Sports

3:37pm

Sat March 21, 2015
The Two-Way

Chuck Bednarik, Philly's 'Concrete' Player, Dies At 89

Philadelphia Eagles Chuck Bednarik (60) is victorious in an iconic 1960 photograph after making a sack vs. New York Giants Frank Gifford (16). Bednarik died on Saturday. He was 89.
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Chuck Bednarik, a pro football Hall of Famer and one of the sport's last two-way players, has died. He was 89.

Bednarik was a football player of a different era. He was what was known at the time as a "60-minute man": He played linebacker on defense and center on offense, hardly stepping off of the field during his 14-year career for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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7:11am

Sat March 21, 2015
Sports

The Week In Sports: March Basketball, December World Cup

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 10:56 am

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7:11am

Sat March 21, 2015
Parallels

Ex-Boxing Champ Steps Back Into Spotlight As A Face Of Addiction

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 10:56 am

Julio Cesar Chavez at his home in Tijuana, Mexico.
Carrie Kahn NPR

In Mexico, the problem of drug trafficking is well publicized, but you can't say the same when it comes to the problem of drug addiction.

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5:15pm

Fri March 20, 2015
The Two-Way

John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:29 pm

Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel is also a mathematician.
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John Urschel is an offensive lineman for the NFL Baltimore Ravens whose Twitter handle is @MathMeetsFball. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in math, both with a 4.0 grade-point average. And this week he tweeted:

Now, journalists are notoriously poor at math (or at least this one is), so we'll provide a link to the paper. And for those of you who are mathematically inclined, here's the abstract:

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4:55pm

Fri March 20, 2015
Sports

March Madness 2015: Winners And Losers

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 7:58 pm

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4:55pm

Fri March 20, 2015
Sports

For Davidson College, Success On The Court Comes In Part From Math, Analytics

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 7:58 pm

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5:05am

Fri March 20, 2015
Sports

March Madness Kicks Off With High Drama

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:55 am

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5:05am

Fri March 20, 2015
Around the Nation

From Skid Row To Rome: The Story Of An Unusual Running Club

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:29 pm

Skid row is home to hundreds of homeless people who pitch tents at night for shelter. But it is also home to a Midnight Mission running club, helping residents with homelessness and addiction.
Jae C. Hong AP

Craig Mitchell is a judge in Los Angeles' criminal court, but he has an unusual sideline gig. He's one of the last people anyone would expect to find hanging out in Skid Row, known as a hub for LA's homeless community. But about four years ago, a man he once sent to state prison called him up and asked him to come down.

It's not a quiet place, even at six in the morning. People shuffle in and out of makeshift tents that line the sidewalks. A few yards away, about a half dozen men pass by doing something that would look perfectly normal almost anywhere else in LA: jogging.

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5:00pm

Thu March 19, 2015
Sports

Among NCAA Contenders, Belmont University Outsmarts Them All

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 8:19 pm

A private university in Nashville, Tenn., may have one of the smartest teams in this year's NCAA tournament. This is Belmont University's seventh appearance in the tournament, but off the court, they lead the NCAA in academic rankings.

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5:00pm

Thu March 19, 2015
Sports

100 Issues Of 'Who's Who In Baseball'

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 11:30 am

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