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Ben Sheets Will Pitch Tomorrow, Then Never Again

Ben Sheets Will Pitch Tomorrow, Then Never Again

deadspin.com MLB.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
Today, Ben Sheets announced that he will start for the Braves tomorrow against the Pirates, and then retire. Tomorrow will mark Sheets's fifth start for the Braves this season after missing nearly two calendar years with a torn flexor in his pitching el…
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  • Steelers should get key trio back against Eagles

    Steelers should get key trio back against Eagles

    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin expects linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu to play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles barring any setbacks.
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  • Steelers expect Polamalu, Harrison and Mendenhall back in lineu…

    Steelers expect Polamalu, Harrison and Mendenhall back in lineup Sunday

    post-gazette.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Steelers should have something Sunday not seen since January: James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Rashard Mendenhall all playing.
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  • How A Career Ends: Jay Bell Homered Off A Hall Of Famer In His …

    How A Career Ends: Jay Bell Homered Off A Hall Of Famer In His First At-Bat, Flied Out In His Last

    deadspin.com Oct 2, 2012
    Tell Me When It's Over is an interview series in which we ask former athletes about the moment they knew their playing days were over. Today: former major-league infielder Jay Bell, who scored the winning run in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series.
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  • Remember to send mail

    Remember to send mail

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Hey, I want to hear from you. Yes, I'm talking to the person with the Troy Polamalu tattoo, the person with the Ray Lewis fathead on the wall, the person with the dyed red hair to match Andy Dalton and the person with the Bernie Kosar jersey. The AFC No…
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  • Nats' clinching moment unusual, but still sweet

    Nats' clinching moment unusual, but still sweet

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Nationals began the night needing either a win over the Phillies or a Braves loss to the Pirates. They got the latter, clinching the National League East without ever scoring a run.
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  • On the Steelers: 1-3 deficit could put strain on playoff hopes

    On the Steelers: 1-3 deficit could put strain on playoff hopes

    post-gazette.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Steelers face a crucial early season test Sunday with Philadephia coming into Heinz Field.
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  • Video - Tomlin Expects Defensive Stars To Play 02:20

    Tomlin Expects Defensive Stars To Play

    Oct 2
    Jamison Hensley shares the latest on Mike Tomlin's comments about James Harrison and Troy Polamalu returning on Sunday against the Eagles.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…
  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.