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The Astros acquired power-hitting first baseman Chris Carter, starter Brad Peacock and catching prospect Max Stassi from the A's on Monday in exchange for Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez.Upvote Share Tweet
Urban Invitational returns to HoustonThe Astros will once again play host to the Urban Invitational, a college baseball tournament at Minute Maid Park that features four historically black colleges and universities -- Alabama State, Southern, Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates get trucking to Spring Training homeIn the frigid early February dawn, bats, balls, helmets and the other tools of summer were loaded onto the truck for the annual trip to Bradenton, Fla. When that truck returns to PNC Park in eight weeks, it will be packing spring.Upvote Share Tweet
Stewart appreciates Cubs' show of supportRehabbing from wrist surgery, Ian Stewart began training with Hall of Famer Rod Carew in California -- many miles from his North Carolina home. Mrs. Strewart gave Ian the green light to go.Upvote Share Tweet
Top 10 lineups: Angels the cream of the cropWhile the Tigers, Cardinals and Brewers will also field elite offenes this year, the Angels, led by Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols, have the best lineup in the Major Leagues as the season approaches.Upvote Share Tweet
ESPN The Mag: MLB Superstars As DevoFeb 4Go behind the scenes with Evan Longoria, Giancarlo Stanton, Shane Victorino, Brandon Phillips and Justin Upton as they prepare for their shoot as Devo for the upcoming ESPN The Magazine music issue.
Don Banks: What's next for Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ersFeb 4NEW ORLEANS -- Having snapped the NFC's three-year Super Bowl winning streak, but continued the NFL's recent trend of seeing a lower-seeded hot team ride postseason momentum all the way to the parade-planning stage, the Baltimore Ravens stand astride th…
Clayton: Early Super Bowl favorites for 2013Feb 4Can the Ravens and 49ers get back? Don't count on it. Here are five teams that should be Super Bowl threats in 2013, writes John Clayton.
Don Banks: Imperfect and slowed, but Lewis ends career on top with RavensFeb 4NEW ORLEANS -- You don't have to buy everything that Ray Lewis is selling -- and plenty of people don't, me included -- to enjoy the storybook ending that was his "last ride.''
Don Banks: Much-maligned Lewis ends career on top with RavensFeb 4NEW ORLEANS -- You don't have to buy everything that Ray Lewis is selling -- and plenty of people don't, me included -- to enjoy the storybook ending that was his "last ride.''