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  • Adam Loewen was a top pitching prospect, then a top-five draft bust. After following in Rick Ankiel's footsteps he can add another step to the list: MLB outfielder. Photo: Associated Press

    Pitching career past, Adam Loewen returns to Major League Baseball

    Adam Loewen was a top pitching prospect, then a top-five draft bust. After following in Rick Ankiel's footsteps he can add another step to the list: MLB outfielder. Published 5:09 p.m. September 27, 2011 - Comments

     
  • After a disastrous showing in warm-up tests and a sub-par performance against the United States, Declan Kidney’s men bounced back in tremendous fashion, stunning Australia, 15-6 at Eden Park in Auckland.

    Ireland stuns Australia, vaults to the top of Pool C

    After a disastrous showing in warm-up tests and a sub-par performance against the United States, Declan Kidney’s men bounced back in tremendous fashion, stunning Australia, 15-6 at Eden Park in Auckland. Published 11:47 a.m. September 17, 2011 - Comments

     
  • As pool C of the Rugby World Cup heads into action, read why Australia could win the entire competition, Ireland could miss out on the elimination round, and more.

    Rugby World Cup 2011: Pool C preview

    As pool C of the Rugby World Cup heads into action, read why Australia could win the entire competition, Ireland could miss out on the elimination round, and more. Published 8:54 p.m. September 10, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The Rugby World Cup begins Sept. 9, 2011 in New Zealand. In Pool B preview, Argentina, England and Scotland will have to battle it out for two quarterfinal berths.

    Rugby World Cup 2011: Pool B preview

    The Rugby World Cup begins Sept. 9, 2011 in New Zealand. In Pool B preview, Argentina, England and Scotland will have to battle it out for two quarterfinal berths. Published 8:54 p.m. September 6, 2011 - Comments

     
  • With the Rugby World Cup just eleven days away and the warmup tests over, it's time to start breaking down the pool stages.

    Rugby World Cup 2011: Pool A preview

    With the Rugby World Cup just eleven days away and the warmup tests over, it's time to start breaking down the pool stages. Published 4:57 p.m. August 29, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Jim Hendry never was going to be the general manager of the future for the Chicago Cubs. With an official decision at last in hand, the franchise finds itself at an important junction.

    Cubs fire general manager Jim Hendry, must choose successor carefully

    Jim Hendry never was going to be the general manager of the future for the Chicago Cubs. With an official decision at last in hand, the franchise finds itself at an important junction. Published 1:57 p.m. August 19, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The words

    Rugby: There's more than one sport with a World Cup

    The words "World Cup" generally conjures up images of soccer. But this fall, the seventh Rugby Union World Cup will take place in New Zealand. Published 4:42 p.m. August 12, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The US Fencing Association named the 25-fencer delegation to the 2011 World Championships in Sicily.

    USA team named for 2011 World Championships

    The US Fencing Association named the 25-fencer delegation to the 2011 World Championships in Sicily. Published 5:38 p.m. August 10, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Alex Rodriguez allegedly played poker. Pete Rose bet on baseball games. Two different instances deserve radically different resolutions.

    The difference between Rodriguez and Rose

    Alex Rodriguez allegedly played poker. Pete Rose bet on baseball games. Two different instances deserve radically different resolutions. Published 10:10 a.m. August 5, 2011 - Comments

     
  • From 2003-2010, Roger Federer and then Rafael Nadal dominated men's tennis. Novak Djokovic's dream season has put an end to those days.

    The era that Djokovic slew: When Roger and Rafa were unbeatable

    From 2003-2010, Roger Federer and then Rafael Nadal dominated men's tennis. Novak Djokovic's dream season has put an end to those days. Published 2:32 p.m. July 27, 2011 - Comments

     
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Arjuna Subramanian is an aspiring baseball writer living in the Washington D.C. area.  He started his writing  with his blog Painting The Black on MLBlogs in May of 2009.  He fell in love with the sabermetric movement during the ...

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Arjuna Subramanian is an aspiring baseball writer living in the Washington D.C. area.  He started his writing  with his blog Painting The Black on MLBlogs in May of 2009.  He fell in love with the sabermetric movement during the 2008-2009 offseason, and strives to provide balanced articles from both sides of the statistics/scouting divide.  

When not writing, watching/listening to baseball, over-analyzing his Chicago Cubs, staring in disbelief at the writing of Thomas Boswell, or keeping tabs on the latest Milton Bradley blowup, he can usually be found at the DC Fencers Club, where he is a competitive epee fencer.

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