1. Dear Pittsburgh Pirates, Is It Too Much to Ask...

    When it has been 16 straight losing seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, there is probably not a whole lot fans can expect. But as highly paid professional athletes, I have a few requests for each player on the roster...

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  2. Quick Hits From The Sony Ericsson Open in Miami

    Surf's up, tennis junkies! You all know what that means. It's time again for the Sony Ericsson Open from Miami, Florida! Like a freshly plucked Florida orange, most players who make up the draws are coming straight from Indian Wells...

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  3. Forgotten Heroes of Tennis: Les Quatre Mousquetaires

    Les Quatre Mousquetaires. The Four Musketeers. No, that does not refer to the classic Alexandre Dumas film from the 1920s. Instead, it refers to the four French tennis players who utterly dominated tennis during the 1920s and '30s...

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  4. WTA Power Rankings: The Top 15 Women of 2009, First Edition

    After the Australian Open, several minor tournaments have been played, but until the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, no tournament had carried much weight. Will world No...

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  5. Forgotten Heroes of Tennis: William Renshaw

    When one thinks of the great names in the history of tennis, players like Laver, Borg, Sampras, Agassi, and McEnroe might come to mind. They are all highly decorated players who have won many career Slams...

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  6. The Premature 2009 NHL Awards

    As the NHL regular season approaches its end, a lot of talk surfaces about who should be winning certain awards. So let's jump right on in...

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  7. Indian Wells Quarterfinal: Caroline Wozniacki vs. Vera Zvonareva

    Caroline Wozniacki just keeps winning at Indian Wells. After defeating long-time friend Urszula Radwanska in straight sets, she already knew whom her next opponent would be. It wasn't much of a surprise either...

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  8. Caroline Wozniacki Vanquishes Urszula Radwanska, Advances to Quarterfinals

    For the third straight match, Danish phenom Caroline Wozniacki had a court date at 11 am. Not that it much mattered or anything. Facing wild card Urszula Radwanska of Poland, she expected a staunch challenge from her friend...

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  9. The Ultimate ATP Tournament: Third Round (Top Half)

    Rejoice, ball-boys and towel-girls of the ATP. The third round of the Ultimate ATP Tournament is set and ready to rock. If you thought the first couple rounds of action were tantalizing, think again...

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  10. Indian Wells Round Four: Caroline Wozniacki vs. Urszula Radwanska

    Keep the train rolling. Caroline Wozniacki has advanced to the fourth round again, dumping No. 18 Kaia Kanepi off the Indian Wells ship. Caroline will now face an unexpected foe...

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  11. Caroline Wozniacki Out-Duels Kaia Kanepi, Advances at Indian Wells

    It was a much different morning for Caroline Wozniacki in California. Facing 18th-seeded Kaia Kanepi of Estonia, she overcame a late letdown to advance 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Starting up play at Indian Wells again at 11 a...

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  12. The Ultimate ATP Tournament: Second Round (Fourth Quarter)

    The epic first round of the Ultimate ATP Tournament has finished, and the 32 remaining combatants now prepare to face the second round gauntlet...

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  13. Indian Wells Round Three: Caroline Wozniacki vs. Kaia Kanepi

    After thoroughly demolishing Timea Bacsinszky in the second round, a much more competent opponent awaits. No. 18-seeded Kaia Kanepi of Estonia will be Caroline's next opponent. Kanepi defeated Virginie Razzano of France to advance to the third round...

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  14. Caroline Wozniacki Opens in Style, Defeats Timea Bacsinszky at Indian Wells

    It only took Danish phenom Caroline Wozniacki 68 minutes to punch her ticket into the third round at the BNP Paribas Open. She disposed of Swiss teen Timea Bacsinszky in straight sets again, 6-1, 6-1...

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  15. Why DeJuan Blair Should Be Thinking NFL

    If you don't know who Pitt center DeJuan Blair is by now, you've probably been living near an oasis in the Sahara desert. The double-double machine was recently named Big East Co-Player of the Year (along with UConn telephone pole Hasheem Thabeet)...

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  16. Indian Wells Round Two: Caroline Wozniacki vs. Timea Bacsinszky

    Woohoo! The BNP Paribas Open from Indian Wells, California is finally underway. Dinara Safina of Russia gains the top seed, followed by Jelena Jankovic of Serbia and Elena Dementieva of Russia...

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  17. The Ultimate ATP Tournament: Second Round (Third Quarter)

    The epic first round of the Ultimate ATP Tournament has finished, and the 32 remaining combatants now prepare to face the second round gauntlet...

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  18. Best Mascots: NHL Edition

    Mascots have been a big part of the NHL since they began to gain popularity in the 1990s. Mascots are seen at basically every venue now, and are commonly very involved with the crowd and during intermission...

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  19. NHL Playmakers and Haymakers: March 1-7

    Here is a brief run-down of the NHL's weekly frivolities, so put down the pistachios and pay attention. Last 10 Streaks On Fire: Pittsburgh Penguins (8-1-1) On the Wire: Tampa Bay Lightning (2-6-2) ...

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  20. The Ultimate ATP Tournament: Second Round (Second Quarter)

    The epic first round of the Ultimate ATP Tournament has finished, and the 32 remaining combatants now prepare to face the second round gauntlet...

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  21. The Ultimate ATP Tournament: Second Round (First Quarter)

    The epic first round of the Ultimate ATP Tournament has finished, and the 32 remaining combatants now prepare to face the second round gauntlet...

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  22. The 2008-09 NHL All-Underappreciated Team

    Every year in the NHL, new players step up into that "unheralded guy" role. A player that has either little expectations at the beginning of a season, or a player that just doesn't ...

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  23. The Strangest Slogans in Professional Sports

    Throughout the years, there have been some very bizzare sports slogans. This year is no different. Some teams have the luxury of simply saying "World Series Champs!" or "Stanley Cup Champions", ...

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  24. Caroline Wozniacki Primed for Indian Wells

    With the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells less than a fortnight away, most of the games biggest stars are getting tuned up for the 1000 event...

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  25. The Ultimate ATP Tournament: First Round (Fourth Quarter)

    The Ultimate ATP Tournament has begun! Sound the trumpets and assemble the grounds crew! Let the raucous fans in! Pray that it doesn't rain! Well, lucky for us, there won't be any rain...

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