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SEE IT: Pablo Sandoval swings, misses pitch and loses belt

Last year, it was Bartolo Colon losing his helmet. This year, it’s Pablo Sandoval losing his belt. The rotund Red Sox third baseman took a hefty cut at an R.A. Dickey knuckleball Sunday in Toronto, and swung so hard that his belt came undone. Sandoval’s size has been a weighty issue since he reported to spring training. The 29-year-old showed ...

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Ken Burns' 'Jackie Robinson' is window into Dodger's life

[embedded content] Ken Burns says that as far back as 1994, when his nine-part TV series “Baseball” aired, he had discussions with Rachel Robinson about doing a “stand-alone” film on her husband, the Hall of Fame Dodger and civil rights pioneer, Jackie Robinson. “He’s the most important person in baseball,” says Burns, the award-winning filmmaker. “Jackie was such a huge ...

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How Miracle Met closer Ron Taylor became 'Dr. Baseball'

[embedded content] Former Mets closer Ron Taylor, whose fastball helped the Miracle Mets win the 1969 World Series, says he’s been thinking recently about the New York team Gil Hodges put together 47 years ago. “I keep looking at my scrapbook. We had an unusual team, a lot of young players,” says Taylor, 78, who closed down the Orioles in ...

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Ken Burns' 'Jackie Robinson' is window into Dodger's life

[embedded content] Ken Burns says that as far back as 1994, when his nine-part TV series “Baseball” aired, he had discussions with Rachel Robinson about doing a “stand-alone” film on her husband, the Hall of Fame Dodger and civil rights pioneer, Jackie Robinson. “He’s the most important person in baseball,” says Burns, the award-winning filmmaker. “Jackie was such a huge ...

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Harper: Enough with the rules and pitch counts

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Dave Roberts (l.) takes out Ross Stripling with a no-hitter going due to rookie reaching 100 pitches in debut. In the space of an hour or so late Friday night, two games turned on decisions that reflected the modern state of baseball: The Brewers won a game when they were awarded a walk-off double play they didn’t ...

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Yankees bats back up CC Sabathia in 8-4 win over Tigers

Dave Reginek/Getty Images CC Sabathia pitches into the seventh inning Saturday in his first start for the Yankees in 2016. DETROIT — CC Sabathia has been brushing aside concern over his over his shaky spring outings for weeks, saying as long as he was healthy when the season started, he would be ready to go. The bell rang for the ...

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Raissman: Fans in middle of TV fight get first look at Yanks

Comcast subscribers tuning into YES for Yankees games are seeing a different kind of pinstripes. On Sunday night, Yankees fans caught in the middle of a cable dispute, will get their first look at the Bombers when they play Detroit on ESPN. With both Comcast and the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network entrenched in their positions, each using advertising campaigns ...

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La. Tech player tweets 'notprego' photo amid Summitt scandal

Rogelio V. Solis/AP Tyler Summitt resigns from Louisiana Tech due to an ‘inappropriate relationship’ with a player. Looking to flatten rumors about being pregnant with her ex-coach’s child, a Louisiana Tech women’s basketball player shared a photo of her nonexistent baby bump on Friday. Ashley Santos, a junior guard who followed Tyler Summitt from Marquette to Louisiana Tech, sent the ...

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FROM A-ROD TO THE ZOO: The wildest tales in Yankees history

AP Thurman Munson hated Carlton Fisk, so the Yankees and Yankees fans hated the Red Sox catcher. The Yankees are world champions when it comes to touting their winning tradition and long line of baseball legends. But in the new book, “Bronx Bummers: The Unofficial History of the New York Yankees’ Bad Boys, Blunders and Brawls,” veteran Daily News writers ...

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Myers: Ferguson leaving money, saving health in retirement

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images While he spoke candidly about concussions in December, D’Brickashaw Ferguson was never diagnosed with one in his 10-year career. D’Brickashaw Ferguson is 32 years old and played 10 years in the NFL and the only snap he missed in his career came on a trick play. So, he is not part of the epidemic of young players ...

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