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Red Sox swap catchers, cutting Swihart and calling up León

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The Red Sox now rank dead last in all of Major League Baseball in starter's ERA, sporting a ghastly 7.18 ERA from that group. Blake Swihart was a first round draft pick for the Red Sox back in 2011. However, he has always been regarded as a talented hitter who, given the chance, could develop into a proficient switch hitter that can serve as a valuable asset to any lineup. Read More »

SRH vs CSK: David Warner achieves historic first in Indian Premier League

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SRH and CSK have endured contrasting fortunes over the past one week. Warner perished for an even 50 off 25 balls, but his innings contained 10 boundaries that put the pressure back on the CSK bowlers up front. Chasing down that target, SRH successfully reached there in 16.5 overs after losing four wickets. Shikhar Dhawan stands second in the list with 2518 runs while Kane Williamson comes in at third with 1163. Read More »

Yzerman to be named Red Wings general manager

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Yzerman, 53, spent the last eight years as the general manager and vice president of the Tampa Bay Lightning before resigning from the role in September of 2018 with one year remaining on his contract. The Red Wings finished 32-40-10 this season, 14th in the Eastern Conference and 24 points behind the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard scores 37, Kyle Lowry gets redemption as Raptors roll

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Led by Kawhi's 37 points and a bounce back performance from Kyle Lowry , Toronto took down Orlando 111-82 to tie the series 1-1. As great as the Magic's defence has been through most of this season, and in their Game 1 win, they simply don't have enough offensive fire power to remain competitive without their leading scorer contributing. Read More »

Mohammad Amir dropped from Pakistan's World Cup squad

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He was not part of the 15 named by the PCB on Thursday for the showpiece event. There was no place, however, for either Umar Akmal or Asif Ali , with neither specialist "finishers" included in the side. The World Cup squad include Pakistan World Cup squad include, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hassan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Muhammad Hasnain and Junaid Khan. Read More »

Denver Nuggets: 3 takeaways from Game 2 comeback vs. Spurs

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Midway through the third quarter of Game 2, the Denver Nuggets were staring down an 0-2 first-round National Basketball Association playoff hole against the seasoned, and much more experienced, San Antonio Spurs . While the Nuggets didn't overcome a 31-point deficit like the Clippers did a night earlier in a 135-131 victory to shock the defending champs, Denver did overcome a 19-point deficit with 4:28 remaining in the third to hand coach Gregg Popovich something he doesn't experience ... Read More »

Patriots’ Tom Brady Reacts To Rob Gronkowski Denting Lombardi Trophy

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For now, the franchise has no plans on replacing the dented trophy. Much to his teammates' surprise, Gronk nails it, and there's a hefty dent in the trophy to prove it. Long known for his rambunctious personality, the 29-year-old Gronkowski announced his retirement in late March after nine National Football League seasons. Read More »

Kyrie Irving 'looking forward to challenge' of Game 3 in Indiana

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Tatum proved his capability during last year's Playoffs when he was asked to step up in the absence of an injured Irving. However, the Pacers appeared primed to even the series when Wesley Matthews and Bojan Bogdanovic combined for three 3-pointers in a 70-second spurt, allowing in to retake a 91-89 advantage with 2:16 to go. Read More »

Gary Neville slams 'very poor' Paul Pogba - Champions League 2018

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Just like that, their hosts were out of sight 3-0 on Tuesday and 4-0 on aggregate, the first time United have lost by four or more goals in a two-legged European knockout tie. People are looking for scapegoats and one to blame when everything isn't flawless, and they point their fingers at someone to try to solve a problem, instead of making justice and get the wrongs corrected. Read More »

U&PDATE | Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa wins Boston Marathon - Newswatch

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She is the eighth Ethiopan woman to win the race, and the third in seven years. Brooke-Alvinston's "Marathon Mom" had another impressive run at this year's Boston Marathon . Daniel Romanchuk , 20, became the youngest-ever men's wheelchair champion in Boston, finishing in 1:21:36 for the fastest time ever for an American. Read More »

Folau fights Rugby Australia sacking over anti-gay comments

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But following Folau's latest comments, Rugby Australia made it clear his presence in the sport was no longer tenable, while Wallabies coach Michael Cheika declared that he would not pick the player, who just two weeks ago became the leading try-scorer in Super Rugby. Read More »

Blue Jackets, Islanders complete Stanley Cup sweeps

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Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky had the best postseason of his career, with a.932 save percentage and a 2.01 goals-against average. Not once has their stay lasted just four games . The Lightning lose and the pick is a late second round selection. On the second goal, the original sin was a missed pass from McDonagh to Cernak below the goal line after the won faceoff. Read More »

Prosecutors plan to release Robert Kraft day spa video

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Kraft's legal team had been scrambling to stop the release after the Palm Beach County State Attorney's office surprised the New England Patriots and other defendants Wednesday morning by announcing they would release the video as soon as possible, saying Florida's broad open records laws gave them no other option. Read More »

Focused Klopp urges Liverpool to get job done in Porto

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The feel-good factor is as strong as ever around Liverpool as they continue their pursuit of a league and Champions League double. 'When we play Manchester City, I don't say they have no clue about football or say it's the best team in the world . Read More »

Leicester keen on signing Ajax’s latest Champions League star

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Juventus shares were down 17.7 percent at 1.39 euros at 0730 GMT after plunging almost 21 percent when trading in Milan began. Matthijs de Ligt grabbed the victor as Ajax stunned Juventus to triumph 2-1 in the Allianz Stadium and book a place in the Champions League semi finals for the first time since 1997. Read More »

Patriots Sign WR Demaryius Thomas; Re-Sign DB Jonathan Jones

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Thomas joined Marvin Harrison and Jerry Rice as the only National Football League players with three consecutive 1,400-yard and 10-touchdown seasons from 2012 through the 2014 season. Josh Gordon also could factor into the equation if his indefinite suspension is lifted. Translation: After Edelman, the Patriots really don't have much at the wide receiver position for next season. Read More »

First NFL games at new stadium revealed

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The 2019 NFL regular-season schedule will be released at 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday, April 17, the league has announced . The first will be on October 27 between the reigning NFC champion Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals , followed by an AFC South showdown between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans on November 3. Read More »

Serena and more congratulate Tiger Woods on Masters win

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Combined with an encore presentation, the final round combined for a 11.1 rating, which would be the best for the final round of The Masters since 2010, when Phil Mickelson won and Woods finished tied for fourth as he returned from a scandal that began with him driving into a fire hydrant. Read More »

Seahawks make Wilson top paid in NFL

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The contract makes Wilson the highest-paid player in the National Football League, surpassing Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers . Here are three teams who could possibly meet the Seahawks' demands for Russell Wilson . But as Prescott moves towards the $28 million per season range, one wonders if the Cowboys with their talented youthful roster can find a way to advance deeper in the playoffs than they have for so many years. Read More »

Man United's De Gea has done 'super special preparation' for Messi coach

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But Messi insisted that despite his own luck, Barcelona are worth their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League . "You never know what can happen in football, they [United] have a very good team and they could have caused us problems, so we made sure we were focussed and played with intensity so we would make it through". Read More »

Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov in concussion protocol after absorbing Ovie punches

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Svechnikov, who went to hospital after the fight, will miss the next game (and probably more) with a concussion. "He said our guy challenged him", Brind'Amour said after Monday night's game. So, if that's the case, it's a little different. Brind'Amour said he looks normal but assuming he's out for next game. "But if you watch the video, because I got to watch it, he slashes him twice, Ovie - whack, whack - and then Svech gives it back". Read More »

Leganes 1-1 Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane's side held by neighbours

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Madrid delivered another thoroughly underwhelming performance at Butarque to remain 13 points adrift of Barcelona , with Zinedine Zidane's second reign as coach now delivering three wins, one defeat and a draw. Every player is good and important. "He's now in another chapter in his career and I'm exhausted of repeating myself because we're not going to win anything at the end of this season but we are going to try and finish strongly". Read More »

Man City manager Guardiola: We will beat Tottenham

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The truth is that I only ever spoke to him twice. "We are fighting to be champions back to back". And although they now have both achieved their goals and formed a great relationship on and off the pitch, De Bruyne wasn't so sure of the England global before meeting him. Read More »

Bruins outmuscle Maple Leafs to win Game 2

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Frederik Andersen played another incredible game, but his efforts were wasted by another poor effort from his team. Boston has scored five goals and allowed five. The refereeing of Brad Meier and Trevor Hanson in Game 2 wasn't exactly brilliant, for either the Leafs or the Bruins, and Babcock had an interesting answer when asked whether he was surprised with what was not called during the game. Read More »

Kyrie Irving dedicates Game 1 win to Marcus Smart

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The C's blew the Pacers off the floor from start to finish in the third, outscoring in 26-8. Cory Joseph had 14 points for the Pacers . The 29 points that IN scored IN the second half were its worst of the season. It plagued them in the first half, but by the third quarter it was the Pacers who were turning it over. "We were really playing hard". "They got the momentum and really never let that go". Read More »

Watford vs. Arsenal - Football Match Report

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The 28-year-old solid form this season has prompted plenty of questions about why Arsenal opted to let the midfielder leave The Emirates for nothing rather than tie him down to a new deal. "For example we had dinner, their coaches and with our coaches, one day in St Albans in September". Gracia feels Deeney's challenge did not deserve a straight dismissal which means the club captain will miss games against Huddersfield, Southampton and Wolves. Read More »

76ers Roster & Lineup vs. Nets; Joel Embiid Injury Status, Updates

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The Nets surged back into the game to close out the second quarter , leaving the 76ers with a slim one-point lead despite playing marginally better in the first half than they did at any point in Game 1. The Sixers look their best when Simmons is in attack mode and the Aussie found his way to the basket at will early in this one, forcing the Nets' defence to collapse on him at the basket, but there wasn't much they could do to stop him. Read More »

Several NASCAR teams fail pre-race inspection

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Truex gave Joe Gibbs Racing its sixth victory in nine races this season and won on a track shorter than a mile for the first time in his career. "At the end of the day, we drove up to him and you get bad tight behind people", Bowyer said. Read More »

The Ben Simmons question resurfaces right away in this year’s playoffs

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This season, Embiid is averaging 27.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. The Eastern Conference finals is the goal, and they can't beat the best teams in the East without a healthy Joel Embiid . Ed Davis came of the bench to add 12 points and 16 rebounds in a surprise performance. "We tried to play him in five-minute clumps and maximize that, but even that got the better of him from a pace standpoint". Read More »

Strikers hold key for Man United at Barcelona in Champions League - Solskjaer

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In their first-leg defeat, Manchester United failed to register a single shot on target for the first time in a Champions League game since March 2005 (0-1 against AC Milan). Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku are the two players who are expected to start up front on Tuesday at the Camp Nou and there is a slight possibility that Sanchez is brought on late in the second leg if Solskjaer is planning to throw the kitchen sink at Barcelona . Read More »