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Yankees most valuable franchise, Marlins last

Forbes estimates that the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $4.6 billion, up 15 percent from last year’s figure.cheap new nike nfl jerseys The Los Angeles Dodgers are second at $3.3 billion, followed by the World Series champion Boston Red Sox at $3.2 billion, the Chicago Cubs ($3.1 billion), the San Francisco […]

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How worried should the Red Sox be about Chris Sale’s 0-3 start?

Opening Day at Fenway Park began with the good vibes of the World Series ring ceremony, a final celebration of perhaps the greatest team in Boston Red Sox history. Past Red Sox heroes such as David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Curt Schilling and Mike Lowell brought out the team’s four World Series trophies from 2004 onward […]

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Panthers move fast, hire Quenneville as coach

Tallon wasn’t there for those Chicago titles; he was fired less than a year after delivering Quenneville. Now, as the Panthers’ president and general manager, he gets a chance to work with Quenneville again. “Fate is a wonderful thing in my life,” Tallon said. “It’s like a blessing for me. This is a blessing. There […]

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2019 Stanley Cup playoffs: Jets vs. Blues series preview, pick

The Blues were one of 2018-19’s most compelling teams. After a summer of adding several talented forwards, St. Louis stumbled early. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong fired coach Mike Yeo before Thanksgiving, and by Jan. 2, the Blues had the NHL’s worst record. Since then, St. Louis has accumulated more points (65) than any other […]

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Brooklyn gets breathing room in Eastern Conference playoff push

After Kenny Atkinson fulfills his postgame duties, loosens his tie and boards the team plane to Indianapolis, he plans to have a glass of red wine. The head coach of the Brooklyn Nets is cautious not to get too high off a win over the Milwaukee Bucks, but he doesn’t want the accomplishment to pass […]

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Humphries ready to heat up with Hawks after slow burn

Atlanta’s Kent Bazemore stands at the free-throw line ready to shoot the second of his attempts. To his left is Australian rookie Isaac Humphries, making his first NBA appearance fresh off a season in the G-League with the Erie Bayhawks. Bazemore’s attempt careens off the rim, where Humphries’ delicate footwork has him in position to […]

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With high draft pick, 49ers believe they can make defensive line pieces fit

From the looks of it, the San Francisco 49ers have three legitimate options when it comes to who they could take with the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s NFL draft. Provided, of course, that they keep that pick, the players most likely to become Niners are Ohio State end Nick Bosa, Alabama defensive […]

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Eagles finding bargains in over-30 bin, stockpiling picks

Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie rolled out a striking stat at the NFL owners meetings a couple of weeks back, noting that 65 percent of the league is composed of first- to third-year players.china nike nfl jerseys cheap The league is getting younger. Football Outsiders has a metric called snap-weighted age, which shows the […]

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Darling stands by Dykstra allegations; Boyd ‘hurt’

In his new book, “108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game,” which was released Tuesday, Darling writes that Dykstra was “shouting every imaginable and unimaginable insult and expletive in his [Boyd’s] direction — foul, racist, hateful, hurtful stuff” when he was in the on-deck circle before […]

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Real or not? Red Sox’s cautious approach is costing them

The big news from Red Sox nation on Monday was the official announcement of Xander Bogaerts’ six-year, $120 million contract extension that should keep him in Boston through at least 2025 (though there is an opt out after the 2022 season). The bad news from Red Sox nation was another Boston starter having a less-than-stellar […]