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Mike Trout Has Rare Back Issue
Mike Trout Has
Rare Back Issue

Mike Trout Has Rare Back Issue

'My career isn't over,' 3-time MVP says after diagnosis

(Newser) - Mike Trout, the Los Angeles Angels' star centerfielder and three-time league MVP who's considered by many to be among the best players in baseball, has developed a rare back condition that could limit him for the rest of his career. The condition is called costovertebral dysfunction at T5, CNN...

Unusual New Rule May Settle Tuesday's All-Star Game

If game is tied after 9 innings, a home-run derby will decide it

(Newser) - Some baseball fans might actually be rooting for a tie game at the end of nine innings Tuesday night in baseball's annual All-Star Game. Under a new rule for 2022, the game would then be decided by a home-run derby, reports CBS Sports . Each league would send up three...

This Year's All-Star Game Features a Rare Pairing

2 brothers, the Contrerases, will start for the National League

(Newser) - When Major League Baseball plays its annual All-Star Game on July 19, the National League's starting roster will feature a rare thing: two brothers. Willson Contreras of the Chicago Cubs is the catcher, while younger brother William Contreras of the Atlanta Braves is the team's designated hitter, reports...

MLB Suspends Player for Slap Over Fantasy Football

Tommy Pham struck Joc Pederson before their game began

(Newser) - Tommy Pham's handling of a disagreement over the rules for fantasy football, and tension over the money riding on it, has cost the ballplayer more than $100,000. The Reds outfielder slapped Joc Pederson of the San Francisco Giants during batting practice Friday, before their game in Cincinnati, the...

Georgia Faces Growing Backlash Over Voter Law

Coke, Delta, Microsoft all speak out against it

(Newser) - The leaders of Coca Cola and Delta Air Lines, two of Georgia's largest corporations, are speaking out about the state's new voting law , along with the president of Microsoft, which has plans to create a hub in Atlanta. In a Wednesday memo to employees, Delta CEO Ed Bastian...

All-Star Game Singer Alters Anthem Lyrics, Causes Stir

Group kicks out 'lone wolf' for singing 'all lives matter'

(Newser) - A member of a Canadian singing quartet changed a lyric in his country's national anthem and held up a sign proclaiming "All Lives Matter" during a pregame performance at the 87th All-Star Game on Tuesday. In a statement issued during the game, the Tenors blamed the changes that...

Was Jeter's Big All-Star Moment Tainted?

Adam Wainwright says he gave him 'a couple of pipe shots'

(Newser) - Last night was Derek Jeter's last All Star Game, and it went beautifully, as the Yankee captain went 2-for-2 with a double. There was just one problem: That double might have been a gimme. After he left the game, Adam Wainwright said that he wasn't exactly gunning for...

Steinbrenner Steals Spotlight One Last TIme
Steinbrenner Steals Spotlight One Last TIme

Steinbrenner Steals Spotlight One Last TIme

In death, Yankees owner overshadows All-Star Game

(Newser) - George Steinbrenner, who died today at 80 after years of failing health, was hardly a beloved figure, but the Yankee owner is being remembered with superlatives anyway. The Boss was "the loudest, most famous owner in the history of American sports," Mike Lupica writes for the New York ...

Senator to Players: Boycott All-Star Game

2011 baseball classic becomes pawn in Ariz. immigration law flap

(Newser) - Sen. Robert Menendez is calling on baseball players of all ethnicities to protest Arizona's new immigration law by boycotting the 2011 All-Star Game in Phoenix. "While I understand the frustration about the failures of our current system, states should not be permitted to enact their own discriminatory immigration laws...

For One All-Star, Playboy Trumps Obama

Papelbon says parties beat prez at game

(Newser) - Red Sox hurler Jonathan Papelbon says having the president around at the All-Star Game was “fun”—but not as fun as Playboy's hospitality, Subway Squawkers reports. “I enjoyed the parties more than the president, to be honest with you,” the skin mag's shindig being his favorite,...

All-Star Game Is Another National (League) Shame
All-Star Game Is Another National (League) Shame

All-Star Game Is Another National (League) Shame

(Newser) - After a 12th consecutive All-Star Game loss last night, even “Charlie Brown thinks the National League stinks,” writes Jeff Passan for Yahoo Sports. And in the 2002 tie that interrupted that streak, the senior circuit blew a 4-0 lead. If indeed the teams are evenly matched, and each...

He Can Pitch, Too (Sort of)
 He Can Pitch, Too (Sort of) 

He Can Pitch, Too (Sort of)

(Newser) - So he's not Nolan Ryan. President Obama threw out the ceremonial first pitch tonight in the All-Star Game in passable fashion, writes Kevin Kernan in the New York Post. "He threw lefty and didn't have much heat on the looping toss, but Albert Pujols stepped up and made the...

Obama Readies Arm for Tonight's All-Star Pitch

Will throw first toss at tonight's game in St. Louis

(Newser) - President Obama is getting ready to toss out the first pitch at tonight’s All-Star Game in St. Louis, Fox News reports, and is relying on the experience from his previous such gig, for the White Sox in 2005. “My general strategy the last time I threw a pitch...

Prince Fielder Rules HR Derby
 Prince Fielder Rules 
 HR Derby 
all-star game

Prince Fielder Rules HR Derby

(Newser) - Prince Fielder of Milwaukee captured tonight's All-Star Home Run Derby, scoring a 6-5 victory in the final round over Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, a former Brewers prospect. "I was just happy I was able to put on a show," said the first baseman, who did just that with...

Pujols: Test Me Every Day, and I'll Pay Team Back if Caught

All-Star rips 'guilt by association' with A-Rod

(Newser) - All-Star Albert Pujols is miffed over suggestions his latest enormously productive season comes thanks to drugs, USA Today reports, and says he’ll submit to testing every day—and pay the St. Louis Cardinals back if one comes back positive. “I can understand people being disappointed with A-Rod and...

Halladay, Lincecum Will Start MLB All-Star Game

(Newser) - Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay were selected today as the starting pitchers for tomorrow night's All-Star game in St. Louis. Lincecum, last year's National League Cy Young Award winner, is 10-2 with a 2.33 ERA for the San Francisco Giants; he got the nod from NL manager Charlie Manuel....

All-Star Game May Break Record for Most Jews

(Newser) - For the first time ever, four Jewish players could make baseball’s All-Star Game, Bloomberg reports. Boston’s Kevin Youkilis and Texas’ Ian Kinsler each lead the voting at their positions, Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun is second in voting among National League outfielders, and Colorado pitcher Jason Marquis has the...

Obama to Throw Out 1st Pitch at All-Star Game

(Newser) - President Obama will toss the ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star Game on July 14, Major League Baseball announced yesterday. He’ll be the fourth president to do so, following John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford, and the seventh to attend the game. He’s also got some...

Suspended Manny Nears All-Star Spot

A-Rod not doing so well in votes

(Newser) - Despite his 50-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use, Manny Ramirez is in the running for a spot in the All-Star game, currently just 30,000 votes shy of an outfield post, New York magazine reports. While the media’s upset about it, the Dodgers’ owner likes the idea, and a...

AL Wins 15-Inning Marathon
 AL Wins 15-Inning Marathon 

AL Wins 15-Inning Marathon

American League prevails 4-3

(Newser) - Michael Young's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 15th gave the American League a 4-3 victory in a marathon All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium. Justin Morneau slid under the tag with the winning run to end the game after 4 hours and 40 minutes. Neither team had any pitchers...

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