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MLB: Washington Nationals' Adam LaRoche Says 'We've Played Like Crap'

Source: Sport Balla | Jun 2 2013, 9:54pm CDT | by Poch de la Rosa

MLB: Washington Nationals' Adam LaRoche Says 'We've Played Like Crap'
Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche said his team has "played like crap" after a 6-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
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John Smoltz Q&A on Game 7, Pitching Big Playoff Games, and Madison Bumgarner

Oct 29 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: The Big Lead

John Smoltz is one of the best pitchers in postseason baseball history. In 209 playoff innings the righty posted an ERA of 2.67, throwing in numerous high-leverage, famous games — none bigger than Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. That night at the Metrodome, the then 24-year-old right tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings for the Braves. Not a bad night at the office, except Twin starter Jack Morris twirled a 10-inning shuout in a game that finished 1-0. Tonight Smoltz w ...
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Longest current World Series championship drought

Oct 28 2014 12:35pm CDT | Source: mets blog

Seasons Team Last championship won Last World Series appearance 105 Chicago Cubs 1908 1945 65 Cleveland Indians 1948 1997 53 Texas Rangers never 2011 52 Houston Astros never 2005 45 Milwaukee Brewers never 1982 45 San Diego Padres never 1998 45 Washington Nationals never never 37 Seattle Mariners never never 34 Pittsburgh Pirates 1979 1979 30 Baltimore Orioles 1983 1983 29 Detroit Tigers 1984 2012 28 Kansas City Royals 1985 2014 27 New York Mets ...
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Traffic jam at top of La Liga
Madrid, Oct 30 (IANS) After the frantic activity of last weekend's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, the La Liga settles down for slightly more mundane activity this weekend, although the round of matches is made all the more interesting by the traffic jam at the top of the table. | by IANS
 
Trinidad cricket board hits out at striking WI players
Port-of-Spain, Oct 30 (IANS) Former Trinidad and Tobago sports minister Manohar Ramsaran has successfully piloted a Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board motion condemning the West Indies cricketers for abandoning the India tour two weeks ago. | by IANS
 
UEFA rejects Sporting's request for replay of Schalke match
Lisbon, Oct 30 (IANS) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has rejected Sporting Clube de Portugal's request for a replay of their Champions League match with Germany's Schalke 04 due to alleged refereeing errors. | by IANS
 
 

Red Sox To Pursue Trade For Bryce Harper

Oct 23 2014 10:48pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

According to a major league source, the Boston Red Sox are expected to pursue a trade this off-season for Washington Nationals 22-year-old Outfielder Bryce Harper. Boston Manager John Farrell has said time and time again that he and General Manager Ben Cherington will be in “hot pursuit” of left-handed bats to add to the core of their lineup, and none may be more fitting than that of the twenty-tw ...
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John Hart Named Braves President of Baseball Operations

Oct 23 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Atlanta Braves are set to continue restructuring their front office by naming John Hart as the President of Baseball Operations. The team is still expected to hire a separate general manager after letting Frank Wren go near the end of the season. The team announced the move on Wednesday: Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported the news: David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution‎ confirmed the likely decision to eventually hire a GM to work alongside Hart in his new role: ...
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Nats Journal: Former National Josh Willingham relishes World Series appearance

Oct 21 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

Josh Willingham knows the end of his major league baseball career may be near, 11 years filled with knee injuries, back pain and so, so many losses. Willingham, a large man from Alabama with a thick Southern drawl, persisted because he could draw walks, whack pitches over the left field fence and play through pain. He mostly played well on awful teams, none wors ...
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Slumping Stars Who Have to Turn It Around to Carry Team to World Series

Oct 12 2014 10:55am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The 2014 MLB postseason has officially reached the Championship Series Round, as there are now four teams vying for their respective league pennants and a chance to play in the World Series. The upstart Kansas City Royals have yet to lose this October. They rallied from behind in the Wild Card Game and have continued to find late-game magic all postseason, on their way to a 2-0 lead over the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series. Tha ...
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Ratings Report: Younger viewers more likely to find UFC on new channels last Saturday

Oct 8 2014 7:30pm CDT | Source: MMA Fighting

Given the unique circumstances on Saturday with baseball, whatever the ratings UFC delivered for its Fight Night from Halifax, Nova Scotia, probably wouldn't be a strong indication of much of anything.Most of the show aired on different stations than advertised. But FOX did alert viewers constantly during the long-running San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals baseball game with screen crawls and announcements, directing them on where to turn. The pre ...
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