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Mar 15

Marcus Stroman injury update: Blue Jays ace may not be ready for opening day

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Inflammation in Marcus Stroman’s throwing shoulder will delay his spring debut at Blue Jays camp, the team announced Tuesday, and the pitcher indicated he might not be ready for opening day. What were those things that you wish you had known or been better prepared for? My advice would really be about baseball because that’s …

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Mar 13

Ask Jason: On Ronald Acua’s hat, the Phillies’ spending, and my favorite stories

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Remembering Phil Niekro’s final MLB game: Hall of Famer Phil Niekro returned to the Braves for one last game in 1987. It was more than just a farewell; it was closure he’d sought for four years. This was another story that I felt like most baseball fans, even Braves fans, probably didn’t know (or, at …

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Mar 12

Outfielder Odubel Herrera also possesses the potential to swing the offense, albeit with some scary peripherals with his bat.

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Talib was interested in two teams: the Rams, or the Patriots, according to Schefter . He got his wish to reunite with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips in Los Angeles. Phillips spent two years as Talib’s defensive coordinator in Denver. He may have slashed .281/.325/.452 in 2017, but he did so while walking only 5.5 percent …

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Mar 08

Isaiah Thomas denies calling out Kevin Love in heated team meeting

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It’s not fair to blame Thomas for the team’s failures on defense, but it is certainly logical to ask if the team’s regression on defense has something to do with his return. Williams gave Durant a second technical foul late in the fourth quarter as KD was arguing being called for a personal foul. It …

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Mar 07

Francisco Liriano goes 2 scoreless innings in first start for Tigers

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Detroit Tigers left-hander Francisco Liriano threw two scoreless innings against the New York Yankees in his first start with his new team. Liriano allowed one hit, walked two and struck out three in the Tigers’ 7-2 loss Tuesday. Liriano worked out of a two-on, one-out jam in the first by striking out Giancarlo Stanton and …

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Mar 03

Asked about that possibility, Carroll instead offered a scouting report of sorts on Wilson’s hitting with the Yankees.

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Following another run of who’s who among NHL stars, we come to Ryan Spooner at 16th overall this season (2.6). His overall totals are muted due to prolonged injury absence, but Spooner is rolling at even strength this season. He’s on a line with playmaker David Krejci and rookie Jake DeBrusk most of the time, …

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Feb 28

Tough-luck Red Wings ready for Carolina challenge

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The winter of 3-2 continues for the Detroit Red Wings, and it is truly a winter of discontent for them. Detroit coach Jeff Blashill likes to describe NHL games as a race to three, and lately, his team is consistently losing that race. As they prepare for Saturday’s home date against the Carolina Hurricanes, the …

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Feb 27

Australia’s Josh Green shone at Basketball Without Borders

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Crammed in among the hoopla of All-Star weekend is the Basketball Without Borders camp — an initiative created by the NBA in 2001 to feature the top youth players aged 19 years and under from Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa, as selected by the NBA, FIBA and participating federations. Known as an athletic two-guard …

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Feb 24

Memo outlines new hotline to register improper conduct by team, league employees

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In the aftermath of allegations of harassment and violence toward female employees in the Dallas Mavericks organization, the NBA is instituting a confidential hotline for team and league employees to register concerns of improper conduct, according to a memo obtained by ESPN. A Sports Illustrated report described a Mavericks culture of misogyny and predatory sexual …

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Feb 21

The fun of Foles and/or Wentz is just beginning in Philadelphia. Either way, the Eagles are positioned as the big winners.

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The question for Pederson and the Eagles is whether Foles gives them a better chance to win big in their system going forward, with their supporting cast, and whether he might have been rolling the same way with the same opportunity early in 2017. “I told him to take this in, enjoy this moment. I …

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