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Angels try to get handle on raw emotion after Skaggs death

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Trout led a parade of Los Angeles Angels into the interview room of the Texas Rangers for the first interaction with reporters since teammate Tyler Skaggs died. The two-time AL MVP tried to smile when it was his turn to talk, only to find himself fighting back tears almost immediately. Trout wasn't alone following a 9-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night, a day after th ...

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Trussville Girls’ 6U Softball team to participate in USSSA Rec World Series

By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor FOLEY – The USSSA Rec/All-Star World Series is a five-day double-elimination tournament that will be taking place in Foley starting July 9. One of the participants this year will be Trussville’s own Girls’ 6U Softball team. “We will play teams from all over the southeast,” said Mallory Halpin of Trussville Girls’ Softball. “The girls have the opportunity to participate in ot ...

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Mets apologize to 2 members of 1969 team for ceremony error

NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest embarrassment for the New York Mets, the team has publicly apologized to two living members of its 1969 World Series championship team who were included in a video montage of dead players during the 50th anniversary celebration. With a message that filled up one Citi Field scoreboard about 15 minutes before Sunday night's game against Atlanta, the Mets expressed deep regret to ...

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Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dead at 27; found in hotel room

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs had persevered through injuries to become a valuable pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels. The left-hander had posted a photo of himself and teammates in cowboy hats for their weeklong trip to Texas, where he was set to start on the Fourth of July holiday. Skaggs died Monday, when the 27-year-old pitcher was found unresponsive in his Texas hotel room, stunning the Major Le ...

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Legion FC falls at Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Birmingham Legion FC dropped a tough match at Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC 4-1 on Saturday night to reach the midpoint of the inaugural USL Championship season. Pittsburgh started the match on the front foot, with Steevan Dos Santos scoring the match’s first goal in the 13’ minute on a breakaway. Then the home side’s Kevin Kerr-Robbie Mertz connection put in two more, as Kerr swung in two cro ...

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2019 Huskies football schedule

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Huskies football will open the season this year by hosting Pinson Valley on August 23. The Indians have won the 6A state title two years in a row. [caption id="attachment_82491" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of TCS[/caption] Overall, the Huskies will play five regular season games at home and five on the road. Coach Josh Floyd's team wil ...

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2 Italian cities chosen to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games. International Olympic Committee members voted 47-34 for the long-favored Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are from Sweden that also included a bobsled track in Latvia. Milan-Cortina's jubilant delegation broke into chants of "Itali ...

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Trussville Parks and Rec hosts 2019 BPA Gunslinger World Series

By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Parks and Recreation Department hosted the 2019 BPA Gunslingers World Series from June 13-June 16. [caption id="attachment_82150" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Trussville Parks and Rec[/caption] The world series features several local teams and even three teams from out of state. In all, 63 teams participated in the event at the ...

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Hewitt-Trussville baseball player commits to Alabama State University

By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor Hewitt-Trussville baseball player Kerrigan Edmonson was pleased to announce that he has committed to attend and play baseball for Alabama State University. The university, located in Montgomery, is a good fit for the star athlete. “I decided to commit with Alabama State because it is fairly close to home and I have a lot of family members and a lot of close friends that live ...

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Legion settles for a draw against Hartford Athletic

BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham Legion FC tied against Hartford Athletic 2-2 at BBVA Field on June 22. After an early goal from Hartford, #9 Chandler Hoffman bagged his first home goal in his hometown, bringing Legion FC level with a stellar effort into the top left corner from outside the box in the 31’ minute off an assist from #7 Brian Wright. The visitors pulled ahead just before the half to go into the break u ...

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