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  • 1 day ago | Sports

    Two weeks ago the words “expansion” and “Big 12” were mentioned in the same conversation. That conversation being one started by Oklahoma president David Boren. He said the conference should strive for 12 teams, and stated that the conference cont...

  • 5 days ago | Sports

    His name is Chris Correa. He’s the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals. Former that is, as of yesterday, after he the Cardinals made him the scapegoat of the Astros-hacking scandal that exposed the Cardinals as cheaters. The Cardin...

  • 9 days ago | Sports

    The purpose of replay in baseball is a simple one: making sure that the call on the field is correct. Of course, since it’s major league baseball, it’s not easy. The manager must choose to which replay to review, and he must then decide whether to...

  • 12 days ago | Sports

    The NHL announced on Wednesday that, come next month, it will begin accepting bids for new franchises. The NHL didn’t say it was planning to actually accept any of the bids, but it’s not likely that the league would make an announcement if it wasn...

  • 16 days ago | Sports

    Yesterday’s Astros/Mariners game had to be one of the slowest paced games ever played in major league history, taking well over two hours of crappy pitching and fielding to get through five innings. But the Astros wore the orange tops, gray pants,...

  • 19 days ago | Crime

    Employees of the St. Louis Cardinals improperly accessed a database created by the Houston Astros. This happened at least twice, at some point in 2013 and again in March 2014. It’s possible it occurred more than twice. Some of the material that wa...