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Baker urges MLB to protect Astros from beanballs

Houston manager Dusty Baker said MLB needs to step in to stop “premeditated” targeting of Astros hitters with pitches from opponents angry at their cheating “before somebody gets hurt.”

Breaker of rims: Zion damages hoop with dunk

Zion Williamson’s two-handed jam caused the rim to bend in Friday night’s Rising Stars Challenge game, forcing United Center employees to readjust the basket at halftime.

Breaker of rims: Zion damages hoop with dunk

Zion Williamson’s two-handed jam caused the rim to bend in Friday night’s Rising Stars Challenge game, forcing United Center employees to readjust the basket at halftime.

Kobe, Duncan, Garnett headline HOF finalists

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Tamika Catchings, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens, Eddie Sutton and Rudy Tomjanovich are the 2020 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

A’s Kemp: Declined to join in Astros’ sign stealing

Called up in September 2017 by Houston, Tony Kemp immediately was asked by teammates whether he wanted to be a part of the Astros’ sign-stealing scheme. He says his answer was a firm no and that he didn’t feel further pressure to take part.