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Loveable lovers? Cubs' Epstein has bigger goals

Loveable lovers? Cubs' Epstein has bigger goals

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 11, 2013
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein says he understands the ballclub's culture better now than he did when he first arrived in Chicago.
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  • Jays sign veteran catcher Blanco to 1-year deal

    Jays sign veteran catcher Blanco to 1-year deal

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Toronto Blue Jays and catcher Henry Blanco have agreed to terms on a one-year, $750,000 non-guaranteed contract.
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  • Fukudome returns to Japan after 5 years in MLB

    Fukudome returns to Japan after 5 years in MLB

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    Former major league outfielder Kosuke Fukudome has returned to Japan where he will play for the Hanshin Tigers of the Central League.
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  • Walker Talks: Larry Walker won't be going to the Hall of Fame b…

    Walker Talks: Larry Walker won't be going to the Hall of Fame b…

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    Larry Walker won't be going to the Hall of Fame but he has plenty of thoughts on the ballot, the PED controversy and why he treated this year's experience differently.
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  • Former OF Bradley charged with domestic abuse

    Former OF Bradley charged with domestic abuse

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley has been charged with abusing his estranged wife and faces up to 13 years in jail if convicted, city prosecutors announced Friday.
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  • Bucs corner infielders Alvarez, Jones pack punch

    Bucs corner infielders Alvarez, Jones pack punch

    MLB.com Jan 11, 2013
    In baseball's ideal scheme, the corners of the infield are power positions, and the Pirates are in good position to live up to that blueprint with third baseman Pedro Alvarez and first baseman Garrett Jones.
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Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant starting to show off his mean s…

    Jan 11
    Kevin Durant is starting to show the entire NBA how competitive he really is, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchups

    Jan 11
    The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
  • Dallas Mavericks in touch with Greg Oden's agent, source says

    Jan 11
    Count the Dallas Mavericks among the list of NBA teams who are keeping an eye on former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden.
  • Peter King: Ryan Longwell gets chance to rewrite history

    Jan 11
    RENTON, Wash. -- It's so strange to see Ryan Longwell here, out of retirement, into the NFL's Final Eight. This is the day he should have been doing a light jog, just to stay loose as his final pre-race prep for Sunday's Walt Disney World Marathon, whic…