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Game 1 combines Adm. Winnefeld's top interests

Game 1 combines Adm. Winnefeld's top interests

MLB.com Updated 20 hours ago
James "Sandy" Winnefeld Jr. is a four-star Admiral who currently serves as the ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, making him the second-highest-ranking officer in the United States Armed Forces. He also is an MLB.TV subscriber, …
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  • Who's that Marlins fan sitting behind home plate at the World S…

    Who's that Marlins fan sitting behind home plate at the World Series? He's a well-traveled fan

    yahoo.com deadspin.com 21 hours ago
    The random Miami Marlins fan is back, with the best seat in the house. pic.twitter.com/vfTr4DjmQ0— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) October 22, 2014 The World Series returned to Kansas City on Tuesday night for the first time in 29 years and sitting right …
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  • Scioscia named AL Manager of Year by Sporting News

    Scioscia named AL Manager of Year by Sporting News

    MLB.com 22 hours ago
    Angels skipper Mike Scioscia was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday by Sporting News, which also named Matt Williams of the Nationals in the National League based on a panel of 22 fellow managers.
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  • Williams named Sporting News' top NL manager

    Williams named Sporting News' top NL manager

    MLB.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    A panel of 22 skippers voted Matt Williams Sporting News' National League Manager of the Year. Williams led the Nationals to a 96-66 record and an NL East title despite missing a handful of players due to injuries.
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  • Braves' makeover on offense begins with hitting coach

    Braves' makeover on offense begins with hitting coach

    MLB.com Oct 20 (2 days ago)
    The Braves are continuing to consider Kevin Long, Dave Magadan and other candidates to fill the hitting-coach vacancy that was created when Greg Walker resigned on Sept. 30.
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  • Young Mets Discover Unlikely Pals: Yankees

    Young Mets Discover Unlikely Pals: Yankees

    nytimes.com Oct 18 (4 days ago)
    The prospects for the Yankees and Mets find themselves mingling as teammates in the Arizona Fall League.
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  • Yankees, Mets can't match Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

    Yankees, Mets can't match Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

    nydailynews.com Oct 17 (5 days ago)
    Friday’s San Francisco Chronicle devoted six full pages to the Giants’ series-clinching win over the Cardinals, and I couldn’t find a single mention of the brilliant and potentially game-saving play by shortstop Brandon Crawford.
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  • Charles sees 1969 Mets in 2014 Royals

    Charles sees 1969 Mets in 2014 Royals

    MLB.com Oct 16 (6 days ago)
    As the surprise party raged on in the Royals' clubhouse Wednesday evening -- surprise, the Royals had swept the Orioles in the American League Championship Series -- a man with strong ties to Kansas City baseball celebrated in a more modest manner in hi…
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  • Pleskoff: Souza's talent on display after rocky road

    Pleskoff: Souza's talent on display after rocky road

    MLB.com Oct 16 (6 days ago)
    Many people would say right-handed-hitting outfielder Steven Souza Jr. was the top player in the Washington Nationals' farm system this season. He was named the MVP and Rookie of the Year playing for Triple-A Syracuse in the International League.
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  • Petit quiets Cards after Vogelsong's early exit

    Petit quiets Cards after Vogelsong's early exit

    MLB.com Oct 16 (7 days ago)
    It had been 11 days since Yusmeiro Petit last pitched, that outing covering six relief innings in the Giants' 18-inning win in Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Nationals in Washington. "Every day, I'm staying ready," P…
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  • Major League Baseball Roundup

    Major League Baseball Roundup

    nytimes.com Oct 15 (7 days ago)
    John Hart has turned down an offer to be the Atlanta Braves' general manager, according to Yahoo Sports.
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  • Brown's future with Phillies uncertain after trying season

    Brown's future with Phillies uncertain after trying season

    MLB.com Oct 15
    Domonic Brown entered this year confident and ready to build upon his 2013 breakout season. But he left Citizens Bank Park late last month with only questions about his future in Philadelphia.
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  • As staff takes shape, GM's chair remains open

    As staff takes shape, GM's chair remains open

    MLB.com ESPN.com Oct 15
    Royals GM Dayton Moore and Braves assistant GM John Coppolella have stood as the favorites to be Atlanta's next general manager. But with his club deep into the postseason, Moore's focus is currently elsewhere. Thus, there remains uncertainty about who …
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  • Marlins eye in-house left-handers for rotation

    Marlins eye in-house left-handers for rotation

    MLB.com Oct 13
    Atop the Marlins' offseason shopping list is a starting pitcher. The market will determine their options, but an ideal candidate would be a left-hander to offset a predominantly right-handed unit.
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  • Mets prospect Reynolds breaks AFL tie with HR in extras

    Mets prospect Reynolds breaks AFL tie with HR in extras

    MLB.com Oct 11
    Reynolds, the Mets' No. 20 prospect, finished the game 3-for-5 with a double and two runs to go with his homer. After starting the Arizona Fall League 0-for-7, the 23-year old shortstop said he has started to feel better.
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  • These MLB playoffs are a testament to importance of smart manag…

    These MLB playoffs are a testament to importance of smart managing

    One needs to look no further than the Washington Nationals as a team that, on sheer talent, should still be playing but isn’t because of bad managing. Going in, most scouts and baseball execs agreed the Nationals, with the most wins in the National Leag…
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  • Watch all 37 of Giancarlo Stanton's home runs in 2014 — almost …

    Watch all 37 of Giancarlo Stanton's home runs in 2014 — almost three miles worth (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 11
    Those hungry for an appetizer ahead of Saturday's LCS doubleheader should look no further. From Whistle Sports comes this video focusing on all 37 home runs hit by Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton during the 2014 season, and as a cool aside it ke…
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  • Rangers claim INF Lucas on waivers from Miami

    Rangers claim INF Lucas on waivers from Miami

    ESPN.com Oct 10
    The Texas Rangers have acquired infielder Ed Lucas from the Miami Marlins on a waiver claim.
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  • Consistent rotation highlights division-winning season

    Consistent rotation highlights division-winning season

    MLB.com Oct 10
    The Nationals had a good enough team to go to the World Series, but they fell short by losing to the Giants in the National League Division Series. That doesn't take anything away from their strong season, which culminated in an NL East victory.
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  • NLCS preview: Cardinals and Giants meet (again) for World Serie…

    NLCS preview: Cardinals and Giants meet (again) for World Series berth

    yahoo.com Oct 10
    ST. LOUIS — Since the 2010 season when the Philadelphia Phillies missed making the World Series for what would have been a third straight year, the National League champion has been either the St. Louis Cardinals or San Francisco Giants. It's the second…
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  • Video - All-Access: Cleveland Cavaliers 01:58

    All-Access: Cleveland Cavaliers

    Oct 10
    Behind the scenes with the new-look Cavaliers during their first week together in Cleveland.
  • Video - Posey On Giants Game 4 Win 01:18

    Posey On Giants Game 4 Win

    Oct 7
    Buster Posey discusses the Giants' 3-2 win over the Nationals.
  • Video - Giants Eliminate Nationals 03:50

    Giants Eliminate Nationals

    Oct 7
    SportsCenter Highlight of the Night: The Giants defeated the Nationals 3-2 to set up a matchup in the National League Championship Series with the Cardinals.
  • Video - Giants Eliminate Nationals 03:16

    Giants Eliminate Nationals

    Oct 7
    The Giants defeated the Nationals 3-2 to set up a matchup in the National League Championship Series with the Cardinals.

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton's mailbag -- Big-name wide receiver trades carry risk

    Oct 21
    John Clayton's mailbag: Trading for a big-name receiver, such as Percy Harvin, comes with a risk.
  • Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic agree to 4-year, $53 million extension

    Oct 21
    The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
  • NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quit

    Oct 21
    The Grizzlies have made four straight postseasons. This could be the first one where they scratch and claw their way to June, writes J.A. Adande
  • Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas III

    Oct 21
    The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.