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The last few years have been lean for New York Mets fans as the team tries to recreate the magic that led to an exciting – if not improbable – run to the National League pennant in 2015.,Being a Mets fan in Los Angeles is not so different from following the club from any other baseball city.,While I would love to have the TV tuned to SNY 24/7 to get my content fix, there is one part of being a fan in Los Angeles that can never be taken for granted – the time change.,There are at least three games at Dodger Stadium each year and every so often the team will head to Anaheim to take on the Los Angeles Angels.,I guess at the end of the day, it may actually be easier to be a Mets fan in Los Angeles than a Dodgers fan. read more

But unlike HBO and “Game of Thrones,” WGN and the Cubs aren’t hyping their final season together after 72 years.,In my first year as Cubs beat writer in 1997, WGN televised 144 games.,The following January, the Cubs owners — Tribune Co. — decided to reduce the WGN schedule to 92 games, placing 62 games on CLTV, the company’s local cable news channel.,Fans gradually grew accustomed to watching more games on cable, and in 2003 the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks began their own sports channel, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, which is now NBC Sports Chicago.,WGN will televise the Cubs' season opener — likely for the last time »

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The reigning NL champions shook up their lineup on Friday, trading Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and left-hander Alex Wood along with cash to the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of prospects as part of a seven-player deal.,The Reds included starter Homer Bailey in the swap, a way of freeing them from the $28 million owed him in the final year of his contract.,Bailey didn’t fit into the Reds’ pitching plans, so they wanted to include him in a deal if possible.,Last week, the Reds traded pitching prospect Tanner Rainey to the Nationals for 32-year-old starter Tanner Roark, who led the National League in losses last season while going 9-15 with a 4.34 ERA.,Cincinnati didn’t know what to do with Bailey, who went 1-14 last season with a 6.09 ERA and resisted a move to the bullpen.

The reigning NL champions shook up their lineup on Friday, trading Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and left-hander Alex Wood along with cash to the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of prospects as part of a seven-player deal.,The Reds included starter Homer Bailey in the swap, a way of freeing them from the $28 million owed him in the final year of his contract.,Bailey didn't fit into the Reds' pitching plans, so they wanted to include him in a deal if possible.,Last week, the Reds traded pitching prospect Tanner Rainey to the Nationals for 32-year-old starter Tanner Roark, who led the National League in losses last season while going 9-15 with a 4.34 ERA.,Cincinnati didn't know what to do with Bailey, who went 1-14 last season with a 6.09 ERA and resisted a move to the bullpen.

Barajas, 12, is right at home in a 35,000-square-foot studio otherwise known as the TGR Learning Lab on 1 Tiger Woods Way, a brick-and-mortar behemoth of educational opportunity., Andrea Pena, 14, (left) watches as Carson Fullerton, 13, attempts a putt on the putting green at the Tiger Woods Foundation TGR Learning Lab., Daniel Lee, 14, works on programing a video game during a class at the Tiger Woods Foundation TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, Calif., on April 23., (Photo: Kelvin Kuo, USA TODAY SPORTS)

The Earl Woods Scholar program, named for Tiger’s late father, includes counseling, mentoring, specialized internships and financial assistance for the nearly 200 students who earned passage to college., Luis Jimenez, 17, poses for a portrait with a Stanford pennant at the Tiger Woods Foundation TGR Learning Lab. read more