Sports

8:00am

Sat September 20, 2014
Beer

Another Reason Denver's Best In The AFC West: Beer Prices

Fans at Denver's Mile High Stadium can celebrate the Broncos status along with cheaper beer.
Credit Julio Enriquez / Flickr - Creative Commons

While beer and football may go hand-in-hand, its impact on your wallet varies greatly. Fans can expect to pay less than $6 for a pint of beer at one stadium while forking over more than $11 at another. Fortunately for Denver Broncos fans, the price for beer here is the lowest among its AFC West Division rivals and below average nationwide.

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3:02am

Wed September 17, 2014
Sports

Vikings Now Say Adrian Peterson Is Banned From Team Activities

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 5:50 pm

Updated at 7:15 a.m. ET:

The Minnesota Vikings announced early Wednesday morning that they had placed running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list.

The change to Peterson's status "will require that Adrian remain away from all team activities while allowing him to take care of his personal situation until the legal proceedings are resolved," according to a statement issued by the team.

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2:19am

Wed September 17, 2014
Sweetness And Light

Is The NFL Too Big To Fail?

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 5:50 pm

The NFL has had a lot of bad press lately. But it doesn't seem to have any impact on sponsors or fans.
AJ Mast AP

There has been a crowded docket in our preeminent sport. Let's take just three cases. The defendants: the NFL, Roger Goodell and football itself.

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8:41am

Sat September 13, 2014
Sports

Too Young To Drive, But Old Enough For NASCAR

Originally published on Sat September 13, 2014 2:58 pm

Kaz Grala after his 10th place finish at the Granite State 100.
Karen Given Only A Game/WBUR

The colossal grandstands seem nearly empty for this summer's Granite State 100, the Friday night warm up to the Sunday main event at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. But the cameras zoom in on one huge group of fans, about 80 strong, dressed all in black. It's the team for Kaz Grala.

Grala is a tenth grader from Westborough, Mass. At 15-years-old, he's not quite old enough to get his driver's license, but he's already following his dream. He started out as a 4-year-old go kart racer. His father, who drives stock cars in endurance races, introduced him to the sport.

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1:25am

Wed September 10, 2014
Sweetness And Light

The National Anthem, And The National Pastime

Originally published on Wed September 10, 2014 9:09 am

The Star-Spangled Banner, played before every baseball game, has become so tied to the sport that an old joke asks, "What are the last two words of the national anthem?" and answers, "Play ball!"
Michael Dwyer AP

This Sunday, Sept. 14, marks the 200th anniversary of the writing of Francis Scott Key's poem, "The Defence of Fort McHenry" — better known today as "The Star-Spangled Banner."

And is any national anthem so identified with sports as ours?

The association is probably because the song is played before every baseball game, and baseball games are legion. It is even responsible for that oldest of sports jokes: "What are the last two words of the national anthem? Play ball!"

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