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College Football Bowl Preview: Compelling Matchups, Dead Ahead

College football is set to enter its final week, and that means the biggest bowl games are coming up. The first week of 2012 will feature marquee matchups like Oregon vs. Wisconsin, and Oklahoma State against Stanford.
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Emlen Tunnell: A Largely Unknown NFL Great

Emlen Tunnell was the first black player voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was also the first defensive specialist elected to the Hall of Fame, the first African American to be a scout and the first African American on a coaching staff. He played his last game 50 years ago on Saturday. And though he still ranks second all-time in interceptions, he is a casualty of the unfamiliarity football often has with its past.
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Redskins Snubbed In Pro Bowl Selections

In a game meant to celebrate the best players in the National Football League, D.C.'s hometown Redskins will have no representative this year.

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Dear NHL: Hit The Puck, Not The Players

Commentator Frank Deford suggests a New Year's resolution for the National Hockey League: No more fighting.
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Former NFL Players Sue Over Concussions

Host Robert Siegel speaks with New York Times reporter Alan Schwarz about the lawsuit against the NFL by former players who have had concussions.
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Sean Collins, Who Told Surfers Where To Go For The Best Waves, Has Died

He created a way for surfers to learn about where the best waves are just about anywhere in the world and in the process became a legend in the surfing community. He was 59 and died Monday of a heart attack suffered while playing tennis.
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NBA Stars Didn't Disappoint In Season Openers

Perhaps more than any other major professional sports league in this country, the National Basketball Association is star-driven. A Christmas slate of season-opening games featured the electric play of the league's Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose, the NBA's top scorer Kevin Durant and LeBron James, too.

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