1. US Open Golf 2012: Tiger Woods' Weekend Meltdown Is Finality to His Reign on Top

    Tiger Woods is done being Tiger Woods. Eldrick Woods will never be the player he once was. Perhaps, this would have come with or without is infamous fall from grace...

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  2. A's 9th Inning Rally Folds as Padres Avoid Sweep at Coliseum

    Despite outhitting San Diego six to five and having multiple chances, the A's could not rally as former Oakland closer Huston Street struck out Jemile Weeks with runners on the corners to preserve a 2-1 victory...

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  3. Jonny Gomes Is Good in Pinch as A's Win 5th Straight 6-4 over San Diego

    Jonny Gomes was hitless in his last 34 pinch-hit appearances. He got over that in a big way, crushing a go ahead two-run home run in the seventh inning as the A's rallied to win their fifth straight, 6-4 over the San Diego Padres ...

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  4. Oakland A's: Bats Stay Hot at Home as They Blast Padres 10-2

    Manny who? About an hour after the news of Manny Ramirez's release was made public, the A's bats busted out in the bottom of the first inning for five runs and they never looked back, ...

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  5. Random Thoughts from Game Two of the 2012 NBA Finals

    Miami is the best front running team in sports. If they jump on you, the Heat play with a different level of effort and intensity...

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  6. Oakland A's Feeling Rocky Mountain High After Sweeping Colorado

    Like fellow A's staff member Tom Milone, Jarrod Parker has pitched much better in Oakland than on the road. But, unlike Milone, Parker was fabulous against the Rockies in Colorado...

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  7. Oakland A's vs. Colorado Rockies: A's Rally in Ninth to Defeat Rockies 10-8

    For the second time in two nights, the Oakland A's put up a crooked number to take a lead they would not relinquish at Coors Field. Tonight though, the rally came in the ninth inning, as the A's scored three times to defeat the Rockies 10-8...

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  8. Oakland Raiders: Quick Thoughts as Mini-Camp Continues

    Yes, mini-camp attendance has the tag of being mandatory as veterans joined the rookies and free agents in Alameda today. But the fact that there is no talk of holdouts or contract disputes has to be music to the ears of new head coach Dennis Allen...

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  9. NBA Finals 2012: Random Thoughts from Game One

    *Kevin Durant dominated the fourth quarter, but Russell Westbrook was the best player on the floor in game one...

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  10. A's Erase Early Deficit with 6-Run 3rd Inning and Tap the Rockies 8-5

    The A's came back from a four-run first inning and played long ball en route to an 8-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies ...

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  11. LA Brings Home the Cup: The Remarkable Kings Are Crowned NHL's Best in 2012

    This was for Gretzky. And Marcel Dionne. And Jozef Stumpel. And Ziggy Palffy, Rob Blake, Steve Duchesne, Dave Taylor, Marty McSorley, Kelly Hrudey and all the former Kings who fought the good fight for 45 years with no championship to show for it...

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  12. A's Fail to Avoid Sweep in 4-3 Loss to Diamondbacks

    Just another variation on a theme today as the A's fell 4-3 and were swept by Arizona in their three-game series. The first inning was a microcosm of the A's struggles in the last month: they could not get a timely hit and Arizona could...

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  13. Pacquiao vs. Bradley and the Worst Professional Boxing Has to Offer

    I am absolutely at a loss. Having loved the fight game since the days of all three networks showing fights on the weekend in the 1980s, I have seen more than my fair share of fights...

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  14. Oakland Athletics: 5-Run 5th Inning Dooms Parker as A's Fall to Arizona 8-3

    Two pitches spelled doom for Jarrod Parker. An RBI double by Justin Upton and a grand slam by Miguel Montero pushed the Diamondbacks to a 6-1 lead as they coasted to an 8-3 victory in the second game of a three-game series in Arizona...

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  15. A's Take Big Early Lead, Lose Another in Bottom of the Ninth 9-8

    Tonight, the A's scored plenty of runs. They just did not get the last out in time. Using a six-run second inning off Arizona starter Daniel Hudson, the A's were able to take a 6-0 lead and lead the Diamondbacks 8-6 going into the bottom of the ninth...

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  16. LeBron James and His Game 6 in a Historical Context If Miami Does Not Advance

    I am a critic of LeBron James ' game. There is no sense in denying that. He has the physical tools and basketball IQ to do things that should transcend the game. And yet far too often, he does not impose his will upon the game in big moments...

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  17. Oakland A's Use Strong Offense and Solid McCarthy as They Thump Texas 7-1

    Scoring runs early, the A's gave ace Brandon McCarthy a cushion. As it turned out, he would not need much of it...

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  18. Colon Outduels Colby Lewis as A's Shutout Texas 2-0

    For one start, Bartolo Colon flashed back to the way he began the season for the A's. Spotting his fastball beautifully all game, Colon used a key double play to settle in and three ...

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  19. Could LeBron James Be Traded If Miami Heat Does Not Make NBA Finals?

    Two summers ago, the mere thought of Dwyane Wade , LeBron James , or Chris Bosh being dealt seemed almost as absurd as the idea of a team celebrating free-agent signings as if they won the NBA title (oh wait)...

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  20. Oakland Raiders' Re-Signing of Marcel Reece Could Be a Really Big Deal

    I think many of us knew it was more a matter of when, not if Marcel Reece would re-sign with the Raiders . Being under an exclusive rights tender meant, ultimately, the ball was in the Raiders' court more than Reece...

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  21. Game 56: Oakland A's Comeback Comes Up Short in 6-3 Loss to Rangers

    After falling behind 5-0, the A's rallied but could not get a timely hit down the stretch and fell 6-3 to the Texas Rangers in game two of their four game series...

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  22. Oakland A's Bats Bust out as They Crown the Royals 9-3

    Well, what do you know? The Oakland A's are able to score some runs. Scoring more than four runs for the first time since May 20th, the A's used a four-run fifth inning and a three-run ...

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  23. Yoenis Cespedes Returns to Oakland A's Lineup, Can't Prevent Shutout

    This is becoming an awful habit in the 2012 season for the Oakland A's. Another solid pitching performance goes to waste as the offense is shutout for the 10th time in 52 games, by far the most in baseball...

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  24. Projected Oakland A's Lineup in June 2012

    The lack of punch in the Oakland lineup has recently caught up with the A's. Currently on an eight-game slide, the A's went from plucky early season surprise to seemingly the also-ran they were expected to be...

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  25. Stanley Cup Finals 2012: An L.A. Kings Fan's Perspective on Improbable Cup Run

    I have to be honest, before August 9, 1988, I could care less about hockey and only knew it as the sport that we beat the Russians in back in 1980. You see, that clip got a lot of airtime in the 1980s...

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