1. 2012 ALCS: Detroit Is Clear World Series Favorite After Yankee Destruction

    Well, that was emphatic! Wednesday's rain delay truly served as a mere postponement of the inevitable, as Detroit steamrolled C.C. Sabathia and the New York Yankees 8-1 to clinch the American League championship...

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  2. Oakland Raiders Week 7: 5 Keys to 2nd Victory of 2012

    Going into last Sunday, I felt the Raiders has bottomed out in their putrid performance against Denver . In spite of what the prognosticators were saying, I felt Oakland would play a competitive game against the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons ...

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  3. 2012 NLCS: 4 Players Who Must Step Up Big for St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4

    The St. Louis Cardinals patiently waited out the rain and then efficiently finished off the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 with a 3-1 win. As has been their custom, the Cards had another unlikely member play hero...

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  4. 2012 NBA Preseason: 3 Biggest Takeaways from Los Angeles Lakers' Play So Far

    Currently in the midst of another blowout loss to Utah , the Los Angeles Lakers will drop to 0-4 in the preseason...

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  5. 2012 ALCS: Justin Verlander Dominant Again as Tigers on Brink of Sweep

    This looks, well it looks far too easy. Justin Verlander was dominant again this postseason, going the 8 1/3 innings of three hit ball for his third victory in these playoffs, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the New York Yankees 2-1...

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  6. 2012 MLB Playoffs: Carpenter Chopped Down by Giants, Series Tied 1-1

    Chris Carpenter was tagged for five runs in four innings and backed by a superb Ryan Vogelsong start; the San Francisco Giants tied the 2012 National League Championship Series at one game apiece, winning 7-1...

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  7. 2012 MLB Playoffs: St. Louis Uses 4-Run Inning and Bullpen to Take 1-0 NLCS Lead

    The St. Louis Cardinals showed another way to win Sunday night in San Francisco. Instead of a dramatic comeback, they used a collection of six relievers to defeat the Giants 6-4 to take Game 1 of the NLCS ...

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  8. 2012 MLB Playoffs: New York Yankees Aren't Dead, but They're Close

    Start spreading the news: The Yankees won't make it back from Detroit. After a meek 3-0 shutout loss, the Bronx Bombers are staring down the gun barrel at a quick elimination from the ALCS...

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  9. Oakland Raiders Recap: Winnable Game Slips Away in Atlanta 23-20

    I had a feeling the Raiders would put forth a great effort. They did, but typical Raider mistakes were their undoing as Matt Bryant's 55-yard field goal with one second left Oakland a stunning 23-20 loser against the Atlanta Falcons ...

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  10. 2012 MLB Playoffs: Tigers Escape, but Jim Leyland Shouldn't Play Valverde Again

    Baseball managers are by far the most second-guessed leaders in all of American sports. Fans like to think they could do the job from the dugout as well as or better than men who have forgotten more about the game than they actually know...

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  11. MLB Playoffs 2012: 5 Keys to San Francisco NLCS Victory

    Defying the odds. Some teams have an innate ability to do that. In 2010, the Giants did everything right in the postseason en route to their first championship since moving to San Francisco in 1958...

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  12. 2012 MLB Playoffs: 5 Keys to St. Louis Cardinals Winning the NLCS

    On the heels of an emotional, gutty come-from-behind Game 5 division-series victory over the Washington Nationals , the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals find themselves back in the National League Championship Series...

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  13. 2012 MLB Playoffs: St. Louis Cardinals Again Show Championship Character

    Unbelievable. Improbable. Heart-stopping. Somehow predictable? Those are some of the descriptors to try and describe yet another season-saving postseason comeback for the cardiac St...

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  14. 2012 MLB Playoffs: Oakland A's Had Season to Remember Even with Game 5 Loss

    I have got to admit something off the bat: This exact same story was ready to be written a little less than 24 hours ago...

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  15. Why the S.F. Giants' Miracle Road Comeback Is Best in Division Series History

    In a comeback for the ages, the San Francisco Giants held off the Cincinnati Reds , 6-4, in Game 5 to advance to their second National League Championship Series in three seasons...

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  16. Oakland Raiders Week 6: 5 Keys to an Upset Victory

    I don't want this to sound like the words of a myopic homer, but I'll try as best I can: I think the Raiders are going to be competitive Sunday against the Falcons ...

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  17. Coco Crisp and 10 Most Clutch Postseason Moments in Oakland A's History

    In the annals of Oakland A's history, tonight's incredible ninth inning comeback win will be thrust right to the top of super clutch moments from one of the more storied franchises in Major League Baseball's existence...

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  18. Oakland Athletics: 5 Biggest Matchups in ALDS Game 3 vs. Detroit Tigers

    After a pair of frustrating games in Detroit, the A's return to Oakland facing elimination in Game 3. While the team is down, they are certainly not out...

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  19. Oakland Raiders Week 5: Raider Grades at the Quarter Pole

    Here's a joke you haven't heard 30 times this week: At least the Raiders didn't lose this week! As Oakland continues its bye week, preparing for the now 5-0 Atlanta Falcons next ...

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  20. Tigers vs. Athletics Game 2: How the A's Can Still Pull off Big Home Comeback

    A famous employee who once made his name at the Oakland Coliseum once said this of a tough loss on the road: "It's in the can...

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  21. Oakland A's Pushed to Brink of Elimination in Tough 5-4 Loss to Detroit

    Don Kelly's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the Oakland A's. Detroit now leads the best-of-five series 2-0 as the teams head to Oakland for Game 3 Tuesday night...

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  22. Jarrod Parker Proved A's Rookies Are Up to the Challenge

    The bottom line of Game One in Detroit: Justin Verlander continued his dominance of the A's offense. The Tigers won 3-1, largely on Verlander's powerful right arm...

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  23. Comparing the 2012 Athletics' Wild Comeback to the 'Moneyball' Season

    It's official. The best story in the Major Leagues in 2012 has a happy regular season ending. The A's, in a game very much symbolic of their entire year, shook off a slow start to ...

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  24. Oakland Athletics Just One Game Away from Most Improbable AL West Crown

    Do you believe? If you haven't already, you'd better. The Oakland Athetics used their year-long formula of good starting pitching, timely hitting and a rock solid bullpen to beat ...

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  25. Oakland Athletics: Yes, They Are Really in the 2012 MLB Postseason

    Turn up the Kool & the Gang and break out your best Bernie! The plucky Oakland A's are in the 2012 MLB postseason...

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