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7:50am

Sat January 10, 2015
Sports

Skiing The Back Country Is Intoxicating, And Dangerous

Originally published on Sat January 10, 2015 11:31 am

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7:49am

Sat January 10, 2015
Sports

As Dallas Comes To Town, Green Bay Remembers Historic 'Ice Bowl'

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 2:09 pm

Boyd Dowler of the Green Bay Packers grabs a Bart Starr touchdown pass in the NFL championship game on Dec. 31, 1967. The "Ice Bowl," played in frigid temperatures, was won by the Packers 21-17.
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This weekend's NFL playoffs include a faceoff between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. That game is being billed as the second "Ice Bowl."

These teams have played each other often since that cold game on Dec. 31, 1967, but this is the first time since then they'll meet for a playoff at Lambeau Field.

The temperature that day was minus 15. But while it will be cold in Green Bay this Sunday, it won't be that cold.

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4:36pm

Fri January 9, 2015
Sports

Los Angeles May Have Been A Safer Bet Than Boston For Olympics Bid

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 5:06 pm

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5:40pm

Thu January 8, 2015
Sports

Oakland A's Play Hardball To Win Distraught Young Fan's Allegiance

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 6:29 pm

It's always tough to see your favorite player leave your favorite team. One young Toronto Blue Jays fan took it especially hard when the team traded infielder Brett Lawrie — but her sad story has a happy ending.

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4:22pm

Thu January 8, 2015
The Two-Way

Boston 2024? City Is Chosen To Bid For Summer Olympics

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 6:55 pm

The U.S. Olympic Committee has chosen Boston to bid on hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. Committee Chairman Larry Probst is seen speaking last February.
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Boston won a tight contest to become the next American city to bid for hosting an Olympics, beating out Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., for the right to vie for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"This selection is in recognition of our city's talent, diversity and global leadership," Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said. "Our goal is to host Olympic and Paralympic Games that are innovative, walkable and hospitable to all. Boston hopes to welcome the world's greatest athletes to one of the world's great cities."

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4:12pm

Thu January 8, 2015
Sports

Investigation Finds No Evidence NFL Saw Second Ray Rice Video

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 6:31 pm

An independent investigation found no evidence the NFL saw a second video that showed a detailed assault by running back Ray Rice of his then fiance. The report concludes a four-month investigation by former FBI director Robert Mueller into the actions of the league while it investigated abuse allegations involved former Baltimore Ravens player.

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3:29pm

Thu January 8, 2015
The Two-Way

Investigation Finds No Evidence NFL Received Ray Rice Elevator Video

A report by former FBI Director Robert Mueller has found no evidence the NFL possessed a video that showed former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice punching his then fiancée, Janay Palmer, before the footage was publicly released.

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5:13am

Wed January 7, 2015
Business

ESPN, Other Networks To Be Streamed On Dish Network's Sling TV

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 12:35 pm

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3:39am

Wed January 7, 2015
Sweetness And Light

Crowning The 33rd-Best Football Team In America

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 12:35 pm

The Yale football team in an undated photo. Commentator Frank Deford finds it curious that a sport as brutal as football became popular among the academic elite.
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So, we finally have our first official college football championship, and something like 50 million or so fans will be watching to see whether Oregon or Ohio State is the 33rd-best team in the country. This statement makes me, I admit, both perfectly accurate and infuriatingly facetious.

Certainly, no one would dispute that even the most miserable of the 32 NFL teams is far superior to any collegiate squad, but at the same time, a great segment of America will be deeply invested in watching what is, essentially, the equivalent of Triple-A baseball.

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4:54pm

Tue January 6, 2015
Sports

Baseball Hall Of Fame Elects Three Pitchers, Second Baseman

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 6:36 pm

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