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  1. About Last Weekend: A True Yankee Win

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy going another year without winning a major, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Despite Mariano Rivera's third consecutive blown save, the Yankees, powered by Alex Rodriguez's first home run of the season and Bre...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  2. Pitcher Tomohiro Anraku is the future of Japanese baseball - ESPN...

    Chris Jones

    In ESPN The Magazine's Body issue, Chris Jones writes about 16-year-old pitcher, Tomohiro Anraku, and his future in Japanese baseball.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2013
  3. About Last Night: That's a Clown Return, Bro

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy picking the wrong Leonardo DiCaprio movie to model your life after and can't get that damn iron mask off your face, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Bryce Harper marked his return from an extended layoff with a h...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  4. espnW -- Tiger Woods-Lindsey Vonn romance begs for jokes, a rabid...

    D'Arcy Maine

    The Tiger Woods-Lindsey Vonn romance is already providing a lot of comedy, and we're more than happy to recap the absurdity for you in this week's The Buzz That Was.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  5. Ivan Rodriguez stays a student of the game even in retirement

    Hiram Martinez

    After 21 years, Ivan Rodriguez is out of uniform. But don't think for a minute that retirement is keeping him from continuing to study the game.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2012
  6. About Last Night: Heatles Tour on Verge of Cancellation

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Kevin Garnett scored 26 points and Paul Pierce hit a dagger 3 with 52 seconds remaining as the Celtics beat the Heat 94-90 to take a 3-2 lead in the Ea...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  7. A breaking point for Josh Beckett

    Buster Olney

    What Red Sox fans wanted to see after the last day of last season, after the September collapse, were broken-hearted Red Sox players. They wanted to see Josh Beckett laid out in despair, like Ralph Branca was after allowing Bobby Thomson's legen...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  8. Josh Beckett can't be traded easily, but he may not change, eithe...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Beckett hasn't just driven a wedge between himself and Red Sox Nation; he's driven a wedge between himself and any sense of a trade market. Boston is in a tough position -- the city and the team management.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  9. For Phillies, Utley is no guarantee

    Buster Olney

    The Philadelphia Phillies have been terrible so far, winning just 14 of 32 games despite facing what appeared to be the National League's easiest schedule in the first quarter of the season. The expectation, however, is that help is on the way ...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  10. The Philadelphia Phillies are struggling, and Chase Utley's healt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Philadelphia Phillies are struggling, and the return of Chase Utley won't necessarily be the boost that they desperately need. Given the status of Utley's knees, what he can actually contribute remains unclear.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2012
  11. Meet the Unimpressed

    Buster Olney

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Roy Halladay was the first of the Phillies' starting pitchers to step into the open room where some 75 or so reporters waited Monday, and he looked taken aback by what he saw. So did those who followed him -- Joe Blanton and ...

    Blog | February 15, 2011
  12. MLB: Philly's group of aces was introduced, but talk won't be par...

    Buster Olney

    Philly unveiled a Fab Four this week, and the collective quiet signaled what this group will really be all about -- work, not talk. The bottom line is that when it comes to Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels, only the results will speak.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  13. Trevor Hoffman's dive into history

    Buster Olney

    A few years ago, I worked on a long piece on Trevor Hoffman for ESPN The Magazine, and we sat in the visitors' dugout at Shea Stadium and talked about his father's influence, the games he played as a child with his older brothers, about his...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  14. Trevor Hoffman finally has his 600th save; you'll never guess how...

    Buster Olney

    Trevor Hoffman tried his hand at being a position player, but his bat never showed up. At least he had a mid-90s fastball to fall back on -- until he didn't even have that anymore. Here, he tells the story of the pitch that made him great.

    Blog | Conversation | September 08, 2010
  15. In Case You Missed It: The Day In Sports

    Manny Ramirez stands on deck, ready to pinch-hit in the ninth inning. Manny went back to the dugout after A.J. Pierzynski broke a tie with the Indians, with a three-run home run. Sox won 4-3. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) Alabama's Mark Ingram Out For...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  16. In Case You Missed It: The Day In Sports

    Scott Boehm/Getty Images Jets CB Revis Holding out from Camp The holdout period has officially begun for Jets All-Pro CB Darrelle Revis. Unhappy with his current contract, Revis skipped the mandatory team meeting Sunday and did not participate in...

    Blog | August 02, 2010