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Saint Louis Boston Matchup Gives World Series 2013 Some Eerily Similar Stats

Oct. 21st 2013

With Halloween just around the corner, the Major League Baseball World Series teams have finally been decided. The early Las Vegas odds on World Series 2013 participants Boston and St. Louis are definitely reflecting the fact that the two teams look on paper to be eerily similar. And many scary matchups simply look like a wash with no clear winner. This is the fourth time that the Red Sox and Cardinals have teed it up in the Fall Classic, and the previous three meetings gave us incredible, Hall of Fame matchups.

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MLB Wild Card Race Tightens and MI to Face BCS Champ AL

Aug. 31st 2012

There is only a month left in the Major league Baseball season and the races for the Wild Card slots are as tight as ever. In the National League Atlanta and St. Louis are in a virtual tie for the top slot. Pittsburgh is a half game behind and Los Angeles is 1 1/2 games back. This weekend Atlanta hosts Philadelphia and St. Louis will continue their series with the Nationals in Washington. St. Louis lost to Washington 8-1 last night. Pittsburgh will be at Milwaukee and Los Angeles will host Arizona this weekend.

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Big Baseball Trade To Affect National League for Years

Aug. 27th 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox are about to pull off a mega trade that will influence the pennant race in the National League and both teams for years to come. Boston will trade Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto to the Dodgers. Los Angeles will trade James Loney and four minor league prospects.

The Dodgers are acquiring a proven talent in Gonzalez who terrorized National League pitchers while he played in San Diego. He will give Los Angeles some needed pop in the batting order. Crawford and Beckett are considered gambles for the Dodger organization.

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MLB Expanded Playoffs – They Got What They Wanted

Aug. 23rd 2012

When Major League Baseball expanded the playoffs to add another wild card team the reasoning was to add more excitement to the season. Mission accomplished: the 2012 season is shaping up to be the most exiting so far. It has the potential to succeed the nail biting and historic finish of the 2011 season.

In the American League five teams are within 31/2 games of each other in the Wild Card race. Of the five teams four still have a realistic chance of winning their division. That is how close the races are in the American League. Wild Card leader Tampa Bay has been playing

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USC Football and the Tale of Two Managers

Aug. 20th 2012

The college football season is less than two weeks away and many experts are saying that USC has a solid chance to dethrone the top SEC team for the Bowl Championship Series. The Trojans are coming off a post season ban for breaking NCAA rules concerning former Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush.

USC before the violations was the only team in the nation who could match up physically and athletically with the top teams in the SEC.

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The MLB NL Central Race Is Over and Howard’s Impact on the Lakers

Aug. 16th 2012

When Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto went down with a knee injury a month ago many thought the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals would pass the Reds in the standings. Those who thought that would happen have been proven wrong. Instead the Reds have gone 21-8 without Votto and have extended their lead in the National League Central to 7 games over both Pittsburgh and St. Louis. The Reds have extended their lead because of consistent starting pitching, improved hitting, and a lights out back end of the bullpen.  The Reds have only used five starting pitchers all season and off season acquisition Mat Latos after a shaky start has been outstanding. Latos along with Johnny Cueto give the Reds a potent one two punch in their rotation.

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US Women’s Soccer Team Avenges World Cup Loss to Japan and Wins Gold

Aug. 13th 2012

The US women’s Olympic soccer team won their third straight gold medal by defeating Japan 2-1. The win avenges the loss the US suffered to Japan in last years World Cup final. Ashton Eaton won the decathlon fellow American Trey Hardee finished second. Usain Bolt won the 200-meter dash and he becomes the first sprinter to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter events in consecutive Olympics.

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What I Know – Olympic Games MLB Action and the Latest in Football

Aug. 9th 2012

US gymnast Aly Raisman won the gold medal in the floor exercise event on Tuesday. Earlier she won a bronze medal in the balance beam. It will be an all American final in women’s beach volleyball today as the team of April Ross and Jennifer Kessy will face off against Kerri Walsh-Jennings and Misty May-Treanor. The US men’s basketball team will play Australia in the Olympic quarterfinals and if they are victorious the US will play the winner of the Brazil-Argentina game also being played today.

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What I Know – Olympics Baseball and Other Stuff

Aug. 7th 2012

The US women’s Olympic basketball team crushed China 114-66 on Sunday and in the process tied one record and set several others. The record they tied was for most points scored for a women’s team in Olympic competition. The 1992 team scored 114 points against Spain. The 2012 team broke US records for most assists and baskets scored Jamaican Usain Bolt won the 100-meter dash in an Olympic record time of 9.63 seconds.  Bolt also won this event at the 2008 Beijing games. Fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake finished second and won the silver medal and Justin Gatlin of the United States finished third and captured the bronze medal. Andrew Murray of Great Britain defeated Roger Federer of Switzerland 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to win a gold medal in men’s tennis. Sanya Richards-Ross of the US won the women’s 400–meter dash with a time of 49.55 seconds.

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What I Know: Olympics Baseball and Football

Aug. 3rd 2012

It was a good day for the United States yesterday in the Olympics. Gabby Douglas won the women’s all-around gymnastics title. Douglas became the first African-American to capture the event. Michael Phelps won his twentieth medal in the Olympics by winning the 200-meter individual medley. US swimmer Ryan Lochte finished second. The victory for Phelps also gave him his sixteenth career gold medal. The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team set a scoring record in their 156-73 romp over Nigeria. In the game the US broke Olympic records for 3-pointers, field goals, and field goal percentage.

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