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How Ippei Mizuhara descended into a sports betting nightmare

Texts included in a federal complaint depict Ippei Mizuhara's apparent descent into a sports betting addiction and the bookie who kept extending him credit.

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WHAT WE'VE SEEN SO FAR

Power Rankings: A new No. 1 and a shake-up in the top 10

We're two weeks into the season, and three teams have ridden hot starts all the way into our top 10. Can they keep it up?

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MLB SCOREBOARD

A ROYALS DRUBBING

Bobby Witt Jr. hurdled by teammate, still gets the out at first

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Royals tally 9 runs in blistering first inning

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GREATEST ABILITY IS AVAILABILITY

'That’s my job, I’m gonna do it': The MLB players who play all 162 games -- and why it matters

In an era of load management across sports, these major leaguers still believe that the greatest ability is availability.

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MOST UNHITTABLE PITCHERS

Ace rankings: How insiders view the top starting pitchers -- both healthy and injured

Who are the most unhittable pitchers in baseball right now? We asked around the industry to find out.

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Pitching injuries are out of control -- and it's time to take action

Another week, another round of injured aces. Baseball must come together to solve the problem NOW.

BASEBALL'S NEXT BIG THING

How good is he? Why now? What you need to know for Jackson Holliday's MLB debut

We get you up to speed as baseball's next big thing joins the Orioles' major league roster.

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Holliday drives in his first MLB run

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CONFUSING CALLS

Explaining why the Phillies didn't sign a closer -- and 29 other baffling MLB decisions

Every fan base wants a big splash, but they don't always get one. We look for the, um, logic behind every front office's non-moves.

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