Cabrera, Posey wins baseball’s MVP award

Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers won the American League Most Valuable Player award Thursday and the San Francisco Giants’ Butch Posey was named the winner in the National League, both getting the honor by wide margins. Cabrera, the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years, got 22 of 28 first place votes and 362 points in […]

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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 winning two years in a […]

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Melvin, Johnson named Baseball Managers of the Year

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 with Oakland, the A’s made […]

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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 get the start.

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

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 the second-youngest winner in the […]

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Westminster man dies in Saturday tractor accident

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 Blackwell was turning soil using […]

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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 his commitment to the Tigers. […]

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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 game was to be played […]

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