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September

22
Ben Simmons won’t report, done with Philadelphia 76ers

In a looming standoff that could have lasting implications for the NBA, Philadelphia 76ers All-Star forward Ben Simmons will not report for the opening of training camp next week and intends to never play another match for the franchise. Simmons, 25, wants a trade out of Philadelphia and told management that he has no plans to wear an NBA uniform again until he’s moved to a new team, sources said. This is setting up a showdown for a Sixers franchise with championship hopes that will be greatly diminished without Simmons on the floor — balancing the likely short-term losses with him sidelined against the […]

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September

03
Paul Millsap agrees to deal with Nets

Paul Millsap has agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, his agent, DeAngelo Simmons, told ESPN on Thursday. Millsap becomes the latest former All-Star to join the Nets over the past few seasons, joining Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Millsap’s four All-Star appearances bring Brooklyn’s total up to 38. For the first time since his second year in the league in 2007-08, Millsap failed to average double figures in scoring last campaign. He averaged just 9.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in 56 matches for the Nuggets. Following a trade for Aaron Gordon in late March, Millsap lost the starting job he had held with Denver […]

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August

23
Mike Trout not giving up on return to Los Angeles Angels this season

Mike Trout says he is still aiming to come back to the Los Angeles Angels’ lineup this campaign despite a lengthy and frustrating recovery from a calf injury that has sidelined him since May 17. The three-time American League MVP said Saturday before a game in Cleveland that he hasn’t given any thought to shutting it down for the year. “I’m just trying to get back,” Trout said. “Obviously, we’re running out of time here, but my main focus is to get back on the field no matter when it is.” The center fielder stated he thought he’d already be back after […]

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July

29
New York Yankees set to acquire Joey Gallo from Texas Rangers for six minor leaguers

The New York Yankees are concluding a deal to acquire outfielder Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Wednesday night. The deal is pending a medical review. The Rangers will get right-handers Glenn Otto and Randy Vasquez, second baseman Ezequiel Duran, shortstop Josh Smith, second baseman/outfielder Trevor Hauver and outfielder Everson Pereira from New York, sources told Passan. Gallo was a late scratch from the Rangers’ lineup ahead of Wednesday night’s game versus the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks, with speculation that a trade was in the works. That proved to be the case, with the Yankees swooping in and acquiring arguably the […]

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July

26
Hernández hits 2 of Toronto’s 5 homers in 10-3 win over Mets

All-Star Teoscar Hernández hit two of Toronto’s five home runs and the Blue Jays defeated New York Mets 10-3 Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak. George Springer, Marcus Semien and Bo Bichette also homered for the Blue Jays, who overtook the San Francisco Giants for the MLB lead with 149 homers. The Giants entered the day with 146. The power outburst came on a day in which Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoya tinkered with the lineup and moved Springer from the middle of the lineup to the leadoff spot and slotted All-Star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at the second slot. “We felt it was time to make […]

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May

31
Mitchell scores 29 points, Jazz beat Grizzlies for 2-1 lead

Donovan Mitchell says he’s working his way back to his All-Star level. To the rest of the Utah Jazz, he looks just like himself. Mitchell scored 10 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and the top-seeded Utah Jazz beat the Memphis Grizzlies 121-111 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series. “Donovan was Donovan down the stretch,” Jazz guard Mike Conley said. This was the second match back for Mitchell, who missed the final 16 games of the regular season and the first game in this series with a sprained right ankle. He was a bit more stoic […]

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April

02
New York Mets and All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor agree to 10-year, $341 million deal

The New York Mets and shortstop Francisco Lindor have agreed to a 10-year, $341 million deal, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Wednesday. Lindor’s deal will be the third largest based on total value in major league history, trailing only the deals for the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout ($426.5 million) and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts ($365 million). The Mets were widely expected to sign Lindor to a long-term extension after getting the four-time All-Star in a blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Indians this offseason. The negotiations became a major storyline during spring training, with new Mets owner Steve Cohen writing on Twitter last week, “What do think Lindor will accept? I’m […]

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March

12
New York Yankees’ Luis Severino throws off mound for 1st time since elbow surgery

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino has thrown off a mound for the first time since Tommy John surgery on Feb. 27, 2020. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the 27-year-old right-hander threw 20 pitches, all fastballs, during a bullpen session Tuesday. “It was a lot of fun for me to get over there on Tuesday morning to be there to see that first one and just to see how he’s moving around,” Boone stated before Thursday’s exhibition game versus Philadelphia in Clearwater. “There’s just a confidence in that he’s kind of exuding in his health, just watching him play catch, the way his […]

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March

03
Philadelphia Phillies’ Odubel Herrera returns for first game since 2019 domestic violence arrest

After playing in his first match with the Philadelphia Phillies since his arrest on domestic violence charges two years ago, Odubel Herrera apologized and vowed he’s a better person. “I feel sorry because I made a big mistake,” Herrera stated Tuesday. “I know some people are not going to forgive me, and I understand that. I spent the last two years earning [my girlfriend’s] trust back and I’m grateful she forgave me. Now, I would like to have the same opportunity with my teammates, our fans and the Phillies family.” The former All-Star center fielder was 1-for-3 with a single and stolen […]

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March

01
Albert Pujols reiterates he’ll decide future after season with Los Angeles Angels

Albert Pujols woke up from a nap last Monday in Arizona to find several hundred messages and missed calls on his phone. While he was sleeping, the Los Angeles Angels slugger’s wife, Deidre, had put up a complimentary Instagram post about her husband that was widely interpreted to mean Pujols had decided to retire after this season, his 21st in the majors. “Hey, that’s the life we’re living on social media,” Pujols stated Saturday with a chuckle. “It’s sad that everybody just had to run with it.” The 41-year-old slugger quickly reiterated what he has been saying for months: He hasn’t decided whether […]

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