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Tom Verducci: Braves' bullpen offers real threat to Phillies' World Series bid

Tom Verducci: Braves' bullpen offers real threat to Phillies' World Series bid


Tom Verducci: Braves' bullpen offers real threat to Phillies' World Series bid

Posted: 19 Aug 2011 08:17 PM PDT

In his Three Strikes, Tom Verducci handicaps the Braves' chances of keeping the Phillies out of the World Series, analyzes the Giants' struggling offense, the Mike Jacobs saga and more.

Tigers extend Central lead to 2½

Posted: 19 Aug 2011 10:35 PM PDT

DETROIT (AP) -- By July, Alex Avila had gone from an unknown to the American League's starting catcher in the All-Star game.

Giants' Umenyiora likely out 3-4 weeks

Posted: 19 Aug 2011 03:46 PM PDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora is having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and likely will miss the season opener on Sept. 11.

Prosecutors say Clemens should face second trial

Posted: 19 Aug 2011 02:49 PM PDT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prosecutors in the Roger Clemens perjury case said Friday they had made an honest mistake in showing jurors inadmissible evidence and that shouldn't save the baseball star from facing a new trial.

97-yard TD play helps Pack tip Cards

Posted: 19 Aug 2011 10:35 PM PDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) With a healthy Jermichael Finley and a no-huddle offense that can keep opponents on their heels, the Green Bay Packers might be even more dangerous this season.

Struggling Cubs fire GM Hendry

Posted: 19 Aug 2011 02:53 PM PDT

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have fired general manager Jim Hendry after another disappointing season.

NCAA's boss: 'Death penalty' should be an option

Posted: 19 Aug 2011 10:10 AM PDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- NCAA President Mark Emmert believes the "death penalty" should be an option for college sports' most egregious rule-breakers.

LLWS: Kentucky trims Pa.

Posted: 19 Aug 2011 07:36 PM PDT

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Pitcher Braydon Salzman missed getting hit in the head by a comebacker at the Little League World Series by the thin brim of his yellow cap.

Pryor considers appeal of suspension after draft

Posted: 19 Aug 2011 09:26 PM PDT

Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor could appeal the five-game suspension levied by the NFL if he is selected in next week's supplemental draft, a decision that would add another layer of complexity to an already unprecedented situation.

Leyva beats Horton for first U.S. gymnastics title

Posted: 19 Aug 2011 09:48 PM PDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Danell Leyva has the spotlight all to himself now.

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