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  • Year End: Plays of the Year

    Year End: Plays of the Year

    Friday, December 26 2014 9:41 AM EST2014-12-26 14:41:16 GMT
    Some of them won the game, some of them saved the game and others made for some very impressive eye candy. Odell Beckham Jr., James Rodriguez, Richard Sherman and Aaron Harrison were among those who put their distinctive stamp on sports in 2014 with shots, catches and plays that nearly broke the Internet and led off all the highlight shows.
    Some of them won the game, some of them saved the game and others made for some very impressive eye candy. Odell Beckham Jr., James Rodriguez, Richard Sherman and Aaron Harrison were among those who put their distinctive stamp on sports in 2014 with shots, catches and plays that nearly broke the Internet and led off all the highlight shows.
  • Year End: Domestic violence at forefront of NFL in 2014

    Year End: Domestic violence at forefront of NFL in 2014

    Friday, December 26 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-12-26 14:40:59 GMT
    The video of the hit to the face, the pictures of the lash marks on a young boy's body and all the rest of the unseemly evidence rolled out over days and weeks in a steady, stomach-churning stream.With virtually every revelation about domestic abuse committed by Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and other players, the NFL and its commissioner, Roger Goodell, made a new misstep that sent out a clear, repeating message: They were in over their heads.That, ...
    The video of the hit to the face, the pictures of the lash marks on a young boy's body and all the rest of the unseemly evidence rolled out over days and weeks in a steady, stomach-churning stream.With virtually every revelation about domestic abuse committed by Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and other players, the NFL and its commissioner, Roger Goodell, made a new misstep that sent out a clear, repeating message: They were in over their heads.That, ...
  • YEAR END: Inspiring sports stories we want to remember from 2014

    YEAR END: Inspiring sports stories we want to remember from 2014

    Friday, December 26 2014 5:09 PM EST2014-12-26 22:09:45 GMT
    Meb Keflezighi strode alone down Boylston Street, past the patched-up sidewalks and re-opened restaurants that line the path to the Boston Marathon finish line. On his race bib he had the names of those killed there by a pair of homemade bombs, and on his shoulders he would soon drape an American flag.An Eritrean by birth, Keflezighi came to the United States to escape war and poverty in his African homeland. He did more than that: ...
    Meb Keflezighi strode alone down Boylston Street, past the patched-up sidewalks and re-opened restaurants that line the path to the Boston Marathon finish line. On his race bib he had the names of those killed there by a pair of homemade bombs, and on his shoulders he would soon drape an American flag.An Eritrean by birth, Keflezighi came to the United States to escape war and poverty in his African homeland. He did more than that: ...
  • YEAR END: In year of odd bounces, reality bites at World Cup and other sports quirks

    YEAR END: In year of odd bounces, reality bites at World Cup and other sports quirks

    Friday, December 26 2014 5:09 PM EST2014-12-26 22:09:35 GMT
    By FRED LIEFAssociated Press Sports Writer Gothic folklore met modern dentistry, with the whole world watching.This was the World Cup and the Bite of Brazil — a mouthwatering, open-jawed, succulent chomp on an unsuspecting victim that would have done proud any vampire worth his cape.Perhaps odder things happened in sports in 2014, but for sheer audacity, and on a global stage no less, the bite by Uruguay's Luis Suarez takes the (temporary porcelain) crown.Uruguay was playing Italy in June, e...
    By FRED LIEFAssociated Press Sports Writer Gothic folklore met modern dentistry, with the whole world watching.This was the World Cup and the Bite of Brazil — a mouthwatering, open-jawed, succulent chomp on an unsuspecting victim that would have done proud any vampire worth his cape.Perhaps odder things happened in sports in 2014, but for sheer audacity, and on a global stage no less, the bite by Uruguay's Luis Suarez takes the (temporary porcelain) crown.Uruguay was playing Italy in June, e...
  • YEAR END: Games to Remember from 2014

    YEAR END: Games to Remember from 2014

    Friday, December 26 2014 5:09 PM EST2014-12-26 22:09:27 GMT
    By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press National Writer They kept us on the edge of our seats and brought us to our feet.They sent us into joyful celebration or left us in anguished disbelief.When we look back at 2014, these are some of the games — not to mention stock car races, tennis finals and golf rounds — we'll remember the most.IRON MAN BUMGARNERSo much for pitch counts and pampered arms. Madison Bumgarner almost single-handedly pitched the San Francisco Giants to their third World Series t...
    By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press National Writer They kept us on the edge of our seats and brought us to our feet.They sent us into joyful celebration or left us in anguished disbelief.When we look back at 2014, these are some of the games — not to mention stock car races, tennis finals and golf rounds — we'll remember the most.IRON MAN BUMGARNERSo much for pitch counts and pampered arms. Madison Bumgarner almost single-handedly pitched the San Francisco Giants to their third World Series t...
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