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  • Vin Scully will never understand how deeply he's touched us

    Forget it, there’s nothing you can do. No amount of flattery, no barrels of cookies, no endless applause can get it done. Give up. Vin Scully will never understand what he means to you. He will not appreciate how he seems like part of your...
  • Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet

    Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet
    With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals. The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
  • Sighting: Bulls' Jimmy Butler attends country music festival

    Sighting: Bulls' Jimmy Butler attends country music festival
    Jimmy Butler’s Taylor Swift sing along in the Bulls locker room earlier this year makes a little more sense now. The Bulls guard was on hand Friday for the country music festival, Windy City Smokeout, at Grand Avenue and the Chicago River. Ex-Bear...
  • Buy or sell? Deadline breakdown for every team

    Buy or sell? Deadline breakdown for every team
    As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market. With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
  • Braves use two-out hits to edge Phillies 6-4

    Braves use two-out hits to edge Phillies 6-4
    ATLANTA — Right-hander Ervin Santana, supported by a string of two-out hits, won for the third time in four starts as the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Friday. Santana (8-6) pitched six innings and allowed four runs, three...
  • La Stella fuels offense, Wood sharp in Braves' win over Phils

    La Stella fuels offense, Wood sharp in Braves' win over Phils
    ATLANTA — In eight weeks since he arrived from Triple-A, Atlanta Braves second baseman Tommy La Stella has been up seven times with bases loaded. He's come through with a hit in six of those occasions and cleared the bases in three including Sunday,...
  • BASEBALL UPDATE: How players from Hampton Roads are faring in the majors and minors (through 6/20)

    Former Old Dominion pitcher Ryan Yarbrough and well-traveled lefty reliever Clay Rapada are new to the list this week. But speaking of ODU, can you believe how ineffective Justin Verlander has been lately? Neither can we. Player, Level, Team, Org.,...
  • Rookie helps Braves snap slump, top Phillies

    ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves' struggling offense badly needed a boost and rookie catcher Christian Bethancourt supplied it. Bethancourt, promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs as the Braves defeated the...
  • The Times' baseball rankings

    Kevin Baxter ranks the 30 teams. Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games: 1. ANGELS: Kole Calhoun is the only player in baseball with a .300 average, 50 runs and 10 homers since June 1. (5) 2. BALTIMORE: Orioles...
  • As Orioles return home, Chris Davis' offensive struggles are still a major issue

    The Orioles are back home after their first losing road trip of the season and will open an 11-game homestand Monday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. They still maintain a six-game lead over the New York Yankees in the American League East, but the...
  • Will Jackie Robinson West boost city baseball?

    Will Jackie Robinson West boost city baseball?
    Everyone loves a winner, so the success of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team is certain to spur more interest in youth baseball in Chicago. Being on national TV for two weeks is about as good as it gets, marketing-wise, and last year's team...