1. Why MLB Will Not Expand Instant Replay for 2012 Season

    Though MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, owners and players were able to agree on a quick-fix expanded postseason for 2012, baseball was unable to finalize a deal that would have expanded instant replay review in time for Opening Day next month...

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  2. Spring Training: Ozzie Guillen Ejected for First Time as Miami Marlins Manager

    Fiery MLB skipper Ozzie Guillen has been ejected for the first time as manager of the Miami Marlins . His ejection is also the first heave-ho of spring training 2012. Closecallsports...

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  3. Springfield 16, Willamette 7: Why Scholastic Basketball Needs a Shot Clock Now

    Saturday's Class 5A girls basketball state championship in Oregon ended with just 23 points scored—by both teams combined—in perhaps the oddest circumstance of stall-ball on the sport's highest stage...

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  4. LA Clippers Show Heart Late, but Cannot Complete Comeback Against Golden State

    Staples Center reached its loudest point Sunday at approximately 9:00 PM, as the Los Angeles Clippers failed in a comeback attempt against the Golden State Warriors ...

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  5. UNC vs. NC State Officiating: Why Alex Johnson No-Call Was the Correct Call

    With just 15 seconds left to play in the University of North Carolina vs. NC State semifinal matchup in the ACC tournament on Saturday, UNC's Kendall Marshall found himself tightly defended by Wolfpack guard Alex Johnson...

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  6. Chris Paul Excels in LA Clippers' Win vs. Spurs: Why David Stern Knows Best

    The Los Angeles Clippers must love NBA commissioner David Stern: Everyone from Mo Williams to Blake Griffin and owner Donald Sterling should immediately add Stern to their Christmas—or ...

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  7. Former Umpire Harry Wendelstedt Dead at 73: "He Lived for Baseball"

    Harry Wendelstedt, former big league umpire—father of current MLB umpire Hunter Wendelstedt and owner of the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School—has died. He was 73 years old...

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  8. Los Angeles Angels Scout Thrown out of Giants Spring Training Workout

    The San Francisco Giants played umpire Wednesday when the team ejected Los Angeles Angels scout Jeff Schugel from the Giants' Scottsdale Stadium during morning workouts...

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  9. Arizona Diamondbacks: 10 Reasons Their Rotation Is Most Underrated in MLB

    When it comes to top pitching staffs heading into the 2012 MLB season, teams such as Philadelphia , San Francisco, Los Angeles (AL) and New York (AL) often lead the discussion...

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  10. Albert Pujols Impresses in Angels Spring Training Debut: LAA Beats A's, 9-1

    New Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols had seen exactly one pitch in his Halos spring training debut, but that was all he needed...

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  11. D-Backs vs. Giants in Spring Training: 2012 Rivalry Begins with Swarm of Bees

    When I logged onto MLB.com to check the Giants vs. Diamondbacks score on this opening weekend of spring training 2012, I was quite surprised to see "Delay" written in the current inning column...

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  12. Video: Clipper Darrell Breaks Down and Cries During Television Interview

    As if the Clipper Darrell saga could not get any more bizarre, Los Angeles Clippers super-fan Darrell Bailey appeared with ABC7 sports anchor Rob Fukuzaki in studio for an interview ...

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  13. Lakers Beat Heat: Miami Fans Take to Twitter to Blame Referees

    As the Los Angeles Lakers were putting the finishing touches on their 93-83 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday afternoon, fans of the South Beach franchise were on twitter, trying ...

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  14. 22 Funniest Referee and Official Blooper Videos in Basketball History

    Referees, umpires and officials in all sports are usually not the most popular people in stadiums, arenas and fields: As the old officiating idiom goes, "We only please 45 percent ...

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  15. Roy Oswalt News: Why Arizona Diamondbacks Should Sign Him Midseason

    Free agent Roy Oswalt is still on the market, but while conventional wisdom might persuade a GM to sign the former Phillies pitcher before Opening Day, the Arizona Diamondbacks and GM Kevin Towers would benefit from playing the waiting game...

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  16. MLB Expands Postseason to 10 Teams: How Second Wild Card Helps Angels

    When news broke Wednesday of MLB 's intention of adding two extra wild-card teams to the postseason, baseball fans reacted with excitement, anticipation, skepticism and even dread...

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  17. Kevin Hart Ejected: Will David Stern Suspend Him for the 2013 NBA Celeb Game?

    In an NBA first, comedian Kevin Hart won an MVP Award minutes after being ejected from Friday's 2012 All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game...

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  18. Angels Claim Early 2012 Crown: Shane Demmitt Wins MLB Network's Baseball IQ

    The Los Angeles Angels scored an early 2012 championship win this week, with assistant equipment manager Shane Demmitt's victory during the final round of MLB Network's Baseball IQ ...

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  19. NBA All-Star Game vs. Academy Awards: Does Basketball Have a Chance?

    When the NBA selected Orlando to host the 2012 All-Star Game, the league announced the contest would be played on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012...

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  20. Cardinals' Rick Pitino Blames Referees, Cincy Fans: About Scapegoating in Sports

    When things don't go our way, there is a tendency in today's society to blame others rather than accept responsibility and admit one's own shortcomings...

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  21. MLB: 12 Reasons Spring Training Stats Don't Matter

    As baseball fans across the league settle in for another month of MLB 's annual Spring Training ritual, many enthusiasts from coast to coast will be looking to baseball's very own March Madness in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the upcoming season...

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  22. Baseball IQ: D-Backs' Josh DeFamio Uses Early Lead to Advance to Semifinals

    Arizona Diamondbacks graphics supervisor Josh DeFamio has lopsidedly defeated Colorado Rockies director of retail operations Aaron Heinrich Tuesday to advance to the semifinal round of MLB Network's Baseball IQ trivia tournament...

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  23. NCAA Referee's Ejection of Fans Belies a Greater Problem with Sports Culture

    NCAA basketball official Karl Hess has quite the legacy, both as an official and as a player at Liberty University—in 2006, Hess' No...

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  24. Angels GM Takes Page out of 'Moneyball' by Opting to Keep Bobby Abreu in LA

    When news broke in January that the Los Angeles Angels had reached their payroll limit after signing Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson and LaTroy Hawkins, the Angels free agency rumor mill quickly turned to trade speculation...

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  25. Arizona Diamondbacks: Will Trevor Cahill Be an NL All-Star in 2012?

    What do former Arizona Diamondbacks players Randy Johnson and Devon White have in common? Sure, they both found success in baseball, but in many ways, these two men could not be more different...

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