All-star game marred by MLB-MLBPA clash over league’s future

WASHINGTON – Even amid the show, as Mike Trout, Aaron Judge and Bryce Harper highlighted all that is good in baseball right now, the looming clash over where the game is headed is clearly visible. Too much data. Defensive shifts. Pace of play. The spike in strikeouts and the corresponding drop in batting average. The […]

American League outslugs National League for 6th straight all-star win

The American League has won its sixth straight MLB All-Star Game. Back-to-back home runs in the top of the 10th sparked a rally that gave the AL an 8-6 win over the NL in a homer-heavy contest. The win gives the AL a 44-43 edge all time. More to come. …read more Source:: Sportsnet.ca       

Lakers’ Ball has surgery on left knee, to be ready by camp

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. The team said the procedure on Tuesday was successful and Ball is expected to be fully recovered by the start of training camp in September. Ball averaged 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.2 assists in 52 games […]

Manfred: Trout would be bigger star if he marketed himself

WASHINGTON — Mike Trout would be an even bigger star if he would spend some more time marketing himself, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred maintains. At 26, the Los Angeles Angels outfielder is a two-time AL MVP and a seven-time All-Star. In 2015, he became the first player in 38 years to homer leading off an […]