Kevin Fixler
    Sport Matters

27 December 2012

Lacking development league, many NFL hopefuls have few options

Before signing with the Cleveland Browns the day after Christmas due to a pair of injuries at the quarterback position, Josh Johnson treaded an uncertain path back to the NFL that was nearly a season long.

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13 December 2012

Shooting for Perfection

The free throw is nearly as old as basketball itself. The shot dates almost as far back as when rules were first recorded at a gym in Springfield, Mass., by the game’s creator, Dr. James Naismith, in 1891. Added to the sport just a few years later, the shot was initially taken 20 feet away from the basket, before the distance was reduced to 15 in 1895. The rules governing perhaps basketball’s most idiosyncratic shot have gone mostly unchanged since.

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