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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…Share Tweet
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.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 TweetRams receiver Danny Amendola said on Wednesday’s episode of Pro Football Talk that he’d have no problem with having the franchise tag used against him. That could be how it turns out. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that there curShare 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…Share TweetThe New York Jets and the St. Louis Rams are similar ships, but they are traveling in radically dissimilar waters.Share TweetSt. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford appeared to complete a routine pass to Austin Pettis during a Week 4 game against the Seattle Seahawks. There was one problem. The Rams had more than seven players on the line of scrimmage. As a result, only the o…Share TweetOn Wednesday, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith was cleared to practice after suffering a concussion against the Rams on Sunday. On Thursday, Smith returned to practice, on a limited basis. Then again, practice for a quarterback is always limited, given tha…Share Tweet
The Red Sox Will Use All That Uncommitted Money Burning A Hole In Their Pocketdeadspin.com Nov 15, 2012Remember 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 …Share Tweet
Taiwanese animators NMA depict the Lakers coaching search (VIDEO)yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012When 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…Share Tweet
Twitter Thursday: Follow us @RamsGab Back by popular demand… Chec…ramsgab.com Nov 15, 2012Follow us @RamsGab Back by popular demand… Check out your favorite Rams players recent tweets. Danny Amendola ?@DannyAmendola Gameday..one love! 1Share TweetBOSTON (AP) - Professional football can evolve into a safer game without losing the physical play - or, some would say, violence - that has made it so popular, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell s…Share Tweet2011 QBs: Sanchez vs. Bradford It's looking like first-year St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer escaped the New York Jets just in time. His tenure with the Jets had run its course after six seasons amid mounting evidence that quart…Share Tweet
Magic: Lakers VP Buss guilty of 'critical mistakes'Magic: Lakers VP Buss guilty of 'critical mistakes'Share Tweet
Five Surprises of the Young N.B.A. Seasonnytimes.com Nov 15, 2012Rajon Rondo of the Celtics and Omer Asik of the Rockets have excelled. Ersan Ilyasova of the Bucks has not.Share TweetMarc Stein xxxx.Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: Erik Spoelstra is not impressedyahoo.com Nov 15, 2012Watching 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 …Share Tweet
Ian Thomsen: Asked to carry load, Sixers' Holiday proves to still be work in progressThe 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…Share Tweet
Trout-Cabrera not only close MVP raceThe 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.Share Tweet
Watch DeAndre Jordan Pretend To Fart On Peopledeadspin.com Nov 15, 2012Thanks 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 TweetMLB.com Nov 15, 2012The Angels made the right decision in letting Torii Hunter leave, and the Tigers made the right decision in welcoming Hunter aboard.Share Tweet
Former Jets enjoy the peace of Rams locker roomFrom a thousand miles away, former Jets tackle Wayne Hunter knew exactly what was happening in his old locker room. He didn’t like it then, and he doesn’t like it now. Now with the Rams, Hunter said the culture that creates anonymous rip jobs like yesShare Tweet
Collision course with potential implicationsA St. Louis victory and an Arizona defeat in Week 11 would move the Rams ahead of the Cardinals in the NFC West standings heading into their Week 12 matchup at University of Phoenix Stadium. That thought recalled what happened when the teams met in Week…Share Tweet
The Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week: Jamal Crawford Breaks Ray Allendimemag.com Nov 15, 2012Each 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 cShare Tweet
PFT’s Week 11 picksThat five-game lead over MDS has grown to seven, with seven weeks left. If anyone is capable of blowing this lead, I am. This week, we disagree on three games. Last week, we were 10-3-1 and 8-5-1, respectively. (I would have predicted the Rams-49ers wShare Tweet
Defensive questions as Rams' offense risesSt. Louis Rams fans will enjoy what has to be the most resoundingly positive assessment of the team's offense in a long, long time. Rick Venturi's offensive film grades for 101ESPN St. Louis include high praise for tight end Lance Kendricks as a receive…Share Tweet
Griffin, Paul power Clippers' romp over MiamiBlake 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.Share Tweet
The Clippers Destroy The Defending Champs; Rudy Gay Makes A Statement Against OKCdimemag.com Nov 15, 2012It’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-poiShare TweetSt. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins and wide receiver Chris Givens were surprise scratches from last Sunday’s game with the San Francisco 49ers. The pair was suspended for the game by Rams head coach Jeff Fisher for an unspecified violation of teaShare TweetThis is not a football game. This is Tebowmania, with all of the controversy, both real and contrived.Share TweetIf it’s completely up to Eugene Sims - and it’s not - he’ll be lining up against the New York Jets on Sunday.Share Tweet
NY Met R.A. Dickey winning National League Cy Young Award is perfect ending to a perfect story - although the knuckleballer is hnydailynews.com Nov 15, 2012Dickey 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 NationalShare Tweet
Techin' InNov 15ESPN technology expert Katie Linendoll discusses the latest trending sports news in social media and technology.
Tough Times In New YorkNov 15Lomas Brown gives his opinion on players anonymously ripping Tim Tebow and whether Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum is on the hot seat.
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.