1. US Olympic Men's Track & Field Team: Why No US Sprinter Will Medal in the 100

    Not only do the US Olympic Men's Track & Field Team and star 100-meter sprinters Tyson Gay, Walter Dix and Justin Gatlin stand little chance of upsetting Jamaican sensation ...

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  2. US Olympic Diving Trials 2012: USA to Rewrite Playbook at London Games

    As preparations are underway for the London 2012 Games, the U.S. Olympic diving team knows it is up against tremendous odds—this is a squad that has not won a medal since Laura ...

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  3. US Olympic Rowing Team 2012: Updated News & Analysis for America's Squad

    The U.S. Olympic rowing team is coming off a three-medal performance during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and will look to recapture some of its 2008 summer magic while attempting to chase down top performers Great Britain, Australia and Canada...

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  4. US Olympic Pentathlon Team 2012: Updated News & Analysis for America's Squad

    First appearing in the 1912 Stocholm Olympic Games, the 2012 modern pentathlon will look to take center stage during the London Games on the sport's 100th anniversary ...

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  5. Arizona Diamondbacks: Why the Kevin Youkilis Trade Was Doomed from the Start

    As the Kevin Youkilis trade rumor saga enters its second round, the Arizona Diamondbacks are once again reportedly in the mix. We have been down this road before...

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  6. UEFA Euro 2012: With Missed Offside and Goal, Do Two Wrongs Make a Right?

    Soccer refereeing has long relied on just three on-field officials—a referee and two assistants, one on each side line. For decades, this structure, though peppered with flaws, appeared to keep the peace...

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  7. Was Matt Cain's Perfect Game Saved by the Umpire?

    It just wouldn't be baseball without a little controversy, especially when video evidence appears to indicate Matt Cain 's perfect game Wednesday night was just a glorified one-hitter after all...

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  8. Arizona Diamondbacks: 10 Reasonable Expectations for Stephen Drew's Return

    As Stephen Drew nears his return to the Arizona Diamondbacks ' 25-man roster, the shortstop has not seen major league action for the better part of a year...

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  9. MLB on Pace for Record-Breaking 11 No-Hitters Thanks to Human Element

    With four no-hitters through 868 MLB games Friday night, baseball is averaging one no-no for every 217 games played, or approximately one every two weeks...

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  10. Have the Arizona Diamondbacks Simply Underachieved or Have They Regressed?

    The 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks are worse than the 2011 squad essentially across the board—wins and losses, pitching performances and offensive statistics...

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  11. Jonathan Papelbon Rips Umpire, Exemplifies Classic Freudian Tantrum Trait

    Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon was a classic case study in Freudian defense mechanisms Monday night. After surrendering the game-winner to the Los Angeles Dodgers and taking the loss, Papelbon decided to blame someone else for his misfortune...

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  12. Re-Ranking the Top 10 Pitching Prospects in Arizona Diamondbacks' System

    From former Diamondbacks great Randy Johnson to Arizona's 2001 World Series cataclysm Byung-Hun Kim, every pitcher and position player alike begins his career as a prospect...

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  13. Chicago White Sox: Jose Quintana Ejection Sparks Epic Tirade from Hawk Harrelson

    Chicago White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson has done it again, going on another umpiring tirade Wednesday, only this time his target was umpire Mark Wegner, not Harrelson's favorite vociferation victim, Joe West...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about over 2 years ago 6,454 reads 51 comments

  14. 10 Reasons the Arizona Diamondbacks Need to Call Up Trevor Bauer Now

    After the Arizona Diamondbacks selected standout UCLA pitcher Trevor Bauer in the first round of the 2011 MLB draft, the club assigned him to Class-A Advanced Visalia, where Bauer ...

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  15. Arizona Diamondbacks Fans Missing 2011 Squad Should Look at L.A. Dodgers

    It's official: The upstart 2011 Diamondbacks squad has been replaced by another surprise NL West team. For D-Backs enthusiasts looking to explain Arizona's slide in the opening months ...

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  16. Heat vs. Pacers: Analyzing Referees' Flagrant Foul Calls in Game 5

    Does the NBA have a flagrant foul problem? Violent hits from Miami and Indiana during Tuesday night's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals might indicate so...

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  17. Violence in Baseball: 10 Brutal MLB Incidents Not Associated with LA Dodgers

    "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse": So ended Richard III's duel in William Shakespeare's tragedy by the same name, yet just as the play suggests, the horse can be a most tragic actor...

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  18. 5 Replacements for J.J. Putz the Diamondbacks Need to Consider ASAP at Closer

    2012 has been a terrible year for NL West closers. San Francisco 's Brian Wilson sputtered before succumbing to season-ending Tommy John surgery in April and Javy Guerra of the ...

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  19. Wade Miley and 5 Surprising X-Factors for the Arizona Diamondbacks

    Which players will step up and make a difference for the Arizona Diamondbacks this season? The late 2011 Diamondbacks were bolstered by the likes of Paul Goldschmidt, Ryan Roberts, Chris Young, Justin Upton and Ian Kennedy...

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  20. Arizona Diamondbacks: What Happened to Paul Goldschmidt's Power?

    Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt failed to collect an extra base hit again on Thursday, leading to power outage panic in Arizona over the second-year prospect from Wilmington, Del...

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  21. Arizona Diamondbacks: 10 Early Signs They Can Dominate the NL West

    With a 9-8 start through the first two weeks of the MLB season, the Arizona Diamondbacks are fourth in the NL West, behind the first-place Dodgers , the Giants and the Rockies ...

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  22. Tigers vs. Rangers Bunt: In Wake of Blown Call, Leyland Firmly Against Replay

    As Texas Rangers second baseman Alberto Gonzalez attempted a gutsy 11th-inning squeeze bunt against Detroit on Sunday, the Tigers infield stood stagnant: First baseman Miguel ...

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  23. SF Giants: Explaining the Arizona Diamondbacks' Dominance over the Giants

    Since June of 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks have thoroughly demonstrated a strong command and mastery over the San Francisco Giants ...

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  24. Predicting the 9 Biggest MLB Resurgences and Tail-Offs of the Season

    After the first complete weekend of the 2012 MLB season, the baseball world boasts several exciting storylines: the Red Sox and Yankees combining for a 0-6 start for the first time ...

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  25. 10 Things Giants vs. D'Backs Series Will Tell Us About the NL West Race

    For the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants , 2012 will be a rematch and a test. After last year's NL West battle between the Diamondbacks and Giants was cut short by ...

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