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Washington Nationals in first place despite struggles of their star outfielder
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Mon, 27 May 2013

Venus Williams didn't go down easy at the French Open. But nearing age 33, she simply could no longer hit back with the same endless blows that Roland-Garros delivers.

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Fri, 24 May 2013

Posnanski: LeBron James and Tiger Woods are part of a group of active athletes who are bidding to become the greatest in their sport who ever lived.

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Fri, 17 May 2013

Posnanski: There are great announcers all over sports, but even they admit nobody calls a game like Doc Emrick.

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Tue, 14 May 2013

PHILADELPHIA - It begins with music and ends with goose bumps. Musicians sit in chairs on the Verizon Hall stage in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts as the crowd shuffles in from the biting Philadelphia cold.

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Mon, 13 May 2013

Tiger Woods won The Players as Sergio Garcia imploded on the final two holes, and Woods showed once again how great he is at closing out a win.

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Fri, 10 May 2013

Posnanski: The 17th hole at Sawgrass is as beloved as it is reviled, with more than a few great rounds coming to a crashing halt in the water surrounding the island green. But is it one of golf's great holes?

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Thu, 9 May 2013
Posnanski: It is always tempting to try to compare foreign sporting events to those we know better. But Sir Alex Ferguson's 26-year career with Manchester United has been like no other. He's Phil Jackson meets Vince Lombardi meets Joe Torre meets Pat Summitt...and then some.
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Thu, 9 May 2013

Posnanski: It is always tempting to try to compare foreign sporting events to those we know better. But Sir Alex Ferguson's 26-year career with Manchester United has been like no other. He's Phil Jackson meets Vince Lombardi meets Joe Torre meets Pat Summitt...and then some.

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Sun, 5 May 2013

Nobody on earth wanted to win a Kentucky Derby more than Shug McGaughey. The dream goes so far back, he cannot even remember when it started. He was born in Kentucky. He grew up in Kentucky.

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Sat, 4 May 2013

Posnanski: Sloppy weather conditions figure to affect the track at the 139th Kentucky Derby, but how much remains to be seen. Here's a look at the field.

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Fri, 3 May 2013

Gary Stevens will mount a longshot named Oxbow in the Kentucky Derby, his 19th Derby, Stevens and plans to let his ride run all out. From there Stevens, 50, does not know how long his return will last.

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Wed, 1 May 2013
Joe Posnanski: As Americans, we love our playoffs. But, would America's favorite pastime be better served to take a lesson from across the pond and do away with playoffs, a la the Premier League?
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Mon, 29 April 2013

You probably remember that in 1996, in honor of the NBA's 50th anniversary, the league came out with a list of the 50 greatest players in its history.ÿ The challenge:? Try to total up how many NEW players would have to be on that list just based on the last 17 years.

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Sat, 27 April 2013

The New York Mets' Matt Harvey might be off to the greatest start for a starting pitcher in more than 50 years. That sounds like a lot of New York hype, but it shows up in the numbers and comparisons.

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Wed, 24 April 2013

Posnanski: There is no story in baseball history quite like Ankiel's - a spectacular young pitcher who one day lost his equilibrium trying to make it as a hitter.

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