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Astros, fans celebrate unveiling of team's new look

Astros, fans celebrate unveiling of team's new look

MLB.com Updated Nov 2, 2012
It was hard to determine who was more excited Friday night -- the thousands of Astros fans, the players in attendance or those that had poured so much time and effort into the team's launching of its new uniforms, logos, color schemes and mascot.
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  • Reports: Proposed Cubs-Angels trade called off

    Reports: Proposed Cubs-Angels trade called off

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Nov 2, 2012
    A person familiar with the negotiations says the Chicago Cubs have told closer Carlos Marmol that the proposed trade to send him to the Los Angeles Angels for pitcher Dan Haren has fallen apart.
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  • Reports: Angels deal Haren to Cubs for Marmol

    Reports: Angels deal Haren to Cubs for Marmol

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    The Los Angeles Angels have traded right-hander Dan Haren to the Chicago Cubs for closer Carlos Marmol, according to reports.
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  • Cardinals issue qualifying offer to Lohse

    Cardinals issue qualifying offer to Lohse

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    The Cardinals have made free agent Kyle Lohse a qualifying offer -- a one-year deal worth $13.3 million -- in order to guarantee that the organization receives an extra Draft pick should Lohse sign somewhere else this offseason.
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  • Report: Mark McGwire close to joining Los Angeles Dodgers as hi…

    Report: Mark McGwire close to joining Los Angeles Dodgers as hitting coach

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Nov 2, 2012
    According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mark McGwire's three-year run as St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach will end at his own accord as he nears an agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the same position. On Friday, McGwire inform…
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  • Crew doesn't extend offers to Marcum, K-Rod

    Crew doesn't extend offers to Marcum, K-Rod

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    The Brewers did not extend a qualifying offer to either Shaun Marcum or Francisco Rodriguez ahead of Friday's deadline, meaning the club will not receive compensation in next year's Draft should those free agents sign elsewhere.
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  • Pirates sign Dominican third baseman Herrera

    Pirates sign Dominican third baseman Herrera

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    The Pirates have signed Dominican third baseman Johan Herrera, who becomes the fifth international prospect to sign with the club this year.
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  • Cubs claim reliever Putnam off waivers

    Cubs claim reliever Putnam off waivers

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    The Cubs added another arm to the bullpen mix on Friday when they claimed right-handed pitcher Zach Putnam off waivers from the Rockies.
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  • Ben Reiter: Reiter 50: Hamilton, Greinke lead list of offseason…

    Ben Reiter: Reiter 50: Hamilton, Greinke lead list of offseason's top free agents

    CNNSI.com Nov 2, 2012
    Is free agency dead in baseball? Not entirely, though this winter will feature fewer potential franchise-changers than in years past, for two related reasons.
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  • Phils exercise Ruiz's option, cut ties with Polanco

    Phils exercise Ruiz's option, cut ties with Polanco

    CNNSI.com Nov 2, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have spent the week starting to put their 2013 plans into place.
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  • Video - Cubs, Red Sox Interested In Dan Haren 02:54

    Cubs, Red Sox Interested In Dan Haren

    Nov 2
    ESPNLosAngeles.com's Ramona Shelburne discusses which teams might be interested in trading for Dan Haren.

Sports Columnists

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    Nov 2
    Two games match teams with winning records on the NFL's 14-game schedule this weekend. The marquee one is Steelers-Giants, a special game because it happens once every four years, and because of the first-round-quarterback matchup of Ben Roethlisberger …
  • Eric Gordon of New Orleans Hornets offered surgery as potential remedy for…

    Nov 2
    Microfracture surgery has been presented as one of a number of potential remedies for New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
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    Nov 2
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    Nov 2
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