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Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Wednesday, Sept 17

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Wednesday: – - – - SOCCER Champions League group stage (1845 unless stated) Ajax Amsterdam v Paris St Germain Athletic Bilbao v Shakhtar Donetsk Barcelona v Apoel Nicosia Bayern Munich v Manchester City Chelsea v Schalke 04 FC Porto v BATE Borisov Maribor v Sporting Lisbon Roma v CSKA Moscow Barca, Bayern and Chelsea in opening group phase action The second day of the opening group phase kicks off with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Chelsea all in action along with big-spending Manchester City and Paris St Germain. …

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 6:00 am

Baseball-Highlights of Tuesday’s MLB games

(Adds late games) Sept 16 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Tuesday’s Major League Baseball Games – - Brewers 3, Cardinals 2 (12 innings) Hector Gomez pinch ran in the ninth and scored the tying run and then blooped a two-out single to right in the top of the 12th to score the go-ahead run as the Milwaukee Brewers’ won 3-2 over the St. Louis Cardinals. It was the fifth win in six games for the Brewers (79-72), who pulled within four games of the first-place Cardinals in the National League Central and stayed 1-1/2 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second NL wild card spot. St. …

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 5:52 am

Orioles, Nats clinch Major League Baseball division titles

Jimmy Paredes of the Baltimore Orioles congratulates Steve Pearce (L) on his three-run home during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Baltimore on September 16, 2014Baltimore (AFP) – After 17 years, the Baltimore Orioles are back on top of Major League Baseball's American League East division.


Posted on 17 September 2014 | 4:04 am

Yankees’ Tanaka tentatively set to return Sunday

Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees pitches in a simulated game on September 15, 2014 in Tampa, FloridaTampa (AFP) – Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is tentatively scheduled make his first major league start in more than two months on Sunday, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.


Posted on 17 September 2014 | 2:20 am

Highlights of Monday’s Major League baseball games

(Adds late games) Sept 15 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Monday’s Major League baseball games – - – - Nationals 4, Braves 2 Right-hander Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to help Washington to a win over the Atlanta Braves and reduce the Nationals’ magic number for winning the National League East to two. The Nationals (86-63) could clinch their second division title in three years by beating Atlanta on Tuesday. Atlanta (75-75) have lost four successive games. Atlanta starter Ervin Santana (14-9) threw six solid innings, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks, with six strikeouts.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 5:32 am

Papelbon suspended for gesture, bumping umpire

MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies(Reuters) – Philadelphia Phillies' closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined an undisclosed amount for making an obscene gesture and bumping an umpire, Major League Baseball said on Monday. The incidents occurred on Sunday as Papelbon allowed four runs in the ninth inning and was booed off the field. Papelbon came back on the field to argue and made contact with the umpire. The Phillies apologized for Papelbon's behavior, while the pitcher issued his own statement acknowledging his regrets but insisting his gesture was not meant in the way it was received.


Posted on 16 September 2014 | 4:54 am

Phillies’ Papelbon suspended seven games for lewd gesture

Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelphia Phillies argues with umpire Joe West after Papelbon was ejected from the game after making an obscene gesture, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 14, 2014New York (AFP) – Philadelphia Phillies closing pitcher Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games by Major League Baseball for "inappropriate behavior" in Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins.


Posted on 16 September 2014 | 3:33 am

Tanaka tosses five scoreless rehab innings

Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees pitches in a simulated game on September 15, 2014 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FloridaMasahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings in an instructional game for the New York Yankees on Monday at the team's Florida pre-season training facility.


Posted on 15 September 2014 | 11:26 pm

Baseball-Highlights of Saturday’s MLB games

(Adds later games) Sept 13 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Saturday’s Major League baseball games – - – Cubs 6, Pirates 4 Felix Doubront pitched six scoreless innings and rookies Javier Baez and Matt Szczur homered as the Chicago Cubs held on to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates to snap a season-worst seven-game losing streak. Doubront (2-1) allowed four hits in his third start since being acquired from the Boston Red Sox in a trade. He helped send the Pirates to just their second loss in their last nine games. Pittsburgh (78-70) remained 1 1/2 games in front of the Milwaukee Brewers for the second National League wild card but fell three games adrift of the St Louis Cardinals in the NL Central race.

Posted on 14 September 2014 | 5:29 am

Orioles Davis suspended 25 games

Chris Davis #19 of the Baltimore Orioles runs to first base during a game on September 1, 2014 in Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis has been slapped with a 25-game ban by Major League Baseball for testing positive for an amphetamine. The suspension began Friday and will run through the regular season and any playoff games. Baltimore began the weekend with a 10-game lead in the American League East with 17 games remaining. "I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Orioles organization and especially the fans," Davis said in a prepared statement.


Posted on 12 September 2014 | 8:13 pm

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Rob Manfred well-prepared to become MLB commissioner – Boston Globe


Boston Globe

Rob Manfred well-prepared to become MLB commissioner
Boston Globe
Rob Manfred, who will be baseball's next commissioner, is a labor lawyer who served a 16-year apprenticeship in MLB's front office, handpicked and groomed by incumbent Bud Selig to oversee a $9 billion enterprise that began in the 19th century and
Major League Baseball, Players Union To Consider New Domestic Violence PolicyThinkProgress
Mets: Bud Selig OK with ownershipNorthJersey.com
It May Be Football Season, But Baseball Still ExistsNYU Local
USA TODAY -FOXSports.com -SportsBlog.com (blog)
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 11:45 am

On Baseball: Washington Nationals can celebrate the present — and their future – Washington Post


On Baseball: Washington Nationals can celebrate the present — and their future
Washington Post
Maybe this is a good time to remind everyone that 10 years ago this very night, Washington did not yet have a baseball team. And that in the winter of 2004-05, the franchise had its accounting operations in Montreal, its baseball operations in Florida

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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 6:22 am

Baseball Capsules – USA TODAY


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Baseball Capsules
USA TODAY
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles won their first AL East crown since 1997, using home runs by Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Tuesday night. With their ninth win in 10 games, the Orioles clinched their second …
Major League Baseball roundup: Orioles clinch EastDubuque Telegraph Herald
MLB:Orioles, Nationals win division titlesNorthJersey.com

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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 5:07 am

Even the baseball purist must wonder if our national pastime passes too much time – Fort Worth Star Telegram


Even the baseball purist must wonder if our national pastime passes too much time
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Even the purest of baseball fans must admit, at times, that the great game, our national pastime, often moves at a snail's pace. After nearly a decade of game times decreasing, however incrementally, the length of an average major league game is back

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 4:27 am

Rise of Orioles, Nationals Has Changed Baseball in the East – Bleacher Report


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Rise of Orioles, Nationals Has Changed Baseball in the East
Bleacher Report
That is because the Braves, Yankees and Red Sox had both divisions in their clutches for seemingly the entire time since baseball went to six divisions in 1994—there were no divisions winners that first season because of the strike. Starting in 1995
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: NL East crown is a National treasureFredericksburg.com
Nationals' Monday night lineup vs Braves + Anthony Rendon is good at baseballFederal Baseball
Tanner Roark: Roark pitches Nats past ATL to clinch NL EastRotoworld.com
Aljazeera.com -Bellingham Herald
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 4:25 am

Bryan Cranston Delivers a Hilarious One Man Baseball Show Spoof – TIME


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Bryan Cranston Delivers a Hilarious One Man Baseball Show Spoof
TIME
The One Who Knocks really knocks one out of the park in a new commercial for Major League Baseball–which features Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston touting an epic Looney Toons-inspired one man show about the sport.
Check out Bryan Cranston's one-man baseball playThe Desert Sun
Bryan Cranston's Major League Baseball Play Is A Grand SlamMTV.com
Bryan Cranston's one-man baseball show spoof is very funnyYahoo Sports (blog)
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 1:28 am

Clarity Emerging as Playoff Races Wind Down – New York Times


New York Times

Clarity Emerging as Playoff Races Wind Down
New York Times
So, as play began Monday at the halfway point of September, more than half the teams in the majors stood within five games of a playoff spot — just as baseball hoped when it added a second wild card for the 2012 season. “It's a great time of year to
Angels, Nationals, Orioles cruising to October as half of baseball's division SportingNews.com

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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 6:10 pm

Nevada man snags rare Honus Wagner baseball card – WTHR


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Nevada man snags rare Honus Wagner baseball card
WTHR
SPARKS, Nev. – A Nevada man says he hit the jackpot when he managed to snag a extremely rare baseball card in an eBay auction. Jason Mars paid less than $200 for a card valued at more than a half million dollars. Mars has been collecting baseball cards …
Man buys baseball card on eBay for $200, could be worth up to $2 millionfox2now.com
Authenticity of rare baseball card questionedKRNV My News 4
Man buys baseball card on eBay for $200 that could be worth up to $2 millionmyfox8.com
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 3:46 pm

Mother won’t deal with Berkshire Baseball League – Reading Eagle


Mother won't deal with Berkshire Baseball League
Reading Eagle
The mother of a former Berkshire Baseball League player said she will have no further dealings with the league after she said it took several weeks to receive a $200 refund check. Gina Talarico said in an email Friday that she had received a refund she

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 4:09 am

Key connections: Star-Spangled Banner, baseball forever linked – Anaheim Angels


Key connections: Star-Spangled Banner, baseball forever linked
Anaheim Angels
Francis Scott Key never got to see a big league baseball game. He died in 1843, some 26 years before the first professional team was established. But you can imagine his joy if he did get that chance. These days, he'd probably sit in a shiny bleacher

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 6:02 am