1. Trade of Melky Cabrera Leaves New York Yankees in Need of an Outfielder

    They just keep trading away young talent. After sending Austin Jackson and Ian Kennedy to the Tigers and D-backs in a three-team deal that netted the Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson, ...

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  2. NFL Power Rankings: Week 16

    This past weekend featured a number of upsets and last-minute victories, leaving us with eight teams battling for the final two playoff spots in the AFC. It should be a fun last couple of weeks in the NFL...

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  3. The 50 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

    There is no definitive way to rank the greatest baseball players of all time, but I've created a mathematical formula that I think gets us pretty close...

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  4. NFL Power Rankings: Week 15

    1. (1) Indianapolis Colts (13-0) After setting a new NFL record with 22 consecutive regular season victories and clinching home field advantage throughout the playoffs, the only question ...

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  5. Projecting the Field of 65: Dec. 14

    As my good friend Howard Wachtel of "Games That Matter" pointed out recently, there are only 11 undefeated teams left in the country, and four of them come from the Big East (Syracuse, West Virginia, Georgetown, and Seton Hall)...

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  6. Dealing Austin Jackson for Curtis Granderson: Yankees Take the Risk

    The Yankees are reportedly nearing a three-team deal that would essentially send outfield prospect Austin Jackson to the Tigers in exchange for Curtis Granderson...

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  7. Projecting the Field of 65: Dec. 8

    The Big Ten's first ever ACC/Big Ten Challenge victory highlighted this past week's action.  As a result, some Atlantic Coast Conference teams dropped a few seed lines in my second projections of the season...

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  8. NFL Power Rankings: Week 14

    1. (2) Indianapolis Colts (12-0) You think Peyton Manning and the Colts were tired of hearing how Vince Young and a 5-6 Titans team were going to come into their home and end their undefeated ...

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  9. Yankees Start Trimming the Fat: Brian Bruney Traded to Nationals

    The Yankees, who are reportedly on a quest to reduce payroll this offseason, have traded right-handed reliever Brian Bruney to the Washington Nationals for a player to be named later. Bruney, who made $1...

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  10. Projecting the Field of 65: Dec. 1

    I know it's madness to begin projecting the NCAA Tournament in December, but when a task is so enjoyable, why put it off until January? Conference play is still about a month away for most teams, ...

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  11. NFL Power Rankings: Week 13

    Well, it's December and we still have two undefeated teams (for the first time in NFL history). The Saints remained unbeaten by blowing out the Patriots, 38-17, a much more convincing victory than the Colts' 35-34 win over New England in Week 10...

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  12. Grading the New York Yankees: Pitchers

    Even more than Mark Teixeira, CC Sabathia was the biggest offseason acquisition for the New York Yankees last year. The Bronx Bombers have always had good hitting, but what they really lacked ...

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  13. NFL Power Rankings: Week 12

    1. (1) Indianapolis Colts (10-0) The oddsmakers had the undefeated Colts underdogs at Baltimore, expecting a letdown after that incredible comeback win over the Pats. Peyton Manning, however, is never an underdog...

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  14. Grading the New York Yankees: Position Players

    The New York Yankees earned an A+ for their overall efforts on and off the field during the 2009 season, as they captured the 27th World Series championship in franchise history...

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  15. NFL Power Rankings: Week 11

    Parity returned to the NFL for one week as six underdogs pulled off upsets on Sunday. But the two biggest Super Bowl favorites - the Colts and Saints - managed to avoid falling from the ranks of the unbeaten by the slimmest of margins...

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  16. Bill Belichick's Fourth-Down Decision Was Not a Terrible Call

    I am not a fan of Bill Belichick, but I don't think his fourth-down call was as ludicrous as everyone thinks it was. Up six with just over two minutes remaining, the Patriots head coach decided ...

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  17. New York Yankees Golden Infield: Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira Earn Gold Gloves

    In 2008, Derek Jeter would often range to his left on a ball up the middle, but fail to get his glove down in time to make the play...

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  18. NFL Power Rankings: Week 10

    In my Week 10 Power Rankings last year , only one team was undefeated, and just three teams had one loss, or fewer. At the midway point this season, there are two perfect squads, and five organizations with no more than one win...

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  19. Why Texas, Michigan State, Kansas, and UNC Will Reach the Final Four

    Before the 2007-2008 college basketball season, I came up with a mathematical formula to create my very own preseason Top 25.  As it turned out, the top three teams in my rankings (Memphis, Kansas and UCLA) made the Final Four...

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  20. Worth the Wait: New York Yankees Win First World Series in Nine Years

    On the night of Nov. 1, 2001, I was sitting alone in the second-floor lounge of Shaw Hall on the campus of Syracuse University, having been banished there after cheering too loudly ...

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  21. NFL Power Rankings: Week 9

    And then there were two. Baltimore's 30-7 win over Denver knocked the Broncos from the ranks of the unbeatens, leaving just one team in each conference without a loss - New Orleans and Indianapolis...

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  22. Joe Girardi May Have Cost Yankees World Series by Starting A.J. Burnett

    There was no reason to start A.J. Burnett on three days' rest in Game Five of the World Series against the Phillies. I'm not second guessing...

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  23. Johnny Damon and Derek Jeter Have Yankees One Win From World Series Title

    With Johnny Damon down 1-2 in the count against Brad Lidge with two outs in the ninth, things were beginning to look very iffy for the Yankees' chances of winning their 27th World Series...

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  24. Dino Daddy: Godzilla Chases Pedro As Yankees Even Up World Series

    The strategy when facing Pedro Martinez is always to just wait him out, get his pitch count up, then pounce on the relievers who take over for him in the seventh inning...

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  25. Ut-Lee Leads Phillies Past Yankees in World Series Game 1

    Driving home from work along Route 3 in North Jersey, I got goosebumps when I saw the Empire State Building lit up in Yankee blue and white...

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