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Vin Scully, Dodgers broadcaster for 67 years, dies at 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hall of Famer Vin Scully, whose mild tones provided the summer’s soundtrack while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night, the team said. He was 94 years old. Scully died at his home in the Hidden Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to the team, who spoke to family members. As the longest tenure broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history, Scully has seen it all and said it all. It began in the era of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson in the 1950s.

Padres get Juan Soto from Nationals in blockbuster deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have acquired superstar outfielder Juan Soto from the Washington Nationals in one of baseball’s biggest deals at close of trade. The Padres boosted their postseason chances by adding one of the game’s best young players. The Padres also received first baseman Josh Bell while sending a number of players to Washington including left-handed rookie MacKenzie Gore, first baseman/DH Luke Voit and prospects James Wood, CJ Abrams, Robert Hassell III and Jarlin Susana. Voit was late Alongside the trade, he was left out of the lineup just before the first game of a day-night doubleheder.

Summary of Trading Deadline: Soto to Padres; Phillies, add twins

CHICAGO (AP) — Baseball’s trading close day was an action-packed affair — and nobody had more fun than the Padres. San Diego caused the biggest stir, acquiring Juan Soto in a massive deal with the Washington Nationals. The sweetly swinging Soto, still just 23, joins Manny Machado at the center of the Order of the Padres, and Fernando Tatis Jr. is on his way back after being sidelined by a broken left wrist. The Cardinals and Yankees also traded the major leagues, with Gold Glove-winning midfielder Harrison Bader going to New York in exchange for left-handed starter Jordan Montgomery.

Analysis: No winners in the Deshaun Watson case

Deshaun Watson’s six-game ban applies only if the NFL allows it. Disciplinary Officer Sue L. Robinson’s punishment of the Cleveland Browns quarterback for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy fell well short of the one-year suspension desired by the league. The contract allows the league to appeal Robinson’s decision, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, or someone he designates, could then extend the suspension and face a substantial fine. The league has three days to appeal and is reviewing its options. Still, the NFL Players Association could then seek to challenge Goodell’s decision on an appeal in federal court.

NFL suspends Dolphins owners over Brady tampering, Payton

The NFL has suspended Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and fined him $1.5 million for manipulating Tom Brady and Sean Payton following a six-month investigation into Brian Flores’ racial discrimination lawsuit against the league. The league’s investigation found the Dolphins did not intentionally lose games during the 2019 season, but the team had improper communications with Brady and his agent, Don Yee. The Dolphins will miss a first-round pick in the 2023 draft and a third-round pick in the 2024 draft. Ross is suspended until October 17. He may not be present at the team’s facility and may not represent the club at any team or NFL event.

DeGrom blinds in return, bullpen costs Mets in loss to Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jacob deGrom allowed a three-hit run on his season debut and scored six in five innings before a meltdown cost the New York Mets in a 5-1 loss to the Washington Nationals. DeGrom has campaigned for the Mets for the first time in almost 13 months. He received a standing ovation from a crowd of New York fans hours after the Nationals traded superstar outfielder Juan Soto. The 34-year-old two-time NL Cy Young Award winner threw 46 of his 59 pitches to strikes in his first significant action since July 7, 2021. Cory Abbott won his first start of the season for Washington.

Yankees get OF Bader from Cardinals for LHP Montgomery

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees acquired Gold Glove-winning midfielder Harrison Bader from the St. Louis Cardinals for left-hander Jordan Montgomery before Tuesday’s close, a surprise deal aimed at boosting defense. Bader, a fast 28-year-old from Bronxville, New York, has not played since June 26 because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot. If he returns, he would likely play in a midfield move that would see Aaron Judge back on the right and Aaron Hicks on the left, with Giancarlo Stanton as the designated hitter. Montgomery was 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA in 21 starts. His departure comes a day after Frankie Montas was acquired from Oakland to join Gerrit Cole, Nestor Cortes and Jameson Taillon in the rotation.

Braves are making a barrage of trades in search of another title run

ATLANTA (AP) — Looking to repeat the deals that helped propel them to a World Series title in 2021, the Atlanta Braves have completed a number of trades before the deadline. They struck a deal that brought in starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi from the Houston Astros in exchange for former closer Will Smith. Then, just under the deadline, the Braves Angels landed closer to Raisel Iglesias for reliever Jesse Chavez and youngster Tucker Davidson. The Braves also acquired Detroit’s Robbie Grossman to bolster the outfield. The Braves can only hope these deals work out as well as last year’s Deadline deals.

Contreras and Happ remain with Cubs after the deadline

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are keeping All-Stars Willson Contreras and Ian Happ for the time being after Tuesday’s trade deadline without a deal being received for either. With the Cubs rebuilding and free agency looming, Contreras seemed destined to be traded. Fellow All-Star Happ also seemed like a good bet. Contreras received a standing ovation against Pittsburgh on July 26 at Wrigley Field in what many believed to be his last home game. Teammates hugged him after Sunday’s 4-0 loss in San Francisco, thinking it might have been his last game for the Cubs.

Osaka wins in San Jose in first game since May

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Four-time major champion Naomi Osaka won the first match she has played since May, beating Zheng Qinwen 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic. Osaka hit 11 aces and saved 7 of 8 break points in the hard court tournament that serves as a tune-up for the US Open. Osaka had not played anywhere since a first-round loss to Amanda Anisimova at the French Open on May 23.

The Associated Press

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