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2:55 PM ET, August 3, 2022

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ESPN:
Vin Scully, iconic former Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, dies at age 94  —  Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night, the team said.  He was 94.
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Eddie Timanus / USA Today:
Vin Scully, Hall of Fame broadcaster and longtime voice of the Dodgers, dies at 94  —  Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, the radio voice of the Dodgers for nearly seven decades, has died.  He was 94.  —  Scully's velvety voice and smooth story-telling style made him one of the most beloved figures …
David Wharton / Los Angeles Times:
Vin Scully, forever the voice of the Dodgers, dies at 94  —  The way Vin Scully called a baseball game, it felt like bumping into an old friend.  There were stories to tell and memories to share, his soothing banter as familiar as green grass and warm breezes on a sunny afternoon.
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
José Abreu and Gavin Sheets homer for the Chicago White Sox in a 9-2 victory against the Kansas City Royals  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 18  —  White Sox first baseman José Abreu (79) celebrates at home plate with Andrew Vaughn (25) after hitting a two-run home run …
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LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
'We didn't line up': Chicago White Sox unable to make any more additions before the trade deadline  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 18  —  White Sox first baseman José Abreu (79) celebrates at home plate with Andrew Vaughn (25) after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning on Aug. 2, 2022, at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Discussion: White Sox News
Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
Willson Contreras remains with the Chicago Cubs after a lack of enticing offers: ‘We never found a deal that came close’  —  ST. LOUIS — The Chicago Cubs were motivated to move their most valuable expiring contract if they received an enticing return.  —  This approach followed president …
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Mets GM Billy Eppler thinks team got exactly what it needed before trade deadline  —  WASHINGTON — Daniel Vogelbach, Tyler Naquin, Darin Ruf and Mychal Givens.  —  The Mets went to the trade deadline store and came back with those four players.  They are not sexy, they are not going to silence …
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Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Mets trade J.D. Davis, prospects to Giants for masher Darin Ruf  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The endless speculation and theorizing can finally come to an end.  On Tuesday, just hours before the trade deadline, the Mets sent third baseman/DH J.D. Davis and three prospects to the San Francisco Giants.
Discussion: Mercury News
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:   Needing an upgrade at the trade deadline, Buck Showalter insists he likes Mets catchers
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
San Diego Padres trade for Washington Nationals slugger Juan Soto  —  The San Diego Padres have acquired superstar outfielder Juan Soto and first baseman Josh Bell from the Washington Nationals, it was announced Tuesday.  —  The price for the Padres is far from cheap.
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Steve Gardner / USA Today:
Padres to acquire superstar Juan Soto from Nationals in MLB trade deadline blockbuster
WSFA-TV:
Child discovery leads Alabama police to 2 bodies, arrest  —  Court filings indicate the child escaped after being tied up for a week  —  TALLAPOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - A man is facing multiple charges after a child, found walking alone Monday night, led investigators to a horrific discovery.
Discussion: New York Post and KNSD-TV
Scott Lauber / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Bryce Harper resumes throwing program; Phillies hopeful he will return to right field this season  —  ATLANTA — No longer burdened by pins in his healed left thumb, Bryce Harper is testing the torn ligament in his right elbow.So far, so good.Harper has begun a throwing program …
Lauren Amour / Sports Illustrated:
Report: Phillies Acquire Syndergaard from Angels  —  The Philadelphia Phillies have reportedly acquired starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard from the Los Angeles Angels.  —  View the original article to see embedded media.  —  Thor has returned to the National League East.
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Jim Salisbury / NBCSports.com:
Phillies still eyeing trade to shore up center field defense
Randy Miller / New Jersey Online:
Joey Gallo sums up Yankees fans, feeling ‘like a piece of s**t’ on eve of new start |  Q & A  —  UPDATE (2:32 p.m.): ESPN's Jeff Passan reports “The Los Angeles Dodgers are in agreement on a deal to acquire outfielder Joey Gallo from the New York Yankees, a source tells ESPN, confirming @ragazzoreport.”
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Pete Caldera / NorthJersey.com:   Yankees trade Joey Gallo to Dodgers for minor-league pitcher at MLB trade deadline
Omar Kelly / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins center Michael Deiter might be sidelined until regular season  —  MIAMI GARDENS — The Miami Dolphins are preparing to be without Michael Deiter for an extended portion of training camp, and possibly the exhibition season because of a foot injury he suffered on the first day of practice last week.
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Omar Kelly / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins camp (Day 6): Rookie WR Erik Ezukanma gaining respect; plus stock up, stock down
Discussion: Mercury News
 
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