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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 »
127 points by Variety | Major League Baseball Baseball National League Pitcher San Diego Padres San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals Designated hitter
Stevie Sunshine finds the good in some bad Cubs play
Stevie Sunshine is here for you this morning. Stevie Sunshine is finding something good amid something bad. No, this isn’t about the White Sox. They appear indecipherable and unsalvageable. Instead, this is about the Cubs. You might not have realized it at the time and might not have thought about...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Roger Goodell Chicago White Sox National Football League Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball The Star-Spangled Banner San Francisco Giants Boston Red Sox
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.
4 points by UPI | Major League Baseball Minor league baseball Baseball Heisman Trophy National League San Francisco Giants World Series New York Mets
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...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs National League Baseball San Francisco Giants Chicago White Sox Chicago WGN-TV
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
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
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
Hernan Perez leads hits parade as Milwaukee Brewers blast St. Louis Cardinals
By Bucky Dent, The Sports Xchange ST. LOUIS -- In his career, St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia has been very tough against the Milwaukee Brewers.
9 points by UPI | St. Louis Cardinals Chicago Cubs Baseball Baseball statistics Major League Baseball Florida Marlins Milwaukee Brewers San Francisco Giants
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
Dodgers cross fingers, dream about October as Clayton Kershaw returns this weekend
The subsequent months have sanded away the details of his dejection. Dave Roberts cannot recall whether he read the message in a text or listened to Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman speak the words aloud. But he can still recall their meaning. “We’ve got some bad news,”...
462 points by Los Angeles Times | Clayton Kershaw Curveball Great Lakes Loons Fastball Spinal disc herniation Pitcher The A-Team San Francisco Giants
Hey, Tim Tebow-to-Mets haters: Chill out, nobody died here
It is part of the Tim Tebow canon that cynicism will shadow him and stalk him, wherever he goes, whatever he says, whatever the year, whatever the subject, whatever the sport. That says more about a cynical time and a skeptical society than it does about Tebow. In a world of hashtags, the wide-eyed, gosh-darn-golly-gee-willikers...
139 points by New York Post | Heisman Trophy Major League Baseball Baseball Tim Tebow Florida Gators football Sam Bradford World Series San Francisco Giants
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
Vegas Play of the Day: Rays at Yankees
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | New York Yankees Major League Baseball American League CC Sabathia San Francisco Giants American League East World Series Tampa Bay Rays
Angels pitcher Tim Lincecum takes a loss in desert home sale
With his season having come to an end, Angels pitcher Tim Lincecum has wrapped up some business away from the field, selling his home in Paradise Valley, Ariz., for $3 million. The modern-style house, which boasts a gymnasium with a retractable batting cage, returned to market earlier this year...
79 points by Los Angeles Times | Tim Lincecum Los Angeles Kings World Series San Francisco Giants Rooms Major League Baseball Los Angeles Clippers Cy Young Award
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
Koji Uehara strikes out two in first outing back
SAN DIEGO — The Red Sox aren't only headed to Toronto in first place, they're headed to Toronto with a sign that Koji Uehara can once again help their bullpen — their weakest link of late.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Oakland Athletics San Francisco Giants Baseball Cy Young Award San Diego Padres Atlanta Braves
Silverman: Don Orsillo right at home with Red Sox in San Diego
SAN DIEGO — The Don Orsillo exit-from-NESN story has been weird from the get-go.Little wonder then that last night marked one more strange-but-true chapter for the still popular Rhode Island native who is now the television voice of the San Diego Padres.
122 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball San Francisco Giants Chicago White Sox David Ortiz Alex Rodriguez 2004 American League Championship Series Mariano Rivera
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13 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Baseball Baseball San Francisco Giants Women's National Basketball Association National League Sprint Cup Series St. Louis Cardinals Home run
Pedro Baez rejoins Dodgers as bullpen continues to grow
The Dodgers expanded their bullpen to 14 relievers on Tuesday by recalling right-hander Pedro Baez from double-A Tulsa. The team had sent Baez to the Texas League last week to give him a rest after heavy usage and ineffective outings in August. A talented but maddening pitcher, one who often grinds...
60 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball Pitcher Relief pitcher Roberto Clemente Bullpen San Francisco Giants San Diego Padres Pedro Martínez
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
Dodgers put enough hits together in 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks to maintain their edge in NL West
There were no fireworks at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday evening, nothing capable of replicating the previous night’s power display against former teammate Zack Greinke. The Dodgers used a less explosive but just as effective tack in a 5-2 victory, batting aside the Diamondbacks with a combination...
62 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball positions First baseman Catcher Cap Anson San Francisco Giants Baseball rules
Five reasons Mets are better than 50-50 to make playoffs
CINCINNATI — Can they be the comeback kids for a second straight year? The mood was bleak outside the visitors’ clubhouse in San Francisco on Aug. 19 as Terry Collins conducted his postgame press briefing, after a fourth loss in five games had pushed the Mets two games below .500 and 5 ½ lengths removed...
91 points by New York Post | Florida Marlins New York Mets World Series Major League Baseball Curtis Granderson Atlanta Braves Detroit Tigers San Francisco Giants
Dodgers keep rolling along, a 3-1 win giving them a sweep of the Diamondbacks
An autumnal chill did not envelop Chavez Ravine Wednesday night — it was 74 degrees, not an October-like 54 degrees, at first pitch — but Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts sensed a different feeling in the stadium, one that has grown with each passing day of September. “There’s that anticipation,” Roberts...
386 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball Baseball statistics Pitcher Left-handedness San Francisco Giants Pitch Right-handedness Baseball terminology
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
Travis Shaw, David Price put Red Sox in 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.
4 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox Baseball statistics Major League Baseball Alex Rodriguez Oakland Athletics Toronto Blue Jays San Francisco Giants Home run
Watch: The iPhone 7 facts you need to know
Apple unveils the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch 2 Sept. 7, 2016, 2:09 p.m. For nearly a decade, Apple has showed the world its new line of iPhones in September. It's something of a tradition in the tech industry -- and this year wasn't any different. The technology giant hosted a press conference...
15 points by Los Angeles Times | San Francisco San Jose California San Francisco Giants California San Francisco Bay Area Jefferson Airplane The Bill Technology
Sia caps off Apple event
Live coverage of Apple's iPhone 7 announcement Sept. 7, 2016, 12:16 p.m. For nearly a decade, Apple has unveiled its new line of iPhones in September. It's something of a tradition in the tech world -- and this year isn't any different. The technology giant is hosting a press conference on Wednesday,...
9 points by Los Angeles Times | San Francisco San Jose California San Francisco Giants California Dance music Jefferson Airplane San Francisco Bay Area The Bill
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
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
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
Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw earns seventh straight Opening Day start
The Sports Xchange Clayton Kershaw is the no-brainer decision to start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day when the left-handed ace will tie a franchise record.
-2 points by UPI | Cy Young Award Los Angeles Dodgers San Francisco Giants San Diego Padres Major League Baseball Don Drysdale Sandy Koufax Boston Red Sox
Red Sox notebook: Non-roster invitee Matt Dominguez in mix at third base
FORT MYERS — When the third baseman walked through the door, Hanley Ramirez came over to say hello. They go way back.Matt Dominguez has played the hot corner in the big leagues more than anyone on the Red Sox outside of Pablo Sandoval.A non-roster invitee with a smooth glove, the 27-year-old Dominguez was a first-round draft pick of the Marlins in 2007 — Ramirez’ old team.
1 points by Boston Herald | Alex Rodriguez Boston Red Sox Jimmy Collins Nomar Garciaparra San Francisco Giants Graig Nettles Baseball positions Wade Boggs
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
Tom Ricketts leaving tough decisions about Jake Arrieta to Theo Epstein
The riches and notoriety of winning a World Series may go only so far in retaining marquee players such as Jake Arrieta. "That's a Theo and Jed decision," Chairman Tom Ricketts said Saturday in referring to President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer after addressing his Cubs players before...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Baseball Chicago Cubs World Series San Francisco Giants Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals Chicago White Sox
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
Joe Maddon stresses 'heartbeat' leads to success during team meeting
Manager Joe Maddon conducted the first of what he hopes are three meetings this season to his Cubs players. Maddon addressed his players Saturday at their theater at their training complex. Players and staffers watched clips from the postseason. Maddon continued to stress that Cubs' Game 4 victory...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | San Francisco Giants National League Major League Baseball 1890 in baseball World Series Los Angeles Dodgers Cincinnati Reds American Association
Los Angeles Dodgers re-sign 2B Chase Utley at 38
The Sports Xchange The Los Angeles Dodgers officially re-signed second baseman Chase Utley to a one-year contract on Saturday.
1 points by UPI | Major League Baseball Baseball United Press International Chase Utley Jackie Robinson San Francisco Giants Baseball statistics Philadelphia Phillies
Bryce Harper isn’t laughing off Syndergaard’s ‘douche’ rip
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Mets’ rivalry with the Nationals got that much juicier Saturday thanks to Bryce Harper. When asked about Noah Syndergaard’s Instagram comment from New Year’s Eve – Thor dropped the “Douche’’ hammer on Harper — Harper responded with these serious words at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches: “I don’t...
273 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball National League New York Mets World Series New York Yankees Atlanta Braves St. Louis Cardinals San Francisco Giants
Mat Latos invited to Toronto Blue Jays spring training
Alex ButlerFeb. 16 (UPI) -- An eighth different Major League Baseball jersey will be hanging in Mat Latos' closet after he agreed to a deal Thursday.
1 points by UPI | Major League Baseball World Series National League Atlanta Braves San Francisco Giants Minnesota Twins Toronto Blue Jays Florida Marlins
Manfred: Red Sox were considered when punishing Cardinals for hacking Astros
LAKELAND, Fla. — MLB’s top official is seeing red.When Rob Manfred slapped the St. Louis Cardinals with a $2 million fine and took away a pair of draft picks for hacking into the Houston Astros’ email and baseball database, the commissioner was conscious of the punishment he gave the Red Sox last summer for violating international amateur signing rules.The Red Sox were caught signing players for a price effectively higher than a $300,000 limitation they had.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox World Series San Francisco Giants National League New York Yankees Chicago Cubs
Kris Bryant gets pranked by Cubs great Greg Maddux
Kris Bryant got the best of a many top pitchers last season, but it took a Cubs Hall of Famer to totally punk him. Greg Maddux disguised himself as a bearded, scraggly TV sound man for a Red Bull commercial and zipped a few pitches by the unsuspecting National League MVP while hurling some zingers...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Cy Young Award Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs Greg Maddux St. Louis Cardinals San Francisco Giants Roger Clemens Pitcher
Cubs can't avoid celebrity status
Javier Baez admitted Tuesday that people still recognized him despite bleaching his hair blond, and Kris Bryant acknowledged Wednesday that the popularity of the Chicago Cubs has swollen since winning a World Series title. “Kris can’t go anywhere without being recognized with that beautiful hair...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Cubs Arizona Diamondbacks Beard Major League Baseball San Francisco Giants Babe Ruth Cap Anson Chicago
Indians still reliving World Series nightmare, but ready to pen a new ending
Still, 2017 offers promise: "If we win it this year, I can’t think of a better story.’’         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Cleveland Indians Chicago Cubs World Series Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox Baseball San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals
Craig Kimbrel’s command key for return to elite status
FORT MYERS — Shortly after Craig Kimbrel finished his first bullpen session of spring training, the Red Sox closer was cooling off in the locker room when he smiled and said, “It felt like the first bullpen of spring training.“It’ll take until the end of spring, and then I should be ready to go.”An observer noticed Kimbrel wasn’t throwing with his signature pre-delivery stance in which he bends at the waist with his powerful right arm dangling in front of his body.
2 points by Boston Herald | Baseball Major League Baseball Cleveland Indians Boston Red Sox Mariano Rivera San Francisco Giants New York Yankees Dennis Eckersley
St. Louis Cardinals' stud prospect Alex Reyes out for season
The Sports Xchange St. Louis Cardinals rookie right-hander Alex Reyes, whose fastball tops out at 100 mph, is out for the season.
2 points by UPI | Baseball St. Louis Cardinals United Press International Tommy John surgery Pitcher Major League Baseball San Francisco Giants Catcher