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Painting the Black: Baseball's Week in Review

This early in the baseball season, there are usually a handful of storylines that fans tend to follow closely. During the past seven days, baseball provided as much drama and fodder for the media as any daytime soap opera ever could. Let's take a look at some of the biggest stories of the past week in Major League Baseball: One of the greatest streaks in sports history was finally laid
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Cleveland Indians : CF Michael Bourn Suffers Hand Laceration, Out Indefinitely

Just when things were finally beginning to right themselves in Cleveland, the Indians could be without lead off man Michael Bourn. Bourn, 30, who would sign a free agent deal with the Indians in the off-season for four years, $48 million after playing for the Atlanta Braves, suffered an apparent laceration to his right index finger during Cleveland’s 3-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox. According to the Cleveland Plain
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2013 NFL Free Agency : Steelers Match Patriots Offer Sheet For WR Emmanuel Sanders

After watching Mike Wallace take his talents to South Beach, the Pittsburgh Steelers were determined to not let restricted free agent wide out Emmanuel Sanders leave. According to Pro Football Talk, the Steelers decided to match the New England Patriots one-year $2.5 million offer sheet for Sanders, thus keeping the former Southern Methodist standout in the Steel City—and franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger happy—rather than accept a third round pick—and see
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Reyes' Injury Highlights Bad Baseball Played So Far in Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays' General Manager Alex Anthopoulos didn't envision his team's season being on the verge of collapse by the end of the second week of the season. With Friday night's injury to all-star shortstop Jose Reyes, along with putrid starting pitching, and very little hitting, that is exactly what he's facing. After reaching base on a single against the Kansas City Royals, it was time to do what he
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A's Place Cespedes On 15-Day DL

Last night Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left the game in the 11th inning due to an injury suffered on a stolen base attempt in the eighth. It has been revealed that he suffered a strained muscle in his left hand and today got placed on the 15-day disabled list. The good news was the MRI showed no structural damage and the x-rays were negative. In 11 games this season he's hit .200 with a double, three
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Josh Donaldson Provides The Heroics As The A's Beat The Tigers

It was a match-up between the two best offenses in the American League, the Oakland Athletics and the Detroit Tigers. Starting pitchers Max Scherzer and Bartolo Colon turned into a pitcher's duel. Colon made one mistake and that was in the third inning when he gave up a three-run home run to Prince Fielder. He ended up giving up eight hits, three runs all earned and struck out five while not giving up a walk. As for Scherzer he went six innings striking
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Los Angeles Lakers: Mike D'Antoni Should Be To Blame For Kobe Bryant Achilles Injury

The Los Angeles Lakers began the night in the thick of the playoff chase for the eighth and final seed in the Western Conference. With the Lakers leading the Utah Jazz by a half games for the eighth spot, all eyes were focused on earning a crucial victory tonight against an always tough Golden State Warriors squad. By the end of the night, with victory sealed, the Lakers' mindset shifted
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Raiders Sign RB Rashard Jennings and S Reggie Smith

Thursday morning the Oakland Raiders confirmed the signing of running back Rashad Jennings and safety Reggie Smith. Smith played in 45 games with the San Francisco​ 49ers from 2008-2011 and signed last season with the Carolina Panthers, yet failed to make the roster. He got released just prior to the start of the season. His opportunity with the Raiders is at free safety as Tyvon Branch is a lock for the strong safety position. The recently signed Usama Young will likely start the season and if he struggles Smith will
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Pittsburgh Steelers: No Time To Press The Panic Button On The New Look of the Black and Gold

For some Pittsburgh fans, it has been difficult to follow the National Football League off-season as the Pittsburgh Penguins are making their quest for another Stanley Cup run. Even though there's been many fans who have given up on baseball, the Pirates are looking to snap of 20 straight seasons with a losing record. The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the midst of what a myriad of fans are wrongfully describing as “the beginning of a rebuilding season.” So
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Ravens Sign Rolando McClain To One-Year Deal

The Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday agreed to terms with former Oakland Raiders linebacker Ronaldo McClain. Just last week he got released and now has a new home. Rolando McClain agreed in principle with Ravens, to be precise. He'll make the deal final on Friday with a physical in Baltimore — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 10, 2013 In 2010 he got taken no.8 overall in the NFL draft and was a major contributor especially against the run for the Alabama Crimson Tide.