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Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez masters of the fading art of long-range shooting

In every Premier League season since 2009-10, there had been at least one goal scored from 35 metres out or beyond. The peak was in 2013-14, when five long-rangers found the back of the net, while the average from 2009-10 through 2017-18 was just under two and a half howitzers per season. The high-water mark […]

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Former Blue Jays 2B Damaso Garcia dies at 63

Former Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Damaso Garcia died Wednesday in the Dominican Republic at the age of 63, his son, Damaso Garcia Jr., told ESPN. Garcia played 11 seasons in the majors and was a two-time All-Star (1984, ’85). He played seven seasons for the Blue Jays and in 1982 won an American League […]

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Astros’ Justin Verlander resumes throwing after groin surgery

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander has resumed throwing as he recovers from March groin surgery. Houston manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Verlander, who had surgery on March 17, is “doing great” and is throwing as he continues his rehabilitation. Verlander dealt with the problem early in spring training. His first start was delayed until […]

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Fantasy NBA players to be most concerned about for next season

This would typically be the time when the regular season would be coming to an end in the NBA, and with it, a fantasy champion would be crowned. As you know, though, this season is anything but typical. While sports fans and fantasy managers alike continue to wait and see if the NBA will return […]

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Shaquille O’Neal credits his NBA success to … MMA?

Shaquille O’Neal is a four-time NBA champion, and he attributes his Hall of Fame success to … mixed martial arts. “MMA is the reason I became a champion,” O’Neal told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on Wednesday. “I always used to practice basketball. It wasn’t enough. Because when I played basketball, it was more wrestling. So when […]

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Sources: Panthers make Christian McCaffrey NFL’s highest-paid RB

Carolina Panthers star Christian McCaffrey is signing a four-year extension, averaging $16 million per year, making him the highest-paid running back in NFL history, sources told ESPN. Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had been the NFL‘s highest-paid running back at $15 million per year. Jets running back Le’Veon Bell now ranks third at $14.1 […]

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Frustrated with fallout from his weekend gathering, Cowboys QB Dak Prescott clarifies, says fewer than 10 people were at house

On the same day Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the organization had communicated with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott after a report of a party on Friday at the quarterback’s house in Prosper, Texas, that would have violated guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic, a frustrated Prescott issued a statement regarding the gathering. […]

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Arsenal ambition doesn’t match Aubameyang’s quality, says Gabon FA president

Pierre Alain Mounguengui, the president of Gabon’s football association (FEGAFOOT), has questioned whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will win the honours that his talent deserves if he remains at Arsenal, and has urged him to “secure a contract with a more ambitious club.” The 30-year-old striker is the reigning equal top scorer in the English Premier League […]

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Man Utd’s Pogba ‘frustrated,’ ready for comeback

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has said that he has been “frustrated” due to his injury problems this season but is ready to return stronger. Pogba, 27, has only made eight appearances in all competitions this season after suffering metatarsal and ankle injuries. He has not played a competitive game since December and was due […]

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Coronavirus, social distancing will change the way we attend games

Wearing a face mask to the ballpark to watch your baseball team? What about hand sanitizer at every aisle that you have to use before going to your seat at an NBA game? Should there be temperature checks when entering the arena? And can fans say goodbye to high-fives, hugging and even group selfies? There […]