1. Why Chris Iannetta Fulfills Angels' Large Need at Catcher

    The Los Angeles Angels acquired Chris Iannetta from the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, sending pitching prospect Tyler Chatwood to Denver in the process...

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  2. Referee Bias: Quantifying the Homer Effect and Officiating Home-Field Advantage

    Earlier this month, Queensland's Gold Coast United coach Miron Bleiberg unleashed a colossal diatribe against referee Peter Green after Bleiberg's team lost to Sydney FC, 3-2, in an Australian A-League contest...

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  3. Justin Upton and 15 NL West Youngsters Ready to Explode

    MLB 's National League West is a division stocked with raw, unripe talent ready to flourish in 2012. From the minor leagues to those coming off the disabled list to several youngsters ...

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  4. Why the North Carolina Tar Heels Fell to the UNLV Runnin' Rebels

    Last week, when I wrote why the North Carolina Tar Heels would win the 2011 Las Vegas Invitational, one B/R commenter called it an "inane, back-patting article...everyone else sucks...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about over 2 years ago 1,177 reads 7 comments

  5. Economics: NBA Lockout Tentatively Over, a Look Back at How Much We Have Lost

    The NBA lockout may finally be over—tentatively speaking, that is. NBA commissioner David Stern recently mentioned he is optimistic that "the NBA season will begin Dec...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about over 2 years ago 1,893 reads 4 comments

  6. Roy Williams: Why the North Carolina Coach Is Better Than Duke's Coach K

    North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams and Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski are, without a doubt, the best two active coaches in college basketball...

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  7. 2012 MLB Free Agency: 15 Moves for NL West to Become MLB's Best Division

    When the Arizona Diamondbacks won the 2011 NL West crown, some armchair analysts dismissed their journey because of the supposed cakewalk of a division they won...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about over 2 years ago 1,645 reads 8 comments

  8. MLB Free Agency: Los Angeles Angels' Courtship of C.J. Wilson Is Getting Serious

    After several weeks of speculation, the Los Angeles Angels have finally let their actions do the talking in the courtship of former Texas Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson ...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about over 2 years ago 1,636 reads 9 comments

  9. Diamondbacks Prospects Adam Eaton, David Nick Shine in AFL Title Game

    The Salt River Rafters defeated the Surprise Saguaros to win the Arizona Fall League championship over the weekend, thanks in no small part to Arizona Diamondbacks minor league prospects Adam Eaton, David Nick and Charles Brewer...

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  10. Arizona Diamondbacks: Setting Arizona's All-Time Starting Rotation

    The Arizona Diamondbacks may be the youngest team in baseball, but the 14-year-old club has already seen some tremendous pitchers pass through the desert in its brief history...

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  11. Vanderbilt-Tennessee: Inappropriate Use of Instant Replay Incorrectly Ends Game

    Tennessee controversially defeated Vanderbilt in overtime Saturday night, thanks, in part, to a misapplication of college football's instant replay rule—even if the end result was practically correct...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about over 2 years ago 3,532 reads 17 comments

  12. Rules: Officials Get 4th-Quarter Missed Field-Goal Call Right as OSU Falls

    En route to Iowa State's shocking double overtime defeat of No. 2 Oklahoma State, the OSU Cowboys missed a crucial field goal with only 1:21 left to play in a tied fourth quarter...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about over 2 years ago 4,715 reads 4 comments

  13. Astros to the AL: Angels Express Concern over Travel, Extra Interleague Games

    In the days leading up to baseball's annual owner's meeting this year, some baseball team executives voiced their opposition to a plan that would move the Houston Astros from the NL Central to the AL West prior to the 2013 MLB season...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about over 2 years ago 1,097 reads 0 comments

  14. Why the North Carolina Tar Heels Will Win the 2011 Las Vegas Invitational

    When the North Carolina Tar Heels last played in Paradise, Nevada's Orleans Arena, they won two games to come away with the 2007 Las Vegas Invitational Championship...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about over 2 years ago 2,457 reads 5 comments

  15. Kirk Gibson Is Top NL Manager: Why Arizona Will Be Best in West Next Year

    When Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson was named NL Manager of the Year earlier Wednesday by MLB and the Baseball Writers' Association of America, the announcement finally capped off a successful 2011 campaign by the D-backs...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about over 2 years ago 1,088 reads 2 comments

  16. Los Angeles Angels: Ranking the Most Shocking Award Snubs Since 1961

    When Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim rookie sensation Mark Trumbo and Cy Young Award runner-up Jered Weaver placed second in their respective postseason award races, they unknowingly made history...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about over 2 years ago 1,366 reads 0 comments

  17. 2012 MLB Free Agency: 10 Top Targets to Make Arizona Diamondbacks a Favorite

    For the Arizona Diamondbacks to repeat as NL West champions and to advance further in the 2012 playoffs, the club must improve on the current lineup...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about over 2 years ago 604 reads 5 comments

  18. Cartoons and Sports: 9 Best Animated Characters and Their Favorite Teams

    Sports and television. Long considered the backbone of the entertainment industry, live sporting events routinely comprise the top spots of weekly Nielsen television ratings in the United States and around the world...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about over 2 years ago 2,874 reads 6 comments

  19. Ranking Every Game of the 24 Hour College Hoops Tip-off Marathon on ESPN

    No NBA? No problem. For the fourth straight year, ESPN will feature 21 college basketball games over a 25-hour period during the ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. From No...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about over 2 years ago 333 reads 3 comments

  20. Chicago Cubs Will Win 2015 World Series vs Miami Marlins: 5 Steps to Make It So

    The Chicago Cubs are finally on track to win their first World Series in over 100 years, thanks in no small part to the former Florida Marlins franchise changing their name to the Miami Marlins...

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  21. Los Angeles Angels 2012 Starting Lineup: What If LAA Had a Yankee-Sized Payroll?

    Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno has publicly predicted that the 2012 Angels payroll will stay at or near 2011 levels...

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  22. Inactive: 5 Reasons Why Philadelphia Eagles Receiver DeSean Jackson Was Benched

    For the Philadelphia Eagles , receiver DeSean Jackson hasn't been a model athlete on the field or a perfect employee off the field...

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  23. Carrier Classic: The Best Sights and Sounds of North Carolina's Victory

    North Carolina's convincing 67-55 win over Michigan State in Friday's inaugural Carrier Classic was, in a word, perfect...

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  24. C.J. Wilson to the Angels? GM Jerry Dipoto, Underdog Angels Moving into Position

    C.J. Wilson is arguably the most valuable free-agent pitcher on the market in 2011, but that didn't stop Los Angeles Angels rookie GM Jerry Dipoto from calling Wilson's agent Bob Garber to touch base...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about over 2 years ago 1,315 reads 2 comments

  25. Smart Move: Utilityman Willie Bloomquist Re-Signed by Arizona Diamondbacks

    As the Arizona Diamondbacks prepare for a repeat of their remarkable 2011 performance, GM Kevin Towers completed a key step by re-signing free agent Willie Bloomquist to a $3...

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