Author Archives: Kevin Dunleavy

Royals have something to Crow about

Kevin Dunleavy

Former Nationals first-round draft choice Aaron Crow is the hottest fantasy league addition in recent days. With the demotion of Joakim Soria, after his third straight blown save … Continue reading

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Top 5: Comebacks in sports history

Kevin Dunleavy

With Tiki Barber’s announcement to return to the NFL at age 36, it’s time to revisit some memorable sports comebacks. Here are five greats who returned with vastly mixed results: … Continue reading

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Top 5: Pitching staffs in MLB history

Kevin Dunleavy

The 2011 Phillies’ rotation of Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels might have the stuff to rank with the best of all time. What will it take? Here are the standard… Continue reading

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Top 5: Elimination games for the Evil Empire

Those en route to the Meadowlands for the Navy-Notre Dame game on Saturday got a rare treat — listening to sports talk radio the day after the Yankees were eliminated from the postseason. Here are five other memorable elimination games Yankees haters … Continue reading

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Top 5: Series champs without power

With a combined 50 home runs, Aubrey Huff and Juan Uribe are the biggest boppers in the less-than-imposing lineup of the San Francisco Giants. Can they overcome their lack of pop and win the World Series? History says yes. Here are other World Series w… Continue reading

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Top 5: Glorious beards worn by closers

With the emergence of Giants reliever Brian Wilson and his fabulous glue-on beard, facial hair is big again, especially for closers. A generation ago, Rollie Fingers, Dennis Eckersley, Goose Gossage and Rod Beck were known for their mustaches. As for b… Continue reading

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Top 5: Groups of aces to appear in LCS

Has there ever been a group of pitchers as formidable as this year’s Fab Four in the League Championship Series? Tim Lincecum (Giants), Roy Halladay (Phillies), CC Sabathia (Yankees) and Cliff Lee (Rangers) all have a Cy Young Award on their resumes, a… Continue reading

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Impact players new to playoffs

You’ve checked out of baseball. Your fantasy team was dead by June. The Nats and Orioles were done even earlier than that. But this is October, and it’s time to check back in. Here are five players, all new to the postseason, who could play big roles:
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