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Perusing Yahoo’s New Website

The front page of, launched Tuesday night by Yahoo! Sports in partnership with, looks great. The subtle grey-blue background and large photo-graphics skeins will no doubt pop on the iPad.

On the other hand, it’s strange that the website has nothing up on the front page at press time (other than a throwaway poll question) about the bad-karma LeBron James tweet heard around the NBA. Also, we’re not sure why the photo slides across the board do not include the names of article authors.

Regular feature “High Five,” by Max Thompson, will endeavor to share “the five hottest sports links on the web,” leading off today with a pretty funny bit about an Amish snowboarder. Meanwhile, under the section heading “One-on-One,” a Dwight Howard chat scores points while another interview Q&A with actress Elizabeth Banks comes up empty.

Clicking into the blogs main index page brings up nearly three dozen different sports opinion corners, everything from Dan Wetzel‘s “The Slant” to “MVT: Most Valuable Tweeters.” There’s a tremendous amount of content here, perhaps even too much. But overall, is a promising addition to the sports coverage scene, as witnessed by the massive re-tweeting and Facebook sharing of “Billy Donovan’s Secret Sorrow.”

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