Sports

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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4:02pm

Tue January 6, 2015
The Two-Way

Johnson, Smoltz, Martinez And Biggio Voted To Baseball's Hall

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 4:42 pm

Craig Biggio (from left), Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and John Smoltz, the four members of the 2015 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Three dominating pitchers and one resilient fan favorite are heading to Cooperstown, as Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were named to Baseball's Hall of Fame Tuesday.

The strong class marks the first time in 60 years that baseball writers have chosen four players from the same ballot — and the first time three pitchers were elected in the same year. Biggio narrowly missed being inducted last year, falling just short of the required 75 percent of ballots.

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10:42am

Tue January 6, 2015
The Two-Way

Jordanian Prince To Challenge 4-Term FIFA Chief For Presidency

FIFA Vice President Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein says he will challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter for the presidency of soccer's governing body.
Lai Seng Sin AP

FIFA Vice President Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein will challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter for the presidency of soccer's governing body.

"I am seeking the presidency of FIFA because I believe it is time to shift the focus away from administrative controversy and back to sport," he said in a statement on the website of the Jordan Football Association, of which he is president.

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6:28am

Tue January 6, 2015
Sports

Oregon Ducks' Football Team To Change Uniforms

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 10:34 am

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6:28am

Tue January 6, 2015
Sports

2 Promising U.S. Skiers Killed In Alps Avalanche

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 10:34 am

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9:56pm

Mon January 5, 2015
The Two-Way

LA, DC, SF, Boston? U.S. Pick For Olympic Host May Come Thursday

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 11:09 am

Officials in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston and Washington have been awaiting a decision from the U.S. Olympic Committee on which of the four will be the American entry to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Their wait may come to an end this week.

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3:10pm

Mon January 5, 2015
The Two-Way

Report: St. Louis Rams Owner Plans New Stadium In LA

The owner of the St. Louis Rams plans to build an NFL stadium in Los Angeles, in a move that could see the team return to the city where it spent almost five decades.

The Los Angeles Times reported today that Stan Kroenke and the Stockbridge Capital Group, which owns the 238-acre site in Inglewood, plan to build an 80,000-seat NFL stadium. The site also includes space for retail, offices and residences.

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