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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell warms up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in Houston. <br>Michael Wyke/AP

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell refuses to sign tag, out for 2018

Le'Veon Bell won't play in 2018. The star running back declined to sign his one-year $14.4 million franchise tender with the Pittsburgh Steelers by Tuesday's deadline, making him ineligible to suit up for the AFC North-leading Steelers or anyone else this season.

Milton accounts for 3 TDs, No. 11 UCF beats Navy 35-24

No. 11 UCF is becoming predictable as the Knights pursue another undefeated season.

Injured Air Force falcon expected to make full recovery

The 22-year-old bird remains on antibiotics and won't attend Air Force's home game against New Mexico on Saturday, according to the school.

Woolfolk scores twice, Army beats Lafayette 31-13

Still perfect at home, not so perfect on the field. Army coach Jeff Monken will take it — grudgingly.

After sweep of Army, Air Force hockey looks to build on progress against Bentley

A fellow service academy can’t be relied upon to boost Air Force’s confidence, but that’s exactly what happened for the Falcons’ hockey team last weekend. The visitors never trailed in back-to-back 4-2 wins in West Point, N.Y.

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For fans of teams with bad owners, there's no 'right' way to show frustration

How should a fan cope with a sports team owner who, decade after decade, proves to be incompetent or even, at time, disgraceful? Unfortunately, few parts of America have more experience with this problem than Washington. It's a noose that binds us together.


In the NFL, the gap between the haves and have-nots is growing wider

The NFL is a zero-sum enterprise. When fantastic teams like Kansas City and New Orleans blaze through the league, someone has to soak up the losses. But the poles are further apart this season than ever, likely for reasons beyond plain flukiness.

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