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THE CYs HAVE IT: They gave up nothing on Opening Day. Roy Halladay, Johan Santana, Justin Verlander and Clayton Kershaw(from left to right) combined to throw 24 shutout innings while giving up just eight hits and four walks, striking out 20. Combine those numbers with those of Felix Hernandez and Bartolo Colon, former Cy winners who pitched in Japan last week for Seattle and Oakland, respectively, and you get a 2012 Cy-line of 2--0 with an 0.45 ERA over 40 innings.
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With his creative baseball mind and Veeckian flair for showmanship, the former Mets manager is a national hero —alas, halfway around the globe.
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For those saying Steve Gleason should want [the Gregg Williams tape] out, you're not him. It's his life, his call. Without his permission it's tough to release.
Weird coincidence: Jose Valverde's last blown save before this year's season opener was same day as Johan Santana's last start: Sept. 2, 2010.
Bill Parcells is first NFL coach to actively encourage job flirtations in four different decades. Congrats Bill, Canton wants your phone.
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