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Barry Bonds’ ex-mistress testifies

April 4, 2011

Kimberly Bell, her voice cracking, looked out at the court room and talked about the final stretch of her nine-year relationship with Barry Bonds. The greatest hitter of his era threatened “to cut my head off and leave me in a ditch,” she said. “More than once.”

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NCAA Tournament roundup

March 27, 2011

You know your NCAA Tournament bracket is busted up if you didn’t pick VCU, Florida State or Richmond to be in the Sweet 16. Your bracket is definitely on life support if you had the University of Pittsburgh winning the national championship or at least making it to the Final Four.

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Show us the money!

March 20, 2011

With the NFL lockout in full swing, that famed labor/management love fest that once existed for more than a decade between late NFL Players Association head Gene Upshaw and former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue is a relic of a distance past.

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The NFL Lockout: Are you ready for a strike?

March 7, 2011

Right now, the pace of negotiations between the National Football League and the NFL Players Association have this writer believing that It might be a good long time before you hear the words: “Are You Ready for Some Football?”

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Duerson death should be seen as wake-up call

February 27, 2011

As the players and owners figure out a way to divide billions in revenue as part of a new collective bargaining agreement, one would hope that both sides could agree on the subject of player safety and why it should be a priority for those who are currently playing and who have retired from the game.

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Steelers embrace underdog status in Super Bowl

January 31, 2011

The mighty Pittsburgh Steelers, equipped with a record six Super Bowl titles, a 14-4 record, the No. 2 AFC seed and a veteran roster on the verge of three championships in the past six seasons, are underdogs for Super Bowl XLV.

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Bears-Packers: Fans say it’s the biggest game ever

January 21, 2011

All of this sniping, fun or otherwise, makes sense since the NFL’s oldest rivalry has had 92 years to simmer. Vince Lombardi, Don Hutson, Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, Bronko Nagurski, Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka and Walter Payton — all of those names and more add to the rich history…

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What now for the Eagles?

January 16, 2011

Now that head coach Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles are watching the NFL playoffs from their La-Z-Boys at home thanks to last weekend’s loss to the Green Bay Packers, it’s time to engage in our annual rite of winter for the last 12 years—the “Why did this happen again?” Ritual.

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49ers fire coach Mike Singletary

January 3, 2011

The team made the announcement late Sunday upon returning to the Bay Area, several hours after San Francisco was eliminated from playoff contention with a 25-17 loss at St. Louis. Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula was promoted to interim coach…

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