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1 hr ago | New York Daily News

Derek Jeter's first children's book set to go on sale Tuesday

Yankee captain and future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter is already racing out of the batter's box in his post-pinstripes life - as author and book publisher. Days away from the final game of his superlative career, Yankee captain and future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter is already racing out of the batter's box in his post-pinstripes life - as author and book publisher.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Derek Jeter

4 hrs ago |

Dave Light, legendary Gloucester softball coach, retires after 17 years

Light took over the Gloucester High School softball program in 1998 and went 18-10 in his first season. In terms of winning percentage, it was the worst of a 17-year tenure.


7 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Hamill: Little League coach proves sports still has role models

Minnesota Vikings placed star NFL running back Adrian Peterson has been indefinitely suspended from all team activities until his child abuse case is resolved. However, local sporting heroes make sure kids still have role models.


7 hrs ago | Purple Row

Rockies 10, Dodgers 4: Tyler Matzek fights traffic in blowout win over Los Angeles

The Rockies snapped their seven game losing streak with an offensive explosion tonight in a 10-4 win over the division leading Dodgers . Despite being out-hit sixteen to nine, the Rockies managed to put six more runs on the board than the boys in blue thanks largely to the Rockies doing the little things right and the Dodgers doing the little things wrong.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Charlie Blackmon, Tyler Matzek, Josh Rutledge, Yasiel Puig, Dan Haren

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Kyle Schwarber determined to be Cubs regular catcher

The question of whether Kyle Schwarber will wind up as a regular an everyday catcher in the major leagues is one the Cubs don't have to answer for a while. But it's one everyone keeps asking, especially after Schwarber proved what he can do offensively in his first half-season in the minors.


Related Topix: Sports, Geovany Soto, Baseball Players, Welington Castillo

Pacifica Tribune

All-star honors still flowing

The Pacifica American Little League all-stars continue to impress people. It's amazing that these 12 young men have brought so much recognition to our community.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants, Major League Baseball

Pa. House honors team with 'Taney Dragons Week'

The resolution honors the Philadelphia Little League team that took U.S. runner up honors during the Little League World Series in Williamsport last month. "I'm proud that this team is based in my district, that the entire city adopted them as its own, and that as the Little League Pennsylvania champions, the Taney Dragons have made all of Pennsylvania proud," said resolution sponsor Rep. Brian Sims .



Evan Longoria Named Roberto Clemente Award Nominee

Beginning Tomorrow, Fans Can Vote on for the National Recipient and Register for a Chance to Win a Trip to the 2014 World Series Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of MLB, today announced that Evan Longoria was named the Tampa Bay Rays 2014 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Longoria is one of the 30 Club finalists for the annual Award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.


Related Topix: Sports, Evan Longoria, Baseball Players, Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball

BWW Reviews: Rounding Third is a Homerun at Act II Playhouse

Act II Playhouse opened its sixteenth season last weekend with ROUNDING THIRD. This play, beautifully written by Richard Dresser , tells the story of two Little League coaches, who have very different attitudes towards the game.


Recreation Committee Listens to Feedback and Suggestions From Rec Sports Program Representatives

The Recreation Committee invited sports program representatives to their meeting on Thursday, Sept. 11, for an overview on the programs.


Mon Sep 15, 2014

Logan Banner

New C-ville Hall of Fame class to be enshrined

It's Hall of Fame week as Tommy Kirk, Jessica Godby-Amburgey, Ricky Meade and Dennis Lewis will be enshrined into the Chapmanville Athletic Hall of Fame.


Related Topix: High School Basketball, High School Football, West Virginia High School Basketball News, West Virginia High School Football

Houston Chronicle

Astros rookie Collin McHugh's surprising run sees him reach 10 wins for the first time

When the Astros claimed him off waivers from the Rockies in December, few could have expected Collin McHugh would become one of the best rookie pitchers in baseball this season and a 10-game winner for the first time in his life. McHugh had an 0-8 career record when the Rockies designated him for assignment in December, but he improved to 10-9 this season with 6 2/3 impressive innings to beat the Indians 3-1 Monday night at Minute Maid Park.


Related Topix: Sports, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Collin McHugh, Lonnie Chisenhall, Carlos Santana

Call to the Pen

The quiet success of Jose Altuve

Sep 10, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve runs towards first base after hitting the ball into a fielder Measuring just five feet six inches, Houston Astros' second baseman Jose Altuve is not the most imposing figure on a baseball diamond. When standing next to players such as the 6'8 Nate Freiman of the Oakland Athletics, Altuve looks like he should be in little league instead of the big leagues.


Related Topix: Sports, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Houston Astros, Major League Baseball, American League, Oakland Athletics, Nate Freiman

KTNV-TV Las Vegas

Mountain Ridge Little League continues to celebrate their success

The Mountain Ridge Little League team won over the hearts of the city during their quest to become the Little League champions of the world. The team most recently celebrated their historic run with an outing to see the Blue Man Group at the Monte Carlo hotel-casino.


The Post-Standard

Former Solvay baseball star Davis Kippen battles cancer through faith

Davis Kippen's senior season was interrupted by cancer, and a baseball career that began in his childhood might be over. But the former Solvay High star was prepared for the curve ball that came his way.


Related Topix: New York High School Sports, High School Sports

Salt Lake Tribune

Kragthorpe: Brandon Doman moves on, from BYU to little league

American Fork a On a football field with barely visible markings and no scoreboard, Brandon Doman stood silently with his arms folded as the final seconds ticked off a clock that could be viewed only by the referee. He'd shouted instructions to his Pleasant Grove fourth-graders prior to every play Saturday morning, and now Doman collected his thoughts for the postgame talk.


Related Topix: Utah High School Football, High School Football, Sports, Brigham Young Cougars NCAA Football, Brigham Young University NCAA, NCAA Sports, NCAA Football, James Lark, Jake Heaps, Riley Nelson

North County Public Radio

NY21: Green Party's big names rally around Funiciello

Long-time activist and presidential candidate Ralph Nader campaigned in Glens Falls Sunday. He and Howie Hawkins, the Green Party's candidate for governor in New York, were in town to give a boost to Matt Funiciello, who's running for the 21st district House seat.


CBS Local

Kallet: Jacob DeGrom Should Be Your 2014 National League Rookie Of The Year

It's a tight race, but it really only comes down to two men for the 2014 National League Rookie of the Year Award. Assuming nothing drastic happens over the final two weeks of the season - such as deGrom allowing eight runs in consecutive starts or Hamilton stealing 15 more bases - the right-hander should edge the speedy Hamilton.


Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jacob deGrom, Baseball Players

The Times-Tribune

Friends come to aid of North Scranton man suffering effects of diabetes

Now, many of those friends are coming to the North Scranton native's aid as he fights the effects of diabetes. On Sunday, they'll hold the Salute to Nick Forsette benefit from 5 to 8 p.m. at the 20th Ward Social Club, 2028 Pittston Ave. Tickets are $20 and include soda, beer and light foods.


Sun Sep 14, 2014

Jon Couture: Fans also have a say

It's a little after 1 p.m. on a Sunday, and the house is quiet. My wife's off manning a table at the famous-enough-for-a-name Robinson Estates Yard Sale in Freetown, and the TV down the hall is just " off.