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Funeral for Oscar Taveras in Dominican hometown (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-10-27 21:50

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Funeral services are being planned for Oscar Taveras in his hometown in the Dominican Republic following his death in a weekend car crash

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Former Detroit pitcher Robinson dies at age 52 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-10-27 21:26
DETROIT (AP) -- Jeff Robinson, who helped the Detroit Tigers to an AL East championship as a rookie in 1987 and went on to pitch in the major leagues through 1992, has died. He was 52.
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Blue Jays bring back much of coaching staff (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-10-27 20:45
TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays are bringing back much of manager John Gibbons' coaching staff for next season.
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Cards rookie Taveras killed in car accident

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-10-27 20:38
Oscar Taveras, the Cardinals' vibrant top outfield prospect, and his girlfriend were killed in a Sunday afternoon car accident near his home on the Caribbean island. He was 22.
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Braves hire hitting coach Seitzer from Toronto (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-10-27 20:33
New hitting coach Kevin Seitzer said he'll bring an up-the-middle philosophy to an Atlanta Braves team which flopped at the plate this season. The Braves hired Seitzer from the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday to replace Greg Walker. Atlanta also named Jose Castro as assistant hitting coach.
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Singer Aaron Lewis apologizes for botching anthem (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-10-27 20:28

Aaron Lewis has apologized for botching the lyrics of ''The Star-Spangled Banner'' during his performance before Game 5 of the World Series. The lead singer of the metal band Staind turned country singer published a note on his website Monday after stumbling during his rendition of the national anthem the night before in San Francisco. ''The Star-Spangled Banner means so much to so many, including myself. I hope that the Nation, Major League Baseball and the many fans of our national pastime can forgive me.'' After starting with ''O say can you see by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed,'' Lewis diverted from the lyrics.

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Giants, postseason teams affected by concussions (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-10-27 19:34

The message from Joe Torre shown on the video board at AT&T Park was clear and direct: ''When in doubt, sit it out.'' From the World Series to the NFL, from hockey to youth sports, concussions are a major topic at all levels of athletics. They shaped part of the postseason for the San Francisco Giants - first baseman Brandon Belt returned from one, backup catcher Hector Sanchez didn't. Torre, the former catcher and Hall of Fame manager who's now a Major League Baseball executive, taped public-service announcements that appeared at ballparks in October, reiterating that head injuries need to be checked. The wild-card Oakland Athletics lost catcher John Jaso and outfielder Craig Gentry before the playoffs because of concussion effects.

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Padres hire White from Dodgers to work in baseball ops

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-10-27 18:15
The Padres have hired Logan White from the Dodgers after 13 seasons to fill an unspecified role in the team's baseball-operations department, where he is expected to work closely with first-year general manager A.J. Preller.
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Fall Stars Game filled to brim with talent

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-10-27 18:00
Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide on Saturday in the ninth annual Fall Stars Game, the yearly All-Star Game for the Arizona Fall League. This year's contest will feature 14 players on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, headlined by No. 1 overall prospect Byron Buxton.
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Braves bring in Seitzer to be hitting coach

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-10-27 17:40
The Braves hired Kevin Seitzer to be their hitting coach and Jose Castro to be their assistant hitting coach on Monday.
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Cardinals stunned by death of young Oscar Taveras (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-10-27 17:21

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday he was stunned by the death of 22-year-old outfielder Oscar Taveras in a car accident and his players were struggling with deep anguish after losing a young teammate. ''I was asked last night to give some words regarding the tragic death of Oscar Taveras, but I just simply couldn't,'' Matheny said. ''To say this is a horrible loss of a life ended too soon would be an understatement.'' Taveras died Sunday in his native Dominican Republic. He was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro at the time of the crash on a highway between the beaches of Sosua and Cabarete in Puerto Plata, about 215 miles north of the capital of Santo Domingo, said Col. Diego Pesqueira of the Metropolitan Transportation Agency.

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Feb. 9 trial date set in MLB steroid case (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-10-27 15:29
MIAMI (AP) -- A trial date has been set for four men charged in Major League Baseball's performance-enhancing drugs scandal.
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Bumgarner's latest gem has Giants on cusp of title (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-10-27 13:19

Hall of Famer Juan Marichal mingled in the San Francisco clubhouse and waited patiently for his chance to share a kind, congratulatory word with Madison Bumgarner. What Bumgarner did to pitch the Giants within one victory of another World Series championship certainly was. The Southern southpaw tossed a four-hit gem in his latest brilliant postseason start, and the Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Sunday night to reach the cusp of a third championship in five years. ''It's what you set your sights for before you go out there, you want to finish the game,'' Bumgarner said.

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Giants pay tribute to late Robin Williams (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-10-27 13:19

Robin Williams' smiling face, in a variety of his most well-loved characters, adorned the big screen at AT&T in a stirring tribute to the late award-winning actor. Zak Williams, the oldest son of the beloved Academy Award winner and comedian, lofted an emotional ceremonial first pitch to Billy Crystal to start Game 5 of the World Series between Williams' San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals on Sunday night.

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Love for Howser still resonates strongly in KC

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-10-27 12:00
Former Royals manager Dick Howser left an impression on his players and fans in Kansas City with his personality and results, including the 1985 World Series title.
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Royals' defense vulnerable in loss

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-10-27 11:55
As unusual as it is to see shortstop Alcides Escobar involved in so many defensive lapses, the Royals were quick to chalk it up as just another chapter in what has so far been an unpredictable, topsy-turvy World Series.
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Royals head home trailing 3-2 in World Series (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-10-27 08:25

This is not the first time the Kansas City Royals have been in trouble this season. A .500 team after 100 games, the Royals turned it on down the stretch to earn their first playoff berth in 29 years. Down four runs in the eighth inning of the AL wild-card game, Kansas City rallied to force extra innings and then overcame another deficit in the 12th before beating the Oakland Athletics. Now, after being blanked 5-0 by San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner on Sunday night, the Royals find themselves on the brink of elimination again as they head home trailing 3-2 in the World Series.

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