1. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and How the Men's Field Stacks Up

    Despite what the rankings say, Novak Djokovic is currently the best tennis player in the world. His 37-0 start to the 2011 season includes a 4-0 mark against world No...

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  2. French Open 2011: The All-Time Top 25 Men's French Open Players

    The French Championships began in 1891, but the French Open didn't start until 1968, so this list will not include the likes of eight-time Amateur Era champ Max Decugis or five-time winner Henri Cochet...

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  3. New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Preview: Yankees Must Clean Up Their Act

    This is not how the Yankees wanted to enter their first home series with the Red Sox this season. New York looked sloppy and inefficient in dropping its last two games against the ...

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  4. Joe Girardi's Decision to Sit Derek Jeter Costs Yankees in Loss to Tigers

    Derek Jeter 's hip was fine and he wanted to play. But Yankees manager Joe Girardi insisted on sitting the captain in Thursday's series finale against the Tigers at Comerica Park...

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  5. New York Yankees-Blue Jays Preview: Starters Look to Keep Rolling Versus Toronto

    The Yankees ' rotation has been on fire of late, turning in seven straight quality starts and allowing just eight earned runs over the past 50 innings for a 1.44 ERA...

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  6. New York Yankees: Are They Relying Too Heavily on Home Runs?

    Through 14 games, the Yankees have already pounded out a franchise-record 27 home runs, the most in the Majors by a wide margin...

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  7. Yankees-Orioles Series Preview: New York Looks to Take Over First Place

    There's no shame in losing two out of three at Fenway Park, but with the rubber game pitting CC Sabathia against Josh Beckett, the Yankees should've come away with the series win in Boston over the weekend...

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  8. Yankees vs. Red Sox Series Preview: Bombers Aim to Keep Rival Out of Win Column

    Red Sox fans are back to where they feel most comfortable: Complaining about an underachieving team. After two world championships in the past seven years and an offseason full ...

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  9. New York Yankees' Bullpen Proves Better Than Tigers in Opening Day Win

    After missing out on signing free-agent Cliff Lee and the retirement of veteran left-hander Andy Pettitte, the Yankees focused on improving their pitching in the later innings...

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  10. ESPN's Tournament Challenge Leader Interview: Perfect Final Four Picks

    It's a good thing Rhode Island didn't make the NCAA tournament this year or else Joe Pearlman's 15 minutes of fame would've been up before they started. Pearlman, 50, is one of two people out of 5...

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  11. New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers: Freddy Garcia Solid in Opening Day Preview

    New York Yankees recently-named fifth starter Freddy Garcia finished spring training strong, allowing just one run on four hits with two walks and three strikeouts over 4.2 innings in an Opening Day preview against the Tigers ...

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  12. Final Four 2011: Embrace an Outlier Season, but Don't Read Too Much into It

    Over the next week, you're going to hear a lot of hyperbole and nonsense. Stuff like how VCU's run proves the NCAA should expand to 96 teams, how the tournament should reseed at the Final Four or how this isn't the best way to crown a champion...

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  13. NCAA Bracket 2011: B/R Writer Has Most Accurate Bracket Projections in America

    The NCAA Selection Committee was relatively consistent in picking its field of 68 on Sunday night. It rewarded teams for playing challenging out-of-conference schedules and winning ...

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  14. Selection Sunday 2011: Projecting the 2011 March Madness Field of 68

    It doesn't seem fair that the greatest day of the year is only 23 hours long, but for those bubble teams waiting to find out if they will be invited to play in the NCAA tournament, springing ahead isn't such a bad thing...

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  15. Joe Mauer Wishes the Best for Albert Pujols in His Contract Negotiations

    Twins catcher Joe Mauer became a full-fledged hero in Minnesota , and across baseball for that matter, when he signed an eight-year, $184 million contract extension with his hometown club before the 2010 season...

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  16. 2011 March Madness Field of 68 Projections: March 7

    It's the most wonderful time of the year: Championship Week. Scores of teams still have a shot at a National Championship, however slim it might be. But only a small percentage of those schools can afford to lose a game in their conference tournaments...

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  17. New York Yankees' A.J. Burnett Turns in Solid Performance in Spring Debut

    With the final two spots in the Yankees ' rotation up in the air as they enter the 2011 season, the team is counting on A.J. Burnett to have a bounce-back year to solidify the front end of the pitching staff...

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  18. Joe Mauer Lists the Best Pitchers, Young Catchers in Baseball

    Joe Mauer is a three-time batting champion and Gold Glove-winning catcher. So he knows a thing or two about pitching and receiving...

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  19. 2011 March Madness Field of 68 Projections: February 28

    I had BYU as a No. 1 seed last week, and after the Cougars won at San Diego State on Saturday to improve to 4-0 against the RPI's top 25, everyone is jumping on the bandwagon...

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  20. Joe Mauer Discusses Why the 'Cover Jinx' Is Nothing but a Hoax

    Joe Mauer has good reason not to believe in the "Cover Jinx." After winning the 2009 American League Most Valuable Player Award, the Twins catcher was featured on the cover of MLB 10: The Show ...

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  21. 2011 March Madness Field of 68 Projections: February 21

    The top four teams in the country - and all four of my No. 1 seeds - lost last week, but only one school lost its spot on the top line. Pittsburgh fell by one point at St...

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  22. 2011 March Madness Field of 68 Projections: February 14

    Ohio State suffered its first loss of the season at Wisconsin on Saturday, meaning there are no undefeated teams remaining in Division I. But you don't need to be unbeaten to play for the national championship...

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  23. 2011 March Madness Field of 68 Projections: February 7

    The Super Bowl is over and the nation's attention turns primarily to college basketball now that the calendar has flipped to February...

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  24. Andy Pettitte Retires: Power Ranking the 10 Greatest Pitchers in Yankees History

    After a winter of indecision, Andy Pettitte is set to announce his retirement on Friday morning, ending a remarkable career that included 240 victories, 2,251 strikeouts, five top-six finishes in Cy Young Award voting and a record 19 postseason wins...

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  25. 2011 March Madness Field of 68 Projections: January 31

    In one of the wackiest weeks in college basketball history, 19 ranked teams suffered at least one loss, resulting in a major shakeup of the NCAA Tournament bracket projections. As always, I am not trying to guess how teams will finish the year...

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