1. Adam Wainwright Looks to Boost St. Louis Cardinals before Road Trip

    The St. Louis Cardinals are riding a nice wave of late, having won four of their last five contests. Staff ace Adam Wainwright looks to close out the Cardinals' most recent homestand with a win...

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  2. 2008 U.S. Open: If I Were Handicapping the Field

    Here are my favorites for the upcoming U.S. Open, in order of best to worst Tiger Woods—1:2 Yeah, you are still only getting 50 cents on the dollar here. Woods has had extreme success at Torrey Pines, which is the host for the 2008 U...

    Ben Weixlmann Written by Ben Weixlmann about over 6 years ago 1,265 reads 3 comments

  3. Hungry? Top 5 Pregame Snacks

    First of all, before you guys diss on energy bars, these things are legit. Let me tell you first-hand, as a guy who eats them no matter the time of day: the taste and health reasons make these a quality purchase...

    Ben Weixlmann Written by Ben Weixlmann about over 6 years ago 5,195 reads 1 comments

  4. Michael Ballack Will Lead Germany to Euro 2008 Title

    Michael Ballack has finally shown his star power, and deserves to be known as one of the finest midfielders in all of Europe. After a remarkable season for English giant Chelsea, Ballack has been all but impressive in Germany's Euro 2008 test matches...

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  5. Scoreboard Watching: What Has the MLB Come To?

    Ever since last year's tiebreaker playoff game between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies, MLB clubs are starting to keep closer tabs on how their competitors are doing...

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  6. Cardinals-Pirates: St. Louis Stays 2.5 Games behind Cubs with Win

    The Cardinals needed this one, and they got it. After getting dominated by the Pirates on Saturday night 14-4, the Cardinals had a must-win game Sunday afternoon to keep within striking distance of the sizzling Chicago Cubs...

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  7. Ken Griffey, Jr. Will Receive Poor Response after Hitting 600

    600 home runs: It's a plateau that only five players have reached. But yet, slugger Ken Griffey Jr. is likely to get less exposure once it hits his 600th than Manny Ramirez got for his 500th...

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  8. Cincinnati Reds: Jay Bruce is the Real Deal

    It is rare to see a minor league prospect called up and perform right away. There are usually growing pains, figuring out the differences between the minors and bigs, and becoming acclimated...

    Ben Weixlmann Written by Ben Weixlmann about over 6 years ago 997 reads 8 comments

  9. 2008 NBA Draft: Chicago Bulls To Take DeAndre Jordan No. 1

    Chicago Bulls GM John Paxson called ESPN's Ric Bucher late Saturday night to inform him of the news: the Bulls would shock the world by taking Texas A&M center DeAndre Jordan. "We were informed that DeAndre is Michael's nephew...

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  10. Daniel Ewing: Where Are They Now?

    Daniel Ewing was once thought of as one of the finest shooting guards in college basketball. Apparently, the Los Angeles Clippers thought enough of Ewing to draft him with the 32nd overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft...

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  11. Michael Johnson: The Best Runner Ever

    The idea for this article first came to my mind when I was thinking about how I don't really care for the Olympics anymore...

    Ben Weixlmann Written by Ben Weixlmann about over 6 years ago 2,414 reads 3 comments

  12. Air Jordan: The Best Sports Marketing Campaign Ever

    The 1984/85 NBA season brought a lot of excitement. Upper-echelon talent was in abundance in this draft, including Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and.....

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  13. Joe Mather to St. Louis, Chris Duncan Optioned to Triple-A

    In a much speculated move, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that struggling utility player Chris Duncan would be optioned to Triple-A Memphis in favor of a red-hot slugger Joe Mather...

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  14. Cardinals-Astros: St. Louis Wins a Close One

    Backed by a strong outing by starting pitcher Kyle Lohse, the Cardinals escaped with a 3-2 victory Thursday night against the Houston Astros at Busch Stadium...

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  15. Cardinals-Astros: St. Louis Takes Down Houston, 6-1

    Apparently the St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros thought it would be cute if they played a little game of role reversal...

    Ben Weixlmann Written by Ben Weixlmann about over 6 years ago 536 reads 3 comments

  16. Spurs-Lakers: Brent Barry Must Go Up Into The Defender

    As a huge Spurs fan, I'm obviously disappointed with the result of tonight's contest. However, even after watching them play a terrible offensive game, I still have hope for these resilient Spurs...

    Ben Weixlmann Written by Ben Weixlmann about over 6 years ago 762 reads 1 comments

  17. Chris Perez to Cardinal Bullpen: Peter Fleischer Knew Best

    About three weeks ago, fellow columnist Peter Fleischer wrote a spot-on article about Chris Perez. Fleischer said that with the struggles of Jason Isringhausen, Perez should be in the Cardinal bullpen soon...

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  18. Germany: Euro 2008 Report Card

    It will be very important for Germany to play well in their group at Euro 2008, because the teams are not very good. Their group foes—Austria, Poland, and Croatia—are in no way as talented and experienced as "Die Mannschaft...

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  19. 10,000 Reads: Thanks, Bleacher Report!

    Thank you, Bleacher Report, for allowing me to reach this plateau of 10,000 reads. I feel so fortunate to have this site as an outlet for my sports writing, as it is an utter passion of mine...

    Ben Weixlmann Written by Ben Weixlmann about over 6 years ago 361 reads 6 comments

  20. What Sports Teams And Players Would Do With a Championship Trophy

    This article is inspired by a column written the other day about the Lombardi Trophy. So here it goes: University of Florida Football Team- Well I think it's a pretty good assumption that they would break it...

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  21. High School Basketball: Oh How I Miss It

    Yeah, I'm the one in the bottom right, number 40. Those are the nine seniors from our 2007 squad. I played three years of high school varsity basketball—two of those I rode the pine the majority of the time...

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  22. Omar Vizquel Shouldn't Make Hall of Fame on His First Try

    First and foremost, I have the utmost respect for Omar Vizquel. What he has done in the infield is nothing short of incredible. That being said, I believe Vizquel does not deserve admission into Cooperstown as a first-ballot qualifier...

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  23. Ryan Ludwick Must Be Part of All-Star Weekend 2008

    Ryan Ludwick. That name didn't resonate with many St. Louisans last year. But in 2008, even the 80-year-old cashier at Old Navy knows his name...

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  24. Cardinals-Dodgers: Kyle Lohse Throws a Gem in 4-0 St. Louis Win

    Starting pitcher Kyle Lohse threw six shutout innings, and then left it up to his bullpen to maintain his torrid start...

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  25. Lance Berkman Is Number One: Top Five NL Players Of 2008

    It would take a lot of data mining to find the last time the NL thoroughly dominated baseball in batting average. In fact, the top six BAs are owned by players from the National League...

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