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Feb 24

Yankees prospect Estrada, shot in thigh, increasing workout

TAMPA, Fla. — Yankees minor league infielder Thairo Estrada is increasing his workout program after being shot in the right thigh area during a robbery attempt last month but may not be ready for the start of the season. The 22-year old Estrada was ent…

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Feb 23

Kelly Oubre Jr. sealed Wizards’ prank-filled win over Cavs with a kiss

Kelly Oubre Jr. had 17 points and five rebounds off the bench in the Wizards’ 110-103 win at Cleveland on Thursday, Washington’s eighth victory in the last 10 games without point guard John Wall. Oubre, whom Shaquille O’Neal mistakenly referred to as Kelly Ebro during TNT’s halftime show

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Feb 23

Bruno Fernando makes big strides for Maryland basketball. But will he feel pull of the NBA?

Coaches have never had to beg Bruno Fernando to hustle or dive for loose balls. They have never implored him to pipe down his playful singing in the locker room. They have told the 6-foot-10, 245-pound freshman not to slap the floor in anger because he…

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Feb 23

Bruno Fernando makes big strides for Maryland basketball. But will he feel pull of the NBA?

Coaches have never had to beg Bruno Fernando to hustle or dive for loose balls. They have never implored him to pipe down his playful singing in the locker room. They have told the 6-foot-10, 245-pound freshman not to slap the floor in anger because he…

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Feb 23

Nationals’ Dave Martinez kinda sorta makes his managerial debut Friday

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The result will be long forgotten, and it won’t officially go on his record, but Dave Martinez will (sort of) make his long-awaited debut as a major league manager when the Washington Nationals open their Grapefruit League schedule against the Houston Astros on Friday afternoon

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Feb 23

Nationals’ Dave Martinez kinda sorta makes his managerial debut Friday

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The result will be long forgotten, and it won’t officially go on his record, but Dave Martinez will (sort of) make his long-awaited debut as a major league manager when the Washington Nationals open their Grapefruit League schedule against the Houston Astros on Friday afternoon

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Feb 23

Rapidly-improving Tomas Satoransky welcomes addition of another point guard to Wizards

CLEVELAND — Tomas Satoransky wasn’t making a statement. Although he had learned hours before Thursday night’s game in Cleveland that the Washington Wizards had signed another point guard, Satoransky, the resident starter, did not use this knowledge as motivation for his near-flawless performance

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Feb 22

Wizards TV ratings spiking despite up-and-down performance

As the Wizards prepare to return to action following the All-Star Break, the team’s TV ratings on NBC Sports Washington are up 70 percent from this point last year. Sports Business Journal reported this week that regional sports networks across the league have seen a seven percent increase in ratings

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Feb 22

After a difficult year on and off the field, Joaquin Benoit relishes his chance with the Nationals

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – At a time when 30-year-old free agents are not attracting the offers they did just a few years ago, Joaquín Benoit got a call last week most quadragenarian relievers coming off a down year wouldn’t necessarily expect. The Nationals wanted him to come to Florida for a workout

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Feb 22

Kings aim to bring NBA All-Star game to Sacramento

The Sacramento Kings are looking to bring the NBA All-Star game to California’s capital city for the first time ever. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and local tourism officials are set to detail plans for the bid for the game in either 2022 or ’23 later Thursday and officially

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Feb 21

Orioles bring back Chris Tillman to rotation

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Baltimore Orioles signed pitcher Chris Tillman to a $3 million, one-year contract that includes performance bonuses. Tillman was 1-7 with a 7.84 ERA in 19 starts and five relief appearances last year. He is the second starter added…

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Feb 21

Perspective | For NHL fans, the action is close to home

The best male hockey players are not competing in the Winter Olympics in South Korea. That’s because the National Hockey League (NHL) decided not to allow its players to participate in the Winter Games this year. So let’s check in on some of the big stories in the best hockey league on Earth.

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Feb 20

Analysis | J.D. Martinez is the slugger the Red Sox needed to keep up with the Yankees

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a five-year, $110 million deal with designated hitter J.D. Martinez, giving them the free-agent slugger they needed to keep up with divisional rival New York Yankees after the Bronx Bombers acquired Giancarlo Stanton, …

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Feb 20

J.D. Martinez is the slugger the Red Sox needed to keep up with the Yankees

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a five-year, $110 million deal with designated hitter J.D. Martinez, giving them the free-agent slugger they needed to keep up with divisional rival New York Yankees after the Bronx Bombers acquired Giancarlo Stanton, …

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Feb 20

Bryce Harper doesn’t understand why so many great free agents haven’t been signed

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Bryce Harper officially reported to spring training Monday and immediately set the guidelines with the media: no talk of his impending free agency. But that didn’t mean he was holding back from offering his opinion on this winter’s controversial free agency market. Like

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Feb 20

Bryce Harper doesn’t understand why so many great free agents haven’t been signed

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Bryce Harper officially reported to spring training on Monday and immediately set the guidelines with the media: no talk of his impending free agency. But that didn’t mean he was holding back from offering his opinion on this winter’s controversial free agency market.

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