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The Baseball Writers' New VP Pulled The Ol' Switcheroo With His…

The Baseball Writers' New VP Pulled The Ol' Switcheroo With His American League MVP Vote

deadspin.com Updated Nov 15, 2012
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…
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  • Cabrera, Posey claim MVP awards

    Cabrera, Posey claim MVP awards

    NEW 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.
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  • On crutches, D'Antoni coaches Lakers

    On crutches, D'Antoni coaches Lakers

    EL 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.
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  • Lee Jenkins: D'Antoni has high expectations as 2012 season rebo…

    Lee Jenkins: D'Antoni has high expectations as 2012 season reboots for Lakers

    LOS 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…
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  • The Red Sox Will Use All That Uncommitted Money Burning A Hole …

    The Red Sox Will Use All That Uncommitted Money Burning A Hole In Their Pocket

    deadspin.com Nov 15, 2012
    Remember 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 …
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  • Taiwanese animators NMA depict the Lakers coaching search (VIDE…

    Taiwanese animators NMA depict the Lakers coaching search (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    When 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…
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  • Magic: Lakers VP Buss guilty of 'critical mistakes'

    Magic: Lakers VP Buss guilty of 'critical mistakes'

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    Magic: Lakers VP Buss guilty of 'critical mistakes'
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  • Five Surprises of the Young N.B.A. Season

    Five Surprises of the Young N.B.A. Season

    nytimes.com Nov 15, 2012
    Rajon Rondo of the Celtics and Omer Asik of the Rockets have excelled. Ersan Ilyasova of the Bucks has not.
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  • Weekend Dime -- Mike D'Antoni And The Los Angeles Lakers
  • Create-a-Caption: Erik Spoelstra is not impressed

    Create-a-Caption: Erik Spoelstra is not impressed

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    Watching 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 …
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  • Ian Thomsen: Asked to carry load, Sixers' Holiday proves to sti…

    Ian Thomsen: Asked to carry load, Sixers' Holiday proves to still be work in progress

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Trout-Cabrera not only close MVP race

    Trout-Cabrera not only close MVP race

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Watch DeAndre Jordan Pretend To Fart On People

    Watch DeAndre Jordan Pretend To Fart On People

    deadspin.com Nov 15, 2012
    Thanks 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…
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  • Hunter deal right move for both Tigers and Angels

    Hunter deal right move for both Tigers and Angels

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Angels made the right decision in letting Torii Hunter leave, and the Tigers made the right decision in welcoming Hunter aboard.
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  • The Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week: Jamal Crawford Bre…

    The Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week: Jamal Crawford Breaks Ray Allen

    dimemag.com Nov 15, 2012
    Each 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 c
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  • Griffin, Paul power Clippers' romp over Miami

    Griffin, Paul power Clippers' romp over Miami

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    Blake 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.
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  • The Clippers Destroy The Defending Champs; Rudy Gay Makes A Sta…

    The Clippers Destroy The Defending Champs; Rudy Gay Makes A Statement Against OKC

    dimemag.com Nov 15, 2012
    It’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-poi
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  • NY Met R.A. Dickey winning National League Cy Young Award is pe…

    NY Met R.A. Dickey winning National League Cy Young Award is perfect ending to a perfect story - although the knuckleballer is h

    nydailynews.com Nov 15, 2012
    Dickey 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 National
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  • Video - Techin' In 02:20

    Techin' In

    Nov 15
    ESPN technology expert Katie Linendoll discusses the latest trending sports news in social media and technology.
  • Video - Kobe Bryant On The First Practice With Mike D'Antoni 02:07

    Kobe Bryant On The First Practice With Mike D'Antoni

    Nov 15
    Kobe Bryant reacts to the Lakers' first practice with new head coach Mike D'Antoni.
  • Video - Lakers Introduce Head Coach Mike D'Antoni 01:48

    Lakers Introduce Head Coach Mike D'Antoni

    Nov 15
    Mike D'Antoni excited to coach the Lakers.

Sports Columnists

  • Weekend Dime -- Mike D'Antoni And The Los Angeles Lakers

    Nov 15
    Marc Stein xxxx.
  • Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chance

    Nov 15
    After 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 & 10

    Nov 15
    This 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 NBA

    Nov 15
    The 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.