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More details about the recent theft of Guido the Italian Sausage have emerged, and they come courtesy of those who carried out the heist. Ted Berg of USA Today Sports received a message from the sausage thieves, and under the condition of maintaining th…Upvote Share Tweet
Weiss pranks Helton with leadoff role vs. ChapmanTodd Helton had a rude awakening when he rolled into the Rockies' clubhouse Thursday morning and saw his name atop the lineup card, batting leadoff against Reds fireballing left-hander Aroldis Chapman.Upvote Share Tweet
Chapman proves he can bring more than just heatSince the beginning of his tenure with the Reds, Aroldis Chapman has earned his status by throwing heat. But to earn a spot in the rotation, he needs to show he can diversify. So during his impressive spring debut, on Thursday -- his 25th birthday -- hi…Upvote Share TweetRight fielder Carlos Beltran exited Thursday's game shortly after an errant pitch from Miami starter Jacob Turner struck him on his right foot. The Cardinals did not sent him back out on defense for the second inning for precautionary reasons.Upvote Share Tweet
Taillon has great time in first spring startJameson Taillon's experience in his first big league camp reached a new peak on Thursday, with his start for the Pirates in the 16-6 Grapefruit League loss to Boston.Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs' Garza (lat) 'OK' after throwing sessionESPN.com Updated Feb 28, 2013Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza said he felt "OK" after throwing from 60 feet on Thursday as he recovers from a strained left lat.Upvote Share Tweet
Cardinals taking slow, sure approach with FurcalShortstop Rafael Furcal's recent declaration that he feels he's just about ready to play in the field has not changed the Cardinals' plans to proceed with continued caution.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Feb 28, 2013Even the best laid plans are one misstep away from falling apart. For Javier Vazquez, those plans were to impress while pitching for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, and then hopefully latch on with a major league team as a result. Unfortunate…Upvote Share Tweet
Defense has carried Chicago Bulls as far as it canFeb 28Their stellar defense has carried the Bulls as far as it can.
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Don Banks: New England Patriots 2013 Offseason PreviewFeb 28SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.