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Robert Klemko / Sports Illustrated:
There's More History to Antonio Brown's History  —  Exclusive: Accusations range from a previously untold account of sexual misconduct, a charity auction theft, multiple domestic incidents, and a long list of unpaid debts.  Numerous conversations with people who have dealt with Brown …
Stu Durando / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Martinez returns to Cardinals and is cleared to pitch  —  Cardinals closer Carlos Martinez returned to the team Monday afternoon and said he was cleared to pitch and prepared to work out of the bullpen against Washington if needed.  —  Martinez missed Sunday's game after spending Saturday night …
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Steve Overbey / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Braun's grand slam lifts Brewers past Cardinals 7-6
ESPN:
Cubs' Rizzo sprains ankle, helped off field  —  Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo had to be helped off the field Sunday after turning his ankle while fielding a sacrifice bunt, putting a damper on the Cubs' 16-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.  —  The team announced that he has a sprained ankle …
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George Miller / MLB Trade Rumors:
Anthony Rizzo Leaves Game With Sprained Ankle
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Mike Florio / ProFootballTalk:
Marquise Brown is the unnamed player in the lawsuit against Antonio Brown  —  The lawsuit filed last week against Patriots receiver Antonio Brown mentions that another football player was present on one of the evenings that culminated in an alleged incident between Brown and his accuser.
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Lynn Worthy / Kansas City Star:
With Mike Trout out, Royals' Jorge Soler is in position to win AL home run crown  —  Royals slugger Jorge Soler either genuinely didn't see the irony or didn't feel the need to acknowledge it.  He hit his 42nd, 43rd, and 44th home runs — part of the greatest power hitting season in franchise history — in Chicago last week.
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
CBS Chicago:
State Rep. Searches For Funds To Clean Up Irving Park ‘Pigeon Poop Station,’ Gets Pooped On During Interview  —  CHICAGO (CBS) — Talk about dumb luck during a Morning Insiders interview - near a very busy Chicago Transit Authority stop nicknamed the “pigeon poop station.”
John Romano / Tampa Bay Times:
One wild card team is facing historic heartbreak this month.  Will it be the Rays?  —  ST. PETERSBURG — Depending on your perspective — and your team's place in the standings — a baseball season can be enthralling.  Also demoralizing.  It can torment, mesmerize or bore the sox off …
Discussion: True Blue LA
Laura Albanese / Newsday:
Bullpen fails to back up Wheeler as Mets fall to Dodgers  —  The Mets were on the brink Sunday night, facing the best team in the National League with the out of town scoreboard blasting bad news all around them.  The Cubs won.  The Nationals won.  The Brewers won.  The Mets absolutely needed to win, too.
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Matt Martell / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
NL Wild-Card Reset: Can the Mets Pull Off a Minor Miracle?  —  Two weeks remain in the regular season and the NL wild-card race continues to be a mess.  The four contenders all have at least one glaring weakness that's kept them pulling away from the pack.  —  Let's break down where each …
Associated Press:
Nationals manager Martinez misses Monday's game  —  SHARE URL EMAIL FBMSNGR WHATSAPP SMS  —  ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez had a heart procedure and did not travel with the team for its series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
ESPN:
Trout to have surgery for nerve issue in foot  —  Mike Trout has been trying to get back in the lineup, but that plan will be put on hold because the Los Angeles Angels slugger will have surgery on his foot.  —  The team announced that Trout will have a thickening of tissue around the nerves …
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Greg Beacham / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
D'Arnaud's 3-run double sends streaking Rays past Angels 3-1
Gideon Rubin / Boston Red Sox News, Scores …:
With Fenway trip next, Yaz sprints home to lift Giants  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On the eve of an anticipated trip to Boston,  —  Mike Yastrzemski came through once again for the  —  San Francisco Giants.  —  Yastrzemski scored the go-ahead run on  —  Ryne Stanek's wild pitch in the eighth inning,
New York Times:
Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With the Privileged Kids.  She Did Not.  —  Deborah Ramirez's Yale experience says much about the college's efforts to diversify its student body in the 1980s.  —  Deborah Ramirez had the grades to go to Yale in 1983.  But she wasn't prepared for what she'd find there.
 
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