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Can Stephen Strasburg Be Baseball's LeBron James?

Ryan Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ryan Phillips

Strasburg represents baseball's foray into the world of "super hype" that has surrounded players in other sports but has yet to break through into our national pastime.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Can you have a World Cup without drinking? I'm beginning to think not. Bars in Edmonton have received special permission to open early to accommodate World Cup soccer fans.

Obama Throws First Pitch At Nationals Game (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(AP) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama threw it very high and wide, but at least he didn't bounce it. (SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO) The president mark...

Stuart Scott Calls Nationals 'Nazis' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott may have been a bit too quick to crown the Washington Nationals with a new nickname this week. After the Nationals co...

We Believe in Comebacks

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

Nearly a quarter way through the season, Met fans should be very happy with how they have rebounded thus far. Just about on pace to win 90 games, a lot has gone right for the Mets.

The New York Mess

Andrew Brill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brill

When the season ended in disappointment in 2009, Mets fans were assured by the owner and Omar Minaya that they would be very active in the off-season to improve the team. They have been very active. The only problem: they didn't improve the team.

Yankees Win! But Now What's A Fan To Do?

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tony Sachs

Win or lose, once the playoffs are over, whether you're popping the bubbly or doing the thousand-yard stare in the opposing dugout, there's no more baseball.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Oakland's Tom Cable will not face charges for allegedly breaking the jaw of one of his assistants. When I saw the headline "No Charge for Cable," I knew the story wasn't about Cablevision.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

This one's a layup. Stephon Marbury didn't exactly burnish his NBA resume by smoking a joint on camera and boasting about his marijuana use. I'll go out on a limb and say his career is over.

MLB Draft Preview - Part I

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Vines

With the shifting economic climate and teams valuing homegrown talent over high-priced free agents, draft picks are carrying more importance than ever.

Baseball Team Clashes With Environmentalists Over Oil Company Advertising

New York Times | Bernie Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When the Washington Nationals' season opened in March, the team unveiled a stadium any environmentalist could love -- the country's first certified gr...

President Bush Booed At Baseball Game

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch tonight at the Washington Nationals season opener and the inaugural game at Washington's National ...

Talkin' Sports with Ralph Nader

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dave Zirin

Ralph Nader: "One reason people are attracted to sports is because things happen on the merits of coaches and players. When that trust is betrayed, you can see that there's a real letdown among the fans."