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Cold Hard Fact for Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fact: The Rays had the worst record in MLB after play on June 24 (31-48). Since then, they have gone 20-5, the best mark in baseball. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats and Info Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

Jermaine Jones spent the last week hanging out with celebrities

Jermaine Jones is so Hollywood. Jermaine Jones still doesn't have a job as he waits on someone (ahem, MLS) to put a satisfactory contract in front of him. What he does have is a house in Los Angeles, money and newfound fame after starring...Show More Summary

3 Boston Red Sox Prospects Who Ben Cherington Absolutely Should Not Trade

The Boston Red Sox sit at 48-57—dead last in the American League East—and general manager Ben Cherington has to be wondering just what happened in the wake of his team's fabled World Series run a year ago. Not so long ago, Boston was...Show More Summary

Santana, Gattis Lead Braves to 2-0 Win Over Padres

18 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings, Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday.

Dodgers acquire Darwin Barney from Cubs

18 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

The teams completed a deal that will send the infielder to Los Angeles. The Dodgers have finalized a deal to acquire infielder Darwin Barney from the Cubs, according to a major league source. The deal was first reported as close by Mark...Show More Summary

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota's fall class load is golf and yoga. So what?

30 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

Good for Marcus Mariota. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota chose to skip a potential top-10 NFL Draft selection in order to return for his final year of college football eligibility. His decision made the Ducks the instant Pac-12 favorite...Show More Summary

Carl Crawford Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz, Speculation Surrounding Dodgers Star

As the July 31 MLB trade deadline nears, several names have been floated around on the list of possible trade bait. Add Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford to that list. The Dodgers have mentioned Crawford in potential deals...Show More Summary

The best matches of the Serie A season

33 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

It took until the end of July, but Serie A has finally released their fixtures. Here are the ones you can't miss in the first half of the season. Serie A have finally released their fixture list, in a live ceremony that seemed to go on for days. Show More Summary

20 Years Later, Star of 'Little Big League' Returns to Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins may not play in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome anymore, but that didn't stop the team from honoring the 20th anniversary of Little Big League. Actor Luke Edwards, aka Billy Heywood, was at Target Field on Sunday as the Twins celebrated the big anniversary. Show More Summary

77-year-old checks skating with roller derby team off bucket list

36 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

"Big Jeanie" is our favorite derby girl. Jeanette Morris is a 77-year-old from Cardiff, Wales who had a simple wish on her bucket list: To be on roller skates again. Thankfully one amazing Roller Derby team with a big heart was happy...Show More Summary

2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Class 1st Since 1999 with 3 1st-Ballot Inductees

With Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas all entering the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, the 2014 class became the first since 1999 with three first-ballot inductees, per ESPN Stats & Info. Joining the three first-ballot players were a trio of legendary managers—Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre. Show More Summary

97 years of NHL expansion in one simple map

38 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

The NHL's entire history set to the tune of Brass Bonanza. Perfect. Via Ann Frazier of SB Nation's Fear The Fin comes this beautifully simplistic year-by-year breakdown of NHL history, chronicling the league's teams and logos datingShow More Summary

Peyton Manning is dancing

42 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

No Fun League? Not when Peyton Manning's in the house. So, there's Peyton Manning dancing at Broncos training camp practice. He was dancing to Rocky Top, because it's one of eight(!) official state songs for Tennessee. But we felt like Manning doing the whitest white man dance imaginable deserved the Pony treatment. Show More Summary

Internet expertly trolls Frank Lampard's Twitter chat #AskLamps

45 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

The Internet asked Frank Lampard about lamps. New York City FC made a splash by signing Frank Lampard and they have done their best to show him off to the world, and the city. It started with a well-attended press conference, interviews...Show More Summary

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hat night comes with FOUR HATS

54 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

The old saying is "Four hats is better than one." Which in this case is absolutely correct. The #TMNT jerseys have arrived. Buy them at our game on 8/2 | http://t.co/NHmQ0QErvK #Cowabunga #MiLB #Nickelodeon pic.twitter.com/0bA4u1dt7v — Fresno Grizzlies (@FresnoGrizzlies) July 25, 2014 Another week, another amazing MiLB promotion. Show More Summary

MLB trade rumors: Rockies won't trade Troy Tulowitzki without receiving 'offer of the century'

57 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

Chances of a trade involving the shortstop are slim at this point. Though Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki seems to want out of Colorado after causing a stir by showing up at a Yankees' game over the weekend, the chances of a deal getting done before Thursday's trade deadline appear very slim. Show More Summary

Jason Heyward Injury: Updates on Braves Star's Back and Return

At the end of a hot July where he finally found his swing again, outfielder Jason Heyward has suffered a back injury that took him out of the Atlanta Braves lineup on Monday afternoon against the San Diego Padres. The Braves' official...Show More Summary

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Top Stars on the Market

Some of the biggest names in baseball are the subject of trade rumors as the MLB's non-waiver trade deadline inches closer. These players will know their fates Thursday by 4 p.m. ET, and regardless of the outcome, a huge weight will be lifted off of their shoulders. Show More Summary

MLB Trade Deadline: Calling Fact or Fiction on Last-Minute Rumors

The trade deadline looms just three days down the week, and some big names may or may not be shipping off to new locations. Jon Lester, Matt Kemp, David Price and Troy Tulowitzki could all be wearing different uniforms by August 1. Jon...Show More Summary

MLB Trades 2014: Grades for Deals Involving Jake Peavy, Chase Headley and More

Though the majority of the action occurs in the waning moments of the MLB trade deadline, there is an advantage in striking the market early. Besides the obvious benefit of having the new acquisition(s) for more games, forcing the action...Show More Summary

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