1. Arizona Diamondbacks: Odds on Which Rotation Member Trevor Bauer Will Replace

    With Arizona Diamondbacks pitching prospect Trevor Bauer making his MLB debut Thursday against the Atlanta Braves , the wait is finally over...

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  2. Lolo Jones and the 10 Most Followed Team USA Athletes on Twitter

    In 2009, Team USA hurdler Lolo Jones posted her most recent blog entry with the command: "Help Lolo increase here [sic] number of followers. Pass it on...

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  3. Olympics Basketball 2012: Predictions and Analysis for Team USA in London

    With NBA Commissioner David Stern's recent proposal that the United States adopt an under-23 approach in how it fields the quadrennial Olympic basketball team, 2012 could be Team USA's last Olympics with a combined roster of East and West All-Stars...

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  4. US Olympic Swimming Trials: Athletes Who Miss Olympic Bid Thankful for Journey

    Picture this: You are at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials and are eliminated by the likes of swim champions Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte. They are going to the London Games and you are going home...

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  5. US Olympic Swimming Trials: Michael Phelps Will Take Round 2 Against Ryan Lochte

    With star U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps down 2-0 to intrasquad rival Ryan Lochte during head-to-head swims in the 2012 Olympic Trials, the 16-time Olympic Games medal winner is poised ...

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  6. US Olympic Trials: Why Danell Leyva Is Men's Gymnastics Team's Best Bet for Gold

    When he calms down, Danell Leyva might want to send fellow American gymnast John Orozco a "thank you" card. With Leyva leading Orozco heading into the final event of the U.S...

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  7. Dewayne Wise Fakes Catch, Umpire Misses Call as Yankees Fan Displays Foul Ball

    In yet the latest call that will undoubtedly reignite the instant-replay debate, an umpire has missed—nay, blown—a call whose level of clarity and obviousness rivals ...

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  8. 2012 Summer Olympics: Lolo Jones & US Athletes Seek Science to Gain an Edge

    U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones dons a selection of what appear to be white ping pong balls as she sprints and leaps her way down the 100-meter track. By day's end, a computer will inform her what she is doing right and where she can improve...

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  9. London 2012: Power Ranking NBC's Best Olympics Broadcasters

    As the 2012 Olympics approach and composer Randy Edelman prepares to pocket another set of royalties for NBC's use of Theme from the Adventures of Brisco County, Jr...

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  10. Tyson Gay Risks Injury for High Reward in Pre-Olympic Meets

    When U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay dropped the 200-meters in late March, the Lexington native made a statement: After recovering and returning from hip surgery, Gay had his sights ...

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  11. Raul Mondesi, Jr. Misses Home Plate, Recalls Memories of Merkle's Mistake

    Raul Mondesi, Jr. might want to take a few baseball lessons from his famous father, the former Dodger great by the same name. When it comes to walk-off wins, the idea is for the home team to celebrate, not the other way around...

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  12. Amanda Beard: US Swimmer Too Busy to Focus on Olympic Comeback?

    Regardless of her 100- and 200-meter breaststroke finishes during the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha this week, four-time American Olympic swimmer and seven-time medalist Amanda Beard just might be too busy to effectively compete in London...

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  13. US Olympic Sailing Team 2012: Updated News & Analysis for America's Squad

    U.S. Sailing has seen moderate success over the past few Olympic Games, having won two medals—one gold and one silver—at both 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing. Ah, sailing, the sport so large one needs a helicopter to follow the event...

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  14. US Olympic Track & Field Trials Results 2012: Nick Symmonds Golden in 800 Win

    The United States has not won an Olympic medal in the 800-meter run since American Johnny Gray took the bronze during the 1992 Barcelona Games...

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  15. London 2012 Olympics: Power Ranking the 10 Biggest Celebrities on Team USA

    Professional athletes are a true cultural phenomenon. Like more traditional film and television celebrities, athletic personalities can deliver tremendous performances and carry with ...

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  16. US Olympic Triathlon Team 2012: Updated News & Analysis for America's Squad

    Run, cycle, swim. Sounds easy enough, no? Conceived in San Diego as a six-mile dash, five-mile bicycle race and 500-yard swim, the modern triathlon is a grueling event and a recent addition to the Olympic calendar, debuting at the 2000 Sydney games..

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about 2 years ago 1,279 reads 0 comments

  17. US Olympic Diving Trials 2012: Troy Dumais Will Break Medal Drought in London

    Three times Troy Dumais has competed in the Summer Olympics , and three times the U.S. diver has come up empty. Talk about frustrating...

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  18. Tyson Gay: US Sprinter Faces Uphill Battle to Medal in London 2012 Olympics

    U.S. Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay has always been a long-shot. Since returning from injury earlier this year, Gay has fought an uphill battle in his quest to rejoin the world's top contenders in the 100-meters...

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  19. MLB Umpire Head Injury: Mask vs. Helmet Debate and the Value of Tradition

    Umpires, we have a dangerous concussion epidemic on our hands—heads. Earlier this week, MLB umpire Chad Fairchild took a 95-mile-per-hour sinker from Rockies pitcher Jeremy ...

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  20. London 2012 Olympics: Power Ranking the 10 Most Hyped Athletes

    The Olympics are always full of pomp, pageantry and most intriguing, a collection of incredible athletes, many of whom have been hyped for years before the 2012 Olympic Games were ever awarded to London...

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  21. 10 “Olympic” Sports You Can Play in Your Living Room

    Coming to a living room near you... It all started at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games at Seoul—by then, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) had persuaded the International ...

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  22. Allyson Felix: Reduced Load at US Track Trials Increases Chances of Olympic Gold

    "Okay, here we go. Focus. Speed. I am speed." As suggested by Lightning McQueen in Disney-Pixar's Cars , concentration, confidence, control and commitment—sports psychology's ...

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  23. US Olympic Shooting Team 2012: Updated News and Analysis for America's Squad

    One of the founding Olympic sports, shooting has appeared in every Games since 1896 except two (1904, 1928)...

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  24. US Olympic Judo Team 2012: Updated News & Analysis for America's Squad

    After securing just one bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games— Ronda Rousey 's middleweight bronze was the first piece of hardware in U.S. women's history—Team USA has nowhere to go but up in the 2012 Games...

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  25. US Olympic Swimming Team: 5 Nations Sure to Challenge US Supremacy in London

    When American swimming star Michael Phelps won an Olympic-record 14 gold medals at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games—including a record eight golds in Beijing alone—he ...

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