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Baseball writer Hal McCoy could use a ride to Reds games this s…

Baseball writer Hal McCoy could use a ride to Reds games this season

yahoo.com Updated Jan 20, 2013
For 41 years, Hal McCoy has been a fixture at Cincinnati Reds games while covering the team for the Dayton Daily News (1972-2009) and his baseball blog The Real McCoy (2009-present). He'd like to keep it that way for a 42nd season, but it sounds like th…
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  • Time is now for Smoak to break through

    Time is now for Smoak to break through

    MLB.com Jan 20, 2013
    Justin Smoak knows this will be a big Spring Training for him. He knows the Mariners acquired Kendrys Morales, Mike Morse and Raul Ibanez to compete at first base and designated hitter.
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  • Butler basketball and head coach Brad Stevens proving to be in …

    Butler basketball and head coach Brad Stevens proving to be in their own class as mid-major showing they are national powerhouse

    nydailynews.com Jan 20, 2013
    Brad Stevens calmly got off the bench, arms folded, and walked down the court to shake hands with Mark Few, whose Gonzaga team has been one of the best three programs west of the Rockies over the last 10 years.
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  • Photos: A look back at Stan Musial’s incredible life and career

    Photos: A look back at Stan Musial’s incredible life and career

    The world lost one of its greatest men, and the game of baseball lost an icon, a warrior and its perfect knight on Saturday when Stan Musial passed away at age 92. He was a remarkable man who lived an incredible life. And though he is now gone, we’re ve
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  • David Wright engaged to model Molly Beers

    David Wright engaged to model Molly Beers

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    They've been linked for years but now New York Mets spokesthirdbaseman David Wright has put a ring on the appropriate finger of model Molly Beers. Aesthetically, they're a fairly handsome couple. ESPN's Adam Rubin got the scoop: Weeks after model Molly …
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  • Reaction to Wrigley renovation plan is positive

    Reaction to Wrigley renovation plan is positive

    MLB.com yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    Reaction to the Cubs' five-year plan to restore Wrigley Field has been positive -- once fans are assured the field itself will not change, the ivy will still be on the outfield walls, and the renovation does not call for a third deck to be added.
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  • Gap exists between Reds, arbitration-eligible players

    Gap exists between Reds, arbitration-eligible players

    MLB.com Jan 20, 2013
    Even with three different general-manager regimes, the Reds have made it almost an entire decade without going to an arbitration hearing against a player. But this could be the year that bucks the trend.
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  • The Dallas Stars Showed An Empty Chair On The Jumbotron, Identi…

    The Dallas Stars Showed An Empty Chair On The Jumbotron, Identified It As "Manti Te'o's Girlfriend"

    deadspin.com Jan 20, 2013
    Like SNL, half of minor league baseball, and Mets GM Sandy Alderson, the Dallas Stars had some fun with the Manti Te'o story yesterday. During their home-opener (a 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes) the stadium's jumbotron operators spotted an empty seat…
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  • Dodgers infielder Justin Sellers arrested after doing motorcycl…

    Dodgers infielder Justin Sellers arrested after doing motorcycle ‘wheelies,’ fleeing police

    yahoo.com Jan 20, 2013
    Eleven years ago this March, San Francisco Giants slugger Jeff Kent made news by breaking a bone in his wrist while "washing his pick-up truck." Only, that was his cover story. He actually broke his wrist by falling off his motorcycle after he…
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  • Three Outfielders Walk Into Citi Field ...

    Three Outfielders Walk Into Citi Field ...

    nytimes.com Jan 20, 2013
    General Manager Sandy Alderson is having a hard time putting together a solid outfield for the Mets, but the jokes about the team's lack of fielders have been much easier to come by.
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  • Video - Parting Shot: Earl Weaver 00:43

    Parting Shot: Earl Weaver

    Jan 20
    Bob Ryan reflects on the passing of the always entertaining Earl Weaver.

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  • Sources: Seattle group has deal to buy Kings

    Jan 20
    The Maloof family that owns the Sacramento Kings has reached a purchase agreement to sell a 65 percent controlling interest in the franchise to a Seattle group led by Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer, according to league sources.