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First MLB Player Diagnosed With Brain Disease

Ryan Freel had Stage 2 CTE, researchers say

(Newser) - So hockey and football players aren't the only ones endangering their brains. Professional baseball player Ryan Freel also had CTE and may have killed himself over it last year, CNN reports. "The real important issue is that he hit his head multiple times—small hits, big hits, in... More »

Cincinnati, Volquez Rip Shaky Zito, 10-1

Giants lefty winless in first six starts for first time in his career

(Newser) - Edinson Volquez struck out a career-high 10 in seven innings, Brandon Phillips homered twice and the Cincinnati Reds roughed up Barry Zito in a 10-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Volquez (4-0) allowed one run and five hits to win his third consecutive start, and Ryan Freel's... More »

Bako Singles in 9th as Reds Edge Phillies

Howard's homer in 8th not enough to lift Philadelphia

(Newser) - Paul Bako hit an infield single with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies today. Ryan Howard, who has hit a combined 105 homers over the previous two seasons, gave the Phillies a 3-2 lead with his first... More »

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