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Eli, again, wins on final drive

Eli, again, wins on final drive

INDIANAPOLIS – He did it in the desert. Now he did it in a dome. Eli Manning stepped back late in another Super Bowl, launched the football high, and once again saw it come down in the hands of a receiver who, to the naked eye, never should have been able to...
GOOD, BAD AND UGLY AT OLYMPICS

GOOD, BAD AND UGLY AT OLYMPICS

SYDNEY, Australia — The Olympics end today. The final medals will be decided. But I’m ready to name my own winners and losers of the past few weeks.

By the way, I am a purist.

Only gold …and tin.

Olympic Comeback

* Gold: To out-of-retirement swimmers Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres. They came. They saw. They delivered.

* Tin: To French track diva Marie-Jose Perec. She came. She saw. She ran away.

New Olympic Event

* Gold: Triathlon. Every time you watch it, you think “grueling.”

WHY WE CAN’T TRUST OLYMPICS ANYMORE

WHY WE CAN’T TRUST OLYMPICS ANYMORE

“The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted the spoons.”
— Emerson

The people who run the Olympics have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar.

Inside are goodies such as free trips, jobs for children, college scholarships and an old favorite, cash.

These goodies were offered by cities hoping to host the Olympic Games. Since the Games and all their tourism dollars come only once every two years, you can see how, as the competition swelled, so did the pot.

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