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‘Pitch’ Stars Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar Want the Show to ‘Empower’ Young Girls
The Paley Center celebrated the 10th anniversary of its PaleyFest Fall TV Previews on Thursday night in Beverly Hills with a panel for Fox’s new sports drama “Pitch.” Moderated by TV Guide staff writer Marisa Roffman, the panel included actors Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mo McRae, as well as executive producers Rick Singer and Kevin Falls with the... Read more »
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New York Mets signing Tim Tebow is a stunt -- unless he can be the unicorn
By Roger Rubin, The Sports Xchange It was just a month ago that Tim Tebow issued invitations to a football-style showcase to all 30 Major League Baseball teams.
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Who was the greatest Chicago manager?
With your help, the Chicago Tribune is creating the greatest Chicago baseball team of all time. We've narrowed it down to several players for both Cubs and White Sox but need your help in choosing the best of the best. Vote for your favorite manager below. Read more about the Greatest Team of All...
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Schimp's 4 RBIs and Richard's gem lifts Padres to 14-1 win
SAN DIEGO — Ryan Schimpf hit a three-run homer and tied a career-high with four RBIs and Clayton Richard pitched seven scoreless innings as the San Diego Padres crushed the Colorado Rockies 14-1 on Thursday night.Schimpf, a rookie second baseman, hit his 18th home run of the season, all coming since July 1.Richard (2-3) was sharp as he scattered six hits, walked two and had eight strikeouts.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Baseball statistics Florida Marlins Major League Baseball Baseball San Francisco Giants National League San Diego Padres Chicago Cubs
Arcia, Perez power Brewers past Cardinals 12-5
ST. LOUIS — Orlando Arcia is finding his balance.Domingo Santana and Arcia hit back-to-back homers as the Milwaukee Brewers continued their recent road dominance routing the St. Louis Cardinals 12-5 on Thursday night.Hernan Perez had four hits and three RBIs for the Brewers, who won their season-high fifth straight on the road and have won seven of their last eight games.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Baseball statistics St. Louis Cardinals Florida Marlins Major League Baseball Baseball National League Milwaukee Brewers Arizona Diamondbacks
Asher strong in return, Phillies beat Nationals 4-1
WASHINGTON — Alec Asher's first tour with the Philadelphia Phillies went very badly.This time around he's off to a great start.Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer, Asher pitched six innings of two-hit ball coming off a suspension, and the Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Thursday night.Asher, acquired from the Rangers in the trade for Cole Hamels, ended last season in the Phillies' starting rotation and went 0-6 with a 9.31 ERA in seven starts.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball Philadelphia Phillies National League Ryan Howard World Series National League East Cole Hamels Atlanta Braves
Mets in playoff position thanks to two surprise contributors
ATLANTA — Now the Mets are the hunted. One more break went in the Mets’ direction Thursday — an off day for manager Terry Collins’ crew — when the Cardinals lost 12-5 to the Brewers. With that development, the Mets moved a half-game ahead of the Cardinals in the race for the NL’s second wild...
322 points by New York Post | Atlanta Braves National League Major League Baseball Florida Marlins Houston Astros San Francisco Giants National League East Super Bowl XV
Aroldis Chapman and Jorge Soler eager to see fellow Cuban Yulieski Gurriel
The sight of Yulieski Gurriel playing first base surprised fellow Cubans Aroldis Chapman and Jorge Soler.But Chapman and Soler have no doubts Gurriel will succeed with the Astros as he has in an impressive international career."He's an excellent athlete," Chapman said. "He has been a great asset,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs Baseball World Series New York Yankees World Baseball Classic Cuba National League
Jeff Hoffman roughed up as Padres shell Rockies
For one inning, Jeff Hoffman flashed his talent. He looked like the pitcher Colorado is counting on in seasons to come.
9 points by The Denver Post | Major League Baseball Baseball statistics San Diego Padres Florida Marlins National League Arizona Diamondbacks San Francisco Giants National League West
Yankees no longer a feel-good story, they’re contenders
After a while, the unexpected becomes routine, and the crazy becomes customary, and that’s when you know you’re in the middle of something special. After a while it doesn’t matter who the hero of the moment is — Brett Gardner at the wall, Bryan Mitchell on the mound, Tyler Austin at the plate — because...
672 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Joe Girardi National League The Bronx Boston Red Sox CC Sabathia Yankee Stadium San Francisco Giants
Tebow agrees to $100,000 bonus to sign with Mets
NEW YORK – Having flopped with the New York Jets, Tim Tebow will try to revive his career as an outfielder with the Mets.Four years removed from his last regular-season snap as an NFL quarterback, the 29-year-old agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with the Mets that includes a $100,000 signi...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Major League Baseball Heisman Trophy Minor league baseball Joe Girardi Tim Tebow New York Yankees National League Philadelphia Eagles
‘Tebow to the Mets? Good luck’: Former Jets teammates react
When word began to circulate Thursday the Mets had signed Tim Tebow to their minor league system to give him a chance to carve out a professional baseball career after his NFL career fell short of his hopes, Tebow’s former teammates showed immediate support. “I believe Tim’s got a big heart and he’s a good...
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Dodgers' breakup with Don Mattingly has worked out pretty well for all concerned
While the Dodgers were in Colorado early last month, third baseman Justin Turner and since-traded catcher A.J. Ellis slipped into a restaurant a couple of blocks from the team hotel. There, they shared a table with Tim Wallach and Lorenzo Bundy, a couple of former Dodgers coaches now with the Miami...
907 points by Los Angeles Times | National League San Francisco Giants Florida Marlins New York Yankees First baseman Baseball Clayton Kershaw Joe Torre
2005 World Series trip culmination of Astros' Killer B's era
From 1998 through 2005, the Killer B's in their various incarnations were the heart and soul of the Astros' most successful period - four National League Central titles, two NL wild cards and the franchise's lone World Series appearance. [...] like Biggio, he never played for any other major league team, finishing his 15-year career as the Astros' all-time leader in home runs (449) and RBIs (1,529). [...] baseman Sean Berry was another integral member of the group from 1996 to 1998. A new B emerged in July 1999 when the Astros called up Lance Berkman, who had been their top draft pick in 1997 out of Rice, where in his final season he hit the astounding collegiate total of 41 home runs. Berkman garnered only 93 at-bats in his first Astros season, but with Bell dealt away in a December 1999 trade to the New York Mets, Berkman batted .297 with 21 home runs and a .949 OPS in 2000 and finished sixth in the NL Rookie of the Year voting. The Astros secured the wild card on the season's final day, and a 3-2 NLDS win over the Braves marked the first postseason series victory in franchise history. [...] in 2005, the Killer B's era culminated in the Astros' first World Series appearance. The White Sox won the first two games in Chicago, following a 5-3 victory in Game 1 with a dramatic 7-6 triumph that ended on a ninth-inning walkoff home run by Scott Podsednik, who had no homers in the regular season. A bad shoulder had limited Bagwell to 39 regular-season games, and that final game of the World Series would mark the last time he, Biggio and Berkman played together.
47 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Astros Major League Baseball World Series Boston Red Sox National League Atlanta Braves San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals
Nationals say Stephen Strasburg has a strained flexor mass
WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg has a strained flexor mass in his elbow and the Washington Nationals don't know when he will pitch again, but the team said it was relieved the right-hander did not re-tear a ligament.Manager Dusty Baker and director of athletic training Paul Lessard voiced optimism after an MRI did not reveal ligament damage. Strasburg had Tommy John surgery in August 2011.
-1 points by Boston Herald | National League Major League Baseball Atlanta Braves Cy Young Award National League East Washington Nationals Baseball Pitcher
Astros passed on Kris Bryant in draft, but future looks bright
Despite passing on Kris Bryant with the first pick in the 2013 draft, the Astros aren't exactly lacking talented young players. The Cubs visit Houston this weekend in a matchup that one national publication forecast as a 2016 World Series preview back in the spring. A slow start and a failure to...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | National League Major League Baseball World Series Chicago Cubs Houston Astros Boston Red Sox San Francisco Giants Baseball
The 2 closers Yankees could target this winter: ex-MLB GM
SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio channel host and former Mets GM Jim Duquette talks playoff push and offseason plans for both New York teams with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Q: Is this season a success for Yankees with or without playoffs? A: It’s exciting in that they only had to take a little step back and not...
30 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Major League Baseball 2009 World Series Boston Red Sox Atlanta Braves CC Sabathia National League Cleveland Indians
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg's aching elbow is not a season-ending injury, team says
Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who left his start Wednesday in the third inning because of discomfort in the back of his right elbow, has a strained flexor mass and there is no timetable for his return.  Paul Lessard, Washington’s director of athletic training,  says the injury...
4 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball New York Yankees National League Atlanta Braves World Series Texas Rangers Walk-off home run Jackie Robinson
Clayton Kershaw return sets up brutally high stakes for Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw returns to pitch Friday night for the Dodgers, and that is terrific in the way that the NFL season will be better when Tom Brady returns. As long as you don’t have a rooting interest, the sport is always best when the elite play, and Kershaw is the greatest in the world at...
1200 points by New York Post | Greatest hits Orel Hershiser Mona Lisa 1988 World Series 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers season Clayton Kershaw Cy Young Award National League
Former big league pitcher endorses Maine's 'Wrigley Field'
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - A retired Major League Baseball pitcher is embracing a Wrigley Field replica that's being constructed in Maine. Lee Smith was on hand Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony held by the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville for the refurbished Purnell Field. The former player considered one of ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Baseball Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field Chicago White Sox National League Fenway Park Chicago
Tim Tebow knows baseball: Ex-QB signs with New York Mets
The Sports Xchange Tim Tebow is officially a baseball player.
3 points by UPI | Major League Baseball Heisman Trophy Chicago Cubs New York Mets United Press International San Francisco Giants National League Oakland Athletics
Travis Shaw, David Price lift Red Sox into first place
SAN DIEGO — Travis Shaw was sat down by manager John Farrell in favor of a 21-year-old rookie without a day in the bigs, Yoan Moncada.Shaw didn’t take that sitting down.The third baseman twice gave the Red Sox the lead last night in a 7-2 win over the San Diego Padres, the first time with a statement home run, the second time with a base hit that put the Sox ahead for good.
77 points by Boston Herald | Baseball statistics Boston Red Sox Home run Baseball Toronto Blue Jays National League Major League Baseball Oakland Athletics
Jackson strikes out 11, pitches Padres over Red Sox
SAN DIEGO – Edwin Jackson processed the message, then put it into effect.Jackson struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings to outpitch former Padres ace Drew Pomeranz, leading San Diego over the Boston Red Sox, 2-1, Monday.Jackson (4-5) gave up four hits and ended his three-start losing streak.“We ki...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox Roger Clemens Cy Young Award Hanley Ramírez Baseball statistics National League
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Dodgers are looking like the real deal
Are you ready to buy into a team without a starting rotation? Are you ready to embrace the big-bank version of Andrew Friedman’s small-market approach? Are you ready to open your heart again to a franchise that has virtually banished Vin Scully from local television sets? In other words, are you...
1423 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball Baseball Pitcher San Francisco Giants National League Tampa Bay Rays Relief pitcher Baseball statistics
Jason Hammel's October plans take a hit in lopsided loss to Brewers
 Manager Joe Maddon insisted Tuesday night that Jason Hammel isn't auditioning for a spot on the Cubs' postseason roster after Hammel suffered one of his worst outings in a 12-5 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park. "It's not necessarily an audition," Maddon said after Hammel allowed nine runs on...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball National League Major League Baseball Cleveland Indians Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox Baseball statistics Milwaukee Brewers
Back from DL, Strasburg leaves game in 3rd inning
WASHINGTON – Hours after he was activated from the disabled list, Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg left in the third inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves.Strasburg had been sidelined due to right elbow soreness. In his first start since Aug. 17, he gave up a double to rook...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball terminology Baseball rules Atlanta Braves Babe Ruth National League Cy Young Award
Braves rookie Swanson homers again

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Nationals' Stephen Strasburg exits game early with elbow pain
Strasburg ended up pitching just 2 1/3 innings and 42 pitches.         
153 points by Arizona Republic | National League Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs San Francisco Giants World Series Cincinnati Reds National League East
Lack of drama down stretch won't spoil Cubs' division-clinching party
The Cubs division-clinching victory may feel a bit anticlimactic considering they have had a double-digit lead in the National League Central since Aug. 6. But Kris Bryant said if it does happen, the Cubs party won't be low key. This is a team, after all, that has its own party room and a fog machine...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | National League Major League Baseball Baseball Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field Left-handedness Joe Maddon Designated hitter
Anthony Rizzo talks way into lineup, and turns on power in 2-1 Cubs loss
The Cubs are biding their time until the clincher, pretending it's not over until it's over, even if everyone else knows they know it's over. It has been more than a century since the Cubs had a lead this big, and Frank Chance, the manager of the 1907 edition that won the National League by 17...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Chicago Cubs Joe Maddon Major League Baseball National League Home run St. Louis Cardinals Present tense
Strasburg feels pinch in elbow, Nats beat Braves in 11th
WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg winced and, no doubt, so did everyone else who roots for the Washington Nationals.The Washington ace felt a pinch in the back of his right elbow in the third inning and was forced to make an early exit Wednesday night in his first start since returning from the disabled list.With a stadium full of teammates and fans wondering what went wrong, the NL East leaders went on to defeat Atlanta 5-4 in 11 innings.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball National League National League East Baseball statistics Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Barry Bonds
Jose Reyes helps New York Mets record 14th straight win over Cincinnati Reds
By Jeff Wallner, The Sports Xchange CINCINNATI -- Jose Reyes has hit six home runs in 40 games with the New York Mets, including a homer in each of the past two contests.
5 points by UPI | New York Mets Cincinnati Reds National League Baseball statistics Major League Baseball Cleveland Indians Shea Stadium 2000 Major League Baseball season
Jung Ho Kang's late blast lifts Pittsburgh Pirates over St. Louis Cardinals
By Shelly Anderson, The Sports Xchange PITTSBURGH -- Two outs. Ninth inning. One-run lead. St. Louis' Matt Carpenter at the plate.
4 points by UPI | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball terminology Home run Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals National League Baseball rules
Benintendi, Swanson among MLB’s top rookies this season
Corey Seager helped the Los Angeles Dodgers make it all the way to the NL Championship Series last year. Michael Fulmer developed into a reliable part of Detroit’s rotation, winning 11 games for the Tigers with a 3.06 ERA.Here is a closer look at a group of rookies hoping to have a similar impact th...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox World Series New York Yankees Atlanta Braves National League Oakland Athletics
Watch: Jake Arrieta takes Zack Greinke deep with 465-foot home run
All-Star pitcher Jake Arrieta already owns the mound, but he's not too shabby at the plate either.
-1 points by UPI | Cy Young Award Chicago Cubs Boston Red Sox National League San Francisco Giants Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Cleveland Indians
Cubs' uniforms get golden touch
MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs will commemorate their 2016 World Series title with a golden touch for the first two home games. The lettering on the Cubs' uniforms will be stitched in gold for their first two games on April 10 and 12 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. In addition, gold trim will...
5 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball San Francisco Giants Chicago Cubs World Series Chicago White Sox Pacific Coast League National League Atlanta Braves
How Mets-Nationals stack up in what may be best rivalry in 2017
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Did baseball’s best current rivalry hold a dress rehearsal Thursday at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches? No, Mets-Nationals can’t hold a finger to Yankees-Red Sox, Dodgers-Giants or Cardinals-Cubs when it comes to history and regalness. In 2017, though? Mets-Nationals has two critical attributes going for it: 1) It’s close....
-1 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball Baseball Atlanta Braves Philadelphia Phillies National League National League East World Series New York Mets
Kershaw strikes out 11 Rangers in 6 scoreless innings
Clayton Kershaw showed there's no cause for concern after a mediocre performance in his previous spring training start         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball rules National League Major League Baseball Baseball terminology Pitcher Chase Utley
Mets manager raves about Gsellman after fourth spring start
It’s a nice problem for Terry Collins to have, but it’s still a problem.
-1 points by Daily News | Baseball Pitcher National League Major League Baseball West Palm Beach Florida Tommy John surgery Relief pitcher Cleveland Indians
Theo Epstein: ‘World’s greatest leader’
Fortune magazine on Thursday named Theo Epstein as the “world’s greatest leader.” The Cubs president of baseball operations beat out such luminaries as Pope Francis and Jeff Bezos.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Boston Red Sox Chicago Cubs San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball Baseball St. Louis Cardinals National League Wrigley Field
Cubs' Jake Arrieta relishes reunion with Olympics teammate Brett Anderson
Jake Arrieta was amused that he's been reunited with 2008 U.S. Olympic teammates Brian Duensing, Trevor Cahill and Dexter Fowler since joining the Cubs. And the latest addition is Brett Anderson, who was named Thursday as the Cubs' fourth starter. "He's very cerebral, a very smart pitcher," Arrieta...
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Kyle Hendricks pitching in fifth spot a sign of Cubs' rotation depth
The Cubs' decision Thursday to place National League ERA leader Kyle Hendricks as their fifth starter was based merely on breaking up left-handers Jon Lester and Brett Anderson. It also speaks to a rotation that Jake Arrieta believes is as deep as any in baseball. "On paper and what we've actually...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball National League Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Pitcher St. Louis Cardinals World Series Baseball positions
“Here I come to save the day!” Nationals’ Adam Eaton likes Mighty Mouse look
While it took a while for the outfielder to embrace his "Napoleon syndrome," as he called it, Eaton is now proud of what he's been able to do in the majors.
2 points by The Denver Post | Major League Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks Washington Nationals Atlanta Braves Chicago White Sox National League Barry Bonds Batting average
Hyun-Jin Ryu says he's ready to prove he belongs in the Dodgers' rotation
As Hyun-Jin Ryu clomped down a rain-slicked hill, headed for his first session of live batting practice this spring, a group of fans gathered nearby perked up. “Good luck this year,” one said as Ryu walked by. “Stay healthy! Stay healthy!” That task has proved challenging for Ryu in the last two...
16 points by Los Angeles Times | Cy Young Award Major League Baseball Baseball Pitcher San Francisco Giants Arizona Diamondbacks National League John Smoltz
Veteran Lester thinks Cubs' youth helps chance for repeating
MESA, Ariz. — No baseball team has repeated as World Series champions since the New York Yankees reigned from 1998 through 2000.There are reasons, starting with the fact that a title-winning team's offseason is so short.Jon Lester, a three-time World Series champion, thinks the Chicago Cubs have a few legs up on the situation. Young legs.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Baseball Chicago Cubs San Francisco Giants Chicago White Sox Tampa Bay Rays National League
Eric Gagne, 41, makes Team Canada WBC roster
The Sports Xchange Former Cy Young Award winner Eric Gagne has not pitched in the major leagues since he was a member of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008.
12 points by UPI | Major League Baseball San Diego Padres Cy Young Award San Francisco Giants Milwaukee Brewers National League Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball
Las Vegas’ Ken Korach embarks on 22nd season in A’s broadcast booth
Veteran play-by-play man Ken Korach has called a perfect game and witnessed many baseball thrills, but has yet to catch a foul ball in the booth.
33 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Major League Baseball Baseball Oakland Athletics San Francisco Giants New York Yankees Chicago Cubs National League Atlanta Braves
Cubs' Jason Heyward unaware of popularity of World Series speech
Jason Heyward's speech during the Game 7, 10th-inning rain delay was so popular that Lego included it as part of its version of the 2016 World Series. But the Cubs' right field was unaware of the Lego version as well as the popularity of his speech. “Surprised?" Heyward said Saturday morning. "I...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs National League Cleveland Indians Houston Astros
Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts hoping for Patriots-like stretch of domination
It started out seven years ago trying to win the National League Central. Now the Ricketts family wants the world. After addressing the full squad Saturday at the Cubs' spring training complex, Chairman Tom Ricketts said he would like the team one day to be considered "one of the great sports organizations...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Thomas S. Ricketts Chicago White Sox Wrigley Field Boston Red Sox National League