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This is how the Braves got so good so fast

Teams with a strong farm system often surge at the big league level sooner than expected. The most famous recent examples are the Cubs and Astros, who suddenly reversed years of losing with postseason appearances in 2015, a prelude to winning World Series in the next two seasons. The Red Sox went from last place in the American League East ...

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Analysis: Can fast cars and great racing still co-exist in NASCAR?

NASCAR is facing a great contradiction but one it must resolve if it’s going to be a lasting and viable option in motorsports. The problem is finding a common ground that fans, participants, team owners and the sport’s owners can learn to live with. It won’t be easy, because the issue is a difficult one. It goes to the heart ...

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Korean unity at Vatican? Not so fast, but pope cheers anyway

VATICAN CITY (AP) South Korean taekwondo athletes have performed for Pope Francis, after a planned show of Korean unity at the Vatican fell apart when the North pulled out at the last minute. Pope Francis didn’t seem to notice or mind, thanking the athletes Wednesday for their exhibition ”which was a show of the will for peace, the two Koreas ...

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Not so fast, Ovi: Stamkos, Hedman lead Lightning back into East final

Victor Hedman figured all the Tampa Bay Lightning needed to get back on track was a shift in momentum. The big defenceman took it upon himself to provide it. Hedman scored his first goal of the playoffs and added two assists, and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 36 of 38 shots to help the Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 in Game ...

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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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MEDLAND: Why a fast Kimi could be bad for Bottas

For a sport that places such a high price – figuratively and literally – on performance, Formula 1 is remarkably patient. Bosses at struggling teams are often given the chance to try and turn things around, and past results often buy drivers time even if more recent ones have been poor. None have been more patient than Ferrari has been ...

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Truex starts fast in Martinsville practice

Martin Truex Jr. picked up his first win of 2018 last weekend, and he’s off to another fast start at Martinsville Speedway. The No. 78 topped the first of two scheduled practices Saturday morning with a speed of 95.752mph. Truex was also fastest in the best 10 consecutive lap average. Related Stories Related Stories Nascar Defending race winner Brad Keselowski ...

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Fast times for Harvick again in Fontana practice

Kevin Harvick shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, as he was again fastest in practice at Auto Club Speedway. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver paced Saturday’s early session with a lap of 186.075mph. Harvick, who starts 10th, goes into Sunday’s race seeking his fourth consecutive victory in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Harvick was also fastest in the ...

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