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Braves extreme punishment shows Rob Manfred is serious about cleaning up baseball

When I was a kid, our neighborhood in the suburbs backed up to a creek.  I loved exploring that creek, which was always more than a trickle but never more than 7 or 8 feet wide. My friends and I would catch crawdads, dig up worms and pretend to shoot at birds with our slingshots (it's not a coincidence

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Making the case for Stanton to play in St Louis

As the Giants and Cardinals attempted to acquire National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins, many fans and baseball officials wondered if the slugger would even accept a trade to St. Louis. Even the Cardinals didn't know the answer to that question last weekend when they made a substantial

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Cubs catcher Rene Rivera run toy drive for kids in Puerto Rico

Cubs catcher Rene Rivera and his wife, Mariel Perez, are trying to bring some holiday cheer to boys and girls in Puerto Rico, who are still dealing with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Retailers Kmart and Sears have pledged to help Rivera and his wife collect 25,000 toys for children in

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Orioles unlikely to capitalize on suddenly available international talent

Because of two major decisions made Tuesday, several high-profile international free agents will become available in the coming days and weeks. But don't expect the Orioles to be major players in the bidding for such talent. Major League Baseball, the players union and the Nippon Professional Baseball

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Rangers lives would be put at risk if Trump reverses elephant trophy ban

The announcement that the Trump administration is considering overturning the US ban on elephant trophy imports from Zambia and Zimbabwe is one that directly threatens the lives of African park rangers who are tasked with protecting elephants and their ecosystems. Sadly, between July 2016 and July 2017

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