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Phillies put foot on the pedal, run over Pirates to re-take wild-card control

PITTSBURGH – The Phillies didn’t hit Powerball on Thursday night, but they did hit their magic number. Four. When the Phillies score at least four runs, they are tough to beat. They scored their fourth run in the second inning Thursday night and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-7, behind Zack Wheeler at PNC Park. The …

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Mets Acquire Tyler Naquin, Phillip Diehl From Reds

The Reds and Mets have lined up on a trade sending outfielder Tyler Naquin and minor league reliever Phillip Diehl from Cincinnati to New York. In exchange, the Reds are acquiring a pair of low minors prospects, right-hander Jose Acuña and second baseman Hector Rodríguez. Both clubs have announced the agreement. Naquin had been one of the more obvious trade candidates around the …

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Tyler Naquin traded to Mets ahead of MLB trade deadline from Reds

With five days remaining until Tuesday’s trade deadline, the Cincinnati Reds made their first deadline deal.  The Reds sent outfielder Tyler Naquin and Triple-A reliever Phillip Diehl, a Cincinnati native, to the New York Mets for two prospects, the teams announced Thursday night. The two low-level prospects are 19-year-old pitcher José Acuña, who will report to …

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IndyCar champ Palou declares he will be at McLaren in 2023

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar champion Alex Palou, who has contracts signed with two different race teams for 2023 and is being sued by Chip Ganassi Racing, declared Thursday: “I will be in the McLaren family next year.” The soap opera over Palou’s future continued with more twists and turns than the Spaniard will face in …

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Aaron Judge’s walk off saves struggling Yankees in shutout win over Royals

The Yankees’ offensive woes in the Subway Series came with traffic on the bases, as they went 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position. On Thursday, they struggled to even put runners on base, never mind scoring position. But all it took was one big swing from Aaron Judge to save the game. Judge delivered with …

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Joel Bitonio becomes a human bobblehead; Anthony Schwartz injured: What happened on Day 2 of Browns training camp

BEREA, Ohio — Joel Bitonio now has a good idea of what his bobblehead will look like when the time comes. He was a human, life-sized version of the mini-statue Thursday at practice when he wore the new, protective Guardian Cap over his helmet for concussion prevention. Bitonio is in one of the groups required …

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How Yankees-Andrew Benintendi vaccination situation likely will play out

It is impossible to believe the Yankees traded for Andrew Benintendi without an assurance that the 28-year-old left fielder will be vaccinated in time to play with his new teammates when the club crosses the border for a three-game series in Toronto that commences Sept. 26.  If not, whether through back channels or otherwise, then …

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Donald Trump, Charles Barkley, Caitlyn Jenner highlight wild LIV Golf pro-am

Donald Trump was off and running, or at least driving, Thursday morning in the pro-am at LIV Golf’s latest tournament, which will begin Friday at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. Not far behind him were Charles Barkley and Caitlyn Jenner. LIV Golf’s slogan is “Golf but louder,” and it certainly felt that …

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