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So Pythagoras isn’t in Cleveland’s corner? “For the second straight year, the Indians are the surprise first-place team in the AL Central in the early going. How have they done it this year? First, it helps to have an easy schedule. In their nine series of the year so far, only two have been against teams with winning records: Toronto and the recently completed weekend series with Texas. Their average opponent record is about .450. Despite that slow start, the Indians still shouldn’t have as good a record as they have. They won their first half-dozen one-run games. That can’t last, and it hasn’t. Thus, they began the year 14-11 despite being outscored, 113-114.” [Chris Jaffe/Hardball Times]

Former Cavalier point guard Baron Davis dislocates is right knee. Not to be mixed with weak stomachs. [Court Vision]

All the talk may be about Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden, but… “In terms of sheer talent, Stanford’s Jonathan Martin, Georgia’s Cordy Glenn, Mississippi’s Bobby Massie and Iowa State’s Kelechi Osemele all ranked higher than [Mitchell] Schwartz. Because of his toughness and dedication, however, it was no surprise to some talent evaluators that the Cal product wound up being selected before any of them.

Considering the incredible expectations placed on Richardson to be the focal point of Cleveland’s offense as a rookie as well as the steep learning curve from the Big 12 to the AFC North that Brandon Weeden will be facing, Schwartz stands tall among Cleveland’s 2012 draft class in his pro-readiness, making him arguably the Browns’ safest pick this year.” [Rob Rang/NFL Draft Scout]

Omar Vizquel becomes the oldest player to ever play shortstop this weekend. Video proof! []

Winning certainly helps one duck the blame… “If you’ve noticed who has avoided being placed under the microscope’s glass (and, again, the title should let you know where this is going), the real outlier here, in terms of expectations and performance to date is Shin-Soo Choo.  After essentially carrying this team’s offensive burden on his own for 2+ years, The BLC now finds himself in an extended rut.  Certainly, his performance on Friday night offered a reminder of what he’s been and provides hope for what he perhaps could be once again, but those performances have been in short supply since the start of the 2011 season.” [The DiaTribe

And finally, in the event you missed it this weekend, the Indians have wasted no time welcoming Johnny Damon to town. [Vince Grzegorek/Cleveland Scene]


Vizquel becomes oldest SS ever

Knicks' Davis leaves on stretch with leg injury

Knicks guard Baron Davis was carted off the court on a stretcher with what appeared to be a severe knee injury in the third quarter Sunday against the Miami Heat. Davis was driving up the court for a potential go-ahead basket when his right leg buckled and he fell to the court with 5:15 left. Concerned teammates quickly waved for help as Davis remained on the court. The Knicks...

Video: Baron Davis dislocates knee v. Heat

This is pretty gross. Baron Davis dislocated his knee during yesterday's Knicks - Heat playoff matchup. It's a shame that a guy so talented has suffered so many injuries throughout his career. Davis will not play for the remainder of this series and it remains to be seen what this means for the rest of his career. Video of the gruesome injury is below.

Davis out a year with severe knee injury

Baron Davis has torn the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee, a potentially career-threatening injury for the Knicks' 33-year-old point guard. The Knicks said Davis will have surgery this week and is expected to be out a year after an MRI on Monday also revealed a partial tear of the patella tendon. Davis was hurt Sunday in the Knicks' 89...

Knicks' Davis suffers dislocated knee cap

New York Knicks guard Baron Davis injured his right knee during the Game 4 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday and had to be taken off the floor in a cart. The injury was diagnosed a dislocated patella (knee cap), ESPN's Lisa Salters reported. Davis is scheduled to be examined further on Monday to determine whether there is any tructural damage. Davis, who was in the...

Baron Davis Taken Out of Knicks Game on Stretcher With Gruesome Knee Injury (Video)

The injuries keep adding up for the Knicks. At least this one was on the court. Baron Davis was taken off the court of New York's Game 4 matchup against the Miami Heat after dislocating his knee during the third quarter on Saturday. Davis crumpled to the ground after planting on his left leg, his knee buckling under him. The Knicks are already short-staffed, with point guard...

Baron Davis Knee A Little Out of Place & Avengers Smashes Record

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Baron Davis done for 12 months after tearing his knee to shreds

In what ended up being the most gruesome knee injury this side of Shaun Livingston, Baron Davis will miss 12 full months after tearing three tendons in his right knee. An MRI on Monday revealed that New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis has suffered a partial tear of the patella tendon in his right knee and complete tears of the right anterior cruciate and medial collateral...

Could Davis injury open door for Lin?

The New York Knicks' Baron Davis suffered a gruesome knee injury in the third quarter, which caused all eyes to turn to Jeremy Lin after the game. Lin is at the five-week mark since he had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He is currently a week shy of the anticipated timeframe for his return. Lin has been practicing and playing full-court scrimmages...

Knicks' Baron Davis hurts leg in Game 4

Knicks guard Baron Davis was carted off the court on a stretcher with what appeared to be a severe knee injury in the third quarter Sunday against the Miami Heat.

Bye-Bye Baron? Knicks Guard’s Career Could Be Over After Devastating Injury Against Heat

Veteran New York Knicks guard Baron Davis may have played his final game in the Association on Sunday, as the “New York Post” has reported that he underwent such extensive damage to his right knee during the third quarter of the Knicks win over the Miami Heat, that he will be out for all of next season. The veteran will have surgery on his knee performed this week, as he suffered...

New York Knicks Survive Miami Heat as Sixers Take Advantage of Weakened Chicago Bulls Again

Two powers in the East went into Sunday's game weakened by injuries and facing must-win games. The one team that really had to win -- the New York Knicks -- staved off elimination despite losing point guard Baron Davis. The other team, which would have preferred to win -- the Chicago Bulls -- played shorthanded and fell behind in its series 3-1. Here are the recaps from the games...
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