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  1. College Basketball: Remember the Oklahoma State Ten

    Doug Gottlieb

    On the 10th anniversary of the Oklahoma State plane crash, Doug Gottlieb remembers his friends and teammates through a lesson he learned from his former head coach, Eddie Sutton. Plus, why you shouldn't care whether Jimmer Fredette will make a good pro.

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2011
  2. The baseball side of Tucson tragedy

    Christina Taylor Green, the 9-year-old daughter of a Dodgers scout -- a little girl born on Sept. 11, 2001 -- was among those killed in Saturday's shootings in Tucson, Ariz. A prayer for the Greens, for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and for the oth...

    Blog | January 09, 2011
  3. MLB: The Tucson shootings had a horrible connection to the Los An...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney's blog begins on a somber note: one of the people killed in the Tucson shootings was the young daughter of a Los Angeles Dodgers scout.

    Blog | Conversation | January 09, 2011
  4. College Football: Noel Devine's journey from tragedy to promise t...

    Bruce Feldman

    Bruce Feldman spent two hours with WVU RB Noel Devine in early September, three years after doing a short ESPN The Magazine feature on him. Devine's journey of change and self-awareness are remarkable, Feldman writes.

    Blog | Conversation | October 13, 2010
  5. Bats remain a piercing issue

    Buster Olney

    Tyler Colvin was impaled by a broken bat -- a maple bat -- and will remain in the hospital in the days ahead, Paul Sullivan writes. His extended hospitalization tells all about how close this came to being a tragedy. Will it be enough for another re...

    Blog | September 20, 2010
  6. Baseball comes with certain risks, but shattered bats that fly al...

    Buster Olney

    Like any sport, baseball comes with its own set of inherent risks, namely balls flying at over 100 MPH rocketed all over the place. That said, the danger of flying bats, like daggers tossed into the infield, doesn't have to be one of those risks.

    Blog | Conversation | September 20, 2010
  7. MLB draft 2010 - Keith Law: What to make of Robbie Aviles

    Keith Law

    Keith Law checks in with a look at Robbie Aviles from tragedy-stricken Suffern High School in New York, as well as offering up a stock watch -- and if you're Drew Pomeranz or Anthony Ranaudo, things are not looking great.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2010
  8. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Chris Coghlan has overcome tragedy to...

    Buster Olney

    Chris Coghlan has overcome tragedy to realize a dream that wasn't just his own. He shared it with his father.

    Blog | Conversation | September 20, 2009
  9. Barreling toward maple-bat tragedy

    Within hours of a meeting by representatives from Major League Baseball and the players association to discuss the growing concern over shattering maple bats, umpire Brian O'Nora was injured by one. One Royal said he used to like maple bats, but now...

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2008
  10. Hall of Fame voters take notice

    Reading the message boards, one sees Heath Ledger's death described as a "tragedy." No doubt. But for whom, exactly? He was someone's son, and the father of a two-year-old daughter. It's tragic for his parents, and for his daughter. In the grand sch...

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2008
  11. Hallbourg, tragedy and 'Lucky'

    Gus Hallbourg's luck finally ran out last Saturday. Hallbourg, who passed away Saturday, was the last survivor of the deadliest tragedy in the history of professional baseball, a bus crash on Washington state's Snoqualmie Pass in 1946. The Spokane I...

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2007
  12. Special teams meetings have special meaning this week

    Marwan Maalouf

    In the wake of the Kevin Everett tragedy, special teams meetings will have extra special meaning this week.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2007
  13. An absolute tragedy

    Just two summers ago, Mike Coolbaugh hit 27 homers and drove in 101 runs with Houston's Triple-A team in Round Rock, Texas. His career petered out last season, though, with 57 games and a .223 batting average in Omaha (here is Coolbaugh's complete pr...

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2007
  14. Tragedy strikes Bama's Davidson again

    The cell phone message lights popped up as soon as Alabama's team landed late Wednesday night after a win at NC State. The news couldn't have been worse. Dewayne Watkins, the brother of Tide senior forward Jermareo Davidson, had died from a gunshot...

    Blog | Conversation | December 22, 2006
  15. New Orleans memories

    Eric Allen

    Eric Allen reminisces about his time spent in New Orleans.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2006
  16. Chat with Mike Fish

    Welcome to The Show! On Friday, ESPN.com investigative reporter Mike Fish will stop by to chat. Fish wrote this week's ESPN.com E-Ticket story - An Un-American Tragedy on Pat Tillman, of which the third part Death of an American Ideal appears Friday ...

    Chat | July 21, 2006