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  1. 2012 might be the Year of the Short Person

    Lynn Hoppes

    Gabby Douglas, all 4 feet 11 of her, won two Olympic gold medals at the Summer Games in London. Lionel Messi, at 5-7, has scored 90 goals this year and is the best soccer player in the world. And Brad Keselowski, who is 5-10, won the NASCAR Sprint Cu...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  2. Top 10 athletes ranked by web presence

    Zach McCann

    It might surprise you which athletes are making the biggest impact on the Internet. The people at PeekYou, a website that scores everyone with a Facebook, Twitter or blog -- so yes, probably even you -- based on an algorithm combining each person'...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  3. Jim Caple: 2010 sports year in review

    Jim Caple

    It was an outrageous year, and we recap all the memorable moments.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2010
  4. Where does Paul the Octopus rank?

    Patrick Hruby

    He's gone. After correctly predicting the outcome of eight World Cup matches, Paul the Octopus died in his tank in a German aquarium today, leaving behind an unblemished sports prognosticating legacy and -- no, really! -- his own agent. Where does P...

    Blog | Conversation | October 26, 2010
  5. Paul the Octopus is just the latest to go out on top. Here's a li...

    Patrick Hruby

    He's walking away. On top. (And regrettably, without passing along any stock tips.) After going a perfect 8-0 in predicting World Cup games, cephalopod mollusk-cum-soccer oracle Paul the Octopus is retiring, the better to continue his exciting life o...

    Blog | Conversation | July 12, 2010
  6. 2010 World Cup: Off the Ball blog

    Roger Bennett

    What does Day 7 have in store? Only Argentina and Maradona's suit, a South Korea team that never stops running, and the soap opera that is France.

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2010