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The Baseball Writers' New VP Pulled The Ol' Switcheroo With His American League MVP VoteUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share Tweet
On September 30, LaVelle E. Neal III, the Twins beat writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, wrote an impassioned summation of why Angels super-rookie Mike Trout should be considered the clear favorite for American League MVP. It's short, but it's actu…
Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera has a Most Valuable Player award to go with his Triple Crown. And Buster Posey has an MVP prize to put alongside his second World Series ring.Share TweetEL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Mike D'Antoni circled the court 2 feet at a time, moving smoothly on crutches while his Los Angeles Lakers went through drills orchestrated by his assistant coach and brother, Dan.Share TweetLOS ANGELES -- "Championship", the Lakers shouted at the end of practice Thursday. A 3-5 team with a sidelined point guard, a flawed bench, and a head coach on crutches who was still introducing himself to some of the players. Nearly 10 percen…
The Red Sox Will Use All That Uncommitted Money Burning A Hole In Their PocketUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetRemember when the Red Sox traded Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto (ha, Nick Punto) to the Dodgers for some prospects, James Loney and salary relief? A quarter-billion dollars worth of salary relief? Look at all that spendable …
Taiwanese animators NMA depict the Lakers coaching search (VIDEO)Updated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetWhen a big NBA story hits, the fantastic Taiwanese animation studio NMA tends to provide their own take on the news. That involves not just relating what happened, but depicting the whole deal as a whackadoodle tale of overgrown children who gesticulate…Source: yahoo.com
Magic: Lakers VP Buss guilty of 'critical mistakes'Updated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetMagic: Lakers VP Buss guilty of 'critical mistakes'
Five Surprises of the Young N.B.A. SeasonUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetRajon Rondo of the Celtics and Omer Asik of the Rockets have excelled. Ersan Ilyasova of the Bucks has not.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetMarc Stein xxxx.Source: ESPN.com
Create-a-Caption: Erik Spoelstra is not impressedUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetWatching Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh shoot a combined 5-for-23 ... allowing the Los Angeles Clippers to shoot 49 percent from the floor and score 107 points, continuing your slide to a lowly 27th among 30 NBA teams in defensive efficiency (per NBA.com's …Source: yahoo.com
Ian Thomsen: Asked to carry load, Sixers' Holiday proves to still be work in progressUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetThe 76ers recently acknowledged that they don't expect to see Andrew Bynum providing a return on his $16.8 million salary until January at the earliest. The 7-foot center's dominance of the low post was supposed to transform Philadelphia into a tempo-co…
Trout-Cabrera not only close MVP raceUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetThe Baseball Writers Association of America concludes its awards week Thursday night with the announcement of the winners of the Most Valuable Player awards in each league.
Watch DeAndre Jordan Pretend To Fart On PeopleUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetThanks to The NOC, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has a prank show on YouTube called "Got 'Em." This is a good thing, because it has led to the creation of videos like the one above, in which Jordan uses a fart machine to make people really un…Share TweetThe Angels made the right decision in letting Torii Hunter leave, and the Tigers made the right decision in welcoming Hunter aboard.Source: MLB.com
The Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week: Jamal Crawford Breaks Ray AllenUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetEach week Court Grip will bring you a prime basketball highlight made possible by having an edge — in skills, performance and technology. This week features Jamal Crawford‘s second appearance in the last three weeks [Watch him murder Rudy Gay with a cSource: dimemag.com
Griffin, Paul power Clippers' romp over MiamiUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetBlake Griffin and Chris Paul had double-doubles, with Paul keying a third-quarter spurt that helped carry the Los Angeles Clippers to a 107-100 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.Source: ESPN.com
The Clippers Destroy The Defending Champs; Rudy Gay Makes A Statement Against OKCUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetIt’s not every day you see the defending champs get completely outclassed. But it happened in the Staples Center last night as the Clippers rolled over the Heat, 107-100. The game was never that close — a late Miami run turned what was nearly a 20-poiSource: dimemag.com
NY Met R.A. Dickey winning National League Cy Young Award is perfect ending to a perfect story - although the knuckleballer is hUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetDickey is the first Met to be named the league’s best pitcher since Dwight Gooden did it 27 years ago. The only current knuckleballer in the big leagues, Dickey won in a rout over incumbent Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Gio Gonzalez of the NationalSource: nydailynews.com
Techin' InNov 15ESPN technology expert Katie Linendoll discusses the latest trending sports news in social media and technology.
Kobe Bryant On The First Practice With Mike D'AntoniNov 15Kobe Bryant reacts to the Lakers' first practice with new head coach Mike D'Antoni.
Lakers Introduce Head Coach Mike D'AntoniNov 15Mike D'Antoni excited to coach the Lakers.
Weekend Dime -- Mike D'Antoni And The Los Angeles LakersNov 15Marc Stein xxxx.
Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chanceNov 15After four years apart, Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni are back on the title hunt in Los Angeles. Marc Stein has that and all the latest buzz from around the league in the latest Weekend Dime.
Biggest NFL games of Week 11 -- John Clayton's First & 10Nov 15This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins confrontation being looked into by NBANov 15The NBA is investigating Wednesday night's reported confrontation involving Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph and Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, according to a league spokesman.