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Month: June 2018

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Ilya Kovalchuk picks the Kings: Now what?

Ilya Kovalchuk has made his decision. The 35-year-old signed a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings, with a cap hit of $6.25 million annually.official nfl jerseys cheap The average annual value was something other teams could have offered. But much like with Patrick Marleau’s near-identical free-agent contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs last summer, […]

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Islanders GM: John Tavares ‘has earned every right’ to listen to pitches from other teams

New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello said he’s not discouraged that star center John Tavares will listen to pitches from other NHL teams ahead of unrestricted free agency, rather than re-signing with the team before the process plays out. “I have no disappointment. No discouragement,” Lamoriello said after Day 2 of the NHL draft […]

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Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma says media doesn’t understand his friendly jabs with Lonzo Ball

Kyle Kuzma said he and Lonzo Ball are “all good” and that the two Los Angeles Lakers friends and teammates were just having fun with their back and forth on social media. Kuzma, appearing at the NBA Awards show, was asked what his reaction was to Ball releasing a rap diss track titled “Kylie Kuzma” […]

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James Harden’s MVP highlights the ‘what-ifs’ for both Houston and OKC

The iconic third-quarter 8-0 run and eventual comeback win against the Lakers is now a piece of Thunder lore, showcasing a bit of each player’s personality and skill — a ferocious Russell Westbrook poster, a smooth James Harden 3-pointer off the catch and a now-famous dagger Kevin Durant pull-up jumper — a moment placed in […]

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Pump the brakes on a universal DH, and MLB’s next big thing

There are some debates in baseball that just never go away. To be fair, baseball itself causes some of this by stirring the pot from time to time, and that’s not a bad thing. Anything that generates discussion is good. It shows that people care. People who care watch games and buy tickets. Thus, here […]

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Chris Sale shows he deserves to be part of AL Cy Young discussion

They used to say “Don’t pitch a lefty in Fenway Park.” The Green Monster is so close and gives up so many cheap home runs to right-handed batters and so many cheap doubles off the wall that it will eventually get in your head if you’re a southpaw. Whitey Ford was one of the best […]

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Australia won’t change playing style vs. Peru – Bert van Marwijk

Bert van Marwijk has backed Australia to stay the course and overcome Peru, while also trusting France to hold nothing back against Denmark, as the Socceroos bid to reach the World Cup knockout stage for just the second time. Australia face an “emotional” Peru in Sochi on Tuesday, knowing they must win to have any […]

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Ajax take responsibility for ‘inadequate’ Abdelhak Nouri treatment

Ajax have admitted to providing “inadequate” on-field medical treatment for Abdelhak Nouri after the former midfielder collapsed during a preseason friendly last year, the Dutch club’s general manager Edwin van der Sar has said. Nouri suffered a cardiac arrest during the match against German club Werder Bremen in July 2017 and despite being revived on […]

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Could Jets flip Teddy Bridgewater for much-needed edge rusher?

As you mention, Ian, it’s a huge need. The problem is that it’s a lot harder to find a pass-rusher than a wide receiver. Two names have emerged in speculation — Shane Ray and Dante Fowler. The reason is because they’re former first-round picks whose fifth-year options weren’t exercised, meaning they will be free agents […]

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Jameis Winston’s expected suspension hurts, but Bucs have backup plan

The Bucs were cautiously optimistic all offseason but knew Winston could face discipline following an investigation into his alleged groping of a female Uber driver, and they secured insurance by re-signing Fitzpatrick in March before he could test free agency. The 14-year veteran, who first signed with the Bucs last offseason, won two of three […]

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