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Baseball's shifting culture set to play out in All-Star Game

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 3 hours 35 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) - David Ortiz can now laugh, sort of, at the shifting culture of baseball. For J.D. Martinez, Nolan Arenado, Aaron Judge and every other All-Star hitter, dealing with different defensive alignments is just part of the game. Tune in Tuesday night and no telling where fans will see fielders

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Machado Homers As Orioles Beat Rangers 6-5

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 3 hours 50 min ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado homered before making an early exit, Adam Jones hit a three-run double and the Baltimore Orioles rallied past the Texas Rangers 6-5 Sunday. Machado was removed in the fifth inning by manager Buck Showalter after a 26-minute rain delay, taking the All-Star shortstop off

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Trout still setting the standard in AL through first half

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 4 hours 23 min ago

At the All-Star break last year, Chris Sale looked as if he might pull away in the American League Cy Young race. He already had 178 strikeouts with only 22 walks.

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Baseball's shifting culture set to play out in All-Star Game

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 4 hours 40 min ago

WASHINGTON — David Ortiz can now laugh, sort of, at the shifting culture of baseball. For J.D. Martinez, Nolan Arenado, Aaron Judge and every other All-Star hitter, dealing with different defensive alignments is just part of the game. Tune in Tuesday night and no telling where fans will see fielders.

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NFL training camp 2018: Contract holdouts and where they stand

Yahoo! Sports - NFL News - 4 hours 49 min ago

The NFL offseason has brought numerous mega-signings, but a number of big-name players are still waiting on their lucrative payday.

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Mark Bradley: Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos on the trade deadline and big-ticket rentals

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 5 hours 50 min ago

This being Alex Anthopoulos' first season here, it also constitutes his first excursion as Braves general manager into the July market of deadline buyers/sellers. Not to overstate the obvious, but the moves he makes – or doesn't make – these next 2 1/2 weeks could change the dynamics of the National

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Success on the road lifts A's into contention

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 5 hours 50 min ago

The Oakland Athletics have played their way into contention by beating up on teams that are far from it. Oakland enters the All-Star break having won 21 of its last 27, and the A's are only three games behind the second wild card. At 55-42, manager Bob Melvin's Athletics would have the second-best

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Free agency turning into bargain hunting for NBA clubs

Yahoo! Sports - NBA News - 5 hours 50 min ago

Even after roughly $1.5 billion in new contracts were hammered out during the first two weeks of free agency, there is still plenty of shopping for NBA teams to do over the coming weeks. Most of it will be for bargains. The biggest deals of NBA summer — like Chris Paul, Paul George and LeBron James getting

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Success on the road lifts A's into contention

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 5 hours 50 min ago

The Oakland Athletics have played their way into contention by beating up on teams that are far from it. Oakland enters the All-Star break having won 21 of its last 27, and the A's are only three games behind the second wild card. At 55-42, manager Bob Melvin's Athletics would have the second-best

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MLB scores, highlights, live team updates, news: Brewers swept before All-Star break; Cards win first game without Matheny

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 6 hours 13 min ago

It's officially the final day of the first half. That means every team is in action, and there are no night games. Keep it here for all the latest scores, news, and notes. Sunday's baseball scores Orioles 6, Rangers 5 (box score) Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 2 (box score) Nationals 6, Mets 1 (box score

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Cam's new offensive guru is key for Panthers

Yahoo! Sports - NFL News - 6 hours 31 min ago

Cam Newton has been an MVP, but Carolina is hoping Norv Turner can help him reach an even higher level. If so, the sky is the limit for the Panthers.

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Tigers reunion with Justin Verlander doesn't go according to plan

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 6 hours 50 min ago

Free Press sports writer Anthony Fenech and columnist Jeff Seidel dissect Detroit Tigers improbable 6-3 win over Justin Verlander in Houston, July 15. HOUSTON — Late in the game, after the Detroit Tigers had turned this emotional showdown against Justin Verlander into a home run derby, I thought the

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Cubs take unique path to top of National League at All-Star break

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 7 hours 8 min ago

Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000. SAN DIEGO -- All is right in Cubs Nation as the 2016 world champions used the final week before the All-Star break to take command of their division, and the National League, and now find

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7/15/18 MLB.com FastCast

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 7 hours 10 min ago

In today's edition of the FastCast, the Red Sox improve to 68-30 and Michael Brantley leads Cleveland past the Yankees

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With MLB All-Star break underway, here are six observations from the first half of the 2018 season

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 7 hours 10 min ago

Sunday marked the official conclusion of the first half of the 2018 Major League Baseball season. The league will pause for the next few days in order to observe the All-Star Break. With that in mind, let's recap the first half by focusing on six of our biggest takeaways. The AL is great, but boring

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Unlikely Dodgers slugger went from out of baseball to folk hero

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 7 hours 17 min ago

Dodgers third baseman and Home Run Derby participant Max Muncy tries to hit some Q&A out of the park with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: How do you assess your Home Run Derby chances? A: Probably about the same as everyone else's. I feel pretty good about it. As long as I don't try and go out

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Dodgers' Muncy says he'll practice restraint at home run derby

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 7 hours 27 min ago

Max Muncy is known for his patience as well as his power. In addition to his team-leading 22 homers, the Dodgers infielder has a team-high .409 on-base percentage and 52 walks, which will make his approach during Monday night's home run derby in Washington seem a little foreign.

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Reminder: MLB should do better with the Futures Game instead of burying it on the final day of the first half

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 7 hours 34 min ago

WASHINGTON D.C. -- We discussed this last year and it still applies, so let's have the same conversation. I'm sitting here at the Futures Game in Nationals Park, watching the next generation of star baseball players on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  The Futures Game kicks off the All-Star break

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Joel Hanrahan back at Nationals Park as a coach

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 7 hours 41 min ago

The the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. For the first time since June 26, 2009, Joel Hanrahan entered the home bullpen at Nationals Park. Hanrahan spent two-and-a-half seasons with Washington, initially as a starting pitcher, then as a reliever before he was traded to Pittsburgh

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MLB: Meadows sent to the minors

Yahoo! Sports - MLB News - 7 hours 43 min ago

With a dozen strikeouts against the Detroit Tigers, his former team, Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros moved into 26th all-time with 2,588. ... Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almore Jr. was put on the family medical emergency list. ... Texas Rangers designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo extended to 51

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