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The case for legalizing sports betting. [The New Yorker]

Kevin Millwood, the longtime MLB pitcher, is calling it a career. [Shelby Star]

Alabama football spent over $930k on recruiting in 2011-2012; the entire school spent $857k recruiting all athletes just five years earlier. [AL.com]

Why does Louisiana produce so many NFL players? [Times]

Terrence Cody and his significantly-less publicized Blind Side story. [News Press]

Ranking the best public golf courses. [The Golf Channel]

The best Patriot League basketball player you probably haven’t heard of. [SI]

This man flew down to Honduras for a US soccer match, and lived to write about it. [Outside]

Need a Miami Hurricane basketball player to root for besides Barry Larkin’s son? Meet Julian Gamble. [Herald Sun]

Remember Scott Kazmir? If you’ve been wondering what he’s up to … [NYDN]

Media critic didn’t like the performance by Phil Simms in the Super Bowl. [Sun]

Mr. Belding recalls Jim Harbaugh’s turn on Saved by the Bell. [WSJ]

“Destroying your body by cutting off your finger or playing with a catheter in your penis is not against the rules, but using some kind of deer antler spray to speed up healing is, and we spend a lot more time questioning the morality of athletes than we do the morality of the athletic culture or its rules” [Herald]

Kevin Sumlin, not surprisingly, is building a monster at A&M, and his latest recruiting class is loaded. [Mandel]

Are the Cowboys losing a generation of Fans? [Express-News]

Hello, Nina. [via Hot Clicks]

This can’t be real, right? There’s just no way. [via Clay Travis]

Marcus Smart pulled off this backflip after OKSU beat Kansas. [via Pistols Firing]

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