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Daily Archives: 2nd April 2018

Gritty pitching, slam lift Bucs to 4-0 start

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Jameson Taillon recorded 16 outs for the Pirates on Monday afternoon. They needed 11 more to extend their season-opening winning streak, and they had to get them without closer Felipe Rivero…. MLB News Index

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Making sense of the Twins' bunting gripe

When Ted Williams first saw the shift Cleveland manager Lou Boudreau had created to defend him in 1946, he started laughing. Literally. He stood inside the batter’s box, and he doubled over in laughter. “If teams started doing that against me,” Williams joked with reporters after the… MLB News Index

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Race to the basement: Ranking this season's most shameless tanking jobs

Last call for pingpong balls. This year’s race to the bottom arguably features some of the most shameless self-sabotage in the history of tanking as the NBA prepares to implement anti-tanking measures before the 2019 draft. Lottery odds will be flattened, and with that loophole soon to close, a quarter of the league is hoping to ride the fast track ...

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Mikolas homers, pitches Cardinals over Crew

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas, signed as a free agent from Japan over the offseason, hit his first big league homer on Monday. The long ball was a two-run shot in the top of the fifth, giving the Cardinals a 4-2 lead over the Brewers…. MLB News Index

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Report: Bills 'trying like hell' to trade up for QB

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Buffalo Bills are apparently desperate to find a potential franchise quarterback in this year’s draft. Bills general manager Brandon Beane "is trying like hell to get up and get a quarterback," another GM told

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