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2:12 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The Chicago White Sox will host the New York Yankees in the rescheduled Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa, on Aug. 12. MLB said Monday that the plan is tentative, contingent on the status of public health next summer. The teams had been scheduled to play
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1:54 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona has assembled his coaching staff for the 2021 season, but it won’t include his longtime friend and bench coach Brad Mills. Francona, who missed much of this past shortened season with significant health issues, will replace Mills with DeMarlo Hale. Hale, 59, joins the
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11:57 PM ET Two of the biggest stars in hip-hop battled on Thursday night at Magic City in Atlanta to kick off Season 2 of “Verzuz.” With beef, controversy and drama filling the air, social media was ready to see potential fireworks as Jeezy and Gucci Mane squared off in the latest showdown of the
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5:41 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The New York Mets have signed right-hander Sam McWilliams, who’s spent six years in the minor leagues with three other organizations. The Mets announced the one-year contract Friday. The 25-year-old will get $750,000 in the majors and $195,000 in the minors. The 6-foot-7 McWilliams was in Tampa
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8:22 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays have designated outfielder Hunter Renfroe for assignment, helping clear room on the 40-man roster for three young prospects who were not part of the team’s run to the World Series. Renfroe, 28, appeared in 42 games with 34 starts during the pandemic-shortened
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3:39 PM ET ESPN News Services The Boston Red Sox have hired Will Venable to be a bench coach on manager Alex Cora’s staff. Venable spent the past three seasons with the Chicago Cubs as a first- and third-base coach after a 12-year career as a major league outfielder, mostly with the San Diego Padres.
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10:16 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman‘s suspension for throwing near the head of Tampa Bay’s Mike Brosseau was reduced from three games to two after he appealed the decision. Major League Baseball announced the result of the appeal on Thursday. It was heard by special assistant to the commissioner
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12:09 PM ET The Los Angeles Dodgers will begin defense of their World Series championship on the road against the Colorado Rockies as part of an Opening Day quadruple-header to be broadcast on ESPN on Thursday, April 1, 2021. In all, ESPN will cover 11 season-opening games, involving 19 different teams, over the first week
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11:42 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Ron Fowler has stepped down as executive chairman of the San Diego Padres and lead investor Peter Seidler has been approved by fellow Major League Baseball owners to take over control of the team as chairman. Fowler will remain with the club in an advisory role and
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7:10 PM ET The Los Angeles Dodgers are among the latest baseball teams to implement layoffs as MLB faces the possibility of a second season with limited fan access amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The team informed employees throughout the franchise of layoffs on Wednesday. The Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox are among
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3:27 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug and will be suspended for the entire 2021 season, sources told ESPN. It is the second PED suspension for
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3:52 PM ET Seattle Sounders FC announced on Tuesday that Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and Seattle Mariners legend Ken Griffey Jr. and his family have been added to the Major League Soccer club’s ownership group. – Carlisle: Can MLS complete playoffs outside bubble?– MLS Cup playoffs: Who’s in, fixtures and more– MLS on
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5:44 PM ET Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the right shoulder he dislocated celebrating a home run in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, sources told ESPN. Bellinger is expected to miss 10 weeks, which would put him on track to return by spring training, sources told
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12:13 PM ET Chicago Cubs drought buster Theo Epstein is stepping down as president of baseball operations Nov. 20. Epstein, 46, has been with the Cubs for nine seasons. When he first arrived he tore the club down to completely rebuild, and after a few very lean years, the project culminated in the 2016 World
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12:40 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Curt Schilling, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds are the leading candidates returning to baseball’s Hall of Fame ballot in a year without any favorites among the new names. Schilling was third behind Derek Jeter and Larry Walker with 278 of 397 votes last year, finishing at 70%
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6:24 PM ET San Diego Padres right-hander Mike Clevinger is set to undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss the entirety of the 2021 season. The team made the announcement Monday, saying that they’ve also re-signed Clevinger to a two-year deal. The agreement replaces Clevinger’s two remaining seasons of arbitration eligibility.
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