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Tough As They Come
Led by a rejuvenated coach and embracing a bruising brand of play, Duke seized its fourth national title in Indianapolis—but only after resilient Butler gave the Blue Devils all they could handle in a breathtaking final
Sportsman of the Year: Drew Brees
The Saints quarterback brought a Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans—just one of the countless ways he has contributed to the rebirth of a great American city
Smart Money Smarty Jones silenced the skeptics with an impressive win in the Kentucky Derby and collected a $5 million bonus in the process
Here was the sound of stardom springing fully formed from the womb of potential and seizing a sport by its throat. Angry clouds framed the twin ...
Putting Peyton in His Place
That’s what Florida coach Steve Spurrier has been doing to Tennessee’s Peyton Manning with his one-liners and what the Gators may well do to him on Saturday
The Loneliest Losers
Fifteen years ago SMU's powerhouse football program was obliterated by a pay-for-play scandal and the NCAA's first "death penalty." Since then 20 other college programs--including Alabama football this year--have qualified for the ultimate sanction, but all have been spared. Why hasn't the NCAA dropped the death bomb again? Much of the answer lies in the athletic rubble at SMU.
THE RITUAL was familiar. Six minutes before kickoff on Sunday afternoon in Baltimore, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis emerged from a tunnel in ...
A StrongCasePowerful colt Lawyer Ron served notice that he's a Kentucky Derby favorite witha convincing victory in Arkansas.
Four days after the NFL's Black Sunday of 2010, I sat across from Ray Lewis in the Ravens' locker room. It was a time of righteous posturing ...
No, it may not have quite the same ring to it, but a playoff system by any name would add thrills and drama to the bloated bowl season