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MLB power rankings for July 28

With the trade deadline looming, these Sports Blitz power rankings double as a list of teams who will be buying at the deadline to solidify their title chances. Everyone on the outside is just playing catch-up to teams here, some of whom — like the Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros — have already made their move. As always, these rankings are completely subjective, yet objectively correct.

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Troy Tulowitzki makes the Blue Jays even more dangerous to the Orioles

It’s a head-smacking morning for many Orioles fans as they process the news that Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is bound for the division rival Toronto Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are perhaps the Orioles’ stiffest competition for a wild-card spot this season, and with Tulowitzki aboard, they’ll be that much more formidable in 2016, when the Orioles could be facing a substantial rebuild because...

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Orioles prospect doesn't touch home on go-ahead home run, called out, team loses

If you thought the Orioles’ issues scoring runs this month have been bad, an Orioles minor league affiliate has taken that to a whole new level.

Low-A Delmarva Shorebirds outfielder Elier Levya, a 24-year-old Cuban signed earlier this year, on Sunday hit one out of Augusta’s Lake Olmstead Stadium with a man on and a one-run deficit in the top of the ninth inning, all but assuring the Shorebirds would...

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Harvard analysis gives Ravens 9 percent chance of making playoffs

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and general manager Ozzie Newsome have employed scores of smart people in their organization for years, and have even had a Harvard graduate — center Matt Birk or fullback Kyle Juszczyk — on the field for many of those years. Second-year guard John Urschel is an unabashed smart person.

So what happens when a Harvard analysis of each NFL team’s “core roster” gives the Ravens...

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Ravens unveil team-specific emoji collection

Now you have more than the purple heart emoji to use when discussing the upcoming Ravens season.

The Ravens unveiled a set of team-specific emojis Thursday, one of the first teams in the NFL to do so, allowing fans to efficiently communicate their love for the team without actually using words.

There are purple emojis of all kinds, plus people in Ravens jerseys and jersey numbers of the team stars,...

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Orioles low minors thin, but has intriguing pieces for trade purposes

Though the Orioles keep dropping series and their position entering next week's nonwaiver trade deadline gets more precarious by the day, this is still a team that executive vice president Dan Duquette says will buy at the deadline.

Yesterday, we outlined the trade chips at Triple-A Norfolk and Double-A Bowie, where there are some secondary pieces but nothing to really build a deal around. Still,...

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