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07/24/2021   Tri-City Herald Mid-Columbia Sports
“The mental part is a huge part of racing. There are always mental games going on.”
07/24/2021   Tri-City Herald Mid-Columbia Sports
Racing champion also an engineer for Blue Origin
07/23/2021   Tri-City Herald Mid-Columbia Sports
Crews were working through the night to ensure racing on Saturday.
07/15/2021   Seattle PI Mariners

NEW YORK (AP) — The 10-game suspension for Seattle Mariners pitcher Héctor Santiago for violating baseball's sticky substance rules was upheld Thursday by MLB special adviser John McHale Jr.

Santiago will start serving the suspension Friday, when the Mariners open their post-All-Star break schedule at the Los Angeles Angels.

Santiago was suspended by Michael Hill, the former Marlins general manager who is Major League Baseball's senior vice president for on-field operations, on June 30, two days after the 33-year-old left-hander became the first player suspended under MLB's crackdown on unauthorized sticky substances. Santiago also was fined.

McHale heard the appeal on July 8 in Seattle.

Santiago is in his 10th major league season, his first with the Mariners.

His suspension is with pay. Santiago’s contract calls for a $700,000 salary while in the major leagues and $150,000 while in the minors.

Under a crackdown that started June 21, all pitchers are being checked by umpires during games for illicit grip aids and Santiago was examined as he exited in the fifth inning.

Crew chief Tom Hallion said then that Santiago was ejected for “having a foreign substance that was sticky on the inside palm of his glove.” The pitcher said what the umpires found was a combination of rosin and sweat.

Santiago started this season at Triple-A and made his big league season debut with the Mariners on June 1. He is 1-1 with a 3.33 ERA in 12 games.

Seattle is not be allowed to fill Santiago’s spot on its 26-man roster roster during a suspension and will play a man short while a penalty is served.

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07/12/2021   Seattle PI Mariners

The Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants are better than just about anyone expected. The Washington Nationals and Minnesota Twins have unexpectedly struggled.

Shohei Ohtani has turned into the best two-way player since the Babe. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr. have continued their evolution into baseball-bashing superstars. Jacob deGrom has a 1.08 ERA, which could threaten the modern-era season record of 1.12 set in 1968 by Bob Gibson.

A substance called Spider Tack became the hottest subject in the game for a few weeks. The Arizona Diamondbacks went two months and an MLB-record 24 games without winning a road contest. Seven no-hitters have been thrown (nine if you count Madison Bumgarner's 7-inning gem against the Atlanta Braves, and combo effort by the Rays. MLB doesn't.)

The Seattle Mariners were on the losing end of no-hitters two times in less than two weeks — and still finished the first half with an encouraging 48-43 record.

Baseball in 2021 may have its issues, but storylines are not among them. The sport moves into its All-Star break with tight races in nearly every division. Ballparks are slowly filling back up with the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions throughout the country.

The All-Star Game is on Tuesday at Colorado's Coors Field.

The second half of the season picks up when the Red Sox visit the New York Yankees on Thursday night.

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Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants, SS: The 34-year-old has been a good player for a long time but he's having a career year at the plate despite his relatively advanced age. He's batting a career-high .289 and has 18 homers, which is on pace to easily top his season-high of 21.

Cedric Mullins, Baltimore Orioles, OF: A...

06/30/2021   Seattle PI Mariners

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07/25/2021   Fox News Latest Headlines
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07/25/2021   USA Today Top Stories
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The Seattle Mariners topped the Oakland Athletics thanks to a walk-off wild pitch on Saturday night as they won, 5-4. Mitch Haniger went 3-for-4 with a double and two home runs and was at the plate when the game-winning run was scored. Seattle moved within 3.5 games of Oakland in the AL Wild Card race.
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07/24/2021   Fox Sports:College Football
Mexico remained unscored upon during the Gold Cup in a convincing 3-0 win over Honduras. Jonathan dos Santos, Rogelio Funes Mori, and Orbelin Pineda all scored thrilling goals in the win that sent El Tri to the Gold Cup semifinals.
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07/23/2021   ESPN College Sports
In the wake of conference realignment rumors swirling around the SEC and Big 12, Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff says his conference is not looking to add new members but would be "foolish" not to listen to any interested schools.
07/23/2021   ESPN College Sports
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07/22/2021   ESPN College Sports
The Big Ten is taking a "decentralized decision-making process" toward handling COVID-19 issues heading into the fall athletics season, commissioner Kevin Warren said Thursday.