1. Going For Gold! Olympic Hockey's Final Four

    With the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Hockey tournament's final four set to square off on Friday in the semi-finals, great goal tending is looming even larger than most have expected. They will be remembered as the games of the goalie...

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  2. Game On! Going For Olympic Hockey Gold

    The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games will go down in Hockey history as the greatest level of competition the fastest game on ice has ever seen. Regardless of the outcome, people will be talking about the hockey tournament for decades to come...

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  3. The Case for Tim Raines' Induction Into Cooperstown

    Here's a little known fact but still a staggering total in its proportion: Did you know only 40 Major League Baseball players in history have reached base 4,000 times? Did you know Tim Raines ...

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  4. Dion Lewis Sets PITT Freshman Rushing Record in Bowl Victory!

    True freshman running back Dion Lewis set a PITT rushing record as he broke Tony Dorsett's 36-year mark by running for 159 yards to pace the Panther's 19-17 victory over North Carolina in the Meineke Care Care Bowl...

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  5. Dion Lewis: Leading the Rush to a PITT PANTHER Legacy

    True freshman running back Dion Lewis carried the ball 23 times for two touchdowns, 116 yards and the PITT Panthers to a 7-1 record (4-0, Big East) by beating the University of South Florida, 41-14...

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  6. Vlad Hits 400th HR! Is Cooperstown Calling?

    Vlad Guerrero hit his 400th career home run Monday night for the Los Angeles Angels, moving him into exclusive company in Major League Baseball history as only the sixth player to combine for 400 home runs and a career batting average of ...

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  7. A Montreal Expos All-Star Memory

    July 13, 1982 seems like eons ago when The Montreal Expos hosted the first Major League Baseball All-Star Game outside of the United States. I feel fortunate to have been able to attend the game and see history made that night...

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  8. Chicago Cubs: Long Overdue Recognition Comes to Fergie Jenkins

    When the Chicago Cubs announced in March that on May 3, this Sunday, they will retire Ferguson Jenkins' No. 31, it made my day. Adding Greg Maddux to share the honor embodies the legendary words of Mr...

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  9. Legendary Phillies Broadcaster Harry Kalas Dies at 73

    Legendary Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas died today prior to the home opener of the Washington Nationals. Kalas was 73. He was discovered passed out at 12:30 p.m...

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  10. For Baseball, it's in the Cards

    This being the start of the 2009 Major League Baseball season, I am amazed at how far baseball cards have evolved since I was a kid collecting them back in the 1960's and 1970's...

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  11. A Look At How The 2009 MLB Season Will Go, Team By Team

    So, this is how I think the 2009 MLB season will go, team by team and division by division. My playoff picks are at the bottom...

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  12. PITT PANTHERS On The Prowl For Hoops Championship!

    The hunt is on! The University of Pittsburgh Panthers Men's basketball are the No. 1 Seed in the East Regional in the 2009 NCAA Tournament. They finished the season ranked 4th in the major national polls...

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  13. Montreal Mayor Gives Birth To a White Elephant!

    When asked by the local Montreal media in 1972 if the grandiose plans for building facilities needed to host and stage the 1976 Olympic games would create a deficit or bankrupt the city, Mayor ...

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  14. The Best Sarcastic Remark Ever!

    After his team lost the first 26 straight games to start their franchise history, Tampa Bay Buccaneer's coach John McKay (who came from an NCAA National Championship winning tradition at USC ...

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  15. Can We Get Rid of Bud Selig? Now?

    In the immortal words of Ridgemont High's Jeff Spicoli, "Hey bud, what's your problem?" Local to Bud Selig? Obviously, a lot. He's got to go.....

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  16. 14-0 PITT Panthers Ranked No. 1 For First Time in USA Today/ESPN & AP Polls

    For the first time in the University of Pittsburgh's 101-year basketball history, the men's basketball team reached the top of a national poll when both the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll and the Associated Press named the Pitt Panthers the new No...

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  17. Have We Hit the Bottom of the Sponsorship Well?

    With the NCAA College Bowl Game season upon us, 34 to be exact, the pervasiveness of corporate sponsorship seems as deep as ever...

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  18. Tony Kubek Joins NY Yankee Greats in HOF As 2009 Ford C. Frick Award Winner

    When I read today that the Baseball Hall of Fame awarded the 2009 Ford Frick Award for Broadcasting to Tony Kubek, it brought back a lot of great memories about the NBC Saturday Game of the Week...

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  19. Former Montreal Expos Announcer Dave Van Horne On HOF Ballot For Frick Award

    Former Montreal Expos play-by-play announcer Dave Van Horne was amongst 10 candidates for the 2009 Baseball Hall Of Fame's Ford Frick Award for Broadcasting...

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  20. Do Andre Dawson and Jim Rice Deserve To Be Inducted into the HOF?

    Two of the top outfielders on the 1970s & the 1980s, Andre Dawson and Jim Rice, await the word from the Baseball Hall of Fame if they are the next inductees to join baseball's pantheon of immortals...

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  21. Another Former Montreal Expo Wins a Cy Young Award!

    Kudos to Cleveland Indians' hurler Cliff Lee on his 2008 AL CY Young Award win. Lee put up stellar numbers in a great comeback season with a 22-3 Won/Loss record and a mean 2.54 ERA...

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  22. The Montreal Expos: Why The Expos Left Montreal

    Besides Bud Selig, who colluded with the carpet bagging last owner of the Montreal Expos, Jeffry Loria, here's what really did the Expos in...

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  23. The Montreal Expos: All-Time Expos

    All-Time Expos Line-Up 1969 - 2004 RIP1B: Al Oliver2B: Orlando Cabrera3B: Tim WallachSS: Jose VidroC: Gary CarterOF: Vladimir GuerreroOF: Tim RainesOF: Andre DawsonPH: Jose MoralesDH: Larry ...

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  24. The Montreal Expos Logo: The Truth Comes Out!

    The genesis of the Expos' logo design is that the initial owner, Charles Bronfman,of Seagrams fame, scribbled an idea down on a cocktail napkin in a pinch, when theteam was due to show MLB what they had in mind for an team identity in late 1968...

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