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The NY Yankees and crosstown rival Mets are going in completely different directions this season, the Yankees almost certainly playoff bound, while the Mets are already planning for next year.

When you have the best record in the major leagues, and on pace to win a franchise record number of regular season games, perhaps it's nitpicking to worry about a blown save by your team's all star closer, especially when you win the game in extra innings anyway.

After a four game sweep at the hands of the Red Sox, the NY Yankees found the Sox of a different color to be a less formidable opponent.

If there's one team in Major League Baseball this year that's separating itself from the rest of the pack, it's the Tampa Bay Rays, and it's not because of where they are in the standings.

Sharessa Guiterrez swims while her support crew sits in a boat with her name on the side.
John Dillon / VPR

An international border divides Lake Memphremagog in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. And for the last seven summers, a group of marathon swimmers have challenged that border and themselves.

The adage that slow and steady wins the race seems pretty apt for the first ever major championship won yesterday at the British Open by Francesco Molinari.

Jasmine Bazinet-Phillips stickhandles in hockey gear on a rink surface while another player watches
Jasmine Bazinet-Phillips, Courtesy

Among the teams participating in this weekend's 11th annual Hockey Fights MS Vermont Tournament is the Brown Bears — a hockey team from out of state that's made up almost entirely of women of color.

It was the longest at-bat of the game, and when it was over, the Boston Red Sox were on their way to extending the longest current winning streak in the major leagues.

I owe an apology to any Baltimore Orioles fans out there, and a thank you to the O's themselves.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello throws during the first inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, July 8, 2018.
Charlie Riedel / AP

It's been an unpredictable baseball season so far this summer, with the Red Sox and Yankees battling for first place and new measures to speed up the pace of play. Vermont Edition's catches up with the the baseball season from the big leagues to up-and-coming college players with the Vermont Mountaineers.

Vermonters competing in the Special Olympics USA Games held in Seattle performed brilliantly and have the hardware to show for it. The Special Olympics USA Games offer athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to compete on the national stage.

The Boston Red Sox got out of D.C. with a sweep of the Nationals yesterday in a tight contest won by Boston 3-0 on the strength of starting pitching, and contributions at the plate from a hitter who's struggled this year just to keep his average over .200.

With more empty storefronts than full ones, the 30-year-old Berkshire Mall in Lanesborough, Massachusetts, has seen better days. But near Spencer Gifts and a now-shuttered Hollister, something rather unexpected is alive and well: baseball.

Yet another classic World Cup game was played in Russia yesterday, featuring an astonishing comeback by favored Belgium and a heartbreaking loss for underdogs Japan.

The world's best basketball player is changing uniforms yet again, this time trying on the bright yellow and purple worn by such luminaries of the sport as Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, and Kobe Bryant. 

Lake Champlain Bike Ferry Reopens This Weekend

Jun 29, 2018
Cyclists disembark from a bike ferry in South Hero, Vermont on a blue-sky day.
Wilson Ring / Associated Press

The bike ferry between Colchester and South Hero will reopen today.

They've won the World Cup four times, tied with Italy for second most of any nation. They're the defending world champs. You have to go back to 1938 to find the last time their men's national team failed to make it out of the first round of play. Until now.

Some teams moved on from group play yesterday and even those that did not provided some great entertainment, including a 2-1 win by Saudi Arabia over Egypt, in which the Saudis scored in stoppage time in the 95th minute to gain the victory.

At the World Cup in Russia, the opening round games of group play have been spectacular, with upsets in abundance, none more stunning than the 1-0 victory scored by Mexico over the defending champion Germans.

Two soccer players fight for control of the ball.
Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press

The 2018 World Cup kicked off this week in Russia, and the month-long tournament promises to be a thriller.

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