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Golf turns into snooze-fest without celebrities like Tiger and Phil
The Masters lumbered on last week without two of pro golf's biggest names, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and fans changed the channel. The PGA needs someone with star power if it's going to lure people back to the game.
Wildcats aren't champs but we're all still watching Calipari
Kentucky coach John Calipari is a college basketball phenom for his ability to knit together championship-caliber teams of freshmen. How long will Calipari's success last as other coaches catch on?
Too much of a good thing at UConn?
The Connecticut Huskies dominate women's college basketball - which makes for a boring game.
Taking someone out to the ballgame gets expensive
Families in big-league cities like Boston and New York pay steep prices to catch a baseball game. It's not so expensive everywhere - especially if you're frugal.
As Final Four tips off, all eyes are on the refs
Whistles have changed the course of the NCAA tournament. Let's just hope one doesn't decide college basketball's next national champion.
Mark Cuban's pork predictions also apply to NCAA
Colorful criticism of pro football's ambitious plans for growth could equally reflect the college game, where terms have become so one-sided that some athletes are petitioning to unionize.
NFL commissioner urges respect for 'the shield'
Roger Goodell's plea for respect from team owners and league execs reflects the NFL commissioner's deep concerns over how successive scandals are tarnishing the image of pro football.
Early excitement of NCAA tourney packed into a handful of games
A spread of at least 10 points decided most of last weekend's games in the NCAA tournament while just a few contests - notably Kentucky vs. Wichita State and Iowa State vs. North Carolina - helped the event live up to its billing.
Young athletes face alarming risk of head injuries
Concussions are a growing injury among young athletes and cause for alarm. Reasons for the trend are varied, but we at least need better data and more study of how to avoid them.
Statistics the best guide to filling in your NCAA bracket
Nine of college basketball's past 11 champions have entered the NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed. Just as many have ranked high in offensive efficiency.
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