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By the numbers: A stat-packed look at the MLB season's 1st half

We’ve reached the unofficial halfway point of the MLB season, so it’s time to take a breath and a look around. Since the schedule began in late March, 855 batters have combined to score 12,749 runs against 690 pitchers. Surely, there’s got to be something interesting buried beneath those mountains of box scores. So, from the good to the bad, ...

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There's a new NL leader in latest MVP poll

Mike Trout remains firmly in control of the American League MVP Award race. Even with Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez and Jose Ramirez having monstrous seasons, Trout continues to lead our writers poll by… MLB News Index

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MLB: Josh Hader won't be suspended, requires sensitivity training

Major League Baseball released a statement Wednesday stating Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader won’t be suspended for “unacceptable social media comments,” that came to light during Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Hader will be required to participate in sensitivity training and enroll in diversi… MLB | theScore

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No need to wait: Let the trading begin!

It’s becoming increasingly clear that savvy front offices are no longer waiting until the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline to make their moves. The benefit is obvious, as adding a player two to three weeks early can make a considerable difference in a postseason race. The All-Star break, in particular, has become a hotbed of activity in recent years after ...

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Midseason awards: NL's biggest surprises, disappointments

You never know what to expect in this game. One second a player is a can’t-miss prospect with MVP written all over him, the next he’s Delmon Young. That’s why it’s never surprising to witness a player you’ve never heard of suddenly become the backbone of a franchise, while a team’s highest earner rides the pine. Even talent slumps – ...

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Coastal Division teams lead off ACC media days in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Atlantic Coast Conference opens its preseason media days Wednesday with a focus on the Coastal Division. The division hasn’t had a repeat champion since 2011. This time, Miami is trying to hang onto that top spot after Mark Richt’s Hurricanes had their first 10-win season since 2003. The Coastal also features two of the longest-tenured coaches ...

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Saban returns to SEC Media Days still on top of league

ATLANTA (AP) Nick Saban should feel right at home at the College Football Hall of Fame, the facility hosting part of this week’s SEC Media Days. The Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta is only a short walk from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where six months ago Saban’s Alabama team beat Georgia for his sixth national championship. Even in a year Alabama ...

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10th-inning HR hero Bregman wins ASG MVP

WASHINGTON — Give the Astros a bat against a Dodgers pitcher in a jewel event, and some big homers happen. We saw that in last year’s epic World Series, and we saw it in Tuesday night’s 89th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer went back to back leading off the 10th inning against … ...

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Mark Wahlberg bet money on the browns to win 6 games | TMZ SPORTS

– It’s time for some gambling advice with Mark Wahlberg. You know Mark Wahlberg is a huge sports fan– big time sports fan. And just came back from the casino where he laid a couple of sports bets down. – Can I throw in a Van Lathan aside? – Yeah, go for it. – I had a Wahlburgers recently. – ...

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