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Dec 25

The Sports Bank.net: Caitlyn Jenner-ESPY Publicity Stunt Tops 15 Most Popular of ’15

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The great Bob Costas nailed it. He referred to the Caitlyn Jenner ESPYs Courage Award as “a crass exploitation play.” That’s exactly what it was. Regardless of your feelings on Caitlyn Jenner, there was nothing commendable or courageous about how her ESPY came about. That was an agent-driven, publicist negotiated quid pro quo, and nothing …

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Dec 16

Jeff Pearlman: Terrorists to media: Thanks for the PR!

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Were I a dickhead who wanted to have people share my misery, I’d turn to the news for a how-to instructional guide. Not exaggerating. That’s what I’d do. I’d go to Fox News or CNN or the New York Times and read all about how an entire metropolitan school district was shut down because someone …

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Dec 09

VenomStrikes.com: Arizona Diamondbacks Going Hard After Shelby Miller

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are pushing extremely hard to acquire pitcher Shelby Miller. The Arizona Diamondbacks are determined to leave the Winter Meetings with another quality starting pitcher. The mystery is what exactly are the D-backs willing to do to acquire said pitcher. With a truckload of cash earmarked for Zack Greinke, it appears any thoughts …

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Nov 23

VenomStrikes.com: Arizona Diamondbacks Daily Dose: Spring Training Schedule

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will play 36 games in Spring Training as they prepare for the 2016 season. It is never too early to talk Spring Training. Just think, 90 days from now pitchers and catchers will be reporting to camp as the journey for the World Series begins. The Arizona Diamondbacks have released their Spring …

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Nov 10

VenomStrikes.com: Arizona Diamondbacks: 3 Middle Relief Options

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I don’t know how many times it has been stated already but it bears repeating. The Arizona Diamondbacks will be looking for starting pitching this offseason. They have already been linked to Mike Leake and Dave Stewart has already been on record saying he “loves” Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda. The D-backs are looking to add …

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Oct 31

VenomStrikes.com: Arizona Diamondbacks Free Agent Profile: John Lackey

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With the season in the rear view mirror, the 2015 offseason is in full swing for the Arizona Diamondbacks and that means it’s almost time for the crazy period known as free agency. Five days after either the Kansas City Royals or New York Mets win a World Series championship, the free agency period in …

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Oct 12

Member Spotlight of the Month — Ray

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*I just wanted to say that Ray has been a great friend of mine for about 2 years now. She has been a fun, interesting person to have around and I thank Deb x 999,999,999,999,999 for introducing us! She stays positive (Kattobingu!) in spite of the health problems that plague her and is an inspiration …

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Oct 09

Jeff Pearlman: The crazy Tea Party nuts do it again

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Crazy people don’t know they’re crazy. See, that’s what makes them crazy. It’s an all-consuming lack of awareness; a belief that everything you do is righteous, and everyone someone else does is off. If you’re never wrong, you’re crazy. If everyone who disagrees with you is the enemy, you’re crazy. If your plant speaks to …

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Oct 06

Rumors & Rants: It’s about time the Yankees recognized their drinking problem

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Dating back to the days of The Babe, the biggest tradition in New York Yankees history is winning. And going back just as far, the second-biggest tradition in the Bronx is alcoholism. CC Sabathia is the latest Yankee to be swallowed up by the addiction, but thankfully he has come to that realization before it …

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Sep 29

A’s hire Justine Siegal, making her the first female coach for an MLB team

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The Oakland Athletics, long one of baseball’s most progressive organizations, have hired MLB’s first female coach. She’s Justine Siegal, a 40-year-old who has coached collegiate and independent baseball, and will now be a part of the coaching staff for Oakland’s Instructional League club in October. Siegal has a history of barrier-breaking in baseball. She was …

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