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May 4th, 2016

Leicester City’s Big Win Is Fun For Everyone — Except Bookmakers

Leicester City is assured of finishing first in England’s top soccer league. Bill Littlefield is among the surprised and delighted.

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April 27th, 2016

Littlefield: Derby Day’s Coming

Is it too early to begin thinking about the first Saturday in May and the horse race traditionally run on that day? Bill Littlefield doesn’t think so.

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April 20th, 2016

Concussion Settlement Affirmed, But Fight Must Continue

On Monday, a settlement to which the NFL and retired players agreed was deemed acceptable by a U.S. court of appeals. The NFL hopes that’s the end of the story that began with thousands of former players suing the league. Bill Littlefield hopes it’s not.

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April 20th, 2016
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What To Do While Waiting For The Inevitable Spurs-Warriors Matchup

The regular season series between the Warriors and the Spurs was the highlight of the NBA season. Hoops fans are itching for more — but it will be another four weeks before the teams can meet again in the Western Conference Finals. Don’t fret. Here are some ways you can pass the time.

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April 14th, 2016
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Mamba Out: The Best Moments From Kobe’s Retirement Tour

Wednesday night brought an end to Kobe Bryant’s career and his five-month long retirement tour. Much has been said about the merits of a season-long tribute, but there’s no doubt that they provide for some pretty memorable moments. Here are some of the best, and weirdest, moments from Bryant’s send-off.

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April 13th, 2016

Littlefield: Welcome Back, Baseball

The Major League Baseball season is underway again. It’ll remain underway for more than six months. Bill Littlefield likes the idea that once April arrives, baseball seems to go on every day and forever.

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April 7th, 2016
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Can You Spot The Real Masters Prop Bets?

The 2016 Masters gets underway this weekend at Augusta National Golf Club. That means a number of weird, off-shore prop bets to wager on. Can you tell the difference between real Masters lines and the prop bets we came up with in the OAG office?

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April 6th, 2016

Littlefield: The Allure Of Sports

Some aspiring sportswriters crave the ticket to ride to the most celebrated games. Bill Littlefield finds himself thinking about more humble sources of inspiration.

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April 1st, 2016
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Final Four Fun Facts: Breaking Down This Year’s Schools

At long last, the Final Four is upon us. Syracuse, Villanova, Oklahoma and UNC will play for the championship this weekend in Houston. Here’s everything you need to know about the schools whose teams will take the floor.

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March 30th, 2016
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Cheesesteaks And Charlie Brown: Minor League Baseball’s Best Jersey Promotions

Minor League Baseball is all about promotions. In particular, special themed jerseys are a time-honored and popular tradition. With the season right on the horizon, we take a look at what’s to come at minor league ballparks across the country.