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5:07am

Mon December 8, 2014
Sports

Buffalo Bills Flag Officials For Excessive Celebration On Losing Play

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 7:44 am

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4:57am

Mon December 8, 2014
Sports

Texas Teams (Correctly) Shut Out Of New College Football Playoffs

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 9:35 am

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4:57pm

Sun December 7, 2014
Sports

Why Do The College Playoffs Only Have 4 Teams?

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 1:31 pm

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5:18pm

Sat December 6, 2014
Sports

After A 5-Year Struggle, Soccer Player Gets A Second Chance

Originally published on Sun December 7, 2014 12:28 am

New England Revolution's Charlie Davies celebrates his goal against the New York Red Bulls last week to secure a spot in the MLS Cup.
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The New England Revolution plays the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday for the Major League Soccer championship. For one player on the field — sporting one leg shorter than the other, metal plates in his face and an ear-to-ear scar — the MLS cup caps an excruciating journey back to the top of his game.

That player, Charlie Davies, barely survived a devastating car accident five years ago.

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7:48am

Sat December 6, 2014
Sports

Less Wrestling, More Sport In Roller Derby World Cup

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 3:03 pm

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7:48am

Sat December 6, 2014
Author Interviews

Journalist Documents The Many 'Trials Of Oscar Pistorius'

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 11:51 am

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Valentine's Day 2013, and a world-famous athlete who inspired people around the world shot the woman he loved four times as she lay behind a bathroom door.

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7:48am

Sat December 6, 2014
Sports

Pro Athletes Show Support For Ferguson Protesters

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 11:51 am

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Now it's time for Sports, which can get caught up in real life, too.

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6:47am

Sat December 6, 2014
Goats and Soda

Idris Elba Plays A Soccer Coach Out To Crush Ebola In New Ad Campaign

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 12:27 pm

In a new public health campaign, British actor Idris Elba plays a soccer coach whose team is squaring off against Ebola.
Courtesy of Africa United

The soccer coach is giving his team a pep talk: "This is not an ordinary game," he declares as he paces in the locker room. "This is life or death. Ebola has defeated thousands in West Africa. Its key strength is passing."

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7:12am

Fri December 5, 2014
Sports

Wilt Chamberlain Gets Extra-Long Stamp

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 1:07 pm

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7:19pm

Thu December 4, 2014
Sports

As Boston, Other U.S. Cities Pursue Olympics, Critics See No Upside

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 8:32 pm

Italian military police officers stand in front of anti-Olympics demonstrators in February 2006 in Turin, Italy, on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Games.
Paco Serinelli AFP/Getty Images

It almost seems unpatriotic, not to welcome the Olympics to your hometown, but that's where Chris Dempsey stands.

The lanky 32-year-old with a shock of black hair is nuts about Boston, a prototypically obnoxious Red Sox fan. He wrote his college thesis about the city, worked in its government on transportation, and now is a Bain & Co. consultant by day. But at night he assumes his subversive role: leading a charge against the bringing the 2024 Summer Games to Boston.

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