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Locked-in Latos, Reds take opener from Cards

Locked-in Latos, Reds take opener from Cards

MLB.com Updated Apr 29, 2013
Mat Latos pitched six scoreless innings, and the Reds held on for a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Monday.
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  • L.A.'s Kershaw on bereavement, Ramirez active

    L.A.'s Kershaw on bereavement, Ramirez active

    CNNSI.com Apr 29, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Dodgers activated shortstop Hanley Ramirez from the disabled list Monday, making room for him on the roster by placing pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the bereavement list.
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  • Astros pound Pettitte, cruise past Yankees

    Astros pound Pettitte, cruise past Yankees

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 29, 2013
    Carlos Corporan homered among his four hits and drove in four runs, Brandon Barnes had three hits and three RBIs, and the Houston Astros fit comfortably into the role of a slugging American League squad in a 9-1 romp over the New York Yankees.
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  • Sveum sticking with closer by committee

    Sveum sticking with closer by committee

    MLB.com Apr 29, 2013
    Manager Dale Sveum doesn't give Cubs relievers Carlos Marmol, Kevin Gregg, Shawn Camp and James Russell a heads up before the game to let them know who will be the designated closer that day. He's sticking with the best matchup.
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  • Fujikawa eyes Sunday start to rehab stint

    Fujikawa eyes Sunday start to rehab stint

    MLB.com Apr 29, 2013
    Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa threw 32 pitches in a bullpen session Monday, his first since going on the disabled list April 13, and will do so again before he makes a Minor League rehab outing.
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  • Cubs honor local student's Breaking Barriers win

    Cubs honor local student's Breaking Barriers win

    MLB.com Apr 29, 2013
    Arsema Tesfai, a seventh-grader at St. Thomas of Canterbury School in Chicago and "2013 Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life" essay contest winner, was honored before Monday's Cubs game in a ceremony that included Sharon Robinson, daughter of…
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  • Hart hopes to return from DL when eligible

    Hart hopes to return from DL when eligible

    MLB.com Apr 29, 2013
    Corey Hart rejoined the Brewers in Los Angeles on Sunday and said Monday he was hopeful to return on May 30, the day he is eligible to come off the disabled list.
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  • It’s the 30th anniversary of one baseball’s greatest manager ti…

    It’s the 30th anniversary of one baseball’s greatest manager tirades - so here’s a Mad-Lib version

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Apr 29, 2013
    Thirty years ago, Chicago Cubs manager Lee Elia unleashed one of the most foul-mouthed, F-bomb laden rants a skipper has ever given us. It's glorious - if you're the type of person who can find glory in a three-minute soliloquy that contains 37 iteratio
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  • Mets in search of relief from their bullpen

    Mets in search of relief from their bullpen

    MLB.com Apr 29, 2013
    Entering Monday's series in Miami, Mets relievers hold a collective 5.35 ERA this season, 29th in the Majors, ahead of only the Cardinals.
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  • Roundup: Prospect arrested, Rivera writing book

    Roundup: Prospect arrested, Rivera writing book

    CNNSI.com Apr 29, 2013
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Los Angeles Dodgers outfield prospect Yasiel Puig faces charges of reckless driving, speeding and driving without proof of insurance in Tennessee after police say he went 97 mph in a 50-mph zone early Sunday.
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  • Pirates' Martin slugs way to NL weekly honor

    Pirates' Martin slugs way to NL weekly honor

    MLB.com Apr 29, 2013
    Pirates catcher Russell Martin was named the National League Player of the Week for the first time in his career Monday, one day after helping lead his club to the top spot in the NL Central.
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  • Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez uses newspaper’s goof to prank his…

    Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez uses newspaper’s goof to prank his mom

    yahoo.com Apr 29, 2013
    This happened: Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jonathan Sanchez was suspended six games by Major League Baseball after throwing at Allen Craig of the St. Louis Cardinals. This didn't: Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez was suspended. Yet when the Pittsburgh Post-G…
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  • Cards ship reliever Rzepczynski to minors

    Cards ship reliever Rzepczynski to minors

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 29, 2013
    Making a move to shore up a shaky bullpen, the St. Louis Cardinals have demoted struggling left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to the minor leagues.
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  • The Juice: Pirates off to best start since Bonds era; Tony Cing…

    The Juice: Pirates off to best start since Bonds era; Tony Cingrani and Clayton Kershaw have big days

    yahoo.com Apr 29, 2013
    The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. The Pittsburgh Pirates are off to their best start since Barry Bonds, Doug Drabe…
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  • Video - Mint Condition: Holy Grail For Sale 04:04

    Mint Condition: Holy Grail For Sale

    Apr 29
    Robert Edward Auctions consignment director Brian Dwyer discusses and shows off memorabilia available for auction, including a 1909 T206 Honus Wagner card formerly owned by Charlie Sheen and Muhammad Ali fight-worn shoes.
  • Video - Reds Edge Cardinals 00:41

    Reds Edge Cardinals

    Apr 29
    Mat Latos extends his scoreless streak to 17 innings as the Reds top the Cardinals 2-1.
  • Video - Brewers Overpower Pirates 00:31

    Brewers Overpower Pirates

    Apr 29
    Pitcher Yovani Gallardo hit his second homer of the season as the Brewers hit back-to-back homers in back-to-back innings to pound the Pirates.

Sports Columnists

  • Toronto Raptors ramp up push to have Phil Jackson as president, sources sa…

    Apr 29
    The Toronto Raptors, emboldened by the news that the Sacramento Kings apparently won't be moving to Seattle, have ramped up their pursuit of Phil Jackson to be their new team president, according to sources close to the situation.
  • Nate McMillan to interview for Detroit Pistons coach, sources say

    Apr 29
    The Detroit Pistons have opened the interview process in their search for a new coach and are scheduled to sit down Tuesday with Nate McMillan, according to NBA coaching sources.
  • Peter King: Inside the Rams' war room and more draft thoughts

    Apr 29
    ST. LOUIS -- When you spend a round in a team's war room, as I did Thursday night with the Rams, you understand why so many players, coaches, scouts and executives are magnetized to this game and cannot give it up.