Players open to expanded DH, wild card, but MLB not keen
Jul18

Players open to expanded DH, wild card, but MLB not keen

WASHINGTON (AP) Baseball players are open to extending the designated hitter to the National League and to expanding the winner-take-all wild-card playoff to a multi-game series. Management has little interest. The American League has used the DH since 1972, and there has been more discussion among fans and media of expanding it to the NL. ”It’s gaining momentum, I’ll offer you that,” players’ union head Tony Clark told the Baseball...

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Small Ball: Altuve, Betts bring compact pop to All-Star Game
Jul17

Small Ball: Altuve, Betts bring compact pop to All-Star Game

WASHINGTON (AP) In decades past they would have been given nicknames like ”Pee Wee” and coached to shorten their swings, keep the ball close to the ground, find holes and use their speed to leg out base hits. Now, ”small ball” has a new meaning. This homer-happy era of baseball is proving that big sluggers can be found in in tiny packages. Consider some of the guys in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game: Jose Ramirez, all 5-foot-9 and 165...

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Showdown looms as Washington Metro workers approve strike
Jul16

Showdown looms as Washington Metro workers approve strike

FORESTVILLE, Md. (AP) A showdown looms in Washington now that Metro’s largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a potential transit system strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation’s capital for this week’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Striking is forbidden under Metro’s bargaining agreement with the union, but even a brief interruption could disrupt a system that carries about a million people a day. Union...

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Sino-French Agricultural Science and Technology Park held a grand opening ceremony in Meishan

On July 6, the opening ceremony of Sino-French Agricultural Science and Technology Park & “Rural Revitalization and International Cooperation” China (Meishan) Sino-French Friendly International Exchange and Cooperation Dialogue Meeting was held in Meishan, Sichuan Province, which served as a milestone – Sino-French Agricultural Science and Technology Park Project, which covers a planned area of 18 square...

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Bogaerts, Holt help red-hot Red Sox enter break with win (Jul 15, 2018)
Jul15

Bogaerts, Holt help red-hot Red Sox enter break with win (Jul 15, 2018)

BOSTON (AP) Xander Bogaerts homered in his first at-bat a day after hitting a walk-off grand slam and drove in two runs, leading the Boston Red Sox past the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Sunday to enter the All-Star break with their best record since 1949. Brock Holt also drove in two runs for the AL East-leading Red Sox (68-30), who own the major league’s best record and have won 12 of their last 13 games. Boston All-Star Mookie Betts...

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WATCH: Hosmer, Renfroe homer for Padres on Saturday vs. Cubs
Jul15

WATCH: Hosmer, Renfroe homer for Padres on Saturday vs. Cubs

WATCH: Hosmer, Renfroe homer for Padres on Saturday vs. Cubs

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