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IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN

Tony LaRussa

The Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony is this Sunday. You know what that means, right? It's time to rehash the storylines on whether former MLB players who admittedly, or allegedly, used performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), should receive Hall consideration.

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AN ANGELL IN THE HALL

Roger Angell

Writing is hard, Roger Angell told NPR in 2011. The irony in that statement is, Angell makes it look easy.

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UN-BIAS-ED

Len Bias

Len Bias is remembered for his athletic talent. He was a two-time all-American and the only Maryland basketball player to win the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year award twice. Bias scored 2,149 points for the Maryland Teripans (second most points in school history).

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BUD SELIG’S FINAL TOWN HALL

Bud Selig

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig spoke to fans and the media in Minnesota today at the 14th Annual Town Hall Chat. He talked about the All-Star Game, Derek Jeter, instant replay, interleague play, expansion, the Wild Card format and Montreal's future.

The following is a transcript of this afternoon's Town Hall Meeting in Minneapolis:

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JETER WILL GET #RE2PECT AT ASG

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter will be honored at tomorrow night's All-Star Game.

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TWEET OF THE WEEK

LeBron James

One of my favorite things to do on social media, and we all do it, is watch others. It's the equivalent of eavesdropping on someone's conversation.

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A HOME RUN DERBY FOR THE AGES

hrderby

The annual Home Run Derby is for entertainment purposes only. But what's so exciting about watching a major league player hit moon shots against a batting practice fastball? Nothing. It's glorified BP -- with a lot of hype.

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Q&A FOR AN INTERVIEW I WILL NEVER GET

Larry Drew

Now that it's official, Jason Kidd is in and Larry Drew is out in Milwaukee, the next phase of the story may be the most intriguing because there are still a lot of questions that deserve honest answers.

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NO KIDDING

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd is leaving the Brooklyn Nets to coach the Milwaukee Bucks. Since the rumors started late last week, rumors that suggested Kidd wanted out of Brooklyn, Twitter was bursting at the seams.

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THE R-WORD

redskins

The Washington Redskins trademark is in jeopardy but, if you listen to Daniel Snyder, the team's name is not. "We will never change the name of the team," Snyder told the media in May 2013. "It's that simple. NEVER — you can use caps."

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