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North Carolina team opens Little League World Series with back-to-back no-hitters

It’s the first time at Little League World Series that a U.S. team has thrown consecutive no-hitters, The team’s first game was perfect, the only 7th time it’s happened in LLWS history.

Amid strife at home, MLBers help Venezuelan team get to Little League World Series

Rougned Odor of the Texas Rangers paid for the team’s flights while Jhoulys Chacin of the San Diego Padres paid for their visas.

Inside the Blue Jays' 10th-inning meltdown: Griffin

Toronto gives the Cubs too many outs in the final inning and leaves Chicago without a win.

MLB umpires end protest, will sit down with commissioner

Umpires wore wristbands for a day to protest what they felt was a lenient penalty for a player criticizing an official.

Don Cherry leads ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ singalong at Wrigley Field

The hockey commentator belted out the classic baseball song Saturday from a microphone in the Chicago stadium’s broadcast booth.

Giancarlo Stanton closing in on home run record, or is he?

The MLB record book may need to be rewritten after the season. But not all marks within reach are reason to celebrate.

Cubs say Jon Lester’s DL stint will be ‘minimal’

Ace left-hander has no structural damage, but muscle tightness and general shoulder fatigue; he’ll miss at least two starts as Chicago tries to stay on top of the NL Central division.

Mariners’ Amanda Hopkins is MLB’s only female scout

After growing up shadowing her father on scouting trips, 24-year-old Hopkins is in her second year as an area scout — and says coaches and players are “incredibly respectful.”

Canada opens Little League World Series with win

Chase Marshall hits two home runs in 12-2 win over Europe-Africa.

Red Sox request new name for Yawkey Way

Street next to Fenway is named after owner who held out against integration of major leagues.

St. Louis Cardinals to adopt ‘Rally Cat’ that darted across outfield during game

Cardinals spokesman Ron Watermon says the St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach has promised to give the cat to the team after a 10-day quarantine ends Monday.

Roberto Clemente is one step closer to becoming a saint after July ‘miracle’

Pope Francis’ official blessing came after Clemente apparently met the requirement to perform a miracle. The alleged miracle happened last month.

‘Uh-oh’: A ceremonial first pitch misses the strike zone, hits the man zone

A Massachusetts teenager’s pitch missed the strike zone before a Red Sox-Cardinals game on Wednesday night — but came into contact with an unlucky photographer.

AL wild-card race a celebration of baseball mediocrity

The contenders are struggling to play.500 ball, let alone get in the post-season.

Nationals’ manager, Bryce Harper’s agent call for changes to bases after star’s injury

Harper slid and crashed after running over a wet base, leaving him with a severe bone bruise in one of his knees.

Derek Jeter continues the Yankeefication of the Marlins

Outgoing owner Jeffrey Loria has had a love affair with the Bronx Bombers for years.

Chad Bettis impresses in return from cancer treatment as Rockies blank Braves

The 28-year-old pitcher drew a standing ovation when he took the mound for the first time since being diagnosed with cancer in November.

Giancarlo Stanton’s scorching pace justifies big paycheque

The group led by Derek Jeter that agreed to buy the Miami Marlins has to see Stanton as a keeper despite his hefty contract.

Death of Darren Daulton sparks questions of cancer cluster

Daulton, the emotional and spiritual leader of the Philadelphia Phillies team that played the Blue Jays in the 1993 World Series, was the most recent prominent baseball player to die of glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer.

Mississauga’s Naylor hitting it big

Catcher Noah Naylor, brother of Padres prospect Josh, could accelerate flight path to the majors with success at baseball showcases such as next month’s under-18 World Cup in Thunder Bay.

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