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11:34 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Tiny Texas Town Sees School's Record-Setting Football Season End

The Booker High Kiowas entered the state playoffs undefeated, and with two record-setting players on its 29-man team.
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Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 1:57 pm

A football dream ended in Texas last night, as the little town of Booker saw its high school team lose for the first time this year, eliminating them from the state playoffs. But Booker High School has plenty to celebrate — the 29 players on its team include the state's all-time leading passer and leading receiver.

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Sports
7:55 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Cavaliers, Lakers Lagging: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 11:21 am

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The Two-Way
8:42 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Buffalo Blizzard Brings Odd NFL Game: Free, And Far From Home

Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore prepares to take the bus, leaving Ralph Wilson Stadium to play a "home" game in Detroit. Tickets to the game, postponed to Monday, are free.
Gary Wiepert AP

Many things will make Monday night's NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets an odd duck. Among them: It's being played in Michigan, and tickets to the game are being given away at no charge.

"Free tickets will be available for Monday's matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets at Ford Field," the Detroit Lions announced today, adding that emails are being sent out to Bills and Lions season-ticket holders that will let them snag seats.

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The Two-Way
8:28 am
Fri November 21, 2014

The Raiders (Finally) Claim Victory, In Game Against Chiefs

Oakland Raiders fans during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum on Thursday in Oakland.
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Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:41 pm

The Oakland Raiders finally claimed victory, in a home game Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

And yes, that is news because the Raiders had lost their past 16 games. As CBS News reports, their last win was a bit more than a year ago — on Nov. 17, 2013. The network explains:

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Sports
6:21 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Device Lets You Experience A Hockey Hit

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:46 pm

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The Two-Way
4:13 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Snowed-Out Buffalo Bills To Play N.Y. Jets In Detroit

A massive amount of snow is keeping the Buffalo Bills from playing on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The game with the New York Jets has been moved to Detroit, and they'll play Monday night.
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Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:33 pm

Thanks to a massive snowstorm in western New York state, the National Football League has moved the Buffalo Bills' home game against the New York Jets this weekend to Detroit.

More than 5 feet of snow have fallen in some areas and even more had been expected by Friday.

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The Two-Way
2:29 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

FIFA To Review World Cup Corruption Report

FIFA President Joseph Blatter is flanked by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov (right) and Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani on Dec. 2, 2010, in Zurich, Switzerland, after the announcement that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar in 2022.
Michael Probst AP

Soccer's governing body said today it will further review the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, reopening for scrutiny the mechanism by which Russia and Qatar were awarded the tournaments.

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Sweetness And Light
3:49 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Outside Of The Games, Are Sports Corrupt?

The executive committee of FIFA — the international organization that regulates soccer — was so suspected of taking bribes that FIFA ordered its own internal investigation. It's no surprise, says Frank Deford, that it found no wrongdoing.
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Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 9:03 am

We so regularly excuse the chicanery of sport. We fans suspect that our team is just as guilty as whatever ooze bubbles to the surface elsewhere, so let it go lest we be the next one caught. For us privileged to actually be down in the rabbit hole, the sins have been so present for so long, they simply become accepted as a benign part of the landscape. Hey, it's all just fun and games, so go along, be a — well, be a good sport.

Only, every now and then ...

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Sports
5:05 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

NFL Suspends Adrian Peterson Without Pay

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 6:32 pm

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Sports
5:05 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Giancarlo Stanton Earns Record $325 Million Contract With Marlins

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 6:32 pm

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