1. Mets Turn To Johan Santana To Stop Latest Slump in Giants Finale

    SAN FRANCISCO: Since the All-Star break, or maybe even before that, the Mets have suffered from a team-wide slump. Every team goes through them. Just ask the Phillies, who went through something similar from late May through early June...

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  2. Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup Against Giants; Reyes Pushed Back

    SAN FRANCISCO-- The New York Mets lineup tonight against the San Francisco Giants is out, and it includes Carlos Beltran for a third straight game, but Jose Reyes has been pushed back until Monday...

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  3. Mets Looking For Offense, Hisanori Takahashi To Replace Mike Pelfrey

    SAN FRANCISCO: The Mets offense during the first two games in San Francisco has been M.I.A. After getting shut out Thursday night, manager Jerry Manuel attempted something drastically ...

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  4. Mets Need Win Against Giants, As They Throw Jon Niese Against Barry Zito

    SAN FRANCISCO—The Mets got Carlos Beltran back last night, but also got shut out by Tim Lincecum. Coupled with the Braves win over the Brewers, the Mets find themselves five games out of first place, and seemingly headed in the wrong direction...

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  5. BREAKING NEWS: Jose Reyes Not In New York Mets Lineup Tonight

    SAN FRANCISCO—Jose Reyes will not be in tonight's starting lineup for the New York Mets, still battling a sore right oblique. Ruben Tejada will play shortstop and bat eighth...

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  6. Carlos Beltran Back as New York Mets Meet San Francisco Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO—What the Mets wanted to do in the first half was hang around until they got Carlos Beltran back. But unlike last season, the Mets didn't wait for their reinforcements to return, they treated them as a bonus...

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  7. NBA Eastern Conference Power Rankings

    It's only the middle of July, but there has been a major shakeup in the NBA's Eastern Conference. The "Kings" of the East were the Cleveland Cavaliers, but not anymore. The top four have changed, now that the Miami Heat pulled off the unthinkable...

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  8. 10 Bold Opinions for MLB's Second Half of the Season

    With the All-Star Game now over with, it's time to look ahead to the second half of the season. The National League finally ended its string of losing at the Midsummer Classic, beating the American League 3-1...

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  9. Breaking Down the Five New York Mets Wild Card Competitors

    We are now at the All-Star break and it's time to take a look at how the Mets can make the playoffs. Right now, they are four games behind the Atlanta Braves for first place in the NL East, but they're only one game behind in the NL Wild Card race...

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  10. Where We Stand: Major League Baseball First-Half Review, Second-Half Preview

    With the exception of tonight's Cubs-Dodgers game, the first half of the baseball season is over. That means it's time to hand out awards and look ahead to the second half...

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  11. Mets Get What They Need, Defeat Braves In Finale

    NEW YORK-- The Mets got exactly what they needed out of their ace Johan Santana today, getting a much-needed win in the first-half finale...

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  12. In Desperate Need of Win, Mets Send Ace to Mound in First-Half Finale

    NEW YORK: No, the headline is not an exaggeration; the Mets are "in desperate need of a win." With yesterday's 4-0 loss to the Braves, the Mets now find themselves five games back in the NL East...

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  13. Mike Pelfrey Not at Best, Mets Shut Down by Hudson

    NEW YORK — The performance that Mike Pelfrey gave the Mets this afternoon was the exact opposite of what they were looking for...

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  14. Mike Pelfrey Must Pitch Better For Mets to Stay In Race

    NEW YORK — There are just two games left in the first half of the baseball season. For the Mets, the first half was as much a roller coaster ride as they've had in their history...

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  15. Knicks Didn't Get LeBron, but All Is Not Lost

    Knicks fans have every right to be angry at LeBron James and to be disappointed in Donnie Walsh. What joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami shows is that James has conceded that he can't win on his own...

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  16. Mets-Braves: Two Homers Doom Dickey In Loss to Atlanta

    NEW YORK— This had the makings of a big series between two teams atop the NL East. The Braves facing the Mets at Citi Field, having been swept there in late April...

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  17. New York Mets Open Up Huge Weekend Series With First-Place Atlanta Braves

    NEW YORK—This weekend's series with the Atlanta Braves for the Mets is, by far, the biggest to date. Of course being only three games out means this series won't cost you a season, but it could take a bite out of your hopes...

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  18. Reliable Jon Niese Goes for New York Mets, Trying To Win Series From Reds

    NEW YORK—After losing the opening game of the series to the first-place Reds, the Mets tonight have a shot at a series victory, as Jon Niese will look to continue his impressive run...

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  19. Johan Santana Does It All in Mets Shutout Win Over Reds

    NEW YORK-- It has been pretty evident that the Mets have not given Johan Santana any run support this season...

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  20. Johan Santana: New York Mets Hope He Stays on Track Against First-Place Reds

    NEW YORK—With five games left before the All-Star break, the Mets are trying to not let what was a surprisingly good first half turn into a disappointing finish...

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  21. Niese Dominates Washington Nationals, New York Mets Win On Game-Ending Pickoff

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— Jon Niese had another fantastic outing, striking out a career-high eight batters against the Nationals, as the Mets beat Washington, 5-3...

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  22. New York Mets Try to Get Even With Washington Nationals

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: You try your hardest not to lose games to teams you're better than when your ace pitches a gem. Last night, Johan Santana maybe didn't pitch a gem, but pitched well enough for the Mets to win...

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  23. New York Mets Waste Fine Santana Effort, Lose Late to Nationals

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Mets manager Jerry Manuel made some curious decisions concerning the lineup for this game and it came back to hurt the offense...

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  24. New York Mets Survive Florida Marlins To Salvage Finale in San Juan

    SAN JUAN, PR-- The game was delayed one hour and 20 minutes due to some heavy rain in the area, and their starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey wasn't sharp when it started, but the Mets just got past the Marlins to avoid a sweep...

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  25. New York Mets Send Stopper Mike Pelfrey To Mound, Looking To Avoid Sweep

    SAN JUAN, PR—So far this season, Mike Pelfrey has won six of his 10 games following a Mets loss. That's the definition of a stopper. In his last start, he did the same, winning on Friday night after the Mets lost to the Tigers the night before...

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