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Will Manny Ramirez’s Halved Suspension Allow Him to Return to the Major Leagues?

And the Manny Ramirez retirement saga continues to drag on…

The former slugger applied for reinstatement to Major League Baseball after the league reduced his suspension for a second failed drug test from 100 games to 50 because of all the time he’s already missed.

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Teen Stabs Friend Over Mickey Mantle Baseball Card

With kids being constantly bombarded by all sorts of digital stimuli in this day and age, it is refreshing that they even know what baseball cards ARE and still trade with friends.

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Ryan Braun Becomes a National League MVP Winner

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America voted Milwaukee Brewers’ outfielder Ryan Braun National League MVP. He edged out Los Angeles Dodger Matt Kemp after lifting the club to the Central Division title, and Braun’s teammate, pending free agent Prince Fielder, finished third.

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Justin Verlander Takes Home American League MVP Honors

Detroit Tigers’ pitcher Justin Verlander, just days removed from winning the American League Cy Young Award, was named the American League MVP.

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Greg Halman From Seattle Mariners Found Dead

Greg Halman, outfielder for the Seattle Mariners, was stabbed to death early Monday morning in the Netherlands. Here's what we know so far from TMZ.

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Houston Astros Packing Their Bags for Move to American League, Two More Wild Card Teams Added

Major League Baseball has approved the sale of the Houston Astros by current owner Drayton McLane to a group led by Houston businessman Jim Crane for $610 million.

But the bigger news is that the team will be moving leagues as part of the deal, from the National League Central Division to the American League West. That change won’t take place until 2013, though.

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Los Angeles Dodgers Ace Clayton Kershaw Wins National League Cy Young Award

Los Angeles Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw sailed to an easy Cy Young Award victory after winning the National League pitching triple crown this past season.

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Greatest Sports Movies Ever Made

It's going to be a long wait for another weekend of football, and the NBA season looks like it's in serious jeopardy. How in the world are sports fans supposed to pass the time? I'm thinking it's time to break out the movie players and enjoy the tube!

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Wilson Ramos Rescued in Police Raid on His Kidnappers in Venezuela

After 51 hours in captivity, Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was rescued on Friday after being kidnapped from his home in Venezuela. Investigators quickly found the car used to abduct Ramos, and the house used to prepare for the kidnapping. From there, they zoned in on a cabin in the mountains where they suspected Ramos was being held.

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Dodgers Become First Professional Sports Team to Hire Woman as Head Trainer

The Los Angeles Dodgers have hired Sue Falsone as their new head physical therapist and athletic trainer, making Falsone the first woman to serve as the head athletic trainer for a team in any of the four major professional sports leagues.

“This is a very special day not just for Sue, but for the Dodgers and Major League Baseball,” Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. “The Dodgers have always been an organization of firsts and this promotion for Sue continues in that tradition.”

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Chicago Cubs Fire Mike Quade, Ryne Sandberg Won’t Be Next Manager

The news that Mike Quade is out of a job as the manager of the Chicago Cubs was not entirely unexpected after a record of 95-104 since taking over for Lou Piniella in August of 2010. Official word of Quade’s firing came down Wednesday.

While Quade is out, many are surprised that Cubs legend Ryne Sandberg — who was up for the position last year before Quade won it — won’t be considered to replace him.

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Baseball Fan Wins $375,000 on Cardinals’ World Series Title Run

One man celebrated along with the St Louis Cardinals this weekend after their World Series win made him more than $300K richer.

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