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Decision: Browns Tickets or Cup of Coffee?

Jill R. Dorson, The PostGame

Deal Assures Labor Peace in Baseball

Bob Nightengale, USA Today

Manning Would Fit Right in on 'MNF'

Michael McCarthy, Sporting News

As Viewership Craters, ESPN on Deathbed

Clay Travis, Outkick the Coverage

A large latte. A McPick 2. Two gallons of gas. Yes, the cost of a ticket to a Cleveland Browns game isn't any more than say, a cup of coffee, a fast-food lunch or fuel to drive abo...(full article)

Major League Baseball and the players union, knowing there was far too much at stake for an impasse, agreed to a new five-year collective bargaining agreement Wednesday night less ...(full article)

Wednesday marks the 45th anniversary of the made-for-TV movie Brian’s Song. The iconic film about the iconic friendship between Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers...(full article)

When NBC's Tony Dungy speaks, NFL people listen. The Super Bowl-winning coach-turned-TV analyst for "Football Night in America" may have put the nail in Rams coach Jeff Fisher's co...(full article)

Last month ESPN lost 621,000 subscribers according to Nielsen media estimates, which was the worst month in the company's history. This month things weren't much better -- ESPN los...(full article)

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