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Sports : Best Video
The Ohio State University marching band outdoes itself with a tribute to classic video games.

The marching-band tribute to video games — and 6 more killer halftime shows

On Saturday, Ohio State University's marching band stunned the crowd with a nine-minute homage to video games — the latest in a string of pop-culture extravaganzas

 
Sports : Fact Sheet
Miguel Cabrera waves to the crowd in Kansas City on Oct. 3 after finishing the season with the league's highest batting average, most home runs, and most RBIs.

Everything you need to know about Miguel Cabrera's triple crown victory

The Detroit slugger is the first Major League Baseball player in 45 years to lead the league in batting average, home runs, and RBIs. Is he one of the all-time greats?

 
The NFL : Fact Sheet
Head coach of the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick, yells at a replacement ref on Sept. 23.

Everything you need to know about the NFL referee lockout

In the wake of a dubious call that changed a game's outcome, the NFL is reportedly striking a deal with its locked-out referees — but is the damage already done?

 
Extreme Sports : Photos
History's greatest daredevils: A slideshow

History's greatest daredevils: A slideshow

An Austrian skydiver is preparing to fall from space, continuing a long tradition of insane bravery that includes somersaulting cars and vertiginous tightrope-walking

 
The NFL : Opinion Brief
Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden Tate celebrates his winning touchdown after a controversial call made by the NFL's less-than-stellar replacement refs.

The NFL's 'Monday night fiasco': Will the league finally end its referee lockout?

Another bad call by replacement refs decides a close game between the Seahawks and Packers, causing fans nationwide to beg for the real refs to return

 
Sports : Opinion Brief
Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins meets with the media following the National Hockey League Players' Association meeting Sept. 13: Over the weekend, NHL owners locked out the players.

The NHL lockout: Who's to blame?

Just seven years after a 301-day lockout canceled an entire pro hockey season, players and owners are battling over money again

 
Sports : Opinion Brief
Taylor Townsend returns a shot against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia during their junior girls' singles quarterfinals at the U.S. Open on Sept. 7.

Was the number one junior tennis champ benched for being 'too fat'?

In a controversial decision, the U.S. Tennis Association sends Taylor Townsend, its brightest (if not most svelte) young star to the sidelines — and the fallout isn't pretty

 
Sports : Burning Question
Ultimately, Andy Roddick failed to continue the run of American dominance in men's tennis established by Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.

Where did Andy Roddick's tennis career go wrong?

Bad timing? A fundamental lack of talent? As the 30-year-old American tennis player retires, critics weigh in on his frustratingly less-than-stellar career

 
London Olympics : Slideshow
The 2012 Paralympics in pictures

The 2012 Paralympics in pictures

Whether blind, paralyzed, or missing an arm, these athletes still pushed their bodies to the limit when competing for gold

 
The NFL : Burning Question
The Dallas Cowboys' Kevin Ogletree (left) gets tackled by Justin Tryon (right) of the New York Giants in one of many brutally hard hits in the NFL's season opener on Sept. 5.

Is the NFL doing enough to protect players from brain damage?

After a seven-month hiatus, millions of Americans are ready for some football. But an ongoing health crisis threatens to stain the upcoming NFL season

 
Sports : Opinion Brief
Britain's Andy Murray celebrates match point after beating Alex Bogomolov Jr. of Russia at the U.S. Open on Aug. 27.

The U.S. Open: Could Andy Murray win his first Grand Slam?

Fresh off convincing Olympic wins over Djokovic and Federer, the "great hope for British tennis" may have his best shot ever at a major tournament victory

 
Sports : Forecast
Lance Armstrong has given up his fight against the USADA's doping allegations, and will likely forfeit his seven Tour de France titles.

What's next for Lance Armstrong?

The seven-time Tour de France champ, sick of fighting doping allegations, will likely face a lifelong ban from the sport — and potentially be stripped of his titles

 
Extreme Sports : Opinion Brief
Don't look down: Texas daredevil Faith Dickey walks across a rope strung between two big rigs as they barrel down a Croatian highway at 80 miles an hour.

The death-defying tightrope walk between two moving trucks

In a gripping video, a champion daredevil struggles to cross the gap before the rigs speed into separate tunnels — snapping the tightrope

 
Sports : Opinion Brief
A close-up of the Nike swoosh on the new LeBron X, a new "footwear system" that uses digital technology to tell wearers how high they've jumped.

Nike's $315 LeBron James sneakers: A ridiculous waste of money?

The Wall Street Journal reports that Nike is about to unveil its most expensive pair of shoes ever — drawing protests from a major civil-rights group

 
Extreme Sports : Opinion Brief
Philippe Croizon just became the first limbless person to swim the 2.5-mile distance between Alaska and Russia.

The limbless man who swam from the U.S. to Russia

French quadruple amputee Philippe Croizon makes an improbable journey to send the world an important message

 
Sports : Instant Guide
Condoleezza Rice watches golfers on the first hole during the AT&T National golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., in July 2008: Rice, an avid golfer, was admitted to the Augusta National Golf Club on Monday.

Augusta National Golf Club: Does admitting Condi Rice solve its image problem?

The home of the most widely watched tournament in golf admits its first two female members, potentially putting complaints of sexism to rest

 
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