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5:10am

Thu January 1, 2015
Sports

4-Top Teams Meet New Year's Day In College Football Playoffs

Originally published on Thu January 1, 2015 7:48 am

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5:20pm

Wed December 31, 2014
Sports

Long-Awaited College Football Playoff Finally Here

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 6:48 pm

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7:27am

Wed December 31, 2014
Sports

Aaron Rodgers' Good Luck Ritual Caught On TV

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 8:09 am

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3:24am

Wed December 31, 2014
Sweetness And Light

Hockey's Doc Emrick And His 153 Verbs

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 12:06 pm

Sports commentator Mike "Doc" Emrick waves to fans as he is presented with a jersey by the New Jersey Devils in 2012.
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Even if you're a fairly enthusiastic sports fan — someone who can identify sportscasters Jim Nantz or Joe Buck by tenor and intonation alone — you may very well have never heard the name Doc Emrick.

Mike "Doc" Emrick is the world's premier announcer for what is America's fourth team sport: ice hockey. For those who know hockey, or those aficionados who listen to a few minutes of an NHL game just to hear Emrick talk about blue lines or poke checking, he is absolutely revered.

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4:15pm

Mon December 29, 2014
Sports

'Black Monday' Brings Pink Slips For Some NFL Coaches, GMs

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 6:35 pm

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5:06am

Mon December 29, 2014
Sports

Calif. Law Tries To Prevent Young Brains From Football Injuries

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 9:11 am

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7:39am

Sun December 28, 2014
Sports

Warriors, Trail Blazers, Spurs Dominate NBA

Originally published on Sun December 28, 2014 11:07 am

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11:10am

Sat December 27, 2014
Sports

King Kong Out To Crush Bigfoot's Claim To Fame As First Monster Truck

Bigfoot 4X4 is a legend in the monster truck world, but another truck is challenging its claim as first car crusher. The bragging rights are big deal in what has become a multibillion-dollar industry.

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7:46am

Sat December 27, 2014
Sports

The Sports World's Biggest Hits And Misses This Year

Originally published on Sat December 27, 2014 11:10 am

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5:17am

Fri December 26, 2014
Sports

Reviewing Sports Stories That Made News In 2014

Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 7:52 am

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