1. Nolan Smith and Ray Felton: promising pieces of Blazers present and future

    The future is bright for Nolan Smith, who will be under Raymond Felton's wing in Portland. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer via Daylife) In the 2006 NBA Draft, when the Portland Trail ...

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  2. Adrian Gonzalez is dominating for Red Sox, on Triple Crown pace

    Adrian Gonzalez has been everything Terry Francona could ask for and more. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) There is three months remaining in the season, so it is early yet, but Adrian ...

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  3. After trading Miller and Fernandez, what's next for Blazers?

    Nolan Smith will help the Blazers, but the team still needs a Kenneth Faried type player. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) The Portland Trail Blazers were very busy on draft night...

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  4. Farewell, 'Dre: Blazers move veteran point guard, acquire Nuggets' Ray Felton

    Farewell, Andre Miller. It was a fun ride. There is now a new era of point guards in Portland. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Andre Miller was the glue that held the Portland Trail Blazers together...

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  5. Who goes where? Predicting the unpredictable 2011 NBA Draft

    Will Kyrie Irving be the top pick in this year's NBA Draft? Photo: (REUTERS/Chris Keane/Files) This certainly isn’t a strong NBA Draft class, but it is one of the more intriguing because of its potential to be so unpredictable...

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  6. Lacking credibility and often wrong: just who are these sources?

    The NBA Draft is on the horizon and sources are buzzing around, relaying everything they can to media outlets such as ESPN. It’s entertaining. As a fan, I enjoy reading about potential moves on draft day, especially those involving veteran stars...

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  7. Yankees win, but Karma bites them for babying Ivan Nova

    Ivan Nova was tremendous through eight innings. Joe Girardi didn't give him a chance to go nine. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) The New York Yankees defeated the Cincinnati Reds on Monday ...

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  8. Amazing June has Red Sox riding high atop American League

    The Boston Red Sox offense has had plenty to celebrate this offseason, especially in June. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) In the past week, the Boston Red Sox have watched three very ...

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  9. Redemption: Rory McIlroy breezes to start-to-finish U.S. Open victory

    Rory McIlRoy cruised to his first major victory, redeeming himself from past disappointment. (Photo: REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger) After his collapse in the final round of the 2011 ...

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  10. The re-emergence and electrifying dominance of Jose Reyes

    Jose Reyes has energized the otherwise disappointing New York Mets in what may be his final season with the team...

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  11. A Healthy Josh Beckett Is Making a World of Difference for Lively Red Sox

    The 2010 season was one to forget for Josh Beckett . The Boston Red Sox ace right-hander, at 30 and in the middle of his prime, battled back and shoulder injuries throughout and struggled mightily when he did pitch; he threw only 127...

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  12. Go big or go small? Blazers have questions to answer as draft day looms

    Could Kenneth Faried be the missing piece for Portland? (Photo: REUTERS/Rick Wilking) What the Portland Trail Blazers were missing this past season was clear...

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  13. The Conundrum: what do the Blazers do with Greg Oden?

    If re-signed by Portland, will Greg Oden spend more time in suits or jerseys? (AP Photo/Colin E Braley, File) Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden has played a full season’s ...

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  14. Vindication: Terry, Nowitzki help Mavs to franchise's first NBA Championship

    The city of Cleveland hasn’t had a championship team since 1964. Now, in a matter of speaking, they do. LeBron James is still ring-less, ending his nightmarish NBA Finals with another oddly ineffective and passive performance...

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  15. Ellsbury immensely valuable sparking surging Red Sox

    Jacoby Ellsbury (right) has been celebrating with his teammates a lot lately, igniting the streaking Boston Red Sox...

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  16. NBA Finals 2011: Jason Terry Backs Up Talk, Helps Mavs Push Heat to the Brink

    The Dallas Mavericks looked lifeless midway through the fourth quarter. Their offense went cold, and Miami was running the pick-and-roll to perfection, leading to a flurry of uncovered inside baskets...

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  17. LeBron James has been MIA for Heat in NBA Finals

    Where were you, LeBron? (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Summer has transformed into Spring, and on cue LeBron James has disappeared. As a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, he floundered when his team needed him to deliver most...

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  18. Red Sox continue to obliterate Yankees, take possession of first place

    David Ortiz continued to create a stir in the papers and with his bat, as Boston conitnued their winnings ways against New York...

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  19. Simply amazing! Dirk leads Mavs to unbelievable Game 2 comeback over Heat

    Dirk was at his best late in propelling the Mavericks over the Heat in astounding fashion. I have finals to study for, and other projects to do as well, but some finishes to sporting events just beg to be written about...

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  20. After years of disappointment, the Kansas City Royals truly have a bright future

    Alex Gordon is just one of many bright spots for the young Royals. The Kansas City Royals haven’t contended since the late 1980s, when George Brett and Bo Jackson ruled Missouri...

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  21. Mavs success in NBA Finals against Heat hinges on defense, bench

    Dirk Nowitzki will lead the Mavs, but he will need a lot of help to defeat the Heat and win the NBA Finals. The Miami Heat trio has been an unstoppable force, with Chris Bosh producing alongside the duo of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade...

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  22. Rich Cho's firing is indefensible, inexplicable, and disastrous for Blazers

    In some instances, the problem is not who is hired, it is who is hiring. This is certainly the case when it comes to the Portland Trail Blazers and owner Paul Allen, who fired ...

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  23. Adrian Gonzalez as good as advertised as Red Sox win 1918 rematch with Cubs

    When the Boston Red Sox traded for Adrian Gonzalez, it was common knowledge that he had the potential to dominate with his new team...

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  24. Carrera's bunt completes comeback as Indians continue dominance

    Throughout their surprising start to the season , the Cleveland Indians have won in nearly every possible way...

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  25. Carl Crawford is heating up and delivering in clutch for Red Sox

    Carl Crawford was hitting .155 at the end of April. He's at .212 after beating the Tigers, and starting to heat up...

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