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Torre ready to lead Team USA in World Classic

Torre ready to lead Team USA in World Classic

CNNSI.com Updated Feb 18, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) -- The game is supposed to be America's national pastime, but the United States has not fared well in the World Baseball Classic.
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  • Pomeranz won't let tough season bring him down

    Pomeranz won't let tough season bring him down

    MLB.com Feb 18, 2013
    The pitches came with downward action. A few bats snapped trying to hit them. It was just the first day that Rockies pitchers faced hitters, but left-hander Drew Pomeranz began to erase the impression his work left last season.
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  • Kershaw baffles hitters in first live BP session

    Kershaw baffles hitters in first live BP session

    MLB.com Feb 18, 2013
    Dodgers pitchers threw live batting practice Monday for the first time this spring on Monday, and the lucky batters to draw Clayton Kershaw first out of the chute were Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Hanley Ramirez and Carl Crawford.
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  • Orioles' Hammel 'happy' how knee is responding

    Orioles' Hammel 'happy' how knee is responding

    CNNSI.com Feb 18, 2013
    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Things have turned around in Baltimore for Jason Hammel.
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  • Source: Pirates extend Hurdle's deal through '14

    Source: Pirates extend Hurdle's deal through '14

    CNNSI.com Feb 18, 2013
    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Clint Hurdle is going to get a chance to finish a turnaround he's started with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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  • Tim Lincecum Had A Very Zen Offseason

    Tim Lincecum Had A Very Zen Offseason

    deadspin.com Feb 18, 2013
    Now that spring training has officially kicked off, it's time for baseball writers to spend the next two months filling column space while absolutely nothing of consequence happens. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal got started today, asking various members of …
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  • Sandy Koufax comes to Dodgers camp

    Sandy Koufax comes to Dodgers camp

    yahoo.com Feb 18, 2013
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers appeared satisfied to stand in line for an autograph or photo with Tommy Lasorda, or to watch Clayton Kershaw field bunts, or to see Andre Ethier play catch with Matt Kemp. But once Sandy Koufax arrived
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  • Video - BBTN Special: Indians Camp 09:57

    BBTN Special: Indians Camp

    Feb 18
    Jon Sciambi, Pedro Gomez and Tim Kurkjian report from Indians spring training.

Sports Columnists

  • Adande: Durant and how the West won

    Feb 18
    Kevin Durant left a good impression on Houston, where Kobe Bryant kept up his newfound dishing role
  • Don Banks: St. Louis Rams 2013 Offseason Preview

    Feb 18
    SI.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.
  • Adande: Jerry Buss: 'I love winning!'

    Feb 18
    You know how when someone dies we like to comfort ourselves by saying, "He's in a better place now"? That saying isn't as necessary for Jerry Buss, ...
  • Clayton's mailbag: Focus on safety not waning

    Feb 18
    Safety remains a primary concern for the league's competition committee. Plus, answers to reader questions.