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Baseball Elects Nobody to Hall of Fame This Year

Bonds, Clemens, and Sosa among those shut out

(Newser) - Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades. Bonds received just 36.2% of the vote, Clemens 37.6, and Sosa 12.5 in... More »

Sammy Sosa: Skin Cream Did This

Sosa says he's not purposely bleaching his skin

(Newser) - Sammy Sosa attributes his newly lightened skin to three things: facial cream, all those baseball games he played out in the sun, and, of course, those pesky camera flashes, which “made my skin look lighter” at an event last week, he tells Univision. He wouldn’t divulge the name... More »

Blame Sosa's New Look on 'Cleansing': Pal

Despite lightened skin, 'he's not trying to be Michael Jackson'

(Newser) - Retired slugger Sammy Sosa comes off as a bit vain, but he isn't bleaching his skin or "trying to be Michael Jackson," a friend says of the photos that took the sports blogosphere by storm last week. "He can't believe it is such a big deal."... More »

Yes, This Is Sammy Sosa

Blogosphere abuzz, but no word what's up with ex-slugger

(Newser) - The sports blogosphere is abuzz over some new photographs of Sammy Sosa in which the former performance-enhanced Chicago Cubs star looks much, much lighter-skinned than we’re used to. Seems nobody’s been able to reach Sosa yet, and nothing in the captions of photos from Tuesday’s event in... More »

Sosa Tested Positive in '03

(Newser) - Bad news for Sammy Sosa's Hall of Fame hopes: The Cubs slugger is among the players who tested positive for doping in 2003, the New York Times reports. The retired Sosa, sixth on the all-time homer list, has long been suspected of taking steroids but has never admitted it. The... More »

Griffey Slams No. 609, Now 5th on HR List

(Newser) - Ken Griffey Jr. slammed his 609th home run today to move into a tie with Sammy Sosa for fifth on the Major League Baseball career list. Only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714), and Willie Mays (660) have hit more. Griffey's two-run drive helped his Chicago White... More »

Sosa Slams No. 600

Ranger becomes fifth member of exclusive club

(Newser) - Sammy Sosa homered for the 600th time last night, becoming just the fifth man to hit the storied mark. As the Texas Ranger rounded the bases in Arlington, the theme from "The Natural" played and the scoreboard pictured the other men who've reached the milestone—Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds,... More »

Buehrle No-Hits Rangers; ChiSox Roll, 6-0

Chicago lefty pitches 16th no-hitter in White Sox history

(Newser) - Mark Buehrle, two starts from a minor injury to his throwing arm, thoroughly dominated the Texas Rangers today, giving up no hits and just one walk (to Sammy Sosa, whom he promptly picked off at first base).  Two Jim Thome solo shots and a grand slam from Jermaine Dye... More »

Sammy Blasts Homer in Chicago

Aging slugger now just nine away from 600

(Newser) - It was just like 1998. Sammy Sosa’s 3-run homer, number 591 of his career, propelled his team to an 8-1 win over the White Sox last night in Chicago. Only this time, it was on the North Side, Sosa was wearing a Rangers uniform, and the fans were booing... More »

Botched Sosa Check Swing Upends Red Sox

First RBI for Sosa in comeback attempt with Rangers

(Newser) - While attempting to check his swing, Rangers slugger Sammy Sosa accidentally hit an RBI single that would be the go-ahead run in a 2-0 victory over the Red Sox.  It was the first RBI of the season for Sosa, who is attempting a comeback with his 1989 rookie-season team. More »

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