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Hollow Hall of Fame

For the first time in 16 years --- and just the second in four decades --- none of the eligible players for the Baseball Hall of Fame, including all the steroid-era stars, garner enough votes to gain admission following Wednesday's annual vote.

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Braves's four-run rally in the ninth falls just short in 6-5 loss to the Mets

The Braves fall behind 6-1 and then erupt for four runs in the ninth Sunday in a 6-5 loss to the Mets.

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Field-er Day

Robinson Cano and Matt Kemp bomb, while Mark Trumbo wows the crowd and Prince Fielder steals the show — again — Monday night at the Home Run Derby, winning for the second time.

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MLB ALL-STAR PREVIEW: Stars head to K.C. after wild 1st half

Surprising teams in first and a plethora of no-hitters highlight a crazy first half of the MLB season as players get set for the All-Star game tonight in Kansas City.

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Mets sweep Braves

The Braves start the season the same way they ended the 2011 campaign, struggling to find a way to win as they fall to the Mets again, 7-5, on Sunday to start the season at 0-3.

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Done deal: Magic Johnson, ex-Braves president Kasten buys Dodgers for $2 billion

Magic Johnson will be the face of the Los Angeles Dodgers as their new owner, while former Braves exec Stan Kasten will oversee operations.

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NL MVP Braun has positive drug test

Milwaukee outfielder and National League MVP Ryan Braun tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance and could face a 50-game suspension. Braun is appealing the test results.

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HGH testing, expanded instant replay, playoffs part of new MLB labor deal

MLB will be the first professional North American sports league to begin HGH testing when players report to spring training and the playoffs will expand to 10 teams, according to a new labor agreement that is signed by the owners and players Tuesday.

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'We're going to win'

The United States men's soccer team is grouped with England, Slovenia and Algeria, with the top two nations advancing, and faces its toughest opponent first when it takes on the mighty British today.

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Is this the World Cup that America finally embraces soccer?

It's the same debate every four years: Will soccer being played on a world stage have a lasting effect on U.S. spectators?

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