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Facing hometown Dodgers 'a dream' for Yelich

MILWAUKEE — The whole season has been a dream for Christian Yelich, really, and it keeps getting better. It’s about to continue with a National League Championship Series against his boyhood team. Yelich grew up in Thousand Oaks, Calif., just up the 101 freeway from Dodger Stadium. He attended too many Dodgers games as a kid to count, starting with ...

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R.J. Barrett to make Duke debut in hometown of Toronto

One of basketball’s most legendary coaches calls Canadian R.J. Barrett an “outstanding player.” But it’s Barrett’s maturity that truly impresses Mike Krzyzewski. “He’s kind of old school, he had such a winning mentality, and it translated to the guys playing with him,” Krzyzewski said of his first impressions of Barrett. “Obviously he’s talented and can play all over the court, ...

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Jabari Parker ready to 'live a dream' playing with hometown Chicago Bulls

CHICAGO (AP)  — Jabari Parker recalled playing on the court with the Chicago Bulls’ logo as a young child. It was at the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club where his dad was a supervisor and not the nearby United Center. But it sure felt big time to him. “It was like our United Center, that gym,” he said. Now, ...

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Harper wins Derby in front of hometown fans

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper gave the 43,698 fans the show they had so eagerly anticipated in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday night, staging a late rally to win the final round and advance past the Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber. A late home run barrage before clock expired on his final round tied Schwarber at 18 and then Harper launched ...

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Hometown favorite Harper joined by 7 in Derby field

There will be dingers in the District when the 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby gets underway at Nationals Park, and, after Wednesday night’s announcement on ESPN, we now know the players who will be crushing in the capital. The seedings for the Derby — airing Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN as an appetizer to Tuesday’s 89th All-Star Game ...

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John Tavares joins hometown Maple Leafs on 7-year deal

Star forward John Tavares celebrated Canada Day on Sunday by announcing he’s coming home to realize a boyhood dream of playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The crown jewel of this summer’s free-agent class, the Mississauga, Ont., native has agreed to a seven-year contract worth $ 77 million US, with an average annual value of $ 11 million against the salary cap. ...

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NBA Draft 2018: How Mikal Bridges' night was ruined when the hometown 76ers traded him to the Suns

NEW  YORK — No player at the Barclays Center on Thursday was more elated to hear his name called during the NBA Draft than Villanova’s Mikal Bridges.  In his television interview immediately after being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the No. 10 pick, he sounded overcome with emotion, praising the organization and thanking them taking a chance on him. His ...

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Trump issues tentative White House invitation to hometown Capitals

President Donald Trump said Friday he expects to welcome the hometown Washington Capitals hockey team to the White House for winning the Stanley Cup. But he adds: “If they don’t want to be here, I don’t want them.” Trump congratulated the Capitals on his Twitter feed after the team won the NHL title with a 4-3 victory over the Vegas ...

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