1. Star Athletes Will Play NBA Games Today: A Poem of Praise on Christmas

    'Twas the night before tip-off and all through the league, not a player was free from lockout fatigue. The nets were hung on the backboards with care, in hopes that Blake Griffin soon would be there...

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  2. Arizona Diamondbacks Spread Much Christmas Cheer with Charity This Past Decade

    In a sport where top athletes earn tens of millions of dollars annually, the Arizona Diamondbacks have allowed us all to take a step back and contemplate the humanitarian side of baseball...

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  3. Yorvit Torrealba Punches Umpire: Punishment Forecast with Babe Ruth as Our Guide

    Though Kill the Umpire was a comedy film from 1950, its themes—one of which is violence towards umpires—are all too real...

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  4. Diamondbacks Pitching Staff Too Deep and Too Cheap to Bring Back Joe Saunders

    The sports industry is a business. It is a phrase ballplayers, coaches, teams, bookies and the press know all too well. Money is made and lost based on what happens between—and occasionally outside—the lines...

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  5. Los Angeles Angels Would Be Unwise to Add Dioner Navarro as No. 2 Catcher

    By Game 1 of spring training 2012, the Los Angeles Angels clubhouse will have undergone some significant changes. Out are the likes of pitcher Tyler Chatwood and catcher Jeff Mathis, replaced by starter C...

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  6. Ajax vs. AZ: Referee Correct to Red Card Goalkeeper for Kicking Fan Who Attacked

    An intoxicated 19-year-old spectator invaded the pitch during Wednesday's Dutch Cup Ajax vs. AZ Alkmaar soccer match, ultimately resulting in the contest's premature termination...

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  7. Diamondbacks Upgrade with Jason Kubel after Losing Patience with Hiroki Kuroda

    Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers recently confirmed why the club waited so long before signing Jason Kubel to a two-year, $15 million contract: Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda failed ...

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  8. MLB Power Rankings: The 25 Best Players in the NL West Entering 2012

    With every NL West team completing trades and carrying out many other significant transactions this offseason, the 2012 regular season is shaping up to be a resurgence of sorts for the entire division...

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  9. 2012 Diamondbacks Rotation and Bullpen with Trevor Cahill and the New Guys

    For Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers, late 2011 has been all about utility benchwarmers and veteran pitching. For the past month and a half, Towers and the Diamondbacks front office has been busy mapping out the team's 2012 personnel strategy...

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  10. Imposing Gender Equality Rules in Sports: Discrimination or Necessary Evil?

    A high school cheerleading squad with hopes of placing in a recent statewide competition was disqualified when the contest ended in the lakeside city of Port Huron, Michigan. The team's lone infraction? One of the team members is a boy...

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  11. Cincinnati-Xavier: Why Bench-Clearing Brawls Are Rarely Criminally Prosecuted

    Earlier this week, Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced his department's intention not to file criminal charges against any players involved in last Saturday's Cincinnati vs...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about 3 years ago 431 reads 0 comments

  12. 2012 Angels Starting Lineup and Rotation with Albert Pujols and the New Guys

    Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pulled off the most improbable of accomplishments in signing All-Stars Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson on the same day of MLB 's winter meetings...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about 3 years ago 15,144 reads 10 comments

  13. MLB Wants to Expand Instant Replay: A Comprehensive Look at the Proposed Deal

    Major League Baseball's newest proposed labor deal has been ratified by the players' union and is currently pending approval from the owners, executives and—most importantly—umpires...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about 3 years ago 2,204 reads 0 comments

  14. MLB: 2012 Preseason Rankings for the NL West

    As the arbitration deadline and winter meetings have come and gone, MLB looks forward to what is shaping up to be an exceptionally exciting 2012 season...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about 3 years ago 4,895 reads 4 comments

  15. Diamondbacks Sign Pitcher Takashi Saito: Could Hiroki Kuroda Be Next?

    Less than a week after trading for pitchers Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow, the Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly come to terms with former Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Takashi Saito...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about 3 years ago 1,397 reads 0 comments

  16. Angels Tender Contract to Kendrys Morales: Is He the New DH or Trade Fodder?

    Amidst all the glitter and glamour of the Los Angeles Angels ' press conference for newly acquired All-Stars Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson on Saturday, GM Jerry Dipoto was asked about the status of former Halos star Kendrys Morales...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about 3 years ago 1,159 reads 1 comments

  17. Xavier, Cincinnati Suspensions Are in Line with Past NCAA Punishments for Fights

    The day after Saturday's NCAA Div. I men's basketball game between Cincinnati and Xavier ended in a benches-clearing brawl, both schools announced disciplinary actions taken against their respective players who participated in the fight...

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  18. Angels Revive Magic of Years Past with Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson Press Event

    Last week, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim shocked the baseball world with the unprecedented signings of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson on the same day of MLB 's annual winter meetings...

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  19. NCAA: Officials Forfeit Cincinnati vs. Xavier Game After Bench-Clearing Brawl

    So you want to be a referee? Well then, riddle me this. Play: A fight breaks out with 9.4 seconds remaining in a 76-53 game...

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  20. Trevor Cahill In, Jarrod Parker Out: Diamondbacks Trade Is in Eye of Beholder

    On Friday, the Arizona Diamondbacks acquired pitchers Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right fielder Collin Cowgill and pitchers Jarrod Parker and Ryan Cook...

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  21. Jerry Dipoto: The Best 2-Month-Old GM in LA Angels Franchise History?

    When charter owner Gene Autry debuted his Los Angeles Angels in 1961, he named Fred Haney the first general manager in Halos history...

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  22. Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson Signed: L.A. Angels Should Now Deal Dan Haren

    With Thursday's signings of first baseman Albert Pujols and starting pitcher C.J. Wilson, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have stacked their lineup...

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  23. Arizona Diamondbacks: 10 Players the D-Backs Never Should Have Gotten Rid Of

    In their 14 MLB seasons of existence, the Arizona Diamondbacks have seen approximately 500 players at the major league level from 1998 through 2011...

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  24. Jeff Mathis-Brad Mills Trade a Tactical Victory for LA Angels, Hank Conger

    When the Los Angeles Angels acquired former Colorado Rockies veteran Chris Iannetta last week, they improved their roster simply by replacing Jeff Mathis as starting catcher...

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  25. Prospects: Top 5 Candidates Who Could Be Arizona's 2012 Paul Goldschmidt

    By Opening Day 2011, many had projected the Arizona Diamondbacks would follow their 2010 NL West last place finish with another season in the cellar...

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