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American League Cy Young: Verlander, CC or Weaver?

Who is your AL Cy Young frontrunner: CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander or Jered Weaver?
<p> Who is your AL Cy Young frontrunner: CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander or Jered Weaver?</p>

-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter)

No one should envy the American League Cy Young voters this year.

Butch Davis Fired at North Carolina

After four years in Chapel Hill, Butch Davis has been fired.
<p> After four years in Chapel Hill, Butch Davis has been fired.</p>
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A NCAA investigation has been a dark cloud hanging over Butch Davis and North Carolina’s football team since last season. And North Carolina is ready to make Davis the fall guy. In a bit of strange timing, Davis was fired on Wednesday – less than 40 days before the start of the 2011 season.

University of North Carolina Chancellor Holden Thorp announced through a statement the coaching change - 

Carlos Beltran traded to San Francisco — a win-win-win deal

Finally, an MLB trade where everybody wins (Yes, including the Mets)
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Finally, a trade where everybody wins. Carlos Beltran gets his wish to play for a winning team with a shot at the playoffs--The San Francisco Giants--while playing to impress baseball executives before a winter of free agency.

Live NFL Free Agent Signing Ticker

Stay with Athlon as undrafted free agents, trades, and veteran free agents start moving
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The NFL's offseason frenzy, where moves can be conducted at warp speed, has been kicked up to ludicrous speed, and Athlon will try its best to keep you informed with up-to-the-minute updates as moves get made. Keep this tab open and refresh it liberally as players and teams start reaching agreements.

Texans Continue Secondary Revamp With Bears Safety Manning

NFL's Ten High-Priority Moves as Lockout Ends

With player transactions about to kick off, some teams have big moves to make
<p> With player transactions about to kick off, some teams have big moves to make.</p>

By Scott Henry (Twitter: @4QuartersRadio)

With free agency’s usual five-month time frame being condensed into five weeks, the phones of both team executives and the players they’re pursuing are about to be set ablaze with constant activity. Some teams would rather lay low, but the ten teams that follow have one available move that would fill a tremendous need, offer roster or cap flexibility, or simply get the fan base excited.

Lockout Ends, Athlon NFL Mags Coming Soon!

Athlon Sports enters its third decade of NFL publishing with its 2011 preview mags.
<p> Athlon Sports enters its third decade of NFL publishing with its 2011 preview mags.</p>
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The light at the end of the NFL lockout tunnel is here. And it only took 136 days – give or take a day or two.

In the coming week, fans can expect literally thousands of transactions. Every draft pick still needs to be signed, undrafted free agent rookies will be snapped up, all restricted and unrestricted free agents will be tendered, big-time trades (including some starting quarterbacks — looking at you, Philadelphia and Arizona) and loads of cuts will fill the news wire in the next few days.

Jay Cutler, Kristin Cavallari Call Off Engagement

The Bears quarterback sacks his own wedding.
<p> The Bears quarterback sacks his own wedding.</p>
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Chicago Bears quarterback and one-man zed zone interception machine Jay Cutler has ended his impending wedding with reality TV star of The Hills, Kristin Cavallari.

Jay Cutler, Kristin Cavallari Calls Off Engagement

The Bears quarterback sacks his own wedding.
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Chicago Bears quarterback and sack machine Jay Cutler has ended his impending wedding with reality TV star of The Hills, Kristin Cavallari.

We're just guessing here, but we expect Jay to have a mopey, depressed and sullen look on his face this season. But not because his marriage was called off. Because he's Jay Cutler and that's what he looks like all the time, even when everything is going perfect in his life.

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