Jul 19, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander (35) delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports The Major League Baseball trade deadline is nearing, and there is a good chance that several big-name players will be moved as the deadline looms. While some big trades have already been made, teams are still looking to improve. Several sellers are still dangling pieces — or contemplating whether to move that free agent-to-be — as the market heats up. Here is a list of six big names who could find themselves traded within the next week. 1) Sonny Gray, SP, Oakland A’s Gray is perhaps the most
Nine-time Olympic gold medalist and AAU Track and Field alum Carl Lewis will highlight the 51st annual AAU Junior Olympic Games Opening Ceremony at Rynearson Stadium at Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti. Lewis, along with successful athletes like Jackie Joyner Kersee and Greg Louganis, participated in the Games as youths. More than 15,000 athletes and 30,000 spectators will be in town this week for the AAU Junior Olympic Games, the largest national multi-sport event for youth in the U.S., and have brought more than $50 million in economic impact to the previous host cities since 2010. The 10-day event, which begins on Thursday, features 18 sports competitions, including the AAU’s marquee track and
The Kansas City Royals are keeping the pressure on in the AL Central, and manager Ned Yost has no big secrets to offer about their impressive winning streak. You just keep playing good," Yost said. Whit Merrifield homered on the first pitch of the game, and the Royals led the rest of the way, beating the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Tuesday night for their seventh consecutive victory.