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More than a decade ago, when Matt Williams was still a third baseman, and Mike Rizzo was still climbing the front-office rungs, the future general manager thought he noticed the makings of a future skipper.
President Obama says that if he owned the Washington Redskins, he would "think about changing" the team name, wading into the controversy over a football nickname that many people deem offensive to Native Americans.
Alex Cobb dodged trouble for nearly seven innings and the Tampa Bay Rays pitched their way to another must-have win on the road, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on Wednesday night.
The Rays and Rangers both won Sunday and ended up even. They'll meet Monday night in Texas, with the winner earning the second wild-card spot and playing at Cleveland on Wednesday night.
Machado's leg buckled when he reached the first-base bag in the seventh inning of Monday's game at Tampa Bay. He was in obvious pain while being treated on the infield dirt near first by team trainers and stadium medical officials.
It was a good night for Tampa Bay and Kansas City in the AL wild-card race. Meanwhile, the Texas Rangers are falling fast and the NL Central remains tied with 12 games to play. A quick look at baseball's playoff picture:
Texas Rangers third base coach Gary Pettis still has vivid memories of that day 12 years ago, when two hijacked jets were flown into the World Trade Center towers.