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Added December 23rd, 2014 by Ian
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Baltimore Orioles’ Chris Davis allowed to take amphetamines next season

Slugger Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles was handed a 25-game suspension by Major League Baseball (MLB) in the 2014 season for using Adderall, which is a banned prescription drug. Davis has one game to go on the suspension and will have to sit out the Orioles first game of the 2015 campaign. However, after that, he’ll be allowed to take the drug as he has permission from MLB. The league has decided to let Davis take the amphetamine to treat his ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Davis will be allowed to take the drug due to the MLB’s therapeutic-use exemption program, which is known as TUE.

 
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Added December 16th, 2014 by Ian

North America’s top 20 sports cities in 2014

The year is almost over so now’s a good time to take a look back at 2014 and see which North American cities were the most successful when it came to their professional sports franchises.

Some cities are fortunate enough to have teams in all of the top leagues, such as the NFL (football), NBA (basketball), MLB (baseball), NHL (ice hockey) and MLS (soccer). However, other communities may have just one or two pro franchises to cheer for.

For the 2014 rankings, cities have to have at least two pro sports franchises in their greater metropolitan area. The clubs’ records were all taken into account and divided by the number of teams to come to the city’s overall winning percentage. Of course, these numbers may change ever so slightly from now until the end of the year since the NBA, NHL and NFL are still all in action. The records used for the rankings were regular-season games only and no playoff contests.

 
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Added November 18th, 2014 by Ian
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Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton agrees to $325 million contract

CBS Sports has reported that Miami Marlins’ slugger Giancarlo Stanton has agreed to a $325 million contract extension with the Major League Baseball club which will run for the next 13 years. The new deal represents the biggest-ever contract in the history of North American professional sports. The 25-year-old player was also given an opt-out and no-trade clause and his contract surpasses the $293 million deal that Miguel Cabrera signed with the Detroit Tigers earlier this year. Stanton will be eligible to opt out of the deal when he reaches the age of 30 and that will enable him to sign an even better contract.

 
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Added November 15th, 2014 by Ian
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Interesting facts on Clayton Kershaw’s 2014 Cy Young and MVP season

It didn’t come as much of a surprise when Los Angeles Dodgers pitching ace Clayton Kershaw was named the National League’s Cy Young Award winner for the 2014 season. Kershaw put up some spectacular numbers this campaign and has now taken the trophy home for the third time in his career. He also won the award in 2011 and 2013. Kershaw was so good this year that he was named the 2014 National League MVP as well. If there was a downside to the 26-year-old’s season it came in the playoffs when the left-hander struggled.

However, the Cy Young and MVP awards are based on the regular season only and Kershaw deserved the honours by posting a 21-3 won/loss record along with a minuscule ERA of 1.77. Kershaw’s excellent ERA this season means he now has the lowest career ERA for a starting pitcher since back in 1969. After the 1968 campaign MLB lowered the pitcher’s mound as a way to increase offense. Kershaw has a career ERA of 2.48 and that’s better than any starting pitcher who has thrown a minimum of 1,000 innings.

 
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Added November 15th, 2014 by Ian
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Mike Trout wins AL MVP award for his worst MLB season

 
Added November 4th, 2014 by Ian
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Interesting 2014 World Series Facts

 
Added October 7th, 2014 by Ian
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Nationals and Giants in longest playoff game ever

 
Added September 29th, 2014 by Ian
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Derek Jeter goes out in style

 
Added September 29th, 2014 by Ian
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MLB says baseball games are too long