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  • College football’s Heisman Trophy: from Berwanger to Manziel

    On the evening of Dec. 14, the 79th annual Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation will be telecast live by ESPN. As the usual suspense builds about who will be named this season’s best college player, here are some fun facts to throw into your water cooler Heisman conversations.

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  • College football’s Heisman Trophy: from Berwanger to Manziel

    On the evening of Dec. 14, the 79th annual Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation will be telecast live by ESPN. As the usual suspense builds about who will be named this season’s best college player, here are some fun facts to throw into your water cooler Heisman conversations.

  • Modern Parenthood Family missing at sea: Hoax or not, a lesson to foolproof family ventures

    Family missing at sea? While the US Coast Guard decides whether the family missing at sea since Feb. 24 is a real family or a hoax, it's a good time to consider the risks of great adventure. Yours too could be a family missing at sea without proper planning, as this blogger's almost was during 12 hours near the Florida Keys. 

  • 17 stories from 'Undefeated: Inside the 1972 Miami Dolphins’ Perfect Season’

    Writer Mike Freeman explores the undefeated season of the Florida team in his book.

  • Walter Payton: 10 things I learned from his new biography

    From the new biography 'Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton' by Jeff Pearlman, here are 10 memorable stories about the football star.

  • Tom Brady, MVP again: 12 questions about No. 12

    Tom Brady, MVP again: 12 questions about No. 12

    Fortunately for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the man with the golden arm and silver helmet, the voting for the National Football League's annual MVP award takes place before the playoffs begin. Otherwise, it's possible he might not now have the distinction of being the first unanimous choice for the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award. Some voters might have had second thoughts, and possibly moved Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers ahead of him on their ballots. Brady, after all, was off his game against the New York Jets, who eliminated the favored Patriots in their one-and-done postseason. Rodgers, meanwhile, is the hottest QB of the moment, and might just take the Packers all the way in Sunday's Super Bowl. As it is, Brady now joins Joe Montana, Steve Young, and Kurt Warner as two-time MVP winners. The all-time leader is the Colts’ Peyton Manning with four. Jim Brown, Johnny Unitas, and Brett Favre have three. Just how much do you know about this season’s top regular-season player? Take this quiz to find out:

  • After South Africa's World Cup, xenophobic threats on the rise

    After South Africa's World Cup, xenophobic threats on the rise

    South Africa hosted a successful World Cup, but now many citizens are stepping up threats against migrant workers from other African countries. Will there be a repeat of deadly riots of 2008? One employer is building an 'asylum.'

  • Kingston manhunt for Dudus Coke continues as death toll hits 74

    Kingston manhunt for Dudus Coke continues as death toll hits 74

    The Jamaican police manhunt for alleged drug lord Dudus Coke, which has 74 dead in Kingston fighting, continued Thursday. If Mr. Coke is caught, will it change the role of Jamaica's criminal dons?

  • Jamaica's Bruce Golding denies link to drug lord Dudus Coke

    Jamaica's Bruce Golding denies link to drug lord Dudus Coke

    Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding angrily dismissed reports that he is an associate of Dudus Coke, the alleged drug lord and gang leader. Mr. Golding vowed to root out gang leaders, or 'dons', from Jamaican communities.

  • Jamaica attacks: a legacy of ties between politicians and gangs

    Jamaica attacks: a legacy of ties between politicians and gangs

    What do Dudus Coke, Jah-T, and Jim Brown all have in common? They're all related, connected to the ruling Jamaica Labour Party, and their Kingston gang ties have helped spark multiple Jamaica attacks.