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MLB fears 'drug pipeline' starting in South Florida

MLB fears 'drug pipeline' starting in South Florida

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 27, 2013
MLB fears 'drug pipeline' starting in South Florida
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  • Alderson Says Bourn Would Cost Mets Too Much

    Alderson Says Bourn Would Cost Mets Too Much

    nytimes.com Jan 27, 2013
    The Mets would be forced to give up the 11th pick of the draft if they were to sign the free-agent Michael Bourn, something Sandy Alderson said they were "very reluctant to consider."
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  • The Week Ahead: It's getting to be 'go time'

    The Week Ahead: It's getting to be 'go time'

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    Trucks packed with everything from balls to bats to elliptical machines will soon depart big league cities for their temporary spring homes. Camps begin in less than two weeks and some players, like Michael Bourn and Kyle Lohse, are still on the free-ag…
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  • Nakajima quickly fitting in with new teammates

    Nakajima quickly fitting in with new teammates

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    Of all the storied ballparks waiting to be visited by Hiroyuki Nakajima, the A's new shortstop just wants to see the one he'll call home this year.
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  • Cespedes aiming to grow in sophomore season

    Cespedes aiming to grow in sophomore season

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    It's hard to envision a better rookie campaign than the one Yoenis Cespedes put together for the A's in 2012. But the outfielder believes his sophomore season has the potential to trump it, so long as he remains healthy.
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  • Repeat after them: A's primed to defend division title

    Repeat after them: A's primed to defend division title

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    Inside Oracle Arena, where A's players and staff convened for FanFest on Sunday, expectations of keeping the American League West crown in Oakland were heard loud and clear.
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  • Return of Reds brings many smiles

    Return of Reds brings many smiles

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    It really is good to be back. That also was the general consensus amongst the members of the Reds Caravan Western Leg, assembled at Miami University Hamilton's Parrish Auditorium on Sunday.
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  • Law Enforcement Agencies, MLB Investigating Anthony Bosch For D…

    Law Enforcement Agencies, MLB Investigating Anthony Bosch For Distributing HGH And Testosterone

    deadspin.com Jan 27, 2013
    The Bosch name sounds familiar because Anthony's father, Pedro-an actual doctor-is the man who prescribed Manny Ramirez the female fertility drug human chorionic gonadotropin in 2009. Anthony-who is not a doctor, despite his claims-is now being in
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  • Still with Tigers, SP Porcello faces uncertain role

    Still with Tigers, SP Porcello faces uncertain role

    CNNSI.com Jan 27, 2013
    DETROIT (AP) -- It feels like ages ago when Rick Porcello took the mound as Detroit's starter in a one-game playoff against Minnesota for the 2009 AL Central title. The Tigers lost in extra innings, but Porcello pitched well. All of 20 years old at the …
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  • Five won't be a crowd in Melvin's outfield plans

    Five won't be a crowd in Melvin's outfield plans

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    A's manager Bob Melvin thinks he'll manage just fine as he plans to dish out plenty of playing time to Coco Crisp and teammates Josh Reddick, Yoenis Cespedes, Chris Young and Seth Smith.
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  • Rotation dominates talk at 'Brewers On Deck'

    Rotation dominates talk at 'Brewers On Deck'

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    At this year's "Brewers on Deck", the big question seemed to be concerning how Milwaukee's rotation would shape up. With five players looking to fill three spots, it may be a very competitive Spring Training.
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  • Brewers won't close door to Lohse

    Brewers won't close door to Lohse

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    The Draft compensation attached to free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse would not deter the Brewers if his price was right, principal owner Mark Attanasio said Sunday.
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  • Skilled lip reader transcribes memorable manager-umpire confron…

    Skilled lip reader transcribes memorable manager-umpire confrontations from 2012

    yahoo.com Jan 27, 2013
    One of my favorite stories of the 2012 season was Vin Scully’s humorous attempt to lip read Jim Tracy’s outburst towards umpire Mike Everitt. It was a classic managerial meltdown that stemmed from a disputed trap or catch by Rockies centerfielder Dext
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  • Bailey open to long-term deal with Reds

    Bailey open to long-term deal with Reds

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    At an autograph table during the final stop on the western leg of Reds Caravan on Sunday, pitcher Homer Bailey was seated at the end, only two spots from his boss, general manager Walt Jocketty.
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  • Mattingly makes pitch for free agent Rolen

    Mattingly makes pitch for free agent Rolen

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has spoken with free agent Scott Rolen about coming to Los Angeles, but the veteran third baseman has not yet revealed if he will play in 2013.
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  • Opening Day nod? Sale says Peavy, Peavy says Sale

    Opening Day nod? Sale says Peavy, Peavy says Sale

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    It's a good thing White Sox manager Robin Ventura, pitching coach Don Cooper, general manager Rick Hahn and the rest of their respective staffs will be picking the Opening Day starter. If the decision was left to Jake Peavy and Chris Sale, the debate mi…
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  • Forbes' "Best Sports Blogs" Of 2003 Are A Portal To A…

    Forbes' "Best Sports Blogs" Of 2003 Are A Portal To A Time You're Glad You Forgot

    deadspin.com Jan 27, 2013
    The shortest increments of time known to humanity are the following, beginning with the most brief: More »
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  • Miami alums Jay, Alonso remember coach Fraser

    Miami alums Jay, Alonso remember coach Fraser

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    In Miami, baseball fans have mourned the death of legendary University of Miami head coach Ron Fraser. The "Wizard of College Baseball" passed away last Sunday at the age of 79 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.
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  • Mayberry excited about new teammates

    Mayberry excited about new teammates

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    John Mayberry is looking forward to being a part of a Phillies outfield with some new faces in 2013.
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  • Cardinals fans serenade Musial family with ‘Take Me Out to the …

    Cardinals fans serenade Musial family with ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ (Video)

    yahoo.com Jan 27, 2013
    Earlier we brought you the video of sportscaster Bob Costas delivering the eulogy at Stan Musial’s funeral, which was a terrific and heartfelt tribute to say the least. But as touching as Costas’ words were, the loyal fans of the St. Louis Cardinals,
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Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Are you ready? Super Bowl XLVII week is off and running

    Jan 27
    NEW ORLEANS -- Ready to get beaten over the head with the Harbaughs, Ray Lewis past and present and a whole lot of players saying a whole lot of nothing? Well, it's Super Bowl week, and the bad news for you is that the one thing I noticed in my few hour…
  • Adande: Kobe Bryant brings a new approach to floundering franchise

    Jan 27
    With Kobe Bryant channeling his inner Magic Johnson, have the Lakers found the right formula? Or is this fancy passing just a passing fancy? J.A. Adande explores.