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Early Studs and Duds from NFL Training Camps

These are the dog days of summer.<p>That phrase typically entails the warmest part of the summer, and in most NFL cities, that is certainly true. However, for NFL players young and old, these are the days that try a man's endurance and his will. These are the days that, as the idiom goes, separate the …

Football (U.S.)

17 Examples Of Kobe Bryant's Insane Work Ethic

And there's one reason why — his insane work ethic.<p>Even after going down with a devastating Achilles injury at the end of the 2012-2013 season, Kobe kept working, and now he says he's way ahead of schedule on his recovery. In fact, he says he "shattered" the timetable for recovery from his surgery, …

Michael Jordan

Updating 10 MLB Records That Can Be Broken in 2013

Don't spend too much time committing current MLB records to memory. From now through the end of 2013, there could be a handful of new teams and individuals rewriting history.<p>Career and single-season marks set by Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth, Nolan Ryan and Cy Young seem to be completely safe. While it's …

Babe Ruth

Lawyer Says Johnny Manziel Will Play in Opener, but That's Up to Texas A&M

In the case of the almighty dollar for the almighty signature of Johnny Manziel, the quarterback's attorney, Jim Darnell of El Paso, Texas, had this to say, per <i>USA Today</i>:<p>I can't say much, other than we're working through the process. He's cooperating with the investigation. We think when all this …

College Football

Why Does the NCAA Exist?

"The NCAA was founded in 1906 to protect young people from the dangerous and exploitive athletics practices of the time," so states the National Collegiate Athletic Association on its official website.<p>The NCAA often likes to harp on tradition and the sanctity of the term "student-athlete," but it …