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The MLS Isn't Interested In Citi Field, Because When You Can Pl…

The MLS Isn't Interested In Citi Field, Because When You Can Plow A Massive Park To Build A Soccer Stadium, You Do It

deadspin.com Updated Jan 5, 2013
The opening of the Barclays Center hasn't been without its challenges. Even after most of the ideological debate-lawsuits over eminent domain stalled the project for years, affordable housing advocates vociferously protested the development-dissipated
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  • Still unsure of comeback, Vazquez eyes Nats

    Still unsure of comeback, Vazquez eyes Nats

    MLB.com Jan 5, 2013
    Right-hander Javier Vazquez said Saturday that he has not made a final decision about his future in the big leagues. If he decides to make a comeback, he would consider playing for the Nationals even though their rotation is set.
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  • Lance Berkman accepts one-year contract and designated hitter r…

    Lance Berkman accepts one-year contract and designated hitter role with Rangers

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 5, 2013
    Despite undergoing two surgeries on his ailing right knee since May, veteran slugger Lance Berkman isn't ready to call it a career just yet. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the 37-year-old switch-hitter is set to return for the 2013 season after…
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  • Mo says knee '95 percent' on way toward full health

    Mo says knee '95 percent' on way toward full health

    MLB.com Jan 5, 2013
    To most of his audience, Mariano Rivera was happy playing the role of pitching coach on Saturday morning, covering the basics for a room filled with big league hopefuls.
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  • Rivera says he's 95 percent, to start throwing

    Rivera says he's 95 percent, to start throwing

    ESPN.com Jan 5, 2013
    Still not fully recovered from his season-ending knee injury, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera said he will alter his winter throwing program to compensate for all the time he missed in 2012.
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  • Minor leaguer Cody Decker disputes scouting report, offers to p…

    Minor leaguer Cody Decker disputes scouting report, offers to provide shirtless photo evidence

    yahoo.com Jan 5, 2013
    When the baseball news cycle slows down over the holidays, we start scratching and clawing for every bit of information we can find to satisfy our thirst. That includes scouring the rumor mills with regularity, checking in with the beat writers on Twitt…
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  • Bautista declares repaired left wrist fully healed

    Bautista declares repaired left wrist fully healed

    MLB.com Jan 5, 2013
    Outfielder Jose Bautista, who has been rehabbing this offseason after undergoing left wrist surgery in early September, declared himself 100 percent healthy to a group of reporters before a Winter Tour event at Rogers Centre on Saturday.
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  • Dodgers sign Amezaga to Minors deal with spring invite

    Dodgers sign Amezaga to Minors deal with spring invite

    MLB.com Jan 5, 2013
    For the second time in four years, the Dodgers have signed utility man Alfredo Amezaga to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
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  • Jose Canseco Will Not Be The Next Mayor Of Toronto, Despite Pro…

    Jose Canseco Will Not Be The Next Mayor Of Toronto, Despite Promises To "Work Out The Citizen Thing"

    deadspin.com Jan 5, 2013
    Insane and hilariously clumsy Toronto mayor Rob Ford is fighting for political life after a judge ruled that Ford had violated conflict-of-interest laws by voting during a council debate concerning his obligation to reimburse lobbyists that had donated …
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  • Mets Sign a Somewhat Familiar Shortstop

    Mets Sign a Somewhat Familiar Shortstop

    nytimes.com MLB.com Jan 5, 2013
    Omar Quintanilla, who signed a minor league contract, played 29 games for the team last season before he was dealt to Baltimore in July.
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  • Cubs sign veteran lefty Willis to Minors deal

    Cubs sign veteran lefty Willis to Minors deal

    MLB.com Jan 5, 2013
    Dontrelle Willis apparently is back with the Cubs. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com and MLB Network, Willis has signed a Minor League deal with the Cubs. Heyman reported the left-hander was invited to the Minor League camp, but may get some Cact…
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  • Caden Crisp can rock an epic Afro, just like Coco

    Caden Crisp can rock an epic Afro, just like Coco

    yahoo.com Jan 5, 2013
    The sports world, along with just about every imaginable social media outlet known to man, was abuzz early in the 2011 season when Coco Crisp finally removed his trademark braids and revealed ‘baseball’s baddest afro' since Oscar Gamble's ruled the wo
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  • NBA - It's too late for Los Angeles Lakers to take solace in their fourth-…

    Jan 5
    It's too late for Lakers take solace in their fourth-quarter surge against Clippers.