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Ken Rosenthal's 2016 MLB awards

Pitchforks ready! It’s time for my 2016 awards.As usual, I’ll list the number of candidates the way the Baseball Writers Association of America ballots require -- 10 for MVP, five for Cy Young, three for Rookie and Manager of the Year.I’m voting for two awards, but we are not allowed to reveal the categories and our selections until after the winners are announced in November...
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Bruce Springsteen signs the best absence note for student

School and Bruce Springsteen didn't mix in his youth. There are plenty of stories that detail The Boss' issues with the classroom and authority.So, on Thursday, it only was proper for Springsteen to give a fifth grader named Matthew Fenerty some help for skipping class.Springsteen is on a book tour for his autobiography, "Born To Run." He made an appearance at the Free Library in...
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Streaking Braves hope to spoil Tigers' playoff chances

ATLANTA -- It once looked like the Detroit Tigers would be catching a break by ending the regular season with an interleague series against the Braves in Atlanta, even if it meant no designated hitter. The Braves, though, no longer resemble the ballclub that seemed guaranteed to lose more than 100 games in the final season at Turner Field. The Tigers -- fighting for an American...
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White Sox's Rodon aims to match rookie win total

CHICAGO -- Carlos Rodon hopes to wrap up his second big league season no worse than his first as the Chicago White Sox open a season-ending series with the Minnesota Twins on Friday. If the 23-year-old left-hander earns his ninth victory in his 28th and final start of 2016, it would match the win total from his rookie season. It would also complete a successful late-summer rebound...
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Cubs' Maddon won't alter sub patterns in last series

With three meaningless games left before the Chicago Cubs kick off what they -- and their championship-starved -- fan base hope is a historic playoff run, manager Joe Maddon had to assess some in-house drama as the team prepared to play the Reds in Cincinnati during the final series of the regular season. Chicago locked down its playoff berth on Sept. 16, and since then, Maddon...
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Diamondbacks face Padres, hoping to avoid NL West cellar

PHOENIX -- Arizona and San Diego enter the final series of the regular season in search of smaller victories, unfortunately about all that is left to accomplish in a down year for each. Diamondbacks second baseman Jean Segura, whose credentials as a leadoff man were questioned following his offseason acquisition, enters the three-game series with a career-high 201 hits. Segura...
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5 hours ago

Brewers, Rockies still playing meaningful games

DENVER -- There will be more focus on personal achievements than collective success when also-rans Milwaukee and Colorado begin a season-ending series Friday. Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has hit 40 homers, two shy of the career high he reached last year when he tied for the National League lead. He leads the NL with one more homer than Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs and...
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Rivalry renewed: Dodgers stand in Giants' way

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants hoped the home-field advantage in the final three games of the regular season would work to their benefit in the race with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the National League West crown. Turns out, it won't. That said, the Giants are still glad to be at AT&T Park this weekend. San Francisco needs a series win -- perhaps even a sweep ...
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Mariners host Athletics with slim playoff hope

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners' slim chances of reaching the postseason took a hit Thursday night, despite their win over Oakland, but they head into a Friday game against the A's with a remaining shred of hope. Baltimore's win over Toronto gave Seattle (85-74) even less room for error as the Mariners prepare to play their third-to-the-last game of the season trailing the Orioles...
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Mets in good position heading into series with Phillies

PHILADELPHIA -- The New York Mets are in the position every team would like to be in when on the playoff bubble come the end of September. They control their own destiny with three games to play. Win at least one of three in Philadelphia, and their season will continue beyond the weekend. The Mets (85-74) sit atop the wild-card standings, one game ahead of the San Francisco Giants...
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Pirates out to spoil Cardinals' wild-card bid

ST. LOUIS -- Back in April when the season started, it was easy to expect the Pirates' season-ending trip to Busch Stadium meaning something for both Pittsburgh and the St. Louis Cardinals. Instead, all Pittsburgh can do when it closes the season is play the role of spoiler against a Cardinals team trying to make its sixth consecutive National League playoff appearance. St. Louis...
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Indians revise rotation for series with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Cleveland Indians are in a strange predicament after their game Thursday at Detroit was rained out. While the Indians have already clinched the American League Central, they are still contending for the best AL record and home-field advantage. The Tigers are still in the hunt for a wildcard spot in the playoffs. But after a four-hour plus delay with more...
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Astros' Altuve seeks second AL batting title

ANAHEIM, Calif. --While the Los Angeles Angels have long since been eliminated from playoff contention, the Houston Astros visit Anaheim on Friday with the sting of elimination still fresh. Baltimore's 4-0 victory over Toronto on Thursday night made it official, making the Astros' final three regular-season games against the Angels this weekend meaningless. It's a disappointing...
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Much at stake as Red Sox host Jays

BOSTON -- The Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox have something at stake this weekend in the final three regular-season games of David Ortiz's career. For the Blue Jays, their playoff life is on the line as beginning Friday with Toronto's Marco Estrada facing 22-game winner Rick Porcello. For the Red Sox, who clinched the American League East in New York on Wednesday night...
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Orioles seek to solidify wild-card position

NEW YORK -- The Baltimore Orioles eliminated two of their pursuers Thursday night in Toronto. Now the Orioles head to Yankee Stadium to open a three-game series against the New York Yankees looking to further solidify their wild card spot on Friday night. The Orioles (87-72) begin the series tied with Toronto and holding a 1 1/2-game lead over the Detroit Tigers (85-73) for the...
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7 hours ago

Nats open series vs. Marlins with eye on home field

WASHINGTON -- There will be plenty of raw emotion at Nationals Park on Friday when the Miami Marlins begin a three-game series against the Washington Nationals. The series opener comes a day after a memorial service in Florida for Jose Fernandez, the ace of the Marlins who died in a boating accident Sunday. Among those on hand for the Thursday service was Washington pitcher Gio...
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College Football Week 5 Picks

Special to Outkick The Coverage from OddsShark.com The winner of that matchup will stake its claim as the conference's best team and put itself in prime position for the College Football Playoff. Here's a look at three top betting picks for Week 5 of the college football season: Notre Dame (-11) vs. Syracuse (Sat, at 12 p.m. ET) - Matchup Report This game does not have much luster...
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Reports: J.J. Watt expected to miss rest of season after undergoing back surgery

J.J. Watt is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery Thursday to repair a herniated disk in his back, multiple outlets report.The defensive lineman was placed on injured reserve by the Houston Texans Wednesday, meaning he'd miss a minimum of eight weeks. But ESPN's Adam Schefter was first Thursday to report that Watt is not expected to return, and other outlets...
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8 hours ago

Why Houston's playoff hopes could depend entirely on Louisville

Late September is entirely too early to be talking College Football Playoff, but the Houston Cougars will happily take the exposure whenever and wherever it can get it. Playing in front of a national television audience against UConn on Thursday night provided one of the Cougs' last big showcase games of the season.Well, if the Huskies -- the only team to beat Houston last year ...
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8 hours ago

Rangers need one win to clinch home field

With the best record in the American League at stake, the Texas Rangers send Yu Darvish to the mound Friday night to start a three-game home series against Tampa Bay to close out the regular season. The AL West champion Rangers (94-65) are sitting in good shape to lock down home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Boston (92-67) and Cleveland (91-67) are still in the mix,...
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Blown call gives the St. Louis Cardinals a free victory in playoff race

The final score will read St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 3 on Thursday.That will not tell the story that could wind up playing an enormous role in the National League Wild Card race.The game was tied at 3 with two out in the ninth.With Matt Carpenter on first, Yadier Molina hit a ball to left field that bounced and was ruled to have hit the wall and came back into the field of play.Carpenter...
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8 hours ago

Streaking Braves hope to spoil Tigers playoff chances

ATLANTA -- It once looked like the Detroit Tigers would be catching a break by ending the regular season with an interleague series against the Braves in Atlanta, even if it meant no designated hitter. The Braves, though, no longer resemble the ballclub that seemed guaranteed to lose more than 100 games in the final season at Turner Field. The Tigers -- fighting for an American...
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8 hours ago

Ryan Tannehill has run out of excuses for his poor play

The Miami Dolphins are now 1-3 on the season, meaning that the playoffs are a pipe dream and the endless rebuild in South Florida will extend for at least another year.It might be longer, because at some point, the Dolphins are going to have to face reality and realize that Ryan Tannehill isn’t a winning quarterback.We’ve already seen what Tannehill is all about this season,...
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8 hours ago

Tom Brady, Ben Affleck and other celebrities buy ownership stake in the UFC

The UFC has new owners. A lot of them.It was announced during Thursday night's episode of "Conan" by host Conan O'Brien that a group of celebrity investors represented by WME-IMG have purchased a small stake in the UFC following the $4 billion sale of the company in July.WME-IMG, who purchased the UFC, then offered an investment as a small stake in the company to several of their...
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New York fans give David Ortiz standing ovation in final game at Yankee Stadium

On Thursday, the New York Yankees hosted the Boston Red Sox for the final time this season.After drawing a walk in his second at-bat of the game, and the AL East division already clinched, Red Sox manager made the decision to pull Ortiz from the bases for a pinch runner. On his his way back to the dugout, Ortiz was given a nice standing ovation by the arch rival fans -- as they realized...
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