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Sports Major league teams relying on shift more often Major league teams relying on shift more often
As a whole, moving infielders from left to right — or right to left — and back again is trending up across the majors. So far, teams have shifted on 3,395 balls in play this year, which factors out to 17,666 times over a 162-game season.
Sports Former football player starts fantasy sports combine Former football player starts fantasy sports combine
The three-day event, which borrows its name from the annual NFL Combine in Indianapolis, will feature a gathering of the industry's top analysts and current and former players and ex-coaches providing tips on how to win daily, weekly or season-long leagues, he said.
Sports MLB pumps up ball security after Tom Brady flap MLB pumps up ball security after Tom Brady flap
As part of a new security plan this season to further safeguard game balls, an MLB representative now watches them get carried by a clubhouse assistant from the umpires' room to the field.
Sports Kyle Busch to return to car this weekend in All-Star race Kyle Busch to return to car this weekend in All-Star race
Less than three months after suffering serious injuries when he crashed into a concrete wall at Daytona, Kyle Busch will return to racing in NASCAR's All-Star race this weekend following a rapid recovery his doctors called remarkable.
Sports Tom Brady to appeal 4-game suspension for deflated footballs Tom Brady to appeal 4-game suspension for deflated footballs
The reigning Super Bowl MVP will appeal his four-game suspension, his agent said, and the Patriots organization threw its "unconditional" support behind its quarterback after the NFL came down hard on its biggest star in the "Deflategate" scandal.
Sports Orioles' return launches big sports week in Baltimore Orioles' return launches big sports week in Baltimore
The city had been overrun by violence on April 27 after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died while in the custody of Baltimore police. Then in an unprecedented move, the Orioles hosted the Chicago White Sox on April 29 without allowing fans to enter.
Sports Maxwell keeps family together, adds big bat, glove in right Maxwell keeps family together, adds big bat, glove in right
"Family's everything," Maxwell said. "To have my family be able to go through these life experiences with me in all the different cities that we've been in, it's great. It's something they'll never forget. It's something I'll obviously never forget as well."
Sports NFL suspends Brady 4 games for deflated footballs NFL suspends Brady 4 games for deflated footballs
The NFL suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games on Monday for his role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the AFC title game.