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12/27/2014 | Nittany Lions roar past BC to take Pinstripe Bowl in overtime

Now they can call it the Penn Stripe Bowl. Penn State stamped its name on Yankee Stadium and the bowl season Saturday, when it used multiple instances of last-minute heroics from kicker Sam Ficken to take a 31-30 overtime win over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl.


12/27/2014 | Penn State kicker takes cue from Captain Clutch

The Penn State field goal unit is apparently a pretty prescient bunch. The moment kicker Sam Ficken sat down at Derek Jeter's locker on Friday, the group accurately predicted the finish to a thrilling Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday evening.


12/27/2014 | Five big-picture takeaways from the 2014 MLB season

In the age of free agency, rosters are always subject to the requisite offseason evolution, but what's happened these last two months has been particularly nuts, and it has provided a fitting cap to a calendar year that has never lacked surprise or intrigue.


12/27/2014 | Phillies reportedly sign Wandy to Minors deal

The Phillies and veteran left-hander Wandy Rodriguez agreed to a Minor League contract on Saturday, according to CSNPhilly.com. The reported deal is pending a physical, and the Phillies have not commented.


12/27/2014 | Inbox: What are the Nationals' internal options at second?

Do the Nationals have anyone on the club who can take over second base? What does the future hold for Jordan Zimmermann? Nationals beat reporter Bill Ladson answers these questions and more.


12/27/2014 | Agent: Starlin not involved in DR shooting

Paul Kinzer, the agent for Cubs infielder Starlin Castro, said the report that his client was detained or arrested after a shooting in a Dominican Republic night club is false and Castro was not involved.


12/27/2014 | Pinstripe Bowl records its first sellout in fifth year

The fifth edition of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium was its first sellout.


12/27/2014 | Dreamcatcher: Holdzkom takes long road to bigs

John Holdzkom isn't even certain how many times he has been released. "Five or six. Not fun," said Holdzkom, a tall man short on words. He does, however, pinpoint the most disheartening release episode.


12/26/2014 | Kuroda reportedly returning to Japan to pitch

Hiroki Kuroda is returning to Japan to pitch for Nippon Professional Baseball, according to multiple reports.


12/26/2014 | 10 things to watch in MLB heading into '15

It has been one of the busiest offseasons in recent years, but there are still some issues that teams have to address. Here are 10 heading into the New Year.


12/26/2014 | BC, PSU gear up for Pinstripe Bowl at Stadium

Boston College and Penn State have both distinguished themselves on defense, but Saturday's Pinstripe Bowl will bring two key elements together. B.C. has ranked as one of the top rushing teams in the country this season, but nobody has been better against the run than Penn State.


12/26/2014 | Astros outright Downs, Petit to Triple-A Fresno

The Astros announced Friday that left-hander Darin Downs has been outrighted to Triple-A Fresno and infielder Gregorio Petit has accepted his assignment to Fresno.


12/26/2014 | Nationals sign Uggla to Minor League deal

The Nationals signed second baseman Dan Uggla to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training on Friday.


12/26/2014 | Nats return to top of NL East in exciting '14 campaign

The 2014 regular season was great for the Nationals. They won their second division title in three years, this time by 17 games over the Braves and Mets. It helped that they had a dominant pitching staff, led by Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann.


12/25/2014 | Library of Congress offers window into baseball's evolution

The nation's greatest storehouse of knowledge has developed a healthy baseball habit. The Library of Congress has traced the history and maturation of America for more than 200 years, and baseball has weaved its way into the national consciousness in surprising ways.


12/25/2014 | New stance with Cuba should provide influx of talent

The notion that Cuba, a baseball hotbed, might be open for business as a talent pool is more compelling to North American baseball people than even cigars and rum.


12/24/2014 | Wright reaches out to sons of slain NYPD officer

Mets third baseman David Wright called the two sons of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos on Wednesday, according to a report. He invited the boys to training camp and offered them a spot in the dugout for spring games.


12/24/2014 | Penn State, Boston College ready to rumble in the Bronx

Penn State and Boston College met the media in advance of the sixth running of the Pinstripe Bowl. The two regional powers will meet on the Yankee Stadium field Saturday, and they'll be seeking fitting closure to their college football seasons.


12/24/2014 | Bernadina set to join Rockies on Minor League deal

The Rockies have reportedly signed outfielder Roger Bernadina, 30, to a Minor League deal.


12/24/2014 | All I want: Holiday wishes for the league

As David Byrne famously sang, "I can't seem to face up to the facts." It's too late for last-minute shopping. The best you can do at this point is to extend New Year's wishes.


12/24/2014 | Source: Pierzynski agrees to 1-year deal with Braves

Pending a physical, A.J. Pierzynski will join the Braves to help mentor catching prospect Christian Bethancourt, who is expected to be the primary backstop in 2015.


12/24/2014 | CarGo takes swings, brings holiday joy

Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has offered some baseball-related holiday cheer on social media.


12/24/2014 | Source: Young returns to Orioles on 1-year deal

The Orioles have agreed to a one-year deal with outfielder/designated hitter Delmon Young, a source tells MLB.com, helping the club add the right-handed bat they needed. The club has not confirmed.


12/24/2014 | Gomes clears waivers, accepts assignment

Brandon Gomes cleared waivers and has accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Durham with a Major League invite to Spring Training.


12/24/2014 | Winter Meetings in San Diego among the wildest in history

There's never been a time like this in Major League Baseball. Maybe it shouldn't have been so surprising that the Winter Meetings were the wildest we've seen since Bill Veeck set up his famous table in the hotel lobby in 1975, trading 22 players in three days.




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