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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…Upvote 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.Upvote 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.Upvote 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…Upvote 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 …Upvote 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Magic: Lakers VP Buss guilty of 'critical mistakes'Magic: Lakers VP Buss guilty of 'critical mistakes'Upvote 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.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Nov 15, 2012Marc Stein xxxx.Upvote 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 …Upvote 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…Upvote 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.Upvote 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…Upvote 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.Upvote 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 cUpvote Share Tweet
Griffin, Paul power Clippers' romp over MiamiESPN.com Nov 15, 2012Blake 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.Upvote 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-poiUpvote 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 NationalUpvote Share Tweet
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.