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Rays perform choke for the ages

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With two outs in the seventh inning, the Tampa Bay Rays led the Boston Red Sox, 7-0. Up 3-1 in their American League Championship Series, the Rays looked like they were going to coast into the...

Red Sox in huge trouble

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The Tampa Bay Rays are making a mockery of the American League Championship Series, taking a 3-1 lead after blowing out the Boston Red Sox in Game 4, 13-4. In winning three straight games, the Rays...

For Cubs, 101 years and choking

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There is no North American pro sports franchise that has gagged more than the Chicago Cubs, who will now have gone 101 years without winning a World Series. The Cubs lost to the Los Angeles...

MLB playoffs: four teams in deep trouble

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Two games in, four baseball teams are already on the verge of having their playoff runs ended.  But while each of the four Division Series stands at 2-0, they haven't been without some surprises. W...

Baseball: Let the playoffs (almost) begin

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Baseball's regular season is over ... almost. Seven playoff spots are set, with only the American League Central race between Chicago and Minnesota unresolved. Minnesota leads Chicago by one-half...

Phillies drive me to drink again

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Once upon a time, I played in the local gay softball league (over 20 years ago), but dropped out after two years for reasons I won't go into now. This year, in part because I lost some weight, I...

Baseball's fantastic finishes

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There are three baseball playoff spots still up for grabs, and three excellent games tonight only made things more interesting going into the final weekend of the season. In the AL Central, the...

Joe Torre gets the last laugh

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A year after being dumped as manager of the New York Yankees, manager Joe Torre has the Los Angeles Dodgers on the verge of winning the National League West while his old team will miss the...

Memories of Isabel and a thrilling win

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Recovery from the effects of Hurricane Ike continue, not just in Texas and Louisiana but in other states as the remnants of the storm raced north. The death toll has risen past 50, with two-thirds...

Baseball drama: no-hitter and close races

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With two weeks left in the regular season there's a lot of excitement still to be found in major league baseball. Sunday night, Carlos Zambrano of the Chicago Cubs no-hit the Houston Astros, 5-0....

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