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Timothy Guy / Orange County Register:
Smoke seen throughout Southern California likely from northern wildfires  —  There are a number of fires burning in Northern California, including the Fawn fire near Lake Shasta and the KNP Complex fire in Sequoia National Park.  That park has also seen a second blaze, called the Windy fire.
Discussion: Mercury News and SGV Tribune
USA Today:
All-Latino baseball team: The best all-time lineup of players born in Latin America at large  —  As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, USA TODAY Sports put together All-Latino baseball lineups from throughout Latin America.  —  While it can be fairly easy to assemble a team of major leaguers …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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All-Latino baseball team: The best all-time lineup of players born in Dominican Republic  —  As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, USA TODAY Sports put together All-Latino baseball lineups from throughout Latin America.  —  The Dominican Republic has produced some of the greatest players …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
ESPN:
Arizona Diamondbacks give manager Torey Lovullo one-year extension despite 104-loss season  —  PHOENIX — With a little over a week left in the season and his team with the worst record in the National League at 49-104, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo was given a one-year contract extension through 2022.
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Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
D-Backs to reassess positional versatility after brutal defensive year  —  Third baseman Josh VanMeter took a step back and reached up for Jorge Soler's hard grounder in the first inning on Tuesday night.  It glanced off his glove and rolled into left field.  VanMeter hung his head.  It was ruled an error.
Robert Morales / Press Telegram:
Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach: NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson loving his NTT IndyCar ride  —  LONG BEACH — Jimmie Johnson originally wanted to be a supercross racer, then it was IndyCar.  —  “My opportunities took me to the East Coast and took me to NASCAR,” he said Friday …
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Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach: Here are some moments you won't want to miss
Discussion: San Bernardino Sun
Karen Guregian / Boston Herald:
Alex Guerrero: Bill Belichick didn't evolve with Tom Brady in New England  —  Tom Brady Sr. shot from the hip Tuesday, and he may have been a little off-target.  —  On The Patriots Talk podcast, Brady's father spoke about his son being and feeling vindicated for leaving New England …
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Ricky Meinhold, Mets assistant pitching coach/minor league coordinator, leaves team for other opportunities: sources  —  Employees in the Mets front office are anxious about an offseason shakeup, which led to one coach leaving the club while he's getting interest.
Tim Healey / Newsday:
An early look at the Mets' 2022 rotation picture  —  BOSTON — As the Red Sox turned Fenway Park into a driving range Wednesday, the newest low point in Taijuan Walker's extreme disparities between his early-season and late-season performance, the forward-looking question became relevant again …
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
MLB playoff race has brought ‘the joy back’ for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Albert Pujols  —  LOS ANGELES — A couple of months ago, with the season quickly advancing and clarity lagging behind it, Albert Pujols put it to a vote.  He gathered his wife and his five children and went around the room asking each of them the same question:
Discussion: True Blue LA
Associated Press:
St. Louis Cardinals rally from five runs down to sweep Milwaukee Brewers, win 12th in a row  —  MILWAUKEE — Paul Goldschmidt homered twice, and the St. Louis Cardinals overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5 on Thursday and extend their longest winning streak in 39 years to 12 games.
Discussion: Purple Row
Rick Sobey / Boston Herald:
Shark attack survivor: 15-year-old says after his brush with death, 'I'll go back in the water eventually'  —  He lost about 70% of his blood  —  A 15-year-old boy who got chomped by a bull shark, losing about 70% of his blood as he saw red everywhere in the water, says he will still return to the sea someday.
Discussion: Press Telegram
 
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Dan Connolly / The Athletic:
Source: Brandon Hyde will return as Orioles manager in 2022; agreed previously to extension
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Day 4 of search in Florida park for Gabby Petito's boyfriend
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Tim Healey / Newsday:
Mets' fadeaway continues at Fenway
 

 
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