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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 …
Tim Healey / Newsday:
Mets' wild-card hopes take a hit in 11-inning loss to Cardinals  —  Give the Mets this: They don't make anything easy.  —  They lost a heartbreaker, 7-6, to the Cardinals in 11 innings on Tuesday after Jake Reed — an August waiver-wire pickup who returned from the injured list hours before the game …
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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
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
Orange County Register:
Gov. Gavin Newsom survives recall challenge  —  Initial results likely skew blue, with the race expected to tighten as more ballots are counted.  —  bstaggs@scng.com, JEFF HORSEMAN |  jhorseman@scng.com, RYAN CARTER |  rcarter@scng.com and MARTIN WISCKOL |  mwisckol@scng.com
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 …
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 …
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:
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:
Yankees snap skid with 8-7 win over Mets, Aaron Judge hits 2 dingers
Discussion: Associated Press
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 …
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.
Jace Evans / USA Today:
Brewers stars Corbin Burnes, Josh Hader combine to fire 9th no-hitter of 2021 MLB season  —  This is officially the year of the no-hitter.  —  Milwaukee Brewers ace Corbin Burnes and star closer Josh Hader combined to throw the ninth no-hitter of this MLB season Saturday in a 3-0 win against Cleveland at Progressive Field.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
 
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Chris McCosky / Detroit News:
Tigers' Matthew Boyd back on IL, will seek further medical evaluations on his ailing elbow