1. Selection Sunday 2010: Projecting the 2010 March Madness Field of 65

    The Saturday of Championship Week proved to be quite volatile as Washington defeated California in the Pac-10 final, New Mexico State upset Utah State to capture the WAC's automatic bid, and Houston beat UTEP to win the Conference USA tournament...

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  2. What the Top 22 Bubble Teams Need to Do to Make the NCAA Tournament

    With just six days left until Selection Sunday, 34 bids have been locked up by teams who don't need to win another game to get into the field...

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  3. Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain Struggle in Spring Debuts for Yankees

    If the competition for the Yankees' No. 5 starter's spot is truly a five-man race, frontrunners Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes would currently rank fourth and fifth on the depth chart...

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  4. Projecting the 2010 March Madness Field of 65

    With nine days left until Selection Sunday, I currently have 25 teams battling it out for the final 13 spots in the NCAA tournament...

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  5. Yankees-Pirates: Spring Opener Highlighted by Fifth Starter Contest

    One of the few question marks for the Yankees entering the 2010 season is who will fill the fifth starter's role. While the obvious choice would be Joba Chamberlain because of how the organization ...

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  6. Projecting the March Madness Field of 65: Mar. 1

    You feel that? It's March, the greatest month of them all. But the madness began a little early this year when this past weekend, the top three teams in the land all went down. On Saturday, Oklahoma State upset top-ranked Kansas and Tennessee beat No...

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  7. Projecting the March Madness Field of 65: Feb. 22

    The Bracketbuster games separated the haves from the have nots among mid-major teams, and now with just 20 days left until Selection Sunday, the big boys will attempt to impress the committee ...

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  8. Johnny Come Lately: Damon Joins Austin Jackson in Detroit

    With free-agent outfielder Johnny Damon reportedly signing a one-year, $8 million contract with Detroit, it appears as if two former Yankees will be prowling the Tigers' outfield in 2010...

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  9. Projecting the Field of 65: Feb. 15

    With just 27 days left until Selection Sunday, three No. 1 seeds from last year's tournament are in danger of missing this season's Big Dance...

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  10. Small Ball, Big Advantage: Brett Gardner To Bunt More in 2010

    Brett Gardner had 284 plate appearances last year, and during approximately 284 of them I was screaming at my TV begging him to bunt...

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  11. Projecting the March Madness Field of 65: Feb. 8

    The NFL season is over and baseball is still seven weeks away, so for the next two months, the country should be completely focused on college basketball and the countdown to the greatest day of the year, which currently stands at 34 days...

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  12. Projecting the March Madness Field of 65: Feb. 1

    As we flip the calendar to February, the bubble is the weakest it's been all season.  There are about 30 teams fighting for the last eight or nine spots, and none of these squads are very good...

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  13. No Winn Situation: Yankees Sign Randy Winn Over Johnny Damon

    If the door was slightly ajar before Wednesday, it's certainly been shut completely on Johnny Damon's return to the Yankees...

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  14. Projecting the NCAA Field of 65: Jan. 25

    The four No. 1 seeds are easy to pencil into the draw with Kentucky, the lone undefeated team remaining in the country, followed by three one-loss teams—Syracuse, Kansas, and Villanova...

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  15. 2010 Australian Open: Picking the Third Round

    22 of the 32 seeds advanced to the third round at the Australian Open, but do any of those 10 unseeded men have a chance of moving deeper into the year's first Grand Slam? I correctly predicted ...

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  16. Projecting the March Madness Field of 65 (Jan. 18)

    As we hit Martin Luther King Day, the pecking order in the league standings are beginning to take shape.  Here are my latest projections for the NCAA Tournament...

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  17. 2010 Australian Open: Picking the First Two Rounds

    FIRST ROUND Roger Federer (1) def. Igor Andreev Andreev took Federer to five sets at the 2008 U.S. Open, so this isn't an easy opening draw for the world's No. 1, but Federer is 2-0 vs...

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  18. Bombers Banter: New York Yankees Hot Stove

    Welcome to the latest edition of Bombers Banter, a round table discussion for New York Yankees writers.  In this issue, Greg Fertel, Robert Maccariello, Lenny Neslin, and I chat about the acquisition ...

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  19. Projecting the Field of 65: Jan. 11

    The biggest story in college basketball this week was a short-handed Tennessee team knocking off the top-ranked and undefeated Kansas Jayhawks on Sunday...

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  20. Bert Blyleven Once Again Snubbed by Hall of Fame Voters

    For the 13th straight year, Bert Blyleven failed to gain induction into the Hall of Fame, this time by the slimmest of margins as he received 74.2 percent of the vote (75 percent is necessary for induction)...

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  21. Projecting the Field of 65: Jan. 4

    The holidays are over and conference play has begun.  The best of those conferences— the Big East—lost two of its undefeateds this past week, when Syracuse fell at home to Pittsburgh and West Virginia was beaten by Purdue...

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  22. NFL Power Rankings: Bring on the Playoffs

      1. (1) Indianapolis Colts (14-2) As expected, the Colts' starters didn't see much action in snowy Buffalo, and so Peyton and the boys will enter their divisional playoff contest on Jan...

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  23. Projecting the Field of 65: Dec. 29

    This last week was light in terms of action in college basketball, but two more undefeated teams did go down when New Mexico lost at Oral Roberts and Missouri State fell at Arkansas...

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  24. NFL Power Rankings: Week 17

    1. (1) Indianapolis Colts (14-1) It was disappointing to see Jim Caldwell pull Peyton Manning in the third quarter to prevent him from getting hurt when the quarterback gets sacked less than any starter in the league...

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  25. Projecting the Field of 65: Dec. 22

    And then there were eight. Three more undefeated teams were knocked off this past week when Temple beat Seton Hall, Old Dominion shocked Georgetown, and Texas Tech fell at Wichita State. That leaves just eight unbeaten schools remaining in Division 1...

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