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Melissa Segura

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Oct. 09, 2006

Cracking Down

California makes college felons serve their time before getting playing time

July 14, 2008

Luis Tiant

AS A big league pitcher, Luis Tiant baffled hitters with a contortionist's delivery in which he turned his back to the plate in the midst of his windup ...

April 12, 2010

Reality Check

Two pitchers from India are settling in

March 31, 2008

6 Pittsburgh Pirates

"THERE ARE SOME PIECES THAT ARE WORTH THE FRONT OFFICE'S PATIENCE."

July 23, 2012

Third World Charm?

A new documentary probes beneath the romance of Dominican baseball

Jan. 27, 2014

The View from Above

New Mexico State's Sim Bhullar, who is 7'5", and his 7'3" brother, Tanveer, can see just how far they have to go to realize their NBA dreams

March 22, 2010

Playing for A Legacy

K-State's Jacob Pullen knows that only a championship will help his team gain ground on a certain in-state rival When it comes to hoops, Jacob ...

May 27, 2013

The Beautiful Game, Turned Ugly

FOR REFEREE RICARDO PORTILLO, SOCCER WAS LIFE—UNTIL, WITH ONE SWIFT PUNCH FROM A 17-YEAR-OLD PLAYER, IT BROUGHT DEATH. NOW TWO FAMILIES, A SHATTERED COMMUNITY AND THE WIDER SPORTS WORLD ASK, WHAT WENT WRONG?

Dec. 23, 2013

A Left Hook from Leftfield

IN 2009 AN ASPIRING GYM TEACHER DISCOVERED MMA. FOUR YEARS LATER, WHEN CHRIS WEIDMAN ENTERED THE OCTAGON TO FACE ANDERSON SILVA, NO ONE GAVE HIM A CHANCE

May 19, 2003

Thurman Thomas, Running Back JANUARY 20, 1992

When former All-Pro running back Thurman Thomas stepped to the podium to address Purdue and Washington football players at a luncheon ...

May 24, 2004

The Poll New Mexicans weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Melissa Segura

Favorite major league baseball team: Arizona Diamondbacks...............12%Los Angeles Dodgers................10%New York Yankees....................9% ...

Aug. 25, 2003

The Plot Sickens Bliss told players to lie about Dennehy

Valorie and Brian Brabazon, the mother and stepfather of slain Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy, sat down on Sunday to ponder a ...

Aug. 11, 2003

Big League Bat Boston third base prospect Kevin Youkilis is on the fast track, thanks to his ability to get on base

Before heading to his first spring training in March 2002, Boston Red Sox third base prospect Kevin Youkilis got more than just advice from his ...