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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 ...
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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...
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A capsule look at the AL East
Boston Red Sox2016: 93-69, first place, lost to Cleveland in ALDSManager: John Farrell (fifth season)He’s Here: LHP Chris Sale, RHP Tyler Thornburg, 1B Mitch MorelandHe’s Outta Here: DH David Ortiz, 3B Travis Shaw, RHP Clay Buchholz, RHP Koji Uehara, RHP Junichi Tazawa, RHP Brad Ziegler, C Ryan Hani...
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Domestic abuse survivor Melissa Dohme marries first responder
Melissa Dohme said the day she met Cameron Hill was the worst day of her life — and the day she married him was the very best.
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American League East capsules
American League East preview capsules         
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Yankees' Montgomery, with 'funky' delivery, making case to start
The Yankees have been curious about Jordan Montgomery all spring.
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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.
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White Sox starter James Shields believes he has nothing to prove despite woeful 2016
James Shields reiterated Thursday that he never gave himself the nickname "Big Game James," which of course originated with NBA Hall of Famer James Worthy. The nickname was thrown in Shields' face last year after he arrived from the San Diego Padres with a big contract and was touted as the missing...
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Cleveland Indians bring back Grady Sizemore
Alex ButlerFeb. 14 (UPI) -- He never officially retired, but Grady Sizemore won't be playing in 2017 when he returns to the Cleveland Indians.
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RHP Jake Odorizzi defeats Tampa Bay Rays in arbitration
Alex ButlerFeb. 14 (UPI) -- Knowing that you don't have to move during the Major League Baseball offseason is great. Returning to the same club with a new deal is even better.
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Red Sox, Nationals to play exhibition at Naval Academy on April 1
The Washington Nationals will face the Boston Red Sox in an exhibition game at the U.S. Naval Academy on April 1.
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Rays finalize $2.5M deal with Morrison, trade Romero to Nats
Free agent first baseman Logan Morrison has finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, who cleared a roster spot by trading reliever Enny Romero to the Washington         
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Nationals acquire lefty reliever Enny Romero from Rays
The Nationals added to their bullpen depth by acquiring left-handed reliever Enny Romero from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league right-hander Jeffrey Rosa         
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Renewed interest in 1982 cold case slaying in St. Petersburg
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The murder of Joseph Warner has been the focus of major attention twice: first, when the 44-year-old father of five and 22-year Air Force veteran was killed in 1982 and later, when it was featured on America's Most Wanted. The Tampa Bay Times reports ( ...
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Dodgers executive Kapler shares personal baseball journey
Gabe Kapler would have loved to play for Israel in the World Baseball Classic. He has not played in the major leagues for seven years, but that would not have been a problem. Eric Gagne is playing for Canada, and he hasn’t played in the majors for nine years. But Kapler has a full-time job, as...
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Angels move to prospect prospects at Rule 5 draft deadline
The Angels made several roster moves Friday to comply with Major League Baseball’s deadline to protect players from next month’s Rule 5 draft. They added left-hander Nate Smith and right-handers Eduardo Paredes, Keynan Middleton and Austin Adams to their 40-man roster, designated right-handers...
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Kate Upton calls out Cy Young voters for Verlander's loss
Another voting system is causing a scandal.
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Ninth-inning rally falls short as White Sox fall to Phillies
PHILADELPHIA — Trailing by four runs in the ninth, the Chicago White Sox staged a late rally that made a lot of Philadelphia Phillies fans very nervous.It just wasn't quite enough.Odubel Herrera kept up his hitting surge with a homer among his three hits and drove in three runs as the Phillies held off a late White Sox comeback attempt in a 7-6 win Tuesday night.
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Rays pitch to Sanchez, blow late lead in 5-3 loss to Yankees
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays found out the hard way that Gary Sanchez is no ordinary rookie.Sanchez hit his 17th homer in 42 games this season, a three-run shot off Brad Boxberger in a four-run seventh inning that sent the New York Yankees past the Rays 5-3 on Tuesday night."He did a good job on a first-pitch slider from me," Boxberger said. "It's probably not on the scouting report too much, so to be able to do what he did is pretty impressive."
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Gary Sanchez homers again as Yankees snap five-game losing streak
The Yankees' improbable surge into the playoff race began when Gary Sanchez was promoted from the minors.
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Strop set to return to Cubs
Chicago Cubs right-hander Pedro Strop is set to be activated off the disabled list Friday, solidifying the team’s bullpen for the playoffs. Strop threw about 20 pitches without difficulty in a simulated game Tuesday in Chicago and declared himself pain-free following knee and groin injuries. Manager...
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Mark Trumbo powers Baltimore Orioles' over Tampa Bay Rays
By Todd Karpovich, The Sports Xchange BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles control their own destiny for a spot in the playoffs.
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Dodgers mailbag: Should Ross Stripling be the fourth starter in October?
The Dodgers are 80-62. That translates to a 91-win pace. The team holds a three-game lead over San Francisco, which swept the woebegone Diamondbacks this weekend while the Dodgers dropped two of three to Miami. This space will be free of Rich Hill questions this week, because my brain cannot handle...
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Florida man shoots, kills cousin testing bulletproof vest
When Joaquin Mendez wondered if his bulletproof vest still worked, his cousin said, "Let's see," police say. Alexandro GaribaldiHillsborough County Sheriff's Office  TAMPA, Florida -- On Saturday night, reports say Joaquin Mendez sat in a chair, put on a bulletproof vest and said he wondered if it still worked. His cousin, Alexandro Garibaldi, reportedly said, "Let's see." It was then that Garibaldi, 24, pulled out a handgun and shot Mendez, 23, in the chest, police tell the Tampa Bay Tribune. The bullet traveled through the vest, and Mendez later died at a hospital. WFLA Channel 8 reports Garibaldi initially told police responding to the home that he heard a gunshot and found Mendez wounded outside. But a witness told police that Garibaldi had shot Mendez, and police found the bulletproof vest inside the house along with blood. The vest had a bullet hole. Garibaldi has been charged with manslaughter with a weapon, and also faces a charge for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held in the Hillsborough County Jail without a bond. To comment on this story, please visit Sunday's crime and courts comments page.
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Benintendi to practice sliding
Benintendi to slideRed Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi is winding down his recovery on an injured knee suffered late last month in Tampa Bay.Boston Manager John Farrell said Saturday the 22-year-old will try sliding during a simulated game at Fenway Park on Tuesday. The announcement came after the...
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Carlos Rodon on his game again with nine strikeouts in 7-2 victory
The first batter he faced reached first base on a foul ball. Though not immediately, Friday evening improved for White Sox starter Carlos Rodon after a catcher's interference call on an otherwise harmless foul put Royals leadoff man Paulo Orlando aboard. Two singles later, Orlando scored the first...
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