1. Tigers vs. Athletics: Live Coverage of ALDS Game 4

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  2. Ranking the 2012 Rangers and the 10 Worst Playoff Race Collapses of All-Time

    We had another wild season finale in Major League Baseball in 2012. After watching the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves go through epic collapses last season, we saw the Oakland Athletics ...

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  3. Oakland Athletics: Can Yoenis Cespedes Carry the A's in the Playoffs?

    The A’s all-or-none offense has had few consistent hitters throughout the season, but one bat Manager of the Year candidate Bob Melvin has been able to stencil in the lineup ...

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  4. Boston Red Sox: 5 Reasons Completely Blowing Up the Roster Is Right Move

    It looks like 2012 is in the tanks for Boston. Flirting with the cellar of the American League East all season, the Boston Red Sox unofficially made it official that they’re throwing the towel...

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  5. Oakland Athletics: 7 Similarities Between the 2012 A's and the 'Moneyball' Year

    Michael Lewis is famous for his awe-inspiring "how the improbable became possible" literature, and his 2003 tale Moneyball shed light on just how the 2002 Oakland Athletics were ...

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  6. 5 Advantages Oakland Athletics Have over Texas Rangers in the AL West

    It's been a surprising season for the Oakland Athletics to say the least. In what was supposed to be a throw-away rebuilding season for the small market franchise, the A's have created ...

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  7. 2018 Winter Olympics: Can North Korea and South Korea Co-Host the Games?

    Pyeongchang will host the Winter Olympic Games in 2018, and it looks like North Korea is trying to hop on the international gravy train too...

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  8. Oakland A's: 5 Reasons They Shouldn't Trade Yoenis Cespedes This Offseason

    Everyone was expecting big things out of Yoenis Cespedes this season. After battling minor maladies in the first half of the season, Cespedes has really cashed in for the Athletics after the All-Star break, hitting with a whopping ...

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  9. Olympic Basketball 2012 Semifinals: Team USA vs. Argentina Preview

    Here we ago again, America. Team USA Basketball will face its international arch-nemesis Argentina in the semifinal round of the Olympic basketball tournament Friday after another lopsided win, 119-86 over Australia in the quarterfinals...

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  10. Team USA Basketball: Coach Krzyzewski Should Bench Kobe Bryant

    It was a scrutinizing neck-and-neck contest through the first half, but Team USA came out guns blazing in the second to blow out their international archrival Argentina in the final game of the preliminary round on Monday...

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  11. Hope Solo: Team USA Keeper Still the Best Despite Sinclair's Hat Trick

    It was a nail-biter of epic proportions Monday, but despite a valiant three-goal effort by world-renown striker Sinclair of a dark horse Canadian squad, Hope Solo and Team USA managed ...

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  12. Olympic Basketball 2012: USA vs. Argentina Preview

    Well..looks like team USA dropped the ball on their Dream Team revelations on Saturday. After narrowly escaping an upset by Team Lithuania, it appears the once demigod reveled basketball squad is more than mortal after all...

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  13. Olympic Soccer Quarterfinals: Team USA vs. Canada Preview

    Team USA blazed through the first round of the women’s soccer tournament, going 4-0 in clear-cut victories against France, Columbia, North Korea and New Zealand...

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  14. Oakland Athletics: Was Trading Kurt Suzuki Addition by Subtraction?

    While we’ve learned not to question Billy Beane and his seemingly heinous transactions over the years, it’s awfully difficult to wrap your head around the post deadline Kurt Suzuki trade...

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  15. Olympic Soccer 2012: It's Abby Wambach's Turn in the Spotlight

    Forget Hope Solo ’s inflammatory tweets to Brandi Chastain. Forward Abby Wambach of Team USA is tearing it up on the pitch in London and looks poised to again lead Team USA through the Olympics in 2012...

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  16. USA Basketball vs. Nigeria: Will Carmelo Anthony Finish as the Tournament's MVP?

    It looks like the 2012 Team USA basketball roster is starting to shed at least a glimmer of light on their self-proclaimed 1992 Dream Team comparisons after another lopsided win against Nigeria today...

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  17. Natalie Coughlin: 12 Medal Deserving, but That Doesn't Make Her the G.O.A.T.

    With the 2012 games in London likely her last, Natalie Coughlin will go down as one of the greatest American female athletes in Olympic history...

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  18. Team USA Basketball: Why Carmelo, Durant Are More Valuable Than Kobe and LeBron

    So far, so good for Team USA. Two blowouts in the preliminary round against France and Tunisia, and the United States looks like they’ll be coasting to their second straight Olympic gold in London...

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  19. USA vs Tunisia: Biggest Takeaways from USA's Win

    As expected, Team USA blew out the only squad in the tournament without an NBA player, Tunisia, Tuesday night in London...

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  20. 9 Secrets Behind the Oakland A's Magical Season

    It's almost unbelievable that the bargain basement Oakland Athletics can still find a way to contend in today's baseball market...

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  21. Team USA Basketball 2012: Stars Who Need to Step Up

    The games in London this year will feature one of the best Olympic squads we’ve seen on paper in recent memory, but the names on the roster alone won’t bring gold to Team USA, as we saw with the 2004 squad in Greece...

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  22. Olympic Basketball 2012: Power Ranking Best Contenders Left in the Tournament

    Olympic basketball is starting to sweep the globe, as the sport becomes more and more popular across every continent...

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  23. USA Olympic Basketball Team Schedule: Complete Listing of US Gold Medal Pursuit

    Olympic basketball is here and with Team USA sporting a roster that is drawing comparisons to the 1992 Dream Team, and routing a Tony Parker-led France squad in the opening game on ...

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  24. 5 Traps the Oakland A's Need to Avoid in Order to Make the Playoffs

    Yowza! The red hot Oakland Athletics have been grabbing national headlines of late after their dramatic sweep of the New York Yankees and posting an impeccable 15-2 record through the month of July...

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  25. Oakland Athletics: Has GM Billy Beane Lost His Magic Touch?

    It’s a given that Billy Beane will be remembered by A’s fans as the greatest general manager in the franchise’s history, and one of the most renowned all-time in the history of the sport...

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