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Chip Scoggins: Young Twins’ struggles leave organization at a crossroads

The visit took place around this time three years ago. The picture looked different back then, blissful and overflowing with optimism. Failure wasn’t even really part of the discussion because the narrative was too narrowly focused to consider worst-case scenarios. In early summer 2015, I traveled

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Jerome Robinson’s NBA journey begins Thursday, but first? A trip back home (sort of)

The purple was nothing new for Jerome Robinson. If anything, the violet uniform he donned Tuesday during his NBA workout with the Charlotte Hornets was fitting. After all, Robinson’s basketball roots came in a different shade of the same color, back when he was a high school star at Raleigh’s

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Jerome Robinson’s NBA journey begins Thursday, but first? A trip back home (sort of)

The purple was nothing new for Jerome Robinson. If anything, the violet uniform he donned Tuesday during his NBA workout with the Charlotte Hornets was fitting. After all, Robinson’s basketball roots came in a different shade of the same color, back when he was a high school star at Raleigh’s

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Ira Winderman: Lakers setting up like 2010 Heat

The Lakers are the Heat. Or, more to the point, these Lakers stand to be what the Heat were in 2010. With this, curiously, yet another moment in NBA time when LeBron James is mulling options beyond Cleveland and when another NBA star is looking to get …

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Conforto homers, Matz strong as Mets beat D’backs 5-1

Michael Conforto showed signs of ending a prolonged slump, and the New York Mets got some much-needed offense for a rare win Saturday night. Conforto homered for the second time in three games and drove in a career high four runs, Steven Matz pitched e…

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Ira Winderman: NBA center in midst of evolution and revolution

It seems so long ago, even though it has been less than two months since Hassan Whiteside was largely relegated to the Miami Heat bench for those five playoff games against the Philadelphia 76ers. It was as if the series was a referendum about the limi…

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Early Oakland errors make it easy for Angels’ Skaggs

OAKLAND, Calif. – Friday began with the Angels on a four-game losing streak and four players, Garrett Richards, Nick Tropeano, Zack Cozart and Jim Johnson, all placed on the disabled list. They were in need of a break, and the schedule conveniently offered up the Oakland A’s, who were just swept

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Charlotte Hornets history: How NBA draft week is often trade week, too

There is a side effect to the days leading up to the NBA draft that probably doesn’t get enough attention: It’s a prime breeding ground for trade talk. Days before the 2015 draft, the Hornets traded for Nic Batum and Jeremy Lamb. Days before the 2017 draft, the Hornets traded for Dwight Howard

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Fallen Kentucky soldier to be honored by NASCAR

A Kentucky soldier who was killed in Iraq will be honored by NASCAR during the Coca-Cola 600. The Glasgow Daily Times reports driver Kyle Busch will have Sgt. Eric Toth’s name written on his car’s windshield during the 600 miles race scheduled for Sunday night at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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David Murphy: Thinking out loud about the Sixers and LeBron James

Thinking out loud about LeBron James’ fit with the Sixers … I don’t want to be that guy. I really don’t. But the more I think about it, the less I like the idea of LeBron James. I hate writing that sentence, because it’s a quick trip to the hot take waste bin for a lot of people. And

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Tim Cowlishaw: Mavs suffering NBA’s own form of relegation

We have just eight years before the World Cup arrives on our shores. For some, that means there is work to be done to prove we are knowledgeable and worthy hosts for the beautiful game. I thought I would learn more about relegation – while it’s not part of the World Cup, it’s an important feature

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Patrick Reusse: NFL and MLB have 62 teams combined, and they are all cowards

My first day of employment in a newspaper office was in mid-August 1963 as a copy boy at the Minneapolis Morning Tribune. I’ve been working in some form for KSTP on AM-1500 radio continuously since September 1983. As I’ve covered and commented on ballgames, I’ve always had confidence that

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Short takes: On college baseball, the World Cup, best NBA team ever, Cam Newton’s joy

Florida is my new favorite baseball team. To advance to the men’s College World Series, which begins Saturday, the Gators made the play of the season. It’s the fourth inning, and there are two outs. Nick Horvath is on first and Blake Reese is on third. Auburn lefty Andrew Mitchell is pitching

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Short takes: On college baseball, the World Cup, best NBA team ever, Cam Newton’s joy

Florida is my new favorite baseball team. To advance to the men’s College World Series, which begins Saturday, the Gators made the play of the season. It’s the fourth inning, and there are two outs. Nick Horvath is on first and Blake Reese is on third. Auburn lefty Andrew Mitchell is pitching

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Short takes: On college baseball, the World Cup, best NBA team ever, Cam Newton’s joy

Florida is my new favorite baseball team. To advance to the men’s College World Series, which begins Saturday, the Gators made the play of the season. It’s the fourth inning, and there are two outs. Nick Horvath is on first and Blake Reese is on third. Auburn lefty Andrew Mitchell is pitching

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Short takes: On college baseball, the World Cup, best NBA team ever, Cam Newton’s joy

Florida is my new favorite baseball team. To advance to the men’s College World Series, which begins Saturday, the Gators made the play of the season. It’s the fourth inning, and there are two outs. Nick Horvath is on first and Blake Reese is on third. Auburn lefty Andrew Mitchell is pitching

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