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Athens in Fear

Eagle Sports Columnist Adam Montgomery on the purpose and politics of the Olympics

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From the Eagle Sports Desk

The Eagle Sports Desk discusses the end of the women's lacrosse perfect record and the recent accomplishments of AU runner Kiera Carlstrom.

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A close look at the legend behind the man

Jeff Jones, head coach of the AU Men's Basketball team, made it to the Final Four in a different capacity this year - as a father. Putting aside painful memories of a third straight loss in the Patriot League Championship game, Jones took his 10-year-old son, Jeff Jr., to San Antonio for his first Final Four.

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Golf slices fifth place

In a season that saw them come so close so many times, the end result came as a surprise to no one. The AU Men's Golf team finished in fifth place at the Patriot League Championship at Colgate's Seven Oaks Golf Course, its final tournament of the year.

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United's young ranks

In 1989, while most students were returning home from elementary school to watch Disney Afternoon, Adu was born in Ghana. When 14-year-old sensation Freddy Adu joined the D.C. United this season, he became the youngest player in Major League Soccer history. He is also the highest paid player, who signed a $500 thousand a year contract.

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Stay the Course

Sports columnist Adam Montgomery reflects on the year in sports at AU and finds many positive and negative changes.

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New AD prepares for her first hire

When Joni Comstock stepped onto AU's campus as the new Athletic Director four months ago, she had no idea she'd be making such a monstrous hire so quickly. Now, here she sits, about to name the new Women's Basketball head coach, a hire that could make or break her tenure as the AD.

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Men's Tennis wins PL title

AU's regular-season Men's Tennis match against Army in late March was an epic, spanning over four hours and won in the final singles match on court. In the rematch - this Sunday's Patriot League championship - AU clinched victory before church let out.

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Kief drives Eagles to sixth-place showing

For the AU Men's Golf team, the spring season had been a challenge as it struggled to compete in one of the nation's hardest schedules. Coming into the weekend's Bullock Collegiate Classic in Fairborn, Ohio, the Eagles were determined to strike as they prepared to take on the Patriot League in the coming week.

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Eagles wallop PL for title

A dynasty is in the making. The AU Women's Tennis team defeated the Army Black Knights this Sunday in the Patriot League Championship title game. The Eagles dominated the second meeting of the season between these two teams; four of the six matches. The championship is the second in three years for the Eagles, both coming against Army.

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Top 10 Late-round NFL draft picks in recent memory

While Maurice Clarett and Mike Williams await the ruling as to their eligibility for Saturday's NFL Draft, the rest of the prospective players sit anxiously, waiting to see what team will select them. If the draft goes as it has in previous years, it could be those sneaky late-round picks that make or break a team's playoff chances. With that in mind, The Eagle looks at the top 10 late-round NFL draft picks of recent memory.

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From the Eagle Sports Desk

The AU Men's Tennis team served up an ace Saturday, defeating Patriot League rival Lafayette 7-0. The Eagles received strong performances from seniors Jonah Fliegelman and Tushar Garg, who won their matches in straight sets.

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Lax Senior Day bittersweet

In any sport, it's usually the seniors that make the storyline on Senior Day. Saturday's Women's Lacrosse match versus Patriot League rival Holy Cross was no exception, although a balanced effort from everyone made it possible.

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Lakers take all

The Los Angeles Lakers aren't the favorite to win the NBA title. Did I stutter? No two ways about it. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal are not part of the team to beat this year. Instead, Kevin Garnett and Sam Cassell form the one-two punch that will be most feared, at least according to seedings.

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Top 10 Things We'll Miss During the Impending NHL Lockout

With NHL owners fighting for a salary cap when the current labor deal expires in September, hockey fans worldwide are bracing for a lockout that may take out the entire season. In the event of a lockout, here are the Top 10 things that will be missed during the non-existent season.