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  1. Who are the Norfolk State Spartans?

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    A closer look at today's upset winners over No. 2 seed Missouri: First NCAA tournament appearance. Made transition from Division II to Division I in 1997-98 season. Three winning seasons in 15 years in Division I (Division I school-record 25...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  2. Yankees No. 2 now 2 away from history

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    JeterDerek Jeter took one step closer to history with a first-inning double giving him 2,998 career hits. He went hitless in his next four at-bats so he enters Friday just two hits away from becoming the 28th player in MLB history to reach the 3,000 ...

    Blog | July 08, 2011
  3. Grizzlies halfway towards upset

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    First ever playoff victory (check). First ever home playoff win (check). First ever playoff series victory...not quite yet. However after the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the San Antonio Spurs they moved one step closer to accomplishing that goal as...

    Blog | April 24, 2011
  4. Mavs have nothing to 'Craw' about in win

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    With a 101 to 89 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2, the Dallas Mavericks are now 3-and-16 in playoff games officiated by Dan Crawford since 2001. Taking a closer look at the game footage, Crawford called eight personal fouls against t...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  5. How Heat, Magic, Knicks, Thunder won

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    Our video review team took a closer look at the Miami Heat's 96-80 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Here's what they found to be the statistical keys to the game: • The Heat had success running the pick and roll against the Lakers, scor...

    Blog | December 25, 2010
  6. Dwight's big night & KG the closer

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    HowardDwight Howard finished with a season-high 39 points in a losing effort Thursday vs the Portland Trail Blazers. At the half, Howard had 26 points while his team combined for 20. Howard started early with 18 first-quarter points, tying his car...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  7. The Closer: Forever Young&with RISP

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    Delmon Young of the Minnesota Twins is SCORCHING this season, entering Sunday 3rd in the majors, and 1st in the AL in batting average with RISP. And if that weren't clutch enough, after Sunday's heroics, Young is now 7-13 with RISP in the 9th inning...

    Blog | July 18, 2010
  8. The Closer: National presence

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    WHY THEY WON How Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was Able to beat Cain (and the Giants): - Threw 31 curveballs (most in any start). Had the most swing and misses (7) and most chases (8) with the curveball in any start as well. - Hitters swung at...

    Blog | July 10, 2010
  9. The Closer: Back on track

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    He allowed 17 runs in his previous three starts prior to Thursday, but Ubaldo Jimenez regained some of that early season magic against the Cardinals. In this edition of The Closer, we'll show you how Jimenez was able to win his 15th game heading int...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  10. The Closer: HR heaven

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    On Wednesday, MLB players combined to hit 47 home runs. That is the highest single-day total this season. Five batters had multi-HR games: Matt Holliday, Martin Prado, Buster Posey, Casey Kotchman and Adam Dunn (who hit three). Dunn had been in a 12-...

    Blog | July 08, 2010
  11. The Closer: don't mess with the Johan

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    Johan Santana has often struggled with run support in his Mets career, so Tuesday he took matters into his own hands. Santana capped off a 12-pitch at-bat in the 3rd inning by hitting his first career home run. Santana then went on to throw a shutout...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  12. The Closer: Pitching not perfect Saturday & but close

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    WHY THEY WON... How Red Sox starter Jon Lester improved to 12-0 lifetime against the Orioles: - Lester got 13 groundballs against 5 fly balls. At 72.2 pct, that's his highest percentage since April 23 (also against Baltimore). - The Orioles did not put...

    Blog | July 04, 2010
  13. The Closer: Strasburg takes on Mets

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    Stephen Strasburg makes his sixth career start Saturday against the Mets. He's equipped with a high 90's fastball and a changeup that often differs by 10 MPH or more. The Mets will need to lay off these pitches when they are outside the strike zone...

    Blog | July 03, 2010
  14. The Closer: AL pitchers steal the show

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    Why Yankees starter CC Sabathia beat the Mariners: - Despite allowing a season-high 9 offspeed pitches to be put in play, hitters went just 2-11 (2 K) and are now 6-64 against them over his last 6 starts (8-15 in previous 2 starts). - Narrowing the ...

    Blog | July 02, 2010
  15. The Closer: triple your pleasure

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    Here's a line in a boxscore you don't see every day. Tuesday Denard Span of the Twins went 4-for-4, with 3 3B, BB, 5 RBI as Minnesota beats the Tigers 11-4. Span's three triples tie the modern MLB record last accomplished by Rafael Furcal in 2002. Sp...

    Blog | June 30, 2010
  16. The Closer: Pedroia and pitching

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    Dustin Pedroia had himself quite a night, setting career highs with 3 HR and 15 total bases, and becoming the second Red Sox 2B with 3 HR in one game. Not surprisingly, three of his hits -- 2 HR and a double -- came against fastballs. Pedroia enter...

    Blog | June 25, 2010