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Month: April 2020

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Testimony: MLB official thought Rob Manfred would nix Angel Hernandez World Series assignment

A major league official testified he suggested Angel Hernandez be removed from consideration for the 2015 World Series because he did not think Commissioner Rob Manfred would approve the umpire to work baseball’s premier event. Hernandez sued Major League Baseball in 2017, alleging race discrimination and cited his failure to be assigned to the World […]

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Rangers management feels North Texas could be an MLB hub if and when regular season opens

North Texas has more to offer than just the new Rangers ballpark should MLB decide to start the pandemic-delayed 2020 baseball season with teams grouped together in different regions. Among the different plans looked at by Major League Baseball is to use Texas as a mid-American hub. “Depending upon a variety of the other factors, […]

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Cameroon’s Paul Eboua declares for NBA draft

Cameroonian power forward Paul Eboua has submitted paperwork to the league office to make himself eligible for the 2020 NBA draft, he told ESPN on Saturday. “I have made the decision to declare for the 2020 NBA draft with the full intent to stay in,” Eboua wrote to ESPN. “I would like to thank Pesaro […]

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Sources: Makur Maker entering NBA draft

Agile at nearly 7-foot, Maker caught the attention of NBA teams with his ability to handle the ball in the open court and create shots for himself. The NBA agreed to allow Maker, 19, to be eligible for the 2020 draft class although he was two credits short of graduating with his original 2019 high […]

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49ers veteran Joe Staley retires after 13 seasons

One of the most beloved San Francisco 49ers in recent memory is walking away from the NFL. Longtime Niners left tackle Joe Staley announced his retirement Saturday, noting injury concerns during San Francisco’s Super Bowl run last season. “Last season was a dream to be a part of, having the opportunity to chase a Championship. […]

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Colts select Washington QB Jacob Eason in 4th round of NFL draft

Colts general manager Chris Ballard thinks the brakes should be pumped before trying to anoint Jacob Eason the team’s quarterback of the future. Eason, whom the Colts selected in the fourth round (No. 122 overall) of the NFL draft Saturday, still has to make the team, according to Ballard. “He has talent, but there’s a […]

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Silva talks with Valencia complicated by coronavirus – sources

David Silva is in talks about a return to former club Valencia but a potential deal is being complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, sources have told ESPN. Silva has signalled his intention to leave Manchester City at the end of his contract, which is set to expire on June 30. FIFA have suggested contracts due […]

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Coronavirus: Arsenal players, coaching staff agree 12.5% wage cut

Arsenal have agreed a 12.5% pay cut for 12 months with their playing staff and senior coaches following lengthy discussions over the past two weeks. The wage reduction will come into effect before the end of April and last until March 2021, although the club have vowed to repay the amounts agreed if the team […]

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Ben Simmons hears the talk, but his process is not a public experiment

The first sprung high off the rim, then the ball descended straight back down to the iron, where it bandied about two, three, four times before finally nestling through the strings, coronating Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors as the Game 7 clutch winners, and the Philadelphia 76ers as the disappointing, hard-luck losers of the […]

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Mavs coach Rick Carlisle laughs off awkward cameo in ‘The Last Dance’

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle responded to his brief, not-so-glamorous appearance in the opening episode of ESPN’s “The Last Dance” with a wry bit of self-deprecating humor. “There must have been an exhaustive search to find footage of me actually PLAYING in an NBA playoff game,” Carlisle wrote in a text reply to an inquiry […]

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