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Chris Duncan resists brain cancer - just like his mom does

Chris Duncan resists brain cancer - just like his mom does

yahoo.com Updated Nov 30, 2012
The family of major-league pitching coach Dave Duncan has been hit unbelievably hard by cancer over the past year and a half. Eight weeks ago, Dave's son Chris Duncan - a slugger with the St. Louis Cardinals from 2005-2009 - was diagnosed with gliobla
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  • Bucs sign Morton, tender contracts to five others

    Bucs sign Morton, tender contracts to five others

    MLB.com Nov 30, 2012
    Charlie Morton avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract Friday night with the Pirates, who also made contract offers to all five other arbitration-eligible players still on the roster.
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  • Perfect game pitcher Humber claimed by Astros

    Perfect game pitcher Humber claimed by Astros

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 30, 2012
    The Houston Astros have claimed Philip Humber off waivers from the Chicago White Sox and agreed to a one-year contract with the pitcher who threw a perfect game last season.
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  • Martin signs two-year, $17M deal with Pirates

    Martin signs two-year, $17M deal with Pirates

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 30, 2012
    Russell Martin is going from a franchise that has won a record 27 World Series titles to a franchise that has endured a record 20 consecutive losing seasons.
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  • Pirates part ways with Karstens after five seasons

    Pirates part ways with Karstens after five seasons

    MLB.com Nov 30, 2012
    Righty Jeff Karstens was designated for assignment on Friday by the Pirates, who used his vacated roster spot to accommodate newly signed catcher Russell Martin.
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  • St. Louis Columnist Determined To Uncover The Truth About David…

    St. Louis Columnist Determined To Uncover The Truth About David Freese's Car Crash

    deadspin.com Nov 30, 2012
    World Series hero David Freese had a car accident on Thanksgiving. He was driving his Range Rover in Wildwood, outside St. Louis, when a deer appeared ahead of him. Freese swerved to avoid it, lost control, and drove off the road an into a tree. At leas…
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  • Cubs' spring slate includes two games in Vegas

    Cubs' spring slate includes two games in Vegas

    MLB.com Nov 30, 2012
    The Cubs will open 2013 Spring Training on Feb. 23 against the Angels in Tempe, Ariz., and play 17 home games at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, plus two exhibition games in Las Vegas.
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  • Cashman confident Yanks are offseason winners

    Cashman confident Yanks are offseason winners

    CNNSI.com Nov 30, 2012
    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Brian Cashman feels so good about the Yankees' offseason, he decided to rapel down a building.
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Sports Columnists

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    Nov 30
    Antawn Jamison and Jodie Meeks spark Lakers off bench as offense clicks.
  • Peter King: RGIII's smarts, skills leave opposing defenses scrambling

    Nov 30
    Pardon the cliché-fest, but it's the little things that, very often, are the difference between winning and losing in a football game. Sometimes they're so little that you don't see them when you watch the game, and you don't even notice on the fourth …
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    Nov 30
    The AFC playoff picture is mostly set, but the Steelers are making things interesting, writes John Clayton.
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    Nov 30
    The 2012 NFL season will be memorialized as the season football changed, but not necessarily for the better — plus Week 13 picks.