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Nationals’ Bryce Harper hits startling broken-bat home run in win over Mets

Harper hits broken-bat home run in first inning off Jacob deGromSlumping Nats come together for 8-6 victory over surging MetsBryce Harper hit a startling, broken-bat homer early, then grounded a key single during a six-run surge in the eighth inning th…

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New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard roasted alive in Game of Thrones cameo

When it comes to cameos, Game of Thrones may be typecasting. Last month pop star Ed Sheeran played a musician. On Sunday, New York Mets pitcher pretty much played … a pitcher.

The baseball star was seen hurling a spear as part of the Lannister army, taking down a horse before being roasted alive by a dragon. Despite his grisly end, Syndergaard was a good call-up by Cersei’s forces: he stands 6ft 6in and his fastball regularly tops 100mph.

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Mets promote Tim Tebow to Advanced A due to ‘chase rates and exit velocity’

  • Former NFL star has underwhelming average so far in baseball career
  • Twenty-nine-year-old will now play for St Lucie Mets

These are testing times for the New York Mets, with the team well off the pace in the National League East, star players injured and veteran players unsettled. And now Tim Tebow is creeping his way towards the major leagues.

The Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL star is still a long way from an MLB appearance but he has been promoted from the Low A Columbia Fireflies to the Advanced A St Lucie Mets. It is unlikely that Tebow’s move is due to his stunning play: the 29-year-old rookie batted .222 with three home runs and 23 RBIs for the Fireflies, stats that the Mets general manager, Sandy Alderson, admitted are underwhelming.

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New York Mets apologize after mascot Mr Met gives fans the finger

  • Incident came after team’s loss to Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday
  • Club employee fired and will no longer wear mascot costume
  • Mrs Met yet to comment on husband’s faux pas at Citi Field

The New York Mets’ season hasn’t lived up to its promise with pitching struggles derailing a team tipped to compete for a place in the playoffs, and the pressure seems to have become too much for their mascot, Mr Met.

On Wednesday night, as Mr Met made his way down the tunnel after his team’s 7-1 loss the Milwaukee Brewers, he gave fans the finger. Although technically it wasn’t the middle finger as he only has three fingers and a thumb. The team said the person wearing the costume will no longer work for the Mets.

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Matt Harvey says sorry to Mets after admitting: I stayed out late on Friday

  • Mets pitcher says: ‘Obviously I’m extremely embarrassed by my actions’
  • Harvey says he was out late on Friday night and went golfing on Saturday

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey apologised to his team-mates on Tuesday after revealing the reason for his no-show on Saturday: he stayed out past curfew on Friday night.

Harvey gave a contrite press conference at Citi Field in which he admitted to being “extremely embarrassed” by failing to show for the game against the Marlins – a no-show that led to the club imposing a three-match suspension on the 28-year-old.

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Mets’ Syndergaard refuses MRI, leaves game injured, sees team destroyed 23-5

  • ‘I think I know my body best. I’m pretty in tune with my body’
  • Anthony Rendon has 10 RBIs in huge victory for rampant Washington
  • Nationals break team record as they batter NL East rivals

New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard left his start against the Washington Nationals in the second inning with an injury on a day to forget for his team. The team announced Syndergaard has “a possible lat strain” and was headed to New York for an MRI.

The right-hander was making his first start since April 20. He was a late scratch from his last scheduled outing Thursday against the Atlanta Braves due to biceps discomfort. But he threw a bullpen Friday, said he felt fine and refused an MRI. “I think I know my body best,” Syndergaard told reporters at the time. “I’m pretty in tune with my body, and that’s exactly why I refused to take the MRI.”

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Mets’ Syndergaard refuses MRI, leaves game injured, sees team destroyed 23-5

  • ‘I think I know my body best. I’m pretty in tune with my body’
  • Anthony Rendon has 10 RBIs in huge victory for rampant Washington
  • Nationals break team record as they batter NL East rivals

New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard left his start against the Washington Nationals in the second inning with an injury on a day to forget for his team. The team announced Syndergaard has “a possible lat strain” and was headed to New York for an MRI.

The right-hander was making his first start since April 20. He was a late scratch from his last scheduled outing Thursday against the Atlanta Braves due to biceps discomfort. But he threw a bullpen Friday, said he felt fine and refused an MRI. “I think I know my body best,” Syndergaard told reporters at the time. “I’m pretty in tune with my body, and that’s exactly why I refused to take the MRI.”

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Mets’ Syndergaard refuses MRI, leaves game injured, sees team destroyed 23-5

  • ‘I think I know my body best. I’m pretty in tune with my body’
  • Anthony Rendon has 10 RBIs in huge victory for rampant Washington
  • Nationals break team record as they batter NL East rivals

New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard left his start against the Washington Nationals in the second inning with an injury on a day to forget for his team. The team announced Syndergaard has “a possible lat strain” and was headed to New York for an MRI.

The right-hander was making his first start since April 20. He was a late scratch from his last scheduled outing Thursday against the Atlanta Braves due to biceps discomfort. But he threw a bullpen Friday, said he felt fine and refused an MRI. “I think I know my body best,” Syndergaard told reporters at the time. “I’m pretty in tune with my body, and that’s exactly why I refused to take the MRI.”

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Tim Tebow assigned to Columbia Fireflies, New York Mets’ low-A affiliate

  • Former Heisman Trophy winner, 29, attempting to make it in baseball
  • Tebow is hitting .235 (4-for-17) in seven games at Mets spring training

Tim Tebow’s professional baseball career will continue with the Columbia Fireflies, the Mets’ low Class-A affiliate in the South Atlantic League.

The former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner was informed of the assignment on Monday.

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Tim Tebow strikes out twice in New York Mets debut

Tebow batted eighth as designated hitter and went 0-3 against BostonFormer Heisman Trophy winner, 29, attempting to make it in baseballTim Tebow has gotten off to a tough start in his first game for the New York Mets. Related: Kobe returns and Tebow th…

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Baseball in 2016: from Cubs win! to Scully’s sayonara, 10 memorable moments

Another year of baseball is gone, goodbye: David Lengel takes a look back at the best, worst and most controversial moments of the 2016 season

It was Game 7 of the World Series, and baseball history was busy pulling the Chicago Cubs back into a boiling cauldron of curses. Rajai Davis’ eighth inning, game-tying home run off the Cubs’ Aroldis Chapman had turned Cleveland’s Progressive Field into a mosh pit, with slightly fewer title-starved Indians fans ripping off their shirts in frenetic celebrations.

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Yoenis Cespedes agrees to $110m deal with New York Mets, reports say

Cespedes will become second-highest paid position player if deal goes throughOutfielder helped team to World Series in 2015 and post-season in 2016Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets have agreed to a $110m, four-year contract, a source has told the A…

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Tim Tebow tends to fan who had seizure after making Arizona Fall League debut

Tebow prays and talks football with Brandon Berry, 30, in GlendaleFormer NFL quarterback goes 0 for 3 and crashes into outfield wallTim Tebow comforted a fan who was having a seizure, praying and talking college football with the man after the former N…

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Madison Bumgarner brilliant as Giants blank Mets to book spot in NLDS

Bumgarner throws four-hit complete-game shutout to blank MetsGiants will face Cubs in Game 1 of NLDS at Wrigley Field on FridayNobody takes to October like Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants.Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter for his latest po…

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San Francisco Giants v New York Mets: NL wild-card game – live!

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Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime, read how Toronto pushed past Baltimore in the 11th inning:

Encarnacion hit a three-run drive in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez, and Toronto beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in Tuesday night’s AL wild card game to advance to a Division Series matchup against old foe Texas.

Related: Edwin Encarnacion goes big in the 11th to send Blue Jays into ALDS

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Long gone! Tim Tebow homers on first pitch taken as pro baseball player

  • Tebow homers in first at-bat of his first instructional league game
  • Ex-quarterback signed minor-league contract with Mets this month
  • 29-year-old outfielder homered to left-center field in first inning

Maybe the New York Mets knew something we didn’t.

Tim Tebow, the former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner who signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets earlier this month, hit an opposite-field home run in his first pitch taken as a professional baseball player on Wednesday on Field 7 at the Tradition Field Complex.

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Long gone! Tim Tebow homers on first pitch taken as pro baseball player

  • Tebow homers in first at-bat of his first instructional league game
  • Ex-quarterback signed minor-league contract with Mets this month
  • 29-year-old outfielder homered to left-center field in first inning

Maybe the New York Mets knew something we didn’t.

Tim Tebow, the former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner who signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets earlier this month, hit an opposite-field home run in his first pitch taken as a professional baseball player on Wednesday on Field 7 at the Tradition Field Complex.

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Tim Tebow gets to work at Mets training camp as he bids for big-league glory

  • Tebow, 29, works out with the New York Mets’ instructional league team
  • Former Broncos quarterback given No15 jersey as he takes part in series of drills

Tim Tebow began the first steps of his exciting new career on Monday by stepping out in Florida for his first workout with the New York Mets’ instructional league team.

Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner who never quite made the grade in the NFL, is trying to make the switch to baseball, and hopes to become a professional outfielder. Tebow, who was released by the Eagles last year and has been working as a TV analyst, tried out for baseball scouts in Los Angeles last month, and, shortly afterwards, the Mets signed him to a deal that included a $100,000 bonus.

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Tim Tebow says high concussion rate in football influenced turn to baseball

Tebow says concussion rate was factor in decision to turn to baseballFormer NFL quarterback inked minor league deal with Mets last weekTim Tebow, the former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner who last week signed a minor league contract with the…

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Why protesting against the anthem is the ultimate sin in Major League Baseball

In a sport where patriotisim makes up the fabric of the game, Adam Jones is right to be concerned. Plus, three cheers for Yasiel Puig, Big Papi prepares to bow out, and Joe Maddon rides the Cowboy

Adam Jones works in a city that continues to experience racial upheaval, so perhaps it’s no coincidence that baseball’s most outspoken player on African American social issues calls Baltimore home.

Baseball is the sport that helped break barriers for black people across the United States, starting with Jackie Robinson’s debut in 1947. Nearly 70 years later, the participation of African Americans in the game, on the field as players, in the dugout as managers and in front offices as executives – where progress was always slower – is giving away the gains. Jones, who has spoken out before on racial issues, has little company: a lonely voice in a depleted sea of African American players.

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