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Sports : Opinion Brief
The Phoenix, Ariz. Chase Stadium is decked out for the upcoming MLB All Star game: Players are considering a boycott because of the state's controversial immigration law.

Should MLB players boycott the All-Star Game over SB 1070?

Critics of Arizona's immigration law think that the biggest names in baseball, a sport in which 30 percent of players are Hispanic, are thwarting an opportunity to take a stand against the controversial legislation

 
Sports : Opinion Brief
Abby Wambach of USA celebrates after making a score-tying goal that helped ensure her team victory during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Quarter Final match.

The U.S. women's 'stunning soccer triumph'

In the Women's World Cup quarterfinals, American Abby Wambach headed in a goal in the 122nd minute to snatch an unlikely victory from the Brazilians

 
Sports : Winners and Losers
Members of Pyeongchang's 2018 bid committee celebrate after beating out European heavy-hitters Germany and France for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

South Korea's successful 2018 Olympics bid: Winners and losers

The city of Pyeongchang scores hosting duties for the 2018 Winter Games. Who benefits from that victory, and who gets burned?

 
Sports : Instant Guide
Roger Clemens, one of the greatest pitchers ever, went on trial Wednesday for allegedly lying to Congress during its investigation into steroid use in professional baseball.

Roger Clemens' perjury trial: What you need to know

One of the greatest pitchers in baseball history is being accused of lying to Congress about his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs

 
Sports : Opinion Brief
Joey Chestnut (left) wolfed down 62 hot dogs at the annual Coney Island contest on Monday, while Takeru Kobayashi scarfed 69 at an unofficial event in Manhattan.

Who's the real July 4 hot dog eating champ?

At the annual Coney Island event, Joey Chestnut put away 62 dogs, while across town at an unsanctioned contest, Takeru Kobayashi scarfed 69

 
Sports : Opinion Brief
NBA Commissioner David Stern speaks with the press about negotiations between owners and players.

NBA lockout: Who's to blame?

Talks between players, owners and Commissioner David Stern collapse, putting next season in jeopardy

 
Sports : Slideshow
Toe-Wrestling Championship

7 weird sports championships: A slideshow

From toe wrestling to wife-carrying, a look at some of the strangest competitions in the world

 
Sports : Fact Sheet
Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt is trying to hang onto his baseball team by filing for bankruptcy.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Major League Baseball

Dodgers owner Frank McCourt takes a feud with the league to the next level, by putting his struggling team's fate in the hands of a bankruptcy court

 
Sports : Opinion Brief
Maria Sharapova, a notorious noisemaker, still holds the record with a 105-decibel grunt.

Is grunting ruining Wimbledon?

A top Wimbledon official insists that clamorous female players are turning off tennis fans

 
Sports : Opinion Brief
U.S. soccer fans celebrate Sunday's win over Jamaica: America hasn't yet given birth to a soccer star, frustrating many observers of the sport.

America's dearth of soccer stars: 5 theories

The U.S. national team's slow start in the Gold Cup has reignited debate over why a global superpower can't produce a soccer superstar

 
Sports : The List
After facing a torrent of criticism over the Heat's loss to the Mavericks, LeBron James deserves a break, say some sports reporters.

3 reasons to end the LeBron James 'nuclear negativity'

After failing to win the championship, the basketball star fans love to hate is in for a long summer. Is it time we left LeBron alone?

 
Sports : Opinion Brief
The Miami Heat lost to the Dallas Mavericks Sunday raising the question: Has forward LeBron James' star power petered out?

Is LeBron James an 'epic failure'?

Much of the nation is indulging in schadenfreude after the Miami Heat superstar failed to deliver the NBA championship he promised

 
Sports : Opinion Brief
The Iranian female national soccer team practices in Tehran in 2008: FIFA disqualified the team from a Olympic trials because their headscarves violated a safety code.

FIFA vs. Iran: The 'ridiculous' headscarf ban

The Iranian women's soccer squad is booted from an Olympic-qualifying match because the players' hijabs violate FIFA dress code. Is that fair?

 
Sports : Opinion Brief
Shaquille O'Neal celebrates after a dunk: How will NBA fans survive without the retiring athlete's larger-than-life personality?

Shaquille O'Neal's 'massive' legacy

The basketball giant is retiring. Here, a remembrance of his substantial contributions to the game... both on and off the court

 
Sports : Opinion Brief
In order to go for the catch, this Dodgers fan had to let go of his daughter, who fell between the stadium's seats. Too bad he fumbled the ball.

The Dodgers fan who dropped his daughter to catch a foul ball

It started out as an opportunity for some daddy-daughter bonding. But then dad had an opportunity to snag a game ball

 
Sports : Opinion Brief
The Miami Heat's LeBron James (left) is one of basketball's biggest stars. But does his talent trump the legendary Michael Jordan (seen here in 1997)?

Is LeBron James really better than Michael Jordan?

Scottie Pippen, Jordan's longtime sidekick on the '90s Chicago Bulls, sets off a firestorm by saying James "may be the greatest player" ever

 
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