Archives for: June 23, 2018

Dustin Pedroia injury update: Red Sox’ second baseman will return Friday

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Dustin Pedroia will finally join the Red Sox.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora announced Thursday, Pedroia will be back on the team Friday after missing every game this season recovering from a cartilage restoration procedure in October.

In Pedroia’s absence, Eduardo Nunez and Brock Holt have gotten the majority of playing time, but Nunez is hitting a somewhat disappointing .243 on the year and Holt is batting .194 in 31 at-bats at second base this season.

In Mize, the Tigers would be getting a true, front-of-the-rotation starter who, although likely not reaching the big leagues as quickly as some of his fellow first-round pitchers who will begin their careers in the bullpen, could be a stalwart in Detroit for years to come.

Struggling Orioles slugger Chris Davis will start Friday night in Atlanta, manager Buck Showalter said. Davis hasn’t played since June 11, when an 0-for-5 outing against Boston dropped his batting average to .150. Since then, he’s been working on his swing and mental approach in an effort to turn around his unproductive season.

In addition to activating Rasmus from the DL, the Orioles optioned OF Joey Rickard to Triple-A Norfolk and moved LHP Richard Bleier (latissimus tear) to the 60-day DL. Also, DH Pedro Alvarez cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Norfolk.

Milwaukee, however, plated the game’s only run on a sacrifice fly by Santana two innings later.

Josh Hader pitched two scoreless innings of relief for the Brewers. Corey Knebel entered in the ninth and picked up the save. Milwaukee starter Jhoulys Chacin allowed two hits and struck out six in five innings.

The Diamondbacks opened the season with a 24-11 record. They are now just two games over .500 (25-23). The Brewers move to 30-19 with the win.

Braves (29-18) at Phillies (27-19) 7:05 p.m. ET – The two top teams in the National League East standings will play the rubber match of their three-game series Wednesday. Philadelphia defeated the Braves in the series opener but Atlanta has won three of its last four, including a victory Tuesday. Luiz Gohara is scheduled to start for the Braves while Jake Arrieta will take the mound for the Phillies.

Minnesota lost by seven for the second straight night. The Twins finally broke through in the sixth when Joe Mauer’s one-out double scored Kepler, putting runners on second and third. But Minor retired Eddie Rosario and Dozier on popups, ending the threat.

SN exclusive: Wally Backman says ‘it hurts’ to see what has happened to former Mets teammate Lenny Dykstra

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Back in the 1980s, Lenny Dykstra and Wally Backman ignited the high-flying New York Mets as the 1-2 punch at the top of the batting order. They were fan favorites, nicknamed the Partners in Grime for a hard-nosed style of play that resulted more often than not in soiled uniforms and winning games.
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On the inside of the Eagles’ Super Bowl 52 ring, there is an image of a dog. That image is bears a striking resemblance to the underdog mask Johnson wore during the playoffs after many pundits picked Philadelphia to go out of the postseason early after losing starting quarterback Carson Wentz for the season.

O’DOWD: Yes. I actually don’t feel like there is a doubt it will take on that type of spectacle. You can see it being done at the College World Series, turn it into an event. You open it up to fans, so you could have basically a thousand people at your draft year in an year out. You can do some really, really cool things with your draft because, if prospects have now gotten to the point where you don’t want to sign a major-league free agent and give up the chance to take a shot at an impact guy in the draft, and it’s now held within our industry at a very high level, the importance of this is held at a high level.

First, the coaches want to keep their players healthy. With the offseason hay almost entirely in the barn, coaches could get nervous about exposing players to another round or two of reps. So the coach pulls the plug on the one, two, or even three practices that could get someone hurt.

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Giants’ Brandon Belt to miss 3 weeks after appendectomy

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Brandon Belt will be missing in action until the end of June.
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The Giants first baseman underwent an appendectomy on Friday and was placed on the 10-day disabled list later Saturday with appendicitis, the team announced.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Belt felt ill before Friday’s game against the Phillies and it got progressively worse. Belt was pulled from the game in the third inning and taken to a hospital for further evaluation.

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After enduring a 14-inning marathon Saturday, Joe Maddon opted to rest Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo. The move paid off as the two stars got some R and R and the Cubs still picked up a win.

Cardinals starter Michael Wacha took a no-hitter into the ninth inning, ultimately tossing eight shutout innings in a 5-0 win over the Pirates. Wacha walked two and struck out eight while allowing just one hit to lead off the ninth. He improved to 7-1 with the win.

Eddie Rosario became the first Twins hitter to collect multiple three-home run games in a 7-5 win over the Indians. Rosario, who now has 13 home runs this season, capped the game with a walk-off home run.

Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor went 0 for 4 with a strikeout in a 3-1 loss to the Angels. The 24-year-old slugger lowered his average to.211 after batting just.204 last season.

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Antonio Gates, Chargers Have Discussed Reunion After Hunter Henry Injury

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Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco confirmed Wednesday that the club has reached out to free-agent tight end Antonio Gates after Hunter Henry suffered a season-ending ACL tear last month.
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Obviously, Antonio would be a natural fit, Telesco told 97.3 The Fan in San Diego (h/t the Los Angeles Daily News’ Jack Wang). He’s someone that we have talked to. We’ve talked to his representatives. Sometimes, it’s not just as easy as saying, Womens Bud Dupree Jersey ‘Hey, let’s just bring him back. Let’s go.’

Tate’s absence also created additional opportunities for Jace Billingsley with the offense. The third-year receiver has been practicing with precision, and had a nice catch-and-run on a slant, thanks to a perfectly placed pass from backup quarterback Jake Rudock. 

Cornerback Teez Tabor made a nice break on a target intended for rookie receiver Deontez Alexander and did just enough to break up the pass. Borrowing from teammate Darius Slay, Tabor gave a quick finger wag. 

Alexander bounced back to make the best catch of the practice, seamlessly hauling in a deep ball over his shoulder. 

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman believes stopping the run is one of the three main tenants of winning football. It seems the bigger the body the better for defensive coordinator James Bettcher.

I didn’t wait long, Francis said. I wanted to make sure I could get in here early so I could get the system down, get with Jonathan Casillas Youth Jersey the guys and get an opportunity to be a contributing factor on this defense.

Francis called New York a fantastic market for pursuing some of his interests outside of football, too.

I’m just happy to be here, for real, he said. We’ve got a good room of defensive linemen. We’ve got a great coaching staff who is giving me the opportunity to show what I can do at every spot.

Screwed him up anyway.

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Patriots’ Julian Edelman faces four-game suspension for PED violation, per report

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The New England Patriots might have to wait a little longer to get Julian Edelman back on the field in the regular season.

The wide receiver is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates reported Thursday.

Edelman, 32, missed all of last season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in August. He recorded a career-high 1,106 receiving yards in 2016 and, alongside tight end Rob Gronkowski, has become one of Tom Brady’s most trusted targets.

But that appears to be the next avenue of pursuit for Kaepernick’s legal team, in a case that has only seemed to gain more traction with each passing month.

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Sometimes, with our young guys it feels a little quiet, because they’re all waiting for some older guy that doesn’t exist to step up, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Wednesday. I’m about as old as they come. It might as well be me.

Perhaps the most necessary voice for such a role would belong to third-year quarterback Dak Prescott, who saw his completion percentage drop (from 67.8% to 62.9%) and his interception total rise (from four to 13) last year after his stellar rookie season in 2016.

There are signs that Prescott is growing more comfortable in his role as the team’s franchise quarterback. On Wednesday, he loudly barked at offensive lineman Chaz Green after a penalty during a two-minute drill, one play after receiver Allen Hurns hauled in a deep contested pass down the left sideline.

It wasn’t that Prescott wasn’t vocal before, but now he has no choice but to speak up.

49ers legend Dwight Clark passes away after battle with ALS

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San Francisco 49ers legend Dwight Clark — most famous for his 1982 reception from Joe Montana forever dubbed The Catch— died Monday after a battle with ALS.
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His wife, Kelly Clark, announced the news on Twitter:

Clark was a 10th round draft pick in the 1979 NFL Draft and quickly established himself as one of Montana’s favorite targets. He was a Pro Bowler in 1981 and 1982, and led the league in receptions during a strike-shortened 1982 season.

He showed tremendous courage and dignity in his battle with ALS and we hope there will soon be a cure for this horrendous disease. I will always remember Dwight the way he was — larger than life, handsome, charismatic and the only one who could pull off wearing a fur coat at our Super Bowl parade. He was responsible for Kyle Williams Jersey one of the most iconic plays in NFL history that began our run of Super Bowl championships, but to me, Authentic Garry Gilliam Jersey he will always be an extension of my family. I love him and will miss him terribly. Our hearts and prayers are with his wife Kelly, his children and the entire Clark family.

On the season overall, Tanaka is 7-2 with a 4.58 ERA in 13 starts.

In the corresponding roster move Saturday, the Yankees recalled infielder Ronald Torreyes from Triple-A.Choi’s pinch-hit grand slam lifts Brewers over Phillies

Brewers RHP Brandon Woodruff (2-0, 6.05) faces Phillies RHP Zach Eflin (2-2, 3.74) in Sunday’s finale of the three-game series.New wave of Baby Bombers powering Yankees’ sizzling pace

NEW YORK The brighter the lights, the bigger the stage, the better rookies Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar have been for the New York Yankees.

And the better they’ve been, the better the Yankees believe their team has been overall.

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J.D. Martinez crushes his 21st home run of the year and Jackie Bradley Jr. hits a dinger of his own to help the Red Sox past the White Sox 4-2.

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The Astros go for a four-game sweep with LHP Dallas Keuchel (3-8, 4.13 ERA), who is tied for the major league lead in losses. The 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner pitched seven scoreless innings against Texas in his most recent victory May 13. LHP Matt Moore (1-5, 7.47) is 0-3 in six home starts for the Rangers after an NL-leading 15 losses last year with San Francisco.Judge HR in 8th sends Yankees over slumping Mets 4-3
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After looking completely fooled with an awkward swing to strike out on a high, 93 mph fastball in the third inning, the slugger hit a hanging changeup into Boston’s bullpen, pushing the Red Sox ahead 4-2 in the fifth. It marked a promising return to the lineup after Martinez sat out Friday night’s 1-0 loss to rest his achy back.

I really don’t feel like he’s gotten that hot, as hot as I’ve seen him get, said Price, who played with Martinez in parts of the 2014 and ’15 seasons. He can get hotter.

Jackie Bradley Jr. added a solo shot for Boston, which avoided tying its season-high three-game losing streak. The Red Sox on Friday with ace left-hander Chris Sale on the mound.

That’s what the Twins were looking for, after six sharp innings by Lance Lynn to continue his rebound Joe Namath Womens Jersey from a rough start to his first season with the team. Ryan Pressly (0-1) gave up a double to Martin Maldonado, but he had two outs and two strikes on Kinsler before hanging a curveball that was crushed into the left-field seats .

I probably should’ve gone with another pitch, but it is what it is, Pressly said. I wanted it down.

Upton, Carlos Beltran Authentic Jersey who took Addison Reed deep , has four homers in his last five games. Kinsler has five home runs in his last 10 games, batting .366 over that span.

Even though Kinsler hasn’t had his best year, we still know he’s dangerous, Twins manager Paul Molitor said.

Said Angels manager Mike Scioscia: Hopefully he’s turned the corner.

The Twins haven’t yet.

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MLB trade rumors: Yankees could lose Rangers’ Cole Hamels to surprising NL contender

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With the calendar turning to June, the MLB non-waiver trade deadline is quickly approaching. Between now and July 31st, there will be countless rumors and endless speculation regarding who might go where.
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The Yankees, with the second-best record in baseball (35-17), will be linked to many of those rumors.

Coach Alto walked up to a cheerleader and poked her face asking her if she had gained her ‘freshman 15’ saying she looked like she ‘ate a plate of salt,’ the lawsuit alleged.

Alto also allegedly told a Hispanic cheerleader she couldn’t have straight hair and if she didn’t curl it, Alto said she would find another Latina girl to replace her.

After one game during the 2017 football season, coach Alto entered into the cheerleader’s locker room wielding scissors and slashing hundreds of balloons, which spelled out HTC(Houston Texans Cheerleaders), merely because one cheerleader missed a step during a dance.

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I’m trying to become a legend, year in and year out, Lattimore said after organized team activities Thursday. I’m trying to build on everything I did last year. I’m trying to be 10 times better than what I was last year, then next year I want to be 10 times better than I was this year.

Lattimore’s desire for greatness comes on the heels of a rookie campaign where he led the Saints in interceptions (5) and passes defensed (18), and recorded the seventh-most defensive snaps (754) en route to winning the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year and a Pro Bowl selection.
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Given his contributions on a vastly improved Saints defense last year, it would be difficult to find holes in Lattimore’s game. But the 11th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft quickly points out his detractors.

Womens Houston Texans Jersey There’s still doubters out there, just little Twitter people, Lattimore said with a grin.

Lattimore missed three games in 2017 while dealing with a concussion and an ankle injury, but the offseason months have allowed him to rest and immerse himself in studying film to improve mentally.

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Raiders to Golden Knights: Just win the Stanley Cup, baby

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After the Raiders struck a deal to move to Las Vegas, the owner of the NHL’s Golden Knights didn’t exactly greet them with open arms.

Bill Foley said he thought there were better ways for the city to spend hundreds of millions of dollars than by building a stadium for the Raiders before ending his comments by saying it wasn’t his decision so I welcome them. Foley’s team became the first pro team in the big four sports to call Las Vegas home this year and their season is set to continue on Monday in Game One of the Stanley Cup finals against the Capitals.

He’s listed as a defensive end on the roster. But ask him what position he plays and he grins.

Athlete, he said. Just say athlete.

Absolutely trying to make the Pro Bowl, and have a hell of a year, be All-Pro, Lee recently told I’m not trying to be just some regular linebacker here. I’m trying to be the best, one of the best. That’s why I’m here.

He realizes that his chances of getting to the Pro Bowl will be enhanced if the team is winning more games than the 10 they’ve won over the past two seasons. He also realizes that he needs to generate some (any) statistics in one key category.

I’ve got to get some picks, Lee said. That’s going to be my main focus this year. I definitely had a way better second year. I think I’ve used those first two years to just absorb what I could do better. Now, I can really, really hone in.

The Steelers have not elaborated in detail what Shazier’s surgery entailed nor about his prognosis.

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We’re taking it one day at a time, Vernon Shazier said in an interview with the network. We do not know what tomorrow holds. It’s a [daily] journey we don’t know. But I know God is getting the message.
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Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery Dec. 6 in Pittsburgh, after being transferred by medivac helicopter from Cincinnati, where he was injured in the Steelers’ game against the Bengals.

Ryan had two goals going into the year 鈥?a Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl, Vernon said. He’s been able to check one off the list. He’s hoping to check the next one off.

The impromptu parade around the stable area had a profound effect on the enemy camp. It was best summed up by thoroughbred racing’s Lion in Winter, veteran trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

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Well, I’ll tell you, he said. Around noon, I was feeling pretty good. Then Baffert paraded him around to get to the barn and I looked very closely at him, and I thought, ‘Oh, boy, we are in a lot of trouble.’

John Servis trained Smarty Jones and won this race. He sat the other end of the Preakness spectrum with the longest of long shots in Diamond King. He has been around long enough that he knows a horse like Justify scares him.

Kraft, who has owned the Patriots since 1994, is intimately familiar with NFL decision-making. The 76-year-old billionaire is considered one of the league’s most influential owners. He has served on several major league committees, including the finance committee and the management council executive committee. His franchise鈥攚hich has won five Super Bowls since 2002鈥攈as been viewed as the best in the NFL so far in the 21st century.

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