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All Together: Names went on the back of jerseys, and the point after touchdown changed to one point. In 1972, owners decided to start counting tie games as a half-game won and lost. The NFL agreed in 1973 to use a uniform numbering system for jerseys limiting groups of numbers to different positions. Division winners started earning home-field advantage in the playoffs in 1975, the same year referees got wireless microphones. The head slap was outlawed in 1977.

We are about to find out if baseball is running baseball or ESPN is running baseball. In what has turned out to be a major dispute involving the game's integrity, ESPN announced it was picking up the Yankees' one o'clock July 8 game with the Blue Jays in Toronto for their 8 p.m. Sunday night game of the week. Ordinarily that wouldn't be a big deal - the Yankees have gotten used to ESPN using ...

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