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NBA offseason power rankings: Despite big shifts, Dubs still rule

With free agency more or less settled, the chips are falling into place for the 2018-19 season. After another year of wild deals and surprising transactions, here are your NBA offseason power rankings: 1. Golden State Warriors How do you make the two-time defending champions better? You insert DeMarcus Cousins, arguably the most talented center in the NBA, into the ...

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Boras calls defensive shifts 'discriminatory' against lefty hitters

Defensive shifts have garnered some notable critics as they’ve grown in popularity over recent years, and super-agent Scott Boras has joined the chorus of detractors. In an interview with Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports, Boras said extreme shifts are “discriminatory” against left-handed hitters. “You want right-handed hitters and left-handed hitters to be treated equally,” Boras said. “I … MLB | ...

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MLB shifts are starting to get more and more excessive, so are we headed to a bad place where positions don't matter?

Shifting on defense isn’t a new innovation. It’s been happening on a regular basis for years now. It’s just that it’s getting more and more extreme. Team that with the strikeout, walk and home run rates through the roof and people are starting to get worried about this, our baseball.  Take the shift the Astros recently employed against Rangers slugger ...

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'We like our road game': Jets confident as series shifts to Vegas

The Jets won’t be flying to Nevada carrying a heavy load of anger or desperation. After Monday’s 3-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights tied the Western Conference final best-of-seven series at one game apiece, the Winnipeg players were taking their lumps and confidently looking ahead to Wednesday’s Game 3. “We’ll be ready to bounce back,” veteran Jets centre Paul Stastny said ...

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BREAKING: Ichiro shifts from field to front office

SEATTLE — Ichiro Suzuki, who began his iconic Major League career 18 seasons ago with the Mariners, will now move into the next chapter of his life as a special assistant advisor with Seattle, the club announced on Thursday. The 44-year-old Ichiro will not play again this season, but he will travel with the team. <a class="article-item__gameday-link" href="… MLB News ...

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Rousey shifts to wrestling with surprise Royal Rumble cameo

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ronda Rousey’s next bout in the ring won’t come in mixed martial arts but in the world of professional wrestling. The biggest superstar in women’s MMA officially made the jump to WWE on Sunday night with a surprise appearance at the Royal Rumble in Philadelphia. The former UFC bantamweight champion also told ESPN that she’s fully committed ...

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