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Former Venezuelan leader Chavez had big influence on MLB

Former Venezuelan leader Chavez had big influence on MLB

CNNSI.com Updated Mar 6, 2013
One of the world's most polarizing political figures, Hugo Chavez unabashedly loved baseball. Melissa Segura writes how the loss of Chavez alters the country's main sport.
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  • Martinez honed in on baseball instead of doping accusations

    Martinez honed in on baseball instead of doping accusations

    chron.com Mar 6, 2013
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — During the first two weeks of spring training games, Fernando Martinez has been buried among a mix of reserves and lesser-name players, all of whom are trying to claim a spot as a backup outfielder on the Astros’ 25-man roster. “I
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  • After guiding 2012 Astros, DeFrancesco backs Porter, evaluates …

    After guiding 2012 Astros, DeFrancesco backs Porter, evaluates young talent

    chron.com Mar 6, 2013
    VIERA, Fla. — Davey Johnson held court. He toyed with reporters inside the Washington Nationals’ dugout Tuesday morning like only a 70-year-old manager can, then reveled in the wonders of modern baseball, which stretch the game from Florida spring tra
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  • Lightning round Wednesday: 2010 trades, some questions and eith…

    Lightning round Wednesday: 2010 trades, some questions and either/or

    chron.com Mar 6, 2013
    It’s been nearly three years since the Astros admitted what most everyone else already knew: The team was going nowhere and a complete makeover was the only way back to respectability. Still, July 2010 brought about some dark moments as the Astros yank
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  • Don Banks: Collie determined not to let concussion stigma cloud his NFL fu…

    Mar 6
    INDIANAPOLIS -- When the NFL's free agency period opens with the expected burst of activity next Tuesday afternoon, everyone involved will wear a label of some sort. Unrestricted, restricted, or franchise player, the tags are well-defined and widely rec…
  • Don Banks: Ranking the 10 most powerful people in the NFL

    Mar 6
    Who are the biggest power brokers in the NFL? My list ...