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Most Important Moments from the First Half of MLB's 2015 Season

From incredible outings to frightening moments, the season has been full of plenty of them.

With the first half of the MLB season completed, it's time to take a look back at some of the key moments from the first few months of action. There have been plenty of memorable moments, ranging from impressive feats to scary moments. After the All Star break, the 30 MLB teams will resume play and make their pushes for the postseason. Here's a look at some of the top moments of the season:

 

Kris Bryant debut

MLB Honors Living Legends at All Star Game

Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, and Johnny Bench received the honors.

As the MLB unveiled the Franchise Four for each team, as voted by the fans, they also honored the four best living players of all time. The fans ultimately decided that those players were Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, and Johnny Bench. See reasons below why they earned this title:

 

Mike Trout Takes Home MVP in All Star Game Win

He becomes the first player to win back-to-back MVP titles at the All Star Game.

With the best stars in the MLB all on the field together in the All Star Game, Mike Trout made his case for the top player in the league. In the game's first at bat against Zack Greinke, who hasn’t allowed a run in 35.2 innings, he launched a home run to opposite field. Not only did the blast give the AL a 1-0 lead, but it also was the last remaining piece of Trout’s career All Star Game cycle.

 

Top 10 Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2015

What are the Big Ten's best non-conference games in '15?
Top 10 Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2015

The College Football Playoff Committee proved the general trend of tougher scheduling last fall. 

 

The Big Ten may not get one team in the Playoff — it could actually end up with two in college football's version of the Final Four. A big reason why that's even possible is Michigan State's non-conference showdown with Oregon.

 

College Football's Top 50 Players for 2015

Ranking college football's top 50 players.
College Football's Top 50 Players for 2015

Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With fall camps underway, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week.

 

Is Brad Kaaya the Miami Hurricanes' Next Star Quarterback?

Sophomore signal-caller is coming off of a record-setting debut
Is Brad Kaaya the Miami Hurricanes' Next Star Quarterback?

Since Ken Dorsey had consecutive top-five Heisman Trophy finishes in 2001 and ‘02, Miami has struggled to find an elite quarterback. Hurricane fans were tantalized at times by the play of Brock Berlin, Jacory Harris and Stephen Morris.

Frank Beamer, Mike London Enter 2015 on Dueling Hot Seats

Coaches in the Commonwealth must produce
Frank Beamer, Mike London Enter 2015 with Dueling Hot Seats

A change in the weather was brewing across the state of Virginia last November, on Black Friday at Virginia Tech’s Lane Stadium. The heat was about to dissipate on Virginia’s Mike London, and be turned up on Tech’s Frank Beamer.

 

Ty Lawson Arrested for Suspicion of Another DUI

The arrest makes it his third alleged DUI, including second this year.

Perhaps Lawless might be a better name. As Denver Nuggets’ point guard Ty Lawson seemed to be destined for a trade during the offseason, he was just arrested last night for allegedly driving under the influence. Off-the-court issues are nothing new to Lawson, who was arrested in January for an alleged DUI. In addition, he had a prior DUI, an alleged case of domestic violence, and another vehicle charge.

 

NFLPA Threatening Broncos and Cowboys with Collusion

If long-term deals are not reached for Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas, the NFLPA will charge the teams with legal action.

As the Broncos and Cowboys near the deadline to sign Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant, respectively, to long-term contracts, the NFLPA has threatened legal action. The Players’ Association, which has been vocally outspoken against with owners and NFL execs in the past, believes that there has been collusion between the two teams.

 

MLB Hits a Home Run With Modified Derby Format

With a new format put in place, the Derby was full of much more excitement.

The MLB listened to its fans and ratings when it realized it needed to make a change to the Home Run Derby. In its basic model, this event should naturally be exciting, given how much people enjoy watching home runs, especially towering moonshots. However, in past years, the 10 out system allowed for batters to take their time. That meant taking pitches and waiting for every single perfect one to swing at. That drags out the event, and people just wants to see the home runs.

 

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