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'Ball don't lie' – and other street ball lingo

In honor of the first of May and the beginning of outdoor basketball season, here are the top 10 phrases you'll hear on a playground hoop court:

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The overrated

One in an occasional series identifying the most overrated things in life, including in entertainment, sports and popular culture.

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Favorite sports moments of the past 50 years

No matter who wins the Masters golf tournament this weekend, it is annually one of the best sporting events on the calendar.

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Words you generally never want to hear

“Sorry” might be the No. 1 word we hate to hear.

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March madness to sadness

Millions of Americans will gamble this week on the NCAA Basketball Tournament, most of them filling out one of those ubiquitous brackets for $5, $10 or $20.

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A historic, and chilling, announcement by Penn State

My beloved alma mater, Penn State, disappoints me.

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Americans no longer want a boss – duh

The headline “Americans no longer want a boss” was seen above a story about a FreshBooks report that says the number of self-employed workers could triple in the next two years.

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Hero on a heartbreaking day

There are heroes, and then there are Heroes.

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The Super Bowl by the numbers

Here’s hoping Eagles’ fans turn Minnesota’s largest city into Phillyapolis next week, especially inside U.S. Bank Stadium for the Super Bowl.

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Saquon Barkley leaves as Penn State's second-greatest running back

Having once called Curt Warner a cutback virtuoso, it would be difficult for me to remove him from the top spot of all-time Penn State running backs.

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Your 2018 sports highlights – before they happen

As a public service, here are 2018's sports highlights, ahead of time, solely for your entertainment – not gambling – purposes.

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Truth be told: Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley famously once said, “I am not a role model.”

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12 things to smile about today

In honor of December, here are 12 things to smile about:

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Cold-blooded and ruthless, that's Division I athletics

Two narrow, last-minute losses for ninth-ranked Penn State ruined what would have been a spot in the national playoffs. Then again, the Lions had a close victory over Iowa that could have gone the other way.

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Most importantly – be kind

Not exactly sure when I recognized that I was old.

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Philly's greatest rivalries

The buzz is back in Philly sports, thanks mostly to the Eagles and Sixers.

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Current rankings

Just because I can, here are my current rankings, noting that they can change at any moment:

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When you have a bad case of the Sunday nights

It's been said that August is the Sunday night of the summer, which is a terrible disservice to August.

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Humor in the workplace

It's been said that laughter is the best medicine. (Frankly, for me, just give me the damn drugs and get out of the way.)

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This is not a must-win for Penn State

The convenient thing about college football is that if you lose early enough in the season, you can come back and win a conference title and earn a trip to the playoffs.

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The vibrance of Vermont

Three decades ago, one of my brothers returned from a Vermont vacation and said he loved it.

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Meeting sadness: Or how to fill your day getting nothing done

Having last ripped into the concept of incessant meetings about a year ago, it’s time to do it again.

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Don't worry, be supremely happy

Author Travis Bradberry of California says we're always chasing something – such as a promotion, new car or significant other.

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A new dynasty is taking shape in Philadelphia

Mercifully, another losing season for the Phillies is about to end – but there is hope for next year.

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An ode to playground basketball

There’s no better recreational game than pickup basketball or playground hoops.

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Eagles could be regal

Two certainties about the National Football League:

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McGregor won't kick any butt – but he'll get a lot richer

What would possess Conor McGregor to fight undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

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