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Updated at 10:42 AM

For better or worse, the dramatic rise of daily leagues has changed the landscape of fantasy sports forever.There was a time when fantasy players would be stuck with the team they selected for an entire season. Remember that?You know, like two years ago.Despite the abundance of ways to play fantasy sports in these modern times, assembling the crew of misfits you call your friends to draft for an old-fashioned yearlong league remains one of lifes great pleasures.

Updated Aug 30, 2015 at 10:27 PM

Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night.

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 11:32 AM

During the 1964 Indianapolis 500, after a popular driver named Eddie Sachs was killed during a crash, broadcaster Sid Collins delivered a poignant on-air eulogy. It said, in part, we are all speeding toward death at the rate of 60 minutes every...

Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 11:30 AM

I knew something was missing all these years.I never had a fall guy.Think of all the rowdy shenanigans I could have created at those sports writer parties while debating fantasy drafts.

Updated Aug 25, 2015 at 11:14 AM

Baylor blames Boise State and former Broncos coach Chris Petersen for not providing enough information.Boise State and Petersen insist otherwise.

Updated Aug 25, 2015 at 10:03 AM

The Flora Pups baseball team scored four times in the first inning as they cruised to a 15-0 win over Lawrenceville Thursday afternoon in their home opener.

Updated Aug 20, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Say this for Rob Manfred: The guy stays on task.

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 10:39 AM

It was during my second year of college, one of those weekend trips home for Mom to feed me and do my laundry and otherwise pamper a 19-year-old like he was 6 again. I sure could use a few more of those days.The wife, shockingly, disagrees.

Updated Aug 18, 2015 at 12:05 PM

School hasn't started for Flora and North Clay but their jr. high baseball teams took the field for the first time Friday afternoon in Louisville.The Pups had a chance to get on the board first in the top of the first inning as they had Gavin...

Updated Aug 12, 2015 at 9:39 AM

The Pro Football Hall of Fame added another outstanding class on Saturday night in Canton, Ohio.

Updated Aug 4, 2015 at 10:37 AM

A couple of years ago when Sports Illustrated wanted to put Zack Greinke on its cover, the pitching phenom refused to cooperate. They wound up taking an overhead photo of Greinke from a distance. You could not see his face, only his name and number...

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