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Washington Nationals in first place despite struggles of their star outfielder
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Mon, 25 November 2013

One would be hard-pressed to write the ending for Sunday night's game against the Broncos and Patriots. In its own way, that's what makes it the perfect ending.

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Fri, 22 November 2013
When Peyton Manning and Tom Brady meet for the 14th time, it will renew one of the great rivalries in sports.
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Thu, 21 November 2013
Opening monologue: How many players in baseball history have a name as incompatible as “Prince Fielder?” Crazy, right? It would be like Bud Harrelson being named “Crown Batter” or Randy Johnson being named “Elfin Junkballer,” or Alex Rodriguez being named “Innocent victim.” Am I right? And what’s the deal with all the questions they ask…
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Wed, 20 November 2013
Ron Rivera changed his tactics almost overnight, and he helped the red-hot Panthers play free and easy.
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Tue, 19 November 2013

Soccer refeering seems to be objective, while football is rigidly officiated. Most of the time, that is.

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Fri, 15 November 2013

From war-torn Liberia, to a first round draft pick in 2006, the true story of Tamba Hali story is a remarkable one indeed.

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Fri, 15 November 2013
So here’s the explanation from Bill Ballou of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, who voted Mike Trout 7th on his MVP ballot: I am a strict constructionist re: “valuable”. If the award were Player of the Year, Trout would get my vote. I’m of the school that in order to have “value” you have to…
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Fri, 15 November 2013
A quick thought on the Miguel Cabrera-Mike Trout MVP race. As you might know, I had a vote this year. And I voted for Trout. I suppose that won’t be a shocker for anyone on this site. I’ve never hidden my strong opinion that while Cabrera’s the best hitter in the game, Trout is the best…
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Fri, 15 November 2013

Texas has hosted big sporting events before, but the glitz and glamour of F1 is extravagantly different.

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Wed, 13 November 2013
Fun story here about Joey Votto and the continuing disdain some people in and around Cincinnati seem to have for his patient approach at the plate. My favorite quote in there was actually a question Dennis Janson says he asked when Bryan Price was introduced as Reds manager: I asked Walt Jocketty if Price is up to the…
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Wed, 13 November 2013
Let’s start with something completely different. Pete Rose played almost his entire career in a terrible hitting environment. People rarely talk about this because, well, with Pete Rose, there are always more interesting things to talk about. But it’s true. Rose played for 24 years when pitchers dominated the game. The average run-scoring environment in…
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Sat, 9 November 2013

Former Packer Bill Curry has a story about bullying, though maybe it's not about bullying at all.

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Thu, 7 November 2013
Why is Nick Saban so good at this? Because he's driven to perfection with a fury that exceeds all of his competitors.
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Tue, 5 November 2013
Our continuing series on the 12 players on the Baseball Hall of Fame Expansion Era ballot. * * * Steve Garvey Summary: First baseman who played 19 seasons for the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. Winner of an MVP Award (1974), the Roberto Clemente Award (given for great play and contribution to the comminutey),…
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Tue, 5 November 2013
OK, so you have probably heard — there are 12 finalists on what the Baseball Hall of Fame is calling the Expansion Era Ballot. These are players, managers and executives who contributed during what the Hall (naturally) calls the Expansion Era — from 1973 to the present. Only problem is, that’s not really the Expansion Era.…

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