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US stocks trade mixed with Nasdaq at a record high as investors weigh recovery signals

REUTERS US stocks close mixed on Wednesday, with the Nasdaq hitting a record high The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note was little changed at 1.492%. Bitcoin staged a rebound, clawing back above $34,000. Oil and gold were up, while lumber fell. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. US stocks closed mixed on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 making turning lower late in the day while the Nasdaq ended at a record high. "US stocks are stabilizing as investor...
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FTX partners with MLB to become the first crypto exchange sponsor in professional sports

Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies during a game on June 22, 2021. Rich Schultz/Getty Images FTX has inked a five-year deal as the official crypto exchange brand of Major League Baseball. Starting July 13, an FTX logo patch will also adorn all umpire uniforms. The latest partnership shows how digital assets are inching their way further into the mainstream. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. FTX is partnering with Major League Baseball to be...
Tags: Florida, US, America, Trends, Nba, Mlb, Miami, Major League Baseball, Philadelphia Phillies, American Airlines, Bryce Harper, FTX, Sam Bankman, Isabelle Lee, Bankman Fried, Rich Schultz Getty Images FTX


Cole's Strikeouts, Spin Rate Down, Royals Rally Past Yanks

Gerrit Cole’s strikeouts and spin rate dropped as he pitched for the first time since Major League Baseball’s crackdown on sticky substances, and the Kansas City Royals rallied off Jonathan Loiasiga for four runs in the eighth inning to beat the New York Yankees 6-5.
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Baseball's crackdown on pitchers had to happen

Major League Baseball is doing the right thing at the wrong time — but it really had little choice. Like it or not, the issue had become too obvious to be ignored.
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Major League Baseball's crackdown on sticky substances begins with regular checks on pitchers Monday

The crackdown by Major League Baseball for sticky stuff that pitchers might use to doctor baseballs began with regular checks on Monday.
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Searching for Sticky Stuff: MLB Umps Start Checking Pitchers

Major League Baseball has started its crackdown on sticky stuff and foreign substances.
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Angels’ Shohei Ohtani maintains sizable lead in All-Star voting at DH

ANAHEIM — Shohei Ohtani continues speeding toward a spot in the starting lineup for next month’s All-Star Game. Ohtani is still leading in the voting among designated hitters, with more than double the votes of Boston’s J.D. Martinez, in a second round of results released by Major League Baseball on Monday morning. Fan voting continues through 1 p.m. PT Thursday. Next Monday will mark the start of a four-day run-off election among the top three vote-getters to determine the starters. Mike Trout ...
Tags: Boston, Angels, Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Denver, Major League Baseball, Chicago White Sox, Los-angeles-angels, Walsh, Anaheim, J D Martinez, Mike Trout, Jose Abreu


LEADING OFF: MLB Begins Checking Pitchers for Sticky Stuff

Major League Baseball will begin its crackdown against pitchers using sticky substances, with umpires making regular, random mound checks starting on Monday.
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Shohei Ohtani homers twice in Angels’ rout of Tigers

ANAHEIM — Angel Stadium has been open to full capacity just twice in 2021. The second occasion was Friday night’s game between the Angels and Detroit Tigers, and the building was roughly half full – 22,734, according to the home team. The crowd was sparse enough for several sections to practice safe physical distancing if they chose. The crowd was opinionated enough to repeatedly voice its choice for American League Most Valuable Player: Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani hit two home runs in the Angels’ 11-...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Blue Jays, Soccer, Mlb, Tigers, Oakland, Major League Baseball, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, Anaheim, Padres, Cobb, Angel Stadium, Tony Watson


Major League Baseball is the latest brand to recruit TikTok ambassadors

The brand is the latest to try to find talent on the platform through a contest.
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Major League Baseball to recruit its own TikTok creator class

The brand is the latest to try to find talent on the platform through a contest.
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Major League Baseball is the latest brand to recruit TikTok creators

The brand is the latest to try to find talent on the platform through a contest.
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LEADING OFF: MLB Eases Protocols, Altuve on Power Tear

Major League Baseball has taken another big step in relaxing coronavirus regulations, allowing fully vaccinated players and staff to stop wearing masks in dugouts, bullpens and clubhouses, according to a memo sent by the league and players’ association.
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MLB Loosens COVID Restrictions, Drops Masks for Vaccinated

All fully vaccinated players and staff can stop wearing masks in dugouts, bullpens and clubhouses under the latest change to Major League Baseball’s coronavirus protocols.
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Hoornstra: MLB’s sudden morality over foreign substances is ill-timed

When Major League Baseball announced a series of new rules for the 2021 minor-league season, it touted the experiment as a positive for player safety. Enlarging the bases at Triple-A meant more room for fielders and runners to share space on the canvas, reducing the likelihood of collisions. MLB’s website boasted that, by permitting only a starting pitcher to be replaced with a designated hitter, the Atlantic League’s new DH rule might reduce pitcher injuries and also de-emphasize the use of bul...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Los-angeles-dodgers, Los-angeles-angels, Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, Bauer, Dodgers, Harkins, Atlantic League


Rays' Hill Says Union 'Dropped the Ball' on Grip Enhancers

Veteran Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Rich Hill says the players' union “dropped the ball” when it came to this week’s announcement from Major League Baseball about grip-enhancing substances.
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Trevor Bauer, Dodgers pitchers prepare for MLB crackdown on grip enhancers

LOS ANGELES — The crackdown is coming. In a memo to teams and a press release, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that there will be new enforcement of the rule against using foreign substances on the baseball that could include 10-game suspensions. The release asserted that “existing on-field enforcement process has not deterred an increasing number of violations.” Umpires will conduct “regular checks of all pitchers” whether the opposing team challenges for it or not. The new standard for...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Rays, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Alexander, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Bauer, Dodgers, Scott Alexander, Clayton Kershaw, Trevor Bauer


LEADING OFF: MLB Crackdown Coming, DeGrom Up, Glasnow Down

Now that Major League Baseball has detailed the coming crackdown on illegal substances, pitchers must get prepared to command their stuff without the same sort of tacky aides.
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Angels’ Alex Cobb: MLB is ‘incompetent’ in the way the illegal substance issue is being handled

OAKLAND — Angels starting pitcher Alex Cobb had mixed feelings when he saw what Major League Baseball decided to do about illegal substances on the baseball. While he was happy to see MLB do something, Cobb believes it wasn’t the right thing. Cobb said eliminating illegal substances to increase spin is correct, but pitchers still need something to improve their grip. By eliminating substances for both uses, Cobb believes baseball will still have an issue. “Legalize a substance (for improved grip...
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MLB threatens pitchers with 10-game bans for altering baseballs

Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by Major League Baseball that will start June 21.
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MLB Threatens Pitchers With 10-Game Bans for Altering Balls

Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by Major League Baseball that will start June 21.
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Trevor Bauer struggles again as Dodgers lose a blowout

The Rangers’ Isiah Kiner-Falefa, right, steals second base, beating the throw to Dodgers shortstop Chris Taylor during the first inning of Saturday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 12: Trevor Bauer #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Dodger Stadium on June 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) Texas Rangers’ Adolis Garcia, right, reacts after striki...
Tags: Texas, Sports, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Rangers, Mlb, Will Smith, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh, Burns, Martin


Latest On MLB's Crackdown On Illegal Subtances

Within the next few days, Major League Baseball will send a memo to teams detailing the existing rules against the …
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Mets GM Rebuts Alonso, Says Balls Have 'No Influence' on Pay

Mets acting general manager Zack Scott refuted a charge by New York star Pete Alonso that Major League Baseball has been manipulating baseballs to hurt potential free agents, saying changes to the ball would have “no influence on how players are valued or paid.”.
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Judge Rejects Effort to Return MLB All-Star Game to Georgia

A Manhattan judge has rejected an attempt to force Major League Baseball to return next month's All-Star Game to Atlanta.
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Catch all the big plays with sports web stories

Aren’t able to catch the game and watch your favorite team live? We've all been there before. But now, when you come to Google looking for the latest updates on your favorite team or game scores from around the league, with Google Web Stories you can also instantly catch up on the big moments and in-game action you might have missed. And with the start of UEFA EURO 2020 just around the corner, football fans in countries across Europe, Africa and Asia can also get in on the action — just search f...
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Angels’ Alex Cobb said it’s ‘unfair’ for pitchers to be increasing their spin with sticky substances

ANAHEIM — Alex Cobb’s perspective on the possible upcoming crackdown on pitchers using illegal, sticky substances on the baseball? It’s about time. “I’ve known about it for a few years,” said the Angels right-hander, who has been in the majors since 2011. “I know of certain guys who use it and it’s kind of elevated their careers. It’s a good thing baseball’s addressing it.” For years pitchers have been using sticky substances to improve their grip, and their control, which didn’t seem to bother ...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, Anaheim, 288, Cobb, Rendon, Joe Maddon, Jose Quintana, Maddon, Kurt Suzuki, Anthony Rendon


Mets' Alonso Claims MLB Manipulating Baseballs to Harm FAs

New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso accused Major League Baseball of manipulating the baseballs to harm the earning potential for star free agents and players eligible for arbitration.
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Hoornstra: Tim Neverett pulls back the curtain on the Dodgers’ 2020 season

The average baseball play-by-play broadcaster holds an almost-famous place in the sports ecosystem. They are minor celebrities. No one buys a facsimile of their jersey, but millions know their voice. A few become household names. Broadcasters are considered Tier 3 individuals in Major League Baseball’s pandemic-era lexicon – close to the top, but not quite. While the best play-by-play callers are objective, they are not neutral. They aren’t journalists whose only obligation is to the story they’...
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New infections drop below 15,000 for first time since March 2020; vaccinated Americans get more travel freedom: Latest COVID-19 updates

Two-thirds of Major League Baseball's 30 teams have been able to relax coronavirus protocols. Latest COVID news.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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