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College powerhouses force change upon NCAA
The powers in college athletics want more freedom from the NCAA to decide things like whether to give their players stipends. If the big-time conferences don't get their way, they might just leave.
Scandals, lawsuits could sink NFL commissioner
The NFL is beset with a litany of legal problems, from claims by players with head injuries to cheerleaders who say they're subjected to unfair labor practices. That's not to mention Aaron Hernandez. So does commissioner Roger Goodell make too much money? Or not enough?
Dodgers pitchers were great but no Haddix
The L.A. Dodgers' run at consecutive no-hitters the other night fell on the 55th anniversary of one pitcher's performance for the ages - a perfect game Harvey Haddix carried into the 13th inning, then lost.
New NBA commissioner gets impressive first win
The L.A. Clippers were the dregs of the NBA when team owner Donald Sterling made matters far worse. But disaster for the Clippers - that other pro basketball franchise in Los Angeles - created opportunity for the league's new commissioner.
NCAA forces academic progress in the locker room
Three-dozen college teams failed to meet the NCAA's academic progress rates, forcing post-season bans. The ratings are harsh, especially for historically black colleges, but the system has done a lot of good, too.
Mountain biking, rollerblading edge out baseball, football for some athletes
High-profile teams - in sports like basketball, baseball and football - face declining membership among the youngest players. At the same time overall participation in youth sports is growing. The nature of youth athletics is changing.
Public apologies the newest addition to the playbook
Dumb comments uttered by sports figures aren't new. Dumb comments blasted instantly to mass audiences, on the other hand, are a gift of technology.
Big changes in NCAA will affect future of college sports
In case you missed it, the NCAA officially cried "Uncle" last week and handled over certain decision making authority to officials with the five major conferences – the ones with the true power, clout and deep pockets.
What will happen in NFL draft? No one really knows
Despite the hours spent interviewing coaches, watching film and developing well-reasoned mock draft lists, the truth about the 2014 NFL draft remains a mystery, well-guarded by teams that have nothing to gain by publicly sharing their innermost thoughts.
Basketball stars may linger on campus a while longer
The NBA seems serious about raising its minimum age, which could signal the end of the one-and-done era in college basketball.
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