans.

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Sports
10:58 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Judge Rules Disputed Oklahoma High School Football Game Won't Be Replayed

A screen capture from the Nov. 28 Douglass-Locust Grove high school football playoff game that ended in controversy.
NewsOK.com YouTube

Oklahoma County District Judge Bernard Jones has denied a request by Douglass High School in Oklahoma City to replay a disputed playoff game against Locust Grove.

In his ruling Thursday morning, Jones said even though Douglass’s request was rooted in equity, it’s impossible to make sure that replaying any part of the Nov. 28 game would be fair to all involved.

There is simply no way to fully and completely replicate the events and conditions of the disputed quarterfinal in such a way that would alleviate any and all anxiety or question of fairness.

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