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No-phone policy at Masters forces break from social media

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Derek Jensen's profile picture features Rae's Creek and the Ben Hogan Bridge, and a picture of the Masters logo. It'll stay that way for several hours. No more tweets, nothing on Instagram or Facebook. Not while he's on the golf course at Augusta National. Forget posting that photo from Amen Corner or what Tiger Woods just did with his club. At the Masters, everyone...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Book Review: Abused By The Yankees

Remember Paul Priore? He was the clubhouse attendant who accused the New York Yankees of firing him because he is gay and HIV-positive. Priore also accused pitchers Bob Wickman, Jeff Nelson and Mariano Rivera of attempting to sexually assault him with a baseball bat, and Wickman of body-slamming him a number of times. He took the pitchers and the team to court, but walked away empty...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State's Keiser has another surgery on bowel

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Penn State safety Ryan Keiser underwent additional surgery on Wednesday to repair a bowel injury he suffered in practice last week. Penn State spokesman Jeff Nelson said in a statement approved by Keiser's family that he remained in an intensive care unit Wednesday and continues to improve at a hospital in Hershey. The bowel injury was discovered after Keiser...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Seven-man umpiring crew includes four World Series rookies

  Jeff Kellogg will be the umpire crew chief for the World Series, and four other umps have been picked to work the event for the first time. Major League Baseball announced the crew Monday, a day before San Francisco and Kansas City meet in Game 1. Hunter Wendelstedt, Jerry Meals, Jim Reynolds and Eric Cooper will call their first Series. Ted Barrett and Jeff Nelson also are on...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

AP source: 4 umpires get 1st World Series call

NEW YORK (AP) Boosted by their strong results on replay challenges this season, several umpires will get to work the World Series for the first time. The seven-man crew includes a rare four newcomers, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press this week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Major League Baseball hadn't made an announcement yet. Hunter...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: October 7, 1998

Game 2 of the American League Championship Series goes to the Indians in the Bronx as Cleveland defeats New York, 4-1, in 12 innings. Cleveland reclaims the lead in the 12th on a bizarre play. After a leadoff single from Jim Thome, Enrique Wilson enters the game as a pinch-runner. Travis Fryman drops down a sacrifice bunt, but the throw from pitcher Jeff Nelson hits him and rolls...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Gerry Davis, Joe West head umpire crews for Wild Card Games

  Umpires Gerry Davis and Joe West will be the crew chiefs for the Wild Card Games this week. Major League Baseball on Monday announced the assignments for the matchups. Davis has worked 122 postseason games, more than any other umpire. He'll handle the Oakland at Kansas City game Tuesday night, along with James Hoye, Dan Iassogna, Bill Miller, Todd Tichenor and Bill Welke. West...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis, West head umpire crews for wild-card games

NEW YORK (AP) Umpires Gerry Davis and Joe West will be the crew chiefs for the wild-card games this week. Major League Baseball on Monday announced the assignments for the early-round matchups. Davis has worked 122 postseason games, more than any other umpire. He'll handle the Oakland at Kansas City game Tuesday night, along with James Hoye, Dan Iassogna, Bill Miller, Todd Tichenor...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs overcome Brewers, 6-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Chris Coghlan hit a leadoff homer in the first and Javier Baez had his second career three-hit game, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. The Brewers lost for the 24th time in 34 games on a day the team said it would retire uniform No. 1 to honor retiring Commissioner Bud Selig, who bought the Seattle Pilots out of...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs overcome Brewers, 6-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Chris Coghlan hit a leadoff homer in the first and Javier Baez had his second career three-hit game, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. The Brewers lost for the 24th time in 34 games on a day the team said it would retire uniform No. 1 to honor retiring Commissioner Bud Selig, who bought the Seattle Pilots out of...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals top Rockies to clinch sweep

St. Louis 4, Colorado 1 When: 2:15 PM ET, Sunday, September 14, 2014 Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri Temperature: 64° Umpires: Home – Jeff Nelson, 1B – Pat Hoberg, 2B – Scott Barry, 3B – Mark Carlson Attendance: By SportsDirect Inc. Cardinals 4, Rockies 1: Jhonny Peralta homered and rookie Marco Gonzales struck out a career-high nine in 5 2/3 innings as host St...
Via Mile High Sports
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies lose fifth straight game

St. Louis 5, Colorado 4 When: 7:15 PM ET, Saturday, September 13, 2014 Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri Temperature: 66° Umpires: Home – Mark Carlson, 1B – Jeff Nelson, 2B – Pat Hoberg, 3B – Scott Barry Attendance: By SportsDirect Inc. Cardinals 5, Rockies 4: Matt Holliday continued to torment his former team by homering for the second straight game as host St...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wainwright shuts down the Rockies

St. Louis 5, Colorado 1 When: 8:15 PM ET, Friday, September 12, 2014 Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri Temperature: 58° Umpires: Home – Scott Barry, 1B – Mark Carlson, 2B – Jeff Nelson, 3B – Pat Hoberg Attendance: 45108 By SportsDirect Inc. Cardinals 5, Rockies 1: Matt Holliday blasted a three-run homer and Adam Wainwright struck out eight over eight innings as St...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt McBride comes up big in win

Colorado 5, Kansas City 2 When: 8:40 PM ET, Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 78° Umpires: Home – Jeff Nelson, 1B – Scott Barry, 2B – Lazaro Diaz, 3B – Mark Carlson Attendance: 28834 By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 5, Royals 2: Matt McBride belted his first career grand slam and Jorge De La Rosa cruised through eight innings as host...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies waste solid start by Matzek

Kansas City 7, Colorado 4 When: 8:40 PM ET, Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 77° Umpires: Home – Mark Carlson, 1B – Jeff Nelson, 2B – Scott Barry, 3B – Lazaro Diaz Attendance: 30394 By SportsDirect Inc. Royals 7, Rockies 4: Omar Infante drove in four runs and matched a career high with three doubles among his season-high four hits...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Miller, Nelson promoted to crew chiefs; 7 new umps

Bill Miller and Jeff Nelson have been promoted to crew chiefs by Major League Baseball, which added seven umpires to the big league staff as part of the expansion for increased instant replay. MLB agreed last month to boost the umpire staff by six members, and an additional ump was hired to replace Wally Bell, who died in October of an apparent heart attack. The new members of...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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