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Eric-Paul Johnson / San Bernardino Sun:
Inland boys athlete of the week: Jesse Carmona, Ganesha  —  The Inland boys athlete of the week:  —  Name: Jesse Carmona School: Ganesha Sport: Football Year: Senior  —  Noteworthy: Carmona rushed for 300 yards and five touchdowns and also completed 7 of 14 passes for 200 yards …
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Seattle Mariners to host 2023 MLB All-Star Game, sources say  —  Seattle has been chosen to host Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in 2023, sources familiar with the decision told ESPN on Tuesday.  —  Plans to bring the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby back to T-Mobile Park …
ESPN:
New York Mets star Francisco Lindor settles spat with 3 HRs to help down New York Yankees  —  NEW YORK — Francisco Lindor whistled at the Yankees, and he sent the ball whistling over the wall — three times.  —  In the midst of a miserable first season with the Mets, Lindor kept alive …
Discussion: Twinkie Town and New York Post
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Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Mets win after benches clear at Citi Field as Subway Series rivalry gets heated  —  Crosstown rivals in pennant races.  Pimping home runs.  Taunting.  Rowdy crowd.  Emotions running high.  Trolling.  Longest nine-inning game in Subway Series history.  —  Welcome to New York, baby.
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Yankees snap skid with 8-7 win over Mets, Aaron Judge hits 2 dingers
Discussion: Associated Press
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals notebook: Carpenter hopes opportunities will open up for 2022, does not want ‘this particular season’ to be end  —  NEW YORK — With this September playing out for the team like every previous September he's spent with the Cardinals, Matt Carpenter knows for sure …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
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Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Cardinals silence Mets offense in rainy loss  —  All the momentum and good energy from the Mets' Subway Series takedown of the Yankees was zapped away on Monday night when the Cardinals came to town.  —  With a quiet crowd of only 19,057 at Citi Field, and an equally reserved offense …
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Shams Charania / The Athletic:
Rockets, John Wall agree he won't play as sides work together on trade: Sources  —  After meeting and seeing eye-to-eye on the direction of the Houston Rockets, the franchise and John Wall have agreed on working together to find a new home for the five-time All-Star guard, sources tell The Athletic.
ESPN:
Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Scherzer reaches 3,000-strikeout milestone, pitches immaculate inning  —  LOS ANGELES — Max Scherzer had been anticipating his 3,000th career strikeout.  He had his family on hand, and Los Angeles Dodgers fans knew it was coming.  —  As if that wasn't enough history …
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Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
Scherzer, to the Max: Records 3,000th strikeout, immaculate inning and falls five outs shy of perfect game vs. Padres
Discussion: MLB.com and MLB Baseball News …
Marly Rivera / ESPN:
MLB expands list of who can wear No. 21 to honor Roberto Clemente on Sept. 15  —  All Puerto Rican players in Major League Baseball once again will be allowed to wear No. 21 to honor Roberto Clemente on Sept. 15, and this time it will be in front of fans.  —  MLB has extended the honor …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
ESPN:
Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun announces retirement  —  Ryan Braun, the 2011 National League MVP and franchise home run king for the Milwaukee Brewers, announced his retirement Tuesday.  —  The six-time All-Star selection has not played this season after becoming a free agent …
Discussion: Associated Press
Tim Booth / Associated Press:
Haniger homers in 3rd straight game, Mariners top Bosox 5-4  —  SEATTLE (AP) — Normally one to remain stoic and keep his emotions in check, Seattle's Mitch Haniger couldn't stop from pumping his fist and screaming as he rounded first base.  —  He knew the importance of what his 33rd home run meant at this time of year.
Adam Grosbard / Orange County Register:
USC showered with boos in unraveling loss to Stanford  —  Fans leave early in USC loss to Stanford  —  LOS ANGELES — You can take your pick of which moment was the actual nail in the coffin Saturday in No. 14 USC's 42-28 loss to Stanford.  —  When the reliable Drake London let a third …
Kevin Modesti / Daily Breeze:
Rams QB Matthew Stafford's long strikes beat Bears  —  INGLEWOOD — The Rams' toughest opponent Sunday night might not have been the Chicago Bears but the high expectations of SoFi Stadium's first regular-season crowd.  —  Matthew Stafford's arrival in a trade last winter had fans picturing …
Chris McCosky / Detroit News:
Tigers' Matthew Boyd back on IL, will seek further medical evaluations on his ailing elbow  —  Detroit — The Tigers aren't completely closing the door on Matthew Boyd pitching again this season, but the odds are stacked hard against that happening.  —  “He's going to see doctors next week,” manager AJ Hinch said Saturday.
 
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