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Daily Archives: 21st February 2018

Gregg Popovich on Kawhi Leonard: 'I'd be surprised if he returns this season'

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich did not sound very optimistic about Kawhi Leonard’s return for the stretch run. Asked about Leonard’s progress during Wednesday’s practice, Popovich said, “I’d be surprised if he returns this season.”  Here is the Popovich comments on Kawhi. Not ready to say he’s out for the season…just would be surprised. So, there’s that … — ...

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Merrifield goes from non-prospect to AL leader in steals

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Nobody saw this coming, not even the Kansas City Royals. Whit Merrifield has gone from an afterthought to the American League stolen base champion. He has gone from more than 2,500 at-bats in the minors to the Kansas City starting second baseman. He began last year with Triple-A Omaha, his eighth straight season to open in the ...

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Heat will reportedly honor victims of Stoneman Douglas shooting with jersey patch

The Miami Heat will honor victims of last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida by wearing patches on their jerseys for the remainder of the season, as first reported by Will Manso of WPLG. The Heat will begin wearing the patches during Friday’s game against the <a href="… NBA Headlines

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The Le'Veon Bell-Steelers showdown, Part II: What you need to know

7:00 AM ET PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell says he and the Pittsburgh Steelers are closer in negotiations than they were a year ago. It’s time to find out just how close. The franchise tag window is here, and if the Steelers use the tag as expected, Bell and the team have the next five months to work out a contract. ...

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Maddux's priority: Help Martinez reach top tier of MLB starters

JUPITER, Fla. — Sixty times last season as Washington’s pitching coach, Mike Maddux enjoyed a front-row seat for two of the best pitchers in baseball, Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. Now, in his first spring as the Cardinals’ pitching coach, Maddux sees a young pitcher ready to join the upper echelon of starters. It’s his job to get Carlos Martinez ...

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Toddler Missing As Flooding Overwhelms Southern Ontario

BRANTFORD, Ont. — Torrential rains and mild temperatures pushed the Grand River in southern Ontario to breach its banks Wednesday, forcing thousands of people from their homes and touching off a search for a missing toddler. Local officials near the town of Orangeville, Ont., were bracing for tragedy as they scoured the swollen river for a three-year-old boy who went ...

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