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Washington Nationals in first place despite struggles of their star outfielder
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Fri, 6 December 2013

One of the major reasons Carolina's won eight in a row is because Cam Newton has learned how to, and the best time to, become Super Cam.

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Fri, 6 December 2013

Robben Island was and is a bleak place. It's history is gruesome. But Nelson Mandela brought hope through it all, Joe Posnanski writes.

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Wed, 4 December 2013
These huge, later-career deals never turn out great. The best you can hope for when you sign a 30-something baseball player to a hugely expensive long-term deal is that he will have a couple of good years on the front end to boost up his value, have a nice rebound year somewhere in the middle,…
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Sun, 1 December 2013

Nick Saban thinks through everything, which is why his illogical decision to kick the FG that lost Alabama the game vs. Auburn is so shocking.

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Fri, 29 November 2013
What makes NASCAR's dynamic duo of Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus so great? It's a combination of uncompromising standards, unparalleled brilliance and a relationship forged over milk and cookies.
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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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