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Wojo adds former Blue Devil Carrawell to Marquette staff

On Monday, newly named Marquette head men’s basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski added a familiar face to his coaching staff. That would be his former teammate (and player) at Duke, Chris Carrawell. Carrawell was a Blue Devil from 1996-2000, winning ACC Player of the Year in his final season while also being named a first team […]

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Royals Weekly Awards: Week 1

The KC Royals had a rough start to the 2014 season, as they have one of the worst records in the American League (2-3). However, it’s early and only the Detroit Tigers have a winning record in the AL Central (4-1). The Royals continue their homestand with three games versus the TB Rays beginning tonight […]

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WrestleMania XXX inspires Saints WWE pics

WrestleMania 30 was held at the Mercedes Benz Superdome, and apparently nearly-fifty-year-old “The Undertaker” lost after 21 consecutive wins. Thanks to the slow news cycle of the offseason, the Saints website had a few stories about the event, including “New Orleans Saints players as WWE Superstars.” Yep. Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, Thomas Morstead, and Cam […]

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Notre Dame versus UConn for Women’s Final

The NCAA Women’s Basketball Final is set for Tuesday night at 8:30pm ET on ESPN. For the first time in history, the championship game will pit two undefeated teams. Everyone wondered how undefeated Notre Dame would play without senior forward Natalie Achonwa, who tore her ACL in the Elite Eight. The Irish struggled a bit […]

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Royals bullpen blows Shields-Sale duel

It was your typical aces pitcher’s duel on Sunday afternoon, as James Shields matched up against Chris Sale. Sale and the White Sox got the better of the KC Royals with a 5-1 victory. The score is deceiving because it was just 1-0 headed into the ninth. The game was scoreless until the 7th inning […]

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Duke baseball swept at Georgia Tech

The Duke baseball team looked SO good last weekend. That changed quickly, as they were swept at Georgia Tech this weekend. The Blue Devils dropped to 7-8 in the ACC (17-16 overall), while GT improved to 8-7 (19-13 overall). The Blue Devils lost on Saturday, 5-1. Yellow Jackets pitchers Devin Stanton and Dusty Isaacs held […]

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Rays: Pieces of the championship puzzle

Six games into the season, the Tampa Bay Rays sit at four and two. And while 156 games remain in the regular season, I’m going to agree with Marc Topkin’s column in the Tampa Bay Times. I believe the club has all the necessary ingredients to go very deep into the post-season. I’m not going out on […]

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A Very Chicago Cubs Ghost Story

Gather ’round, children, it’s time for Grandma Julie to tell you all a tale. A sad tale of woe, sorrow, and what might have been. It began in the Summer of 2007, though the pain of it is still fresh to this day. Y’see, there was a right strappin’ lad named Felix Pie. Not ‘”pie,” […]

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Bulls Finishing Out The Season Strong

The Chicago Bulls are currently on a 5 game winning streak with 5 more games to go before the start of the post season. Just last night, the Bulls topped the Washington Wizards, 96-78, a team that will also be making a playoff appearance. Joakim Noah and DJ Augustin both led the Bulls to the […]

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Sunday Morning Blitz: No fire code violations here

It’s now April, which means we have about another month until the NFL Draft. Yes folks, it will be taking place during the month of May. One of the big stories of the weekend is the contract extensions for both Super Bowl coaches. John Fox got his contract extension from Denver, while Pete Carroll got […]

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Chen masterful, Perez clutch in Royals win

The KC Royals took the second game of their three game home series against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday afternoon, thus taking the series. The 4-3 victory was not without its ups-and-downs. Ups: BRUCE CHEN! The crafty lefty was just that today, though he was somewhat dominating. He scattered six hits over six innings. […]

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Duke baseball falls flat on the road

A week after the Duke baseball team was the talk of North Carolina because of their sweep over rival UNC, the Blue Devils came crashing back down to earth. First, they lost to Liberty, 4-3 on Tuesday night. They actually led 3-0 in the seventh before Liberty hit three home runs. If that was not […]

On a day when sexism rings throughout baseball, we remember Jackie Mitchell's feat.

Jackie Mitchell, Daniel Murphy, and NY Radio’s Problem with Paternity Leave

As sexism rings throughout baseball today (get to that in a moment), we commemorate a huge feat for women in this sport.  Today is the anniversary of my favorite piece of baseball history, but one that many of the books have erased from record.  On April 3rd, 1931, 17-year-old Jackie Mitchell, a woman, struck out Babe […]

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You many not realize this, but Emilio Bonifacio is magic (so far)

Lost in the two defeats right out of the box in Pittsburgh has been the fact that Emili Bonifacio (am I the only Sicilian who wants to call him “Buonafaccio?) is magic. That’s right. Magic. Though the Cubs are now 0-2, in heartbreaking fashion — c’mon, two extra-innings, walkoff losses to start a season? — they have […]

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Why I love that creepy Pittsburgh Parrot

After the brutal day-off-after-Opening-Day-day, the Chicago Cubs head to Pittsburgh tonight to try to salvage the remainder of the season after a devastating loss to the Pirates on Opening Day. Or something. Honestly, I wasn’t that devastated. I was pleased with Samardzija’s performance, happy to see the younger guys going much deeper into the count […]