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New MLB Rules: Game Pace & Takeout Slides

MLB and the players’ union have banned rolling blocks to break up double plays, hoping to prevent takeouts like Utley’s that broke the leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada during last year’s playoffs. Among new rules, MLB reportedly to use

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ARod: Five More Years, No Way! Fans: Phew.

“I’m madly in love with the game of baseball, but I won’t be playing five more years,” Rodriguez said yesterday afternoon. “… At age 40 with two hip surgeries, I’m day to day.” Alex Rodriguez not interested

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Dogs Are Ball Boys at USTA Event

In an exhibition with players Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain and Gastao Elias of Portugal, the canines Frida, Costela, Mel and Isabelle engaged onlookers Thursday night by picking up balls that went out of bounds. Shelter dogs

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Browns Going For Another QB?

Jared Goff, the sharp shooter from Cal who might be the first quarterback drafted in a few weeks, has hands that measure with a width of nine inches.  Big enough to QB the Browns? Browns can’t afford

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Red Sox Deep In Sandoval Weight Mess

Manager Farrell told the media that Sandoval had lost 20-22 pounds during the offseason. When Sandoval arrived at spring training, he said he never once weighed himself during the offseason. Huh? Pablo Sandoval’s ’17 Percent Body Fat Ratio’

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NHL Canadiens Twitter Promo Goes Wrong

To celebrate the achievement of 1 million-plus followers, the team had automated tweets set up to respond to people who used the hash tag #CanadiensMTL1M. Automated responses can be very bad sometimes. Canadiens apologize for Twitter promotion that

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Browns Very Upset with Manziel

Coach: “I want to make sure we all understand that that behavior will not be tolerated. That’s all I want to say about it. I want to leave it at that. Our organization is going to take a

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Bautista Wants a New Contract

Jose Bautista, at age 35 but coming off six straight All-Star seasons, told reporters Monday that he presented the club with specific contract terms and did not plan to bargain. GM won’t discuss Jose Bautista contract negotiations Via

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Tricked Out MLB Rides!

The noisiest moment at Mets spring training camp this year wasn’t when free-agent slugger Yoenis Cespedes first arrived. It was when he arrived for his third day on Tuesday—in a tricked-out tricycle. Yoenis Cespedes Rolls Into Mets

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MLB Trade Drama Hits Reds Early

Monday night, the Reds were working on a deal that would send Bruce to the Blue Jays in a three-team trade that also involved the Angels. Later Monday night, the deal seemed to be falling apart  Jay Bruce-to-Blue Jays