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Nick Markakis will not have the pins removed from his left thumb for at least another week, putting the Orioles outfielder's return at a minimum of three weeks and contingent on the club getting deep into the postseason.Upvote Share Tweet
CNNSI.com Oct 1, 2012Rays stay alive, while Orioles fall in AL East raceUpvote Share Tweet
Hammel could return to start an ALDS gameOrioles right-hander Jason Hammel threw a five-inning simulated game Monday afternoon with no problems in regards to his right knee, and the 30-year-old is a candidate to start a postseason game for the club later this week.Upvote Share TweetThe Red Sox opened Monday night's series at Yankee Stadium without the services of their best all-around player, as second baseman Dustin Pedroia injured his left ringer finger getting thrown out on an attempted steal in the eighth inning of Sunday's ga…Upvote Share TweetHal Steinbrenner is buckling up for what promises to be a wild finish to the division race, as his Yankees hope to hold off the Orioles and achieve their goal of winning the American League East.Upvote Share TweetTwo key players on contending teams were honored Monday for their play last week, as Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander and Orioles slugger Chris Davis were named co-American League Players of the Week.Upvote Share Tweet
State of the Race: Tale of Two Games (and Seasons)nytimes.com Oct 1, 2012If the Yankees win the division, Sunday's victory may be the game that defines the season. But if Baltimore takes the A.L. East, it will be Saturday's defeat in Toronto that should haunt them most.Upvote Share Tweet
The Orioles Clinched A Playoff Berth For The First Time Since 1997 So Of Course There Was A Fire On The Team FlightThe Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3 Sunday afternoon before beginning a season-ending series with the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday. They hoped to clinch a playoff spot in front of their fans at Camden Yards while watching game one of a day-nig…Upvote Share Tweet
Defense still leading way for Chicago BearsOct 1The Bears' defense is aging, but it put on a dominant display in Dallas.
Los Angeles Lakers' Letter of the Day -- AOct 1Can Los Angeles Lakers' many type-A personalities coexist on the same team in 2012-13? J.A. Adande turns to Steve Jobs for some insight.
Peter King: Taking stock of the top stories in the season's first four gam…Oct 1The NFL at the quarter pole: strange days indeed. Cards and Vikings, a combined 7-1. Saints and Lions, a combined 1-7. Rookie quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck are plugging away, playing well, but the best rookie of the first quarter of th…
Don Banks: Victorious Vick helps Eagles finally resemble the team they wan…Oct 1PHILADELPHIA -- Say what you will about the state of Michael Vick's game so far this season. Call him turnover-prone, or injury-prone or forever prone to spark raging debates about his worthiness and suitability to be the starting quarterback in Philade…