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Cool Combat: 7 Pairs of Combat Boots You Can Wear Everyday

Boots have been worn for combat since the time of the Roman Empire. But, the combat boots we all know and love came about during World War II and …


This “injectable bandage” made using seaweed could stop internal bleeding on the battlefield

The injectable hydrogel can also be used to deliver medication to a wound<p>When you’re shot or struck by shrapnel, it’s not necessarily the external …

Cell Biology

MLB Top Prospects: Farm System Rankings for all 30 teams

As our MLB top prospects lists are complete for each team, we’ll look at how each system ranks against each other across all of baseball.<p>With Opening …


A’s admire Bartolo Colon’s longevity as he returns to Coliseum

OAKLAND — It doesn’t matter what team he’s playing for, Bartolo Colon will always have a special place in A’s manager Bob Melvin’s heart.<p>Colon, who …

Major League Baseball

Bartolo makes a historic debut for the Rangers


The Astros' World Series banner ceremony needed to be saved by a leaf blower

Houston's title defense is off to a rough start<p>Winning a World Series is hard, but you know what might be even harder? Unveiling your World Series …


Struggling Josh Reddick has hilarious reaction to slow start

Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports<p>Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick has not gotten off to a good start at the plate in 2018, and he’s doing whatever …


Cubs set early season National League strikeout record

The Cubs lost to the Reds 1-0 Monday, but they have bigger concerns than starting the season 2-3.


Oakland Athletics Top MLB Prospects, Rankings

Minor League Transactions<p>A summary of minor league maneuvering for all 30 organizations for the period March 30-April 5, 2018.


Real or not? Bryce Harper is off to a $400 million start

We’ve been here before.<p>Just last April, Bryce Harper hit .391 with nine home runs, 26 RBIs, more walks than strikeouts and a Bondsian 1.281 OPS. He …


Stephen Drew announces retirement

The 12-year veteran spent time with five teams.Infielder Stephen Drew has retired, according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post. Drew was at the …

Boston Red Sox

Ranking every MLB mascot

1. Phillie Phanatic (Philadelphia Phillies) – The greatest mascot in all of sports. Butch Dill, USA TODAY Sports<p>2. Mr. Met (New York Mets) – Is any mascot a bigger part of American culture? Andy Marlin, USA TODAY Sports<p>3. Wally the Green Monster (Boston Red Sox) – Literally a green monster. …

Tampa Bay

Everyone is looking at the Twins-Orioles Unwritten Rules dustup all wrong

From bat-flipping, to sign-stealing to the manner in which one shows, or does not show, exuberance, baseball players and managers have long attempted …

Mike Matheny

Angels unravel early and oddly against Indians

They were two games over .500, having won three of four in Oakland.<p>They were riding a wave of international euphoria provided by their Japanese wonder.<p>They were saluting one their past fan favorites, Jered Weaver, asked to toss out the ceremonial first pitch.<p>The Angels were all set for their home …


Thank You, Derek | by CC Sabathia, Manny Machado, Dellin Betances, Mookie Betts and Dexter Fowler

T<i>his past weekend, the New York Yankees retired Derek Jeter’s number 2 jersey before a packed house in the Bronx. To honor and celebrate the</i> …


What have we learned about Shohei Ohtani so far?

Have you caught Shohei Ohtani fever yet? After months of anticipation, we got our first regular-season look at the Angels' two-way star against major …

Mike Scioscia

Ten takeaways from the first weekend of the 2018 MLB regular season

From Gabe Kapler's rookie mistakes to Gerrit Cole's dominance, a look at some of our observations<p>The first four days of the 2018 MLB regular season …

Tampa Bay

MLB to formally warn Phillies over pitching change

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler messed up on Saturday when he attempted to bring in lefty reliever Hoby Milner even …


Orioles defend Sisco's bunt after Twins say he broke baseball's unwritten rules

When Baltimore Orioles catcher Chance Sisco laid down a bunt in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Twins, it ruffled some …


Bartolo Colon makes history in solid Rangers debut

Colon has pitched for more AL teams than anyone else in history<p>Bartolo Colon made his Texas Rangers debut on Monday night, tallying his 538th start …


Warriors vs. Thunder 2018 odds: Golden State set as rare underdog on the betting lines

The Oklahoma City Thunder will try to pick up a key win at home against the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night, with the sportsbooks giving them the edge on the odds.<p>The Oklahoma City Thunder are just 1-3 straight up and 0-4 against the spread over their last four home games. The Thunder hope to …


Daniel Murphy continues to make progress, but his return remains a ways off

ATLANTA — About four and a half hours before Monday’s series opener against the Braves, Daniel Murphy and Nationals Director of Medical Services Harvey Sharman jogged short distances around the outfield at SunTrust Park. To any normal observer, the whole thing would have looked like a comically …

West Palm Beach

Dodgers' Kenley Jansen blows save; D-backs twice rally to win 5:46 marathon

PHOENIX -- Kenley Jansen calls it a "slow start" to the season.<p>In two appearances, he has lost a game and blown a three-run lead. No one expects that …


MLB Players Ready for Fight to Stop 'Half the League' from Not Trying to Win

PHOENIX — Oatmeal nearly gone, bacon in hand and another meeting stuffed with pointed questions behind him, the Apple Watch wrapping Tony Clark's wrist beeped with a message: "Time to stand."<p>The late-morning breakfast conversation here in a booth of the swanky hotel restaurant paused as the Major …

Tampa Bay

Why the Yankees blocked Andujar and Torres from starting

The Yankees have seen an influx of young talent come up and contribute at the major league level, reinvigorating the fan base and making some wonder …


Trump EPA officials to roll back Obama emissions standards for cars

Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt has announced a plan to scrap pollution-preventing standards set in 2012. At the same time, a …

Clean Technology

Remembering Dave Henderson as a player & person - BBST

Dave Henderson, lovingly known around Oakland as simply “Hendu,” passed away Sunday from cardiac arrest, approximately a month after having undergone …