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Hanley expected to get MRI after jamming thumb

Hanley expected to get MRI after jamming thumb

MLB.com Updated Mar 19, 2013
Dodgers infielder Hanley Ramirez exited the Dominican Republic's 3-0 win in the World Baseball Classic championship game in the sixth inning on Tuesday night after jamming his right thumb earlier in the game.
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  • Lil Wayne got a visit from Chris Paul during his recent stay in…

    Lil Wayne got a visit from Chris Paul during his recent stay in L.A. hospital

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Before he was released from Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, Lil Wayne got a visit from an NBA player who regards the rap star as a "big brother." "I just went to make sure my friend was good," the Los Angeles Clip
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  • Weeks, Aramis, Halton homer to back Peralta

    Weeks, Aramis, Halton homer to back Peralta

    MLB.com Mar 19, 2013
    Rickie Weeks, Aramis Ramirez and Sean Halton homered and Ramirez drove in three runs to support a solid Wily Peralta start, and the Brewers beat the Angels, 6-1, on Tuesday at Maryvale Baseball Park.
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  • 5 things about the red-hot Nuggets, looking for their 13th stra…

    5 things about the red-hot Nuggets, looking for their 13th straight win tonight against the Thunder

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    The Miami Heat have gotten an awful lot of publicity here and elsewhere of late, and understandably so; this is the kind of thing that tends to happen when you win 23 straight games and look for all the world like a legitimate threat to the 1971-72 Los …
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  • Clippers sign Wayns to second 10-day deal

    Clippers sign Wayns to second 10-day deal

    nba.com Mar 19, 2013
    The Los Angeles Clippers have signed guard Maalik Wayns to a second 10-day contract.
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  • Umpire McClelland gets rare mound work

    Umpire McClelland gets rare mound work

    MLB.com Mar 19, 2013
    From the "only in Spring Training" department, the Angels and Brewers briefly played Tuesday without a home plate umpire after Seth Buckminster was injured in the top of the first inning.
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  • Greinke's return likely to come in simulated game

    Greinke's return likely to come in simulated game

    MLB.com Mar 19, 2013
    Recovering Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will throw to hitters Wednesday for the first time in nearly three weeks. Greinke last pitched in a game March 1, going three innings. He's battled elbow soreness since then, as well as a bout with the flu.
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  • Gordon sprains left ankle, held out of workouts

    Gordon sprains left ankle, held out of workouts

    MLB.com Mar 19, 2013
    Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon, who said he was fine after an awkward home-plate slide on Monday, wasn't so fine on Tuesday. Gordon has a left ankle sprain and he was held out of workouts.
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  • Create-a-Caption: ‘Oh, I can’t even bear to look’

    Create-a-Caption: ‘Oh, I can’t even bear to look’

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    I don't blame you, Steve Nash. Not only did your Los Angeles Lakers get absolutely hammered in the fourth quarter by the lowly and lottery-bound Phoenix Suns - outscored 28-10 after shooting just 4 for 21 from the floor (that's 19 percent, if you're sco
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  • Beat The Streak: The Heat still have to win 10 more games befor…

    Beat The Streak: The Heat still have to win 10 more games before t…

    CNNSI.com Mar 19, 2013
    The Heat still have to win 10 more games before tying the 1971-72 Lakers' legendary winning streak, but Ben Golliver argues that Miami has the forgiving schedule to pull it off.
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  • Dodgers trainers help Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers a…

    Dodgers trainers help Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers after stroke

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    As a sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times, T.J. Simers fears little, if anything. He treats most of his subjects with a heavy dose of circumspection and sarcasm, and several of them with contempt. He can be brutal at times. A lot of people don't l…
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  • Ian Thomsen: NBA's most-heated rivalry brings out best in Heat,…

    Ian Thomsen: NBA's most-heated rivalry brings out best in Heat, Celtics

    CNNSI.com Mar 19, 2013
    BOSTON -- It can't be emphasized enough how much the Miami Heat have grown over their three years together. They've won 23 games in a row, of course, which leaves them trailing no one apart from the 1971-72 Lakers and their record of 33 straight. But mo…
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  • Heat-Celtics might be the NBA's top rivalry

    Heat-Celtics might be the NBA's top rivalry

    CNNSI.com Mar 19, 2013
    Miami's record-setting 105-103 win in Boston would not have been possible had the two teams not found inspiration in the NBA's most-heated rivalry, writes Ian Thomsen.
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  • Suns pull away for romp over Kobe-less Lakers

    Suns pull away for romp over Kobe-less Lakers

    ESPN.com Mar 19, 2013
    Luis Scola scored all 14 of his points in the fourth quarter Monday night and the Phoenix Suns pulled away for a 99-76 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers, who were without Kobe Bryant for the second straight night.
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  • Miami Withstands Jeff Green, Continues To Roll

    Miami Withstands Jeff Green, Continues To Roll

    deadspin.com Mar 19, 2013
    The Heat won Monday night for the 23rd straight time, leaving only the 71-72 Lakers with a longer streak at 33.Read more...
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  • Video - Better Dunk: Jordan Or LeBron? 06:45

    Better Dunk: Jordan Or LeBron?

    Mar 19
    First Take debates which was the dunk of the year, DeAndre Jordan's vicious dunk over Brandon Knight or LeBron James' alley-oop over Jason Terry.
  • Video - Kings Rally Past Clippers 01:31

    Kings Rally Past Clippers

    Mar 19
    The Kings get 62 points from their bench and finish off the Clippers 116-101
  • Video - Dominican Republic Wins World Baseball Classic 02:55

    Dominican Republic Wins World Baseball Classic

    Mar 19
    The Dominican Republic jumped out early and kept Puerto Rico at bay to take the World Baseball Classic.
  • Video - Ump Calls Pitches Behind Mound In Spring Game 01:25

    Ump Calls Pitches Behind Mound In Spring Game

    Mar 19
    Tim McClelland umps from behind the mound.

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    Mar 19
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    Mar 19
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    Mar 19
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