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Recent articles by Jeff:

Reports: Russia wants 'Merchant of Death' in exchange for Brittney Griner

For the first time since Brittney Griner’s arrest almost three months ago, Russia appears to have publicly signaled its asking price for her safe return. → Read More

Brittney Griner's pre-trial detention in Russia extended by a month

Brittney Griner appeared at a hearing in a Russian courtroom on Friday and had her pre-trial detention extended by a month. → Read More

The story behind the famous Brett Favre draft day jorts photo

It's been called the greatest draft day photo ever. This is the story behind the famous Brett Favre jorts photo. → Read More

Brittney Griner found to be in 'good condition' after US gains consular access to her

A little over a month into the WNBA star's detainment at a Russian prison, a U.S. Embassy official was finally granted permission to check on her. → Read More

North Carolina ousts Baylor despite squandering a 25-point second-half lead

What seemed to be a North Carolina blowout changed with one controversial call with 10 minutes to play. → Read More

Mystery solved: Why the NCAA tournament basketballs look brighter orange this year

Everyone from everyday fans, to NBA players, to Mark Cuban has wondered if it was their imagination or the ball was atypically bright. → Read More

Here are this year's six biggest NCAA tournament snubs

Three Big Ten bubble teams received lifelines from the committee; Texas A&M headlines the list of hard-luck teams who didn't hear their names called. → Read More

U.S. Secretary of State responds to Russia's detainment of Brittney Griner

One day after Russia revealed that it had detained the seven-time WNBA all-star on drug charges, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was asked what the Biden Administration planned to do to help her. → Read More

Former Pentagon official: Russia could use WNBA star Brittney Griner as 'high-profile hostage'

The Phoenix Mercury star could be used as leverage over the U.S. after she was detained in Moscow over drug charges. → Read More

'Sometimes you just need a hug': The pre-skate ritual of an America duo

For almost a decade, Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker have used an abnormally long hug to soothe their nerves, synchronize their breathing and get in unison before they compete. → Read More

How Michael Jackson and 'In Living Color' changed Super Bowl halftime shows forever

A couple ambitious, forward-thinking marketing execs. An upstart TV network. An edgy sketch comedy show. A begrudgingly receptive sports league. And the King of Pop. → Read More

Bucs fan who gave back Tom Brady's 600th TD game ball may have lost $500K

Mike Evans gave a Bucs fan the historic game ball. The fan graciously — but perhaps rashly — returned it minutes later. → Read More

Sha'Carri Richardson after last-place return: 'Talk all the s--- you want. Because I'm here to stay.'

In her highly anticipated return from a marijuana suspension, Richardson provided more fireworks in her post-race interview than during the race itself. → Read More

The USA men have one shot left to avoid historic Olympic track ignominy

The United States men have won a track gold medal at every modern Olympics in which they've participated. Maybe not for long. → Read More

DK Metcalf fails to advance out of semifinal heat in track debut

The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver ran the 100 meters in 10.37 seconds, a respectable time but still the slowest in his heat. → Read More

'There's nothing about this that makes sense': Authorities grappling with the ‘why’ in South Carolina mass shooting

Police say they have more questions than answers about a mass shooting in South Carolina that left a prominent doctor and four others dead. → Read More

March Madness Friday recap: Welcome back to the tournament, where nobody knows anything

The first full day of NCAA tournament action featured an array of upsets — just not the ones that became popular over the past week. → Read More

Oral Roberts stuns Ohio State, pulls NCAA tournament's first major upset

The Golden Eagles are the ninth 15th seed to defeat a No. 2 seed in NCAA tournament history. → Read More

Viral chokehold photograph after Atlantic 10 tournament ‘a misunderstanding of access’

A photograph of a security guard choking a videographer following the Atlantic 10 championship spread quickly around social media, but the disturbing image only tells part of the story. → Read More

Nancy Lieberman could have been on Kobe Bryant's helicopter: 'There's no doubt in my mind that I'd have gone'

Nancy Lieberman is thankful that she was not on the helicopter flight that took the lives of Kobe Bryant and eight others, but she’s also devastated for the loss of life. → Read More