1. Eleven Reasons for Fresh Optimism as a Pirates Fan

    For an organization that hasn't experienced a winning season since 1992, there aren't many building blocks in the figurative "pros" column...

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  2. The 10 Best Fight Songs in College Football

    Here is a collection of the nation's most recognizable and famous fightsongs, listed in no particular order. These are the up-tempo, crowd-energizing songs that have been played in stadiums and parades across the country for years...

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  3. A New World No. 1? Welcome to the Elena Dementieva Dimension

    You are travelling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination—next stop, the ...

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  4. Top 10 Reasons To Wave a Terrible Towel on Sunday

    10. We beat the Dirty Birds from Baltimore and kept the rookie quarterback where he belongs—on his couch during the Super Bowl. 9. We don't wear a random bird on our helmet. We epitomize city history...

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  5. Quarterfinal Unknown: Who IS Juan Martin Del Potro?

    Rafael Nadal. Andy Roddick. Roger Federer. Novak Djokovic. These four names have become household when it comes to men's tennis. They are also four of the remaining elite eight in the Australian Open...

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  6. Rafael Nadal vs. the Field: Who Can Take Down the Raging Bull?

    Rafael Nadal has been an unstoppable vanguard through the first four rounds of the Australian Open—his stats are unfathomable, and his drive is unchallenged...

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  7. DeJuan Blair: Pittsburgh's Blue-Collar Hero

    Pittsburgh's true White Knight doesn't wear No. 66. Or No. 7. Or No. 87, for that matter. He is a 6'7", 265-pound center for the University of Pittsburgh who wears No...

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  8. Ilya Kovalchuk: Ray Shero's Next Big Catch?

    It's no secret that the Pittsburgh Penguins have been dragging themselves through the months of December and January. The offense has, at times, been pathetic at best, and the Power Play has had streaks of up to 0-for-20 during that time...

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  9. Forget a BCS Playoff: FBS College Football Needs More

    In hindsight of the 2008 college football season, there was more controversy than ever regarding which teams should play for the national title. First, there was the Big 12's Big Three: Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas Tech...

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