Chicago Cubs cut infielder Addison Russell, one year after domestic violence suspension

The Chicago Cubs officially parted ways on Monday with infielder Addison Russell, who was once a top prospect but saw his star dim quickly when his ex-wife accused him of domestic abuse.  Russell, 25, received a 40-game suspension in September 2018 after a Major League Baseball investigation of claims made by his ex-wife, Melisa Reidy, detailing physical, mental and emotional abuse during […]

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Reports: MLB investigating reliever Sam Dyson over domestic violence, animal abuse allegations

Major League Baseball is investigating domestic violence and animal abuse allegations against free-agent reliever Sam Dyson, according to reports by The San Francisco Chronicle and The Athletic.  Alexis Blackburn, whom The Chronicle identified as Dyson's girlfriend, posted two Instagram messages that alleged mental and physical abuse on Monday. She did not name Dyson in the posts.  In a statement on Tuesday, Major […]

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Bernie Sanders rips MLB, says plan to cut minor league teams would 'be terrible for baseball'

Is a wealth tax ‘un-American’? Economist Donald Luskin explains why he believes the wealth tax proposals of Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are unconstitutional. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, called Monday for Major League Baseball to abandon restructuring plans for Minor League Baseball that would result in the elimination of 42 teams around the country, arguing that the proposal would […]

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Washington Nationals become seventh wild-card team to win World Series

The Washington Nationals didn't with their division.  They didn't win 100 games during the regular season.  They were they eighth best team in the majors, ranked by wins.  They were 12 games under .500, 19-31 on May 24.  To say the least, the Nationals path to the World Series championship was an unconventional one as a wild-card team.  They stunned the […]

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Yankees will be haunted by failure to knock out Astros ace Gerrit Cole in ALCS Game 3

NEW YORK — The Houston Astros clubhouse was nearly empty and the music silenced, when Gerrit Cole, dressed in front of his locker, threw his hair back, tied it with a rubber band, closed his eyes, and exhaled. “That was hairy,’’ he told USA TODAY Sports. “That was real hairy.’’ The New York Yankees were bidding to not only become the […]

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Cardinals pitching coach Mike Maddux hits two holes-in-one before Game 3 of the NLCS

WASHINGTON — The St. Louis Cardinals could use some good karma heading into Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.  Facing a 2-0 deficit to the Washington Nationals, maybe the Cardinals should have their pitching coach fill out the lineup. Why? Mike Maddux, who served the same role with the Nationals from 2016-17, hit the links before Monday's game and made […]

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