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  • Tim Tebow and TiVo: Jets QB gets a new endorsement

    Tim Tebow will be the new spokesman for DVR maker TiVo, and 'not just because the name sounds cool.' Tim Tebow will appear in six new commercials for TiVo, starting later this month. 

  • First NFL tie since 2008, between Rams and 49ers: What is this, soccer?

    First NFL tie since 2008 happened because of overtime rules that don’t often come into play. But Sunday’s game between the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers wasn’t without drama.

  • Charles Tillman: Baby to come Monday, he'll play Sunday

    Charles Tillman baby: Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman says his wife will give birth to their third baby on Monday, allowing him to play Sunday. A controversy erupted when Tillman said he might miss Sunday's game against Houston.

  • Saints and Eagles head in opposite directions. A Week 9 NFL quiz

    In handwriting parlance, the New Orleans Saints are an ascender, the Philadelphia Eagles a descender. With a 28-13 victory Monday night, the Saints, who started the season 0-4, have now won three of their last four games. The Eagles, who also are 3-5 overall, by contrast have pretty much crash landed with four straight losses, leading to growing speculation about whether coach Andy Reid will keep his job or Michael Vick will remain the starting quarterback.  To test your knowledge of Week 9 NFL developments, take this 14-question quiz.

  • How can you donate to Sandy relief? Here are 9 organizations.

    Use this donation information for organizations on-the-scene in New Jersey, New York, and other areas devastated by superstorm Sandy.

  • Could the 49ers pick up where San Francisco’s Giants left off? A Week 8 NFL quiz

    San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith was on fire in Monday night’s 24-3 romp over the faltering Arizona Cardinals. He completed 18 of 19 passes, leading some to wonder if the 49ers might just be ready to follow the Giants’ World Series win with a Super Bowl championship. To review your knowledge of Week 8 NFL developments, take this 14-question quiz.

  • How to become an NFL referee? Start early.

    Refereeing high school and college games is the way to work through the ranks. But it takes years – and some help – to become an NFL referee or MLB umpire.

  • The Monitor's View Oh, the ease of blaming others in a crisis

    When earthquake experts are sentenced for bad predictions and lenders accused of bad calls on mortgages, society needs a reminder that individuals are responsible for their actions.

  • Opinion Millennial generation could kill the NFL

    Many protective mothers and fathers of Millennials aren't allowing their kids to play tackle football because of health risks. These attitudes could close the NFL’s pipeline to many talented players. But these concerns also have the potential to change the violent NFL culture for the better.

  • Beyonce reportedly signed on for Super Bowl halftime show

    A source familiar with the Super Bowl told The Associated Press the Grammy-winning diva will take the stage at the halftime show on Feb. 3, 2013, at the Superdome in New Orleans.

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Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

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