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  • Braves' Gattis topples Marlins with solo homer -- again

    MIAMI For the second time in less than a week, starters Nathan Eovaldi and Alex Wood opposed one another. And for the second time in less than a week, an Evan Gattis solo homer decided the outcome. Gattis' blast off Eovaldi last Sunday at Turner Field...
  • Baseball UPDATE: How players from Hampton Roads are faring in the majors and minors (through 6/13)

    All in all, Hampton Roads baseball fans hope their major-league contingent will see better days than they have in the first third of the 2014 season. Michael Cuddyer has a fractured shoulder. Ryan Zimmerman missed much of the lineup with a hand injury,...
  • Jackie Robinson West parents grateful for support

    Jackie Robinson West parents grateful for support
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – All play and no work has been anything but dull for some parents of Jackie Robinson Little Leaguers. Calandra Howard is among the West parents at the Little League World Series who is missing work but not missing work....
  • For Orioles' Delmon Young, another ride in the major leagues

    For Orioles' Delmon Young, another ride in the major leagues
    SARASOTA, Fla. — At age 20, Delmon Young was the top prospect in the game — a former No. 1 overall pick in a hurry to make his mark in the major leagues. But these days, after eight years in the big leagues, Young is definitely more patient...
  • Top local baseball players

    Top local baseball players
    Spring is in the air, and the baseball season is right around the corner. The major-league season kicks into high gear on Monday, and to get you caught up and ready we provide this list of players with ties to Hampton Roads who will start the year in...
  • Orlando Magic try to improve at protecting leads

    The Orlando Magic entered their game Friday night against the Washington Wizards hoping to do a better job of protecting leads. In their prior two games, the Magic led the Milwaukee Bucks and the Denver Nuggets by double-digits early in the second...
  • Baseball UPDATE: How Hampton Roads players are faring in the majors and minors (updated Friday, 4/25)

    Player, Level, Team, Org., Pos., Avg., G, AB, R, H, HR, RBI, OPS; Jake Cave, Advanced A, Tampa (Fla.), Yankees, OF, .279, 20, 86, 8, 24, 0, 4, .737; *Michael Cuddyer, MLB, Colorado, Rockies, RF/1B, .317, 16, 60, 11, 19, 3, 10, .906; Ben Guez, AAA,...
  • 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...