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Andy Haines out as Brewers' hitting coach after NLDS loss

Oct. 20, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andy Haines is out as the Milwaukee Brewers’ hitting coach after they scored a total of six runs in their four-game National League Division Series loss to the Atlanta Braves. The Brewers announced Wednesday they wouldn’t be renewing Haines’...

Chicago celebrates WNBA champion Sky with parade

Oct. 19, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago turned out Tuesday for a parade celebrating the WNBA champion Sky, bringing a big smile to the city celebrating its first world championship since 2016. Fans lined Michigan Avenue to cheer on the Sky after they beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-74...

Carter Hawkins joins Chicago Cubs as new general manager

Oct. 18, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Carter Hawkins was part of Cleveland's front office when the Indians lost to the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 World Series. He vividly remembers being on the team bus for the trip to the airport after Game 5. “We're just inching along, just barely going...

LEADING OFF: Closer to starter, Scherzer lined up for Game 1

Oct. 15, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday: ___ MAX EFFORT Dodgers ace Max Scherzer got the last three outs in the thrilling Game 5 of the NL Divsion Series and is now lined up to throw the first pitch for Los...

Dodgers' Scherzer planned NLCS Game 1 starter against Braves

Oct. 15, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Scherzer is lined up to throw the Los Angeles Dodgers' first pitch in the NL Championship Series only two days after delivering the final pitch in their NL Division Series-clinching win. Unusual? Yes. And yet no one is surprised. ...

Chicago Cubs hire Carter Hawkins as general manager

Oct. 15, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs hired Carter Hawkins as general manager on Friday, dipping into Cleveland's front office in an effort to bolster their own player development system. The 37-year-old Hawkins spent 14 seasons with Cleveland, including the last five as an...

Stearns says Brewers don't know cause of Yelich's struggles

Oct. 15, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns says nobody has been able to figure out the cause of Christian Yelich’s hitting struggles over the past couple of seasons. “I think if we did, if Christian knew exactly what happened,...

A capsule look at the Dodgers-Braves playoff series

Oct. 15, 2021 06:15 AM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-seven National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Saturday, at Atlanta, 8:07 p.m. (TBS); Game 2, Sunday, at Atlanta, 7:37 p.m. (TBS); Game...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox and Astros open ALCS, Cards' Shildt out

Oct. 15, 2021 03:49 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ HERE WE GO AGAIN For the second time in four seasons, the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros are set to play for the American League pennant. The best-of-seven AL Championship...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox and Astros open ALCS, Cards' Shildt out

Oct. 15, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Friday: ___ HERE WE GO AGAIN For the second time in four seasons, the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros are set to play for the American League pennant. The best-of-seven AL...