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DeMarcus Cousins relishing fresh start with loaded Golden State Warriors

From the Warriors’ side, it’s a case of the rich getting richer. They’ve won the championship three of the past four seasons with an attack heavy on perimeter shooting and defense. In the 6-foot-7-inch, 270-pound Cousins, they now have a dominant presence on the low block as well. “It’s a different dimension,” Myers said. “It’s not something that we’ve ever ...

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Ohtani cleared to start throwing progression

The Angels announced Thursday that Shohei Ohtani has been medically cleared to begin a throwing progression after going through a scheduled evaluation with Dr. Steve Yoon at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. Ohtani, 24, has not thrown a Major League pitch since June 6, when an MRI revealed a Grade 2 sprain in the ulnar collateral ligament of his ...

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Scherzer gets nod to start MLB all-star game in home park

Bryce Harper will get to enjoy at least one more grand celebration as a hometown fan favourite at Nationals Park when he trots out to right field at the beginning of Tuesday’s all-star game (7:30 p.m. ET). Harper is batting sixth in his fifth all-star start, the lowest he has been in the National League lineup since the No. 9 spot ...

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2018 MLB Futures Game: Start time, TV schedule, live stream info, things to know

Sunday afternoon the 2018 All-Star Game festivities begin with the Futures Game at Nationals Park. Each year baseball rounds up its most talented minor-leaguers and gets them on the field for what amounts to a top prospect showcase game. The Futures Game is exactly what it sounds like: a game showing off the future of baseball. Here’s how you can ...

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Giants activate Cueto for start vs. Cardinals

SAN FRANCISCO — Johnny Cueto returns from a two-month stint on the disabled list to open a 10-game homestand when the San Francisco Giants host the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night. The Giants completed a six-game trip with a thud Wednesday, dropping a third straight game at Colorado to cancel out an impressive ...

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Timothy Peters to make first NASCAR Cup start at Daytona

After a respectable finish in his first Cup race at Talladega in April, Timothy Peters rejoins Ricky Benton Racing to compete at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night. Peters finished 23rd in his first Cup Series start with the Cerro Gordo, N.C., based team in April and he’ll return to the car on Saturday in his second race of the ...

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Jays' Borucki has another strong start but Tigers win in extras

Blue Jays left-hander Ryan Borucki delivered another strong outing in just the second major league start of his career. But for a second straight time, he came up short of a win. Borucki struck out eight batters and allowed two runs over seven innings of work in his home debut Monday, but the effort was spoiled by a 3-2 loss ...

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Players of the Month: Goldschmidt shakes off rough start to take June honor

It was only a matter of time before Paul Goldschmidt got himself going. After a slow start to his 2018 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman woke up to put together a fantastic June and win National League Player of the Month. Over 126 plate appearances in June, the 30-year-old Goldschmidt slashed an impeccable .364/.460/.738 with 10 homers, 23 RBIs, ...

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