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Los Angeles Dodgers make MLB postseason history with 11-run first inning vs. Atlanta Braves

[ESPN] ARLINGTON, Texas — The Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t complete their spirited ninth-inning comeback against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, but their hitters were steadfast in the belief that, along the way, they found something. Something meaningful. Something, they believed, that would propel them for what remained of this National League Championship Series. The following afternoon, with their dominant […]

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Beckett Sports Card Hot / Cold

[Beckett] It’s time for Beckett Sports Card Hot/Cold where we take a quick look at what’s hot and what’s not in the worlds of sports and sports cards. Three of the final four spots in the MLB postseason are confirmed. The basketball season could come to a close very shortly. In football, things are taking […]

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Chicago Cubs’ Alec Mills tosses no-hitter against Milwaukee Brewers

[ESPN] Chicago Cubs righty Alec Mills threw the league’s second no-hitter of the season Sunday, shutting down the Milwaukee Brewers in a 12-0 victory. Mills, 28, struck out five while walking three. Asked in the postgame interview on the Marquee Sports Network how he felt, Mills responded: “I have no idea. It hasn’t really hit me yet. I didn’t really […]

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Extremely rare Mike Trout rookie baseball card set to top $1M at auction

[Fox Business] 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects card is the rarest version of the card A rare Mike Trout rookie baseball card is back on the auction block nearly three months after it sold for nearly $1 million. The 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects card is the rarest version of the card. Beckett graded this […]

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MLB calls off Cardinals-Brewers game due to positive coronavirus tests

[ESPN, AP] Two St. Louis Cardinals have tested positive for the coronavirus, resulting in Major League Baseball postponing Friday afternoon’s game at the Milwaukee Brewers, it was announced. The Cardinals said they learned about the positive tests late Thursday night and have instructed all players and staff to self-isolate in their hotel rooms in Milwaukee until further notice. […]

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Majority of Nationals Voted Against Playing Marlins After COVID Outbreak

[Bleacher Report, AP] The “vast majority” of Washington Nationals players reportedly voted against going to Miami this weekend for a three-game series against the Miami Marlins, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. In team vote, vast majority of Nationals players voted against going to Miami for three-game series this weekend, sources tell The Athletic. Decision will rest with MLB.— […]

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One of the biggest baseball card collections of all time goes up for auction

[CNN] Jimmy Micioni, a New Jersey man affectionately known as Uncle Jimmy to everyone who knew him, died in March at the age of 97. However, little did anyone else know that stashed in his attic was a meticulously collected and cataloged sports card collection valued at more than $1 million. While Micioni’s nieces and […]

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Everything you need to know as MLB’s 2020 season restart begins

[ESPN] It’s here. Finally. Spring training 2.0. Or make that summer camp. Or is it summer training? In any case, Major League Baseball begins its strange 2020 odyssey on Wednesday in the strangest of ways — but appropriate for the times: testing for a virus that didn’t exist a year ago. If cleared, workouts will begin on […]

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MLB, NHL teams close Florida facilities, dampening outlook for sports in COVID-19 era

[Reuters] The hope for a return of professional sports in North America took a hit on Friday as two teams from MLB and one from the NHL closed their Florida facilities after players tested positive for the new coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: A baseball ready for export is pictured at the Rawlings factory in Turrialba, Costa […]

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