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So, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh didn't jump into the interview circle and play nice with the other kid. And this is news, why? Did someone confuse Harbaugh with a coach who knows h...(full article)

The amount of money he is accused of taking could unleash a man from most things that hold him in place. The world bows to that amount of money. You could pay the toll on any of li...(full article)

This is one of those special days in the sports calendar when rich people gather together (in the same way that mobs on crank gather together) and synchronously burn vast amounts...(full article)

The pecking order of each of the Big Three sports apparel companies is abundantly clear: Nike is the gold standard, Under Armour is the millennial brand and adidas is a running ...(full article)

NFL players are compensated spectacularly. When the starting salary in your line of work is $435,000, you're living very well. But careers are short and the window to earn a big pa...(full article)

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