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San Francisco Giants win third World Series in 5 years

A near-perfect five innings of relief pitching by Madison Bumgarner gave the Giants a narrow Game 7 World Series win over the Kansas City Royals. Tonight the Giants won their third World Series in five years, completing a rare sports trilogy.

Rumour mill says Tampa Bay Rays could move to Montreal

St. Petersburg - It's no secret that 2014 has been a bad year for the Tampa Bay Rays — the team once again missed the playoffs, and on Friday, manager Joe Maddon abruptly left the team and became a free agent. Now sources say the team could be headed for Montreal.

The ridiculous reason the Kansas City Royals have a huge World Series advantage

When the World Series begins tonight, the Kansas City Royals are going to have the advantage of playing the first game at home.

Op-Ed: Keith Olbermann's attack on Derek Jeter is despicable, undeserved

New York - No stranger to enticing people to despise him, Keith Olbermann unleashed a nearly-seven minute attack on Derek Jeter, attempting to reduce Jeter's success in the game and undermine Jeter's achievements.

San Francisco Giants CEO on MLB uniform ads: 'I think it is coming'

While attention in recent years has focused on the addition of paid advertisements to NBA uniforms, one Major League Baseball CEO says his team would support selling of ads on baseball uniforms and thinks other owners will jump on board.

Op-Ed: Which MLB team is poised to go deep in the post-season?

Oakland - It's been an interesting year in baseball. I'll start with that. No one team has been dominant over the course of the entire season.

Why Clayton Kershaw's stats are so unbelievable

Los Angeles - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is having an unbelievable season in 2014, but exactly how good are his stats? How does his season rank in Dodgers history and what kind of impact will it have this season?

Giants relief pitcher 7 outs away from MLB record

A perfect game is a rarity in baseball — only 23 have happened since MLB's inception — but in a way, San Francisco Giant Yusmeiro Petit has thrown one and more.

Op-Ed: Upside down AL East should push Orioles to trade

Baltimore - The American League East standings have looked relatively the same for the past 10 years. While the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees tussled at the top for division supremacy, the Baltimore Orioles generally sat at the bottom of the division.

Op-Ed: SF Giants playoff aspirations face big challenges

San Francisco - Yes, I know Tim Lincecum is on the up-and-up. Yes, I realize that the Giants are currently tied for first place in the NL West. And, yes, I am painfully aware that we just signed three-time All-Star Dan Uggla to a minor league deal.

2014 MLB All-Star Game preview

Minneapolis - The 2014 MLB All-Star Game should provide the people of Minneapolis with some great entertainment over the next week as the city prepares to host the event on July 15th at Target Field.

2014 MLB All-Star Game to feature self-serving beer

Minneapolis - The best action of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game may not be on the diamond of Target Field next Tuesday night. Delaware North, the ballpark concession operator, has installed — wait for it — self-serving beer machines.

Baseball fan caught sleeping on camera sues MLB for defamation

New York City - A man was seen on camera sleeping during an April baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. He is now suing several sports bodies for defamation, alleging that commentators called him "fatty" and "unintelligent" among other words.

New additions make Oakland A's armed and very dangerous

Oakland - If the Oakland A's weren't on the short-list of teams likely to win the 2014 World Series a week ago they are now, thanks to a trade of monumental proportions with the Chicago Cubs.

Jose Abreu fastest player in history to 25 home runs

The Chicago White Sox rookie First baseman Jose Abreu hit two home runs on Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, becoming the fastest player to hit 25 home runs.

A.J. Pierzynski tells ump, 'Give me a new ball. One you can see'

In early June Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski and umpire Quinn Wolcott were working together behind home plate. Following a walk to Asdrúbal Cabrera, Pierzynski turned to Wolcott and said, "Give me a new ball. One you can see." He was promptly ejected.

SF Giants Tim Lincecum tosses 2nd no-hitter of career

San Francisco - The Freak has gone and done it again. For the second time in his career — and the second time in less than a calender year — San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has thrown a no-hitter. Oh yeah, and he's done it against the same team too.

Masahiro Tanaka loses his second game of the season

Masahiro Tanaka lost Sunday, for only the second time in his short MLB career. The Yankee pitcher has been outstanding this season, with an 11-2 mark and a 2.11 ERA, both stats including Sunday's loss.

The Toronto Blue Jays and the mystery of the AL East

Toronto - For more than a decade it has been the most difficult division in the Major Leagues. With the Toronto Blue Jays leading the AL East, a new champion could be crowned.

MLB: Toronto's Encarnacion ties Mantle for most AL HRs in May

Toronto - Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hit a pair of two-run homers Thursday against the Kansas City Royals, tying the American League record for most home runs hit in the month of May.

Op-Ed: How are the Toronto Blue Jays doing so far?

This year, the conversation about the Toronto Blue Jays is largely different from last year's much-hyped and ultimately ineffective run

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson a big hit at Rangers game

Surprise - Super Bowl Champion Quarterback Russell Wilson switched uniforms and took the field as a Texas Ranger Monday, thrilling both football fans and baseball fans alike.

New rule to cut down home plate collisions

An experimental rule aimed at averting dangerous home plate collisions has been adopted for the upcoming Major League Baseball season, MLB and the Players Association jointly announced on Monday.

MLB should blame itself for steroid problem, new report says

While the headlines have focused on individual ballplayers punished for using illegal performance-enhancing drugs, a new report suggests Major League Baseball and its profit-driven culture is to blame.

Op-Ed: Josh Satin — Top 1st baseman?

Josh Satin only played for a short amount of time in the majors last year, but can his performance label him as one of the best 1st basemen to head into the 2014 season?

Op-Ed: NHL is a major sport while baseball is a cheater's sport

Baseball writer Peter Gammons took a look at the hockey fight in Vancouver Saturday and declared, via Twitter, that the scrap and Canuck coach John Tortorella's attempted run at Calgary coach Bob Hartley, shows NHL hockey as a "minor" sport.

Former Baltimore Oriole great Paul Blair, 69, dies suddenly

One of the great center-fielders in major league baseball history and a well-loved teammate, Paul Blair has died. The 69-year-old collapsed while at a celebrity bowling tournament and was later pronounced dead at Baltimore's Sinai Hospital.

MLB: Bidding starts for Japanese pitcher Tanaka

It has begun: MLB teams are now able to bid for Masahiro Tanaka. His claim to fame as a pitcher is his unhittable splitter, and his ability to throw a complete game. He threw 53 complete games and 18 shutouts during his time in the Japanese League.

WATCH the 50 best sports plays of 2013

From Auburn's miraculous last-second win over Alabama to Messi's magical soccer footwork to the slam dunk heard around the world, a new video of the 50 most impressive sports highlights is making the rounds online.

MLB Trade Rumors: Billy Butler to Toronto Blue Jays?

Toronto - The MLB Winter Meetings came and went without many moves by teams, but that doesn't mean more trades won't occur before the start of the 2014 season.
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Blue Jays outfielder Travis Snider continues to swing a hot bat after hitting a solo home run in the third inning. He has hit in all four games since being called up from Triple-A Las Vegas including homering in back-to-back games
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Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista swinging his bat
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brandon Morrow is helped off the field after taking a direct hit off a line drive in the seventh inning. The right-handed pitcher and team officials feared the worst but x-rays were negative. Toronto won 4-1 to sweep the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre
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Thames is examined by a team doctor and Manager John Farrell
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File photo: Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista slides into first base well before New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira snares a ball thrown from catcher Russell Martin
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Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie tagged from second base after a fly ball out but was thrown out at third by his Oakland Athletics counterpart Brandon Inge in the first inning. A big seventh inning propelled the A's to a 7-2 victory at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday night
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Blue Jays starting pitcher Brett Cecil put in another quality start  his third straight  but once ag...
Blue Jays starting pitcher Brett Cecil put in another quality start, his third straight, but once again found himself on the losing end. He has had issues giving up home runs and that combined with lack of offence from his teammates proved to be the difference
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The Angels celebrate its 7-2 win over the Blue Jays
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Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher and catcher Bobby Wilson pay starting pitcher Garrett Richards a visit while third baseman Alberto Callaspo looks on. It was a rough start for the rookie as he gave up a 10 runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings including seven runs and seven hits in the second inning alone
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Blue Jays rookie third baseman Brett Lawrie hits a single against the Yankees on Sunday
Blue Jays rookie third baseman Brett Lawrie hits a single against the Yankees on Sunday
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