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New Hampshire Man Can't Get His 27 Orphaned Bear Cubs To Go The…

New Hampshire Man Can't Get His 27 Orphaned Bear Cubs To Go The Hell To Sleep

deadspin.com Updated Feb 1, 2013
You know what's not easy? Taking care of 27 orphaned bear cubs. Sure, bear cubs are cute and furry, and helping to keep them alive probably fills one with a warming sense of accomplishment, but all that good stuff fades away when the bears won't stop fi…
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  • Byrd agrees to minor league contract with Mets

    Byrd agrees to minor league contract with Mets

    CNNSI.com Feb 1, 2013
    The New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with outfielder Marlon Byrd, who served a 50-game suspension last season after testing positive in June for a performance enhancing drug while he was a free agent.
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  • Baez heads Cubs' list of 22 non-roster invitees

    Baez heads Cubs' list of 22 non-roster invitees

    MLB.com Feb 1, 2013
    The Cubs on Friday announced the names of 22 non-roster invitees to Spring Training, with Javier Baez headlining the list.
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  • Apprenticeship complete, Castillo ready to take over

    Apprenticeship complete, Castillo ready to take over

    MLB.com Feb 1, 2013
    Welington Castillo, 25, heads into spring as the Cubs' No. 1 catcher for the first time. He'll have look-a-like Dioner Navarro to aid his maturation process.
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  • Video - State Of The Cubs' Farm System 02:53

    State Of The Cubs' Farm System

    Feb 1
    ESPN Insider Keith Law looks at the Chicago Cubs' farm system and talks about its strengths and weaknesses.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- Marc Stein's Weekend Dime: Eight trade truths before the deadline

    Feb 1
    Marc Stein breaks down eight storylines to ponder ahead of the Feb. 21 trade deadline.
  • Super Bowl XLVII -- John Clayton's First and Goal

    Feb 1
    The Harbaugh brothers' lifelong competition moves to a very big stage.
  • Don Banks: Moss, Birk reunited in XLVII, but only one will get elusive rin…

    Feb 1
    NEW ORLEANS -- Have to admit, I'm a sucker for the sentimental stories that come forth every year during Super Bowl week. Jerome Bettis' quest to ride off into retirement with a ring. John Elway finally getting the big confetti shower for once (and then…
  • Peter King: Ravens-49ers a great, and very unpredictable, matchup

    Feb 1
    NEW ORLEANS -- I don't know what kind of game this is going to be, but this Super Bowl really has it all.