1. Harper, Jones Final Vote Battle Exposes Flaws in MLB All-Star Game

    This season's National League Final Vote has its usual field of five candidates, but let's be real here -- it's essentially a two-horse race between 19-year-old phenom Bryce Harper and 40-year-old future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones...

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  2. Stark: Trout, Harper Could Be All-Time Greats

    They're the two youngest players in the major leagues. They arrived on the grand big league stage on the very same day. And we've spent the past two months buzzing nearly as much about them as about the Kardashians...

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  3. Clippard Named the Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Month for June

    Tyler Clippard of the Washington Nationals has been selected as the winner of the Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Month Award for June, it was announced today...

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  4. Lincecum, Zimmermann set to square off in DC

    Until his last couple of starts, Tim Lincecum, the Giants ' two-time Cy Young Award winner, was struggling through the worst stretch of his career. But he might have taken a big step toward regaining his old form...

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  5. Storen Likely 2 Weeks from Return

    Drew Storen took another important step today in his return from elbow surgery -- one of his final steps -- when he threw 40 pitches to live hitters in the cage at Turner Field prior to the Nationals ' series opener against the Braves ...

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  6. Stras, Desmond, Gio Selected as NL All-Stars

    The Nationals will be celebrating what has already been a superb first half by sending a club-record number of players to the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City .....

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  7. S. Carolina Enhances Coach Spurrier's Bonus

    South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier had his contract bonus enhanced in provisions approved Friday by the university's board of trustees. Spurrier's old agreement included bonuses for winning nine, 10, 11 and 12 games...

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  8. Davis to Visit USC Again

    TE Jordan Davis of Thomson, GA will visit USC July 11th. It will be his second trip to Columbia. This time, he will be accompanied by his mother. "I'm taking my mom with me so she can see it too," he said...

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  9. Team Tampa Claims National Football Title

    Team Tampa avenged last year’s loss in the Madden 7-on-7 National Championship game on Sunday. The team, made up primarily of top high school football players from Hillsborough ...

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  10. 2014 RB Bo Scarbrough Hopes to Visit UF

    2014 running back Bo Scarbrough (Tuscaloosa, Ala./North Ridge) spoke with Radi Nabulsi of ESPN's DawgNation about his favorite schools...

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  11. The Best Open Runs in NC Happen at Garner Road YMCA

    Garner Road Basketball Club YMCA in Garner, NC has been spending the start of summer hosting Elite Open Runs featuring both some of the best college and high school players from across the state...

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  12. John Calipari > Nick Saban?

    Both sit atop their respective sports with shiny new National Championship rings and the pick of the top talent in the country...

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  13. Relaxed Troy Williams Taking Time with Recruiting Process

    It was all supposed to be finished for Troy Williams on May 1. After that date, he was expecting to focus on AAU and his senior year of high school, without any distractions.....

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  14. Series Preview: Braves vs. Cubs

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  15. Bryce Harper Is in the Final Vote Contest, but He's Voting for Chipper Jones

    Nationals ' rookie outfielder Bryce Harper has been considered a lot of things. And earlier this season, maybe no more than three weeks ago, even he pondered the idea of what it would be like to be considered an All-Star...

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  16. Uggla to Start, Kimbrel to Be in 'pen for NL All-Stars

    Braves second baseman Dan Uggla will be making his first start, and his Atlanta teammate Craig Kimbrel will be positioned to potentially close at this year's All-Star Game in Kansas City on July 10...

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  17. Not a Clown Question, Bro: Could Simmons Push Harper for ROY?

    He wowed Braves players and coaches in his first few weeks as a non-roster invitee at spring training, and three months later Andrelton Simmons has had a similar effect on a much larger audience during his first month in the major leagues...

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  18. McNabb Says There's an 80-to-90-Percent Chance He'll Play

    With a 90-man offseason roster for the first time ever and 32 total teams, that’s 2,880 NFL jobs . . . and Donovan McNabb owns none of them...

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  19. DeMarcus Ware Agrees with Jared Allen About 25 Sacks in a Year

    Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said in June that he thought a player could rack up 25 sacks in a single season and pointed to Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware as someone capable of the task...

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  20. VikesCentric: What If Adrian Peterson Misses the First Six Games?

    There seems to be conflicting news lately regarding Adrian Peterson ’s ability to suit up for the first game of the 2012 regular season...

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  21. Garber: Worst-Case Scenario for Sharapova

    Middle Monday is universally acknowledged as the greatest day in Grand Slam tennis. All of the round-of-16 matches are played (weather permitting), showcasing the best and brightest athletes the sport has to offer...

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  22. Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova Fire Back on Equal Prize Money

    Maria Sharapova had a simple retort to the notion that men should be paid more than women at Grand Slam tournaments. Serena Williams just laughed and covered her face with one hand before delivering her answer...

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  23. American Qualifier Brian Baker Reaches 4th Round at Wimbledon

    Brian Baker’s career can easily be explained with numbers: Five operations, six years away from tennis, a ranking of 458th at the start of this year. The latest number to add to the list sounds a whole lot better: fourth round of Wimbledon...

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  24. Kim Clijsters Eliminated in Her Last Wimbledon

    Kim Clijsters has played her last Wimbledon match, losing in straight sets to eighth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany in the fourth round.....

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  25. Rufus, the Wimbledon Hawk, Was Lost and Now He's Found

    Rufus, a hawk used at Wimbledon to scare away pigeons, was returned three days after it was stolen from a car in London. He and his specially-designed box were abducted sometime Thursday night from a car...

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