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What do Babe Ruth and Mia Hamm have in common? The joy of competition, yes. The adulation of millions. And recognition on our list. For us, it’s about the thrill of victory. If you expect the agony of defeat, look elsewhere.

Sports: College Football

Posted by on Sep 3, 2009 in Sports | 1 comment

Football has clearly become America’s favorite sport. The only question is which do you prefer, the NFL or the college game? For me,...

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Sports: Chris Evert

Posted by on Aug 22, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Chris Evert

How do you become a world-class tennis player? It helps if your dad is a tennis pro. And if you’re on the courts constantly from age...

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Sports: Michael Jordan

Posted by on Aug 12, 2009 in Sports | 1 comment

Here’s an oldie but goody: Q. Who was the only person who could hold Michael Jordan to under 30 points per game? A. Dean Smith. Oh,...

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Sports: Babe Ruth

Posted by on Aug 3, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth was big. Not just his body, which to modern eyes looks like a shapeless lump perched precariously on fragile legs. The Babe was...

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Kid Stuff: Little League

Posted by on Jul 26, 2009 in Kids Stuff, Sports | Comments Off on Kid Stuff: Little League

If you’re boy between nine and twelve, the most important place in the world isn’t Washington, DC. Or New York City. Disney...

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Sports: Richard Petty

Posted by on Jul 21, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Richard Petty

“The King” celebrated his 72nd birthday this month, and to look at him you can still picture him in the No. 43 Pontiac swapping...

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Sports: Cal Ripken, Jr.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Cal Ripken, Jr.

“It’s not whether you win or lose,” the saying goes. “It’s how you play the game.” On the other hand,...

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Sports: Arnold Palmer

Posted by on Jul 2, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Arnold Palmer

He wasn’t quite the best golfer of his era. You’d have to give that honor to Jack Nicklaus. But he was the most influential....

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Sports: Tiger Woods

Posted by on Jun 19, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Tiger Woods

Back when I hosted a sports radio talk show, we had a running debate over what constituted a sport. Auto racing? (Not by my definition.)...

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Sports: Fenway Park

Posted by on Jun 1, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Fenway Park

Honestly, baseball “purists” often make too much of the classic ballparks. Which is more important, quirky outfield dimensions...

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