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Tuesday Afternoon Roundup: NLCS Preview, Hockey

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The fourth game of the National League Championship Series is tonight in Los Angeles. The Dodgers trail the best-of-seven series 2-1 after beating the Cardinals 3-0 yesterday. The pitching matchup this evening has Ricky Nolasco going for L.A.Read More »

Baseball Great Analyzes Hitting In Playoffs

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th October SportshittingMajor League BaseballMike Schmidt
Philadelphia Phillies great Mike Schmidt, who was MVP of the 1980 World Series when his team beat the Kansas City Royals, offers his observations on the dearth of offense during the 2013 post-season: In its simplest form, baseball is about a series of competitions between pitcher and hitter. It's physical, mental and involves teamwork. Sure, there is defense, baserunning and strategy.Read More »

Yankees Give Manager New Contract

Manager Joe Girardi has signed a four-year contract extension to stay with the New York Yankees. General manager Brian Cashman had said after the team missed the playoffs that the Yankees wanted to keep Girardi, whose name was mentioned for the Cubs opening in his native Illinois. New York took care of that quickly, announcing Wednesday that he's signed through the 2017 season. Read More »

A's & Red Sox Are One Win Away

DETROIT (AP) - The Oakland A's are one win away from moving on to the American League Championship Series.Read More »

A's- Tigers Features Clash of Two Spectacular Infielders

Josh Donaldson mimics Miguel Cabrera whenever he can, and he has no problem copping to it. Donaldson spent a couple of days each week over the offseason studying film of Detroit's star in the batter's box, trying to pick up on something he could apply to his own hitting for Oakland. Indeed, he learned a thing or two on the way to a breakout season. These two third basemeRead More »

From Humble Beginning, Mariano Rivera Emerges For Legendary Baseball Career

Herb Raybourn first came across Mariano Rivera in 1988, when he scouted a youth tournament in Panama and saw a slim 17-year-old playing shortstop. Raybourn wasn't interested at all. "I didn't think he would be able to hit in the big leagues, as far as the long ball," he recalled last week.Read More »

Baseball Commissioner Announces Retirement Plan

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th September SportsBud SeligMajor League Baseball
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he plans to retire in January 2015. The 79-year-old Selig has repeatedly said since 2003 that his retirement was imminent, but Thursday marked the first time he issued a formal statement. He says he will announce a transition plan shortly that will include a reorganization of central baseball management. Selig bought the Seattle PilRead More »

Yankees Great Will Play Final Game This Weekend, May Fulfill Unusual Wish

Mariano Rivera may make a debut on his final weekend before retirement: as a centerfielder. The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said he'd like to play the outfield. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he's thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros. Read More »

Yankees Ace Shut Down For Season

CC Sabathia will not pitch again for the New York Yankees this season because of a strained left hamstring. The Yankees said Monday that Sabathia was hurt Friday in his last start, when they beat the San Francisco Giants.Read More »

9/11 Observances Planned For Major League Baseball Games

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th September Sports9-11 rememberancesMajor League Baseball
Texas Rangers third base coach Gary Pettis says it's important for Major League Baseball - and all Americans - to take a moment to remember Sept. 11. Pettis has vivid memories of the day 12 years ago when two hijacked jets were flown into the World Trade Center towers.Read More »

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