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Cabrera Out Six Weeks With Calf Strain, Tigers Say

15 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera, the American League’s hitting leader, will be out of action for about six weeks with a severe left calf strain, Major League Baseball's website reported on Saturday.

Garcia Robs Davis in 9th, White Sox Hold Off Orioles 3-2

15 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Avisail Garcia robbed Chris Davis of a tying home run with a leaping catch in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox held off the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Saturday.

Gonzalo Higuain fails to win the Copa America with the last kick of regulation

This could have been the winner, but it was not meant to be. This was literally the last kick of regulation in the Copa America final, with Gonzalo Higuain at the end of a lovely combination from Lionel Messi and Ezequiel Lavezzi. If he scores, Argentina beats Chile -- but his shot went to the wrong side of the post. We're off to extra time because of this miss.

White Sox's Avisail Garcia Robs Chris Davis of Game-Tying HR in 9th Inning

Nope! With his Chicago White Sox clinging to a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth inning on Saturday, outfielder Avisail Garcia saved the day. Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis sailed a would-be dinger deep to right, but Garcia showed...Show More Summary

Cardinals Edge Padres 2-1 to Stop 4-Game Slide

15 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Jhonny Peralta broke an eighth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Saturday to stop their longest losing streak of the season at four games.

Red Sox game features billboard for a 'GIANT ASS'

And there it is. #GiantAss pic.twitter.com/MEidHuiyNI — Greg Thurston (@astrosince1975) July 4, 2015 The "Giants Glass Company" of New England had a simple dream: To advertise in Fenway Park. That advertising strategy failed on Saturday when an inconsiderate player made a mockery of their sign. Don't call the number. There are no giant asses for sale... that we know of.

Jason Williams' son is also a baller

Remember White Chocolate? Well, it looks like his son is going to be just as good. The entire video is nothing but him being way better than anyone that tries to approach him. He seems to have a little bit of the same flare his dad had too, which makes it even more fun. (h/t @JonesOnTheNBA)

Yankees 3, Rays 2: Yankees Complete Solid First Half With a Second Straight Thriller

16 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

An errant throw off a ninth-inning bunt ended an encouraging day for the Yankees, who were buoyed by a strong start from Michael Pineda.

Buchholz Tosses Complete Game, Red Sox Beat Astros 6-1

16 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Clay Buchholz pitched a six-hitter to win his fourth straight start, coming within one out of a shutout as the Boston Red Sox rebounded from a tough loss with a 6-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday.

MLB All-Star Voting 2015: Predictions for Each League's Biggest Snubs

Each year, a few select players have the misfortune of being labeled as "All-Star Game snubs." The fan vote to determine starting position players is an imperfect system, as evidenced by the current crop of potential starters in the American League. Show More Summary

LeBron James won't talk to the Cavaliers until Tristan Thompson is re-signed

James wants Cleveland to take care of other business before signing again with the Cavs. LeBron James is a free agent this summer, but you might not realize it given how little buzz there's been about the availability of the game's best player. Show More Summary

Tigers' Alex Avila Makes Incredible Leaping Grab While Falling in Stands

Thanks to Miguel Cabrera’s calf injury, Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila is out of place at first base. Before his first career start at the new position, Avila spoke humbly to reporters: If Avila meant “unbelievably good” when he said he’d be “adequate,” he was right. Show More Summary

Nats Journal: Bryce Harper’s bat featured the D.C. skyline in red, white and blue

Bryce Harper used a new bat Saturday. He homered on the first pitch it met, then followed with a double and single. Most players stick with bats that make debuts like that. Harper will probably retire his, a career.750 hitter.Read full article >>

Yankees Beat Rays 3-2 on 9th-Inning Error by Boxberger

17 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

A ninth-inning throwing error by pitcher Brad Boxberger gave the New York Yankees their second straight walk-off win against the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2 on Saturday.

How LaMarcus Aldridge signed with the Spurs and what happens next

Aldridge's signing will leave a mark all around the league. For the second straight day, a major free agent has decided to leave the team that drafted him and go to Texas. LaMarcus Aldridge is signing with the San Antonio Spurs, giving...Show More Summary

Dante Cunningham agrees to $9 million deal with Pelicans, per report

Cunningham will return to the Pelicans for a second season. Journeyman free agent forward Dante Cunningham has agreed to a three-year, $9 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to Shams Charania of RealGM. Cunningham played 66 games for New Orleans last season, his fifth team he has suited up for in his six-year NBA career. Show More Summary

Mario Hezonja buries game-winning 3 in first summer league game

By now we have all heard about how cocky he is, but in his first summer league game Mario Hezonja showed he can back it up. The fifth-overall pick in this year's draft, Hezonja has never given anyone reason to believe he's afraid of the moment. Today was no different. No word on whether or not Messi was in attendance. (h/t @jackhaveitall)

Nationals win, but without Strasburg

For an hour Saturday at Nationals Park, things felt perfect for the Washington Nationals. They pounced on sleepy San Francisco Giants starter Madison Bumgarner, one of the most fearsome starters in baseball. Five pitches into the game, both Michael A. Show More Summary

DC Sports Bog: On Independence Day, Nationals fans show up dressed to celebrate team and country

Apple pie. Fireworks. Bunting. Baseball. Sequins. Wait, what?One of these things is not like the other, but for Tripp Whitbeck, the shiny ornamental decoration fits right in. Not only did he break out his sequined gloves as part of his Fourth of July outfit for Saturday’s Nationals-Giants game, he owns three sequin suits, as well.Read full article >>

Trying to Blaze a Trail Across an Ocean

18 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Melissa Mayeux of France dreams of becoming the first woman to play in the major leagues.

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