Sports Pre-break surge by Twins might not be enough in loaded AL

Pre-break surge by Twins might not be enough in loaded AL

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins took nine wins from an 11-game home stand into the All-Star break, a midsummer surge that can boost a middling team into the postseason race. This might not be that kind of year in the American League. “I just wish we had more games ahead of us,” first baseman …

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Sports Indians bolster bullpen, trade for Padres' Brad Hand

Indians bolster bullpen, trade for Padres' Brad Hand

The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians have bolstered their bullpen with the acquisition of lefty All-Star closer Brad Hand and reliever Adam Cimber from the San Diego Padres in exchange for catching prospect Francisco Mejia. Source: Chronic astros

Sports Indians bolster bullpen with All-Star Hand, Cimber

Indians bolster bullpen with All-Star Hand, Cimber

CLEVELAND (AP) — The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians have bolstered their bullpen with the acquisition of lefty All-Star closer Brad Hand and reliever Adam Cimber from the San Diego Padres in exchange for catching prospect Francisco Mejia. The trade was announced Thursday morning. Hand is coming off his second straight All-Star Game appearance. Known for …

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Sports Astros take home ESPY award for Best Team

Astros take home ESPY award for Best Team

The Astros took home the award for Best Team at the ESPYs on Wednesday in Los Angeles, a fitting location for such an honor as the club won its first World Series title against the Dodgers to cap a magical 2017 season and playoff run. Source: Chronic astros

Sports Case Keenum, Stefon Diggs accept award for Best Moment at ESPYs

Case Keenum, Stefon Diggs accept award for Best Moment at ESPYs

Case Keenum and Stefon Diggs continue to haul in hardware after the “Minneapolis Miracle,” the improbable connection that snagged a playoff win for the Vikings, as the duo accepted the Best Moment award at the ESPYs in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Source: Chronic texans

Sports Angels praise Mike Trout for 'prioritizing personal values'

Angels praise Mike Trout for 'prioritizing personal values'

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels publicly praised Mike Trout “for prioritizing his personal values over commercial self-promotion” a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the All-Star outfielder would be an even bigger star if he would spend more time marketing himself. The team released a statement Wednesday congratulating Trout on his …

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Sports AP Source: Dodgers land All-Star Machado from Orioles

AP Source: Dodgers land All-Star Machado from Orioles

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, garnering the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. A person with knowledge of the deal confirmed the trade to The Associated Press. Another person with knowledge of the trade said the Orioles will receive five prospects: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, …

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Sports Dodgers acquire Manny Machado from Orioles

Dodgers acquire Manny Machado from Orioles

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, garnering the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. Source: Chronic astros