1. MLB: Selecting the AL West's Quarter-Pole All-Star Team

    As the 2013 Major League Baseball season race reaches the quarter pole, it becomes time to take stock of where teams and players are in terms of production...

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  2. Oakland A's: Ranking the 10 Greatest Pitching Performances in Team History

    Since the team moved from Kansas City to Oakland 45 years ago, the A's have largely been a team built on great pitching...

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  3. Oakland A's Outlast Angels in 6.5-Hour, 19-Inning Marathon

    Nineteen innings? No problem. The A's erased two deficits, including their second straight five-run hole, and Brandon Moss ' two-run blast in the bottom of the 19th gave them a 10-8 victory...

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  4. Oakland Athletics: 3 Players Who Desperately Need to Make an Adjustment

    After a blistering 12-4 start, the A's have since gone 2-8 pending Monday's series opener against the Los Angeles Angels to settle at a 14-12 record...

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  5. Oakland Raiders: Complete 2013 NFL Draft Wrap-Up and Analysis

    After allowing for a day of recovery and letting it all settle in, here is my take on how the Oakland Raiders did in the 2013 NFL draft. Understand, I don't give grades until after a season is played...

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  6. Jason Collins Coming out Is Only a Big Deal Because America Makes It so

    When I was 13, my late father gave me "the talk." Sex, women, protection, babies, the whole uncomfortable gamut for an underdeveloped teenager. When he finished, he told me something I never forgot and still do not quite understand...

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  7. Oakland Athletics: How 2013 A's Are Performing Compared to Preseason Expectation

    In spite of a four-game losing streak, the A's are a good 12-8 through their first 20 games. Known even during the Moneyball days of the early 2000s as a slow-starting team, this start has been the team's best since 11-9 starts in 2002 and 2003...

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  8. Oakland Raiders: 2013 Mock Draft, Final Edition

    With the NFL draft just one week away, the league enticed its fanbase Thursday with the release of the 2013 regular-season schedule. For the Raiders , the schedule officially begins Sept...

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  9. 3 Early Signs the Oakland A's Will Win the AL West Division Title

    Though only through 16 games of the 2013 season, the Oakland A's have stormed out to their best start since 1990 (12-4). That team ended up advancing to the World Series...

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  10. Oakland A's: Analyzing Each Position Player's Biggest Strength

    Riding an early winning streak, the A's look every bit the team GM Billy Beane envisioned. They have ridden to more than just good starting pitching and depth in their outfield and middle infield to jump out faster than they have in a decade...

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  11. Oakland A's: Tom Milone Will Have a Huge Breakout Season in 2013

    It may seem opportunistic to see this article just hours after the Oakland A's' 6-2 win over Seattle for their first victory of 2013...

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  12. Oakland Raiders: Matt Flynn Trade Close to Final, May Not Involve 2013 Picks

    The Oakland Raiders , long rumored to be a potential suitor for Seattle quarterback Matt Flynn, appear to have landed the 27-year-old QB. According to NFL ...

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  13. Oakland Raiders: Vince Young and Why Signing Him Is Not Such a Bad Idea

    If you are a Raiders fan, the following numbers are a bit hard to look at, but they are the reality of this team since the year 2002...

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  14. Oakland Raiders: Tommy Kelly Officially Released, McClain and Palmer Next?

    One of the Oakland Raiders ' worst-kept secrets was officially revealed this afternoon as underachieving defensive tackle Tommy Kelly was released by the club...

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  15. Oakland A's: 3 Best Sleepers for Fantasy Baseball

    The 2013 Oakland A's have some players that are likely to draw attention from fantasy baseball team owners...

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  16. Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Best First-Round Playoff Matchups

    Currently sitting two games ahead of the Utah Jazz and the Dallas Mavericks with 12 games left to play, the Los Angeles Lakers face their final extended road trip of the 2013 season beginning against the Golden State Warriors ...

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  17. Oakland Raiders: Carson Palmer's Contract Inflexibility Has Team in a Dilemma

    News that Carson Palmer is not willing to renegotiate his contract is slowly reverberating throughout the Raider Nation. The knee-jerk reaction to this development is to simply just cut Palmer and roll with Terrelle Pryor ...

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  18. Oakland A's: 5 Things We Learned About Team During Spring Training

    Spring training is not over for another week, but the Oakland A's have already taken away many lessons so far. There were some surprises and some struggles, but the team appears to be rounding into shape with the opener just a week away...

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  19. Oakland Athletics: Early Signs the Team Will Be Even Better in 2013

    More than halfway through spring training, the Oakland A's have been giving fans glimpses of what could be an even better team in 2013 than they were in 2012...

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  20. Oakland Raiders: 2013 Mock Draft, 2nd Edition

    Quite a bit has changed since my first mock of the Oakland Raiders ' 2013 NFL Draft . The Senior Bowl and NFL Combine have passed and there were winners and losers from both...

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  21. Los Angeles Lakers: Signature Road Win in Indiana Shows Lakers Are Actual Team

    A player I think should finish in the top three in the NBA 's Most Valuable Player voting played a quarter, missed all four shots, and his team won its first top-tier road game of the season...

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  22. Oakland A's: Full Update of Surprises, Busts and Injuries at A's Camp

    Twelve official unofficial games into spring training (Friday's washout against Seattle not withstanding) has provided a bit of time to assess who looks good, who has struggled out of the gate and who's dealing with health issues for the Oakland A's...

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  23. LA Lakers: 3 Reasons Kobe Bryant Deserves MVP Consideration

    First off, let me make one thing crystal clear: Kobe Bryant is not going to win the 2013 NBA MVP, and it won't be anything egregious or conspiratorial. The fact is the best player in the game right now is LeBron James ...

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  24. Oakland A's: 3 International Players at the WBC Team Should Watch

    The 2013 World Baseball Classic (WBC) is in full swing as 15 teams seek to take the international title from Japan, which has won the first two events...

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  25. Oakland A's: 5 Very Early Observations from Spring Training

    So far, it has been relatively ho-hum for the Oakland A's in spring training. In many ways, that is already an improvement over how last year started . And even though it is very early, the first week is enough time to allow a few things to surface...

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