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Stanton Challenges Trout as MLB's Best

Jason Catania, Bleacher Report

Marino Hire Would Feel Good for Dolphins

Armando Salguero, Miami Herald

With Stanton, Marlins Win Either Way

Ken Rosenthal, Just a Bit Outside

Heat Need to Study Post-Jordan Bulls

Ethan Skolnick, Bleacher Report

Cavs' New 'Big 3' Better Than Heat's

Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal

Conventional creed these past few years more or less requires everyone in and around Major League Baseball, from players to coaches to executives to media to fans, simply to acce...(full article)

Dan Marino returned to the Dolphins practice fields this week and at age 52 looked like he still belonged.   The former Miami quarterback didn’t pick up a football but instead s...(full article)

On July 24, I wrote that the Marlins should trade Giancarlo Stanton, imploring them to “get with it already” and saying, “let’s see Stanton play for an actual contender...(full article)

What the 1993-94 Bulls did was rally their way into relevance, by playing to their strengths, playing within the system, playing hard and, with one infamous exception, playing toge...(full article)

The “Big Three” have been one-upped. The Cavaliers’ LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, three stars all under age 30, will soon eclipse the Miami Heat&rsq...(full article)

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