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Top 10 Small Athletes in Sports

  • The Arena
  • Posted by:
  • September 25, 2009, 1:05 PM

If you think you have to be 7-feet tall or 300 pounds to make it in the sports world, think again.

When it comes to sports, everyone always assumes that bigger is better. But we at decided it's time the little guys get their due.

We'll be counting down the Top 10 small athletes in the world today. Each of these athletes is either below average height when compared to the rest of the world (shorter than 5' 9" for men, 5' 3" for women) or star in a sport like basketball, where everyone in the league is especially tall.

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Scott Jones

Baseball in Japan with the Sports Gamer

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • September 25, 2009, 10:16 AM

I'm in Tokyo this week for the Tokyo Game Show (a.k.a. TGS) and a colleague and I decided to make our way the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome to watch the Yomiuri Giants (a.k.a. Tokyo Giants) play an afternoon game against the Chunichi Dragons from Nagoya.
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Sarah Braunstein

Question of the Week: AL Cy Young Award

Yet again the readers of the Dugout Dispatch prove that they’re the best in the world. While some people might be blinded by CC Sabathia’s 18 wins, my readers know that when it comes to pitching, there are more important factors to consider.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to send your response for next week's question. But for now, read on for the answer to the question: 

Who should win the American League Cy Young Award?

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Cedric Lewis

A Look at the MLB Playoff Picture

  • Kid Reporter
  • Posted by: Cedric Lewis
  • September 24, 2009, 4:28 PM

Cedric Lewis breaks down the MLB playoff picture as th eregular season winds down...

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Jeremy Smith

If I Ruled the Sports World...

  • Kid Reporter
  • Posted by: Jeremy Smith
  • September 24, 2009, 2:28 PM

Forget Roger Goodell, David Stern, and Bud Selig. If I were the commissioner of all sports, here are the five things I would immediately implement...

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Caroline Thayer

Patriots Need to Turn it Around Quick

  • Kid Reporter
  • Posted by: Caroline Thayer
  • September 24, 2009, 10:44 AM

Game one the Patriots win, but game two is a loss. After two upsetting seasons for their fans, the Pats looked to step it up a notch and please the crowd with a lot of wins and a championship.

Right now, this dream is not looking so good.

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Paul Ulane

NFL Power Rankings: Week 2

  • Gridiron Guru
  • Posted by: Paul Ulane
  • September 24, 2009, 9:43 AM

You gotta love Week 2 in the NFL, when everything you thought you learned from Week 1 flies out the window. Powerhouses suddenly look like flukes. Flukes suddenly look like powerhouses. The Fantasy Wizard actually picks a couple of games correctly. It’s insanity I tell you! The result? Many teams were shuffled all over the place in this week’s Power Rankings, so let’s get down to it…

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