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IRS Scam Phone Calls Continue; Identifies Five Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when ... Read More »

Yanks score run after challenge overturns call at plate

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The Yankees won a challenge and gained a run against the Royals on Monday night. The final run of New York's four-run seventh came on a sacrifice fly by Brian McCann, but that's not initially how it was ruled. Read More »

Dyson gets call over Cain against lefty Milone

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Royals manager Ned Yost used left-handed-hitting Jarrod Dyson in center field instead of right-handed-hitting Lorenzo Cain on Sunday. Solid reason: Milone has actually been hit better by left-handed batters (.274) than righties (.263) in his career. Read More »

Umps give Yost reprieve after arguing balk call

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Royals manager Ned Yost scampered out onto the field, apparently curious about the balk call on Royals starter Yordano Ventura. But he quickly retreated without saying much or getting an explanation either in Saturday night's 4-1 loss. Read More »

A’s lose replay challenge in seventh vs. Royals

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A's manager Bob Melvin unsuccessfully challenged a safe call on a pickoff attempt in the bottom of the seventh inning of Thursday's game in Kansas City. Read More »

Twins can’t capitalize on overturned call

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After a challenge on a play at first by Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, Eduardo Nunez was ruled safe at first, but was promptly picked off at first base by Royals catcher Salvador Perez. Read More »

Twins lose challenge, Gardy gets ejected

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Twins manager Ron Gardenhire unsuccessfully challenged a play in the third inning of Tuesday's game against the Royals and was ejected by home-plate umpire Ted Barrett for arguing the call after the review. Read More »

White Sox gain on pair of reviews vs. Royals

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The Royals challenged an out call at first on Jarrod Dyson in the fifth inning on Tuesday night and that play was ruled to stand, while the White Sox successfully challenged an out call at second base involving Alexei Ramirez that was overturned. Read More »

Flowers’ foul ball confirmed by umpires’ review

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Tyler Flowers' drive down the left-field line originally looked as if it would stay fair for his sixth home run, but the ball curved around the foul pole and was ruled foul by third-base umpire Mike Muchlinski. That call was confirmed after a crew chie... Read More »

Yost: Interference was umpires’ judgment call

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The disputed interference call against Lorenzo Cain finally got a video assessment by Royals manager Ned Yost on Saturday. "It was close," Yost said. "The four magic words: 'In the umpire's judgment.'" Read More »

Scoring chance lost on interference call

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Was it batter's interference? The batter, Lorenzo Cain, didn't think so. But the plate umpire did, and it's his opinion that counted. The result was that a splendid scoring opportunity was squelched in the eighth inning of the Royals' 2-1 loss to the T... Read More »

Twins’ challenge overturns out call vs. Royals

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Twins manager Ron Gardenhire successfully issued a challenge in the fifth inning of Wednesday's 4-0 loss to the Royals, as an out call on Sam Fuld's steal attempt was overturned. Read More »

Royals’ challenge nets oveturned call for DP

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The Royals won a third-inning challenge in Sunday's series finale against the Angels and were awarded a double play as replay officials overturned second-base umpire Tim Timmons' call that third baseman Danny Valencia's throw pulled Omar Infante off th... Read More »

Royals gain as safe call on Trout is overturned

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Royals manager Ned Yost won a challenge in the third inning of Friday night's 8-6 win in the series opener when a safe call at first involving the Angels' Mike Trout was overturned after a review. Read More »

Royals unable to reap benefits of challenge

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Talk about a strange ninth inning. An umpire's call was overturned via a challenge, a Royals player was ejected for applauding and the series finale against the Dodgers ended on a "snow cone." Read More »