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Kansas City Royals’ Hall of Fame voting shenanigans: Jimmy Gobb…

Kansas City Royals’ Hall of Fame voting shenanigans: Jimmy Gobble (5.23 career ERA) second in early results

yahoo.com Updated Mar 19, 2013
Apparently, a rogue element of jokesters has organized itself with the intent on getting longtime bad left-hander Jimmy Gobble elected to the Kansas City Royals' Hall of Fame. This year's list of candidates includes Bo Jackson, Darrell Porter, Kevin Sei…
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  • Danks rocked by Reds, may start season on DL

    Danks rocked by Reds, may start season on DL

    ESPN.com Mar 19, 2013
    Chicago White Sox starter John Danks' readiness for the regular season remains a big question mark with 12 days left in spring training.
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  • Tigers OF Dirks bruises knee running into wall

    Tigers OF Dirks bruises knee running into wall

    ESPN.com Mar 19, 2013
    Detroit Tigers left fielder Andy Dirks bruised his right knee running into a wall while chasing a ball Tuesday.
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  • Backed by Scott's slam, Hellickson builds stamina

    Backed by Scott's slam, Hellickson builds stamina

    MLB.com Mar 19, 2013
    Longtime Tigers nemesis Luke Scott carried his home-run history against Detroit into Spring Training, belting a fourth-inning grand slam to complete a Rays onslaught against Doug Fister and send Tampa Bay on its way to an 11-5 win Tuesday at Joker March…
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  • The 2013 Cleveland Indians imagine themselves as the Indians fr…

    The 2013 Cleveland Indians imagine themselves as the Indians from ‘Major League’

    yahoo.com Mar 19, 2013
    GOODYEAR, Ariz. - On my flight to Arizona last week, I read a story in Sports Illustrated by Albert Chen about this year's Cleveland Indians. It asserted that these Indians were already cast by Hollywood 25 years ago. "How could you not," Chen wrote, "c
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  • Mauer, Morneau enjoy Classic, happy to be back

    Mauer, Morneau enjoy Classic, happy to be back

    MLB.com Mar 19, 2013
    Before the World Baseball Classic started, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire admitted he was nervous about Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau leaving Twins camp to participate in the tournament. But not only did Mauer and Morneau return from the Classic healthy, t…
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  • Impressive Castellanos among eight Tigers cuts

    Impressive Castellanos among eight Tigers cuts

    MLB.com Mar 19, 2013
    No matter how well Tigers top prospect Nick Castellanos hit in Spring Training, he was headed to Triple-A Toledo. Judging by the way he hit, though, he shouldn't be there for long.
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  • Video - Chicago Hot Button: City MVP 01:16

    Chicago Hot Button: City MVP

    Mar 19
    ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine and Jesse Rogers, reporting from spring training, debate the burning question: Who will be the City's MVP this year?
  • Video - Dominican Republic Wins World Baseball Classic 02:55

    Dominican Republic Wins World Baseball Classic

    Mar 19
    The Dominican Republic jumped out early and kept Puerto Rico at bay to take the World Baseball Classic.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL owners meetings - RB helmet rule meets resistance

    Mar 19
    The running back helmet rule met resistance, but other rules were approved at the owners meetings, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Some revealing nuggets from the four rookie AFC coaches

    Mar 19
    PHOENIX -- Tuesday morning was the media's chance to share breakfast with the AFC head coaches at the NFL annual meeting, and it just happens to work out that there's a rookie head coach in each of the conference's four divisions: Jacksonville's Gus Bra…
  • Peter King: Many approaches during General Managers' Week, but which is ri…

    Mar 19
    PHOENIX -- There's one week a year that I think of as the General Managers' Week, and we've reached the end of it. The first week of free agency highlights the different jobs general managers have in the league, and what I've done here at the annual spr…
  • NBA: Coast to Coast - NBA's impact on college hoops

    Mar 19
    What's the NBA's impact on college hoops? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez decide.