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Brewers' Hart has surgery, to miss 3-4 months

Brewers' Hart has surgery, to miss 3-4 months

ESPN.com CNNSI.com yahoo.com MLB.com Updated Jan 18, 2013
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Corey Hart will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee next week and will be out for the next three to four months.
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  • Sources: Cubs, D-backs discussed Upton deal

    Sources: Cubs, D-backs discussed Upton deal

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    Sources: Cubs, Diamondbacks discussed a Justin Upton trade.
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  • Irish alum Samardzija won't rush to judge Te'o

    Irish alum Samardzija won't rush to judge Te'o

    MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija, who was an All-America wide receiver at Notre Dame before committing to baseball, has watched the recent coverage of Manti Te'o in disbelief.
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  • Soriano has no plans to leave Chicago

    Soriano has no plans to leave Chicago

    MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    Outfielder Alfonso Soriano has two years remaining on his contract with the Cubs, which may be his last.
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  • Cubs reach deals with Samardzija, Garza, Russell

    Cubs reach deals with Samardzija, Garza, Russell

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    The Cubs avoided arbitration with Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and James Russell on Friday, which was a relief for the three pitchers as well as the team.
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  • Astros agree on deals with SS Lowrie, P Norris

    Astros agree on deals with SS Lowrie, P Norris

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    The Houston Astros have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with shortstop Jed Lowrie, right-handed pitcher Bud Norris and left-handed reliever Wesley Wright, avoiding arbitration.
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  • Bailey, Choo among six to swap figures with Reds

    Bailey, Choo among six to swap figures with Reds

    MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    At Friday's deadline, the Reds and their six remaining players eligible for arbitration exchanged salary figures.
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  • Judge rules against Matheny in financial dispute

    Judge rules against Matheny in financial dispute

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    A St. Louis County judge has ruled against St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny in his court battle with a bank over foreclosure of property he once owned.
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  • Freese among trio to swap salary figures with Cards

    Freese among trio to swap salary figures with Cards

    MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    The Cardinals' list of unsigned arbitration-eligible players shrunk to three on Friday, as the organization announced that it had reached contract agreements with relievers Mitchell Boggs and Edward Mujica.
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  • Axford among trio to avoid arbitration with Brewers

    Axford among trio to avoid arbitration with Brewers

    MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    The Brewers avoided arbitration with all three of their unsigned players Friday, agreeing to one-year contracts with right-handers John Axford, Burke Badenhop and Marco Estrada.
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  • Breaking Down The Craziest Half-Inning In Television History

    Breaking Down The Craziest Half-Inning In Television History

    deadspin.com Jan 18, 2013
    Originally published in Baseball Prospectus. More »
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  • Bucs ink first baseman Sanchez to avoid arbitration

    Bucs ink first baseman Sanchez to avoid arbitration

    MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    First baseman Gaby Sanchez, one of four Pirates players eligible for salary arbitration, reached agreement on a $1.75 million contract for the 2013 season.
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Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' Harbaugh

    Jan 18
    ATLANTA -- I'll be spending the weekend covering the NFC Championship Game, but before I get too heavy into Niners-Falcons, I wanted to write about the most under-appreciated single person of the NFL weekend: John Harbaugh.
  • Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get revenge on Patri…

    Jan 18
    The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…
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    Jan 18
    Teams put up 276 points in the divisional round of the playoffs. Will the trend continue?
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    Jan 18
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