2-Minute Drill: Baseball Commish Says Baseballs Haven’t Been Altered


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(Chris Archer has already been tagged for 20 home runs this season, but baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says the baseballs aren’t to blame. Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Pirates)

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred again emphatically denied that Major League Baseball has altered baseballs to generate more offense, amid widespread criticism from some of the sport’s top pitchers.
  • A day after toppling the top seed at Wimbledon, Peters Township’s Alison Riske couldn’t pull off what would’ve been the next-biggest win of her life.
  • Pro Football Focus lists Steelers as 3rd-best offensive line in preseason rankings.
  • Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would prevent the federal government from providing funding for the 2026 FIFA World Cup until the United States Soccer Federation agrees to equal pay for its men’s and women’s national teams.
  • Former Pittsburgh Penguins center Greg Johnson, who spent parts of two seasons with the team in 1997, died Monday in Detroit at age 48, according to multiple reports Tuesday.

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