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January

29
Astros focus on Dusty Baker to be new manager

A great deal of the offseason has focused on the Houston Astros and their sign-stealing scandal. It finally came to a head earlier this month when the team fired manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow. On Tuesday, the Astros chose Dusty Baker as the team’s next manager. During Tuesday’s installment of “Nothing Personal with David Samson,” David Samson weighed in on the decision to hire Baker and why the move was made. “Dusty Baker’s going to be in that dugout and get told what to do by a GM, someone who is his grandson’s age?” Samson asked. “Is that the […]

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January

28
Mavericks´ Dwight Powell has surgery for season ending aquilles injury

Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell underwent surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon, an injury that ended his season. The team said Monday the surgery was performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The 28-year-old Powell could be ready for training camp in early October, although the timetable could be more in line with the start of the regular season. Powell will be off the court for a significant amount of time. He was already ruled out for the rest of this campaign. Powell will also miss all of his summer work. The best-case scenario is he is cleared for […]

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January

27
Raven´s Lamar Jackson named Offensive MVP at Pro Bowl

The AFC beat the NFC 38-33 on Sunday at the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando.  It was the AFC’s fourth consecutive victory in the exhibition showcase.  Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was named the game’s offensive MVP after finishing 16-of-23 for 185 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Not too shabby for the youngest quarterback to ever start in the NFL’s annual all-star showcase Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Calais Campbell (one tackle, one sack, one forced fumble) was named defensive MVP. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Jackson would win the honors, given that he is the […]

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January

24
LeBron has triple-double, Lakers defeat Nets

The Los Angeles Lakers handed the Brooklyn Nets their fifth straight loss by defeating them 128-113 at Barclays Center on Thursday night.  The Lakers led by as many as 10 points in the opening quarter, but Brooklyn climbed back and cut the deficit to 38-35 entering the second. That would be a trend throughout the match. The third quarter saw the Lakers with a 90-77 lead, only for the Nets to put together a 12-2 run and make it a one-possession game once again.  The Lakers were finally able to pull away in the fourth quarter, entering with a 10-point lead and building from there. The […]

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January

23
Mets close to naming Luis Rojas new manager

The New York Mets are nearing an agreement with Luis Rojas to become the club’s new manager, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen informed reporters, including MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo. The Mets had an unexpected opening after the team parted ways with Carlos Beltran in the wake of the Astros sign-stealing scandal last week. The Mets informed Beltran, who was hired by the Mets in November, was out as the club’s manager three days after Beltran was the only player named in the league’s nine-page report summarizing the investigation into the 2017 Astros. Rojas, 38, has managed in the minors throughout the Mets system and was originally set to be the […]

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January

22
Pelicans forward Zion Williamson excited ahead of NBA debut

Zion Williamson’s debut is emerging, with him set to make his long-awaited NBA debut on Wednesday night versus the San Antonio Spurs. The path back to the court hasn’t been easy for the No. 1 overall pick of the 2019 Draft, but he’s ready, at last, to play. “The rehab workouts are long and strenuous,” Williamson said Tuesday. “There were a lot of times where I wanted to punch a wall or kick a chair. It’s frustrating to not be able to move your body the way you want to, especially since I’m 19. It’s been tough, but I battled […]

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January

21
Felix Hernandez gets minor deal with Braves

Felix Hernandez will have a chance to pitch in 2020 after agreeing to a deal with the Atlanta Braves. Per Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the six-time All-Star signed a minor league contract with the Braves and will be able to participate in big league camp as a non-roster invitee. The contract is worth $1 million.  Hernandez spent the first 15 years of his Major League Baseball career with the Seattle Mariners. He signed with the organization as an international free agent out of Venezuela in 2002.  After blazing through the minors, Hernandez became the first teenager to make a start in the big leagues since Jose Rijo […]

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January

20
Astros interview Dusty Baker for managerial opening

Former Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker is in Houston to interview for the Astros’ managerial job opening. Baker told the Houston Chronicle on Thursday that he had not yet been contacted regarding the Astros’ opening. But sometime over the weekend, the team added him to their list. It was confirmed when he landed in Houston on Sunday night and spoke to reporters. “They got a good team,” said Baker, 70. “They’ve always had a good team and I’ve enjoyed watching them to play and it would be a privilege and an honor to be the manager of this team.” The Astros are searching for a manager with a […]

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January

17
Giants make Alyssa Nakken first female coach in MLB history

The San Francisco Giants made a historic transaction on Thursday, hiring Alyssa Nakken as the first female coach in MLB history. She will be an assistant coach to manager Gabe Kapler alongside fellow new hire Mark Hallberg. Nakken, 29, joined the Giants in 2014 as a baseball operations intern. She has worked with the Giants in their draft and player development processes and currently directs the team’s health and wellness initiatives, according to the team. She was a three-time All-Conference selection and four-time Academic All-American while playing first base for Sacramento State’s softball team from 2009-12. She worked as the chief information […]

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January

16
Giants interview Jason Garrett for offensive coordinator position

Jason Garrett is no longer under contract with the Dallas Cowboys, effective Jan. 14, and that frees him up to seek employment elsewhere without Jerry Jones’ permission following the hiring of Mike McCarthy. Granted, the drawn-out and exceedingly awkward divorce from the Cowboys was his idea, but it cost him valuable time in finding a new role as a head coach — given how quickly teams were moving to fill their vacancies. There was still an opportunity he’d secure a role as someone’s head coach in 2020, however, as evidenced by the New York Giants seeking permission from the Cowboys to speak with Garrett prior […]

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