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The Prediction Machine says … Los Angeles Angels most likely to…

The Prediction Machine says … Los Angeles Angels most likely to win the World Series

yahoo.com Updated Mar 12, 2013
One day, when the machines replace us humans, this is how we'll decide the World Series: The Prediction Machine, a website that claims to have the most sophisticated sports forecasting software on the market, plays each game of the 2013 season 50,000 ti…
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  • Cespedes thrilled to have mother, family join him in US

    Cespedes thrilled to have mother, family join him in US

    MLB.com ESPN.com Mar 12, 2013
    Yoenis Cespedes' mother, Estela Milanes, was finally able to join her son in the United States over the weekend, and the Athletics' left fielder is filled with joy to have her -- and 11 other family members -- in the country.
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  • Felix sharp for three innings in Mariners' loss

    Felix sharp for three innings in Mariners' loss

    MLB.com Mar 12, 2013
    Felix Hernandez gave up a solo homer in three innings of work in his second spring start as the Mariners dropped a 5-4 decision to the D-backs on Tuesday. Hector Noesi allowed a three-run homer in another tough outing for the right-hander.
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  • D-Backs Reliever Attempts To Buy Baseball Card, Gets In Testy S…

    D-Backs Reliever Attempts To Buy Baseball Card, Gets In Testy Spat With Seller

    deadspin.com Mar 12, 2013
    You probably remember Brad Ziegler as the submarine-style reliever who pitched 39 consecutive scoreless innings to begin his rookie season with the Oakland A's. But what you probably don't know about Ziegler, who pitches for the Arizona Diamondbacks now…
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  • WBC Pool 2 preview: Team USA, Dominican should advance

    WBC Pool 2 preview: Team USA, Dominican should advance

    CNNSI.com Mar 12, 2013
    Half the semifinalists for the World Baseball Classic are set. Team USA, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Italy will vie for the other spots. Cliff Corcoran breaks it down.
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  • Video - Dominican Republic Rallies Past Italy 00:47

    Dominican Republic Rallies Past Italy

    Mar 12
    Nelson Cruz's single to center the difference in Dominican Republic's 5-4 win over Italy, advancing to the winner's-bracket game Thursday.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Despite losses, sky isn't falling on Vikings, Ravens; more Snap…

    Mar 12
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest Tuesday's dizzying comings and goings in the NFL as free agency cranks to life...
  • Peter King: Wallace makes sense in Miami no matter the cost; mail

    Mar 12
    I hate Mike Wallace in Miami at $13 million a year.
  • St. Louis Rams keep DE William Hayes with 3-year deal -- source

    Mar 12
    The St. Louis Rams re-signed defensive end William Hayes to a three-year, $10.5 million deal that includes $5.75 million in guarantees, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton.
  • 2013 NFL Free Agency -- Desperate for wide receivers

    Mar 12
    After the Niners and Seahawks shook up the NFC West, wide receivers could go fast in free agency, writes John Clayton.