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Month: December 2018

Is it really that crazy to think the Mets can win the NL East?

Hey, the New York Mets didn’t hire Brodie Van Wagenen to be just another conventional general manager. They could have gone with the latest 30-something prodigy from Harvard or Yale if they wanted to do that.cheap nike nfl jerseys china (OK, Van Wagenen went to Stanford, the “Harvard of the West” except with a prettier […]

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Daniel Murphy agrees to two-year, $24 million deal with Colorado Rockies

Veteran infielder Daniel Murphy has agreed in principle to a deal with the Colorado Rockies, according to multiple reports. The deal is for two years and $24 million, as first reported by Yahoo Sports. Murphy has spent the bulk of his career at second base, where the Rockies are looking to replace fellow free agent […]

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Warriors confident Klay Thompson will break out of slump soon

Klay Thompson is in the midst of one of the worst shooting slumps of his career, but the Golden State Warriors remain convinced the All-Star swingman will break out of it soon. Thompson set an NBA record by knocking down 14 3-pointers in scoring 52 points in an Oct. 29 victory over the Chicago Bulls, […]

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Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Setting the table for Christmas Day action

They say good things come in threes. The NBA seems to agree. Not only is 3-point volume once again at an all-time high, but we also find events like Saturday’s triple-overtime thriller in the nation’s capital embodying the power of three. A surprisingly wild showdown between the Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards had it all: […]

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Robert Alford says he’s a top-10 CB with room for improvement

“I feel like I’m top 10 [cornerback] in this league,” Alford told ESPN. “Last year, I was doing my thing. Came into this year, I did my thing. At the end of the day, I just have to get back to my style of play and make those plays that the team needs me to […]

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Russell Wilson, Seahawks’ offense need Doug Baldwin back for good

Doug Baldwin was reflecting on what has been the most trying season of his NFL career last week when he made the type of frank acknowledgement that you don’t often hear from a professional athlete. The Seattle Seahawks’ long-time No. 1 receiver quickly answered in the affirmative when asked if the injuries he has dealt […]

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GM touts Mets as NL East favorites as N.Y. introduces another All-Star acquisition

Wilson Ramos had a grip on the New York Mets from the moment he walked into their winter meetings suite in Las Vegas last week. “It was his handshake,” new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen recalled Tuesday at the catcher’s introductory news conference. “As some of you may get to know, this guy has really […]

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Andrew McCutchen acknowledges decline, but looks forward to hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park

Andrew McCutchen returned to his home state to join his third team in less than 12 months, intent on regaining his old hitting stroke. The Philadelphia Phillies introduced their newest outfielder at a news conference Tuesday, a week after giving him a $50 million, three-year contract that includes a team option for 2022 and could […]

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Sorry, Pep: Possession isn’t everything. Just ask Atletico and Dortmund, football’s ‘medieval minimalists’

The final matchday of the UEFA Champions League group stage was a very good one for teams who saw little of the ball, as several sides who had 40 percent or less possession claimed some notable victories. The most striking of those wins came at the Santiago Bernabeu, where CSKA Moscow, who had just 31 […]

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River Plate’s Club World Cup exit the latest low point for declining South American football

Ever since the current format of the FIFA Club World Cup was introduced in 2005, the semifinal stage has been an exercise in torture for South American champions. First, there is almost too much at stake. The most powerful force in the competition is the desire of the Libertadores winners to have a crack at […]

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