1. Oakland Athletics Rotation Set: Brandon McCarthy Named 5th Starter

    After weeks of speculation, the fifth starter competition is finally over and the A’s have their rotation set heading into the final week of spring training...

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  2. Oakland Athletics: What Is Chris Carter's Future with the A's?

    On Friday, the Oakland Athletics optioned Chris Carter to Triple-A Sacramento, ending his quest to break camp part of the A's opening day roster...

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  3. Barry Bonds Trial: Why I Want the Jury To Find Him Innocent

    The Barry Bonds trial just concluded its first week of testimony after eight years of buildup, and honestly, nobody should care...

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  4. Oakland A's: Trevor Cahill Selected to Start Opening Day vs Felix Hernandez

    Weeks of speculation have finally come to an end. The rotation shuffling that saw the A’s top four starters all in the running to make the opening night start over the ...

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  5. Ken Griffey Jr vs. Barry Bonds: How Their Decisions Will Decide Place in History

    During their primes Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey, Jr. were the two greatest hitters of their era. Both second-generation ballplayers, having famous fathers who had enjoyed their ...

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  6. Oakland A's New Stadium: Did Lew Wolff Ever Give Oakland Serious Consideration?

    As we just passed the two-year mark since commissioner Bud Selig launched his "Blue-Ribbon" committee to determine if the Athletics would be granted permission to move to San ...

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  7. Oakland Athletics: Predicting the Last 5 In, Final 5 Cut

    As Spring Training winds to a close, with only about 10 games remaining on the Cactus League schedule, the Oakland Athletics have already begun trimming their roster down to the required 25-men they plan to open the season with...

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  8. Josh Outman Out of Running for Oakland A's 5th Starter Position

    Josh Outman has been optioned by the Oakland Athletics to Triple-A Sacramento following a frustrating spring where he was unable to find consistency from the mound. Outman put together a very promising rookie season in 2009, going 4-1 with a 3...

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  9. San Francisco 49ers: Which Veteran QB Should SF Pursue for 2011/2012 Season?

    Much has been made of the attention the 49ers have placed on quarterbacks in the upcoming draft. The Niner's front office have been present at several Pro Day workouts, and have even held a private workout with Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick...

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  10. Jim Tressel: Request To Extend Suspension Is About Not Taking Accountability

    I'd like to begin by apologizing to Ohio State football fans for my following reaction. This is in no way a reflection of the Ohio State football program, but simply my take on the man that is running your program...

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  11. Kendry Morales: Still Not 100 Percent Recovered, Opening Day Status in Question

    Ten months removed from the freak accident that caused Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim first baseman Kendry Morales to miss the remainder of the season, and he is still not 100% recovered and ready to return to game action...

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  12. 49ers Attend Ponder's Pro Day; To Hold Private Workout with Kaepernick Friday

    Speculation continues to grow that the 49ers will use their second round draft pick next month to select a quarterback. Earlier this week I outlined several quarterbacks that the 49ers could select in the second round and beyond ...

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  13. Oakland Athletics: How Does Andrew Bailey's Injury Affect the A's in the Ninth?

    Few things are scarier in terms of pitching injuries than seeing your two-time All-Star closer grab his pitching elbow following the release of a pitch. This was the case on Monday with A's closer Andrew Bailey ...

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  14. Manny Banuelos: Yankees' Top Prospect Pitching His Way To a Promotion in 2011

    By the time the 2011 season is complete, Manny Banuelos could have Yankees fans asking what all the pitching concern was about leading up to spring training...

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  15. Oakland A's: Will Rich Harden Make the Athletics Roster?

    The fifth starter competition is now officially without its original favorite. Over the weekend manager Bob Geren declared Rich Harden officially out of the competition, stating ...

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  16. Tampa Bay Rays: Can Manny Be Manny One More Time to Extend His Career?

    Twenty years have passed since the Cleveland Indians selected Manny Ramirez in the first round of the 1991 amateur draft, launching what would become a Hall of Fame-worthy career...

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  17. 2011 NFL Draft: Which Quarterbacks Could the 49ers Draft Past the 1st Round?

    For a moment let's set aside the NFL lockout and looming legal battle that will determine how soon teams are once again able to engage in offseason trades and free agency...

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  18. Felix Hernandez Declares It His Time Now, and He's Staying a Seattle Mariner

    After an award-winning 2010 campaign, with trade rumors constantly swirling around him, Felix Hernandez is set to enter his 10th season of professional baseball in the Seattle Mariners organization...

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  19. Washington Nationals: Bryce Harper Reassigned to Minor League Spring Training

    Bryce Harper, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft, and one of the most hyped prospects of all time was reassigned earlier today to the Washington Nationals minor league spring training camp...

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  20. Oakland A's Spring Training: Can Chris Carter or Michael Taylor Replace Jackson?

    The offseason additions of Josh Willingham and David DeJesus created a log-jam in the Oakland outfield. The two offseason trade acquisitions joined returning A's outfielders Coco Crisp, ...

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  21. NFL Lockout: Brady, Manning and Brees File Antitrust Lawsuit Against NFL

    Leading the way for the first work stoppage in the National Football League since 1987, the NFL Players Association filed paperwork to decertify today after the extended labor talks failed...

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  22. Detroit Tigers: Troubling Details Emerge About Night of Miguel Cabrera's Arrest

    As we all know by now, Miguel Cabrera was arrested on February 16 in Fort Pierce, Florida on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and two counts of resisting arrest...

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  23. San Francisco 49ers: Could Tiki Barber Replace Brian Westbrook at Running Back?

    It has become obvious that Brian Westbrook does not intend to return to the San Francisco 49ers for the 2011-2012 season, leaving the 49ers in need of a running back to backup Frank Gore and Anthony Dixon...

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  24. Oakland A's Spring Training: Gio Gonzalez Emerging as Ace, Choice Turning Heads

    The biggest competition this Spring in Athletics camp was supposed to be the battle for the fifth starter spot in the rotation...

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  25. Green Bay Packers: Super Bowl Winner Mike McCarthy Extended Through 2015

    A little over a month ago Mike McCarthy led the injury-riddled Green Bay Packers into the Super Bowl to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers; in case you didn't know, the Packers won...

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