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Daily Archives: 7th May 2018

Conforto breaks out of funk with leadoff HR

CINCINNATI — So deep was Michael Conforto‘s slump that Mets manager Mickey Callaway gave Conforto two days off in a row last weekend, calling it a mental break for his young All-Star outfielder. Mired in an 0-for-13 funk, Conforto returned to the lineup Monday, and immediately set about proving that he deserves to stay there. Conforto led off the Mets’ ...

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Pollock, Peralta, pitching propel Diamondbacks to fast start

PHOENIX (AP) Two starting pitchers are hurt. So is the slugging third baseman. The team’s best player is in one of his worst slumps. And yet the Arizona Diamondbacks keep winning, taking two of three from the World Series champion Houston Astros over the weekend. After going 4-3 last week against Houston and the Los Angeles Dodgers – the two ...

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4 costly moves that led to Stan Van Gundy's firing

The Detroit Pistons have cut bait with head coach and team president Stan Van Gundy after four uninspiring seasons at the helm. Van Gundy leaves behind a franchise decidedly on the path to nowhere. Not only did the Pistons miss the playoffs for the second straight season, but they’re capped out for the foreseeable future, their expensive star players don’t ...

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The Blue Samurai’s two decades on the big stage

Japan head to Russia 20 years on since their first FIFA World Cup appearance​ They have not missed a tournament since France 1998 Only Brazil can claim to have been to every tournament since their debut … FIFA.com – Latest News

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