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Top 10 Worst Team Names

North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education voted May 14 to retire the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname and logo after a lengthy dispute over whether or not the name was derogatory towards Native Americans. In …

Top 10 Athlete Drug Busts

Just months after earning Olympic glory in Beijing, Michael Phelps is apologizing for a photo that appears to show him smoking marijuana. He’s only the latest athlete for whom fame, fortune and free time have led to trouble with drugs.

Top 10 Heisman Trophy Winners

Mark Ingram became Alabama’s first Heisman Trophy winner Saturday night, Dec. 12, snagging one of sport’s most coveted pieces of hardware — the first for the school’s storied football program. Ingram, who hails from Flint, …

Top 10 Female Sports Pioneers

When Japanese knuckleballer Eri Yoshida became the first woman drafted by a professional baseball team on Nov. 17, she joined an elite club of female athletes who have broken sport’s gender barrier

Top 10 Fringe World Titles

With the 7th annual Rock Paper Scissors World Championship playing out Oct. 25 in Toronto, TIME takes a look at some of the strangest championships in the wide world of sports

Top 10 World Series Moments

From flawless pitching performances to titanic home runs (and a misplayed ground ball), TIME has your bases covered on this tour of October’s greatest moments

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