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Rob Manfred: Still time for Rays stadium

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday that the potential of the Tampa Bay market makes it worth waiting — to a certain, undefined point anyway — for the Rays to work out a new stadium deal, and he remains optimistic of an agreement.

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Preparations underway at Marlins Park for MLB All-Star Game

Preparations are underway for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. And it isn’t just a game, but a three-day extravaganza with Fan Fest and the Home Run Derby rolled in. For security at the events, metal detectors will be moved outside the building to create a larger security zone.

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New Oakland stadium a numbers game, and A’s say they are winning

The A’s were ready to talk money. With the predictably of a 3-0 fastball, the news was encouraging. According to a study by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, the team’s proposed new stadium — there are three sites under consideration — would stuff the pockets of Oakland residents and businesses to the tune of $3.05 billion over the first decade of facility operations.

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A’s appear to favor Peralta site for new stadium

The A’s search for a new home in Oakland has narrowed to three locations, but the team appears to have strong interest in a 13-acre site near downtown that is now the headquarters of the Peralta Community College District.

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The Atlanta Braves’ stadium will host a college football game in 2018

Kennesaw State and Jacksonville State will play each other in 2018, but the game won’t take place on the traditional gridiron. On Friday, Kennesaw State announced that its game against the Gamecocks next season will be played at SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves that opened in April of this year.