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Washington Nationals in first place despite struggles of their star outfielder
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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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Mon, 22 April 2013

Posnanski: In wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Jeff Lanza, a former special agent for the FBI who now speaks around the country about security, says "it's important to remember that this type of thing is extremely rare in the United States."

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Fri, 19 April 2013

Posnanski: Gregg Popovich has no patience for stupidity. He's rarely happy. His guard is always up. So how is it that his players, colleagues and even the reporters he so regularly belittles unanimously sing his praises?

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Wed, 17 April 2013

Posnanski: Opening Day has come and gone, but it's not too late for Joe and Michael Schur to go on the record with their predictions for the major league season.

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Tue, 16 April 2013

Posnanski: The images from Boston were so terrible, the news more heartbreaking every minute, and yet people ran into the noise and blood and screams to help. This is what we cling to in these moments.

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Mon, 15 April 2013

Posnanski: Kobe Bryant's season is over. Meanwhile, the season goes on and the Lakers go on . sort of. Just what will that season look like? And will it involve the playoffs?

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Thu, 11 April 2013

Posnanski: Again, we can ask the question: Can Tiger Woods win five more major championships and pass Jack Nicklaus as the greatest golfer who ever lived?

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Tue, 9 April 2013

Posnanski: Much like a great movie, Monday's NCAA title game was one we didn't want to end. It had everything, including two players with miraculously hot hands. In the end, Luke Hancock and Louisville prevailed.

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Mon, 8 April 2013

Posnanski: Two coaches, two totally different approaches. When Louisville and Michigan play for the national championship on Monday, Rick Pitino and John Beilein will share a moment in history. But how they got there couldn't be more different.

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Sun, 7 April 2013

Posnanski: There's a reason they're called sports miracles. And the reason is that they are so unlikely. So rare. They require EVERYTHING to go right. That's why almost every near miracle ends in anticlimax. Like Wichita State's Final Four run did on Saturday night.

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Fri, 5 April 2013

Posnanski: 50 years ago, Loyola began their run to an historic NCAA championship with a game against an all-white Mississippi State team that almost didn't happen. Loyola's star doesn't remember the game, but he does remember one thing -- a handshake.

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Wed, 3 April 2013

The truth is in sports - especially in college sports - so many of us have just become numb to the methods of coaching. The harder part comes with harder questions like: Where is the line drawn? Just about everybody agrees that Mike Rice crossed. But where?

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Wed, 3 April 2013

Posnanski: Everybody knows that we don't have much patience in America. So with every team having played at least one game in the Majors, here's an updated look at the awards races.

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Sun, 31 March 2013

Posnanski:ÿ But I have to admit, I've felt that way ever since I was 8 years old.ÿ And, no, when you cut through the nonsense, it doesn't matter that the first game is at night or that the Astros are in the American League now or that weird matchups like Reds-Angels will pepper the schedule for six months. So what? Baseball's back.

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Fri, 29 March 2013

Posnanski: The Washington Nationals used to be a laughingstock. And when that happens, where do you even begin to rebuild? And how do they then become baseball's best team in three years? "Step by step, without skipping steps," GM Mike Rizzo says.

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