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Daily Archives: 3rd June 2018

Draft Buzz: Tigers considering 3 players at No. 1

Leading up to when the first pick by the Detroit Tigers is announced by Commissioner Rob Manfred shortly after 7 p.m. ET on Monday, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo will be working the phones, texting and emailing decision-makers in the scouting industry. Along the way, they hear a lot of rumors, buzz and talk of guys with helium and guys ...

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All-Star streaks on line with voting under way

Remember Cal Ripken Jr.’s streak? No, no. Not that one. I’m talking about Ripken’s All-Star Game streak. From his second big league season in 1983 through his final one in 2001, he appeared on every American League All-Star roster — 19 consecutive seasons. You don’t see that kind of stuff anymore. Injuries get in the way, certainly. And online balloting, ...

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Calvin Johnson: My dad talked me into playing my last season

Calvin Johnson‘s retirement from the NFL after the 2015 season shocked the Detroit Lions, but it could have come a year sooner. The former superstar receiver revealed that he informed his father of his intention to retire before that campaign, but delayed his plans at his dad’s request. “I… NFL | theScore

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5 trades that make too much sense not to happen

Trades don’t have to be complicated. Sometimes, teams match up so perfectly that a 10-minute telephone call should wrap it up. That has happened plenty over the years. For instance, pretty much anytime Billy Beane and the late Kevin Towers dealt with one another, the discussions were straightforward and quick. Simply put, they trusted one another. Trades don’t have to ...

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Cavaliers have plenty to fix before Game 2 of NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. – J.R. Smith‘s stunning gaffe will likely remain the focal point of a wild game to open the 2018 NBA Finals. But LeBron James is willing to forgive and forget, acknowledging that Smith’s mistake wasn’t the only thing wrong with Cleveland‘s performance Thursday night. “I expect us to come and play with the same grit we had in ...

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12 days to go: Goals galore at Switzerland 1954

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is drawing ever nearer – with just 12 days to go! Between now and the start of the World Cup, we will take a closer look at a different statistic from the history of the tournament each day. 12 – On 26 June 1954, an encounter between neighbouring countries provided a spectacle that would go ...

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Packers' Matthews breaks nose in softball game

9:25 PM ET Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews took a line drive off his face Saturday during a charity softball game near Appleton, Wisconsin. Matthews tweeted that he suffered a broken nose and will r… www.espn.com – NFL

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