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Washington Nationals in first place despite struggles of their star outfielder
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Thu, 8 August 2013

A stacked lineup, young flame throwers and smart acquisitions not adding up for Washington.

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Wed, 7 August 2013

Bryce Harper broke an unwritten rule Tuesday night. Johnny Manziel allegedly broke a written NCAA rule. Both rules are widely considered bad rules. So who's right?

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Mon, 5 August 2013
Like it or not, MLB is making an example of Alex Rodriguez.
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Mon, 5 August 2013

GRAND RIVER, Ohio -- The Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins played in the Hall of Fame Game Sunday night, of course, and those two teams used to represent something in the NFL. Well, they still represent something, though it tends to be something like confusion or underachieving or … well, everyone knows about the Cowboys' rise and fall. There’s no escaping the Dallas Cowboys.

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Fri, 2 August 2013
Pro football has come a long way since its creation and the HOF captures it perfectly.
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Thu, 1 August 2013

It's hard to imagine that Alex Rodriguez was once considered a superhero and one of the greatest ballplayers of all time. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

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Wed, 31 July 2013
This fascinating interview of Tino Martinez by Kenny Rosenthal reminds me again that I planned years ago to write a book called “Moneyball.” Obviously it was going to be nothing at all like Michael Lewis’ classic. The idea was to write about the late 1990s Kansas City Royals and their, um, rather awkward efforts to…
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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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