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Wilson's NFL rise is no surprise to Rockies

Wilson's NFL rise is no surprise to Rockies

MLB.com Updated Jan 4, 2013
When the Colorado Rockies drafted North Carolina State infielder Russell Wilson in the fourth-round in 2010, they knew he had NFL aspirations, and the Seahawks' rookie quarterback sensation is showing the world why.
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  • Sources: Howell, Dodgers agree to 1-year deal

    Sources: Howell, Dodgers agree to 1-year deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    Left-hander J.P. Howell has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers for just under $3 million in base salary, plus performance bonuses, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.
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  • Rockies to scout former Cy Young winner Webb

    Rockies to scout former Cy Young winner Webb

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Rockies will be among the teams that will scout former Cy Young Award winner Brandon Webb's throwing session in the next couple of weeks.
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  • Brewers sign outfielder Garner to Minor League deal

    Brewers sign outfielder Garner to Minor League deal

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Brewers added to their Minor League outfield depth Friday by finalizing a deal with Cole Garner, a 28-year-old who played in four games with the Rockies in 2011.
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  • Bichette seeking new era of Blake Street Bombers

    Bichette seeking new era of Blake Street Bombers

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    New hitting coach Dante Bichette offers a unique perspective on how to solve the home/road problem that has pestered the Rockies from the beginning.
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  • Kemp, Billingsley progressing from their injuries

    Kemp, Billingsley progressing from their injuries

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    Matt Kemp and Chad Billingsley, two of the most prominent Dodgers rehabbing injuries, have made it to this point in the offseason without a physical setback, according to agent Dave Stewart.
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  • Getting on base key to Brown's path to Giants

    Getting on base key to Brown's path to Giants

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    Gary Brown has speed to burn and is an above-average defender, but he'll need to prove that he can get on base consistently before earning a spot with the Giants.
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  • Laser-pointing teen at Cards game pleads guilty

    Laser-pointing teen at Cards game pleads guilty

    yahoo.com Jan 4, 2013
    He who would lase has been made to pay. The teenager caught pointing a laser from a suite inside of Busch Stadium and causing a delay of a St. Louis Cardinals-San Francisco Giants game pleaded guilty in December, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Car…
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  • Romo cited in incident at Las Vegas airport

    Romo cited in incident at Las Vegas airport

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    Giants right-hander Sergio Romo was cited and briefly detained by police on New Year's Day at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after arguing with authorities, according to various reports
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Sports Columnists

  • Daquean Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-agent shooting specialist Daquean Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
  • Daequan Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-agent shooting specialist Daequan Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
  • Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win big

    Jan 4
    The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
  • Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card round

    Jan 4
    Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: