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Albert Pujols smiles as he rounds the bases after hitting his 700th home run. (© Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports)

In what may be a fitting capstone to a Hall of Fame career, Albert Pujols on Friday connected for his 700th home run as a major leaguer, a feat accomplished by only three other sluggers in baseball history.

The milestone homer – Pujols’ second of the night – came in the fourth inning off Dodgers right-hander Phil Bickford, the latest of a record 455 different pitchers who’v

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The Cleveland Guardians name will officially be adopted starting next season.

The Cleveland Indians are changing their name next season to the Cleveland Guardians, the Major League Baseball club announced Friday morning, after the current moniker drew criticism for decades from Native Americans.


“You see, there’s always been a Cleveland — that’s the best part of our name,” actor Tom Hanks says in a video announcement he narrated for the team, which posted it on Twitter. “And now it’s tim

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Major League Baseball said Friday it will move this season’s All-Star game, a high-profile event that had been scheduled for Truist Park in July, out of Georgia in response to the state’s new voting law.


MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred made the decision eight days after Gov. Brian Kemp

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During spring training in 2020, when asked about his goal of making it to the majors, Tim Tebow responded with this:


“It’d be a lie if I said that wouldn’t be super cool. Of course that would be special. But I wouldn’t say it would be a success or failure if that did or didn’t happen.”

Tebow referred to parts of his life as “seasons.” In that moment, he said, baseball was an important part of

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Marshon Lattimore sealed the New Orleans Saints’
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Tom Brady makes rare mental error losing track of downs during final drive, Bruce Arians claims otherwise
Brady apparently had to be told that Tampa Bay did indeed turn the ball over on downs

Tom Brady had a chance for a statement win in primetime with his new team on Thursday night, but it was not to be. Even more noteworthy, he appeared to forget what down it was during what would be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' final play in the 20-19 loss they suffered to the Chicago Bears. Brady's f

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African-American participation in baseball has declined over the decades, but Derek Jeter believes the kids are at least partly to blame.

Sitting beside fellow Hall of Fame electee Larry Walker at their first press conference since being elected to the Hall of Fame, Jeter shared one reason for the rapid decline in black participation across the league since his 1995 arrival.

“I think, you know, the younger generation — and let me finish before anyone ju

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The Boston Red Sox are world champions again, pulling off a Game 5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sox starter David Price again stifled the Dodgers, allowing one run and three hits in seven innings. J.D. Martinez hit his first World Series home run and Steve Pearce homered for the second time to power the Sox offense. The Sox last won the Series in 2013. READ IT AT ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Never before had a World Series game gone 18 innings or taken more than seven hours.

Thanks to a pair of run-scoring errors in a wild 13th inning, the Dodgers and Red Sox played the longest game in World Series history Friday night. It was the longest game in World Series history and it's not even close. Max Muncy hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 18th to keep the Dodgers alive in this series.

Game 3

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Check out the top 5 plays of the night around the NBA, featuring Blake Griffin, Malik Beasley, Trey Lyles and JJ Redick.

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Rockets vs Lakers Fight With Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram Ejected | NBA Highlights

LeBron James was mere feet away when Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul traded punches but bizarrely claimed he "didn't see anything" of the chaotic scene.


LOS ANGELES — LeBron James gave a ludicrous response to the instantly infamous Scuffle at the Staples Center, bizarrely claiming he "did not see" the violent ruckus that center

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Patrick Beverley blasted Lonzo Ball after season opener

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Patrick Beverley had no chill before, during and after his match with Lonzo Ball on Thursday night.

Beverley was making his Los Angeles Clippers debut, while Ball was making his hyped NBA debut. Beverley and his Clippers got the best end of the deal without a doubt.

Beverley scored 10 points in the Clippers’ 108-92 win over the Lakers, while Ball had just three points on 1-for-6 shooting and four assists for the Lakers.

The game went pre

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Many Ohioans will be rooting for the Cleveland Indians as they play in the American League Division Series. 

But some baseball enthusiasts are hoping they’ll take time to remember an Ohioan whose baseball career was cut short because of racism.

Many people think Jackie Robinson was the first African-American player to play major league baseball, however Ohio native Moses Fleetwood was actually broke the color barrier in 1884, according Democratic state Rep. David Leland, who is also a member o

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Major league baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day on the day before Easter. It’s a fitting coincidence.

April 15th marked the seventieth anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color line in major league baseball. Very few, if any, sporting events have ramifications that transcend the playing field, but this one did.

As George Will wrote on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of Robinson’s debut, “[Babe] Ruth reshaped baseball; Jackie Robinson’s life still reverberates through al

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a basket as Phoenix Suns center Alex Len (21) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Oklahoma City won 113-110. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

Tired wasn’t an option for Russell Westbrook on Friday night.

The explosive point guard had 51 points in a triple-double and scored the winning points in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 113-110 overtime victory over the Phoenix Suns. He played j

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With Season-opening Loss to Spurs, Warriors Show They Have Work to Do


So much for the Golden State Warriors going 82-0.

Tuesday night’s season opener for the Warriors against the San Antonio Spurs here at Oracle Arena was supposed to be a festive occasion and a chance to see Kevin Durant play with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green for the first time in a game that counted. Instead, it turned into a bloodbath, with the Spurs leading wire-to-wire and obliterating the Warriors to

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The New York Mets signed former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow to a minor league contract on Thursday, the team announced on Twitter.

The 29-year-old Tebow, who held a workout for scouts and evaluators from 28 major league organizations last month, will play in the Instructional League, and could also be sent to the Arizona Fall League, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted.

Though he hasn’t played competitive baseball since high school, Tebow impressed some scouts with his raw power and bat speed dur

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The New York Yankees announced Sunday that Alex Rodriguez will play his final game Friday, then assume a position as a special adviser and instructor with the team.

Following Friday's game, Rodriguez will be unconditionally released by the Yankees from his player contract in order to sign a contract to serve in his new role with the organization through Dec. 31, 2017.

Rodriguez, 41, has won three MVPs and has made 14 All-Star teams during his 19 full seasons in the big leagues. He is fourth on

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Jameis Winston, signing an autograph, has been getting more attention from fans, the news media and the NFL in recent months. (Photo: Melina Vastola, USA TODAY Sports)

A week after Florida State’s Jameis Winston had been cited for leaving a supermarket without paying for crab legs, the quarterback sent a lengthy text message to his father.

In short, he told Antonor Winston he was fine and ready to return to the baseball team after being banned for four days.

“I know what doesn’t kill you mak

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