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  1. Which comebacks were most impressive?

    The Mag: Greater Athlete Comebacks?

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  2. Nelson Mandela mourned by sports world

    Sports figures from Muhammad Ali to Tiger Woods to the president of soccer's governing body were among the many mourning the death of Nelson Mandela on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  3. A look back at great sports trilogies

    Andrew Davis, ESPN Stats & Info

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Larry Bird and Magic Johnson met in the NBA Finals three times in the 1980s. This Saturday night, UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez will fight Junior dos Santos in Houston for the third time. It could g...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  4. NBA - Why LeBron James is and isn't Michael Jordan

    Tom Haberstroh

    Like Mike: Is LeBron James reaching Michael Jordan's level of greatness?

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  5. Playbook's Daily Gallery: Keep eyes open

    Playbook Visuals

    Don't look away -- these photos from "Monday Night Football," the NBA, college hoops and more will grab your attention if you let them. Check them out: Playbook's Daily Gallery: Tuesday, Dec. 4...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  6. Lochte joins Olympians making TV cameos

    Lynn Hoppes

    With Olympic champion Ryan Lochte set to appear on the Oct. 29 episode of "90210," Playbook has decided to look back at memorable moments of Olympians on television. We've broken them into two categories: athletes known just for the Olympics and athl...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  7. Garden to pay tribute to classic moments

    Ian Begley

    Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier. Knicks and Rangers playoff runs. The Concert for New York City. Political conventions. The Garden has hosted them all. And the building will play homage to them all after the second phase of Garden reconstruction...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  8. Clippers on the verge of a milestone

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- As Chris Paul put on the T-shirt hanging in his locker room, he looked down at it and smiled. The shirt featured a picture of Muhammad Ali with "The Greatest" written in big, bold, black letters. Moments earlier, Paul had scored...

    Blog | March 31, 2012
  9. Rick Reilly's Guide to the Sweet Sixteen

    Rick Reilly

    Rick Reilly looks at the Sweet 16 and sees a tasty treat ahead for college hoops fans.

    Story | March 22, 2012
  10. Frazier and Ali, Magic and Bird, Kobe and... nobody

    Brian and Andy Kamenetzky

    AP Photo All three are legends, but only two boast a true rival. The death of heavyweight legend Joe Frazier has naturally prompted considerable conversation about Muhammad Ali. Intense rivals, the two fought on three occasions, the first a victor...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  11. Dirk Nowitzki reveals favorite gift after title

    Jeff Caplan

    Dirk Nowitzki revealed a very special gift he received from one of the world's all-time great athletes after winning the NBA championship. The Dallas Mavericks' NBA Finals MVP told the German publication Der Spiegel during an interview published T...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  12. The Pro's Questionnaire -- Steve Smith tees off in style

    Adena Andrews

    NBA TV analyst Steve Smith is a man of many sides. He got his values from his hardworking parents and Muhammad Ali -- though he'd also love to be a pro golfer.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2011
  13. Page 2 presents more of the least cool athletes in sports history...

    Patrick Hruby

    Page 2 presents part two of its list of the least cool athletes ever.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2011
  14. Director and New York Knicks' No. 1 fan Spike Lee talks Black His...

    Jared Zwerling

    Spike Lee talks Black History Month, issues facing African-American community

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  15. Page 2 presents the least cool athletes in sports history

    Patrick Hruby

    Page 2 presents its list of the least cool athletes in history.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  16. There are still heroes in the world of sports who would make Dr. ...

    Michael Wilbon

    Today's athletes know Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as an idea rather than as a man. But that doesn't mean his message has been lost.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2011