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Senate asks legality of MLB antitrust exemption

Senate asks legality of MLB antitrust exemption

The Senate Judiciary Committee is questioning the legality of Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption, releasing a letter on Tuesday addressed to Advocates for Minor Leaguers asking about its effect on the lives of players. The letter is a bipartisan effort led by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) and Mike Lee …

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Javier (13 K's) leads Houston's 'shocking' combined no-hitter vs.  Yanks

Javier (13 K’s) leads Houston’s ‘shocking’ combined no-hitter vs. Yanks

NEW YORK — A sellout crowd swarmed Yankee Stadium on a sunny Saturday afternoon hoping perhaps to see a no-hitter, which is always a chance with ace Gerrit Cole on the mound. They instead witnessed the coming-out party of Astros pitcher Christian Javier, who outshone Cole and the Yankees and helped make history in the …

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Benches clear, but White Sox provide little fire afterward

Benches clear, but White Sox provide little fire afterward

CHICAGO — There were thankfully no hits involved when benches and bullpens emptied during the top of the second inning in Baltimore’s 4-1 victory over the White Sox Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. That disruption came after White Sox starter Michael Kopech hit Baltimore shortstop Jorge Mateo on the back with a 99 mph …

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Bro!  Austin Nola's 1st hit off brother Aaron is a game-winner

Bro! Austin Nola’s 1st hit off brother Aaron is a game-winner

SAN DIEGO — Last August, when Aaron and Austin Nola met at Petco Park, it marked the first time the two brothers had squared off on a big league stage. Aaron, the Phillies right-hander, dialed up three fastballs. Austin, the Padres catcher, struck out swinging. Come December, Aaron had a Christmas present for Austin: the …

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Francisco Lindor, Buck Showalter's brilliance lead Mets past Marlins

Francisco Lindor, Buck Showalter’s brilliance lead Mets past Marlins

MIAMI — Buck Showalter and Francisco Lindor combined for a rare form of double trouble Friday night. First, the Mets manager won a double challenge on a double-play call in the sixth inning. Then, his star shortstop emerged to ensure it counted with a go-ahead three-run double that sent the Mets to a 5-3 victory …

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