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Former Angels Employee Eric Kay Indicted on Charges in Death of Tyler Skaggs

Former Angels Employee Eric Kay Indicted on Charges in Death of Tyler Skaggs

Former Los Angeles Angles employee Eric Kay was indicted Friday by a Skaggs died on If Kay is convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison, according to Fletcher.RelatedInside the ‘hell’ the Angels pitcher’s family is enduring while coming to terms with how he diedTwitter lets Dodgers lefty have it after another tough playoff loss

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Oct 16
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Yankees Hall of Famer Whitey Ford Dies at Age 91

Yankees Hall of Famer Whitey Ford Dies at Age 91

The announced Friday that Hall of Fame pitcher , who spent his entire 16-year playing career in pinstripes, has died at the age of 91:New York Yankees The Yankees are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of Hall of Famer Whitey Ford. Whitey spent his entire 16-year career as a Yankee. A 6x WS Champion and 10x All-Star, The Chairman of the Board was one of the best lefties to ever toe the rubber. He will be deeply missed. https://t.co/2KDi4V9SeAFord is arguably the greatest pitcher in Yankees history. He led the team to six World Series titles and was named World Series MVP when New...

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TMZ: Kobe Bryant Memorabilia Found in Storage Locker Sold to Vanessa Bryant

TMZ: Kobe Bryant Memorabilia Found in Storage Locker Sold to Vanessa Bryant

The contents of an abandoned storage locker sold at auction in Los Angeles have been sold back to Vanessa Bryant, as the items belonged to her late husband, .According to , a buyer won the items in a storage auction and then sold them for $13,000 to Rene Nezhoda, who used to star on the hit reality series Storage Wars.Among the pieces purchased by Nezhoda were  RelatedLeBron and JR have a chance to overcome their 2018 Finals collapse 📲Heat have been the story of the NBA Bubble but their last chapter may have been written tonight➡️'This s--t ain't over, man'

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Vikings' Dalvin Cook Says He Never Considered Holding Out Amid Contract Talks

Vikings' Dalvin Cook Says He Never Considered Holding Out Amid Contract Talks

running back said Friday at training camp he never considered holding out despite the fact that he's entering the final year of his contract in 2020.According to of the Star Tribune, Cook said he "loves" playing in Minnesota and said talk of a holdout "was never coming from me."Cook : The 25-year-old Cook is coming off a career year, as he finished with 1,135 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns in 2019, plus 53 receptions for 519 yards.Last season was a much-needed breakout for Cook since the 2017 second-round pick struggled with injuries in his first two NFL campaigns. Cook missed a...

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Rajon Rondo Joins Lakers on NBA Campus Following Hand Injury, Begins Quarantine

Rajon Rondo Joins Lakers on NBA Campus Following Hand Injury, Begins Quarantine

point guard has entered the bubble in , Florida, after missing time with a With a record of 52-18, the Lakers have clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. They will play their final regular-season game Thursday against the Sacramento Kings.In the first round of the playoffs, which will begin Aug. 17, the Lakers will face the winner of the eighth-seed play-in series. Two of the Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns will play for the right to be the No. 8 seed.Prior to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 halting the NBA season for nearly...

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Joe Kelly Rips Astros Players: 'All They Do Is Go Snitch Like a Little B---h'

Joe Kelly Rips Astros Players: 'All They Do Is Go Snitch Like a Little B---h'

reliever had some harsh words for the during an appearance on his teammate's podcast this month.Appearing on Ross Stripling's The Big Swing podcast (h/t ESPN's ), Kelly explained why he has taken such issue with Houston Astros players in the wake of the sign-stealing scandal that resulted in the suspension and firing of Astros manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow:"The people who took the fall for what happened is nonsense. Yes, everyone is involved. But the way that [sign-stealing system] was run over there was not from coaching staff. ... They're not the head boss in charge...

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Report: New Rule Allows MLB to Suspend Players Without Pay for Stealing Signs

Report: New Rule Allows MLB to Suspend Players Without Pay for Stealing Signs

MLB Commissioner reportedly now has the power to suspend players without pay or service time if they are caught stealing signs electronically.According to of The Athletic, there is no set number of games that a player will be suspended if they violate the sign-stealing rules, as punishments will be at Manfred's discretion.Per Drellich, the language in the document outlining MLB's new sign-stealing rules suggests general managers and managers will continue to be held responsible as well: "It is the responsibility of the Club's top baseball operations official and field manager to ensure that...

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Raptors' Nick Nurse Discusses Changes, Worries During NBA Restart amid COVID-19

Raptors' Nick Nurse Discusses Changes, Worries During NBA Restart amid COVID-19

head coach provided his thoughts and concerns on the 's impending restart amid the coronavirus pandemic.In an interview with of The Athletic, Nurse discussed COVID-19 testing and how the possibility of one or more of his players testing positive at some point could impact the way he prepares them:"I guess I'm more concerned—or, my thoughts keep thinking of—what if there's a positive test and a guy has to sit out for two weeks? You're trying to get them in shape, and now they gotta go back to doing virtually nothing, and then bring them [back]. It's going to be tricky. One of the first...

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Jun 26
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DeMarcus Cousins Rumors: Former Lakers Center Drawing Interest Ahead of Restart

DeMarcus Cousins Rumors: Former Lakers Center Drawing Interest Ahead of Restart

Free-agent big man is reportedly drawing interest from multiple teams ahead of the 's planned restart in Orlando, Florida, next month.ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski appeared on Get Up on Tuesday and noted Cousins has been rehabbing the knee injury he suffered during the preseason. Wojnarowski also discussed Cousins' potential plans:"Cousins, he and his agent, Jeff Schwartz—I'm told they're going to be very careful about where they might commit. There's teams interested, but they're going to have to find the right situation for him to come back now, because if they can give him another six months...

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Report: Rob Manfred Offers to Cancel Expanded MLB Playoffs, Universal DH in 2021

Report: Rob Manfred Offers to Cancel Expanded MLB Playoffs, Universal DH in 2021

MLB Commissioner sent a letter to Per Rogers, the MLBPA's most recent offer was for a 70-game season, but MLB rejected it and is sticking with its 60-game proposal. That means the MLBPA must decide whether to accept it or reject it and allow Manfred to set the schedule himself."I really believe we are fighting over an impossibility on games," Manfred wrote in the letter, per of The Athletic. Manfred added that "MLB's proposal includes expanded playoffs and a universal DH for both the 2020 and 2021 seasons. The current collective bargaining agreement concludes after the 2021...

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Report: Rob Manfred Expected to Mandate 2020 Season If MLBPA Rejects Proposal

Report: Rob Manfred Expected to Mandate 2020 Season If MLBPA Rejects Proposal

If Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association cannot come to terms on a plan to hold the 2020 season, commissioner is reportedly expected to intervene.According to MLB Network's , the also reported that the eight-man Per ESPN's, "MLB has informed the Association that it will not respond to our last proposal and will not play more than 60 games. Our Executive Board will convene in the near future to determine next steps. Importantly, players remain committed to getting back to work as soon as possible."When MLB initially proposed that offer, the union countered with a 70-game...

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Lakers' LeBron James Calls for Juneteenth to Be Observed as National Holiday

Lakers' LeBron James Calls for Juneteenth to Be Observed as National Holiday

superstar took to Instagram on Friday to post about Juneteenth and his belief that it should be a national holiday.Along with a definition of Juneteenth, James : "Although the Emancipation Proclamation outlawed slavery in 1863, it wasn't until two years later on June 19, 1865, that federal orders resulted in the freeing of slaves in Texas.Also known as  Thompson cleared to train without restrictions, expected to be full participant at minicamp

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Heat Rumors: MIA 'To Protect' Cap for Giannis, LeBron and 2021 Free Agents

Heat Rumors: MIA 'To Protect' Cap for Giannis, LeBron and 2021 Free Agents

The Miami Heat reportedly aren't expected to be major players in free agency during the upcoming offseason.According to Cleveland.com's , the Heat are the one playoff team projected to have salary-cap space following the 2019-20 season, but they are expected to be "cautious" in an effort to save money for free agency in 2021.Fedor added that the Heat are trying to "protect" their cap space to be players on the free-agent market when several superstars may become available.Giannis Antetokounmpo, , Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, and Victor Oladipo are some of the many stars who could hit the...

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Knicks Rumors: NY Targeting Shooting Big Man in 2020 NBA Draft, Free Agency

Knicks Rumors: NY Targeting Shooting Big Man in 2020 NBA Draft, Free Agency

The are reportedly looking to add some versatility to their frontcourt rotation during the offseason. According to SNY's , the Knicks want to bring in a big man who can shoot. Begley reported he is unsure if that means the Knicks will sign that type of player in free agency or attempt to select one in the draft.The Knicks boast a solid frontcourt duo in Mitchell Robinson and Julius Randle, but both of them do most of their damage in the paint and could benefit from a complementary big who has the ability to stretch the floor.The Knicks' 2019-20 season is officially over since they weren't...

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Stephen Jackson on George Floyd: I'll Use Everything I Have to Get a Conviction

Stephen Jackson on George Floyd: I'll Use Everything I Have to Get a Conviction

Former player held a press conference Friday about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.Jackson said he is prepared to have a hand in bringing the officers to justice (warning: contains profanity):Sharon Yoo Stephen Jackson says he will do everything in his power for charges and convictions for the police officers involved in #GeorgeFloyd ‘s death @kare11 @DaTrillStak5 https://t.co/6s48GyxRRE"I'm gonna use everything I have to get a conviction, to get all these motherf--kers in jail," Jackson said.Floyd, 46, in the custody of Minneapolis police. During Floyd's arrest, officer Derek...

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Aaron Judge's GF Samantha Bracksieck Name-Drops Yankees OF in DUI Arrest Video

Aaron Judge's GF Samantha Bracksieck Name-Drops Yankees OF in DUI Arrest Video

New York Yankees outfielder 's girlfriend, Samantha Bracksieck, brought up the All-Star slugger multiple times during a traffic stop in February.As seen in the following video obtained by , Bracksieck made several references to Judge during the traffic stop, which ended with her getting arrested:Bracksieck also told police: ‘Do you know who my boyfriend is?’Will Kershaw or Scherzer go No. 1 in our re-draft? 👉

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Ex-Lakers Player Shannon Brown Arrested on Aggravated Assault Charge

Ex-Lakers Player Shannon Brown Arrested on Aggravated Assault Charge

Former guard was arrested last week in Tyrone, Georgia, and charged with aggravated assault. According to , two people told police they approached a home with a "for sale" sign on it and were told to enter the house. They said that Brown then confronted them once they got inside, and after agreeing to let them leave, he fired five or six gunshots in their direction.A police spokesperson said officers found one shell casing when investigating and subsequently arrested and charged Brown. He was released Monday on bond.The 34-year-old Brown had a nine-year journeyman career in the NBA with the...

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Angels' Albert Pujols on Playing Beyond 2021 Season: 'Haven't Closed That Door'

Angels' Albert Pujols on Playing Beyond 2021 Season: 'Haven't Closed That Door'

first baseman is open to continuing his playing career beyond the expiration of his current contract. According to ESPN's , Pujols said that playing beyond 2021 remains a distinct possibility despite the fact that it's the final year on his deal:"I don't think about it that way. It's my last year under contract, but that doesn't mean I can't keep playing. I haven't closed that door. I'm taking it day by day, year by year, but you haven't heard from my mouth that I'm going to retire next year, or that it's going to be my last year, or that I'm going to keep playing. I haven't said any of...

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Report: MLB Considering Realigning into Florida, Arizona Leagues Amid COVID-19

Report: MLB Considering Realigning into Florida, Arizona Leagues Amid COVID-19

Major League Baseball has reportedly discussed league and divisional realignment for the 2020 regular season based on where teams play their spring training games.According to of USA Today, the proposal would see half of 's 30 teams split into three divisions in Florida's Grapefruit League and the other 15 teams split into three divisions in Arizona's Cactus League.MLB is searching for answers during the coronavirus pandemic, and one way to possibly play a shortened season would be to have teams play all their games at spring training sites in Florida and Arizona with no fans in...

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Major League Baseball to Pay MiLB Players Through May Amid COVID-19 Hiatus

Major League Baseball to Pay MiLB Players Through May Amid COVID-19 Hiatus

Major League Baseball teams will continue to pay their minor league players through at least May 31 amid the suspension of play because of the coronavirus pandemic.Ken Rosenthal Good news for minor leaguers… https://t.co/xae7MfsQ1hAccording to ESPN's , all minor league players will receive $400 per week and medical benefits as part of the plan. Per Passan, Baseball America's noted that the pay represents a raise for lower minor league players, while veterans will make less than they otherwise would have.Minor League Baseball officially its seasons March 12 following Major League Baseball's...

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Josh Reddick: Astros Will 'Shut Everybody Up' Amid Cheating Scandal Criticism

Josh Reddick: Astros Will 'Shut Everybody Up' Amid Cheating Scandal Criticism

outfielder suggested Wednesday that the team is going to let its play do the talking in 2020 amid criticism regarding their illegal sign-stealing tactics in 2017.According to of the Washington Post, Reddick said: MLB did suspend manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow one year each for their role in the sign-stealing scandal, but the Astros fired both of them and essentially cleaned their hands of the situation.With MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred saying he won't strip Houston of the 2017 championship and no sign of punishment for any players, there is a belief among many in baseball...

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