Five contenders with gaping holes remaining after the MLB trade deadline

Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association Every team enters the trade deadline with a wish list. No one gets everything they want — even if in San Diego it might feel

Angels equal dubious mark with 7 HRs hit in loss

The Los Angeles Angels tied a dubious major league record when they smashed seven home runs — all solo shots — but still lost to the Oakland Athletics 8-7 on Thursday. The Angels are just the second team to hit seven solo homers and lose, according to ESPN Stats &

Phillies release Gregorius as INF Segura returns

The Philadelphia Phillies released shortstop Didi Gregorius on Thursday in a series of moves involving players acquired at the trade deadline and the return of infielder Jean Segura from the 60-day injured list. Gregorius, 32, is hitting .210 with a home run and 19 RBIs this season, his third with

Judge shortens road for Flores arbitration ruling

NEW YORK — A judge on Thursday quickened the time it will take to rule whether NFL commissioner Roger Goodell gets to decide the merits of racial discrimination claims made by Black coaches against the league and its teams, saying that it appears an effort to gather more evidence is

Cubs-Cardinals set for London series in June ’23

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball plans to return to London next year for the first time since 2019. The league announced Thursday that the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs will play a two-game series on June 24-25, 2023, at London Stadium. The NL Central rivals were supposed to

Pro Football Hall of Fame’s ‘The Mission’ podcast releases special episode to honor 2022 inductees

It’s Hall of Fame week in the NFL, which means the Jaguars and Raiders are kicking off the preseason tonight in Canton, Ohio, and eight legends will be enshrined forever in football lore on Saturday afternoon. To commemorate the occasion, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has released a special

Saints rookie tackle Trevor Penning kicked out of practice after third altercation in three days

New Orleans Saints rookie offensive tackle Trevor Penning entered the NFL with a reputation for a fiery on-field demeanor that toed the line between playing through the whistle and going overboard. The Saints are already experiencing that dance with the first-round pick through the early stages of camp. Penning has

Dodgers honoring Scully with ‘Vin’ uniform patch

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay tribute to legendary broadcaster Vin Scully by wearing a commemorative black patch featuring a microphone and “Vin” on their uniforms. Scully, whose 67-year career calling games in Brooklyn and Los Angeles made him the longest-tenured broadcaster with a single team in

Dolphins assistant: No directive to tank in 2019

MIAMI — While an NFL-backed investigation found Dolphins owner Stephen Ross made it known he believed the team’s draft position should take precedence over winning games in 2019, those beliefs did not make it down to the football field. Dolphins running backs coach Eric Studesville, who has held that title