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NBA Pulls All-Star Game Out Of Charlotte Over 'Bathroom Bill'

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.22.2016 | Sports

It’s happened: The NBA has pulled the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte in protest of North Carolina’s House Bill 2 (HB2), otherwise known as th...

Becky Hammon To Become The First Woman To Coach An All-Star Game

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.29.2016 | Sports

A new year, a new milestone reached for NBA assistant coach Becky Hammon. When she steps onto Air Canada Centre’s sidelines on Sunday, Feb. 14, Hamm...

Behind the 86th Annual MLB All-Star Game: Doing the Derby

Alisha Perkins | Posted 07.14.2016 | Sports
Alisha Perkins

With a belly full of chicken and heart full of thanks for our third opportunity to be among the best of the best in the game, I fell asleep Monday night hoping to get enough rest to not look like I got hit by a bus in the parade on All Star Game day.

MLB All-Star Game: It's Getting Hot in HAR

Teresa Hsiao | Posted 07.14.2016 | Comedy
Teresa Hsiao

Determining the value of a baseball player shouldn't be about wins above replacement, but instead, something far more important: hotness. After all, isn't that why we watch sports?

10 of the Dumbest Arguments for Reinstating Pete Rose

John A. Tures | Posted 07.13.2016 | Sports
John A. Tures

Baseball's All-Star Game is being played in Cincinnati, and new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has allowed former Reds player Pete Rose to participate. He even said he'll review Rose's case, to see if the all-time hits leader should be reinstated. Here are 10 dumb arguments in favor of Rose.

The 4th of July Shock Jock

Fred Engh | Posted 06.30.2016 | Sports
Fred Engh

So there I was at the Baltimore airport on my way to my 4th of July weekend vacation. I look at my phone and there's a message from an area code that I wasn't used to seeing. So on my way to the baggage claim I decided out of curiosity to call the number. Oh how I wish I hadn't.

Sport and Society for Arete -- Ruth's First Home Run

Richard Crepeau | Posted 05.04.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

A hundred years ago, Babe Ruth strode to the plate and cracked his first major league home run on May 5, 1915. Twenty years later he would hit No. 714, a milestone that would stand for generations.

The Next Baseball Commissioner's Biggest Challenges

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.15.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Figuring out a way to replace that revenue and continue to adjust to the new media world, rather than determining ways to make the game more exciting or figure out the best post-season formula, will be the criteria by which the next commissioner will be judged.

In His Final All-Star Game, Derek Jeter Was Everyone's Captain

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports

For one memorable night, Derek Jeter was everyone's captain. Starting with the pre-game introductions and continuing through his dramatic curtain ...

WATCH: Home Run Derby Champ Defends Crown

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.15.2014 | Sports

Whenever Major League Baseball makes its next change to the annual Home Run Derby, it should just consider renaming the event the Yoenis Cespedes Invi...

Time for Tedious All-Star Game Debates Again

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.29.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

All-Star Game-related debates are not particularly interesting or important, but they will likely continue to be part of the rhythm of the season, like late July trade rumors or late September wild card races.

Eliminating Collisions at the Plate Will Be Good for Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.29.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Removing the collision at home plate, takes a tactic away from base runners with the intention of making the game safer, but it does not change the overall dynamic or balance of the game.

MLB All All-Star Team

Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports

Whether it's a save situation or not, American League manager Jim Leyland made it clear that Mariano Rivera will pitch during the 2013 All-Star Game. ...

VOTE: Does Puig Deserve All-Star Nod?

Posted 07.11.2013 | Sports

Are you on Team Puig? If so, you're running out of time to get clicking. For the all the talents and accomplishments of the four other players inv...

Should Matt Harvey Get The Ball?

Posted 07.11.2013 | Sports

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy is faced with the sort of tough decision only possible at the All-Star Game: Which ace should start for the N...

Who Should Be The AL Starting Pitcher?

Posted 07.11.2013 | Sports

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland doesn't necessarily have to look beyond his own roster to find a starter for the American League in the All-Star Ga...

REPORT: MLB Suspensions Loom After All-Star Game

Posted 07.10.2013 | Sports

After a 2-for-3 performance that included a two-run homer, Melky Cabrera was named MVP of the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. The center fielder, then plying ...

Which Reliever Should Go To All-Star Game

Posted 07.09.2013 | Sports

The MLB All-Star Game rosters aren't completely set yet. The last spot on each team has yet to be determined and fans have until 4 p.m. ET on Thursday...

Is It Time to Get Rid of the All-Star Game?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.13.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Expanding the size of the All-Star Game roster, using a designated hitter and tinkering with how the roster is selected are all ways Major League Baseball has tried to ensure that the All-Star Game remains interesting for fans. These innovations have not achieved that goal.

MVCP3

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.18.2013 | Sports

It's CP3's world and his teammates are just dunking in it. Chris Paul was named MVP of the 2013 NBA All-Star Game after leading the West to a 143-...

LOOK: Craig Sager's All-Star Look Dazzles, Confuses

Posted 02.18.2013 | Sports

Even before the 2013 NBA All-Star Game tipped off, the gauntlet was thrown down. Will any of the game's brightest stars be able to outshine Craig ...

WATCH: Most Memorable Moments From MLB's First Half

Posted 07.13.2012 | Sports

Play ball! Again! The two most uneventful days of the sports calendar are over. The MLB All-Star break is behind us. In cased you missed it, the S...

Prince Fielder, Cecil Fielder And The Father-Son Dynamic

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 09.12.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

I thought of the Moses-Joshua relationship and the Torah's concept of inheritance and succession as I watched Prince Fielder hoist his Home Run Derby trophy high above his head. His sons flanked him on either side. His father was no where in sight.

When All-Stars Align: The Streak, .400 and the Home Run of '41

Devra Maza | Posted 05.29.2013 | Sports
Devra Maza

Over 70 years ago, Major League Baseball's All-Star Game saw one of the most electrifying home runs ever hit, during one of the most remarkable seasons ever played.

A Star Is Born

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 09.08.2012 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

There has not been a rookie super-nova this dazzling who has entered baseball since the days of New York Yankee outfielder Mickey Mantle. Let me repeat: Mickey Mantle.