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  1. Venus Williams, Michael Phelps, Marshawn Lynch lead Body Issue li...

    The sixth annual edition of ESPN The Magazine's The Body Issue will feature 22 athletes posing nude, including five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams, 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  2. Leonys Martin a big fan of Jose Contreras

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- There might be no bigger fan of Jose Contreras in the Rangers' clubhouse than Leonys Martin. There's a 16-year gap between Martin and the 42-year-old Contreras, and Martin almost seemed in awe to be on the same team -- a handfu...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  3. Hot Stove Talk: Suk-Min Yoon

    Richard Durrett

    Note: This is part of a series looking at some external and internal possibilities for the pitching staff following the news that Derek Holland is expected to miss half the season. Today's pitcher: Suk-Min Yoon The Rangers have some interest in...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  4. Down with MLB interleague games in September

    Jim Caple

    Interleague series in May? Sure. In June and July? Fine. But not now. Not in the heat of September pennant races.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  5. Los Angeles Dodgers bid $25.7 million for Korea's Ryu Hyun-jin

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have bid nearly $26 million for a chance to sign pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2012
  6. About Last Night: U.S. Done in by Horseplay

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. A disastrous showing by American gymnasts Danell Leyva and John Orozco on the pommel horse relegated their country to fifth place in the team finals, and t...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  7. Peavy: Yu tough to beat for All-Star berth

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Jake Peavy said Thursday he had enjoyed the Chicago White Sox's campaign to get him voted into the All-Star Game, but he wasn't holding much hope of beating out Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish. Voting for the 2012 All-Star Game MLB.com...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  8. A shift in the players' view of PEDs

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Imagine the player who won his appeal of a positive drug test last week was named John Doe, or Ray Kinsella, or Crash Davis. Because there's something that we've learned about this generation of players that really doesn&#039...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  9. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  10. Rangers, Yu Darvish reach agreement

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Yu Darvish will be pitching in 2012 in a Rangers uniform. The Rangers reached an agreement on a 6-year deal worth approximately $60 million with the 25-year-old Japanese pitching star before the 4 p.m. Dallas time deadline on W...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  11. Seattle Mariners sign Hisashi Iwakuma to one-year deal

    Jerry Crasnick

    Free agent pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has reached agreement on a one-year, guaranteed $1.5 million contract with the Seattle Mariners, his agent, Paul Cobbe, told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  12. Rangers post high bid for Yu Darvish

    Richard Durrett

    After all the waiting and twitter speculation, the Texas Rangers posted the highest bid for Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish, MLB announced on Monday night after Darvish's team in Japan accepted the bid. If the Rangers can come to an agreement with Dar...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  13. Free agent talk: Yu Darvish

    Richard Durrett

    We continue our look at the Texas Rangers free agent and trade possibilities this offseason. Today's free agent: Yu Darvish MLB teams have until Wednesday at 4 p.m. Central time to put a bid in to negotiate with Darvish. He's started the postin...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  14. World Series Game 7 was most-watched ballgame since 2004

    Game 7 of the World Series between St. Louis and Texas averaged 25.4 million viewers to make it the most-watched ballgame since 2004.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2011
  15. World Series Game 6: If You Don't See It ...

    Louisa Thomas

    One of the greatest World Series games ever played was one of the worst I'd ever seen. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and the St. Louis Cardinals down two runs, I turned the television off, more or less in disgust. I didn't want to watch t...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  16. About Last Night: Legend of the Fister

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Doug Fister gave up just two runs in seven and one-third innings as the Detroit Tigers pulled to within a game of Texas with a 5-2 win. "This is the secon...

    Blog | October 12, 2011