Jessica Hays Burkholder

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Yasiel Puig Makes Ridiculous Throw, Gets Robbed by Bad Call

Yasiel Puig needed less than two innings to make headlines again after the All-Star break.<p>The Los Angeles Dodgers traveled to Washington to take on the Nationals, and Puig showed off that howitzer of an arm once again.<p>Puig gunned down Nationals superstar and 20-year-old phenom Bryce Harper for a …

Wade's ex-wife holds personal protest

The ex-wife of NBA basketball player Dwyane Wade sat on a piece of cardboard outside the Daley Center on Friday holding a sign that read: “Miami Heat Star Mother of His Children on the Streets.”<p>Siohvaughn Wade said she would “live on the streets” as she protested what she called the “injustice” of …

Baseball's Great Equalizer: The Knuckleball

If Bugs Bunny had a pitch, it would be the knuckleball. It weaves and bobs, zigs and zags, and acts like it has a mind of its own. Catchers have trouble catching this pitch. It leaves hitters dazed. Even the pitcher can't really say for sure what it's going to do. And that's the idea. It isn't a …

Is Chris Davis Becoming the Next Generation of David Ortiz?

Hello, boys and girls. It's fairy tale time.<p>Today, we're going to be learning about the story of how a great hitter came to be.<p><i>Once upon a time...</i><p>There was a promising young slugger.<p>This slugger hit with a big stick from the left side, and he was once a top prospect in the minors who showed flashes …

Watch Yasiel Puig make the most unbelievable throw of the season

Officially, Yasiel Puig did not throw out Bryce Harper in the second inning of the Dodgers’ 3-2 win over the Nationals on Friday night. But, really, he did — with a cannon of a throw from deep right field as Harper tried tagging for third base.<p>Third baseman Juan Uribe made the tag on Harper’s foot …

Mariano Rivera got a standing ovation at Fenway Park in Boston

Retiring Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has gotten numerous standing ovations in opposing stadiums around baseball this season. But the one he got Saturday night may be the most unexpected.<p>Rivera received a standing ovation at Fenway Park in Boston. (Let that sink in for a moment before …