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Stanton sits out Marlins game

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has right side soreness and was out of the lineup Wednesday at Tampa Bay.  “There was a little bit of this going on in spring training at different times so at this point I’m not really that concerned,” Manager Don Mattingly said.  Stanton is hitting.214...

Clean Like an Athlete: 3 Tips to Help You Reach the Finish Line

Pin it If you’re feeling the spring clean and refresh bug, but haven’t yet made any progress on your goals, consider applying some performance boosting methods adapted from spring training to your home field. A clean, refreshed, and re-styled space is a serious mood boost. Show More Summary

Party Off, Garth: The Short Life And Long Death Of Chris Gaines

In February 1999, Garth Brooks held a press conference to announce some baffling news. The biggest-selling artist of the decade had signed with the San Diego Padres, who had offered him an invitation to attend spring training and try out for the major leagues. In lieu of salary, he was making a sizable donation to […]

Angels put up two big innings, beat Dodgers, 7-6

Health has never been a strength for the 2016 Dodgers, not after spring training shredded the roster and forced 10 players onto the disabled list on opening day. The group avoided catastrophe through the first six weeks of the season. The seventh week may not be so kind. After the fifth inning...

Discovery Communications' Sales Head Turned His Corner Office Into a Shrine of Collectibles

As Discovery Communications’ president of ad sales, Joe Abruzzese’s spring training comes in the form of intense preparations for the looming upfront season. But in a parallel universe his spring training uniform is still a pinstriped suit—except it’s covered in mud from playing catcher for the Yankees. Show More Summary

Chicago Cubs, Joe Walsh Featured In New Documentary

VideoIn between their last World Series triumph (in 1908) and their last pennant(1945), the Chicago Cubs wintered in the Channel Islands, off the coast of SouthernCalifornia. Spring Training begins in winter, remember, and Cubs owner William Wrigley had big plans; for Catalina Island -- or "Santa Catalina Island," as it was [...]

Byron Buxton Update: Minnesota Twins, Fantasy Baseball Owners Watching Buxton Closely

This Byron Buxton update shows how the Minnesota Twins prospect is doing in Triple-A Rochester. The Twins had Buxton begin the 2016 MLB season as part of the big club coming out of Spring Training, but early struggles led to a quick demotion to Rochester. Show More Summary

How Much LSD Do We Need?

Long, slow, distance has been the foundation of endurance training for years, but dang that saddle hurts in spring.

Sunday Open Thread: Expo Line to the Beach

It’s no subway, but Los Angeles once again has a train through the Westside to its world-famous beaches. The Metro Expo Line Phase II opens May 20. It’s been an exciting Spring for new rail openings this year.

Pitcher Zach Lee keeps waiting for a shot with the Dodgers

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Angels would kill for a guy like Zach Lee right now. The Dodgers can barely find room for him on their depth chart. In spring training, two scouts said Lee could be a perfectly fine No. 5 starter in the major leagues this year. The Dodgers opted to complete their rotation with rookie Ross Stripling...

Michelle Obama Wears the 1 Spring Dress You Need to Work a Room

The best thing about Michelle Obama is that when she means business, she wears a bold look to show it. The first lady hosted an event in the State Dining Room at the White House, announcing company pledges to hire and train military vets. Show More Summary

Estonia Kicks Off Annual 6,000-Strong Military Exercise

Estonia has kicked off its biggest annual military exercise with around 6,000 national and allied soldiers due to take part in joint training over the next 18 days, Estonia’s state news agency ERR reported. The drill, called Spring Storm,...Show More Summary

Roundup: Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin Suspended for 80 Games After a Positive Test

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Ravin said he used a supplement to recover from intestinal flu and strep throat during spring training that contained a banned growth hormone.

MARC service disruptions Tuesday as CSX derailment clean-up continues

For a second day this week, Maryland commuter trains from Frederick County will terminate at Silver Spring instead of making their way to Washington's Union Station.

MARC, Amtrak service disruptions Monday due to CSX train derailment

The MARC Brunswick Line will run as far south as Silver Spring. Riders are urged to seek alternatives, including transferring to Metro or bus service. The Amtrak line from Washington to Chicago will not run Monday.

Eye-Opening Training Helps Entrepreneurs with their Business

The Center for Rural Affairs' REAP Women’s Business Center has been co-sponsoring Business Plan Basics sessions this spring. A few of the comments participants have made include:  “Lots of information. The budgeting and start up costs...Show More Summary

Cocoa farms spring back to life in Sierra Leone

A training programme for youth in Sierra Leone brings 4,500 hectares of land back to life through cocoa farming.

More Machine Than Man, an Electric Umpire’s Call of the Future

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

In 1950, the Brooklyn Dodgers trotted out a forerunner to modern technology during spring training: a machine designed to call strikes.

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