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July

01
Giménez homer in 9th gives Guardians 5-3 win over Twins

Andrés Giménez watched his home run clear the center-field fence, kissed his bat and then flipped it while turning toward Minnesota’s stunned dugout. For the second day in a row, the Cleveland Guardians won a match they probably should have lost and handed the Twins another crushing defeat. Giménez blasted a two-run homer in the ninth inning as the Guardians walked off versus the Twins again, beating their AL Central rivals 5-3 on Thursday to take the five-game series and move within one game of first place. When he crossed the plate, Giménez was splashed with water and bubble gum rained down […]

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June

03
Manoah sharp as Blue Jays beat White Sox, win 8th straight

Alek Manoah pitched into the eighth inning, Teoscar Hernández homered and the Toronto Blue Jays extended their winning streak to eight games by defeating the Chicago White Sox 8-3 Thursday. Santiago Espinal had three hits and a season-high three RBI as the surging Blue Jays won for the 12th time in 15 games. Chicago was swept in the three-game series and has lost six of eight. “I’d rather lose having a chance than not, but these are ones that you lose and you get angry,” manager Tony La Russa said. “You don’t get frustrated, you don’t get discouraged, you don’t pout. You just get angry and […]

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May

09
Max Verstappen holds off Charles Leclerc for crucial win in Miami

Max Verstappen caught and passed both Ferraris and held off late pressure from Charles Leclerc to attain the first Miami Grand Prix. Starting third, defending world champion Verstappen bullied his way past the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz at Turn 1 to move up to second before overtaking Leclerc on Lap 9. Verstappen’s Red Bull had looked set for a routine win from there until Lando Norris’ McLaren was spun out of the race by Pierre Gasly, prompting a safety car in the closing stages. That brought Leclerc right back onto his tail, but Verstappen drove faultlessly to stay ahead, cutting […]

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April

26
Cincinnati Reds snap 11-game losing streak behind Nick Lodolo’s first major league win

The Reds ended an 11-game losing streak, their longest in six years, jumping to a first-inning lead and defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Sunday as former first-round draft pick Nick Lodolo got his first major league victory. Colin Moran drove in two runs for the Reds, who had been 0-4 at home this year and had not won anywhere since April 10 at World Series champion Atlanta. Cincinnati had been outscored 68-20 during the skid. “There was a lot of celebration going on today,” Reds manager David Bell said. “It was obviously a big win. You could kind of see it weighing on guys, really […]

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April

21
Royals bullpen backs up Daniel Lynch in 2-0 win over Twins

Daniel Lynch was pitching so well into the sixth inning Wednesday night that Royals manager Mike Matheny would’ve left him in the game versus Minnesota had the Kansas City offense provided a little more support. Two runs turned out to be plenty for Matheny’s bullpen, though. Four relievers followed Lynch, each delivering a shutout frame, and the Royals held on for a 2-0 triumph over the Twins on a dreary night at Kauffman Stadium that saw fewer than 9,000 fans walk through the gates. “Just that great mix of pitching, bullpen and defense is everything you could want,” Matheny said. Lynch […]

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April

08
Norman Powell leads Clippers to win in return from injury, says LA can be ‘really dangerous’ in postseason

After scoring a game-high 24 points in his first outing alongside Paul George, Norman Powell thinks the LA Clippers can be a potential headache for adversaries if they get out of the play-in next week. Powell returned Wednesday after missing nearly two months because of a fractured bone in his left foot and hit his first six shots to help the Clippers build a 39-point lead before holding on for a 113-109 victory over the Phoenix Suns at Crypto.com Arena. His return came just three matches before the Clippers are set to play in next week’s play-in as the eighth-placed team in the West. “I think we can be […]

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January

31
Robson Conceicao dominates Xavier Martinez, targets rematch against Oscar Valdez

When Robson Conceicao challenged Oscar Valdez for a 130-pound title in September, he wilted down the stretch in a controversial decision loss. In his first bout since the first pro defeat of his career, Conceicao fought far more aggressively and dominated en route to a unanimous-decision triumph over Xavier Martinez on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The judges scored the bout 98-92, 99-91 and 100-90. With the impressive performance in the 10-round ESPN main event, Conceicao (17-1, 8 KOs), 33, set himself up for another title opportunity at 130 pounds. “I was able to be dominant this evening because I put […]

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January

10
Doncic has triple-double, Mavericks beat Bulls 113-99

Luka Doncic had 22 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists for his third triple-double of the season as the Dallas Mavericks defeated Chicago 113-99 on Sunday night for their season-best sixth consecutive win while snapping the Bulls’ nine-game winning streak. Josh Green and Maxi Kleber had season highs with 18 points each for Dallas. It was a career high for Green, who scored nine in the fourth quarter, and Kleber tied a career high hitting six shots behind the arc. Jalen Brunson added 17 points, Dorian Finney-Smith had 12 and Dwight Powell 10. The Mavericks’ streak is their longest since also winning six consecutive in March-April 2016. Looking for the best online […]

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November

30
Smile Happy Gives McPeek Another Kentucky Jockey Club Win

The horse that brought Kenny McPeek to the winner’s circle for the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs was not the one that most fans would have expected. Instead of Tiz the Bomb, who scratched out of the G2 stakes earlier Saturday, it was Smile Happy, a son of Runhappy, who gave McPeek his third victory in the early prep race for the 2022 Kentucky Derby. In a field scratched down from 14 to 11, Smile Happy broke from post eight, taking up position in fifth around the first turn and onto the backstretch. Setting early fractions of […]

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November

29
Phoenix Suns defeat Brooklyn Nets for 16th consecutive win, 1 win away from tying team mark

Moments after winning their 16th consecutive game, the Phoenix Suns could be heard clapping and shouting in celebration of their latest triumph on their way into the visitor’s locker room at Barclays Center. “We run New York!” one member of the Suns team could be heard shouting in the hallway. The Suns (17-3) completed a road sweep of the New York teams on back-to-back nights and moved within one win of matching their franchise’s longest winning streak with a 113-107 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. The victory came one night after the Suns beat the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Now Phoenix will try […]

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