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Gifts That God Didn't Give Gifts That God Didn't Give

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Nov. 09, 1981

Gifts That God Didn't Give

Larry Bird was blessed with his height, but lots of work made him the NBA's most complete player since Oscar Robertson

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War and Roses War and Roses

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Aug. 19, 2013

War and Roses

The 1942 Rose Bowl rallied a rattled country and brought together men who soon would become brothers on far-flung battlefields

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Take Me Out to ... The Winter Meetings In Vegas, Baby, Vegas Take Me Out to ... The Winter Meetings In Vegas, Baby, Vegas

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Dec. 22, 2008

Take Me Out to ... The Winter Meetings In Vegas, Baby, Vegas

Baseball's annual swap meet was a mere sideshow to the circus of showgirls, rodeo, slots and neon kitsch, but it ultimately delivered a $161 million jackpot, a 4 a.m. free-agent signing and a 12-player—12!—trade. (Plus the usual frenzy of rumors, half-truths, outright lies and the stem-winding stories from the old baseball men)

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LeBron James: 2012 Sportsman of the Year LeBron James: 2012 Sportsman of the Year

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Dec. 10, 2012

LeBron James: 2012 Sportsman of the Year

There is still one last frontier to conquer, but the premier talent of his generation reached several others in 2012—a ring, a second gold, a third MVP—and started to win back a public curdled by his regrettable Decision ... and that one last frontier, he's coming for it, coming for it real soon

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