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Vin Scully, Dodgers broadcaster for 67 years, dies at 94 LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hall of Famer broadcaster Vin Scully, whose mellow tones provided the soundtrack of the summer while entertaining Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years and informed

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

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hall of Famer Vin Scully, whose mild tones provided the soundtrack of the summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night. He was 94 years old. The Dodgers say family members informed them that Scully died at his home in the Hidden Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. As the longest tenure broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history, Scully has seen it all and said it all. He started in the era of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson in the 1950s and continued until 2016 when he retired.

Juan Soto traded with Padres; Nationals get great prospects

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.

A look at the buyers and sellers from a busy trading session

This is a great time to be a season ticket holder for the San Diego Padres. Great weather, a gem of a ballpark – and perhaps the most exciting lineup in baseball for the foreseeable future. The Padres landed the biggest prize of this year’s trade deadline when they took on outfielder Juan Soto. San Diego was one of this year’s top buyers, along with the Phillies, Mariners, Yankees and Twins. The Nationals, Reds, Athletics and Orioles were sellers.

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.

LEAD: Soto arrives in SD, Castillo debuts for M’s

Juan Soto will make his San Diego debut at home against Colorado on Wednesday night. Before the game, the Padres will hold a press conference to introduce Soto on his first day with the team. The 23-year-old star outfielder was acquired by Washington in a blockbuster deal before Tuesday’s close. Elsewhere, All-Star pitcher Luis Castillo is making his first start for the Seattle Mariners, who acquired him from Cincinnati last Friday for four minor league prospects. Castillo will serve at Yankee Stadium for the second time in almost three weeks when he takes on New York ace Gerrit Cole.

The Associated Press

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