Ah, the dog days of August. Woof... 1. Sweltering Days in the AL East One last summer ice cream break, anyone, before the stretch run cranks up to an inferno? Look out, while Baltimore (4-6 in its last 10 games into Tuesday) apparently is tempted by the Blue Moon and Cherry Vanilla double-scoop cones, Boston is gearing up for last licks.
On Aug. 21, undefeated rivals Shelly Vincent and Heather Hardy entered the ring for a 10-round title bout in Coney Island. But beyond a belt, both fighters wanted to show that women's boxing could be prime-time entertainment.
Flashpoints arrive frequently and violently as young Texas second baseman Rougned Odor spars his way through the early stages of a career that teammate Elvis Andrus swears will lead him one day straight into the Hall of Fame. Baseball or boxing Hall of Fame, Andrus doesn't specify.
The man who drafted Mike Trout had his sights set on Tim Tebow, too. True story. Tebow, who says he will conduct a workout for all 30 MLB clubs later this month, was a year removed from becoming the first sophomore in history to win the Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at the University of Florida.
What should be a "proud" day, as Alex Rodriguez said, isn't. What should be a celebratory time, well, the balloons are flat. Few men leave this game dragging a legacy as complicated as A-Rod and, in the end, one enormous foundation piece of his legacy is this: He took far more from the game of baseball than he ever gave.
Trading places, trading stories, trading, trading, trading....reactions, thoughts and takeaways... Maybe the Chicago Cubs break their 108-year World Series-less drought this year, maybe they don't. But in picking up closer Aroldis Chapman, the Cubs boldly made the move they needed to make to give this team an even better chance to win.
Standing on the grass at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa this spring watching Aaron Judge drill moon shots toward Dale Mabry Highway, you couldn't yet see into July, when the New York Yankees would hit the eject button on two-thirds of their killer back end of the bullpen and parachute into seller mode for the first time since 1989.
It's not the heat, it's the humidity.... Clayton Kershaw is down, the Los Angeles Dodgers are out and Chavez Ravine cannot disguise the cracks in its faulty roster. Is now the time for the Dodgers to deal top-tier prospects for a Chris Archer, or a Matt Moore? No. Absolutely not.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Tears began flowing immediately. Like, we're talking instantly. Hall of Fame inductions always are emotional. But this one, what a weepfest. And it was absolutely, sniff, touching. Careers often become sentimental journeys while we're paying scant attention, whether you're talking baseball, teacher or auto mechanic.
Theirs is a friendship based on curveballs, Commodores and chip shots. Maybe one day, these two Vanderbilt University alums and Tennessee neighbors will be teammates, too. For now, David Price is the $217 million anchor in a sketchy Boston rotation as the Red Sox take aim at another World Series run.
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Selecting a term
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