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December

08
Djokovic named in Serbia’s ATP Cup squad for Sydney

Novak Djokovic has been named in the Serbian line-up for next January’s ATP Cup team event, raising firm hopes the world No. 1 will play in the Australian Open. Organizers have trumpeted that 18 of the world’s top 20 players will take part in the 16-nation tournament in Sydney from Jan. 1-9, with Djokovic leading the top-seeded Serbians. Djokovic hadn’t publicly committed to defending his Australian Open title at Melbourne Park or revealed his vaccination status, with a mandate that he be double-jabbed to play. While the ATP Cup doesn’t have the same entry criteria, his inclusion for the Open warm-up […]

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December

07
Medina Spirit Collapses, Dies After Santa Anita Workout

This year’s Kentucky Derby first-place finisher Medina Spirit collapsed and died after a workout at Santa Anita Park on Monday morning, the California Horse Racing Board’s Equine Medical Director Jeff Blea confirmed. Trained by Bob Baffert, the 3-year-old son of Protonico had just completed five furlongs in 1:01.40 in his second work since finishing second in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. “I spoke to the attending veterinarian, and when they got to him on the track he had already expired,” stated Dr. Blea, former American Association of Equine Practitioners president, speaking from the AAEP convention in Nashville, Tenn. “Not sure where […]

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December

06
DeMar DeRozan, short-handed Chicago Bulls hand Brooklyn Nets ‘bad, tough loss’

With DeMar DeRozan drawing James Harden and Kevin Durant with him on a drive into the paint, Lonzo Ball was all alone on the right wing as he launched a 3, crouched in anticipation and then turned toward courtside to the fans behind him after drilling a late dagger versus the Brooklyn Nets. Down four rotation players due to health and injuries, the Chicago Bulls kept their surprising start to the season by erasing an 11-point third-quarter deficit to give the Nets a stinging 111-107 loss at Barclays Center on Saturday night. The Bulls (16-8) have won three consecutive games and leave New York having beaten the Knicks at Madison Square Garden and the Nets […]

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December

03
Los Angeles Angels re-sign closer Raisel Iglesias to $58 million deal

Closer Raisel Iglesias agreed to a four-year, $58 million deal Wednesday night to stay with the Los Angeles Angels. He gets $10 million next year and $16 million in each of the following three seasons. Iglesias was outstanding in his first season with the Angels after they got him in a trade with Cincinnati a year ago. The Cuban right-hander had 34 saves while going 7-5 with a 2.57 ERA and 103 strikeouts with only 12 walks in 65 appearances. His 8.58 strikeout-to-walk ratio was the best of his career, and he finished 11th in the AL Cy Young voting while repeatedly going […]

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December

02
Free-agent pitcher Marcus Stroman reaches 3-year deal with Chicago Cubs; contract for $71 million

Marcus Stroman rushed to the airport and caught a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago as soon as he got the word from his agent. The right-hander arrived just in time with a lockout looming, agreeing to a three-year contract that sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan is for $71 million. And the Cubs landed one of the top remaining starting pitchers on the free-agent market on Wednesday. “It’s one of the best franchises in all of sports and fan bases as well, so it’s extremely appealing to me,” Stroman said. “It sells out every single night. To pitch in front of […]

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December

01
Miami Marlins acquire Joey Wendle, send Kameron Misner to Tampa Bay Rays

The Miami Marlins obtained All-Star third baseman Joey Wendle as part of a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. In return, the Rays got back Kameron Misner, a 23-year-old outfield/third base prospect. Wendle spent the past four seasons with Tampa Bay. He had a career-high 11 home runs to go with 54 RBIs and 73 runs scored in 136 games this past season for the AL East champion Rays. Misner, the 35th overall selection in the 2019 draft, split time between Single-A and Double-A in 2021, hitting .253 with 12 home runs, 59 RBIs and 70 runs scored between the two. Looking for the […]

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November

30
Smile Happy Gives McPeek Another Kentucky Jockey Club Win

The horse that brought Kenny McPeek to the winner’s circle for the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs was not the one that most fans would have expected. Instead of Tiz the Bomb, who scratched out of the G2 stakes earlier Saturday, it was Smile Happy, a son of Runhappy, who gave McPeek his third victory in the early prep race for the 2022 Kentucky Derby. In a field scratched down from 14 to 11, Smile Happy broke from post eight, taking up position in fifth around the first turn and onto the backstretch. Setting early fractions of […]

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November

29
Phoenix Suns defeat Brooklyn Nets for 16th consecutive win, 1 win away from tying team mark

Moments after winning their 16th consecutive game, the Phoenix Suns could be heard clapping and shouting in celebration of their latest triumph on their way into the visitor’s locker room at Barclays Center. “We run New York!” one member of the Suns team could be heard shouting in the hallway. The Suns (17-3) completed a road sweep of the New York teams on back-to-back nights and moved within one win of matching their franchise’s longest winning streak with a 113-107 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. The victory came one night after the Suns beat the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Now Phoenix will try […]

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November

26
Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly bringing back Yoshi Tsutsugo on 1-year deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates are bringing back first baseman/outfielder Yoshi Tsutsugo on a one-year contract, $4 million deal, according to multiple reports Wednesday. The deal is pending a physical. Tsutsugo, 29, joined the Pirates in August after being released by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He played well over the final six weeks of the season, hitting .268 with eight home runs and 25 RBIs in 43 games while splitting time between first base, left field and right field. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! Pittsburgh has a pressing need for a right fielder heading into 2022, though Tsutsugo is […]

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November

25
ATP Cup to kick off slate of tuneup tournaments ahead of Australian Open

The ATP Cup team event will kick off the slate of tuneup tournaments ahead of the Australian Open in January. Tennis Australia on Thursday stated the Jan. 1-9 ATP Cup will be held in Sydney and will be followed by the new Sydney Tennis Classic, a combined men’s and women’s event. Team Serbia won the inaugural edition of the ATP Cup in 2020 and Team Russia won the 2021 event in February, when COVID-19 restrictions meant the number of teams was reduced to 12 in Melbourne. The Memorial Drive Tennis Centre in Adelaide will host two weeks of combined men’s […]

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