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Yankees pleased, but striving for second-half improvement

The Yankees aren't finding fault in their 62-33 record, but they know they have to pick up the pace to catch Boston and make a World Series run.

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Will Sheffield shore up the Yanks' rotation -- or be trade bait?

The team's top pitching prospect could boost the Bombers down the stretch. But will he be in pinstripes or be a chip that brings in Manny Machado?

Home Run Derby

July 16 at 8 p.m. ET

Olney: Sluggers prep for the Home Run Derby

Freddie Freeman hasn't homered in BP in three years, but like all eight hitters competing on Monday, he's going in with a plan to adjust and win.

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2018 Home Run Derby: Bracket and other top things to know

From Washington's homegrown superstar to a pair of Cubs teammates, here's what you need to know about the field that will be swinging for the fences at Nationals Park.

All-Star Game

July 17 at 8 p.m. ET

Olbermann: Want to fix the All-Star Game? Turn it upside down

With interleague play and modern technology, the thrill of the Midsummer Classic is gone. It's time to try something completely different.

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Your complete guide to All-Star week

From Futures Game names to watch to Midsummer Classic storylines, here's what you need to know as baseball's best hit D.C.

The AL has more stars, but is the NL a better league?

From Trout and Betts to Lindor and Judge, it's clear where MLB's superstars are, but the National League is finally ruling interleague play.

Ohtani's Secret Weapon

Angels

How fast is Shohei Ohtani? Faster than you think

The Angels knew they were getting a hitter and pitcher in Ohtani. He also happens to be faster than 75 percent of the major leagues.

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The Angels want Ohtani on the field this year. Will that cost them later?

We weigh the risks and upsides of the wait-and-see approach LA is taking with its star rookie’s injury.

all about manny

Machado's top 12 landing spots and MLB's next big thing

A look at how much adding Manny Machado would mean to contenders, where today's managers rank all-time and a Q&A with Braves All-Star Mike Foltynewicz.

Manny Machado is a special baseball player

With an impressive skill set that includes a big bat, Manny Machado has had several big moments for the Orioles during his career.

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Trade deadline

Five trade deadline rumors swirling around baseball

When will Manny Machado move? Who is emerging as a backup option? And which starter has scouts buzzing? Here's the latest deadline chatter.

The one player all 30 teams should trade before the deadline

Whether looking for that final piece or building for the future, every team has a reason to make a deal. Here's whom they should be shopping around.

Eastern League All-Stars

Tebow doubles in first All-Star Game at-bat

Tim Tebow goes the other way and hits a double into left field at the Eastern League All-Star Game.

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Tim Tebow timeline: From NFL QB to Double-A All-Star

The former Heisman winner is thriving in the Eastern League. Here's how Tebow became a minor league All-Star outfielder.

Five Eastern League All-Stars (not named Tim Tebow) to watch

You already know all about the former QB playing in Wednesday night's Double-A showcase. Here are some top prospects to look for during the game.

Gearing up for 2nd half

Who's your team's most important player for the second half?

Contenders and also-rans have one thing in common: They need these stars, regulars or prospects to deliver.

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