• UPIWatch live: Trump honors first responders from congressional baseball shooting

    July 27 (UPI) — President Donald Trump on Thursday is scheduled to take part in a 3 p.m. ceremony honoring the first responders at the shooting at a baseball practice for Republican members of Congress. The shooting on June 14 severely injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., food lobbyist Matt Mika and congressional aide Zack Barth. Capitol Police officer Read more...

  • New York TimesFor Ravens’ John Urschel, Playing in the N.F.L. No Longer Adds Up

    One of the N.F.L.’s smartest players did the math and decided to retire after just three years in the league.John Urschel, an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens who received much publicity for his off-season pursuit of a doctorate in math at M.I.T., told the team on Thursday that he was hanging up his cleats at 26.Urschel’s agent, Jim Ivler, Read more...

  • FOX NewsTrump honors 1st responders of congressional baseball attack

    President Donald Trump presented the Medal of Valor on Thursday to five of the first responders who were injured in a shooting on a congressional baseball practice last month that critically wounded Rep. Steve Scalise. Read more on FOX News.

  • NJHopewell Post 339 finds redemption in summer, in all-Mercer state final

    EWING–For the past three summers, the Hopewell Post 339 baseball team has been searching for redemption. In that time period, the Hopewell Valley High School baseball team has crashed out of the NJSIAA state baseball tournament each year in the first round. But then the American Legion baseball season rolls around, and Post 339 has come to life in district Read more...

  • PhillyPhillies' Cameron Rupp hosts SPCA event on Thursday at Morgan's Pier

    Cameron Rupp was a sophomore in college when he logged onto the SPCA’s website and picked out the dog he wanted to adopt. “I said I want that dog. I went in and took her home that day,” Rupp said. “She’s nine years old now. It took her a while for my mom to get used to her. My mom Read more...

  • The IndependentLiverpool to play hardball over Philippe Coutinho as Barcelona prepare £80m bid with Neymar's future uncertain

    Liverpool plan to take a hardline approach with Barcelona and resist any offer for Philippe Coutinho, as they aim to keep the player for this season’s challenges in both the Premier League and Champions League.   The Catalans have simultaneously felt that they can get the 25-year-old Brazilian playmaker and that he wants to go to the Camp Nou this Read more...

  • The Tampa TribuneFelipe Alou: Baby Beltre had it early

    Felipe Alou, a trailblazer for baseball players out of the Dominican Republic, knew about Adrian Beltre before anyone else in the game. "I have a soft spot for Adrian, because I used to hold him," Alou said. Alou became friends with Beltre’s father, known as "El Negrito" because he was an exceedingly handsome and dark-skinned man, through their shared interest Read more...

  • The Baltimore SunContract details for new Maryland baseball coach Rob Vaughn released

    New Maryland baseball coach Rob Vaughn will make a base annual salary of $180,000, according to a copy of his contract obtained by The Baltimore Sun through a Maryland Public Information Act request.Vaughn’s deal, signed June 15, is for five years. The former Terps associate head coach succeeded John Szefc, who left for Virginia Tech last month after leading the Read more...

  • Kansas City StarFrom holding him as a baby, to watching him chase 3,000: Felipe Alou knows Adrian Beltre

    Felipe Alou, a trailblazer for baseball players out of the Dominican Republic, knew about Adrian Beltre before anyone else in the game. “I have a soft spot for Adrian, because I used to hold… Read more on Kansas City Star.

  • New York TimesOn Baseball: Yankees’ New Look Isn’t Lost on Their Fresh Faces

    The last time David Robertson wore Yankees pinstripes before Tuesday, all of his defensive teammates were older than 30. The starting pitcher was 39. The right fielder and the shortstop were 40. It was the Yankees’ second of four consecutive seasons (and counting) without taking part in a playoff series.Robertson blew the save that night — Sept. 25, 2014 — Read more...