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7:40 AM ET, October 13, 2021


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New York Times:
Raiders Coach's Emails Included Homophobic and Misogynistic Comments  —  A trove of emails in a separate workplace misconduct case shows Raiders Coach Jon Gruden went beyond previously disclosed racist comments to issue broad tirades.  —  When the vaunted professional football coach Jon Gruden …
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
Astros finish off White Sox in ALDS, advance to fifth consecutive ALCS  —  They may be the scourge of countless baseball fans, but the Houston Astros are also the sport's most consistent force when October arrives.  —  And for the fifth consecutive year, they'll be playing for a chance to advance to the World Series.
Associated Press:
Game 4 of Astros vs. White Sox ALDS postponed  —  CHICAGO (AP) — Game 4 of the AL Division Series between the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox has been postponed because of rain in the forecast.  The teams are now set to meet Tuesday afternoon.  —  Houston leads the series 2-1.
Chris Cotillo / Union-News:
Will Boston Red Sox wear yellow uniforms on Marathon Monday?  Alex Cora won't say: 'Whatever we wear that day, it's going to be a special day anyways'  —  BOSTON — Back in April, the Red Sox debuted their yellow “City Connect” uniforms to celebrate Marathon Monday, wearing them for two weekend games …
Buster Olney / ESPN:
New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner seems inclined to keep Aaron Boone, sources say  —  Though the wait continues within the Yankees' organization for owner Hal Steinbrenner to dictate the direction of the team in a fluid situation, he seems inclined to keep Aaron Boone as manager, industry sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.
Tim Dierkes / MLB Trade Rumors:
Projected Arbitration Salaries For 2022  —  Matt Swartz has created a model to project salaries for arbitration eligible players, which we've been publishing at MLB Trade Rumors for 11 years.  —  In the baseball industry, teams and agents determine arbitration salaries by identifying comparable players.
Todd Rosiak / USA Today:
Freddy Peralta dreamed about playing in the playoffs as a youngster.  Now, he's starting Game 3 of the NLDS vs. the Atlanta Braves.  —  ATLANTA - Freddy Peralta remembers growing up as a youngster in Moca, Dominican Republic and watching big-time baseball games on TV.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:
Atlanta Braves' Max Fried stays hot, evens NLDS with nine-strikeout gem
Discussion: Talking Chop and Associated Press
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Giants' secret weapon was something the Dodgers couldn't prepare for in NLDS Game 3  —  LOS ANGELES — Major League Baseball rules specifically state that all foreign substances are prohibited in games, regardless if it's a sweltering day at Busch Stadium in June or a postseason game at Dodger Stadium in October.
Jonathan Mayo /
MLB Pipeline's 2021 All-Rookie Team  —  There are plenty of rookies adding to their resumes this postseason, with players like Randy Arozarena and Ian Anderson already having playoff success a year ago.  But most are done for the year.  So after our final Rookie Power Rankings and a look …
Discussion: and Bleed Cubbie Blue
Yaneris Muniz / Ready Santa Barbara County:
Evacuation Order and Warning Issued for Alisal Fire West of Goleta Orden de Evacuación y Advertencia emitido para Incendio Alisal al oeste de Goleta  —  Home → Top News → Evacuation Order and Warning Issued for Alisal Fire West of Goleta  —  Orden de Evacuación y …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Mercury News
Brittany Ghiroli / The Athletic:
‘Retire?  Nobody ever really does’: Buck Showalter on Baltimore, TV and his managerial future  —  Buck Showalter has 20 years of big-league managerial experience and, with openings for the San Diego Padres and New York Mets, the 64-year-old's name has surfaced again on early lists of potential candidates.
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