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Minnesota Twins fire Ron Gardenhire

Sep 29 2014 12:43pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Managing institution Ron Gardenhire will be looking for a new job for the first time since 2002. After 13 seasons with the Minnesota Twins, Ron Gardenhire was fired on Monday. The Twins skipper led the team to six division titles during his reign, but this was the fourth straight season they finished with 92 losses or more. The ghost of Casey Stengel wouldn't have gotten away with that. Instant reaction: The move feels just a to ...
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Chris Davis suspended for amphetamines as strange O's season gets stranger

Sep 12 2014 12:09pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Davis had suffered a dramatic regression from last season's MVP-level campaign, but the Orioles needed him. Too bad he chose this moment for an epic lapse in judgment. On Friday morning, Baltimore Orioles first and third baseman/certified genius Chris Davis tested positive for amphetamines and was suspended for the next 25 games. Davis immediately fessed up, saying in a statement: I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Orioles organization and ...
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The Radar Gun Revolution

Sep 10 2014 7:04am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The veteran baseball man couldn't stop talking about what he had seen on his radar gun the night before. But then he couldn't stop complaining that radar gun readings are overrated. We love the radar gun. We hate the radar gun. First the rave: "You should have seen [him]. 101, 101, 100, 100, and then he threw a changeup at 91—a 91 mph changeup!" Then the rant: "If you've been in baseball long enough, you know a good fastball. The radar gun never tel ...
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Joseph 4th in drama-filled men's 800m final
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Sajeesh Joseph finished fourth after three athletes were disqualified in a drama-filled men's 800 metres final at the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday. | by IANS
 
Tintu runs out of steam, settles for silver
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) It was once again a case of so near and yet so far for India's Tintu Luka who, despite leading in most of the women's 800 metres final race, was overtaken by Kazakhstan's Margarita Mukasheva in the last stages and had to settle for the Asian Games silver here Wednesday. | by IANS
 
Asiad taekwondo: Indians knocked out
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Nakul Malhotra (+87 kg) and Anand Pandia Rajan (-80 kg) were knocked out of men's quarter-final and Round of 16 matches, respectively, in men's taekwondo competition at the Asian Games here Wednesday. | by IANS
 
 

Baseball’s Place in Modern American Culture

Sep 4 2014 6:04am CDT | Source: Splice Today

One small contribution to the world of knowledge, or the possibility of the existence of knowledge, is the statistic. We’re interested in one category of the statistic in particular: baseball statistics. Baseball, more than any other sport, has drawn mathematical minds into its orbit for generations. Over the first half of the 20th century, baseball card backs included a brief biography as well as a player’s height, weight, and place of b ...
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Thankfully, Mets avoid making history, but offense still struggling

Aug 20 2014 10:25am CDT | Source: mets blog

The Mets managed seven hits Tuesday night, after having been held to four or fewer hits in their each of  their previous five games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no club since 1900 has done this in six straight games. Nevertheless, the Mets were 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and lost to the A’s. Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer This team is capable of scoring, we know this. But, for some reason, the ...
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Asiad taekwondo: Indians knocked out
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Nakul Malhotra (+87 kg) and Anand Pandia Rajan (-80 kg) were knocked out of men's quarter-final and Round of 16 matches, respectively, in men's taekwondo competition at the Asian Games...
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Skinny jeans, a staple trend
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Fashion trends come and go every season, but there have been particular standout styles over the past few years and one of them is skinny jeans. New research conducted by members at clothing label...
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India clinch women's hockey bronze at Asiad
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team put on a spectacular performance to defeat Japan 2-1 and claim the bronze medal at the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday. In a hard-fought playoff, India took an...
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Tintu runs out of steam, settles for silver
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) It was once again a case of so near and yet so far for India's Tintu Luka who, despite leading in most of the women's 800 metres final race, was overtaken by Kazakhstan's Margarita Mukasheva in...
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New material promises 'perfect' solar absorption
New York, Oct 1 (IANS) Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a material that comes very close to being "ideal" for solar absorption. The material is a 2D metallic dielectric...
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Monk posing with iPhone 6 may face disciplinary measures
Bangkok, Oct 1 (IANS) A monk in Vietnam could face disciplinary measures after photos of him posing with an iPhone 6 were posted on Facebook, a Buddhist leader said Wednesday. Thich Thanh Cuong, head of a Buddhist...
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Affleck's kids not interested in 'Batman'
Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck, who has three children with wife and actor Jennifer Garner, says his kids don't care much about his role as Batman because they prefer Disney's "Frozen" movie. The actor is...
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Tintu Luka wins women's 800m silver
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Tintu Luka brought home a silver medal from the women's 800 metres final at the Asian Games here Wednesday. Tintu led most of the race but was overtaken by Kazakhstan's Margarita...
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Neil Patrick Harris dares George Clooney
Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Taking a dig at actor George Clooney's Italian wedding, actor Neil Patrick Harris has dared the Hollywood heartthrob to share his wedding pictures on a talk show. Harris, who got married to...
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Acupuncture may not improve chronic knee pain
Sydney, Oct 1 (IANS) Among patients older than 50 years with moderate to severe chronic knee pain, acupuncture does not improve discomfort any more than "sham" acupuncture, says a new study. Sham acupuncture is any...
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