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The Mets Must Get Younger, Trade Beltran

Eric Trager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Trager

Mets fans hope that the worst has passed. But if the Amazin's aim to turn things around in the coming decade, they must avoid repeating their two most baneful blunders from the previous one.

Mark McGwire and the Man Upstairs

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Clay Farris Naff

All through the '90s God had to neutralize the effects of the steroids McGwire took and then substitute His own magic touch to make the dingers fly.

There Should Be More Pro Athletes Like Tracy McGrady

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

McGrady is a pro basketball player-turned-human rights activist. He visited refugee camps in Darfur, and he has devoted considerable time off the court to various humanitarian efforts.

Rudy Jaramillo Set To Become New Cubs Hitting Coach

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs hired Rudy Jaramillo as their hitting coach on Wednesday, hoping he can resurrect an offense that struggled during a ...

The Relative Importance of Being Able to Hit a Ball into a Hole

Josh Schrei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Josh Schrei

Why is Tiger Woods the brand necessary? Why are the slo-mo shots of his on-course triumphs, set to Beethoven's swelling symphonies, so essential to us as a nation?

Mike Tyson On Oprah: Dead Daughter 'My Angel'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

CHICAGO — Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson says he doesn't want to know what led to his 4-year-old daughter's death. During an interview ...

Navy Upsets Notre Dame, Again

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Navy's second consecutive victory at Notre Dame Stadium didn't produce the same euphoria for the Midshipmen as the last one. ...

BCS National Championship History: WATCH Exciting Finishes From Past Years (VIDEOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The history of the BCS National Championship Game includes some exciting games and nail-biting finishes, whether you're a fan of the format or not. ...

Interview with Bill Simmons, Author of The Book of Basketball

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

It is not hyperbole to say that Bill Simmons is probably the most popular sportswriter in the country. And he got there via a path that, in the 1990s, was unconventional to say the least.

Overrated? The SEC, Of Course

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stu Kreisman

Everybody's pick to win it all, Florida, lost to Alabama, exposing Florida for what it is:a good to mediocre team at best. The same can be said for the entire SEC, the most overrated and over-hyped conference in the nation.

Yankees Beat Twins: Alex Rodriguez, Jorge Posada Power New York Back To ALCS

AP | DAVE CAMPBELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MINNEAPOLIS — After so many October misses, Alex Rodriguez delivered the playoff performance his talent demanded. Rodriguez and Jorge Posada hit...

LIVE World Series Updates!

HuffingtonPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

YANKEES WIN WORLD SERIES: Click HERE for more! Also check out LIVE tweets on health care and Afghanistan. Watch the World Series develop on Twit...

Chicago Bears Apologize For Lost Season Through Newspaper Ads

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The 2009 Chicago Bears stunk. They know it. Why else would they take out a full page ad in two of Chicago’s newspapers apologizing to fans....

Tiger Woods Injured In Car Accident (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

UPDATE: Click HERE for the list of Tiger Woods' alleged mistresses -- photos, info, more! UPDATE, 1:32 AM: Rumors have surfaced that Jamie Jungers,...

Illinois Falls To Michigan State 24-14 As Quarterback Switch Backfires

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Keith Nichol threw for 179 yards in his first start to lead Michigan State to a 24-14 win over Illinois on Saturday. Larry Ca...

Walter Payton Honored By Bears At Halftime

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Ten years to the day he died, Walter Payton was honored by the Chicago Bears with a ceremony at halftime of Sunday's game against the ...

The Decade American Soccer Arrived

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Max Bergmann

American soccer has experienced a breakthrough in the 00s, and our national team, like the game overall, will continue its rise in the coming decade.

Detroit Marathon Deaths: 3 Runners Die During Half Marathon In Detroit

Detroit Free Press | Korie Wilkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Three men died this morning during the 32nd Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon, police and race officials have confirmed. The first man to collapse...

NFL Proposal Piques Fans' Interest

AP | James Wagner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

INDUSTRY, Calif. — NFL-starved fans in Los Angeles are already signing up for ticket updates, even though there's no stadium or a team to play i...

Do the Rockies Discriminate Against Non-Religious Players?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I wonder about whether the team favors religious players every time I see another Rocky show his faith by crossing himself or pointing upward after a base hit.

Tim Donaghy's Book Canceled, Threats of Lawsuit

ESPN | Sam Alipour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy's tell-all book has been canceled by Triumph Books and parent company Random House, the publisher said. Blowing the Wh...

Chicken Picking and Other Strange Telluride Pastimes

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

Why can't we just play basketball, lose money on poker night and go to the gym like everyone else? Here's my theory.

Oprah Brokers Peace Between Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

CHICAGO — No punches were thrown. And neither bit off the other's ear. Mutual praise and admiration dominated during a face-to-face meeting Fri...

Brett Favre's Vikings-Packers Game Most-Watched Show In Cable TV History

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

QUARTERBACK Brett Favre's [game against the Green Bay Packers] on "Monday Night Football" set a ratings record -- the most-watched show in cable TV hi...

Bengals Rout Bears 45-10 As Benson Has Career Day

AP | JOE KAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CINCINNATI — Cedric Benson got his revenge on Chicago, all right. The rest of the Bengals' offense had a sweet time, too. Carson Palmer threw f...