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Feb 22

Joe Maddon wants better plate discipline out of Javier Baez

The Cubs have been busy strengthening their rotation and bullpen this offseason, but Joe Maddon understands the lineup is important, too. Second baseman Javier Baez flashed breakout potential last season, bashing 23 home runs with 75 RBIs, but the 25-y…

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Feb 22

Kevin Harvick on Denny Hamlin’s comments: ‘Sometimes you’ve got to keep your mouth shut’

Denny Hamlin’s “joke” that 70 percent of NASCAR drivers take Adderall or a similar type of medicine to stay focused has not sat well with NASCAR officials and a number of drivers, including Kevin Harvick.  Hamlin renounced the comments made on a Barstool Sports podcast, but his words caught

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Feb 22

Kevin Harvick on Denny Hamlin’s comments: ‘Sometimes you’ve got to keep your mouth shut’

Denny Hamlin’s “joke” that 70 percent of NASCAR drivers take Adderall or a similar type of medicine to stay focused has not sat well with NASCAR officials and a number of drivers, including Kevin Harvick.  Hamlin renounced the comments made on a Barstool Sports podcast, but his words caught

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Feb 21

NASCAR at Atlanta 2018: Odds, fantasy advice, prediction, sleepers, drivers to watch

After a crash-filled Daytona 500, NASCAR moves to Atlanta’s weathered 1.54-mile asphalt track.  The track is favored by many NASCAR drivers as the surface allows for side-by-side racing in multiple grooves. Tires wear out very quickly on the oval, putting a higher importance on long-run speed.  Last

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Feb 21

A’s, Mariners to open 2019 MLB season in Tokyo, report says

The Athletics and Mariners are heading east next year — the Far East.  The two teams, who played a two-game series in Japan to begin the 2012 MLB season, will open the 2019 season in Tokyo. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported Wednesday the A’s are “eager” and “enthusiastic”

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Feb 21

Mark Cuban takes responsibility for not firing staff writer accused of domestic violence

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took full responsibility for keeping Earl K. Sneed on as a beat writer for Mavs.com after two allegations of domestic violence against him. “I want to be clear, I’m not putting the blame on anybody else,” Cuban told ESPN. “It came down to my final decision

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Feb 21

MLB free agent rumors: Carlos Gomez signs one-year deal with Rays

Carlos Gomez has signed a one-year deal worth $4 million with the Tampa Bay Rays, according to MLB.com. This comes one day after the Rays traded right fielder Steven Souza to the Diamondbacks in a three-team trade involving the Yankees which returned s…

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Feb 21

Maybe the Marlins and Rays should just combine to form the Marays

It’s a rough time to be a baseball fan in Florida. Once again, the Rays and Marlins are blowing up their rosters and selling off everything that’s not nailed to the floor. Not everyone has been unceremoniously shoved out the door just yet, so there’s still some talent to be found on both

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Feb 21

NFL free agency: Browns’ big decisions start with Kirk Cousins, AJ McCarron

How aggressive will the Browns be in NFL free agency? Before they’re on the clock for 12 draft picks (for now) in April, their 2018 offseason will be set in motion by how much of their league-high $110 million under the salary cap they spend in March. For new general manager John Dorsey and retained

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Feb 21

Astros prospect Forrest Whitley suspended 50 games for violation of MiLB drug program

Astros right-handed pitcher Forrest Whitley, the No. 9 prospect in all of baseball according to MLB Pipeline, has been suspended 50 games without pay for violating the minor-league drug program. The office of the commissioner announced the suspension Wednesday. Whitley was the Astros’ first-round

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Feb 21

Why the Phillies could make a surprising playoff run in 2018

The breadth and volume of a baseball season causes a lot of leveling, for individual players and teams alike, but it also creates opportunity for a few surprises. Sometimes it’s one guy who steps forward, like Chris Taylor for the Dodgers last season, and sometimes it’s a team that reaches the

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Feb 21

Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy still recovering, won’t commit to opening day return

When Daniel Murphy comes back from offseason knee surgery, he does not plan on going to the disabled list again. Taking that into account, he is not rushing to get back onto the field and risking pushing back his timetable for a full recovery. “I think it’s the understanding of when … the training

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Feb 20

MLB spring training 2018: Three things on the Diamondbacks’ to-do list

After losing to the Dodgers in the postseason last year, the Diamondbacks learned exactly what they need to do to make a true playoff run. With MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt back in the fold and a young rotation developing into something special, Arizona isn’t far from becoming a real threat for

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Feb 20

Denny Hamlin explains Daytona 500 conflict with Bubba Wallace

NASCAR couldn’t make it one race into the season without having a little off-track drama.  At the end of Sunday’s Daytona 500, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. and Denny Hamlin made contact as the two came to the finish line. Hamlin claims the contact, initiated by Wallace, blew his right-front

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Feb 20

Denny Hamlin explains Daytona 500 conflict with Bubba Wallace

NASCAR couldn’t make it one race into the season without having a little off-track drama.  At the end of Sunday’s Daytona 500, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. and Denny Hamlin made contact as the two came to the finish line. Hamlin claims the contact, initiated by Wallace, blew his right-front

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Feb 20

Braves hope new collection of young arms leads to old-school success

ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s been a long time since the Braves saw Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Steve Avery emerge from the minors and help lead the team to unprecedented success in the 1990s, but there’s hope in Atlanta that the team will find a similar core in a new group of young arms. Sean Newcomb

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