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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…
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  • 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

    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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  • No contract talks between Rams, Amendola

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Rams 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 cur
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  • 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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  • Controversy part of the New York landscape for Ryan's Jets

    stltoday.com Nov 15, 2012
    The New York Jets and the St. Louis Rams are similar ships, but they are traveling in radically dissimilar waters.
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  • NFC West penalty watch: Live, don't learn

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    St. 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…
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  • Alex Smith practices on a limited basis for 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    On 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…
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  • 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 (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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  • Twitter Thursday: Follow us @RamsGab Back by popular demand… Chec…

    ramsgab.com Nov 15, 2012
    Follow us @RamsGab Back by popular demand… Check out your favorite Rams players recent tweets. Danny Amendola ?@DannyAmendola Gameday..one love!                                                      1
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  • NFL notebook: BOSTON (AP) - Professional football can evolve in…

    stltoday.com Nov 15, 2012
    BOSTON (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…
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  • Bradford, Sanchez and Schottenheimer

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    2011 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…
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  • 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

    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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  • 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 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

    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

    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

    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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  • Former Jets enjoy the peace of Rams locker room

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    From 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 yes
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  • Collision course with potential implications

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    A 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…
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  • 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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  • PFT’s Week 11 picks

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    That 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 w
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  • Defensive questions as Rams' offense rises

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    St. 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…
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  • 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 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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  • Janoris Jenkins, Chris Givens back to practice following suspensions

    St. 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 tea
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  • Bernie: It's Tebow Time at the Dome

    stltoday.com Nov 15, 2012
    This is not a football game. This is Tebowmania, with all of the controversy, both real and contrived.
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  • Sims eager to rejoin Rams defense; Pead regrets "tough" fumble

    stltoday.com Nov 15, 2012
    If it’s completely up to Eugene Sims - and it’s not - he’ll be lining up against the New York Jets on Sunday.
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  • 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 - Tough Times In New York 02:02

    Tough Times In New York

    Nov 15
    Lomas Brown gives his opinion on players anonymously ripping Tim Tebow and whether Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum is on the hot seat.
  • 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.