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Derek Jeter Not Attending All-Star Game

Should Jeter have to be at the All-Star game festivities in Arizona?
<p> Should Jeter have to be at the All-Star game festivities in Arizona?</p>
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Most baseball fans, especially those who don't root for the New York Yankees, are probably happy that Derek Jeter is not attending Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Arizona Tuesday night.

Mike Vrabel Retires, Named Ohio State Linebackers Coach

Mike Vrabel Named Ohio State Linebackers Coach
<p> Mike Vrabel Named Ohio State Linebackers Coach</p>
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Mike Vrabel is coming back to Ohio State. After spending 14 years as a linebacker in the NFL, Vrabel retired on Monday to join the Buckeyes’ coaching staff this season.

Lockout: The NBA’s global reach may be the key to ending its labor dispute

The NBA lockout may have one advantage over the NFL lockout.
<p> The NBA lockout may have one advantage over the NFL lockout.</p>

The NBA has long served as second fiddle to the NFL, which for one is known as “America’s pastime.” The NFL has more fans, more TV viewers and brings in more money. But while the NFL lockout approaches its fourth month and the NBA’s is less than two weeks old, the NBA players seem to have one advantage over their football brethren, and it could very well be a key element in solving their own labor dispute with its league and ownership.

NFL, NFLPA Eyeing Date For Lockout's End

Football's labor negotiations are so close to finished, dates are ready for free agency
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According to a report on ESPN this morning, the NFL and NFL Players Association are close enough to an agreement that a deal could be ratified during the league meetings that begin July 21 in Atlanta and end the lockout.

Derek Jeter Gets His 3,000th Hit

The Yankees' Captain joins baseball immortality.
<p> The Yankees' Captain joins baseball immortality.</p>

Derek Jeter has joined an elite group, earning his 3,000th hit on Saturday against Tampa Bay pitcher David Price. Jeter becomes the first Yankee to reach the exclusive group, reaching this milestone on a home run in the third inning.

David Ortiz and the Red Sox Bench Clearing Brawl with the Orioles (Video)

David Ortiz is a better baseball player than fighter.
<p> David Ortiz is a better baseball player than fighter.</p>

The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles got into a bench-clearing brawl on Friday night when David Ortiz and Kevin Gregg threw punches at each other.

Yao Ming Retires from the NBA

Yahoo Sports reports that the Rockets' Chinese Big Man is calling it quits.
<p> Yahoo Sports reports that the Chinese Big Man is calling it quits.</p>
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Yao Ming is quitting basketball. The eight-time All-Star who averaged 19 points and 9.2 rebounds per game was an enigma when it came to the NBA game. Now multiple stress fractures in his feet have forced him to hang up his sneakers instead of attempting yet another comeback.

Josh Gibson Fired As Chip Kelly and Willie Lyles Scandal Continues...Maybe

Heads are starting to roll at Oregon as the recruiting questions keep following the Ducks.
<p> Heads are starting to roll at Oregon as the recruiting questions keep following the Ducks.</p>

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