Found June 06, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
It's hard to win with pitching and defense when the defense commits three errors and the starting pitcher allows a game-changing grand slam on an 0-2 fastball. That was the scenario Tuesday at Yankee Stadium when the Tampa Bay Rays lost 7-0 to the Yankees and fell back into a tie for first place with the Baltimore Orioles. Shortstop Elliot Johnson's first-inning throwing error led to a pair of unearned runs, and second baseman Ben Zobrist had his first two-error game since 2008 as the Rays ran their season total for errors to 49. "It's viral right now," manager Joe Maddon said of the infield errors. "It's a virus we have to get rid of. We need some kind of infield antibiotic. I have no explanation. These guys are really good infielders. We're making mistakes that we normally don't make. We have to stop doing that." The Rays have made six errors in their past three games. What's maddening to Maddon is most are on routine plays. ...

Ex-football player Wade Davis explains what it’s like being gay in NFL environment

Wade Davis never played an NFL game, but he spent time on the Titans, Redskins, and Seahawks rosters hoping for a shot. He was a part of the NFL culture and a member of NFL locker rooms. He was also gay, though he hid that fact while he played. Davis was profiled by, and filmed the above video with SB Nation where he talks about what it was like being gay and trying...

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Cobb faces off with Nova in first start in Bronx

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The Rays selected Clemson third baseman Richie Shaffer with the 25th pick in the draft Monday. Tampa Bay hopes he'll turns out to be as good as the only other third baseman the organization has chosen in the first round, Evan Longoria. As a junior this spring, Shaffer, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound left-handed hitter, posted a .336 batting average with 10 home runs and 46 RBI. He...

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Hideki Matsui visits Yankee Stadium with the Tampa Bay Rays honoring Mike Mussina

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Jennings activated from DL, in Rays lineup

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Designated for assignment: Allen, Satin and Santos

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Subway Series 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This week may be the most significant for New York Yankees since the start of the 2012 season. Not only will the Bombers be fighting to steal first place in the AL East, but also New York City. Starting tomorrow night, the Yankees begin a three-game set against the divisional leading Tampa Bay Rays. Immediately following is the first...
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