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Meyer changes his mind; what about his intensity?

...envisioned himself still hanging on the way Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden did. "There's no chance I'll be doing this in my 70s or 80s," he said. Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at
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NASCAR has power in fight

...NASCAR hasn't said much about its legal battle plan. But with its deep pockets and non-nonsense attitude, the people in charge will do all they can to make sure he's nowhere near the racetrack. Reach Jim Litke at
Funny how Calipari seems to exit before trouble arrives

...Wall's hometown of Raleigh, N.C., found him walking out of a vacant house, apparently little more than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. And as Calipari can attest, it can happen to anyone. Reach Jim Litke at
College basketball
Clemens, McNamee star in farce

...colleague of mine, Mr. Capuano of Massachusetts, wants to know what uniform will you wear into the Hall of Fame." Something tells me that's a question he won't have to worry about for a long time. Reach Jim Litke at
Owens and cynicism still go hand-in-hand

...a problem than Parcells and owner Jerry Jones are willing to deal with. That's what happened in San Francisco and Philadelphia. It's no coincidence that trouble never has a hard time finding T.O. Reach Jim Litke at
Armstrong scores another victory off the race course

...Armstrong said. "My home is America. I live here full-time now, my kids live here, my work, my mission now is here. "And so I have to be concerned with this army," he added, "not that one." Reach Jim Litke at
Other sports
Woods has become the man his father wanted him to be

...That's true, of course. But showing up at Tuesday's clinic would have meant every bit as much to his father, knowing that the son he left behind has become a man who knows how to take directions. Reach Jim Litke at
Baffert finds a kindred spirit in Bode

...the background. And Thursday, as the chuckles rippled through a crowd outside Baffert's barn, someone asked him where he finds fresh material. "I've had three years to work on it," Baffert said. Reach Jim Litke at
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Bonds' legacy will be confined to era

...tainted in the bargain, but at least there's this consolation. Bonds' overreaching ambition to be recognized as the best player ever won't be realized, precisely because of the era he played in. Reach jim litke at
Litke: Rose still lives like he played - with reckless abandon

...decides to let him in through the front door, it would only be a matter of time before the furniture would start turning up for sale on eBay. Jim Litke is the national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at