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October

11
Cody Bellinger evokes 2019 MVP prowess with 2-run double in Dodgers’ Game 2 win

For a brief, fleeting moment — the amount of time it took Giants reliever Dominic Leone’s sixth-inning fastball to travel from his hand to the plate — Cody Bellinger looked like the guy who was the 2019 National League MVP. Bellinger was balanced and quick, two elements of successful hitting that have eluded him all season. The result was a two-run double to left-center that put the Dodgers ahead 4-1 and set the stage for what became a 9-2 victory in Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Saturday. Bellinger hit .165 with a .542 OPS this season, unfathomably bad numbers for a player who […]

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October

05
Cairo Memories is pointed to Breeders’ Cup after Surfer Girl win

A close third heading into the far turn, Cairo Memories set sail for home leaving the quarter pole and never was threatened through the lane en route to a 2 1/4-length score in Sunday’s $200,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, the 2-year-old filly by Cairo Prince got one mile on turf in 1:34.27 and now will likely start in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Nov. 5 at Del Mar. “She’s been doing everything right,” said trainer Bob Hess Jr. “We were encouraged by the way she broke her maiden and she’s been moving forward in […]

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September

13
Gilbert sharp as Diamondbacks hurt Mariners again in 5-4 win

Tyler Gilbert gave up two hits in another sharp outing, Ketel Marte homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Sunday. Arizona did more damage to the Mariners’ AL wild-card hopes with its second consecutive win, taking the series from a team that was surging just two days ago. Seattle is now three games behind Boston for the second wild-card spot with the Red Sox coming to town Monday for a three-game series. It was the first road series victory for the Diamondbacks since April 23-25 when they took two of three from Atlanta. Asked if he remembered the last road series win, David Peralta paused […]

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September

07
Tell Your Daddy leads gate to wire to win Bernard Baruch

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez sent Tell Your Daddy to the front and the Scat Daddy gelding did not relinquish the lead, posting a gate-to-wire victory by a half length in the Grade 2, $200,000 Bernard Baruch for 3-year-olds and up on Monday, closing day of the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course. The 63rd running of the Bernard Baruch, contested over 1 1/16 miles on the Mellon turf course, saw morning-line favorite and early speed threat En Wye Cee scratch before the race after an early afternoon rainstorm. Tell Your Daddy, who ran second to Flavius going the same distance at Saratoga […]

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August

04
Jackson 1st MLB HR, Neidert 1st win as Marlins edge Mets 5-4

Newly obtained Alex Jackson hit his first career home run, Nick Neidert earned his first big league victory and the Miami Marlins defeated the NL East-leading New York Mets 5-4 Tuesday night. Isan Díaz also homered, Bryan De La Cruz had three hits and Lewis Brinson had two hits and scored twice for the last-place Marlins, who have won the first two of the four-game series. Home plate umpire Stu Scheurwater ejected New York manager Luis Rojas before the bottom of the seventh. The Mets have lost five of six and are 8-11 since the All-Star break. The Mets were limited to five hits by Neidert (1-1) and four relievers. Neidert permitted […]

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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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July

23
Kim earns 5th straight win on birthday, Cards beat Cubs 3-2

Kwang Hyun-Kim earned his fifth consecutive win on his 34th birthday and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Thursday night. Nolan Arenado and Dylan Carlson homered as the Cardinals improved to a game over .500 at 49-48. It’s the Cardinals first winning record since being 36-35 after winning the first game of a doubleheader at Atlanta on June 20. “I don’t think that the goal here is just to finish over .500.” Arenado said. “We’re looking at way more important things, and we’ve just got to continue to compete. We should finish over .500, but we want to get into the playoffs. “This series, […]

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July

21
Freeman, Toussaint spark Braves to 2-1 win over Padres

Freddie Freeman homered off Yu Darvish in the sixth inning, Touki Toussaint permitted one run and three hits in his season debut, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Tuesday night. Toussaint, who missed the first 3½ months rehabbing a right shoulder strain, retired the first seven batters he faced before walking Victor Caratini in the third. He didn’t allow a hit until Manny Machado doubled with one out in the fourth. The Padres tied it 1-all in the fourth when Jake Cronenworth was hit by a pitch, advanced to third on Machado’s double and scored on Tommy Pham’s sacrifice fly. Wil Myers flied out on a broken-bat flare as Toussaint escaped a […]

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July

12
Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon to claim record-tying 20th Grand Slam victory

Novak Djokovic tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by claiming his 20th Grand Slam title Sunday, coming back to defeat Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final. The top-ranked Djokovic earned his third consecutive championship at the All England Club and sixth overall. He adds that to nine titles at the Australian Open, three at the US Open and two at the French Open to equal his two rivals for the most majors won by a man in tennis history. “I have to pay a great tribute to Rafa and Roger,” Djokovic said during the on-court, postmatch interview. “They are legends of […]

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April

22
How The Mathematician Used Science to Win in The Casino

“If you are so smart, why are you so poor?” — this famous phrase stated by the well-known American mathematician Edward Thorp inspired many people to review their approaches to gambling. During his life, this man managed to win big in the casino and then make another $800 million on Wall Street. How did his interest in gambling and math help him to become a millionaire? Let’s figure out. The Guy Who Invented Counting Strategy for Baccarat In 1962, Thorp’s book “Beat the Dealer” on the winning strategies in blackjack made the casino world go wild. With the mathematician Claude […]

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