1. Fantasy Baseball Boyfriend App: Valentine Genius or Mini-Game Named to Fail?

    Just in time for Valentine's Day 2012, husband-and-wife duo Missy Wedig and Frank Panko of A View from My Seat have come up with fantasy baseball fans' newest mini-game for the upcoming MLB season...

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  2. Kansas City's Gain Is LA Angels' Loss as Broadcaster Rex Hudler Joins Royals

    Last month, I kicked off the New Year with the op-ed piece, " LA Angels Should Rehire Broadcaster Rex Hudler to Revitalize the New-Look Squad ...

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  3. Umpire School Receives Baseball's Death Penalty for Racist Party Joke

    When Jim Evans opened his Academy for Professional Umpiring in 1989, the 28-year MLB veteran revitalized the baseball officiating academy experience with extensive hands-on classroom ...

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  4. MLB Network Baseball IQ: Arizona's Josh DeFamio Escapes with Round 2 Win

    With a 10-6 advantage over opponent Rich Linville of the Cincinnati Reds , Diamondbacks dbTV supervisor Josh DeFamio barely escaped with a ninth-inning showdown on MLB Network's Baseball IQ ...

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  5. Team Wears Pink Jerseys for Charity, Receives Technical for Uniform Infraction

    Earlier this week, Burke High School (Nebraska) hosted a late-season basketball game against the visiting Columbus Discoverers...

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  6. Los Angeles Angels: Already Planning in Anticipation for a Huge 2012 Season

    When the 2011 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim lost the AL West for the second straight year to the AL Champion Texas Rangers , this offseason looked as bleak as the last...

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  7. NBA Admits Goaltending Gaffe in Portland: Should Backboard Blocks Be Reviewable?

    Nary had a fortnight after ESPN analysts Tim Welsh and Digger Phelps gone on separate anti-officiating tirades following a missed goaltending call at the end of NCAA hoops' West Virginia vs...

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  8. Giants vs. Diamondbacks: Position-by-Position Breakdown Heading into 2012 Season

    In 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants battled back and forth for the NL West division lead until the D-Backs finally managed to pull away to clinch in mid-September...

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  9. Lakers' Loss to Jazz Show Kobe Bryant, Not Mike Brown, Is Leader of the Team

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown may have been fined and suspended for making contact with an official on Saturday night, but when the Lakers are Brown-less Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers , it won't matter...

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  10. Super Bowl XLVI: Meet the Officials

    With the NFC champion New York Giants and AFC champion New England Patriots set to kick off Super Bowl XLVI Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis, here is a detailed overview of the contest's assigned officiating crew...

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  11. Diamondbacks' Josh DeFamio Victorious in Round 1 of MLB Network's Baseball IQ

    With the 2011 professional baseball season a distant memory and spring training 2012 still a few weeks away, baseball's around-the-clock television channel known as MLB Network has been angling for a new way to generate offseason ratings...

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  12. LA Kings: Investigation of Clock Irregularity Reveals Doughty's Goal Was No Good

    Los Angeles Kings fans at the Staples Center were treated to extra hockey on Wednesday night, but not in the traditional sense of overtime...

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  13. NHL Referee Injured by Shot to Face: Is It Time for Mandatory Visors in Hockey?

    With sharp blades, whizzing pucks and weapon-like sticks, hockey players and officials have one of the most dangerous jobs in sports, which we were unfortunately reminded of on Wednesday ...

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  14. Los Angeles Angels: 10 Games That Every Fan Should Attend in 2012

    With the Angels ' offseason spending spree in acquiring Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson and with teammate Peter Bourjos describing Kendrys Morales' recovery efforts as "impressive," 2012 is shaping up to be a franchise year for the Anaheim-based club...

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  15. North Carolina Basketball: Tar Heels Return to Normalcy in Win over Georgia Tech

    Normalcy. When United States presidential candidate Warren G. Harding promised "a return to normalcy" in 1920, he referred to a restoration of living conditions as they existed prior to World War I...

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  16. Arizona Diamondbacks: 10 Reasons the 2012 NL Pennant Race Is Wide Open

    When the Arizona Diamondbacks completed their unlikely run to the 2011 MLB postseason, the National League pennant had already been decided by many analysts...

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  17. Bulls vs. Heat: Missed Free Throws, Inadvertent Whistle Doom Chicago

    With 16 seconds remaining in a 94-93 intraconference matchup between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat , someone blew a whistle. Exactly who produced the sound remains unclear...

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  18. West Virginia vs. Syracuse: Refs Miss Goaltending Call, ESPN Analyst Loses Mind

    Goaltending or no-call, that is the question. The Syracuse Orange men's basketball team survived a scare at the hands of West Virginia Saturday afternoon, a game decided only when the final horn had sounded and time had expired...

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  19. NCAA Basketball Referees Instructed to Call More Unsporting Technical Fouls

    NCAA National Coordinator of Officials John Adams recently posted a memo on the NCAA Men's Basketball Central Hub at referee mega-site ArbiterSports, which serves as a mid-season point of emphasis, so to speak...

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  20. Fantasy Baseball 2012: 25 Sneakiest Basestealers

    From Rotisserie fantasy baseball to the head-to-head version, most prospective team owners consider acquisitions based on the one-two-three, or top priority criteria—batting average, home runs and RBI...

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  21. Diamondbacks Claim Catcher Craig Tatum, Add Depth Behind Montero and Blanco

    It has been a turbulent offseason for former Baltimore Orioles catcher Craig Tatum . First, the 28-year-old Tatum was put on waivers by the Orioles in early October, only to be claimed days later by the Houston Astros ...

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  22. Los Angeles Angels Are Winners with Detroit Tigers' Signing of Prince Fielder

    The Los Angeles Angels were pleasantly greeted Tuesday, with reports that free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder had signed a nine-year, $214 million contract with the Detroit Tigers ...

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  23. Magic vs. Celtics: Referees Correct Not to Issue Technical Foul to Richardson

    During Monday's NBA contest between the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics , a unique play occurred during the third quarter in which the Magic appeared to have only four players on the court...

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  24. Tar Heels Basketball: Reggie Bullock to Replace Injured Guard Dexter Strickland

    For all the speculation following North Carolina Tar Heels shooting guard Dexter Strickland's season-ending ACL tear late last week in regards to Strickland's replacement, UNC coach ...

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  25. NFL Referee Ed Hochuli Most-Trending Twitter Topic of Giants-49ers Game

    For the second time this NFL postseason, America was treated to a few extra minutes of free football, as the New York Giants defeated the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in overtime...

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