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Funky delivery: A.J. Ellis watches as newborn daughter arrives …

Funky delivery: A.J. Ellis watches as newborn daughter arrives on way to hospital

yahoo.com MLB.com Updated Oct 30, 2012
Whoever said a ballplayer needed to make the postseason to have an exciting October? Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis experienced a gripping, thrilling and tense victory earlier this  month when he and his wife Cindy welcomed their third child int…
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  • Giants reflect upon memorable season

    Giants reflect upon memorable season

    MLB.com Oct 30, 2012
    Several members of the newly crowned World Series champion San Francisco Giants emptied their lockers and dressing stalls Tuesday at AT&T Park, which will enable them to make a quicker getaway to their offseason homes after Wednesday's parade.
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  • Headley honored with first Gold Glove Award

    Headley honored with first Gold Glove Award

    MLB.com Oct 30, 2012
    Padres third baseman Chase Headley was rewarded for his defensive play Tuesday when he won his first Gold Glove, as he was voted the top defensive third baseman in the National League by managers and coaches.
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  • CarGo awarded Gold Glove for NL left fielders

    CarGo awarded Gold Glove for NL left fielders

    MLB.com Oct 30, 2012
    The Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez earned his second National League Rawlings Gold Glove Award, voted on by NL managers and coaches.
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  • Dodgers sign reliever League to 3-year contract

    Dodgers sign reliever League to 3-year contract

    ESPN.com MLB.com Oct 30, 2012
    The Dodgers are bringing Brandon League back to their bullpen, signing the free agent right-hander to a three-year deal on Tuesday.
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  • Fatigued Chatwood leaves Arizona Fall League

    Fatigued Chatwood leaves Arizona Fall League

    MLB.com Oct 30, 2012
    Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood has left the Arizona Fall League after four appearances because of fatigue, but there is no injury concern, the Rockies announced Tuesday.
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  • Pagan's success highlights Mets' need in center

    Pagan's success highlights Mets' need in center

    MLB.com Oct 30, 2012
    After winning a World Series with the San Francisco Giants, Angel Pagan spent time reflecting back on last December, the moment he learned he had been traded from the Mets.
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  • Batting Stance Guy does the 2012 Giants lineup

    Batting Stance Guy does the 2012 Giants lineup

    yahoo.com Oct 30, 2012
    I have no idea if the new video from Batting Stance Guy is a tribute to the new World Series champions, a sneak peek at the new season of "Arrested Development" or both. Either way, make sure you stick around until you see the second Buster. G…
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  • A.J. Ellis's Wife Delivered A Baby In A Car Going 75 MPH

    A.J. Ellis's Wife Delivered A Baby In A Car Going 75 MPH

    deadspin.com Oct 30, 2012
    Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis had a very eventful October 12. His wife, Cindy, was pregnant with the couple’s third child, and two weeks before her due date, her water broke. Cindy’s preferred doctor was half an hour away, so as A.J. drove 75 miles per h
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  • No shortage of moments, stars from Giants' run

    No shortage of moments, stars from Giants' run

    MLB.com Oct 30, 2012
    The montage of events from the Giants' postseason can replay endlessly, like a favorite movie in one's mind.
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  • Driving Force: With six free agents, the Giants may have to def…

    Driving Force: With six free agents, the Giants may have to defe…

    CNNSI.com Oct 30, 2012
    With six free agents, the Giants may have to defend their World Series titles with a number of new faces. That shouldn't be a problem for a team so pitching rich, writes Cliff Corcoran.
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  • Kuroda among Dodgers' free-agent options

    Kuroda among Dodgers' free-agent options

    MLB.com Oct 30, 2012
    Former Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda could emerge as a top free-agent target of the club, even though management is increasingly optimistic that fellow righty Chad Billingsley will avoid Tommy John elbow reconstruction and be ready to pitch in 2013.
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Sports Columnists

  • NBA: Steve Nash and the Los Angeles Lakers looking for the right path

    Oct 30
    With Princeton offense run over the pick-and-roll, the Lakers' opening loss to the Mavericks showed a team in need of repair.
  • Peter King: Rams' Jackson still has gas in tank for playoff contender; mai…

    Oct 30
    NEW YORK -- On Sandy, Steven Jackson's fate, one name we haven't heard in the trade market, the amazing night of Alex Smith, falling in like with the Dolphins, and my stupid rankings:
  • Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets, agree to contract extension

    Oct 30
    The Denver Nuggets have reached terms on a contract extension with point guard Ty Lawson.
  • West Side -- James Harden trade will alter 2012-13 NBA outlook

    Oct 30
    The Thunder's ill-timed chemistry experiment should change the way things look out West in 2012-13.