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Top 10 Stars of Generation Next

Brian Colella, RealClearSports

What a 1st-Round Pick Bought in '90s

Kenneth Arthur, Sports on Earth

Top 10 Greatest NCAA Coaches of All Time

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In 1974, the Dallas Cowboys missed the playoffs for the first time in nine years. Though we had six Pro Bowlers that season, we finished 8-6, which left us in third place in the NF...(full article)

Jordan Spieth, still not yet 22, won the Masters this past weekend in record fashion, further moving golf's center from the aging and ailing Tiger Woods. In the NBA, players like...(full article)

Over the last five years, the only players who have fetched at least a first round pick in exchange for their services in a trade are Jimmy Graham, Trent Richardson, Darrelle Revis...(full article)

Geno Auriemma and his UConn women's basketball team once again reached the NCAA Tournament championship game - a win would be the coach's 10th title, most among Division I coache...(full article)

Drafting a legitimate franchise quarterback is the quickest way to turn around a moribund organization. The addition of a young, talented signal-caller with exceptional physical to...(full article)

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