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Baseball possesses rich history in Australia

Baseball possesses rich history in Australia

MLB.com Updated Jul 9, 2013
The Dodgers and Diamondbacks will open the 2014 schedule with a pair of games at the Sydney Cricket Grounds. Though a very good idea, it's not an entirely new one, or for that matter, the first time the best professional ballplayers from the United Stat…
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  • MLB role models for Kaepernick, West

    MLB role models for Kaepernick, West

    ESPN.com Jul 9, 2013
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's conversation with ESPN regarding the San Francisco Giants' recent success (see video above) highlights a striking disparity for NFC West teams and their baseball counterparts. The Giants (2010, 2012), S…
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  • 2013 Jaws QB ranking: Palmer 23rd

    2013 Jaws QB ranking: Palmer 23rd

    ESPN.com Jul 9, 2013
    ESPN's Ron Jaworski has ranked the Arizona Cardinals' Carson Palmer 23rd on his list of starting NFL quarterbacks for 2013. Cardinals fans won't run out and celebrate that ranking, but it's all relative. As the chart shows, Palmer's recent production st…
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  • Scouting the Phoenix Suns’ 2013 NBA Draft picks

    Scouting the Phoenix Suns’ 2013 NBA Draft picks

    valleyofthesun.com Jul 9, 2013
    James Kerti is a basketball player evaluation scout and consultant for college and NBA teams. His analysis has been featured at ESPN TrueHoop Network’s Daily Thunder and the popular basketball...
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  • Greinke, Dodgers snap D-backs' win streak

    Greinke, Dodgers snap D-backs' win streak

    ESPN.com Jul 9, 2013
    Zack Greinke gave up two hits in seven scoreless innings in his first game against Arizona since last month's bench-clearing brawl and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped the Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Monday night.
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  • Video - The GM's Office: ChiSox On The Move? 01:47

    The GM's Office: ChiSox On The Move?

    Jul 9
    Jim Bowden takes a look at several players on the White Sox that could be traded before the deadline.
  • Video - Buster Blog: Garza's Trade Market 02:17

    Buster Blog: Garza's Trade Market

    Jul 9
    Cubs pitcher Matt Garza has said a contract extension with the team is a possibility, but Buster Olney blogs that there is no chance Garza will sign a long-term deal with the Cubs.
  • Video - Nolasco Shines In Dodgers Debut 00:30

    Nolasco Shines In Dodgers Debut

    Jul 9
    Ricky Nolasco surrendered just one run over seven innings to lead the Dodgers to a 6-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

Sports Columnists

  • Lakers top luxury tax list at nearly $30 million

    Jul 10
    Six NBA teams have been billed for luxury-tax payments they owe for last season's payrolls, according to official league figures obtained by ESPN.com on Tuesday night. And the heftiest, not surprisingly, belongs to the Lakers.
  • Los Angeles Lakers hit with luxury tax of over $29 million

    Jul 10
    Six NBA teams have been billed for luxury-tax payments they owe for last season's payrolls, according to official league figures obtained by ESPN.com on Tuesday night. And the heftiest, not surprisingly, belongs to the Lakers.
  • Tyler Hansbrough close to deal with Toronto Raptors - sources

    Jul 9
    The Toronto Raptors are close to finalizing a multi-year deal with free-agent forward Tyler Hansbrough, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.
  • Tyler Hansbrough has deal with Toronto Raptors - source

    Jul 9
    The Toronto Raptors are close to finalizing a multi-year deal with free-agent forward Tyler Hansbrough, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.