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NBA Cancels Training Camp, Preseason Games

Michele Norris and sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talk about the NBA lockout. The league announced Friday it has canceled training camp and 43 preseason games.
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'Moneyball': Tracking Down How Stats Win Games

In 2002, the Oakland A's made history, winning 20 games in a row to set a new American League record. In Moneyball, writer Michael Lewis goes behind the scenes and explains how the A's used statistics and analytics to compete with teams with much bigger payrolls.
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Yankees Help Red Sox Stay In The Hunt

Boston Red Sox fans are in a most uncomfortable position. They may have to cheer for the Yankees. Since early September, a Sox losing streak has erased most of a nine-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays for the wild card playoff spot. Boston's September slump is resurrecting bilious memories of classic late-season fades, and it has some Sox fans even pulling for Yankees, who have the power to keep the Rays at bay.
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Some Pro Baseball Teams Restrict Energy Drinks

A story in USA Today reports some Major League Baseball teams are discouraging their players from consuming energy drinks. Others have banned the drinks from clubhouse refrigerators. The reason: There is a fear that the drinks will contribute to dehydration and other side effects.
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'Moneyball' Is About More Than Just Baseball Stats

The movie Moneyball opens Friday. Based on the Michael Lewis book, it focuses on the rise of advanced statistical analysis in Major League Baseball.
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Missing Giants Fan Found Living In L.A.

Melissa Block has an update on the whereabouts of Billy Chamberlain, a super fan of the San Francisco Giants. When Billy went missing, the Giants became worried.

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