1. MLB Trade Rumors: Chicago Cubs May Shop Geovany Soto

    While Joe Mauer and Brian McCann rate as the best-known offensive catchers in baseball, Geovany Soto was the best hitter in the league at that position in 2010...

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  2. NBA Slam Dunk Contest: Carmelo Anthony and 10 Guys We Want To See Compete

    Blake Griffin is the odds-on favorite to win the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, and that would be true no matter who he faced...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 7,626 reads 22 comments

  3. MLB Rumors: The 10 Weirdest Contract Clauses in Baseball History

    Jayson Werth really loves No. 28. He feels such attachment to it, in fact, that when he sat down at the negotiating table with the Washington Nationals, he and his agent demanded that a clause in the contract guarantee him that jersey number...

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  4. MLB Predictions: Power Ranking the 50 Best Players of the 2011-2020 Decade

    This new decade of ours is only one baseball season old, but baseball fans have already seen the future in some respects...

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  5. MLB Trade Rumors: The Latest Buzz on All 30 Teams

    The top-tier free agents are off the board, but while Jayson Werth and Cliff Lee have comfortable new homes, Vladimir Guerrero, Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon are still looking for work...

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  6. NFL Free Agency 2011: 15 Free Agents Who Will Re-Sign with Their Current Teams

    With only four teams left in the 2011 NFL playoffs, the other 28 franchises in the league now turn their attention to the offseason...

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  7. MLB Hall of Fame: Bert Blyleven One of 15 Hall of Famers Who Had a Long Wait

    Before gaining entry to the Baseball Hall of Fame, a player must wait five years after his retirement to become eligible and then be named on 75 percent or more of the total ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America...

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  8. NFL Playoff Predictions: 5 Keys to Each Game, and Who Will Win

    In a fascinating phenomenon, all four games set to be played in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs are rematches of regular-season games...

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  9. MLB Hall of Fame: The 12 Closest Calls in Cooperstown Voting History

    The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is very much like a gated community, and in order to gain residence, a player must be exceptionally good at politicking with the gate-keepers...

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  10. NFL Rumors: These 10 Coaches Will Be on the Hot Seat in 2011

    By this time, the hot seats under NFL coaches have all pretty well cooled, or else burned their occupants: Jim Harbaugh is already in place as the replacement for Mike Singletary with ...

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  11. Ron Rivera Named Carolina Panthers Head Coach: 5 Reasons It's a Good Hire

    Ron Rivera will be the new head coach of the Carolina Panthers, according to numerous reports. Rivera, a long-time defensive coach and coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago ...

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  12. 2011 NFL Draft: 10 Guys Who Should Declare Soon

    Cam Newton and Nick Fairley have yet to make it official, but they each played their final game for the Auburn Tigers in the BCS Championship Game Monday night...

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  13. BCS Championship Game: Auburn Tigers Win It All, but Can They Repeat?

    The Auburn Tigers helped the SEC win its fifth consecutive BCS Championship Monday, knocking off the Oregon Ducks behind 329 all-purpose yards from quarterback Cam Newton and a remarkable run by running back Michael Dyer...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 473 reads 2 comments

  14. Cam Newton: His 10 Biggest Plays in BCS Championship Game Win

    Auburn Tigers quarterback Cam Newton did not have to prove much from a personal standpoint when he took the field for the BCS Championship Game Monday against the Oregon Ducks...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 3,470 reads 6 comments

  15. 2011 NFL Draft: The 6 Best Prospects for Auburn and Oregon in BCS Championship

    Auburn Tigers quarterback Cam Newton will almost surely declare for the 2011 NFL Draft after Monday's BCS Championship against the Oregon Ducks...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 5,604 reads 3 comments

  16. Carmelo Anthony Headed To New Jersey Nets: 10 Ripple Effects Throughout NBA

    The deal is not done yet, but it looks for all the world as though Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony is headed to the New Jersey Nets...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 6,983 reads 17 comments

  17. MLB Power Rankings: Buster Posey and the 25 Best Non-Pitchers 25 and Under

    San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey looks supernaturally natural at home plate. The 2010 National League Rookie of the Year hit ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 9,282 reads 46 comments

  18. MLB Power Rankings: Rating Felix Hernandez and the 25 Best Pitchers 25 and Under

    Felix Hernandez will make two more big-league starts for the Seattle Mariners before turning 25 years old on April 8. For a guy who still has not reached that age, Hernandez has posted phenomenal numbers already in his career...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 9,274 reads 54 comments

  19. NFL Playoffs Schedule: 5 Keys To Saints-Seahawks and Jets-Colts

    The wait is over: Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are ready to take on Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks in the first game of the 2011 NFL Playoffs...

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  20. Matt Garza Traded to Chicago Cubs: 10 Notes On 8-Player Deal

    Matt Garza threw a no-hitter in 2010, and topped 200 innings for the second year in a row while posting a 3.91 ERA. He will take that resume from Tampa Bay to Lakeview in 2011, as the Chicago Cubs acquired him Friday in an eight-player deal...

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  21. MLB Trade Rumors: 10 Things the LA Angels Must Do Before Spring Training

    Few teams in the major leagues have had as rough an offseason as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The team once aspired, perhaps with stars in their eyes, to sign both Carl Crawford and Adrian Beltre this winter...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 5,861 reads 4 comments

  22. NFL Free Agency: 10 Possible Homes for Tarvaris Jackson Next Season

    This offseason, every NFL team in need of a quarterback will ardently pursue Philadelphia's Michael Vick. Set to become a free agent this spring, Vick is coming off the best season of his career, by far...

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  23. Washington Wizards Report Card: Is John Wall Acing His Freshman Year in the NBA?

    There is not much to be especially excited about in the nation's capital these days. The Redskins are a mess, the Nationals continue to over-reach as they try to get out of the NL ...

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  24. NFL Playoff Wild Card Weekend: Predictions, Keys To Each Game

    The NFL playoffs will kick off Saturday with a pair of Wild Card games, including a showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers that will capture a lot of attention...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 10,364 reads 21 comments

  25. Bert Blyleven Elected To Baseball Hall of Fame: 10 Reasons He Belongs

    The baseball writers made him wait far too long, but Bert Blyleven has finally gotten what he long deserved: He and Roberto Alomar became the newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday...

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