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Sports : Opinion Brief
Because of his contract's no-trade clause, Alex Rodriguez may difficult for the Yankees to dump.

Why Alex Rodriguez will still be a Yankee next season

Baseball's highest-paid player just endured an epically miserable playoff run. But don't expect him to join a new team anytime soon

 
Sports : Controversy
Lance Armstrong competes in a triathlon wearing Nike gear on Oct. 7: The sportswear giant has dropped the troubled athlete. "Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs in any manner," the company said in dumping Armstrong.

Nike cuts ties with Lance Armstrong: The right move?

The former Tour de France champ loses his lucrative contract with the world's biggest sportswear company following damning doping allegations

 
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?

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
Sports : Analysis
Former Orlando Magic all-star center Dwight Howard will join the L.A. Lakers, which now has one of the NBA's most impressive starting line-ups.

Is the Dwight Howard trade bad for the NBA?

Superman's move to Hollywood gives the Lakers a veritable "super team," and critics say the league's competitive balance is becoming even more lopsided

 
Sports : Last Word
A perfect game in bowling is a 300-point game, but a "perfect series" is a three-game set that results in a score of 900. It has only been achieved 21 times, according to the United States Bowling Congress.

Almost perfect: One man's quest for a perfect bowling score

In a Texas bowling alley, says Michael J. Mooney, Bill Fong came so close to perfection that it nearly killed him

 
Sports : Opinion Brief
Basketball wunderkind Jeremy Lin is taking his talents to the Houston Rockets after the New York Knicks failed to match Houston's three-year, $25 million offer.

The New York Knicks ditch Jeremy Lin: Huge mistake?

"Linsanity" is going to the Houston Rockets, and his ardent fans in the Big Apple are howling in protest

 
Sports : Essay
Adam Greenberg is a member of "The Cup of Coffee Club," meaning he only made it through one game as an MLB player.

The unlucky baseball players who make it to the majors... for only one game

Rick Paulas spotlights a few of the 974 ballplayers whose Big League glory lasted just a few hours

 
Sports : Burning Question
Enthusiasts practice a spin move during a pole dancing class in Florida: Those who are pushing the activity's legitimacy as a sport refer to it as "pole fitness."

Should pole dancing be an Olympic sport?

Pole fitness has come a long way since the days when people thought it was only for strippers. But it's still a long way from being welcomed into the Olympic Village

 
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