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University: Workout procedures followed before player death

KENT, Ohio (AP) Kent State’s athletic department says its trainers and coaches followed the right procedures during an offseason workout in June after which a freshman football player died. The school in northeast Ohio did say Monday that it has fired a football strength and conditioning coach who was at the workout because it found he had given false information ...

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Report: Astros, Tigers discussing Verlander trade

Presented By Brandon Wile 54m ago <img class="hidden-xs" sizes="(min-width: 810px) 768px, (min-width: 1024px) 646px, 100vw" srcset="https://d13csqd2kn0ewr.cloudfront.net/uploads/image/file/256534/w220xh166_2017-07-30T180107Z_29950364_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_MLB-HOUSTON-ASTROS-AT-DETROIT-TIGERS.jpg?ts=… MLB | theScore PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER AT END OF TEXT TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE

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Votto foils shifty Cubs with remarkable double

“Votto right now is ungodly,” Maddon said. “Whatever you do, you’re taking chances anyhow. It’s almost like Tony Gwynn when he was good and moving when the ball was pitched to try to be in the right spot or distract him.” • Votto threw a foul ball deep into the stands Maddon sent third baseman Kris Bryant out to play ...

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2017 NEC Season Preview

(STATS) – Saint Francis got over the hump last season in claiming its first Northeast Conference title and FCS playoff appearance in over two decades playing in the conference. Make no mistake, the once-struggling program isn’t content or relaxed with the new success. “It’s nerve-racking. It’s a place we’ve never been before,” coach Chris Villarial said. “This whole thing’s been ...

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Breaking down remaining schedules for 9 teams in AL wild-card race

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Leader Watch: Stanton on pace for 60-HR '17

In fact, with just under seven weeks left in the regular season, we should be more focusing on Stanton’s pursuit of something bigger than the season’s home run crown. Stanton’s closest competitor in this year’s race is Judge with 36 round-trippers, but the struggling rookie has hit only six since the All-Star break. Instead, a mythical 60-homer season — a ...

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How baseball agents are negotiating the gap in information and analytics in MLB

In the 14 years since the publication of Moneyball, baseball’s fascination with numbers has become a well-known condition. Teams are using complex mechanisms to evaluate players, and are reaching farther and farther from the league and its data providers to get their quantitative fix. You can’t dust a general manager’s shelf without numbers flying all over the place. The ongoing data ...

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