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The Prediction Machine says … Los Angeles Angels most likely to win the World SeriesUpdated Mar 12 Share Tweet
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…
Share TweetYoenis 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.Share TweetFelix 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.Source: MLB.com
D-Backs Reliever Attempts To Buy Baseball Card, Gets In Testy Spat With SellerUpdated Mar 12 Share TweetYou 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…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetHalf 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.Source: CNNSI.com
Dominican Republic Rallies Past ItalyMar 12Nelson Cruz's single to center the difference in Dominican Republic's 5-4 win over Italy, advancing to the winner's-bracket game Thursday.
Don Banks: Despite losses, sky isn't falling on Vikings, Ravens; more Snap…Mar 12Musings, 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; mailMar 12I hate Mike Wallace in Miami at $13 million a year.
St. Louis Rams keep DE William Hayes with 3-year deal -- sourceMar 12The 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 receiversMar 12After the Niners and Seahawks shook up the NFC West, wide receivers could go fast in free agency, writes John Clayton.