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53mIan O'Connor

O'Connor: Williams a Yankee of uncommon dignity, grace

Bernie Williams, himself worthy of Yankee mythology, was always content as a center fielder roaming the distant shadows of Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle.

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Strasburg's struggles (1:29)

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Fan catches bat while holding his beer (0:39)

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8hChristina Kahrl

Saturday's power rankings

Anthony Rizzo's power display for the Cubs against the Diamondbacks headlines Saturday's rundown of top performers on big-league diamonds.

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Web Gems: Saturday, May 23

Does Joey Votto's underhanded throw to start a DP have a shot at unseating the reigning Web Gem: Alex Gordon's diving catch in the stands?

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2dDavid Schoenfield

Baseball is dying ... again

A Wall Street Journal report shows that participation in youth baseball appears to be in heavy decline.

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Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Terry Collins says that when Dillon Gee inserted, it will be a straight 6-man rotation, at least for the short term.

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Mets now say Dillon Gee will throw one more rehab start and then insert him in the rotation the first week of June. Rehab with Binghamton.

Olney: foreign substance rules flawed

"This is an absurd situation because these two pitchers were ejected for doing something that everybody in baseball knows that pitchers have been doing for years."

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Baltimore pitcher gets an early exit

Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz was tossed for the use of a foreign substance in the 12th inning, and the Marlins responded with a walk-off 1-0 win in the 13th.

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Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Bartolo Colon turns 42 today. ... Jae Weong Seo is 38. ... Jerry Dipoto is 47. ... Justin Hampson is 35.

Jim Caple @jimcaple

Both American women playing the first day @ French Open lose: Lauren Davis to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni and Louisa Chirico to Ekaterina Makarova.

Jim Caple @jimcaple

There are 23 U.S. players at the French Open but only 3 playing the opening day today. There are more Croatians (4) playing today.

Jim Caple @jimcaple

Simona Halep returns to Court Philippe Chatrier after losing there in 2014 French Open final and beats Evgeniya Rodina 7-5, 6-4.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Union sounded off over Bryant situation;when will it loudly address the antiquated foreign-substance rule that affects so many more players?