1. Nerlens Noel: How No. 1 Recruit Became a Forgotten Man at Kentucky

    It's been almost 10 months since Nerlens Noel , then the number one recruit in the class of 2012, committed to the University of Kentucky...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 4,386 reads 9 comments

  2. Duke Basketball: Coach K's Legend Grows with Wee Hours Practice Controversy

    In the hazy early-morning aftermath of Duke's 27-point loss to Miami Wednesday night, radio host Dan Patrick (reportedly) reported that the Blue Devils followed their nationally televised face-plant with an impromptu 1:30 AM practice...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 15,521 reads 10 comments

  3. 15 All-Time MLB Superstars Who Came Up Small in the World Series

    So you're a Detroit Tigers fan and you're losing sleep over Prince Fielder's woeful performance in the World Series. Today at the office, you wondered aloud whether an All-Star caliber player had ever shown so poorly on baseball's biggest stage...

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  4. Handing out Awards for the 2012 World Series

    It took 52 years for the Giants to win their first World Series title in San Francisco. Twenty-four months later, they're back atop the baseball world...

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  5. Is Ryan Vogelsong's 2012 Playoff Run More Impressive Than Matt Cain's in 2010?

    Itinerant right-hander Ryan Vogelsong took the ball for his San Francisco Giants on Saturday night and, for the fourth time in as many October starts, delivered a postseason gem. His latest effort—5...

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  6. Why the 2012 Giants Are Even More Complete Than the 2010 World Series Champs

    Behind their second pitching masterpiece in as many nights, the San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers , 2-0, on Thursday night to take a 2-0 World Series lead...

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  7. World Series 2012: How Barry Zito Has Transformed from Goat to Cult Hero

    With the baseball world looking on in cockeyed disbelief, Barry Zito outdueled Justin Verlander on Wednesday night to give the San Francisco Giants an 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series...

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  8. San Francisco Giants vs. Detroit Tigers: World Series Preview, Predictions

    It's been 470 days since the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants last played each other in a baseball game. And you're probably well aware that the stakes have grown considerably since Detroit's sleepy 6-3 win on July 3, 2011...

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  9. How Giants' Game 5 Win Puts Them in Perfect Position to Complete Comeback

    Barry Zito has been called many things over the course of his six-year career with the San Francisco Giants, most of them unprintable variations on the word "loser." But a hero? Not until Friday night, when the much-maligned southpaw hurled 7...

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  10. Revisiting the Blockbuster Yankees-Tigers Trade of Three Years Ago

    With their 8-1 drubbing of the Yankees on Thursday night, the Detroit Tigers completed one of the most surprising, captivating and convincing ALCS sweeps in major league history...

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  11. 2012 NLCS: Why All the Pressure Is on Matt Holliday If Carlos Beltran Is Out

    There is no subtlety in the way Matt Holliday plays baseball. The Cardinal left fielder is an anvil of a man, 235 pounds of bench-pressed muscle set atop a hulking 6'4" frame...

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  12. 2012 ALCS: How Justin Verlander Will Cement Legacy with Incredible Postseason

    The MLB postseason is designed to warp our perspective, to create heroes from dust and make goats of greats...

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  13. 2012 NLCS: What Went Wrong for Postseason Hero Chris Carpenter in Game 2?

    With one out in the bottom of the fourth inning, Monday's Game 2 matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants already had the feel of a vintage Chris Carpenter postseason performance...

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  14. Detroit Tigers: 5 Early Signs They Are on Their Way to the World Series

    Another masterful performance from the starting rotation has the Detroit Tigers two wins away from their first World Series appearance since 2006...

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  15. 2012 ALDS: Why the Yankees Should Be Confident with CC Sabathia for Game 5

    In the 13th inning of Thursday's Game 4 ALDS showdown between the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees , as the O's sealed victory and a listless Bronx crowd filed out ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about over 1 year ago 1,393 reads 9 comments

  16. Why the New York Yankees Have to Face Facts and Bench Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez 's brewing incompetence—a chief source of concern among Yankee fans for the past month—finally came to a crest on Wednesday night. After an 0-for-3, two strikeout performance dropped Rodriguez's ALDS series average to ...

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  17. 2012 NLDS: Why the Giants Have a Huge Edge If They Force a Game 5

    Let me preface what I'm about to say with a disclaimer: I'd still rather be the Cincinnati Reds right now than the San Francisco Giants...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 2 years ago 1,290 reads 4 comments

  18. Why Andy Pettitte Will Be Valuable Postseason Asset for the New York Yankees

    The New York Yankees have obstacles aplenty on their path to the World Series: an aging lineup with precious little foot speed, a rickety infield defense that lacks range up the ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 2 years ago 373 reads 1 comments

  19. Olympics 2012: 10 Stars You'll Remember from This Summer

    As any former Olympian who's ever had a speaking engagement will tell you, the purpose of the Olympic Games isn't to win medals or set records. The purpose is be remembered...

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  20. Olympics 2012: US Domination of Women's Sports Proves Power of Positive Thinking

    Every four years, we're told that our American female Olympians are playing for something greater than medals. They are playing to inspire, to uplift, to challenge the notion that women belong in certain boxes...

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  21. The 10 Most Underappreciated Stars of the 2012 Olympics

    They come to these Olympic Games seeking medals, validation and—perhaps above all—a place in the ledger of public memory. Precious few succeed...

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  22. Olympics 2012: Top Medal Winners in Swimming, Gymnastics, Track and Field

    Everybody loves a winner. Win multiples times, and you've practically reached Raymond-esque levels of universal affection...

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  23. Top 10 Underachieving Athletes from the 2012 Olympic Games

    Losing always sucks. But losing in front of a television audience after four years of tortuous training? We don't have a word to describe that kind of hurt...

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  24. London 2012 Results: 10 Countries That Overachieved During the Olympiad

    Much as we Americans love to blab about the overall medal count, let's face it—the Summer Games has always been more of a Little-Engine-That-Could competition than a clash of titans...

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  25. Olympic Track and Field Results 2012: Thursday Updates, Medal Winners, Analysis

    Thursday has come and gone at London's Olympic Stadium, both not without a bit of history. Usain Bolt became the first man to win the 200-meter sprint at consecutive Olympiads while ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 2 years ago 17,185 reads 13 comments