1. Cardinals-Padres: The Redbirds Take Another Series With 11-3 Win

    Before I start writing about the Cardinals, my thoughts go out to the Young family, as it looks like pitcher Chris may have a lacerated nose. Young was hit straight in the nose by a liner off the bat of Albert Pujols in the third inning...

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  2. Chicago Bulls Win Draft Lottery: a Shot in the Dark Comes to Fruition

    For a talented squad who underperformed last season, achieving the ninth-worst record in the NBA, Tuesday's draft lottery might be just what the Chicago Bulls needed...

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  3. Blake Ahearn Leads Top Five Free-Throw Shooters of All-Time

    It seems like a fairly simple concept: you get to shoot the ball without anyone playing defense. Sounds easy, right? Well, the simple answer is no. Only a handful of NBA and college players surpass the 90% free throws made clip each year...

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  4. Meet Albert Pujols: Why Handing Lance Berkman the MVP May Be Premature

    After an 8-2 drubbing of the San Diego Padres, the Cardinals are looking mighty strong. The power display—that even consisted of a rare Cesar Izturis home run—saw a much ...

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  5. Captain Jason Varitek: Why It Wasn't Just a Historic Night For Jon Lester

    There is good reason why catcher Jason Varitek is captain of one of the finest professional sports franchises in the world. He works hard, but more importantly, he makes quality decisions...

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  6. Can San Antonio Spurs Buck the "Home Sweet Home" Trend?

    After the Celtics' win over the Cavaliers Sunday, it seems as though the home-court advantage is firmly established. In remarkable fashion, home teams have won 21 out of 22 games in the conference semifinals this postseason...

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  7. St. Louis Cardinals Must Sweep Padres in San Diego

    Coming off of two clutch victories over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Busch Stadium, the St. Louis Cardinals look to use that momentum to carry them against the Padres out west...

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  8. Dan Uggla: Small Guy Carrying a Big Stick for the Florida Marlins

    No, fans—this 5'10" second basemen isn't just another Nate McLouth. Dan Uggla is a legit player in the major leagues...

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  9. Ryan Ludwick's Home Run, Walk-Offs Aplenty: St. Louis Takes Series against Rays

    Saturday, it was Ryan Ludwick's blast just over the outstretched arms of centerfielder B.J. Upton that made the Cardinals 9-8 winners...

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  10. Cardinals-Rays: Adam Wainwright Must Get St. Louis Back on Track

    After a pitiful stretch of 10 games for the Cardinals, in which they won just 2, Adam Wainwright takes the mound to hopefully ease the pain. It won't be easy, however, as he is facing newly-acquired Matt Garza and the red hot Tampa Bay Rays...

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  11. Lance Berkman Completing The Triple Crown: Contender or Pretender?

    For a guy who will most assuredly surpass the 300 HR mark this season, in just his ninth full season in the majors, it should not be a surprise to anyone that Astros first baseman Lance Berkman is having such a great year...

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  12. Josh Hamilton For Edison Volquez: What a Great Trade

    Two of the most impressive players in the MLB thus far, Reds' pitcher Edison Volquez and Rangers' Josh Hamilton, were involved in a trade this past offseason...

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  13. Milwaukee Brewers: Locking Up Braun Until 2015

    As a St. Louis Cardinals fan, I wasn't a big fan of the Brewers' news today: 8 years, $45 million. Seeing Braun in the NL Central until at least 2015 is not something I am thrilled about either...

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  14. Down 3-2, San Antonio Spurs Must Make a Stand in Game 6

    After two fairly convincing victories in San Antonio, the Spurs laid an egg in Game 5 in New Orleans. Up three points at halftime, the Spurs were haunted by another awful third quarter, as the Hornets outscored them 28-11...

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  15. Rajon Rondo: The Growth Into a Legit Point Guard

    I've been meaning to write this article since Rajon Rondo put on quite the display as the Celtics' floor general during the regular season...

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  16. O.J. Mayo: NCAA Dropped The Ball

    Amateur sports were designed to allow players to develop their skills, because they needed to get better before earning the title of a "professional...

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  17. Brewers 5, Cardinals 3: Ryan Braun Goes Yard Twice for Home Victory

    The Cardinals saw a score reversal from Saturday afternoon today, losing 5-3 this time, rather than a 5-3 win. It sure would have been nice for Adam Kennedy to get on base to see what Albert Pujols could have done with two on in the ninth...

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  18. Cardinals-Brewers: St. Louis Makes Up for Yesterday

    Thanks for the idea, J.J. I like the idea of breaking down games, without going too far in-depth. Who played well?-Chris DuncanGetting a hit off of Ben Sheets has been almost impossible this season, so hitting a home run makes it all the better...

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  19. Dear Jason Isringhausen: Enough is Enough Already

    Dear Mr. Isringhausen:I know your manager Tony LaRussa has not been making the most wise decisions as of late, but when he decides to put you in just two nights removed from a walk-off ...

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  20. Chelsea FC: The Old Michael Ballack Is Back

    After a less-than-stellar first season, Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has had quite the sophomore campaign. After four years with Bayern Munich, in which the German totaled 44 goals in 107 appearances, Ballack caught the eye of the EPL...

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  21. Jason Isringhausen: The Cardinals' Internal Undoing

    He hasn't been bad. He's been awful. Sure, he leads the NL in saves, but with four blown saves after tonight, I'm not sure why Tony LaRussa is giving him the ball...

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  22. AL All-Star Starters: May Edition

    Like I promised in my NL edition, the AL version would be made shortly thereafter. So here it goes, the superior league in the MLB, talent-wise.C: Joe Mauer, TwinsLook up "hitter" in a sports dictionary, and you find a picture of Mauer...

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  23. Celtics-Cavaliers: Talk About a Bad Playoff Game

    As the final seconds slowly dwindled down in the Game 1 showdown between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers, I was left scratching my head wondering how in the world I kept watching...

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  24. NL All-Star Starters: May Edition

    So, the first month of baseball is over, but I'm going to create my first installment of potential All-Star Starters. This will be based on who deserves it, not who will get the spots, because of these god-forsaken fan votes...

    Ben Weixlmann Written by Ben Weixlmann about over 6 years ago 348 reads 1 comments

  25. Arizona Diamondbacks' Justin Upton: So Good, So Young

    Slowly but surely baseball fanatics are changing their opinions about the Upton brothers. B.J., who plays second base and centerfield for the Tampa Bay Rays, burst onto the major league scene in 2004 at the age of 19...

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