1. Pittsburgh Pirates Acquire Outfielder Travis Snider from Toronto Blue Jays

    With the clock ticking down on the trade deadline, the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed to obtain an outfield bat that they were seeking...

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  2. Pittsburgh Pirates: Has James McDonald Hit the Wall?

    James McDonald and A.J. Burnett have been the bookends of the Pittsburgh Pirates ' starting pitchers this season. Burnett boasts a 12-3 record, and before Sunday McDonald was 10-4...

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  3. Olympic Basketball Bracket: Biggest Threats to Team USA Gold Medal Chase

    Team USA will be the heavy favorite to win the gold medal in men's basketball at the London Olympics . Are there any teams that could upset the team on the quest for gold? Realistically, there are two teams that have a chance: Argentina and Spain...

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  4. Pittsburgh Pirates Find Their Power Outfielder: Marte Homers in First At-Bat

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have needed a right-handed power corner outfielder for some time. Especially after the way the Bucs' bats went silent in the series against the Cubs , the situation was getting pretty desperate as the trade deadline approached...

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  5. Argentina Olympic Basketball Team: Breaking Down Most Impactful Players

    Team Argentina is led by three players familiar to NBA fans: Manu Ginobili , Luis Scola and Carlos Delfino...

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  6. Olympic Basketball 2012: Blowout Etiquette Rules for Team USA, Coach K

    In the 2008 Olympics , Team USA outscored their opponents by an average of more than 40 points in the pool round...

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  7. Olympic Basketball Bracket 2012: Teams Destined to Face Team USA in Finals

    Twelve teams will play in the men's basketball tournament at the London Olympics . The consensus seems to be that five of them will be competing for the four positions in the semi-finals...

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  8. Pittsburgh Pirates Need to Put the Hammer Down Now

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have a string of ten games with the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros before meeting the Cincinnati Reds on the first weekend of August. The Cubs and Astros have a combined winning percentage of ...

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  9. Where Will the Pittsburgh Pirates Find a Power Outfielder?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates need more pop in the outfield if they are going to make a serious run in the playoffs this fall. Alex Presley's .234 batting average and ...

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  10. Pittsburgh Pirates: How Does Their Bullpen Match Up with That of NL Contenders?

    Joel Hanrahan and Jason Grilli have played big parts in the success of the Pittsburgh Pirates this year...

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  11. Fantasy Football 2012: Peyton Manning & the Riskiest Draft Picks Worth Making

    In order to win your league this year, you are probably going to need to take some risks when making your draft selections. If you just "go by the book" and follow the consensus in your picks, you might just be stuck in the middle of the standings...

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  12. Fantasty Football 2012: Predicting Stats for Last Year's Top 20 Producers

    Who will be the top fantasy football producers this season? Well, first of all, that depends on what scoring system your league uses...

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  13. MLB: Pirates and Yankees -- Do We Have Another 1960 This Year?

    This might be a good time to revisit the 1960 World Series. After all, this year's World Series could involve the same two teams: The Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Yankees. The two teams are now first place in their respective divisions...

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  14. Fantasy Football 2012: 5 Hidden-Gem WRs Who Can Help You Win Your League

    While the NFL season is still several months away, it is not too early to start preparing for your fantasy draft...

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  15. MLB: July Is the Month for the Pittsburgh Pirates to Make Their Big Move

    July is the month for the Pittsburgh Pirates to make their big move. At the start of the month, they are one game behind the Cincinnati Reds in the NL Central and tied with the Dodgers and Mets at the top of the close wild-card race...

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  16. Cleveland Indians: Is This the Beginning of the End?

    The Cleveland Indians had dropped a series to the lowly Houston Astros . The Chicago White Sox improved their lineup with the acquisition of Kevin Youkilis...

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  17. Does Kevin Youkilis Trade Ruin the Cleveland Indians' Chances in the AL Central?

    This was not a good weekend for the Cleveland Indians . In addition to losing a series to the lowly Houston Astros , a rival in their division obtained a key player that might have served the Tribe well...

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  18. Cleveland Indians Move into First Place with Sweep of Cincinnati Reds

    The Cleveland Indians completed a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds with an 8-1 victory Wednesday and moved into first place in the AL Central. Just last week their intra-state rival swept them in Cincinnati, and now the Tribe has returned the favor...

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  19. Cleveland Indians Make Bizarre Roster Move by Signing Esmil Rogers

    The Cleveland Indians have added relief pitcher Esmil Rogers to their roster, and I can't understand why. Take a look at Rogers' ERA from the last three years: Year ERA 2010 6...

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  20. How Do Cleveland Indians Vinnie Pestano and Chris Perez Compare to Other Duos?

    The strong late-inning relief work of Vinnie Pestano and Chris Perez has contributed to the success of the Cleveland Indians this season. It seems if the Tribe can just get to Pestano in the eighth inning with the lead, they are in good shape...

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  21. Should Jason Kipnis of the Cleveland Indians Be the Starting 2B for the AL?

    The Cleveland Indians ' Jason Kipnis has had a breakout start to the season. His strong performance is a major contributor to The Tribe's position near the top of the AL Central...

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  22. Cleveland Indians: Close, but No Sweep of Detroit Tigers

    The Cleveland Indians fell a little short of a comeback that would have given them two consecutive sweeps of the Detroit Tigers. But winning a series in Detroit is still a rare event worthy of celebrating...

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  23. Update on Bleacher Report Writers Fantasy Baseball League

    Now that we are past the 50-game mark of the MLB season, it is time to check in on the Bleacher Report Writers fantasy league . So far the league has been a three-team race. But with more than 100 games left to play, this could easily change quickly...

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  24. Cleveland Indians: Does Matt LaPorta Deserve Another Shot?

    For a while at least, Matt LaPorta is back playing for the Cleveland Indians . He was called up from Columbus when Johnny Damon went on paternity leave...

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  25. Cleveland Indians Draft Tyler Naquin, Outfielder from Texas A&M

    With the 15th pick in the first round of the MLB draft, the Cleveland Indians selected Tyler Naquin, a junior at Texas A&M. Naquin stands 6'2" and weighs 175 pounds...

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