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Steve Gardner

USA TODAY

Virginia, United States

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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
  • Enquirer
  • Detroit Free Press
  • The Courier-Journal
Past:
  • Commercial Appeal
  • El Paso Times
  • The Tennessean
  • KitsapSun
  • Knoxville News Sentinel
  • North Jersey News
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • The News Leader
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Caller.com
  • and more…

Recent articles by Steve:

Crazy early stats are a hallmark of every Major League Baseball season

Over a 162-game season, the Indians' Shane Bieber would be on pace for 445 strikeouts. Who else is off to a hot (or cold) start in the early going? → Read More

Top 200 players in fantasy football for the 2020 NFL season

Running backs dominate the top 10, while the reigning NFL MVP, Ravens QB Lamar Jackson, checks in at No. 10 overall; see full rankings and auction values. → Read More

Yoenis Cespedes not at ballpark as Mets play Braves; team not able to find him

Yoenis Cespedes did not show up to the ballpark for Sunday's game. Team officials say they haven't received "any explanation for his absence." → Read More

Major League Baseball preparing to cut doubleheaders to seven innings

The new seven-inning doubleheader rule would mirror one used in the minor leagues, making it easier for teams to reschedule and play postponed games. → Read More

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says Miami Marlins coronavirus situation no 'nightmare'

Rob Manfred says MLB's testing protocols are working despite the Miami Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak: "We think we can continue to keep people safe." → Read More

Report: Astros ace Justin Verlander out for season with elbow injury

Justin Verlander, 2019 AL Cy Young winner, started Houston Astros' opening game Friday against the Mariners, but his season appears over → Read More

President Trump postpones plans to throw out first pitch at Yankee Stadium

President Donald Trump says "meetings on vaccines, the economy and much else" will keep him from taking the mound Aug. 15 at Yankee Stadium. → Read More

President Trump says he'll throw out first pitch at Yankee Stadium in August

At a White House news conference on MLB's opening day, President Trump revealed he'll take the mound before August 15 Yankees-Red Sox game at Yankee Stadium. → Read More

2020 MLB schedule: The 10 matchups, games and series we want to watch most

Starting with a clash of aces in Washington and going to the final weekend of the regular season, we've highlighted the best games on the 2020 MLB schedule. → Read More

Yankees, Mets rivalry will add emotional chapter next year on 9/11 anniversary

On the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks next year, the New York Yankees and Mets are scheduled to play each other at Citi Field. → Read More

College football 2020: What we know about the upcoming season

The Big Ten and Pac-12 have decided to play football games only within their conferences this fall. Here's the latest on the ACC, SEC and Big 12. → Read More

Players from major professional sports leagues in North America who have opted out of playing 2020 seasons

With sports looking to get started again in July, here's a list of players who have decided not to participate when their sports begin or resume. → Read More

#FreeWoj: LeBron James shows support for suspended ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski

Lakers star sends out tweet with hashtag #FreeWOJ after ESPN NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski was reportedly suspended over profane email. → Read More

FedEx requests nickname change for Washington's NFL team

Delivery giant FedEx, the title sponsor for NFL team's stadium, joins other advertisers in requesting Washington change its nickname. → Read More

Ken Griffey Jr.'s generational talent shines in new MLB Network documentary

In MLB Network's "Junior," coaches, teammates and even athletes from other sports gush over Ken Griffey Jr.'s talent and his Hall of Fame career. → Read More

Redskins coach Ron Rivera says name change for 2020 season would be 'awesome'

Washington's new coach optimistic NFL team could change its nickname before the start of the 2020 season, says there are two options "I really like." → Read More

CrossFit CEO's comment on George Floyd stirs outrage in community

Reebok is ending its partnership agreement with CrossFit after chairman's remarks about George Floyd protests, while others criticize him. → Read More

LeBron James calls out Fox News host Laura Ingraham for defending Drew Brees: 'Tired of this treatment'

Laura Ingraham told LeBron James "shut up and dribble" in 2018 when he discussed politics. The Fox host said Drew Brees "is allowed to have his view." → Read More

New Orleans Saints' Malcolm Jenkins to teammate Drew Brees: 'You're part of the problem'

New Orleans Saints DB Malcolm Jenkins "can't let this slide" after QB Drew Brees says he doesn't support players kneeling during national anthem. → Read More

Major League Baseball owners considering plan for 50-game regular season, per report

After MLB players proposed an 114-game regular season, ESPN reports owners believe commissioner Rob Manfred could implement a much shorter one. → Read More