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The 30: Welcome Back, Baseball

We're only a few days in, but we need to remind everyone not to hit the panic button and not to print playoff tickets. All that plus the rest of our …

The @Twins' retirement gift to Mariano Rivera was a rocking chair made with broken Twins bats: http://t.co/YeYJ72C68i

The Best Bars in America, 2013

It's a tricky time for bars: are they places to escape reality, or are they places to marvel at how a drink gets made? So, as well as adding to our ever-growing list, we assess the state of things: the bars, the bartenders, the drinkers. Drinking itself.<p>It's a tricky time for bars: are they places …

Alexi Ogando injury: Rangers starter on track to return next week

The right-hander is scheduled to make his final rehab start at Double-A Frisco on Friday.<p>Texas Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando is scheduled to make a rehab start at the club's Double-A affiliate on Friday and could return to the rotation as early as next week, reports Randy Jennings of ESPN …

Cowboys' Dez Bryant Promises to Behave for NBA Legend Michael Jordan

When Michael Jordan gives an athlete advice, they're likely to take it to heart, and it appears that's just what Dez Bryant has done.<p>ESPN reports that the NBA legend had a simple message for the Cowboys receiver to get the most out of his career:<p>NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan had some simple …

NASCAR power rankings: Harvick rises; Earnhardt Jr., Busch descend after engine woes

Following his Charlotte win Kevin Harvick vaults up the NASCAR power rankings, while engine failures drop Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch downwards.<p>As the Sprint Cup Series heads into its summer stretch, there seems to be a clear hierarchy as two drivers have firmly established themselves as the …

U.S. reps urge end to 'Redskins'

WASHINGTON -- Ten members of Congress are urging the Washington Redskins to change their name because it is offensive to many Native Americans.<p>The …

Nationals OF Bryce Harper crashes into wall, blames himself for loss

Bryce Harper ran into a wall face-first in mid-May, and the injury has had unintended consequences over a week later.

Former NFL Quarterback Offers Tim Tebow A Job In Arena Football

Jaworski knows a thing or two about playing quarterback in the NFL having played 15 seasons with four different teams and even led the Eagles to the 1980 Super Bowl. And he believes playing in the AFL can help Tebow's career.<p>"One [criticism] of Tebow is that he is slow and methodical," Jaworski …

Marshals: No 'go-ahead' to Tiger

After a weekend war of words between Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia, two course marshals are disputing Woods' retelling of what happened on …

Donovan McNabb to retire as Eagle

Although he had a messy exit from Philadelphia in 2010, Donovan McNabb said Monday he intends to retire as an Eagle in September.<p>"I will retire as an …

Hey, 42: Why All the Hate for the Pittsburgh Pirates?

The Jackie Robinson biopic paints the Pittsburgh franchise as a laughingstock and a home to bigoted players—without much basis in historical fact.<p>Warner Bros.<p>I've seen <i>42</i>, the new movie about Jackie Robinson, a couple of times now, and the film has left me with one burning question: What do the …

Rookie Linebackers with Best Chance to Lead the NFL in Tackles in 2013

It happened last year with Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers.<p>A rookie linebacker led the NFL in tackles.<p>The No. 9 overall pick in the 2012 draft had 164 total tackles last year, which was 16 more than Chad Greenway of the Minnesota Vikings and All-Pro NaVorro Bowman of the San Francisco …

NASCAR All-Star Race 2013: NASCAR drops pit road speed limit

As drivers hit pit road for All-Star Race qualifying they will not have to worry about being penalized for speeding thanks to a NASCAR rule change.<p>Because there are no points on the line, the Sprint All-Star Race has always been a unique event using a variety of formats that differentiate itself …