MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT

The Dodgers are “setting a high bar” on potential reliever acquisitions this month, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says (video link). In the end, though, Rosenthal doesn’t expect the Dodgers to make any trades for outside bullpen aid, noting that closer Kenley Jansen (on the DL since Aug. 9 with an irregular heartbeat) is among their soon-to-return reinforcements. Further, August … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT

NORTH CAROLINA TARHEELS OREGON STATE BEAVERS ADVANCE TO COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

From almost every direction, they came charging, some with water bottles in hand, ready to celebrate just as Mike Fox encouraged them to. Just six days earlier, after North Carolina clinched the Chapel Hill Regional with its second win over Houston in as many days, the Tar Heels chose not to commemorate the victory with a dogpile. … Read moreNORTH CAROLINA TARHEELS OREGON STATE BEAVERS ADVANCE TO COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

COLLEGE SPORTS NEWS

LSU coach Paul Mainieri is a big fan of the drama that surrounds the opening day knockout round of the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament. In a rare change, the Tigers will be part of it this year. The storied LSU program has struggled this season — especially by its lofty standards — and is the … Read moreCOLLEGE SPORTS NEWS