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September

29
Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash lauds Ben Simmons’ versatility as ‘incredible playmaker’

Coach Steve Nash says he doesn’t care if Ben Simmons “ever shoots a jump shot” for the Brooklyn Nets because of the versatility and unique skill set that he brings to the team. “Very unique,” Nash said of Simmons after the second full practice of training camp on Wednesday. “That’s what makes Ben great. That’s why I don’t care if he ever shoots a jump shot for the Brooklyn Nets. He’s welcome to, but that is not what makes him special and not what we need. He’s a great complement to our team, and he’s an incredible basketball player because of his versatility.” Simmons, […]

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September

28
Acuña homers twice, Braves beat Nationals 8-2 to tie for 1st

Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a pair of solo home runs and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Washington Nationals 8-2 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive win, moving them into a first-place tie in the NL East with the New York Mets. Orlando Arcia also homered and Michael Harris II had a two-run triple for the Braves, who caught the Mets when New York lost 6-4 at home to Miami. Both teams have seven games left, including a head-to-head three-game series starting Friday in Atlanta. With the win, the defending World Series champion Braves (97-58) are guaranteed the No. 2 playoff seed in the National League if they […]

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September

27
Judge held homerless, still at 60, Jays beat Yankees in 10th

Aaron Judge stayed at 60 home runs, one shy of Roger Maris’ American League record, and the New York Yankees’ bid to clinch the AL East stalled when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit an RBI single in the 10th to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 3-2 victory Monday night. Judge led off the game with a single, then struck out twice and walked twice as New York’s winning streak ended at seven. The Yankees would’ve sealed the division with a win. Judge has now gone six matches without a home run. He’ll try again Tuesday night to match the AL mark of 61 set by […]

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September

26
Orlando Magic’s Markelle Fultz out indefinitely with fractured toe, won’t need surgery

Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz is out indefinitely after suffering a fractured left big toe, the team revealed Sunday. The Magic stated Fultz has been placed in a walking boot but will not need surgery. The team did not disclose a timeline for Fultz’s return, but the Orlando Sentinel reported that the former No. 1 overall draft selection likely will miss training camp. Fultz, 24, suffered the injury during a preseason workout, according to the team, which said his “return to play will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation and treatment.” He is the second key backcourt player to suffer an offseason injury for […]

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September

23
Dodgers overcome Gallen’s 13 Ks, rally to beat D-backs 3-2

Max Muncy hit a tying infield single in the ninth inning and pinch-hitter Mookie Betts singled home the winning run, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers edge the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Thursday night for their major league-leading 45th comeback triumph of the season. The Dodgers didn’t take the lead until Arizona starter Zac Gallen left after eight innings. He struck out a career-high 13. Craig Kimbrel (6-6) got the win despite again struggling in the ninth. Christian Walker slammed a 435-foot shot into the left-center field pavilion — his 36th homer overall and sixth against the Dodgers this season — for a 2-1 lead against Kimbrel. Gallen retired the first 11 […]

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September

22
Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball will undergo arthroscopic surgery on left knee in Los Angeles

Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball will undergo an arthroscopic debridement of his left knee and will be reevaluated in four to six weeks, the team revealed on Wednesday. The surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday in Los Angeles — the procedure will take place eight months after an initial knee surgery in January to repair a torn meniscus. Ball has not played in a game since Jan. 14. Before the surgery in January, the team announced a recovery timeline of six to eight weeks, but the discomfort in his left knee has persisted throughout the rehab process whenever he tries to ramp up […]

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September

21
New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge hits 60th home run, one shy of Roger Maris’ AL single-season record

Only five players had hit 60 home runs in a single season in the history of the major leagues — that is, until New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge joined that select club with a solo homer versus the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Judge turned on a sinker from right-hander Wil Crowe leading off the final frame and drove it 430 feet into the left-field bleachers, starting a five-run, ninth-inning rally for a 9-8 win. He took a rare curtain call, forced by his teammates. “I really didn’t want to do it, especially, we’re losing. It’s a solo shot,” he said. “He hit 60 tonight, and it’s […]

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September

20
Red-hot Houston Astros down Tampa Bay Rays, seal fifth AL West crown in past six years

The Houston Astros clinched their fifth American League West title in six years, getting a leadoff home run from Jose Altuve in a 4-0 triumph over the Tampa Bay Rays Monday night. Headed to the postseason for the sixth consecutive season, Houston won for the eighth time in nine games and improved the AL’s best record to 97-51. A major league-best 16-4 (.800) in their last 20 games, the Astros are now assured of a first-round bye in the playoffs. “It never gets old. It’s always fun,” Alex Bregman said of the Astros’ winning yet another division title. “This is why we play the game. We play the […]

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September

19
New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge hits 58th, 59th homers, moves within two of American League record

Yankees star Aaron Judge turned in perhaps the best game of his historic season Sunday, hitting two home runs, a double and a single, driving in four runs and setting himself up to break the American League single-season home run record at home this week. Judge, as he is wont to do, downplayed his individual effort in the Yankees’ 12-8 victory over the Brewers, saying: “We’ve got some big games coming up. That’s really the only thing on my mind right now.” But around the Yankees’ clubhouse, all anyone could do was marvel at the 30-year-old outfielder, whose 59 home runs are two shy of Roger […]

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September

16
Díaz homers in 7th to break tie, Astros beat A’s 5-2

Aledmys Díaz hit a two-run homer, Lance McCullers Jr. had a solid start and the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Thursday night for their fifth consecutive victory. At 94-50, American League-leading Houston’s magic number to clinch a postseason spot is one. The Astros are 13-3 in their last 16 games. Díaz broke a 2-2 tie in seventh inning, roping an 84-mph slider from Joel Payamps (3-6) into the left-field Crawford Boxes. Díaz has 11 homers this season. Houston picked up another run in the seventh when Kyle Tucker singled to score Yordan Alvarez. McCullers had 11 strikeouts — his most since July 29, 2018 — and held […]

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