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Walks: Like it or not, FIFA's just as fun as Madden

At approximately 11 a.m. this morning, I caved. After years of denial, dismissal and stubborn refusal, I stopped fighting what I thought was the good fight and picked up the controller. I finally played FIFA for the first time.

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Rosenthal: Strange times for Duck football

Two 100-yard rushers. Over 500 total yards. 27 first downs. 42 points. The Ducks didn’t play a bad game on Saturday when they dismantled Fresno State 42-25.  Not hardly. But if you were to take to the twittersphere in the second half of Saturday’s game, you might think the Ducks were losing by …

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Bains: Ducks football should continue to take the proverbial foot off the pedal

While the plodding pace of the second half (which incidentally earned Marcus Mariota & Co. an uncommon win in the time of possession battle) was boring and led to many leaving Autzen early, it was a really cool thing for me to see.

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Paskal: With the return of Duck football, it's important to remember the other fall sports

Several other fall sports are currently in season and it is important as students to support their athletic accomplishments as well.

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Lieberman: Olympic Trials stand as unique experience in American sporting landscape

Over the past two weeks at the U.S. Olympic Trials, a group of talented individuals came together, put their best efforts on the line and formed an elite team on a worldwide stage.

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Harris: Lolo Jones’ media dominance a disservice to track world

In a world dominated by male fans, male reporters, male CEOs of sports agencies — all-male everything — a female athlete’s look can be the difference between unsung hero status and media superstar.

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Lieberman: Past anguish has Oregon women ready for NCAA title run

The Duck women fell just short of an elusive crown in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Is 2012 the year?

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Rosenthal: Oregon baseball is on the verge of something special

George Horton and the Ducks are now two wins away from the holy grail of college baseball — a trip to Omaha, Neb. for the College World Series.

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Malee: What I learned after ‘majoring’ in sports

I love sports for moments like these, for the brief escapes and binding connections they forge; I hate sports when they remind us of the most ugly human traits, when they hurt our souls more than they heal them.

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Clark: Baseball championship run adds intrigue to already impressive year

Undeniable tension — every play, every pitch, every moment — is what is separating this Duck postseason from previous years.

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Rosenthal: Alex Keudell’s honor is well-deserved

If the Ducks don’t win their regional, Keudell’s start this weekend will be the last time he takes the mound as a Duck, and that means you’re running out of chances to see one of the greatest pitchers in Oregon history. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Lieberman: ‘Hard Knocks’ hits viewers harder than they bargained for

With an excellent track record with television production, HBO continues to offer a good product to viewers.

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Lieberman: Team-oriented attitude reinforced in this year’s NBA Playoffs

After a regular season filled with egomaniacs and narcissists, the playoffs are boiling down to teams with holistic mentalities.

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Rosenthal: Ducks baseball could be destined for something special

I’ve noticed something in the I-don’t-even-want-to-think-about-how-many hours I’ve spent at PK Park this spring. The Ducks seem to have that so-called x-factor that special teams always seem to have.

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Malee: Finding new meaning in the reign of the San Antonio Spurs

Between the action on the court and the cinematography off of it, the Spurs have somehow been reborn as one of the coolest teams in the NBA.

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Lieberman: Sports ‘journalism’ in the age of the Internet

While online information has helped sports fans, the same can’t be said for the media.

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Rosenthal: You just can’t beat the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Playoff sports are always more intense than the regular season, but as a spectacle, the NHL playoffs are truly in a league of their own.

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Clark: Viewing opportunities aplenty for Oregon faithful as summer approaches

Days away from claiming two track and field championships, both baseball and softball may be the cherry on top with NCAA regionals.

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Malee: NCAA shamelessly protecting itself in inquiry about Kentucky basketball recruit

Don’t be fooled by any of the NCAA’s claims about protecting student athletes — it’s all about self-preservation.

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Brown: Oregon football, track team could learn something from each other

Oregon track and field is basically the antithesis of Oregon football.

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Lieberman: Despite lockout-shortened season, NBA Playoffs still a treasure

Among my friend group and Twitter family, the NBA seems to be getting the hype and attention it deserves. However, in my opinion, the collective action gets overlooked by a large percentage of our nation’s population.

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Rosenthal: What if Evan Smith wasn’t an athlete?

As much as people say things like “this isn’t a sports story, it’s a human interest story,” the fact remains that it’s only a story because Evan Smith is a D-I athlete.

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Clark: Is there any stopping USC’s Marqise Lee and Robert Woods?

USC’s taking of the two may be enough to bring the Pac-12 back into prominence.

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Malee: Yes, we’re talking about practice and no, you’re not as clever as you think

On the tenth anniversary of the infamous Allen Iverson “practice?” video, here are some other things that have been referenced to death.

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Lieberman: Head out to Hayward Field before it’s too late

Oregon boasts a first-class program, and the Olympic Trials are approaching. Familiarize yourself with track and field before you regret it.

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Rosenthal: Arizona series will make or break Ducks’ season

The Ducks may be shorthanded once again when they travel to Arizona this weekend, but they can’t use that as an excuse in what could be the biggest series of the season.

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Clark: Player stand-outs and disappointments from Oregon football’s spring game

A brief look at a few players that made waves in Oregon’s spring game on Saturday.

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Malee: Despite going undrafted, Darron Thomas’ decision to leave shouldn’t be questioned

The NFL draft may not have gone the way Thomas wanted, but that doesn’t give fans the right to criticize him.

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