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Alex Iwobi’s movement and link play essential to Arsenal’s rebuilding process

Football is very good at comparing young footballers to previous greats — there’s a desperation to look for the next Diego Maradona, the next Thierry Henry, the next Cristiano Ronaldo. But what happens when a footballer comes along who doesn’t quite fit an obvious template? Well, the simple answer is that such players’ talents aren’t […]

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Pogba and Griezmann are best friends who bond over video games and NBA. Their rapport is huge for France

On Monday, the first thing Paul Pogba did when he arrived at Clairefontaine, the France training base a 45-minute drive south of Paris, just before noon was knock on Antoine Griezmann’s bedroom door to say hello to his best mate. It wasn’t that far for the Man United midfielder to walk, really. His best friend’s […]

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Will pitchers bring the most heat ever in 2019? Not so fast

The background for the question is that velocity has been going up for as long as we’ve had good measurements for it. That’s true of most other athletic skills we can isolate: In the past century, the marathon record has dropped by nearly an hour, the 100-meter record by about one full second, and the […]

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Agent angry Reds demoted top prospect Senzel

The Cincinnati Reds sent Nick Senzel, their top prospect, to the minor leagues on Friday, and the move didn’t sit well with Senzel’s agent. Senzel is a third baseman who has also seen action at second base and shortstop in the minors. The Reds have been working him in center field this spring while they […]

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Joe Ingles is Utah Jazz’ Iron Man

The Australian has morphed into a real life Iron Man – he hasn’t missed a game since December 16, 2015 and currently leads the league in consecutive games played (293) – and for a franchise that has had to deal with countless injuries to key guys over the past few seasons, Ingles’ durability has been […]

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The sneaker-giveaway trend taking over the NBA

Ever since, some of the league’s biggest names have joined in on the tradition, including Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Donovan Mitchell. Only seventeen of the NBA’s 450 players have their own signature shoe, making the gesture rarified air for young fans while providing an additional spotlight for their All-Star idols’ latest sneakers […]

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Is Dave Gettleman the right man to fix the Giants?

General manager Dave Gettleman doesn’t want to tell you jack. He insists there is a plan, even if he refuses to share the details. It’s an interesting approach to stiff-arm the fan base, but all that will matter in the end is if he gets it right. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see […]

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Andrew Luck’s healthy offseason should scare Colts’ foes

It’s a scary thought for the rest of the NFL, something the Indianapolis Colts have been waiting to spring on their opponents for four years. Andrew Luck finally is getting a full offseason to work on his craft. “I have a great deal of respect of where he has been and where he is now […]

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Orioles name Cobb to start Opening Day

Alex Cobb has been named the Opening Day starter for the Baltimore Orioles, manager Brandon Hyde said Wednesday. Cobb was 5-15 with a 4.90 ERA in 28 starts for the major-league-worst Orioles in 2018.china nike nfl jerseys cheap The right-hander signed with Baltimore last season after spending six seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays. He […]

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Is Estevan Florial ‘a young Bernie Williams’ or a future bust?

When the prospect rankers began unveiling their annual lists of baseball’s best up-and-comers, a common theme emerged regarding one of the New York Yankees’ prized players. Estevan Florial, long considered among the top talents in the Yankees’ farm system, had fallen in the eyes of national prognosticators. Rated by some to be a top-50 prospect […]