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Before committing to making Dave Trembley the manager of the Baltimore Orioles in 2008, Andy MacPhail wanted to see how the team reacted to failure. MacPhail, the club’s president of baseball operations, never got much of a chance. After the Orioles bounced back from three straight losses to Seattle this month to win two of three against both Boston and New York, the two best teams in the AL East,…
Add Cole Hamels to the growing list of injured Philadelphia Phillies. The All-Star left-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained elbow, a major blow for a team in the hunt for an NL East title and the wild card. Hamels (14-5, 3.50 ERA) received some good news when an MRI revealed no structural or ligament damage in his elbow.
The rare chance to relax came early for Carlos Silva and the Twins. Minutes into Wednesday’s matinee against Seattle, their ragged offense broke loose for a seven-run first inning fueled by Michael Cuddyer’s grand slam. “I’m going to sound like a broken record again,” Cuddyer said, smiling. “Hopefully, we can sustain this, and hopefully we can carry it into the next series and be able to put some…
More than 50 pit bulls seized from Michael Vick’s property face a Thursday deadline to be claimed. If no one comes forward, they could be euthanized. Federal prosecutors filed court documents last month to condemn 53 pit bulls seized in April as part of the investigation into dogfighting on the Vick’s property.
Trot’s spot has been filled. The middle linebacker position belongs to Omar Gaither now, earlier than expected after the surprising release of Jeremiah Trotter. One practice, Gaither worked with the first team defense; the next one, he was a full-fledged member prepping for a preseason start. The second-year pro isn’t exactly a novice — he started seven games last year at weakside linebacker — but…
Street Sense will be the horse to beat again at Saratoga Race Course — this time the Kentucky Derby winner was made the overwhelming 3-5 favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Travers Stakes. Last month, Street Sense won the Jim Dandy as the odds-on choice in his first start since his Triple Crown chances ended with a narrow loss in the Preakness on May 19.
Ricky Rudd is almost 51 and the grueling Nextel Cup schedule has finally taken its toll on the one-time NASCAR ironman.
A steady rain on Sunday forced NASCAR to postpone the 3M Performance 400 Nextel Cup race until Monday.
Ricky Rudd said he plans to retire from the NASCAR Nextel Cup series after this season.
Brian Bannister doesn’t want to pitch for a last-place club. His sights are set on fourth place. For the Kansas City Royals, baby steps are necessary. Billy Butler homered and drove in three runs to back Bannister’s strong outing, and Kansas City held off the Chicago White Sox 7-6 on Wednesday. The clubs are tied at the bottom of the five-team AL Central at 56-70.