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Michigan Fans 1, Dave Brandon 0The resignation of the Wolverines’ villainous athletic director is why we like college sports.
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Rule BreakersWhat the Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” has in common with the last Patriots championship team.
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The Internet’s Favorite ExerciseIs the box jump a worthwhile training technique or just a fancy party trick?
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