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Nebraska player hits majestic home run, then gets pulled by his coach, former major leaguer Darin Erstad, for bat flip

During his 14-season MLB career, Darin Erstad was the quintessential grinder. He played all out all the time, and rarely did he finish a game with a clean uniform. Erstad was a “play the game the right way” darling. Not surprisingly, Erstad has the same mentality at the University of Nebraska, where he has been the head baseball coach since ...

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Former major leaguer Jim Kaat thinks baseball games should last 7 innings

As MLB continues to tinker with pace-of-play initiatives, former major-league pitcher Jim Kaat has a simpler but more radical fix in mind: Reduce the conventional length of games from nine innings to seven. “Seven is the new nine,” Kaat told The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal in an interview published Friday. Kaat’s MLB career lasted two-and-a-ha… MLB | theScore

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Honeymoon's over: Cowboys need Prescott to take major leap

About 15 months ago, Dak Prescott looked like the NFL’s next special, young quarterback. The Dallas Cowboys – more specifically, owner Jerry Jones – seemed to have lucked upon his savior in the fourth round of the NFL Draft after failing to trade back into the first round. Prescott, the Mississippi State product, blew the league away after replacing an ...

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Watt feels great 7 months after major knee injury

J.J. Watt won’t put a timetable on his recovery from the left tibial plateau fracture that ended his 2017 campaign after just five games, but gave a positive update on his health before taking part in the 16th annual Houston Texans Charity Golf Classic “I feel great,” Watt said, <a target="… NFL | theScore

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Trump Meets The 2018 Olympic Team, With A Few Major Absences

If members from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic squads had to pick teams during their Friday visit to the White House, there’s one player some would avoid at all costs: President Donald Trump. <div class="content-list-component bn-content-list-text yr-content-list-text text" … Sports

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April 17 Major League Baseball roundup

The Associated Press INDIANS 6, TWINS 1 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Francisco Lindor homered in his native Puerto Rico, Corey Kluber allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday night in the first regular-season game on the island commonwealth since 2010. Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez each had three ...

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No Pension: How Major League Baseball Abandoned “Bernie” Smith

“Bernie” Smith back in the day Former New York Met minor league prospect Calvin Bernard “Bernie” Smith, who played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970 and 1971, and who later guided the team’s Single A Danville Warriors affiliate to the Midwest League Finals in 1973, is among the 644 retired major leaguers being hosed out of pensions by the league ...

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