1. MLB Trade Winners and Losers: Why Cincinnati Reds' Patience Will Pay Off

    Showing the patience to avoid making a big splash at the trade deadline can sometimes be harder than actually pulling the trigger on a deal...

    Eric Ball Written by Eric Ball about almost 4 years ago 3,245 reads 4 comments

  2. Olympics 2012: Empty Seats in London Don't Mean Attendance Has Suffered

    You may have seen a plethora of empty seats on television thus far during the 2012 Olympics , but that doesn’t mean the attendance numbers haven’t been spectacular. The Associated Press reports that 2...

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  3. Michael Phelps Schedule: Complete Rundown of Remaining Medal Events

    Michael Phelps still has a shot for a “B” grade for his 2012 Olympic performance. While over 90 percent of the athletes in London would die for a gold medal in the ...

    Eric Ball Written by Eric Ball about almost 4 years ago 6,138 reads 3 comments

  4. Olympic Swimming Schedule 2012: When to Watch the Most Important Races

    There have already been multiple medals doled out in men’s swimming, but there are plenty of other events to still sink your teeth into...

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  5. US Women's Gymnastic Olympic Team 2012: Historic Win Highlights Team's Greatness

    Some of the most dramatic moments of the 2012 Olympic Games have come on the gymnastics mat, and the U.S. women’s team has been in the middle of a lot of it...

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  6. Olympic Results: Most Shocking Outcomes in London Thus Far

    Four days of Olympic events are in the books and there have been some moments that seemed unfathomable as recent as last Friday...

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  7. Olympics 2012 Schedule: Day 5 Event Guide, Athletes to Watch, TV Info & More

    The Olympics are shaping up to be a two country race between the United States and China, and there is plenty of action on Wednesday to sink your teeth into. The U.S...

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  8. Michael Phelps Wins Gold, Sets Olympic Record with 19th Medal in 4x200 Freestyle

    History was made Tuesday night in London as Michael Phelps won his 19th Olympics medal. Phelps has etched his place in the history books as a member of the U.S...

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  9. MLB Trade Deadline 2012: Ranking Best Fits for Twins' Justin Morneau

    Who wants a former MVP that’s having a comeback year? According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, “at least” three teams have expressed varying interest in the Minnesota Twins’ first baseman Justin Morneau ...

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  10. Red Sox Trade Rumors: Trading Josh Beckett Would Be Addition by Subtraction

    The Boston Red Sox are middling away in the basement of the American League East and need to realize the 2012 season is a bust. It looks like they finally have in the final hours of the trade deadline...

    Eric Ball Written by Eric Ball about almost 4 years ago 1,511 reads 2 comments

  11. MLB Rumors: Lyle Overbay Would Be Ideal Pickup for Cincinnati Reds

    The Cincinnati Reds don’t need to give up any legitimate pieces of their farm system today, but landing some sort of left-handed hitter needs to be a priority...

    Eric Ball Written by Eric Ball about almost 4 years ago 1,516 reads 0 comments

  12. Summer Olympics 2012: Best Athlete Tweets, Twitpics and Instagrams from Day 3

    Another thrilling day in London left a variety of memories, heartbreaks and triumphs on Day 3. The Olympic medal race is shaping up to be a battle between the United States and China, and Monday was a big day for the Chinese diving team...

    Eric Ball Written by Eric Ball about almost 4 years ago 7,069 reads 0 comments

  13. Hunter Pence Trade Rumors: Latest on Possible Deadline Deals

    The Philadelphia Phillies are finally coming to terms with their lost 2012 season and are ready to sell some of their best players for the right price...

    Eric Ball Written by Eric Ball about almost 4 years ago 12,447 reads 4 comments

  14. Dutch Olympic Field Hockey: Netherlands Women Steal the Show with Good Looks

    If you haven’t been watching women’s field hockey, what are you waiting for? While plenty of Olympic sports feature muscular physiques that make you wonder if the female could beat you up, field hockey is different...

    Eric Ball Written by Eric Ball about almost 4 years ago 26,137 reads 0 comments

  15. Olympic Boxing 2012: Boxers to Keep an Eye on This Summer

    While boxing in the 2012 Summer Olympics won’t feature the likes of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in the ring, plenty of terrific athletes are heading to London...

    Eric Ball Written by Eric Ball about almost 4 years ago 1,188 reads 1 comments

  16. Olympics Live Stream 2012: Under-the-Radar Events to Tune in to

    The summer Olympics put over 30 sports' best athletes on display for the world to watch. Millions will be tuning in to catch all of the action in fan-favorite sports such as basketball, soccer, swimming and gymnastics...

    Eric Ball Written by Eric Ball about almost 4 years ago 413 reads 2 comments

  17. Missy Franklin: Teen Sensation Is Real Team USA Swimmer to Watch

    When you think of American swimmers, odds are you begin to talk about Michael Phelps. If you watched some of the Olympic Trials, then maybe Ryan Lochte comes to mind as well...

    Eric Ball Written by Eric Ball about almost 4 years ago 2,026 reads 0 comments

  18. Michael Phelps: Swimmers Who Pose Biggest Threats to Phelps in London

    The sport of swimming has been dominated in the last eight years by one man. American Michael Phelps has been the man ever since his breakout performance at the 2004 Olympics ...

    Eric Ball Written by Eric Ball about almost 4 years ago 248 reads 0 comments

  19. Stephanie Rice: Why Aussie Swimmer Will Steal the Spotlight in London

    While the United States is eagerly anticipating the performance of 17-year-old Missy Franklin, the real story of women’s swimming may reside in Australia...

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  20. Gymnastics Olympic Qualifications 2012: Underrated Teams That Are Contenders

    Saturday is a huge day for gymnastics. When NBC airs primetime coverage on the mats from 8-12 p.m. ET today (along with swimming and beach volleyball) there will already be a ton on the line...

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  21. Zack Greinke Trade: Grades, Analysis and Twitter Reaction

    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have pushed their cards to the center of the table. They are all in for the 2012 season...

    Eric Ball Written by Eric Ball about almost 4 years ago 18,494 reads 30 comments

  22. London 2012: Top Athlete Tweets, Twitpics and Instagrams of the Opening Ceremony

    What a way to kick off the greatest two weeks in sports. The bar was set incredibly high in Beijing four years ago, and I think it’s safe to say London has raised it after Friday night’s performance...

    Eric Ball Written by Eric Ball about almost 4 years ago 10,062 reads 0 comments

  23. Reds Trade Rumors: Denard Span Isn't Worth Steep Price Tag Set by Twins

    Let’s make one thing clear: The Cincinnati Reds are a playoff team as currently constructed. They hit their stride in July, winning 14 of their last 16 games and sweeping three division foes since the All-Star break...

    Eric Ball Written by Eric Ball about almost 4 years ago 4,526 reads 5 comments

  24. Yankees Trade Rumors: Chase Headley Would Be Perfect Fit for New York

    Sometimes it’s too easy. The New York Yankees need a third basemen until Alex Rodriguez returns in September, and the San Diego Padres are shopping Chase Headley. Guess what position he plays? Third base...

    Eric Ball Written by Eric Ball about almost 4 years ago 1,286 reads 9 comments

  25. Olympics 2012 TV Schedule: Best Nights to Host a Viewing Party

    If you like watching TV, beware, you may not leave your house for the next 19 days. The Olympics are here, and the sheer amount of television coverage is breathtaking. NBC will broadcast 272...

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