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Why a convicted child molester is likely to be chosen in the MLB draft

Why a convicted child molester is likely to be chosen in the MLB draft

on June 6, 2018, 5:29 AM / in Baseball

Jeff Passan MLB columnist  |  Yahoo Sports Sometime over the next 48 hours, a Major League Baseball team is almost certain to ask a convicted, admitted child molester to play in its organization. It’s likeliest to happen Tuesday, during Rounds 3 through 10 of the MLB draft, or perhaps Wednesday, over the draft’s final 30 rounds. And on the off-chance that the handful […]

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Weathers picked No. 7 by San Diego

Weathers picked No. 7 by San Diego

on June 5, 2018, 9:20 AM / in Baseball

By MAURICE PATTON  |   Columbia Daily Herald  Ryan Weathers became the highest drafted player out of the Tennessee high school ranks in more than 40 years Monday night, as the Loretto left-hander was selected with the seventh overall pick in the opening round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the San Diego Padres. Weathers, a Vanderbilt signee, is the […]

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Truex pulls away to win at Pocono Raceway

on June 4, 2018, 7:21 AM / in NASCAR

By DAN GELSTON  |  The Associated Press LONG POND, Pa. — Martin Truex Jr. pulled away off a restart with seven laps left to win the NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday and thrust himself back into the championship picture. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick had turned the season into a two-driver show, winning nine of the first 13 […]

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Warriors win Game 1 of NBA Finals despite LeBron James’ 51 points

on June 1, 2018, 7:37 AM / in Basketball

LeBron James scored a playoff career-high 51 points but his Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday. The Warriors won 124-114 in overtime, kicking off the fourth straight Cavs-Warriors championship battle. Stephen Curry scored 29 points for the Warriors. Kevin Durant added 26, and Klay Thomson 24. Cleveland […]

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Small-town kid named nation’s best

Small-town kid named nation’s best

on June 1, 2018, 6:39 AM / in Baseball, State News

By MAURICE PATTON | Columbia Daily Herald LORETTO — Ryan Weathers went from perplexed to pleasantly surprised in a split-second Thursday. Lured back to school, the recent Loretto graduate was drawn outside when he was told his truck was being towed — only to be greeted with the trophy recognizing him as the Gatorade national high school baseball player of […]

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LeBron James scores 35 as Cavs advance to NBA Finals

LeBron James scores 35 as Cavs advance to NBA Finals

on May 28, 2018, 6:02 AM / in Basketball

LeBron James on Sunday scored 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 victory over the Boston Celtics to send his team to the NBA Finals. James has been in the finals every year since 2011 — four with Miami, and now four straight with Cleveland. This might be his weakest supporting cast year. He […]

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Kyle Busch wins Coca-Cola 600, led most of the way

on May 28, 2018, 5:59 AM / in NASCAR

Associated Press Kyle Busch led 377 of 400 laps in a dominating Coca-Cola 600 run at Charlotte Motor Speedway to finally break through with a points-race victory at the only NASCAR Cup track that had eluded him. Busch started on the pole, won every stage in the circuit’s longest race and left everyone else in the field fighting for second […]

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French Open 2018: Alexander Zverev cruises into second round

French Open 2018: Alexander Zverev cruises into second round

on May 27, 2018, 8:45 PM / in Tennis

Germany’s Alexander Zverev cruised into the second round of the French Open with a straight sets victory over unseeded Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis. The 21-year-old second seed needed only an hour and 11 minutes to prevail 6-1 6-1 6-2 against the world number 92. Zverev is looking for his first Grand Slam trophy having won eight singles titles on the ATP […]

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New NFL policy: Teams to be fined if players kneel during anthem

New NFL policy: Teams to be fined if players kneel during anthem

on May 24, 2018, 6:35 AM / in Football, National News

NBC News   |   by Erik Ortiz The National Football League announced Wednesday that all players who are on the field when the national anthem is heard before a game must stand — or they can choose to remain in the locker room without penalty. Teams will be subject to a fine if a player disobeys, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said at […]

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Italian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Alexander Zverev to win Rome title for an eighth time

Italian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Alexander Zverev to win Rome title for an eighth time

on May 21, 2018, 8:08 AM / in Tennis

Rafael Nadal survived a stunning fightback from Alexander Zverev to win a record eighth Italian Open. Nadal cruised to the first set before defending champion Zverev won nine of the next 11 games to take the second set 6-1 and lead 3-1 in the decider. But the Spaniard turned the match around following a lengthy rain delay and closed out […]

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Italian Open: Kyle Edmund loses to Alexander Zverev, Juan Martin Del Potro injured, Rafael Nadal wins

Italian Open: Kyle Edmund loses to Alexander Zverev, Juan Martin Del Potro injured, Rafael Nadal wins

on May 18, 2018, 6:01 AM / in Tennis

BBC British number one Kyle Edmund saved seven match points before eventually losing to rising German star Alexander Zverev in the Italian Open last 16. Edmund, who moved into the world’s top 20 this week, lost 7-5 7-6 (13-11) to the 21-year-old third seed. World number six Juan Martin del Potro has suffered an injury scare, retiring from his match […]

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Stan Wawrinka beaten on return from injury at Italian Open

Stan Wawrinka beaten on return from injury at Italian Open

on May 14, 2018, 7:53 AM / in Sports, Tennis

(BBC) Stan Wawrinka was beaten 6-4 6-4 in the first round of the Italian Open on his return from injury. The Swiss three-time Grand Slam champion lost to 55th-ranked American Steve Johnson on the clay in Rome. The 33-year-old sat out the second half of 2017 after knee surgery following his first-round exit at Wimbledon and has not competed since […]

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Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev defeats Dominic Thiem for third Masters title

Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev defeats Dominic Thiem for third Masters title

on May 14, 2018, 7:51 AM / in Sports, Tennis

(BBC) World number three Alexander Zverev won his third Masters title by beating Dominic Thiem in the final of the Madrid Open. The 21-year-old German, who did not drop a set in the tournament, broke early in both sets to win 6-4 6-4. Austrian world number seven Thiem, who reached the final last year, had beaten Rafael Nadal on his way to […]

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UNC No Longer Pursuing Sacha Killeya-Jones

UNC No Longer Pursuing Sacha Killeya-Jones

on May 13, 2018, 5:52 AM / in Basketball, Sports

By BEN SHERMAN  |   Inside Carolina Sacha Killeya-Jones will not be transferring to North Carolina. Multiple sources confirmed to Inside Carolina on Saturday that the Tar Heels are no longer pursuing the 6-10 Kentucky transfer. Killeya-Jones took visits to N.C. State and Wake Forest this past week, per a source, and had been aiming to visit UNC – until the Tar […]

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Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev to face Dominic Thiem in final From the sectionTennis Share this page

Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev to face Dominic Thiem in final From the sectionTennis Share this page

on May 13, 2018, 5:45 AM / in Sports, Tennis

Alexander Zverev will face Dominic Thiem in Sunday’s final at the Madrid Open. Zverev, the world number three from Germany, eased past Canada’s Denis Shapovalov 6-4 6-1. Earlier, Austrian Thiem, who is chasing his first Masters title, beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4 6-2. Thiem, the 24-year-old fifth seed, had ended Rafael Nadal’s 21-match unbeaten run on clay in the quarter-finals. […]

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NBA hopeful’s mom likens NCAA to slavery; Condoleezza Rice defends planned reforms

NBA hopeful’s mom likens NCAA to slavery; Condoleezza Rice defends planned reforms

on May 10, 2018, 6:30 AM / in Basketball, National News

(Editor’s Notes) Rules normally exist for the protection of the innocent or at least that was what I thought until I delved into the law and politics. Now, it shadows its former self and both sides look to gain something that neither deserve. Originally The NCAA — college sports’ regulatory body — had long maintained that compensating players would undermine its […]

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Sean Manaea throws seventh no-hitter in Oakland A’s history

Sean Manaea throws seventh no-hitter in Oakland A’s history

on April 22, 2018, 6:37 AM / in Baseball

By Susan Slusser  |  SF Gate Sean Manaea didn’t just throw a no-hitter Saturday, the seventh in Oakland history and the A’s first since Dallas Braden’s perfect game in 2010. Manaea did so against a Red Sox team that came into the Coliseum winners of 17 of their previous 18 games and averaging more than six runs a game. Better still, […]

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Penny Hardaway, Memphis chase nation’s top recruits as college hoops evaluation period begins

Penny Hardaway, Memphis chase nation’s top recruits as college hoops evaluation period begins

on April 21, 2018, 6:48 AM / in Basketball, State News

Mark Giannotto, USA TODAY NETWORK Memphis men’s basketball coach Penny Hardaway will walk into a large gym full of top Division-I basketball prospects Friday evening a few miles from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and look across the court at where he used to be. Hardaway spent the better of a decade attending recruiting events on Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League with Team […]

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Former NFL player’s 1952 Mantle card sells for $2.88 million

on April 21, 2018, 6:19 AM / in National News, Sports

DALLAS (AP) — A Mickey Mantle baseball card from 1952 was sold at auction for $2.88 million, falling just short of setting a record. The card, sold by former NFL lineman Evan Mathis through Heritage Auctions, earned the second-highest figure for a card at an auction, trailing only the $3.12 million paid for a 1909 Honus Wagner card two years ago. Issued […]

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Villanova Wins National Title

Villanova Wins National Title

on April 3, 2018, 8:17 AM / in Basketball

Villanova blew out Michigan 79-62 to win its second NCAA men’s basketball championship in three years on Monday night. Villanova’s sixth man, sophomore guard Donte DiVincenzo, gave the Wildcats a scoring boost with an 18-point barrage in the first half. He finished with a career-high 31 points, a title-game record, after averaging 13 points on the season. When Michigan threatened […]

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