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Tiger Woods' comparison of Rory McIlroy to Phil Mickelson isn't fair, and Woods knows it.
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Mon, 29 July 2013

Go through a list of the 10 highest-paid players in baseball, and you'll find a who's who of former stars -- and overpaid ones. But that's the baseball way.

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Thu, 25 July 2013

Debating who belonged in or out of the Hall of Fame used to be one of baseball's great thrills. But in a negative era in which players' accomplishments are doubted, it's clear the fun is gone.

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Thu, 25 July 2013

Magnificence needs some kind of context or else it can be impossible to recognize. Superman, for instance, isn’t anything special on his own planet -- everyone there has his powers. He needed a planet of earthbound weaklings without the ability to see through walls to become super.

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Tue, 23 July 2013

Now that we know Ryan Braun lied about using PEDs, his past denials hurt those who truly are innocent.

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Mon, 22 July 2013

On a day when Phil Mickelson rallied to win the British Open, Tiger Woods' lack of a signature comeback was particularly glaring, writes Joe Posnanski.

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Fri, 19 July 2013

After years in the spotlight, Tiger Woods still holds his cards very close to his chest.

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Wed, 17 July 2013

Posnanski: The starting lineups for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game don't contain a single definitive Hall of Famer, something that's emblematic of the shift of baseball's stars to a new generation.

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Mon, 8 July 2013

Baseball is a sport that's lacking in stars right now, but Yasiel Puig has been a sensation since he debuted. So why would baseball leave him out of the All-Star Game?

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Mon, 8 July 2013

Jimmie Johnson insists it's the exact opposite of fearlessness that has inspired his amazing success. He was always driven by fear: fear of failure, fear that he wouldn’t get a chance, fear of not winning the next championship.

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Thu, 4 July 2013

The semifinal match between Sabine Lisicki and Agnieszka Radwanska wasn't the most hyped in the history of women's tennis, but it quickly became the stuff of legend.

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Wed, 3 July 2013

With the baseball season hitting its midway point, it's time to hand out some Midseason Awards. But instead of honoring first-half success, these awards look ahead to the second half and predict who will win at season's end.

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Tue, 25 June 2013

Posnanski: The word "unbelievable" gets thrown around a lot in sports, but for one night, the Blackhawks redefined it with their win in Game 6, which allowed them to hoist the Stanley Cup.

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Fri, 21 June 2013

Yasel Puig is a stud at the plate. He's already a star, as are several of his teammates. And somehow, the Dodgers are the worst team in the NL West.

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Wed, 19 June 2013

Sports at the highest level can be more about mistakes than triumphs. It’s especially true in the NBA. And the Spurs, shockingly, were not ready for it.

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Wed, 12 June 2013

Posnanski: No great player I can think of was so volatile and so interesting. Even after a decade in the NBA and far longer in the public eye, LeBron James' next performance remains a complete mystery to us.

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