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Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday, Aug 26

Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday: – - – - SOCCER Champions League playoff round, second legs (1845 unless stated) Zenit St Petersburg v Standard Liege (1700) Porto v Olympique Lyonnais Celtic v Maribor APOEL v AaB Aalborg BATE Borisov v Slovan Bratislava Celtic look for Champions League progress Celtic will look to take advantage of their Champions League reprieve when their host Maribor in the second leg of their playoff, having drawn the first match 1-1. …

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 2:00 pm

Baseball-Highlights of Monday’s MLB games

Aug 25 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Monday’s Major League baseball games: – - – Orioles 9, Rays 1 Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis hit consecutive homers in the fifth inning as Baltimore banged out five homers to ease past the Tampa Bay Rays and record a first victory in four contests. Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce started the onslaught with back-to-back homers in the third inning. It was more than enough offensive support for Orioles (74-55) starter Chris Tillman (11-5), who allowed one unearned run on three hits in seven innings. Tampa Bay fell to 64-67. …

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 6:35 am

Baseball-Highlights of Sunday’s MLB games

Aug 24 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Sunday’s Major League baseball games: – - – - Tigers 13, Twins 4 Max Scherzer tied the Major League lead with his 15th win as Detroit beat Kansas City to move within two games of the Royals for first place in the American League Central Division. Scherzer, the reigning American League Cy Young winner, allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk in five innings. The Tigers scored a two runs in three straight innings to runaway with the contest as Victor Martinez and Torii Hunter each had four RBIs. …

Posted on 25 August 2014 | 4:20 am

Baseball-Highlights of Saturday’s MLB games

- – Nationals 6, Giants 2 Pitcher Jordan Zimmermann trailed 2-0 after the first two batters, he did not allow a run the rest of the way as team mate Jayson Werth had two hits and two RBIs and Denard Span added two hits, two runs and an RBI in a win over the Giants. The Giants (68-60) fell to a still impressive 22-11 against the National League East. – - – Pirates 10, Brewers 2 Pedro Alvarez belted two home runs, Russell Martin and Neil Walker added three RBIs and Pittsburgh blasted first-place Milwaukee.

Posted on 24 August 2014 | 6:14 am

Orioles lose Machado to right knee surgery

Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles is helped off the field after injuring his leg in the third inning against the New York Yankees at Camden Yards on August 11, 2014 in BaltimoreBaltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will undergo season-ending right knee surgery next week, dealing the team's Major League Baseball title hopes a severe setback. Orioles vice president Dan Duquette confirmed the 22-year-old US star would miss the remainder of the campaign and be unavailable should Baltimore advance to the October playoffs. Machado was batting .278 with 12 home runs and 32 runs batted in over 82 games for Baltimore this season. Machado sprained a right knee ligament when he fell awkwardly while batting against the New York Yankees on August 11.


Posted on 23 August 2014 | 8:05 pm

Baseball-Highlights of Friday’s MLB games

(Adds late games) Aug 22 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Friday’s Major League Baseball games. – - – Braves 3, Reds 1 (12 innings) Atlanta starter Mike Minor flirted with a no-hitter as the Braves beat the slumping Cincinnati Reds 3-1 in 12 innings. Minor held Cincinnati hitless until center fielder Billy Hamilton’s RBI single with two outs in the eighth tied the score 1-1. Cincinnati (61-68) extended its losing streak to seven, while Atlanta (68-61) defeated the Reds for the fifth straight time this season.

Posted on 23 August 2014 | 5:37 am

Boston set to sign Cuban outfielder

Rusney Castillo, a Cuban outfielder who defected to Haiti six months ago, agrees to a record Major League Baseball contract with the Boston Red Sox, multiple reports sayRusney Castillo, a Cuban outfielder who defected to Haiti six months ago, has agreed to a record Major League Baseball contract with the Boston Red Sox, multiple reports said Friday. The league's website and ESPN reported that the Red Sox won a bidding war for the talented 27-year-old Caribbean standout, the latest defector from the Communist island to make his way to the US major leagues. The Red Sox have not confirmed the deal, saying only that they have been in talks with Castillo. Almost all major league clubs attended his workout in July at Miami.


Posted on 22 August 2014 | 5:55 pm

Highlights of Thursday’s Major League Baseball games

(Adds late games) Aug 21 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Thursday’s Major League Baseball games. – - – Rays 1, Tigers 0 Detroit Tigers left-hander David Price gave up only one hit in eight innings but still lost to the former Tampa Bay Rays in his return to his former home. Price, the former Cy Young winner who spent his first seven seasons with Tampa Bay, faced the Rays for the first time since he was traded to Detroit July 31 in a three-team deal with Seattle. He received a standing ovation before the game, but was outdueled by Tampa Bay’s next ace Alex Cobb.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 5:25 am

Angels lose star pitcher for playoff drive

Garrett Richards of the Los Angeles Angels is carried off the field on a stretcher after suffering a leg injury against the Boston Red Sox on August 20, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, MassachusettsLos Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards will miss the remainder of the Major League Baseball season with torn left knee patellar tendon, the team announced Thursday. Richards was 13-4 this season with a 2.61 earned-run average over 26 starts for the Angels, whose 75-50 record is the best in the major leagues. The Angels lead Oakland by 1 1/2 games in the American League West division in a fight between the winningest teams of the season, so losing Richards was a setback the Anaheim-based club could ill afford in its quest to earn a home-field edge throughout the playoffs over the final weeks of the season.


Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:53 pm

Price tosses one-hitter at ex-club but loses

David Price of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 21, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FloridaDetroit pitcher David Price tossed a one-hitter at his former Tampa Bay teammates Thursday but lost as the Rays edged the visiting Tigers 1-0. Five days shy of his 29th birthday, the American left-hander faced his former Major League Baseball club for the first time and took the loss thanks to the only hit he surrendered. A throwing error by Detroit shortstop Eugenio Suarez allowed Ben Zobrist to reach first base with one out in the first inning and Brandon Guyer followed with a triple to centerfield to produce the game's only run. Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb and relievers Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee combined on a four-hit shutout to snap a four-game losing skid for the Rays.


Posted on 21 August 2014 | 9:06 pm

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Book traces history of baseball in Massachusetts to 18th century – The Republican – masslive.com


Book traces history of baseball in Massachusetts to 18th century
The Republican – masslive.com
For years, a popular myth said that baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday in 1839. There are several problems with that story, but here's a big one: a 1791 bylaw in Pittsfield mentions the sport by name. That's just one of the interesting facts you

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 9:16 am

Baseball Capsules – ABC News


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Baseball Capsules
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Gee (5-6) stopped the longest losing streak of his career at five games, outpitching Alex Wood (9-10) in the opener of a three-game series. Lagares, one of the best defensive center fielders in baseball, scurried from gap to gap and finished with seven
Baseball roundup: Bumgarner nearly perfect as Giants blank RockiesBoston Globe

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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 4:27 am

Taney tale good for baseball: Other views – Jackson Clarion Ledger


Taney tale good for baseball: Other views
Jackson Clarion Ledger
The Taney Dragons of Philadelphia may have been eliminated from the Little League World Series, but the good mood created by the exhilarating ride they gave their hometown and baseball fans everywhere erases any disappointment. Such feelings are …

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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 2:22 am

Fantasy daily notes for Aug. 27 – ESPN


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Fantasy daily notes for Aug. 27
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FANTASY TOP HEADLINES. Karabell: QB rankings by tier Insider; Crawford: Bright future ahead for Jorge Soler Insider; Karabell: Believe in Chris Davis? Insider; Crawford: Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects Insider; Berry: Fantasy facts, stats and advice

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 9:26 pm

Major League Baseball denies the Rays protest from Saturday’s game – NBCSports.com


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Major League Baseball denies the Rays protest from Saturday's game
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“Official Baseball Rule 4.19 shall have no applicability to these Replay Regulations. No protest shall ever be permitted on judgment decisions by the Replay Official. Moreover, a violation of any rule or procedure set forth herein shall not constitute
Baseball notes: MLB denies Rays' protestSTLtoday.com
MLB denies Rays' weekend protest in TorontoJournal Review

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Posted on 26 August 2014 | 6:02 pm

Photos of dogs wearing baseball gear on National Dog Day – SB Nation


Photos of dogs wearing baseball gear on National Dog Day
SB Nation
Tuesday is National Dog Day, and there's only one way to celebrate it: with pictures of dogs wearing assorted baseball merchandise, hanging out at baseball stadiums. Thanks, SB Nation photo archives! Dodger pugs. Photo credit: Stephen Dunn. It's not

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Posted on 26 August 2014 | 3:03 pm

Today in Baseball History: MLB Makes Its TV Debut – RollingStone.com


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Today in Baseball History: MLB Makes Its TV Debut
RollingStone.com
Sounds like a baseball purist's list of grievances. Over the past century, America's pastime has proven that it's willing to change (sometimes at a faster pace than the country itself), but why? Well, an obvious answer is to make the game better. A
Major League Baseball Makes Television Debut, 75 Years AgoHistory
It's Been 75 Years Since The First Televised Baseball GameBoston.com
Baseball on TV is 75 years old todayNBCSports.com
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Posted on 26 August 2014 | 2:13 pm

Pete Frates is no stranger to the Oldtime Baseball Game. – WEEI.com


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Pete Frates is no stranger to the Oldtime Baseball Game.
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Just a few months after the initial news that the former Boston College baseball captain was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis –€“ also known as Lou Gehrig'€™s disease — Frates took part in the baseball charity event, taking the field at
Pete Frates honored at old-time baseball game in CambridgeWHDH-TV
21st annual Oldtime Baseball GameThe Salem News
Oldtime Baseball on bucket listBoston Herald
Mill City Sports
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Posted on 25 August 2014 | 7:51 pm

Wright: JRW could draw city kids to baseball – ESPN (blog)


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Wright: JRW could draw city kids to baseball
ESPN (blog)
Wright is hoping Chicago, and baseball in general, looks at teams like Jackie Robinson, and the inner-city Philadelphia team they beat to reach the US finals, as trailblazers. It's well documented that African-Americans aren't playing baseball as much
Another Jackie Robinson West success story: T-shirtsCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)
Little league baseball: They beat the oddsSouth Bend Tribune
Resilient Jackie Robinson West Little League squad has feel-good story New York Daily News
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Posted on 24 August 2014 | 11:28 pm

Black, White and Baseball – New York Times


New York Times

Black, White and Baseball
New York Times
IF you were looking last week for a thread of hope amid all the hurt in America and savagery abroad, for something to thrill to and cheer about, this is where you found it, on a baseball diamond in central Pennsylvania that really did amount to a field
Diversity in baseball still has long way to goChicago Tribune
Baseball sensation Mo'ne Davis' impact on girls and boysCNN
Mo'ne Davis Signed Baseball Snags Big Bid on EBayNBCNews.com
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Posted on 23 August 2014 | 11:23 pm