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MLB, Players Association agree to new posting system to bring Shohei Ohtani from Japan
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agreed Tuesday on a new posting system that will allow two-way star Shohei Ohtani to leave Japan and sign with an MLB team for the 2018 season. Sources told ESPN the system used in recent years will remain in place this offseason. A system with
Speeding up games on MLB agenda for next season
Major League Baseball is intent on shortening games next season after nine-inning games averaged a record 3 hours, 5 minutes
Mass shooting at church in small Texas town
A gunman opened fire during a service at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, southeast of San Antonio.
Texas authorities sketch out how the Sutherland Springs church shooting unfolded
The alleged shooter, a 26-year-old man, is also dead following the massacre.
Phillies tab Dodgers exec Gabe Kapler as next manager
Gabe Kapler has been named the new manager of the Philadelphia Phillies , a league source confirmed to ESPN.com. The announcement of Kapler's hiring will be made sometime this week. Kapler, the Los Angeles Dodgers ' director of player development, was one of three finalists for the position, along
Phillies keying in on Gabe Kapler for manager, source says
Gabe Kapler has emerged as the front-runner to become the Philadelphia Phillies ' next manager, a baseball source said Sunday. Kapler, the Los Angeles Dodgers ' director of player development, was one of three finalists for the position, along with former Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell and
Why the dominant Dodgers are actually World Series underdogs
When researchers at Bowling Green State University asked students to root for one of two teams in a hypothetical best-of-seven series, 81 percent of the subjects chose the underdog. "Underdogs," the authors wrote, "receive support from the social value of equity." My guess, then, is that there are
Alex Rodriguez on PED suspension: 'How stupid can you be?'
Alex Rodriguez said his admitted use of steroids during his 23-year MLB career cost him millions of dollars and a potential spot in Cooperstown. But the desire to put up big numbers and chronic pain in his hip pressured Rodriguez to take performance-enhancing drugs.? "Yeah, I mean there's so many
Flag-waving NASCAR doesn't have national anthem policy, but some leagues do
When it comes to President Donald Trump's patriotic playbook, NASCAR is exemplary and the NFL needs a timeout. In a Tuesday tweet, the president urged NFL owners to create a doctrine to curb activist athletes who take a knee or sit down or stay inside the locker room during the performance of "The
Athletics' Bruce Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during national anthem
Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem , doing so prior to Saturday night's home game against the Texas Rangers . Maxwell had his hand over his heart while facing the flag as the anthem was played. Teammate? Mark