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Is the NFL coming back to Los Angeles? Deal for New Stadium has been approved.

With almost 13 million people, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana area is second only to New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (19 million people) among the largest metropolitan areas in the United States.  The area is home to two NBA teams, two MLB teams, an NHL team and two major college football teams.

As many strides that the game of football has made over the last 15-20 years, one of the biggest disappointments has got to be the inability to put an NFL team back in Los Angeles. The LA Rams started playing there in 1946 and while the LA Raiders started playing in 1982. Both teams left for greener pastures in 1994, leaving the nations second largest TV market without an NFL team for almost two decades.

On Friday, the City of Los Angeles took a huge step towards to bringing football back. Bloomberg Business Week issued a report stating the LA City Council has approved plans for a brand new $1 billion dollar stadium to be built right next to the Staples Center.

In February 2012…

Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Homer Bailey Throws No-Hitter Against Pittsburgh Pirates

Last night, Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher, Homer Bailey threw a 1-0 no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Homer dominated pirates hitters all night. 74 of his 115 pitches were strikes, which led to 10 strikeouts. The only Pirates to reach base were Clint Barnes and Andrew McCutchen. Barnes reached on a fielding error by Scott Rolen in the third, while McCutchen reached on a walk in the seventh. McCuthen was able to steal second base, but was later thrown out as he tried stealing third.
The Reds only run came from a sacrifice fly by Todd Frazier in the top of the 1st.
Homer's no-hitter is the seventh of the 2012 season, which ties the modern day MLB record. The 1990 and 1991 MLB seasons had seven no-hitters as well.

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St. Petersburg Developer Darryl LeClair Reveals Much Anticipated Plans for New Tampa Bay Rays Stadium

After weeks of speculation, Darryl LeClair has released his plans for a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays. The proposed site is currently a vacant lot in the Carrillon area, which is located on the very north end of St. Petersburg. Check out the photos for the proposed stadium on BayNews9.

The formal proposal was made today at the St. Petersburg City Council meeting. Members of the Rays organization were reportedly in attendance, however the team has repeatedly stated that they will only consider a deal for a new stadium if they are allowed to explore options outside the city limits of St. Petersburg. Their lease agreement at Tropicana Field lasts through 2027.

Orlando Cepeda Autograph Signing SF Giants May 2014

On Sunday May 18, 2014, Fanatics Authentic will host a public autograph signing for San Francisco Giants/ Atlanta Braves/ St. Louis Cardinals Class of 1999 Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder/ first baseman, Orlando Cepeda. The signing is part of the 2014 Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular Convention Boston Show and will be held in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

The New York Giants signed Orlando Cepeda in 1955, when he was just 17 years old. Cepeda made his MLB debut in 1958 and won the National League Rookie of the Year Award after hitting 25 homeruns, 96 RI and led the National League with 38 doubles. He quickly established himself as one of the National League's best hitters. During his first seven seasons, Cepeda never hit less than 25 homeruns and posted six .300 BA seasons. He played nine full seasons with the Giants before a 1966 mid-season trade sent him to the St. Louis Cardinals where he continued to produce. In 1967, Cepeda won the National League MVP Award and led the C…

Josh Johnson Autograph Signing November 2012 Florida Marlins

On Sunday November 18th, Florida Marlins All-Star pitcher, Josh Johnson will be signing autographs at the Chicago Sun-Times November 2012 Sports Collectibles Convention. The show will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Josh Johnson autograph tickets start at $35.00. If you can't make the show, MAIL-IN items and PRE-ORDERS be being accepted through Schwartz Sports and Creative Sports Enterprises.

Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

David Freese Autograph Signing St. Louis Cardinals November 2013

On Saturday November 23rd, MM Shows LLC will host a public autograph signing for St. Louis Cardinals 2011 NLCS and World Series MVP, David Freese. The signing is part of the 2013 Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectibles Convention which will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

David Freese is a real-life example of local boy does good. He grew up in St. Louis and has been a Cardinals fan his entire life. He was drafted by the Padres in 2006 and was traded to his Cardinals in 2008. Freese's backyard dreams came true in Game Six of the 2011 World Series. The Texas Rangers led the series 3-2 and were about to capture their first WS championship. With two outs, two men on and a full count, David Freese hit a two-run triple to tie the game 7-7. In the bottom of the 11th, Freese hit a game-winning walk-off homerun to force Game Seven. The game saw several lead changes and is regarded as one of the most exciting baseball games in history. The Cardinal…

NFL Owners and Refs reach an agreement. Lockout is over.

After four pre-season games and three regular season games, the NFL Officials Lockout is finally over. Both sides have reached a new eight year labor agreement. Commissioner, Roger Goodell has lifted the lock out so that referees can get back to work immediately, starting with tonight's Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens game.

Technically, the new agreement is not yet official. The agreement still needs to be voted on, which will happen either Friday or Saturday, however the NFL certainly can not afford another episode like the Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks Monday Night Football Game that ended on a controversial call that was seen by millions of viewers and sparked an enormous amount of outrage from fans and commentators.

Check more details on NFL.com.

Are the 2012 Seattle Mariners the most memorable MLB team with a losing record?

I know their losing record doesn't exactly make headlines, but the 2012 Seattle Mariners will go down as one of the most memorable MLB teams that finished with a losing record. Usually, a team has to be pretty bad (like lose 100 games) to be remembered, but the Mariners weren't really that bad at all (over 70 wins), they were just part of the game's rarest accomplishments.

Remember these events?

Philip Humber Perfect Game April 21st - The Mariners were on the losing end of the 21st Perfect Game in MLB history. The Chicago White Sox won 4-0.



Kevin Millwood and Five Relief Pitchers Throw No-Hitter June 8th - Millwood through the first six innings, before Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League and Tom Wilhelmsen took over. The Mariners won 1-0 over the LA Dodgers.

Ichiro Suzuki Traded to the NY Yankees July 23rd - Just over a month of getting his 2,500th MLB hit, arguably the best player in Seattle Mariners history was traded to the New York Yankees. As of…

Zack Greinke and Los Angeles LA Angels Bullpen Combine Tie MLB Record of 20 Strikeouts

Last night, the Los Angeles LA Angels tied the Major League record of 20 strikeouts in a nine inning game in their 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners. They were led by Zack Greinke who had 13 strikeouts after just five innings, but was pulled due to a high pitch count.

Kerry Wood (Chicago Cubs) and Roger Clemens (twice with the Boston Red Sox) are the only pitchers in MLB history to have 20 strikeouts in a single nine inning game. The Angels are the first team to accomplish the feat using more than one pitcher.

Miguel Cabrera "This Close" to winning American League and MLB Triple Crown

With all the talk about the NFL's replacement referees, has anyone noticed that Miguel Cabrera is "this close" to winning the American League Triple Crown? With just six games left, he leads the American League in Batting Average (.331), RBI (133) and is tied with Josh Hamilton with 42 homeruns. His current pace would make him the first player in 45 years and 14th player in MLB history to win the NL or AL triple crown.

With that being said, he also has a very good chance of winning the MLB Triple Crown as well. His RBI and homerun totals are tops in all the majors. His .331 batting average is currently fifth, behind Melky Cabrera (.346), Andrew McCutchen (.336) and Buster Posey (.332).

Melky Cabrera is serving a 50 game suspension and will fall one At-Bat short of qualifying for the MLB Batting Title, thus making Miggy's chances that much better. Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle are the only players in history to take home the MLB …

Granite State Baseball Dinner November 2012 New Hampshire

The Granite State Baseball Dinner, Presented by Northeast Delta Dental is a great opportunity to get some great autographs and help support three great causes. The event will take place on Saturday November 17th at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Festivities will start at 5:00pm. Tickets are $80.00.

Baseball Hall of Famer, Wade Boggs (Boston Red Sox) and 2005 National League Cy Young Award winner, Chris Carpenter (St. Louis Cardinals) headline the event. They will be joined by Cecil Fielder (Detroit Tigers), Sam Fuld (Tampa Bay Rays), Scott McGregor (Baltimore Orioles), Darrell Evans (Detroit Tigers), Ron Blomberg (New York NY Yankees) and Jordan Cote (New York NY Yankees).

Visit Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock for more information.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the following organizations:

Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
The Ted Williams Museum
Fisher Cats Foundation

Sanya Richards-Ross Autograph Signing November 2012 Team USA

On Saturday November 24th, 4x Olympic Gold Memdalist for Team USA Track and Field, Sanya Richards-Ross will participate in a public autograph signing in Houston, Texas. This is part of the Fiterman Sports Group Houston Show.

Sanya Richards-Ross autograph tickets start at $25.00. Visit Fiterman Sports Group for more information.

Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Blake Griffin Autograph Signing September 2014 Los Angeles LA Clippers

On Monday September 15, 2014, The OC Dugout (Orange County Sports Cards) will host a public autograph signing for Los Angeles Clippers 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year and 4x NBA All-Star forward, Blake Griffin. The event will take place at their store in Anaheim, California.



Location/ Address:

Orange County Sports Cards
1238 South Beach Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92804



Time: Blake Griffin will be signing autographs from 5:00pm - 6:00pm.

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Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item. Visit The OC Dugout for more information.

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Old Dominion Quarterback Taylor Heincke 730 Passing Yards in Single Game

The Old Dominion Monarchs improved to 4-0 by overcoming a 23 point third quarter deficit en route to a 64-61 victory over the New Hampshire Wildcats. Quarterback, Taylor Heincke led the way with five touchdowns and a new Division I record with 730 passing yards. The previous record was held by the David Klingler when he threw for 716 yards against Arizona State Sun Devils in 1990.

Through just four games this year, Heincke has 19 touchdown passes and 1,921 passing yards. This was also the third time he has thrown for over 400 yards this year. He threw for seven touchdowns just last week. Check out his stats.

Paul Hamm Team USA Autograph Signing November 2012

On Friday November 16th, 2004 Team USA gold medalt gymnast, Paul Hammwill be signing autographs at the Chicago Sun-Times November 2012 Sports Collectibles Convention. The show will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Paul Hamm
 autograph tickets start at $39.00. If you can't make the show, MAIL-IN items and PRE-ORDERS be being accepted through Schwartz Sports.

Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Jackie Joyner Kersee Autograph Signing November 2012 3x Olympic Gold Medalist

On Friday November 16th, 3x Team USA Track and Field gold medalist, Jackie Joyner Kerseewill be signing autographs at the Chicago Sun-Times November 2012 Sports Collectibles Convention. The show will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Jackie Joyner Kersee
 autograph tickets start at $49.00. If you can't make the show, MAIL-IN items and PRE-ORDERS be being accepted through Schwartz Sports.

Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

1980 USA Mens Olympic Hockey Team Autograph Signing November 2013

On Saturday November 16th, eighteen members of the "Miracle on Ice" 1980 USA Men's Hockey Teamwill be signing autographs at the Minneapolis Sports Collectible Convention inside the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

The 1980 United States Mens Olympic Hockey Team is one of the most remembered sports teams in the history of the United States. With only one player returning from the 1976 Olympic team, the 1980 team consisted of a bunch of college kids that began playing together during the summer of 1979. Led by coach Herb Brooks, the team went 4–0–1 during group play (Czechoslovakia 7-2, Norway 5–1, Romania 7–2, West Germany 4–2 and Sweden 2-2) and advanced to the medal round. The Soviet Union team destroyed the competition during group play (Japan 16–0, Netherlands 17–4, Poland 8–1, Finland 4–2, and Canada 6–4). This stage for a dramatic standoff between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. The heavily favored Soviets had dominated the world for decades. Th…

Dick Fosbury Team USA Autograph Signing November 2012 1968 Gold Medalist

On Friday November 16th, 1968 Gold Medalist for Team USA, Dick Fosburywill be signing autographs at the Chicago Sun-Times November 2012 Sports Collectibles Convention. The show will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Dick Fosbury
 autograph tickets start at $39.00. If you can't make the show, MAIL-IN items and PRE-ORDERS be being accepted through Schwartz Sports.

Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Carl Lewis Team USA Autograph Signing November 2012 9x Olympic Gold Medalist

On Saturday November 17th, 9x Gold Medalist for Team USA, Carl Lewiswill be signing autographs at the Chicago Sun-Times November 2012 Sports Collectibles Convention. The show will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Carl Lewis
 autograph tickets start at $69.00. If you can't make the show, MAIL-IN items and PRE-ORDERS be being accepted through Schwartz Sports and Creative Sports Enterprises.

Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Mark Spitz Team USA Autograph Signing November 2012 9x Olympic Gold Medalist

On Saturday November 17th, 9x Gold Medalist, who won seven at the 1972 Munich Olympics for Team USA, Mark Spitzwill be signing autographs at the Chicago Sun-Times November 2012 Sports Collectibles Convention. The show will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Mark Spitz
 autograph tickets start at $49.00. If you can't make the show, MAIL-IN items and PRE-ORDERS be being accepted through Schwartz Sports and Creative Sports Enterprises.

Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Lolo Jones Autograph Signing November 2012 Team USA

On Saturday November 17th, Team USA 2012 Olympian, Lolo Jones will be signing autographs at the Chicago Sun-Times November 2012 Sports Collectibles Convention. The show will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Lolo Jones
 autograph tickets start at $59.00. If you can't make the show, MAIL-IN items and PRE-ORDERS be being accepted through Schwartz Sports.

Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.