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Red Flags Flapping Around McCutchen

Neil Greenberg, Washington Post

Pirates Put Former MVP on the Block

Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports

A Way to Make Michigan, Ohio St. Agree

Bill Bender, Sporting News

You can feel the screaming coming because, really, no sport does outrage better than college football. When the College Football Playoff committee emerges Sunday with the four team...(full article)

The Pittsburgh Pirates appear ready to move on from five-time all-star outfielder Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen is due $14 million in 2017 and has a $14.5 million club option for 201...(full article)

Of all the big names available in trade, Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen might be the most likely to go. The Pirates continue to explore deals involving McCutchen, major-le...(full article)

The committee has said a lot of things about what it considers over the last three seasons. They've talked about game control, resumes, head-to-head results and teams improving as ...(full article)

Michigan and Ohio State enter "The Game" with the most on the line since 2006. Believe it or not, there’s a scenario in which Wolverines or Buckeyes fans could be rooting for the...(full article)

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