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Russell Martin's home run beats Brewers, clinches playoff berth…

Russell Martin's home run beats Brewers, clinches playoff berth for Dodgers

yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated 17 hours ago
Your browser does not support iframes. Russell Martin once played for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He now plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Yet with one mighty swing on Friday night, he managed to improve the postseason outlooks for both. With Pittsburgh tr…
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  • Extra Bases: On Cue, the Cardinals Rise in September

    Extra Bases: On Cue, the Cardinals Rise in September

    nytimes.com 4 hours ago
    For five months, St. Louis never held first place alone, but when the Milwaukee Brewers went into a skid, the Cardinals were there.
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  • Gary Payton is mentoring Giannis Antetokounmpo, but will he act…

    Gary Payton is mentoring Giannis Antetokounmpo, but will he actually be a point forward?

    yahoo.com dimemag.com 19 hours ago
    Few young NBA players have captured the imaginations of fans like Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 19-year-old "Greek Freak" who served as his team's finest source of hope on the way to a league-worst record in 2013-14. Antet…
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  • Packers Lions Preview

    Packers Lions Preview

    Green Bay and Detroit. I’m sure you tried to forget the last time we played Detroit. Your Thanksgiving meal was very hard to swallow watching the game. I remember Rodgers tossing his clipboard after Detroit continue its scoring onslaught. Let’s hope tha…
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  • Brewers handed yet another disheartening defeat

    Brewers handed yet another disheartening defeat

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    Russell Martin's three-run home run off suddenly-struggling reliever Jonathan Broxton sent the Brewers to a 4-2 loss Friday and erased everything Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo had done during seven scoreless innings. While 37,974 jumping, jubilant f…
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  • Martin's late blast moves Bucs even closer to playoffs

    Martin's late blast moves Bucs even closer to playoffs

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    Pirates catcher Russell Martin knocked a three-run homer in the eighth inning off Jonathan Broxton to stun the Brewers, 4-2, in front of 37,974 revelers Friday night at PNC Park. With their fifth straight win, the Bucs reduced their magic number for cli…
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  • Jets' Wilkerson fined $20K for role in scuffle

    Jets' Wilkerson fined $20K for role in scuffle

    ESPN.com 22 hours ago
    New York Jets defensive linemen Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson were both fined by the NFL for unnecessary roughness in last Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
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  • Bryan Bulaga credits brace for saving knee

    Bryan Bulaga credits brace for saving knee

    ESPN.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Bryan Bulaga is no doctor, but the Green Bay Packers right tackle knew immediately that the left knee injury he sustained in the season opener against the Seattle Seahawks wasn't the same as the torn ACL in the same knee 13 months earl…
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  • Vaughn, Waddle out for Lions vs. Packers

    Vaughn, Waddle out for Lions vs. Packers

    ESPN.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    The Detroit Lions will be without their third starting slot cornerback in as many weeks. Cassius Vaughn, who was slated to take over for Nevin Lawson after he took over for Bill Bentley, is out Sunday against Green Bay with an ankle injury after missing…
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  • Packers' corners prep for Mega challenge

    Packers' corners prep for Mega challenge

    ESPN.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- You could see it in Al Harris' eyes that day back in January 2008. It was the NFC Championship game against the New York Giants, and the Green Bay Packers' Pro Bowl cornerback was amped up for the challenge of covering receiver Plaxic…
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  • Dee Milliner has quad tightness in addition to ankle sprain

    Dee Milliner has quad tightness in addition to ankle sprain

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    The Jets got cornerback Dee Milliner back in the lineup against the Packers last week after Milliner missed a good chunk of time with a high ankle sprain, but Milliner didn’t finish the game after he felt the ankle tighten up in the second half. That’s …
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  • Kershaw eyes historic 20th win as LA seeks berth

    Kershaw eyes historic 20th win as LA seeks berth

    MLB.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Clayton Kershaw can become the second pitcher since World War II to win 20 games in fewer than 30 starts when he faces Edwin Jackson and the Cubs on Friday afternoon. The Dodgers can secure a playoff spot with a win and a Brewers loss.
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  • The Grand Slam: Unlikely hero saves St. Louis, sinks Milwaukee

    The Grand Slam: Unlikely hero saves St. Louis, sinks Milwaukee

    yahoo.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Whatever slim chance the Milwaukee Brewers still had of making the playoffs diminished even further Thursday night thanks to some unlikely heroics from one of the most anonymous members of the St. Louis Cardinals. Tony Cruz, a backup catcher only playin…
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  • Walk-off in 13th keeps Cards 2 1/2 games up

    Walk-off in 13th keeps Cards 2 1/2 games up

    MLB.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Tony Cruz hit a walk-off single in the 13th inning as the Cards defeated the Brewers, 3-2, on Thursday night at Busch Stadium. St. Louis maintained its 2 1/2-game lead in the NL Central with the victory.
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  • Cardinals walk off in 13th against Brewers

    Cardinals walk off in 13th against Brewers

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Tony Cruz singled in the winning run in the 13th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals moved closer to their second straight NL Central title with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.
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  • Lucroy ties season mark for doubles as a catcher

    Lucroy ties season mark for doubles as a catcher

    MLB.com Sep 18 (yesterday)
    Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy's fourth-inning double on Thursday gave the Brewers their first hit while also tying a Major League record.
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  • Injury report: Hyde, Hayward upgraded

    Injury report: Hyde, Hayward upgraded

    ESPN.com Sep 18 (yesterday)
    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Micah Hyde, who has started at safety in each of the Green Bay Packers' first two games this season, was upgraded from a limited participant in Wednesday's practice to a full participant on Thursday. Meanwhile, another member of the se…
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  • PFT Live: Jordy Nelson, Mohamed Sanu, Week Three picks

    PFT Live: Jordy Nelson, Mohamed Sanu, Week Three picks

    profootballtalk.com Sep 18 (2 days ago)
    We’ve got a big PFT Live today featuring two NFL wide receivers and one man who out-picked Florio last week. First up is Packers receiver Jordy Nelson, who’s currently leading the league in both catches and receiving yards after his huge game against th…
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  • Packers' Sitton pleads the 5th on Lions' talk

    Packers' Sitton pleads the 5th on Lions' talk

    ESPN.com Sep 18 (2 days ago)
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Josh Sitton's feelings about the Detroit Lions probably have not changed in the past 10 months, but this time he's keeping them to himself. Last November, the Green Bay Packers left guard ripped the Lions defense and then-coach Jim Sc…
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  • Waino blanks Crew as Cards keep Central pace

    Waino blanks Crew as Cards keep Central pace

    MLB.com Sep 18 (3 days ago)
    Adam Wainwright broke up a no-hit bid with a two-out single in the sixth and he logged his third shutout of the season as the Cardinals maintained a 2 1/2-game division lead with a 2-0 win over the Brewers on Wednesday night.
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  • Video - Pirates Rally Past Brewers 01:06

    Pirates Rally Past Brewers

    Sep 19
    Yovani Gallardo struck out 11 over seven scoreless innings, but Russell Martin's three-run homer in the eighth lifted the Pirates to a 4-2 win over the Brewers.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions 02:21

    'Playbook': Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

    Sep 19
    NFL Media's Sterling Sharpe thinks the improving chemistry between Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Jordy Nelson is a major key to the team's success.
  • Video - Pirates Rally Past Brewers 02:07

    Pirates Rally Past Brewers

    Sep 19
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Yovani Gallardo struck out 11 over seven scoreless innings, but Russell Martin's three-run homer in the eighth lifted the Pirates to a 4-2 win over the Brewers.
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    ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings

    Sep 18
    ESPN The Magazine's Peter Keating breaks down the 2014 Ultimate Team Standings.

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