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  • All-Star Game just doesn't carry the same luster in today's era

    Baseball's All-Star Game meant a great deal to me when I was a young fan. So it saddens me to see what an embattled institution it's become. The numbers are undeniable. As SI.com's Richard Deitsch noted Monday, last year’s television audience of...
  • Bug Selig happy with replay, thinks pace can be better

    Bug Selig happy with replay, thinks pace can be better
    MINNEAPOLIS — Commissioner Bud Selig addressed the Baseball Writers' Association of America before Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, giving his views on a variety of topics. Here are some excerpts from Selig’s news conference, which...
  • Huston Street thinks he'd look good in Angels uniform

    Huston Street thinks he'd look good in Angels uniform
    In the hours before the All-Star game, Huston Street dressed in the uniform of the San Diego Padres. The Angels are trying to put a halo on him, soon, and Street would be thrilled to join them. "I would love it," he said. Street cited the chance to...
  • Mike Trout, Yasiel Puig are baseball's most exciting players

    Mike Trout, Yasiel Puig are baseball's most exciting players
    At the All-Star break, you can debate which players should be the major award winners. You can also debate which players are the most fun to watch. Who do you consider the most exciting players in the game? Our list starts with: Mike Trout, Angels: It&...
  • Donaldson's walk-off propels A's past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange Donaldson's walk-off propels A's past Orioles OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics trailed 4-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night, and it looked as if the Baltimore Orioles...
  • No flipping as Dodgers' Yasiel Puig flops in All-Star Home Run Derby

    No flipping as Dodgers' Yasiel Puig flops in All-Star Home Run Derby
    The Dodgers ought to consider a new organizational strategy for the Home Run Derby. Just say no. The Dodgers' derby futility continued Monday, when Yasiel Puig was shut out. For all the anticipation over the degree of flourish in a derby bat flip,...
  • Is three hours too long for the Home Run Derby?

    Is three hours too long for the Home Run Derby?
    Why must it take three hours to complete the Home Run Derby? On Tuesday, one day after another sluggish derby, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig offered a blunt explanation. “Television wants a three-hour program,” he said. ESPN airs the...
  • Pilots' Alex Close excelling after draft disappointment

    HAMPTON — Alex Close is the first to acknowledge he's not a can't-miss, five-tool, Mike Trout clone. Sabermetricians don't swoon at his numbers, and Major League scouts don't speed-dial the front office after his every at-bat. But Close is a...
  • Tuesday's college and local roundup: Former VCU guard Daniels re-signs with Rockets; York American Little League team falls

    NBA: Restricted free agent Troy Daniels, a former VCU guard from Roanoke, re-signed with the Houston Rockets, according to the Houston Chronicle. Daniels played just five games for Houston in the regular season, but he hit a winning 3-pointer in Game 3...
  • Stanton falls short in Home Run Derby; Cespedes repeats

    Stanton falls short in Home Run Derby; Cespedes repeats
    Giancarlo Stanton provided a glimpse of his prodigious power for a national television audience Monday night in Minnesota. The Marlins' All-Star right fielder did not, however, reach the seats often enough to win his first attempt at the Home Run Derby....
  • Hamilton powers Reds to victory

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Wallner, The Sports Xchange Hamilton powers Reds to victory CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Reds rookie center fielder Billy Hamilton says he will do anything to help his team win, including emulate a power hitter. On Friday night,...