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December

01
Toronto Blue Jays hire Don Mattingly as bench coach

Don Mattingly was expecting to spend a summer at home with his family. A call from the Toronto Blue Jays convinced him to get back into baseball. Mattingly, who left his job as Miami Marlins manager at the end of last season, is joining Toronto’s staff as bench coach to manager John Schneider, the team revealed Wednesday. Mattingly stated he’d been contacted by multiple clubs with offers for 2023, but nothing interested him until Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins called to chat. “Just the first conversation, it felt great, honestly,” Mattingly said on a video call Wednesday. “It piqued my interest right away.” […]

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November

15
Seattle Mariners’ Julio Rodriguez named AL Rookie of the Year

Julio Rodriguez grew up in Loma de Cabrera, a small Dominican town of roughly 20,000 located near the Haitian border. Before him, the only prominent baseball player from there was Rafael Furcal, an All-Star shortstop through the 2000s. Rodriguez looked up to Furcal as a kid. He remembers the parade that the city organized for him and all the fanfare that came with it. Now Rodriguez will get one of his own. When the Seattle Mariners’ dynamic young center fielder returns home this offseason, a parade will take place in his honor. It will be a holiday in his hometown. “It’s gonna […]

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November

04
76ers’ James Harden (foot) expected to miss a month

Philadelphia 76ers All-Star guard James Harden has suffered a right foot tendon strain and is expected to miss a month, sources told ESPN. Testing on Thursday in Philadelphia revealed the injury, which Harden sustained in a 121-111 loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Harden has averaged 22 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists in nine games for the Sixers, who are 4-5 to start the season. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! Now without Harden for the next month, Philadelphia enters into a difficult stretch of its calendar. After Friday’s game at home versus the New York Knicks, Philadelphia […]

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October

26
Nets’ Ben Simmons sounds off after fouling out for 2nd time in 3 games

Brooklyn Nets swingman Ben Simmons called several of the whistles he received “bulls—” following a 134-124 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night, noting that “refs make mistakes too.” While Simmons, who fouled out for the second time in three regular-season matches, was frustrated with many calls, the one that drew most of his ire was his sixth foul, called by official J.T. Orr with 3:52 left in the contest. Grizzlies guard Ja Morant slowly let the ball roll up the floor then collected it and stood there waiting for Simmons to make a move. Once Simmons came closer to Morant — who was standing a little over […]

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October

11
Paul George ‘totally fine’ being Clippers’ No. 2 behind Kawhi Leonard

Paul George set aside any ego and made it clear that Kawhi Leonard is the LA Clippers’ No. 1 option and that he is the second star in the All-Star duo’s pecking order. As they enter their fourth season together with championship expectations, George was asked if there are any past championship wing tandems that he and Leonard can use as a potential blueprint. “Yeah, look at the [Miami Heat] wing-wing DWade [Dwyane Wade] and LeBron [James],” George stated Sunday following the Clippers’ 119-117 preseason loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Crypto.com Arena. “I think it just comes down to — listen, Kawhi is the No. 1. And I […]

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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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August

30
Freeman, Dodgers edge Marlins 3-2 in 10 innings

Freddie Freeman drove in the go-ahead run with a grounder in the top of the 10th inning, Chris Martin escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom half and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Monday night. Trea Turner had his 1,000th career hit with an infield single against reliever Huascar Brazoban (0-1) to start the Dodgers 10th, advancing automatic runner Cody Bellinger to third. Freeman hit a grounder to first baseman Charles Leblanc, who got a forceout at second as Bellinger scored. Freeman had two earlier hits and leads the majors with 163. Jon Berti walked to lead off the bottom half against reliever Craig Kimbrel (4-5) and Brian Anderson reached on a fielder’s […]

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August

26
Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren to miss 2022-23 season with foot injury suffered in pro-am basketball game

Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren will miss the 2022-23 season due to a Lisfranc injury to his right foot, the team revealed Thursday. Holmgren, the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft, suffered the injury early in the CrawsOver Pro-Am event while defending LeBron James on a fast break. “Certainly, we are disappointed for Chet, especially given the excitement he had about getting on the floor with his teammates this season,” Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in a statement. “We know Chet has a long career ahead of him within our organization and the Oklahoma City community. One of the things that most […]

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August

23
All-Star Giancarlo Stanton slated to return to New York Yankees’ lineup Thursday in Oakland

A return date for Giancarlo Stanton appears to be set. Prior to Monday’s game against the New York Mets, the Yankees slugger told the media he was aiming to return in time for New York’s series in Oakland against the Athletics on Thursday. Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed the date as Stanton’s tentative return barring any setbacks from his left Achilles tendinitis recovery. Stanton, the MVP of last month’s All-Star Game, is expected to face Luis Severino in live batting practice on Tuesday. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! “Forcing nothing back,” Stanton said when asked if he felt an urgency to […]

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August

17
LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers agree to 2-year, $97.1 million extension that includes 3rd-year player option

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension that contains a player option for the 2024-25 season, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul told ESPN on Wednesday. The extension, which includes a 15% trade kicker, makes James the highest-earning player in NBA history with $532 million in career guaranteed money, surpassing Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant. James is ineligible for a no-trade clause because he agreed on an extension — not a new deal. But the new contract’s starting salary of $46.7 million, the 15% trade kicker and James’ stature as one of history’s great players likely make him a […]

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