After Yu-Tanaka duel, Torreyes wins it for NY
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After Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka matched zeros in a marvelous pitching matchup, the smallest Yankee delivered the night's biggest hit, as Ronald Torreyes laced a run-scoring single to lift New York to a 2-1 victory over the Rangers in 10 innings on Friday at Yankee Stadium.
13-year-old plans suicide after ‘absolutely heartbreaking’ yearbook bullying
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BUCKLEY, Wash. – A Washington state mother said she was heartbroken after her 13-year-old son told her he wanted to kill himself after relentless bullying at school. His mom also told KCPQ that the boy’s classmates wrote hateful messages in his school yearbook, telling him he should commit suicide. The 7th-grader said he would usually try to arrive late to class to avoid his bullies – but last week’s incident was too much for him to handle, and he planned to take […]
Cessa looks to give Yanks a boost vs. Texas
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A battle of spot starters will take place on Saturday afternoon in the Bronx when right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitches for the Rangers against right-hander Luis Cessa of the Yankees.
Ortiz's 34 joins pantheon of Red Sox greats
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Ortiz's 34 joins pantheon of Red Sox greats
Mom says sons kicked out of 7-Eleven over race
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CHICAGO — A family is demanding an apology from a Printers’ Row 7-Eleven after she says her sons were thrown out of the convenient store late Thursday night for “acting suspicious.” But she’s telling another story, saying that the boys were racially profiled and thrown out of the store for no reason. Catherine James-Matthews says she sent the boys, 15-year-old Colbie and 13-year-old Cahlil, to the store to buy snacks. When they returned to the car a few minutes late
Mets' Cabrera upset playing 2B, asks for trade
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Mets' Cabrera upset playing 2B, asks for trade
This old suburban quarry is now a wakeboarding paradise
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CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — The Midwest is known for a lot of things, but a surfer’s paradise? Apparently so, for those in Crystal Lake. What was once an old quarry is now a wakeboarder’s dream, complete with a sandy beach and an overhead cable system that enables those out on the water to do phenomenal feats not possible when towed behind a boat. It’s like the Cirque de Soleil of wakeboarding. Forget the old tow behind the boat. At the […]
Pete Flynn, Mets Groundskeeper for Almost 50 Years, Dies at 79
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Mr. Flynn helped tend three homes of the Mets — the Polo Grounds, Shea Stadium and Citi Field — beginning with the club’s founding in 1962.
LOOK: Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola had the best time in Mexico City
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What happens in Mexico City doesn't stay in Mexico City
City prepares for busy weekend: Pride Parade, NHL Draft and more
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CHICAGO — The city is preparing for a busy weekend filled with all kinds of events. One of the biggest is Sunday’s Gay Pride Parade. The four-mile parade begins at Montrose and Broadway, then going to Halsted, ending on Sheridan in Lincoln Park. The parade expecting to last about two-and-a-half hours and draw up to 1 million people. “I’m really excited because it’s going to be great weather. It’s the best day to be who I am and my family […]
Tigers release struggling reliever Rodriguez
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Tigers release struggling reliever Rodriguez
NBA Draft 2017: How Chick-fil-A fired up Markelle Fultz to play in Philadelphia
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Once Fultz realized Boston had no Chick-fil-A, he was fine with the Celtics trading the No. 1 pick
For Celtics, Jayson Tatum pick can go wrong more ways than it can go right
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This pick cost Boston Markelle Fultz and Jimmy Butler, so it better work out
Dodgers' Urias to have season-ending surgery
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Dodgers' Urias to have season-ending surgery
A little self-reflection gets Waino back on track
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With only a brief detour to cue up video that he hoped would reveal the source of his struggles, Adam Wainwright went from the mound to the mirror last Saturday in Baltimore. And after hours of repetition, he eventually discovered his old self staring back.
Asked to Switch Positions, Asdrubal Cabrera Asks to Switch Teams
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The Mets wanted Cabrera to move from shortstop to second base after returning from the disabled list. He was not happy about the request.
Even in retirement, David Ortiz has keen sense of the moment
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Even in retirement, David Ortiz has keen sense of the moment
Masahiro Tanaka shines as Yankees get much-needed win over Rangers on Ronald Torreyes walk-off hit
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The passed ball was Sanchez’s second of the game and fifth of the season. Masahiro Tanaka was stellar in his first MLB duel against compatriot Yu Darvish and their first overall matchup since 2011, tossing eight shutout innings, allowing three hits and ...
Bellator 180 -- Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader: Start time, card, PPV cost, stream, channel
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Here's all the info you need for Saturday's loaded Bellator MMA card in New York City
2 hospitalized after Thunderbirds jet goes off runway before Ohio air show
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DAYTON, Ohio — A Thunderbirds Air Force jet went off a runway while preparing for an Ohio air show, and authorities say the jet’s two occupants have been taken to a hospital. The extent of any injuries wasn’t immediately known. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received a report around 12:30 p.m. Friday of a jet off the end of a runway and on its top at the Dayton International Airport. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base dispatched crash and rescue crews. The […]
Rumor Central: Mets 'open for business now'
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Rumor Central: Mets 'open for business now'
Yankees melt down late to lose 10-5 to the Angels
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The Yankees only won 2 out of 6 against the Mike Trout-less Angels team this season, which is not good! They lost 8 of the last 9, which is also not good. Because the Red Sox aren’t playing tonight, the Yankees still stay in the first place (albeit tied), which just seems like a miracle. […] The post Yankees melt down late to lose 10-5 to the Angels appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Let the Waiting Begin: Calling Pitches, Slowly, in College Baseball
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The dead time adds up when the call must go from coach to catcher to pitcher, but most coaches are loath to put the responsibility on a young catcher.
Yankeemetrics: Bronx (bullpen) is burning [June 20-22]
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Please deactivate Clip-bot The Yankees returned to the friendly confines on Tuesday night but the story was virtually the same as the previous six games: they got themselves into an early hole thanks to some shaky starting pitching, then rallied to tie the score with a couple Baby Bombs, but a bullpen meltdown ultimately sealed […] The post Yankeemetrics: Bronx (bullpen) is burning [June 20-22] appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
College World Series 2017 scores and bracket: LSU and TCU force elimination rubber matches
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Two games on Saturday, winners go to the CWS finals. LSU took down Oregon State, 3-1, and survived elimination for another day to force a bracket-deciding elimination game against the Beavers on Saturday in the College World Series. In the evening session, TCU defeated Florida, 9-2, to also score a bracket-decider, and for the second year in a row every game of the eight-team bracket round will be required to decide this year’s two finalists. Oregon State entered the early game with a 23-g
Yankees On Demand: One Step Ahead
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This year's HOPE Week was a success thanks in part to One Step Ahead, a non-profit foundation that provides opportunities for children with disabilities.
Yankees Snap Skid Amid The Mess At First
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And a child shall lead them.For the Yankees, that "child" was Jordan Montgomery. The Baby Bomber pitched 5.2 very strong innings, giving up two runs while striking out five Angels. The Yankees finally snapped their seven-game losing streak, beating LA 8-4.I was beginning to wonder if Ricky Nolasco was going to keep the Yankees out of the win column once again. It was touch and go there for a while. Then, Joe Girardi just had to give Tyler Clippard a chance to try and find himself. He didn't, and
Daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Saturday - ESPN
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ESPNDaily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for SaturdayESPNTo compare, only four hurlers in baseball have produced a higher rate of swings-and-misses this season. The Tigers lineup ... A "*" means that the pitcher lacks requisite career major league data to produce an accurate rating; these are the author's ...
Yankees Hoping The Worst Of 2017 Is Behind Them
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It seems like just days ago the Yankees outscored division rival Baltimore 38-8 in a three game sweep in the Bronx. They looked as though the upcoming west coast trip would be a breeze and an Aaron Judge home run late in the first game at Anaheim gave the Yankees a six game winning streak with the Bombers
Rumor Central: Will the Cardinals sell at the deadline?
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Rumor Central: Will the Cardinals sell at the deadline?
MLB Daily Line Drive: Saturday's Picks, Betting Odds and Analysis - Covers.com
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MLB Daily Line Drive: Saturday's Picks, Betting Odds and AnalysisCovers.comThe Baltimore Orioles will attempt to avoid setting a very dubious MLB record Saturday in Tampa Bay. Can they save their sinking ship? Get analysis on all of today's games as well as tips on weather, umpires, and other betting trends with our daily MLB ...Orioles Tie MLB Record with 20th Consecutive Game Giving Up at Least 5 RunsFox BaltimoreBaseball-Highlights of Friday's MLB gamesEconomic Timesall 72 news ar
George F. Will: Major League Baseball slowly losing excitement - The Columbus Dispatch
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Gazette ReviewGeorge F. Will: Major League Baseball slowly losing excitementThe Columbus DispatchFrom Little League on up, players emulate major-leaguers, so Major League Baseball's pace-of-play problem is trickling down. Four innings into a recent College World Series game here, just seven hits and three runs had consumed 96 minutes. During a
Sidelines: TNT brings the fireworks to Major League Baseball - Lompoc Record
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Lompoc RecordSidelines: TNT brings the fireworks to Major League BaseballLompoc RecordSidelines: TNT brings the fireworks to Major League Baseball. Elliott Stern estern@leecentralcoastnews.com; 29 min ago. 062515Firework Stand 01.jpg. Buy Now. Gustavo Lopez staples a new TNT Fireworks poster to the outside of a fireworks stand on
Five Rebels selected in 2017 Major League Baseball Draft - The ... - Daily Mississippian
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Daily MississippianFive Rebels selected in 2017 Major League Baseball Draft - The ...Daily MississippianDavid Parkinson, Tate Blackman, Colby Bortles, Brady Feigl and Kyle Watson were drafted last Thursday, now having a chance to start their professional careers
Report: Sosa Tested Positive
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The New York Times is reporting that free agent outfielder Sammy Sosa tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. Sosa was among the 104 players who tested positive for PED's in 2003, but the substance he used is unknown.Names from the list of 104 continue to come out, and it will be interesting to see if more names or the complete list comes out.  This story was approved by MLB Rumors.
Cubs Fire Hitting Coach Gerald Perry
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After 2 1/2 seasons, the Cubs have fired hitting coach Gerald Perry. The move comes after the teams .246 batting average, which ranks last among the National League. He will be replaced by Iowa Cubs hitting coach Von Joshua.The move to bring in Joshua should certainly spark conversation about the possibility of bringing back Jake Fox. This story was approved by MLB Rumors.
Pedro Martinez Update
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Free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez is still working out in the Dominican Republic in preparation for a team making him an offer. The economic recession has tightened the belts of nearly every major league franchise, which has led to very few signings off the free agent market. Yet, Martinez is still asking for 5 million dollars for the season. The Rays and Cubs reportedly have some interest in Martinez, but he would have to back off his five million dollar asking price for either team to make a m
Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger admits he doesn’t know who Jerry Seinfeld is
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Well, this will make you feel old. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger has been lighting things up this season, currently hitting .272 with 22 home runs in his rookie year. His team is sitting atop the National League West, and they’re second behind the Houston Astros for the best record in the MLB. Despite all of Bellinger’s accomplishments this season, there’s one thing he’s less keen on, and that’s the existence of comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Apparently the 21-year-old has no idea who