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The U.S. (1-1) meets Canada (1-1) in the final game of Pool D play on Sunday with the winner advancing to the second round.
Again and again, it seemed, the sports world in 2012 saw the end of long tales with tragic or, at best, bittersweet endings.
Throughout the season, as the Washington Nationals marched to a major league-best 98 victories, they shunned talk of individual awards. The World Series title, they said, was all that mattered.
Barry Zito never expected to start a World Series opener. Years ago, he learned not to count on anything in his baseball career.
Barry Zito is playing his part in this World Series, all right.
As many times as he gets asked, Cardinals closer Jason Motte still has no perfect answer for how St. Louis found a way to win at Washington after trailing 6-0 and advance to the NL championship series again.
It didn't hit Bo Porter entirely until he could hear the emotion in his wife Stacie's voice over the phone. A major league managerial job, one of only 30, belonged to him.
When the St. Louis Cardinals rolled into town Thursday they brought with them a reputation for offensive firepower. The only team in the National League the Washington Nationals had yet to face were supposed to bring a stiff test at the start of their longest homestand of the season.
The Boston Red Sox are saying goodbye to their captain.
Tony La Russa says he's talked to Commissioner Bud Selig about working for Major League Baseball in some capacity.
Tony La Russa is back at spring training, visiting with the Detroit Tigers.
Kudos to whoever posted a security guard to watch over the statue of Albert Pujols outside his suburban St. Louis restaurant Thursday, even if that Albert Pujols stands 10 feet tall, weighs 1,100 pounds and hardly needed any protection. Let it be a lesson to the people in charge of the Cardinals' baseball palace some 20 miles to the west. If only they'd paid more attention to the real-life version during the decade that Pujols toiled hard and honorably for the team, he might still be anchored there, too.
The St. Louis Cardinals said they will announce the hiring of Mike Matheny as manager during a news conference Monday.
Jim Thome wants his second stint in Philadelphia to come with the World Series title he missed the first time around.
The Cardinals gave the ball to their ace. On short rest, Chris Carpenter paved the way in the World Series finale.