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5:29 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Ohio State Football Player's Death Draws Attention To Head Injuries

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 6:28 pm

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5:29 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Proposal Would End Football At University Of Alabama-Birmingham

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 6:28 pm

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7:05 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Actor Mickey Rourke Takes Another Jab At Boxing

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 7:27 am

At age 62, actor Mickey Rourke last week returned to his other love: boxing.

He fought a match in Moscow and won.

True, some dismissed his opponent.

He's described by the Daily Mail as a man who's lost 9 of 10 pro matches and is homeless.

Still Rourke won, and said of returning to the ring, "It's better to live in fear than go on in shame."

He plans more fights in Russia, though there's no word when he faces Vladimir Putin.

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The Two-Way
8:29 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Missing Ohio State Football Player Found Dead, Police Say

An Ohio State University student who went missing Wednesday was found dead Sunday, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say.

The Associated Press reports that Kosta Karageorge, 22, was a senior defensive tackle on the OSU football team and a former Buckeyes wrestler.

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Sports
12:29 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Happy Birthday To Joltin' Joe — Who Didn't Even Like Baseball

A young Joe DiMaggio was a hitter for hire, playing with whatever local ball club could pay him. Then his semi-pro successes brought him to the San Francisco Seals, and from there to the major leagues — and the rest is history.
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Sports heroes are supposed to play for the love of the game, at least at first, even if the money comes later and fame becomes its own pastime. Rare is the star athlete who just falls into it — who does it because he doesn't have anything better to do.

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Sports
8:07 am
Sun November 30, 2014

The Week In Sports: NBA's Losers Steal The Headlines

Originally published on Sun November 30, 2014 12:44 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Time now for sports. There are two kinds of people in sports. There are winners, and there are losers. The winners get the fame, the fortune, not to mention all of the attention. And the losers, well, they get Mike Pesca. Hi, Mike.

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Sports
7:46 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Honoring His Grandfather, Boy Breaks Baseball News

Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 12:05 pm

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Sports
7:46 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Why Clif Bar Dropped Athletes In Dangerous Sports

Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 12:05 pm

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Sports
7:46 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Ray Rice Can Play Pro Football Again, But Will He?

Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 12:05 pm

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Simon Says
5:42 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Helmets Aren't Always Enough To Keep Players Safe

Cricketer Phillip Hughes celebrates a score in 2011. Hughes was wearing a helmet this week when a ball struck him on the neck and killed him.
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Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 12:05 pm

Australian cricket player Phillip Hughes died this week in Sydney after he was struck on the back of the neck by a bounced pitch that's an ordinary and routine part of cricket.

Mr. Hughes was 25, an accomplished and admired player. There's been an outpouring of grief in Australia and around the world over his death. Cricket fans from India and Pakistan to New Zealand have observed a minute of silence before a match, and worn black armbands. Cricket fans have put out cricket bats in tribute. Rory McIlroy, the great Irish golfer, played with a black ribbon in his cap.

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