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Daily Archives: 21st September 2018

Newcomb skipped as Braves opt for hot hands

ATLANTA — Braves manager Brian Snitker didn’t mince words when asked why he decided to skip Sean Newcomb‘s start during this weekend’s series against the Phillies. But he also indicated Newcomb will make another regular-season start and possibly still factor into discussions about the postseason rotation. “We just wanted to go with the guys who have the hotter hands really,” ...

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Embiid: Suns' Ayton is 'about to get his ass kicked this year'

Through no fault of his own, No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton finds himself a marked man by All-Star center Joel Embiid. “He’s about to get his ass kicked this year,” Embiid said during an appearance on ESPN’s The Jump as part of Friday’s Media Day for the <a data-in-app-uri="thes… NBA | theScore

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Carlisle: Dirk likely to come off bench

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said Dirk Nowitzki is “likely to come off the bench” during the 2018-19 campaign, according to <a href="http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/24754825/dirk-nowitzki-likely-come-bench-dallas-mavericks-sea… NBA | theScore

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Murphy connects on first career leadoff homer

CHICAGO — When the Cubs acquired Daniel Murphy, they inserted him into the leadoff spot, hoping to provide a spark. On Friday, Murphy notched his first career leadoff home run. Murphy smacked a 3-2 changeup from White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez 411 feet into the right-field seats to open the Interleague game at Guaranteed Rate Field…. MLB News Index

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