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15
Jun

Chad Pinder Visits School for Special-Needs Kids

Kids at the School of Imagination received a special guest on Wednesday morning, when A’s utility player Chad Pinder and his fiancee, Taylor, spent time at the full-inclusion preschool serving special-needs children. Wednesday was Pinder’s second visit to the school, which serves around 600 kids a year with developmental challenges, such as autism. “I had a blast,” said Pinder, 26. “It was

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31
May

James McCann hits ‘special’ grand slam on Memorial Day

Tigers catcher James McCann and starting pitcher Matthew Boyd both wore cleats with the names of fallen soldiers from Michigan in Monday’s game. McCann honored Navy Steelworker 3rd Class Luciano Montemayor, Air Force Lt. Col. Mark Jennings, Army Sgt.1st Class Shawn Suzch and Army Staff Sgt. Michael Hullender. Wearing those cleats, McCann hit his third career grand slam home run and fourth

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11
May

Players’ Tribune Celebrates Women with AJ Andrews

“I’m beautiful. I’m strong. I’m hardworking and I’m fabulous.” AJ Andrews, the first woman to receive the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, has a message to share.

11
Apr

Cardinals Promote Jordan hicks from high-A to Majors

Hard-throwing Jordan Hicks made the St. Louis Cardinals’ Opening Day roster after impressing the front office, coaching staff and catcher Yadier Molina. He secured a spot in the Cardinals bullpen after a spring training in which reached triple digits with his fastball as well as a slider and changeup. Read More Here In his first week in the majors, he

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19
Nov

O’Day accepts Bob Feller Act of Valor Award

On November 16, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Darren O’Day was honored at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington D.C. with the prestigious 2017 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award for his ongoing commitment to U.S. military servicemen and their families. The award annually highlights a player who embodies the values, integrity and dedication to serving the United States that Hall of

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9
Nov

TUCKER BARNHART WINS FIRST GOLD GLOVE

Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart won his first career Gold Glove Tuesday evening, securing the honor among National League catchers. MLB managers and coaching staffs to pick winners based on overall fielding excellence. Staffs are not allowed to vote for their own players. The Reds Signed Barnhart, to a four-year $16 million extension in late September of this season. For

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19
Oct

First Ever G League Referee Collective Bargaining Agreement Is Reached

The National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have agreed to a 2-year deal for the G League (formerly known as the D-League), the first of its kind. The NBRA is the representative of the NBA referees, WNBA referees and G League referees, forming a united front for all professional basketball referees. For more information, click

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7
Oct

Top bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera to fight in UFC 219

Jimmie Rivera will take his 20-fight unbeaten streak into UFC 219 against former champion Dominck Cruz on December 30 in Las Vegas. Rivera, 28, is 5-0 with UFC and fresh off a pair of impressive decision wins over Urijah Faber and Thomas Almeida To listen to Rivera talk about the fight, click here:

28
Sep

Reds sign catcher Tucker Barnhart to a 4-year extension

Growing up in Brownsville, Indiana, Tucker Barnhart watched the Reds on TV. On Friday, September 22, he signed a 4-year contract extension with the team that will guarantee him $16.0 million with a club option and escalators that can make the deal worth $24.5 million. Tucker would have been eligible for arbitration for the first time after the season, but

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6
Sep

Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. uses nickname in partnership with Carl’s Jr. during Players Weekend

On August 25 to August 27, Major League Baseball players wore colorful, non-traditional uniforms sporting their nicknames, as well as custom-designed spikes, batting gloves, wristbands, compression sleeves, catcher’s masks and bats as part of the newly-created Players Weekend, designed to showcase the players’ personalities. Corporate logos and brand names were not allowed, except for one player, Carl Edwards Jr. of the Chicago

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