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Oct 8, 2012

Pettitte gets the call for Yankees in game two

BALTIMORE (Reuters) – The New York Yankees will turn to 40-year-old postseason guru Andy Pettitte on Monday in the pivotal second game of the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles.

New York won the opening game of the best-of-five series 7-2 and will oppose playoff novice Chen Wei-yin at Camden Yards.

Oct 5, 2012

Nationals insist regular season in rear-view mirror

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Washington Nationals insist their remarkable turn-around from bottom feeder to big wig will be wasted without a deep run into the playoffs.

Just three years after losing a big-league worst 103 games the success-hungry Nationals enter the postseason with the best record in baseball, buoyed by a top-shelf pitching staff.

Oct 2, 2012

Nats’ Johnson gives hope to success-hungry Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Depending on who you ask on the Washington Nationals, Davey Johnson can be painfully blunt, a little goofy, or explosive.

But whatever tag the players want to place on their 69-year-old manager, they all agree that the club would not be the champions of the National League East without him.

Oct 2, 2012

Nationals lose to Phillies but win the NL East

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Washington Nationals lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 on Monday but still managed to clinch the National League East title when second-placed Atlanta lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Washington (96-64) managed only five hits on a chilly night with intermittent drizzle at Nationals Park but received a gift when the Braves lost 2-1 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

Sep 13, 2012

High-flying Orioles win, sweep the Rays

BALTIMORE (Reuters) – The Baltimore Orioles’ improbable ride to the top of the American League East continued on Thursday with an electrifying 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Manny Machado delivered the knock-out blow, lining a two-out, run-scoring single off Chris Archer in the bottom of the 14th inning to the delight of the 25,130 fans at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Jul 23, 2012

Osterman to watch Olympic Games with clenched teeth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With much of the world anxiously counting down the hours until the beginning of the London Olympics, Cat Osterman admits her passion for the sporting spectacle is half-hearted at best.

The two-time medal-winning pitcher for the United States softball team traces her lack of enthusiasm to her sport being eliminated from the Olympic program.

Jul 23, 2012

Osterman to watch Games with clenched teeth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With much of the world anxiously counting down the hours until the beginning of the London Olympics, Cat Osterman admits her passion for the sporting spectacle is half-hearted at best.

The two-time medal-winning pitcher for the United States softball team traces her lack of enthusiasm to her sport being eliminated from the Olympic program.

Jul 23, 2012

Olympics-Osterman to watch Games with clenched teeth

WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) – With much of the world
anxiously counting down the hours until the beginning of the
London Olympics, Cat Osterman admits her passion for the
sporting spectacle is half-hearted at best.

The two-time medal-winning pitcher for the United States
softball team traces her lack of enthusiasm to her sport being
eliminated from the Olympic program.

Jul 20, 2012

Torres expects emotional adventure in London

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American Dara Torres is still waiting for the big cry.

Three weeks after missing out on her sixth Olympics by .09 of a second, the 45-year-old swimmer said that while the agony is still raw, it has not fully found its way to the surface.

Jul 20, 2012

Olympics-Torres expects emotional adventure in London

WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) – American Dara Torres is
still waiting for the big cry.

Three weeks after missing out on her sixth Olympics by .09
of a second, the 45-year-old swimmer said that while the agony
is still raw, it has not fully found its way to the surface.