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The new Yankees? High-priced Yu Darvish joins Cubs and makes World Series expectations even bigger

The Cubs' latest big-money free-agent addition and perennial World Series expectations have shown they just might be the new Yankees — and that they're capable of having that kind of success.

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Cordell Broadus, son of Snoop Dogg, leaves UCLA football team

Broadus was a four-star recruit in the 2015 recruiting class.

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The Cardinals are not the best team in baseball

The Cardinals have six more wins than expected.

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Stone Cold Steve Austin: I've already had my 'last match' in WWE

Forget the rumors and hype, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin said Monday he does not plan to return to the squared circle for one more blockbuster match.

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#TBT: Sammy Sosa, June 1998 - SweetSpot - ESPN

In June of 1998 Sammy Sosa hit 20 home runs on his way to 66 for the season.

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Report: FBI Investigates St. Louis Cardinals For Hacking The Astros

The FBI reportedly found evidence that St. Louis Cardinals officials broke into the Houston Astros’ internal database of player personnel information, according to the New York Times. Parts of that database, including updates on trade negotiations, were

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Tyler Fernengel Rides BMX Inside Detroit's Silverdome

Watch the final session that will shut down the abandoned stadium outside Detroit.

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Every WrestleMania, ranked from worst to best

WrestleMania sure has seen its share of highs and lows, experience the best (and worst) WWE's super PPV has offered us over the past 30-plus years.

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Bill Simmons And ESPN Are Parting Ways

ESPN president John Skipper confirmed the news in a statement early Friday.

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Wrigley's new bleachers: Most dramatic change since 1937

Construction workers this week are swarming Wrigley Field 's outfield, installing seating and grooming concrete in preparation for the Cubs next home game Monday, when the team will unveil the most dramatic changes to the ballpark's bleachers since they w

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AL HAMNIK: Maddon has young Cubs becoming relevant again

CHICAGO | Joe Maddon will own this city one day.

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MLB Beer Prices from Cheapest to Steepest

For those planning on attending a Major League Baseball game this year, PointAfter put together a list of MLB beer prices from cheapest to most expensive.

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Cubs cleared of tampering charges with Joe Maddon

The Chicago Cubs were cleared Wednesday of charges by the Tampa Bay Rays that they tampered in their pursuit of manager Joe Maddon .

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All 30 Major League Baseball Stadiums, Ranked

Yankees fans are gonna be real mad.

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Jake Olson is blind, plays varsity golf, scores in the 80s and will attempt to play football at USC: The Loop

Jake Olson was not unlike other kids of his generation whose interest in golf was stoked by Tiger Woods. He was an enthusiastic golfer, but not a serious one, until Woods won the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in 2008....

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Fan OK after being struck by foul into net

PITTSBURGH -- A fan injured on a foul ball into the protective net behind home plate during the second inning of Monday night's 5-2 Cubs win over the Pirates was alert and gave a

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What To Expect: Kris Bryant - BaseballAmerica.com

When Kris Bryant arrives at Wrigley Field, what can fantasy owners expect?

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Revisiting the Cubs Trade of the Decade

Theo Epstein has pulled off many deals over his time in Chicago, but let's revisit the Cubs trade of the decade.

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Jackie's day a fitting backdrop for Civil Rights Game

It has been more than 42 years since Jackie Robinson left us. The number is everywhere you look.

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Late-inning magic marks a change for the Chicago Cubs - Chicago Cubs Blog - ESPN

After the past two days, it's hard not to believe anything the Cubs say. A change might be in the air.

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Mount St. Joseph basketball player Lauren Hill, 19, dies from pediatric brain cancer

Mount St. Joseph's freshman basketball player Lauren Hill, 19, who touched millions and raised millions during her battle with pediatric brain cancer, died Friday morning.

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    Residents complain Wrigley Field is louder than previous years

    Residents who live around Wrigley Field are complaining that game-related noise was louder than usual during Sunday's season opener, making public address announcements and organ music clearly audible more than a mile away from the ballpark.

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    Wrigley Field video board ready for its close-up

    The jumbo-sized video board makes its Wrigley Field debut Sunday night, ushering in a new chapter in the ballpark’s 101-year-old history.

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    The Launch of a Historic Cubs Era

    MESA, Arizona — These are the New Cubs : A funky, brilliant manager concerned between spring drills with the

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    Cubs’ Jason Hammel: Wrigley Field ‘looks like Baghdad’

    Chicago Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel said Wrigley Field “looks like Baghdad” as its undergoes renovations.

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    M's prospect dies 6 weeks after boat accident

    Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez has died in Venezuela from injuries sustained in a boating accident in his home country in February, the team announced.

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    USC AD: Papers affirm penalty unfair - ESPN

    LOS ANGELES -- Documents filed by the NCAA that revealed private communications among committee members...

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    Back to This Future

    The Cubs have a new front-line starter and top-tier manager, a slew of elite prospects, and money to spend. The front office has a plan, and the division is in decline. So stop talking about buildi...

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    USC baseball makes statement with wins over three top-10 teams

    With No. 1 Vanderbilt , No. 4 UCLA and No. 6 Texas Christian in the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic field, the unranked USC Trojans were more of an afterthought entering the weekend.

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    Moron USA Today Columnist Thinks The Cardinals Poop Vanilla Sprinkles

    You know, we usually wait until October here to dump on the Cardinals and have the entire city of St. Louis send us polite death threats. But Bob Nightengale … oh, Bob Nightengale … you forced my hand early, you abominable fucking hack. I guarantee, r

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    Trojan Bats Explode in 10-1 Series-Sweeping Victory Over Fordham

    The USC baseball team continued their winning ways on Sunday afternoon at Dedeaux Field, defeating Fordham 10-1 to complete the sweep and stay undefeated on the season at 12-0.

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    What if Steve Bartman Didn’t Reach for the Ball?

    Could the Chicago Cubs have won the 2003 NLCS if it weren’t for Steve Bartman?

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    Chicago Cubs Anthony Rizzo Featured In This Awesome New Video

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    Jackie Robinson West stripped of U.S. title

    Little League International has stripped Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League squad of its U.S. title after it was found the team knowingly used players who were ineligible because they lived outside of approved geographic boundaries, accord

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    'Back to the Future' writer: 'If this inspires the Cubs ... God bless them'

    CHICAGO -- Twenty-six years after its theatrical release,

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    ESPN: Cubs top farm system in Major League Baseball

    ESPN prospect Insider Keith Law heralds the Cubs as the No. 1 farm system in baseball, thanks to the surplus of impact hitting prospects.

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    Rick Sutcliffe: Fans swayed Jon Lester to Cubs

    Rick Sutcliffe pitched eight seasons for the Chicago Cubs and will return to Mesa, Ariz., in February as a spring training instructor.

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    Forget the Goat: A Letter to Cubs Fans

    It’s time to discuss this Billy Goat Curse like adults. Let’s no longer let it lurk in the corner of our brains.

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    Inside the Cubs' Heist of Joe Maddon

    SAN DIEGO — From his 20th -floor room here in the Grand Hyatt hotel, from his first winter meetings as the manager of the Chicago Cubs , Joe Maddon's view is breathtakingly spectacular...

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    NCAA Lifts Penn St.'s Postseason Ban

    The NCAA has rescinded Penn State's bowl ban and removed the scholarships penalty that it imposed in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal in 2012...

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    The AP Top 25 Poll

    The AP delivers in-depth college football game coverage, highlights and the AP Top 25 Poll.

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    Ichiro Talks Shit In Spanish, And Latin Players Love Him For It

    Ichiro stories are the best stories, and the Wall Street Journal recently published another great one that will make you dread the day Ichiro eventually retires. It turns out, Ichiro has spent his career becoming a favorite of Latin players around the lea

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    Billy Beane sees technology sparking a revolution in sports, both on the field and in the front office.

    The A's general manager says new systems like MLB's Statcast and the metrics it produces will not only give fans a new level of feedback, they will also change how games are played and who plays them.

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    Vin Scully provides play-by-play of 5.1 earthquake as play continues at Dodger Stadium

    The ground began shaking at Dodger Stadium on Friday night after a registered magnitude-5.1 earthquake rattled the Los Angeles area. The scene played out dramatically on live TV with legendary broadcaster Vin Scully calmly … Continue reading →

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    Carroll blasts NCAA conduct in USC sanctions

    Pete Carroll criticized the NCAA on Wednesday for how it punished USC in the wake of his time as coach of the Trojans.

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    VIDEO: Stadium Series gets stirring intro from Vin Scully, Bob Miller

    The Stadium Series in Los Angeles got the intro it deserved from legendary broadcasters Vin Scully of the Dodgers and Bob Miller from the Kings.

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    Cubs end drought: Wrigley mascot returns

    The Chicago Cubs announced the first official mascot in their modern history -- Clark, a young, friendly Cub who wears a baseball cap backward and will greet fans as they enter Wrigley Field.

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    Alabama makes Kiffin offensive coordinator

    Alabama has hired Lane Kiffin as the Tide's new offensive coordinator, a source told ESPN.com.

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    Maddux’ Hall of Fame approach

    A better than average athlete but no more, Greg Maddux worked and thought his way to Cooperstown.

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      Greg Maddux Is A Hall Of Famer

      Congratulations to the former Cub (and Brave), who is among the newest members of baseball's Hall of Fame.