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Dickey, Price win Cy Young Award

November 15, 2012
Dickey, Price win Cy Young Award

Pitchers R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets and David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays won the Cy Young Award Wednesday, in the National and American Leagues, respectively. Price just beat out Justin Verlander in voting by the Baseball Writers’ Assocation of America, 153 points to 149 points, keeping the Detroit Tigers’ ace from…

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Melvin, Johnson named Baseball Managers of the Year

November 14, 2012

Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics and the Washington Nationals’ Davey Johnson were named baseball’s Managers of the Year Tuesday, Melvin for the American League and Johnson in the National League. Melvin beat out the Baltimore Orioles’ Buck Showalter in a close vote by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. In his first full season…

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Roethlisberger has sprained shoulder

November 14, 2012
Roethlisberger has sprained shoulder

The Pittsburgh Steelers disclosed Tuesday that Ben Roethlisberger suffered a sprained shoulder when he was sacked in the third quarter the night before in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs, an injury that forced him to leave the game. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that Roethlisberger will not play this Sunday.  Byron Leftwich will…

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Angels Trout, Nationals’ Harper win baseball’s Rookie of the Year

November 13, 2012

Outfielders Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals won baseball’s Rookie of the Year awards on Monday. The 21-year-old Trout was a unanimous pick in voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and the youngest-ever American League Rookie of the Year winner, while the 20-year-old Harper became…

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Steelers top Chiefs 16-13 in ‘Monday Night Football’, Roethlisberger hurt

November 13, 2012
Steelers top Chiefs 16-13 in ‘Monday Night Football’, Roethlisberger hurt

The Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off a 16-13 overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs Monday night after letting them tie the game at the end of regulation, but the Monday Night Football win in Pittsburgh was tempered by the loss of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who left the game in the third quarter when a…

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Westminster man dies in Saturday tractor accident

November 10, 2012

A Westminster man is dead following a tractor accident Saturday afternoon.  Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says 68 year-old Furman Wallace “Dink” Blackwell died at the scene near Alice Lane in Westminster.  Police say 911 was notified of the incident just before 4:00 PM on Saturday when a passerby noticed the overturned tractor.  Addis says…

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Clemson loses top recruit

November 8, 2012
Clemson loses top recruit

Robert Nkemdiche, the nation’s top football recruit in the Class of 2013, has decommitted from Clemson.  His high school coach Mickey Conn broke the news to ESPN.com’s RecruitingNation via text message on Thursday.  Reports surfaced Wednesday night that Nkemdiche, a 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive end from Grayson HS in Loganville (Ga.) Grayson, had backed away from…

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NHL, union make progress in secret talks

November 5, 2012
NHL, union make progress in secret talks

The NHL and the players’ union made progress in secret, day-long talks held Saturday, with plans to get back to the bargaining table soon, according to the Associated Press. Saturday’s talks, the first held by the two sides in more than two weeks, came one day after the outdoor Winter Classic game was cancelled.  The…

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NFL Week 9

November 5, 2012
NFL Week 9

Highlights from week nine in the NFL, includes Carolina’s 21-13 win at Washington.  The win breaks a five-game losing streak for the Panthers.  The Atlanta Falcons move to 8-0 and remain the NFL’s only unbeaten team after edging Dallas 19-13 Sunday night at the Georgia Dome.  Monday night on ESPN the Philadelphia Eagles visit the…

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Will the Redskins/Panthers game decide the election?

November 4, 2012
Will the Redskins/Panthers game decide the election?

With the U.S. Presidential election coming up on Tuesday, and the polls indicating a tight race, some superstitious pundits are paying extra attention this year to Sunday’s NFL matchup between the Washington Redskins and the visiting Carolina Panthers.  One of the nuggets in presidential election lore is the so-called “Redskins Rule”.  According to the rule,…

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