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11) So do the Orioles miss Davis, or not? He batted .196 and hit 26 homers. .196 they can do without, but 26 homers they cant replace. Theres something about a home run threat in the middle of a batting order--for all the times Davis struck out, the threat didnt seem to matter, but when its not there, it does.12) Does it take too long to play a baseball game? Im not talking about extra-inning marathons or slugfests, but rather, a low-scoring, nine-inning affair. On Monday, the Rays beat the Yankees 1-0. The game ended two minutes short of the 3 1/2 hour mark.13) USA beat Serbia to win the Basketball World Cup. Did you know that? I cant decide if it received proper coverage. Part of me thinks it should have been a bigger deal, and the other part would have been happy to ignore it entirely.14) As the gifts pile up on his farewell tour, Derek Jeter got crabs in Baltimore. Is there a better way of saying that?15) Shouldnt Tim Leiweke actually write his tell-all book about MLSE before he quotes from it?16) The next time you want to prove that a rabid crowd can help a team, will there be a better example than Buffalos support for the Bills in the game that opened the first of many seasons under the new ownership of Terry Pegula? Players have never sounded so sincere in giving credit to fans as the Bills did after beating Miami 29-10.17) If the NHL is going to spend so much time identifying and punishing divers, dont you think it should consider "degree of difficulty" in all such determinations?18) Did you ever understand the need to have NHL coaches write the names of their first three shootout participants on a lineup sheet? I never did, and as often as I asked the NHL, it could never explain itself. Thus, that part of the shootout process has been discontinued. Logic takes its proper place so seldom, and it usually takes too long.19) Baseballs manager of the year awards arent usually water cooler material, I know, but how would you decide this years winner in the American League? Its Mike Scioscia of the Angels vs. Buck Showalter of the Orioles.20) How many green jackets can you buy with 11 1/2 million dollars? Billy Horschel won that much by winning the season-ending Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup and before he could be asked if it was about the money, he said it was. So along with the money, he got credit for being honest about the money. Nice. Air Max Plus Pas Cher . He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors. Lefty was in good spirits Monday at the British Open, except for having to return the claret jug. Air Max Pas Cher Livraison Gratuite .com) - On the bright side, either the Minnesota Wild or Buffalo Sabres will end their losing streak on Thursday night. http://www.basketairmax90pascher.fr/air ... rance.html .com) - Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos had an arthroscopic procedure performed on his right elbow last week, the teams official site reported Wednesday. Air Max Classic Bw Pas Cher . Numbers Game looks into the Wild getting Matt Moulson from Buffalo. The Wild Get: LW Matt Moulson and LW Cody McCormick. Basket Nike Air Max 97 Pas Cher . So he and his Toronto FC teammates say they will have no problem getting up for their Amway Canadian Championship final against rival Montreal Impact, even if the result doesnt count toward Major League Soccer standings. PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have designated Trevor Cahill for assignment, a move that could send the struggling right-hander to the minors. Cahill, acquired in a trade with Oakland in 2012, had lost his job in the rotation after a series of bad outings then struggled in a bullpen role. The team also placed third baseman Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right knee. The Diamondbacks activated right-handed reliever J.J. Putz from the disabled list and recalled right-handed reliever Will Harris from Triple-A Reno. The Diamondbacks have 10 days to either trade Cahill, release him, outright him or option him to the minors. If they outright him, the pitcher would go on waivers and could be claimed by other teams. That and a trade are unlikely because Cahill is due to earn about $17 million in a contract that runs through next year, and Cahill seemed to be open to the idea of going to the minors, probably to Reno. "Our hope is to retain him," Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said. "We still think theres value there." Cahill , 1-6 with a 5.66 ERA, had his best years with Oakland. In 2010, he was 18-8 for the As with a 2.97 ERA. "After everything thats happened, I still believe I can come back and be a starter and help this team win," he said before Monday nights game against Houston. "I mean, theyve been nothing but supportive and I cant ask f or anything more." Manager Kirk Giibson noted that Cahill is only 26.dddddddddddd "This games tough. Theres a lot of people that struggle," Gibson said, "and they have to find a way to get back to what they can be. Again, its a tough game, but I still believe in Trevor. I have confidence in him. Hes young. Hes got that going for him." Cahill was particularly aggravating to the Diamondbacks because at times he had spectacular stuff, but that didnt translate into success in games. "There are times when I come out of the pen and feel real good and starts when I feel really good, its just the starts that I dont feel sharp," he said. "Ive just got to figure out a way to kind of get through it and still help the team win." Towers said that Cahill is not suited for a bullpen role. "We think his best role is a starter," Towers said. "Thats what we traded for is a starter. ... Its tough to get a guy lengthened up to become a starter when hes pitching once every eight or nine days in relief." Asked if he regretted the trade, Towers said that he doesnt look back once a deal is made. "I still believe in the kid," he said. Cahill voiced confidence in the Diamondbacks front office. "Im sure theyll do right by me," he said. "They havent given me any indication they wouldnt. Im just going to do whatever is best for the team. I want to stay here but I want to get better and be the guy that I think I can be." ' ' '

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