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August

03
Cleveland Browns’ Jacoby Brissett ‘ready to go’ as starter after Deshaun Watson suspension

Jacoby Brissett stated his past experiences as a backup quarterback have prepared him for the situation in Cleveland, where he’s in line take over for suspended Cleveland Browns starter Deshaun Watson. “It’s been my situation throughout my career,” Brissett said Tuesday. “Nothing that I’m unfamiliar with. Always been ready to go, whenever my number’s called and that’s the case at this point now.” On Monday, disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson suspended Watson for six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy following accusations of sexual misconduct. The NFL Players Association and the league have until 9 a.m. ET Thursday to file a written appeal of […]

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July

29
Bogaerts homers to help Boston salvage split with Guardians

Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Guardians 4-2 on Thursday night for just their fifth victory in 20 games. Guardians starter Triston McKenzie, who had permitted one run total in four previous July starts, took a one-hit shutout into the sixth before putting two on with one out for Bogaerts. The Red Sox shortstop hit an 0-2 slider out to center field to turn a one-run deficit into a 3-1 lead. Boston scored another off McKenzie, who hadn’t allowed an extra-base hit all month, when Franchy Cordero led off the seventh with a double and scored […]

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July

13
Sale works 5 scoreless in debut, Red Sox lose 3-2 to Rays

Chris Sale worked five scoreless innings in his season debut, but the Boston bullpen couldn’t hold a two-run lead in a 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Sale, out all season with a fracture in his right rib cage, permitted three hits with one walk and struck out five. The lefty reached 97 mph on his fastball during a 78-pitch, 53-strike outing. “I felt better as it went on,” Sale said. “Feeling strong in the fourth and fifth inning, that’s nice. I’ll just keep building off of that.” The Red Sox are hoping the 33-year-old Sale can boost their […]

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June

29
LA Clippers’ Steve Ballmer excited for Kawhi Leonard’s expected return, says ‘sky is the limit’ for team

LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer raised his hands up and started rocking back and forth as he started to think about the idea of a healthy Kawhi Leonard returning this upcoming season. After not having Leonard all of last season while he recovered from a torn right ACL, Ballmer stated Tuesday he is “really excited” about the Clippers, suggesting they should be staring at a deep postseason run if they can stay healthy for an entire regular season and postseason for once. “I think the sky is the limit for our team,” he said. “It’ll be our effort, our energy. Of course, you […]

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May

27
Joc Pederson hits 3 home runs, drives in 8 as San Francisco Giants take wild one over New York Mets

Joc Pederson turned a pair of pregame chats with home run king Barry Bonds into the best night of his career. Pederson homered three times and drove in a career-high eight runs, counting a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Francisco Giants outslugged the New York Mets 13-12 on Tuesday in one of the wildest games imaginable. “Just getting knowledge from such a good hitter and the way he thinks about baseball and hitting, it just helped to connect some dots to free my mind up at the plate,” Pederson said. “I’m not ever going to be Barry Bonds; he’s […]

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April

13
No timetable on return of Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic as MRI confirms left calf strain

An MRI on Monday confirmed that Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic suffered a left calf strain in the regular-season finale, the team revealed. No timetable has been set for Doncic’s recovery, but the Mavs have not ruled him out for Saturday afternoon’s Game 1 versus the Utah Jazz. “If he’s able to go out and put on his shoes, then he’s going to go,” coach Jason Kidd said after Tuesday’s practice, when Doncic received treatment. “If he can’t, we’re not going to put him in a situation to jeopardize it and make things worse.” Spencer Dinwiddie will start if Doncic is not available. Dinwiddie has averaged 15.8 […]

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March

22
Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani makes spring mound debut, striking out five and giving up one run

Two-way star Shohei Ohtani had a solid spring training debut on the mound Monday, striking out five while giving up one run over 2⅓ innings for the Los Angeles Angels. Last year’s American League MVP was sharp in the first, getting a called strike on his first pitch to Kansas City’s Kyle Isbel and then earning the strikeout by blowing a high fastball past the left fielder three pitches later. The right-hander retired seven of the 11 hitters he faced. Edward Olivares hit a one-out single and JaCoby Jones was hit by a pitch in the second. The Royals scored their run in the third when Isbel’s […]

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February

11
Brooklyn Nets trade James Harden to Philadelphia 76ers for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond

The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers agreed to a blockbuster trade just hours before Thursday’s deadline, with James Harden and Paul Millsap going to Philadelphia and Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and two first-round draft picks going to Brooklyn, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Brooklyn will receive Philadelphia’s unprotected 2022 first-round pick, with the right to defer it to 2023, as well as a top-8-protected 2027 first-round pick, according to Wojnarowski. That pick would remain top-8 protected in 2028, and will turn into two second-round picks — and $2 million in cash — if it doesn’t convey in either season, sources said. The Nets also are waiving DeAndre’ Bembry to create roster room […]

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January

26
Chicago White Sox announce deal with Cuban slugger Oscar Colas

The Chicago White Sox added another name to their rich Cuban history when they revealed Tuesday they had agreed to a contract with outfielder Oscar Colás. Considered one of the top international free agents, Colás received a $2.7 million signing bonus. The team also announced it had agreed to terms with outfielder Erick Hernández in a deal that included a $1 million bonus. Colás, 23, is from Santiago de Cuba. He bats and throws left-handed and hit .282 with 28 homers and 116 RBIs in 187 games over his foreign league career. Colás also has worked as a pitcher, but Marco Paddy, […]

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January

19
Los Angeles Dodgers promote Brandon Gomes to general manager

Brandon Gomes, a former major league pitcher just six years removed from his playing days, has been named general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a position left vacant since Farhan Zaidi’s departure to the San Francisco Giants. Gomes, 37, has a long history with Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, who initially traded for Gomes when he served as GM of the Tampa Bay Rays in December 2010. Shortly after Gomes retired at the end of the 2016 season, Friedman — two years into his tenure with the Dodgers at that point — hired him as the organization’s pitching performance coordinator. Looking […]

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