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Utahns in baseball: 2014 Olympian Alvarez off to hot start after promotion

Eddy Alvarez won a silver medal in the Olympics. Now the Salt Lake native is batting .476 in Kannapolis.

A's pitcher Drew Pomeranz breaks right hand punching chair, placed on disabled list

Athletics left-hander Drew Pomeranz was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday after breaking his right hand punching a chair in frustration. Read more »

June 17, 2014

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Pete Rose manages team, 1st time in 25 years

Pete Rose served as guest skipper for the Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League during their 2-0 win over the Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Barnstormers. He also coached first base for the team... Read more »

June 17, 2014

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Commentary: Tony Gwynn died too young; life cut short by chewing tobacco

It’s the unspoken tragedy behind Tony Gwynn’s death on Monday, the story of a superstar whose life ended too soon because of his addiction. Read more »

June 17, 2014

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Tony Gwynn remembered as one of baseball's greats

Reaction to the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. The former San Diego Padres outfielder died Monday of cancer at 54. "Major League Baseball today mourns the tragic loss of Tony Gwynn, the... Read more »

June 16, 2014

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Tony Gwynn, sweet-swinging 'Mr. Padre,' dies at 54

Gwynn had been on a medical leave from his job as baseball coach at San Diego State, his alma mater, since late March. Agent John Boggs said Gwynn died Monday at a hospital in suburban Poway. Read more »

June 16, 2014

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Utahns in baseball: John Buck plays first base for first time after bizarre incident; BYU alum Taylor Cole starts All-Star Game

Taylorsville native John Buck played first base for the first time in his career Sunday, replacing Logan Morrison, who knocked himself out of the game with his own bat. Read more »

June 15, 2014

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All around the world: Bees pitcher Anthony Lerew hopes for one more shot at the big leagues

Before joining the Bees, former MLB pitcher Anthony Lerew played everywhere from Venezuela to Japan. Now he's in Salt Lake hoping for one last shot at the big leagues. Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Utahns in baseball: Former Mr. Baseball Marcus Littlewood highlight 5 locals named to all-star game rosters

Marcus Littlewood, two-time former Mr. Baseball in Utah, Spanish Fork High School alum Tyson Brummett and BYU alumnus Taylor Cole highlight five players with ties to Utah named to minor league... Read more »

June 8, 2014

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Yogi Berra, D-Day vet, honored on 70th anniversary

Seventy years ago, a 19-year-old from St. Louis was on a small attack boat launching rockets at the Germans during the Allied invasion of Normandy. Read more »

June 6, 2014

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Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles and his family adapt to new routines

Suzy Bortles will be in her car most of Friday, making the trek from one son’s football practice to another son’s baseball game. Read more »

June 6, 2014

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Houston Astros draft California HS lefty Aiken at No. 1

The 17-year-old from San Diego's Cathedral Catholic High School is just the third prep pitcher to be selected first overall, joining fellow lefties Brien Taylor (1991, Yankees) and David Clyde (1973, Rangers). Read more »

June 5, 2014

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Longtime baseball fixture, former Bees manager Don Zimmer dies at 83

Don Zimmer wasn't a fixture in baseball forever. It just seemed that way. Read more »

June 5, 2014

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Rock On: Pardon the French

Also, BYU fans gets a brief jolt of excitement and a potential Jazz coaching choice you never considered. Read more »

June 2, 2014

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Dolphins experiment with Koa Misi at MLB

The Miami Dolphins are seeking ways to improve their defense, which is why Koa Misi finds himself at middle linebacker during the team's offseason practices. Read more »

June 2, 2014

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Utahns in baseball: Keenyn Walker wins battle of Utah prep alums; former BYU Cougar Jaycob Brugman drives in 5 in a game

Judge Memorial High School product Keenyn Walker got the best of Spanish Fork alumnus Tyson Brummett in a battle of Utah prep alumni in the Southern League Tuesday night in Birmingham, Alabama. Read more »

June 1, 2014

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Brad Rock: Ex-Ute Chris Shelton has advice for Angels' C.J. Cron

After history-making start in 2006, Chris Shelton's career went south. The problem: forgetting to do what came naturally. Read more »

May 29, 2014

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Sports teams add charitable games to stands

Margaret Johnson figured she was simply donating to charity when she spent $20 on 40 raffle tickets during a recent Minnesota Twins baseball game. Read more »

May 29, 2014

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Rock On: Let's 'ear' this one out

Salt Lake Bees could turn a weird moment into a money maker. Meanwhile, love letter to SLC tells Rock On who won't be next Jazz coach. Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Utahns in baseball: Former Ute Stephen Fife and former BYU slugger Matt Carson each placed on DL

University of Utah alum Stephen Fife and former BYU Cougar Matt Carson were each placed on the disabled list Sunday with different injuries, adding to the growing amount of baseball players with... Read more »

May 26, 2014

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Beckett pitches no-hitter, Dodgers stop Phillies

Josh Beckett started talking about throwing a no-hitter in the fourth inning, ignoring traditional superstitions and making his catcher nervous in the process. Read more »

May 25, 2014

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Los Angeles Dodgers release Miguel Olivo after minor league brawl

Miguel Olivo has been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers after his fight in the dugout with Triple-A Albuquerque teammate Alex Guerrero. Read more »

May 22, 2014

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Chicago Cubs to proceed with Wrigley Park plan, risk lawsuits

Chairman Tom Ricketts, whose family owns the team on Chicago's North Side, said in a statement released Thursday that the Cubs would submit a revised expansion plan to the Commission on Chicago... Read more »

May 22, 2014

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Utah native Brandon Lyon opts out of Bees deal; former MVP Josh Hamilton to rehab with Bees

Taylorsville High School alumnus Brandon Lyon opted out of his Salt Lake Bees contract Tuesday morning, choosing free agency over sticking in Triple-A. Read more »

May 21, 2014

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Albuquerque teammates brawl in dugout at Bees game, Alex Guerrero loses piece of ear

In a bizarre moment at Smith's Ballpark Tuesday afternoon, Albuquerque Isotopes catcher Miguel Olivo and infielder Alex Guerrero got into a spat that ended with Olivo biting off a piece of... Read more »

May 20, 2014

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Salt Lake Bees and Los Angeles Angels extend player development agreement

The Bees will continue to be the Angels' triple-A affiliate through 2016. Read more »

May 19, 2014

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