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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.

COMMENTARY
March 30th, 2016

Are The UConn Women Too Good?

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team, undefeated and nearly unchallenged this season, seems destined to win the NCAA championship. Bill Littlefield has some thoughts about the team’s dominance and the backlash that dominance has provoked.

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March 23rd, 2016

In Cuba, Visit From Obama, Rays Offers An Opportunity

This week the Tampa Bay Rays visited Cuba. So did President Obama. Bill Littlefield is encouraged.

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March 17th, 2016
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The NCAA Tournament’s Most Valuable Mascots

The NCAA Tournament is here, which means it’s time for 68 teams, and their mascots, to get their chance to shine on the sport’s biggest stage. Here’s a look at some of the oddest mascots in this year’s field — no generic Huskies or Bulldogs to be found!

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March 16th, 2016

NFL Finally Acknowledges Link Between Football And Brain Disease

This week, the National Football League reversed its field. Or at least one of its vice presidents did. Bill Littlefield finds that development as encouraging as it was surprising.

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March 11th, 2016
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Time To Say Goodbye: Memorable Athlete Retirements

Peyton Manning is not the first, and won’t be the last, athlete to retire in memorable fashion. Here’s a look back at some other notable moments.