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With constant Alex Rodriguez drama, Yankees need to put spotlig…

With constant Alex Rodriguez drama, Yankees need to put spotlight on comeback of Derek Jeter

nydailynews.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 31, 2013
If the Bombers were a prizefighter, they would most resemble Mike Tyson rolling around on the canvas after being hammered by Buster Douglas. Unlike Tyson, the Yankees have a savior to pick them up off the canvas: The organization has Derek Jeter to lead…
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  • Overbay, Red Sox agree to minor league deal

    Overbay, Red Sox agree to minor league deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 31, 2013
    The Boston Red Sox on Thursday agreed to a minor league deal with first baseman Lyle Overbay, an agreement that includes an invitation to spring training, a team official confirmed.
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  • Earl Williams, 1971 NL Rookie of Year, dies at 64

    Earl Williams, 1971 NL Rookie of Year, dies at 64

    MLB.com Jan 31, 2013
    Earl Williams, the 1971 National League Rookie of the Year who played for the Braves, Orioles, Expos and Athletics, died this week at home in Somerset, N.J. The Newark Star-Ledger reported his death, noting that Williams had been diagnosed with acute le…
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  • Video - A-Rod Has No Plans To Retire 03:37

    A-Rod Has No Plans To Retire

    Jan 31
    Jerry Crasnick reacts to the report that Alex Rodriguez has no plans to retire and discusses New York's season outlook.

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  • Don Banks: Seahawks' Wilson familiar with Super-bound 49ers

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick might be all the rage at this year's Super Bowl, but the most recent quarterback to beat San Francisco and its wunderkind second-year passer showed up here today with a little buzz of his own attached to his name. Seattle…
  • Don Banks: Ravens' Super Bowl run a testament to skills of Ozzie Newsome

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- In some form or fashion, on multiple fronts, the issue of legacy hangs over every Super Bowl these days. But that discussion at Super Bowl XLVII should start nowhere else but with the singular feat that would be Ozzie Newsome's if his Bal…