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Brazil backlash as footballers back far-right poll candidate

SAO PAULO (AP) — Often reticent to become embroiled in Brazilian politics, soccer players are making rare interventions as a far-right candidate’s presidential campaign polarizes the country. Felipe Melo, a fiery former Juventus midfielder who is back in Sao Paulo playing for Palmeiras, has been openly campaigning for Jair Bolsonaro ahead of the October election. A former army captain, Bolsonaro ...

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Betts, Carpenter leading latest MVP poll

We begin with Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts solidifying his hold on the American League Most Valuable Player Award race. Mike Trout of the Angels remains a distant, steady second in MLB.com’s poll of its Baseball Writers Association of America members. Now about the National League race. Yes, that. Take a deep breath. <span class="token token-p… MLB News Index

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Sale, deGrom lead latest Cy Young poll

The Cy Young Award races are beginning to have a familiar feel: Red Sox ace Chris Sale continues to hold a big lead in the American League, while Jacob deGrom of the Mets edges back in front of Max Scherzer of the Nationals in a close back-and-forth National League contest.</p… MLB News Index

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ROY poll leaders working on historic seasons

Maybe the highest compliment to 19-year-old Nationals outfielder Juan Soto is that we’ve come to accept that he’s just one of those special talents that comes along every so often. We understand that references to his age and lack of Minor League experience and all that other stuff do not matter. Sometimes, a guy is just different. That’s why Soto ...

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Latest Cy Young poll has change on NL side

Max Scherzer is back atop MLB.com’s National League Cy Young Award poll in a race that may wind up being a referendum on data-driven analysis vs. traditional numbers. Or to put it another way, if you thought pitcher wins were at least partly a function of time and place, some still disagree. Meanwhile, Red Sox lefty Chris Sale has a ...

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Poll numbers reveal a tight NL MVP race

One of the best ways to understand the scrambled National League playoff races is to look at MLB.com’s Most Valuable Player Award poll. And not just the guys at the top, although that seems defined. Freddie Freeman holds a slim lead over Nolan Arenado in what appears to be a two-man race. Meanwhile, <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-… MLB News Index

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ROY poll reflects MLB's wealth of young talent

Gleyber Torres of the Yankees and Juan Soto of the Nationals remain comfortably atop our American League and National League Rookie of the Year Award polls. After those two, there’s a reminder of how much young talent is in the game today. Here’s a snapshot of the poll of our voting members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America: … ...

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There's a new NL leader in latest MVP poll

Mike Trout remains firmly in control of the American League MVP Award race. Even with Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez and Jose Ramirez having monstrous seasons, Trout continues to lead our writers poll by… MLB News Index

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What would the top 25 poll look like if NFL stars went back to college?

Each year, 129 FBS schools battle for a spot in the College Football Playoff and National Championship. Teams normally balance incoming recruits, large rosters, and outgoing players via graduation or the draft. But what if every NFL player was currently eligible for their respective colleges? Who would field the best team in the nation? TheScore assembled each roster with the ...

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Torres, Buehler lead latest Rookie of Year poll

Once or twice over the years, we may have been guilty of overhyping a few Yankees prospects. Every kid was going to be the next Mantle or the next DiMaggio. Hey, that’s part of the fun of this stuff. Not all of them were. Between 1971 and 2016, the Yankees had just one American League Rookie of the Year — ...

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