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  • American, National League starters named for MLB All-Star Game

    Matt Harvey of the host New York Mets will be the starting pitcher for the NL, while Detroit's Max Scherzer will start for the AL Tuesday night.

  • 20 offbeat facts about the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

    Here are some offbeat facts about the 2013 MLB All-Star Game in New York City.

  • Fans range from giddy to somber on baseball's opening day

    The 2013 baseball season officially opened last night, when the Houston Astros beat Texas, but don't tell that to the thousands of fans celebrating Opening Day today.

  • 'Gimme the Loot' mines class, race and friendship

    'Gimme the Loot' writer-director Adam Leon has a marvelous eye for blending staged dramatic sequences into documentary settings, which lets his actors work up their distinctive rhythms.

  • Baseball fans: Take a quick tour of all 30 major league ballparks

    Authors Josh Pahigian and Kevin O’Connell explore America's major league ballparks in "The Ultimate Baseball Road."

  • Mets make deal with Madoff trustee

    The settlement avoids a civil trial for the club and means they'll have to pay far less than they otherwise might.

  • Baseball Hall of Famer Gary Carter remembered for smile, love of game (+video)

    Gary Carter, who backstopped the New York Mets to a World Series championship in 1986, passed away Thursday. Former managers, teammates, and young players remembered his passion.

  • The 9 weirdest things ever flown on the Space Shuttle

    The 9 weirdest things ever flown on the Space Shuttle

    When NASA's space shuttles launch into orbit, they don't just carry astronauts and supplies into the final frontier. There's a lot of other weird stuff that makes the out-of-this-world journey, too. NASA's last space shuttle mission will launch Friday, July 8 on the Atlantis orbiter to deliver spare parts to the International Space Station. The mission will be the 135th and last flight for the program, which began in 1981. But over the course of 30 years, the space shuttles have flown some peculiar objects into orbit. The list of odd stuff that flew aboard the shuttles is a long one, and includes the Olympic torch, a replica of the golden spike from the First Transcontinental Railroad, and rocks from the top of Mount Everest and the surface of the moon, just to name a few. Here nine recent space oddities carried into orbit on NASA shuttles:

  • In Pictures Top Dominican-born baseball players

    Dominican-born Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz runs on the base paths during a major league game in Boston on April 8. The Dominican Republic is a baseball powerhouse. There are more Dominicans playing in the major leagues than from any other country in Latin America, and the Dominican Republic has more players in the majors than all other Latin countries combined.

  • In Pictures Border battles: the US immigration debate

    Boys wait in line to make a phone call as they are joined by hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children that are being processed and held at the US Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Ariz.