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Freddie Freeman extends 2016's longest hitting streak to 30 games

The Braves' first baseman has also reached base safely in 46 straight games<p>For the first time in five years, there is a 30-game hitting streak in baseball.<p>Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 30 games Wednesday night with a one-out single in the sixth inning off …

Atlanta Braves

Tim Tebow Hits Home Run in First Professional At-Bat...OR DID HE??? [Update] | VICE Sports

Tim Tebow played his first game in the instructional league today, and he started with a bang.<p><i>Allegedly</i>.<p>It looks nice, doesn't it? A crisp autumn day in Who Gives a Shit, Florida. Blue skies peppered with white clouds, palm trees surrounding the freshly manicured diamond, which you can almost …

Tim Tebow

Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short …

Multiple Miami Marlins passed on joining Jose Fernandez on that boat

Here are the scores. Here are the highlights:<p><b>Marlins 7, Mets 3</b>: Giancarlo Stanton exhorting his teammates to “play the game like Jose would play the …

Marlins' Dee Gordon breaks down into tears after hitting lead-off home run

Dee Gordon took the first pitch of the Marlins' first-at bat since Jose Fernandez's tragic death Sunday from the right-handed batter's box while …

Rex Ryan gets statement game he wanted in Bills' win over Cardinals

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Rex Ryan raised eyebrows across Buffalo when he boldly declared last week that the Super Bowl-contending Arizona Cardinals were …

It wasn’t just that he was one of baseball’s resplendent talents, although Jose Fernandez certainly… – Medium

It wasn’t just that he was one of baseball’s resplendent talents, although Jose Fernandez certainly was that.<p>His fastball routinely touched 97 mph. …

Tragic loss of Jose Fernandez leaves us wondering what might have been

Let's hope that someday, when we think of Jose Fernandez, we can remember the smile, we can remember the charisma, we can remember the special joy he …

José Fernández Was a Joy

José Fernández died in a boating accident early this morning. He was a lot of things to a lot of people. First and foremost, he was Cuban. Cuban …

Jose Fernandez's tragic death darkens one of baseball's brightest lights

The wickedness of his breaking ball was exceeded only by the wattage of his smile. His personality, not just his arm, made Jose Fernandez of the …

Jose Fernandez’s story: From saving mom’s life to electric fastballs

You search for words. But you will not find the right ones.<p>Death is always sad, too often tragic. Young death is worse yet. And then there is …

Mariners Catcher Steve Clevenger Suspended Without Pay For Tweets

The Seattle Mariners responded to backup catcher Steve Clevenger’s dogshit dumb tweets about protesters by suspending him without pay for the …

Baseball

Now that's a gift!

Farewell, Papi.

Mookie Betts becomes the first this season to 200 hits

Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts beat Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (199) to 200 hits, racking up two hits in his first two at-bats of Tuesday …

Baseball

Trea Turner Already Earning Place Among MLB's Elite Young Stars

The Atlanta Braves tried fastballs and changeups, sliders and cutters, in and out, up and down.<p>Whatever they threw, wherever they threw it, Trea Turner hit it. It got to be a little ridiculous—so ridiculous that when Turner came to the plate for the Washington Nationals on Saturday, Don Sutton …

Baseball

Henderson Alvarez Set For Shoulder Surgery

Athletics righty <b>Henderson Alvarez</b> will undergo arthroscopic shoulder surgery, MLB.com’s Jane Lee reports (Twitter links). It’s not yet clear what …

MLB suspends Padres GM A.J. Preller for his conduct in trade

Major League Baseball delivered one of the harshest penalties against a general manager in history. USA TODAY Sports<p>Major League Baseball, delivering one of its harshest penalties against a club general manager in baseball history, suspended San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller 30 days …

San Diego Padres

Guccifer 2.0 dumps more DNC documents

The hacker persona Guccifer 2.0 has released a new trove of documents reportedly stolen from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>The …

Nick Cafardo: Ben Cherington’s ‘mistakes’ not so bad anymore

Those deals the former Sox GM gave to Rick Porcello and Hanley Ramirez look a lot different this year.

Dad Reduced to Blubbering Mess After Son Makes MLB Debut for Pirates | VICE Sports

Athletes are not robots. They are not machines. They have emotions and they have families and loved ones who have seen and known their sweat and labor. And sometimes when it all comes together, and they reach a pinnacle to their careers, we see this. We see the walls come down and the humanity show.<p>…

Emotions

Yankees could deal for Jose Fernandez this offseason — here's how

So Brian Cashman has assembled a collection of position players that seems to compare with the Cubs of a couple of years ago.

Baseball

Sammy Watkins' great escape - BN Blitz

FORT MYERS, Fla. − Sammy Watkins’ parents stood in the middle of Barker Boulevard and bickered the way a couple might quibble whether that’s the same …

Buffalo

The education of Yoan Moncada

Freedom is a 1.8-ounce piece of sponge cake with a cream filling. It is too many sprays of cologne. It is a washer and dryer. It is everything the …

Education

Adrian Beltre Lovingly Messes With Switch Pitcher Pat Venditte

Screencap via MLBAmbidextrous relief pitcher Pat Venditte has been in Major League Baseball for about a year. He’s bounced back and forth between the …

Major League Baseball

More injuries for the Bills as training camp ends

It seems appropriate that a training camp that was roiled by negativity ended in much the same way Tuesday morning.<p>In their final full-scale practice …

Training camp

Why the Blue Jays demoted a Cy Young candidate to Single-A

There are just six weeks to go in the Major League Baseball season, and while four divisions seem to be in hand the AL East and NL West are wildly up …

Billy Butler Reportedly Injured in Brawl with A's Teammate [UPDATE] | VICE Sports

The Oakland Athletics don't play well together and, it has been alleged, at least two of them don't play nice, either.<p>Slugger Billy Butler missed the past two games for the A's after being hurt by teammate Danny Valencia in a fight, reports Susan Slusser of the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>. Nobody on the …

Bills cut Karlos Williams

As a fifth-round draft pick last year, Bills running back Karlos Williams burst onto the scene with 517 rushing yards, a very impressive average of …

Buffalo Bills

Report: Alex Rodriguez says he is ‘done’ as a player

Alex Rodriguez has said he is “done” as a player, although he still could change his mind, reports John Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball.<p>Rodriguez’s …

Alex Rodriguez