1. Cincinnati 2-10 Pittsburgh: Corsairs Destroy Reds

    Pittsburgh Pirates (2-2) vs. Cincinnati Reds (1-2) Great American Ballpark Attendance: 22,276 The rain from last night certainly didn't slow down the Pirates today...

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  2. Pittsburgh Pirates Washed Out in Cincinnati

    Today was a sad evening, as I was looking forward to the Pirates playing the Reds at the Great American Launching Pad. I was excited to see how Bucs starter Jeff Karstens would fare in his first start of the season...

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  3. The 10 Best Up-and-Coming Players in the WTA

    The WTA is consistently being compared alongside the ATP and many critics will say the women's game isn't as interesting because there aren't any real rivalries. The men's game has the classic rivalry of Federer vs...

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  4. St. Louis 2-1 Pittsburgh: Snakebit Pirates Fall in Gateway Finale

    Pittsburgh Pirates (2-1) at St. Louis Cardinals (1-2), Busch Stadium, Attendance: 35,293 Buccos starter Ross Ohlendorf had a nearly perfect outing...

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  5. Inaugural B/R Fantasy Baseball League Team Preview: Leftfield Lunatics

    As the first-ever B/R Fantasy Baseball season kicks off, I will be previewing one of the most dismal, fruitless, and awful teams ever seen by man...

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  6. St. Louis 4-7 Pittsburgh: Corsairs Hit Parade Sinks Redbirds

    Pittsburgh Pirates (1-1) at St. Louis Cardinals (1-1), Busch Stadium, Attendance: 35,535 Whoever wants to say the Pirates' offense will be one of the worst in baseball, they should probably look at the line score from this game...

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  7. St. Louis 9-3 Pittsburgh: Snell Floored

    Pittsburgh Pirates (1-0) at St. Louis Cardinals (0-1), Busch Stadium, Attendance: 35,206 It was predetermined by the Gods that Pirates starter Ian Snell would begin the season with one of his annually awful performances...

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  8. ATP and WTA Power Rankings: March 2009 Edition

    It's that time again where we pick up the calculators and pencils to have fun with some math. Yes, math. The Power Rankings are back, and more complete than ever. How it works: Each player will be graded on multiple statistical categories...

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  9. St. Louis 4-6 Pittsburgh: Jason Motte Who?

    Pittsburgh Pirates (0-0) at. St. Louis Cardinals (0-0), Busch Stadium, Attendance: 45,832 In 2008, the St. Louis Cardinals lead the National League in blown saves with 31. In 2009, they began by heading down a path to break that mark...

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  10. Arenas of the Russian Premier League

    For many sports advocates, a favorite team arena could be a home away from home. With all it's beauty and grandeur, many arenas and stadiums are not only known in the field of athletics, but are also prominent icons of a city...

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  11. Welcome to PNC Park

    Welcome to PNC Park, Home of Your Pittsburgh Pirates! One of the most beautiful parks in America, PNC Park hosted the MLB All-Star Game in 2006...

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  12. Tom Tomsk 0-3 Zenit St. Petersburg: Easy Pickings for Advocaat

    TOMSK, Trud Stadium -- Visiting Zenit St. Petersburg made quick work of a neglectful Tom side, claiming three important road points. With the decisive victory, Zenit now move to the top of the Russian Premier League with seven points in three games...

    Sergey Zikov Written by Sergey Zikov about over 5 years ago 116 reads 8 comments

  13. Victoria Azarenka Claims Miami Crown: We Found a Hero

    It didn't take an expert in reading lips to see the pure joy on Victoria Azarenka's face after defeating No. 1 American Serena Williams for the Sony Ericsson Open crown in Miami. The 19-year-old Belarussian sensation had finally done it...

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  14. B/R Tennis Community Awards: March 2009

    First off, to alleviate any confusion, a picture of Rafa with the Wimbledon trophy was selected because he is the current No. 1 player in the world...

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  15. Invincible Del Potro Delivers Awe-Inspiring Performance

    Scattered applause. Several fans rise, waving flags nervously. A mixed chant arises from the crowd, soft at first. "Del-Po, Del-Po, Del-Po." He starts to win a few more points, to level the set...

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  16. Dear Rear Admiral Huntington, PLEASE Start Craig Monroe in Left Field

    On behalf of the ever-suffering Pittsburgh Pirates' deck crew, I'd like to offer a small proposal. This flagship has had some dreadful leadership in the past, but as the new skipper, ...

    Sergey Zikov Written by Sergey Zikov about over 5 years ago 202 reads 2 comments

  17. Dancing With Elena Dementieva: Them's Fightin' Words!

    Sometimes in the world of competitive sports, one time isn't enough to solve something. Take a hockey fight for example. Tough guys can go at it multiple times during the course of a season—or even in the same game if necessary...

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  18. Liechtenstein 0-1 Russia: Zyryanov Saves The Day

    VADUZ, Liechtenstein -- Russia continues to earn their points the tough way. After a sloppy victory over Azerbaijan, the Red Army ventured west to continue their quest of catching Germany in Group Four...

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  19. Miami's Elite Eight: Who Moves On?

    From a field of many, the ATP's chosen eight remain in contention for the Key Biscayne Trophy. So let's take a look at the remaining matchups. Who will advance? Who will go home? TOP HALF No...

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  20. You Can Call Me Crazy, But I'll Take Yuki Bhambri

    Let's go back in time a couple years. Say, to 2005. Roger Federer had just mowed American Andy Roddick off the All-England Club lawn in straight sets for his third Wimbledon title in as many years...

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  21. Caroline Wozniacki Tosses Patty Schnyder Overboard in Miami

    The playing surfaces between Indian Wells and Miami are not extremely different. The climates however, couldn't be much more different...

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  22. Russia Scrap to Victory Over Azerbaijan, Earn Important Points

    In front of over 70,000 at Luzhniki Stadium, Russia earned the all-important points in a victory over messy Azerbaijan...

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  23. High-Flying Andrew McCutchen Explodes Against the World Champions

    If there weren't enough reasons already for the Pirates to take outfielder Andrew McCutchen north when spring training breaks, he just added another to that growing list...

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  24. Caroline Wozniacki Tops Jelena Dokic in Miami, Faces Patty Schnyder

    If you're wondering, no, she did not win the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami...Yet. Caroline Wozniacki began the tournament on a very positive note off the court, and finished with an exclamation defeat of Jelena Dokic in the second round...

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  25. The Dokic Went Down to Florida: Caroline Wozniacki vs. Jelena Dokic, Round Three

    The Dokic went down to Florida, she was lookin' for a soul to steal, She was in a bind, 'cos she was way behind, she was willin' to make a deal...

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