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Aaron Judge on Wednesday night tied Roger Maris’ American League record by hitting his 61st home run of the season. The New York Yankees star has seven games remaining to claim the record as his own, but he has virtually no chance of matching Barry Bonds with 73 homers. As far as Maris’ son is concerned, that does not matter.
A pair of Toronto Blue Jays fans came inches away from catching a historic home run on Wednesday night, and one of them looked to be in complete agony after failing to come up with the ball. Aaron Judge tied Roger Maris’ American League record by hitting his 61st home...
Shohei Ohtani is a historic player, and he has accordingly received a historic salary. Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a 1-year, $30 million deal for 2023. The $30 million salary is the largest ever for a player who is eligible for arbitration. Ohtani signed with the...
The New York Yankees appear to be getting healthy at the right time with the postseason looming. On Friday, manager Aaron Boone revealed that Matt Carpenter is ramping up for a return to action. Carpenter could play in the team’s final regular season series against Texas, but seems all but certain to return for the ALDS no matter what.
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Nestor Cortes has been an ace for the New York Yankees this season, and his unpredictability is part of the reason why. Cortes enjoys toying with hitters by sometimes using different pitching motions in his windup prior to delivery. One particular windup he did on a 0-2 pitch to Ryan Mountcastle in the sixth inning of the Yankees’ 8-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday drew attention.
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New Los Angeles Lakers coach Darvin Ham may be tipping his hand early. Ham told reporters on Friday that there has been one particular starting lineup that he has used in training camp the most often thus far — Russell Westbrook, Kendrick Nunn, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Damian Jones. Ham did add however that he has not yet decided on a five-man group, per Jovan Buha of The Athletic.
Terry Stotts took a gap year in 2021-22, but it may be time for him to return. Veteran NBA reporter Marc Stein said this week in a post to Substack that the Boston Celtics have shown interest in the former Portland Trail Blazers coach Stotts to be the top assistant under new interim coach Joe Mazzulla. Stein does note though that the Celtics are ultimately “pessimistic” about their chances of landing Stotts.
Kyler Murray has a lot to do in order to win over one former NFL Pro Bowl player. Former running back LeSean McCoy offered some criticism of Murray on the “I AM ATHLETE TONIGHT” podcast. McCoy said Murray is “trash” and plays “like a high school player.” He added that the Arizona Cardinals quarterback is “overhyped” and “embarrassing.”
The Boston Celtics have been exploring ways to bolster their frontcourt depth in the wake of injuries to Robert Williams and Danilo Gallinari, and they are hoping a six-time NBA All-Star can help address that need. Blake Griffin has agreed to a one-year contract with the Celtics, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski...
Eli Manning responded on Twitter Friday night to a post about his nephew, Arch, breaking one of his high school records. Arch, the son of Cooper Manning, threw for 356 yards and 7 touchdowns in Isidore Newman’s 55-22 win over Pearl River on Friday night. The big game gave...
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The new NBA season is approaching, which means that rapper Drake is officially thawing out of his slumber. Drake took to his Instagram Story this week to post a picture of Oklahoma City Thunder star guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wearing a Team Canada uniform. Gilgeous-Alexander hails from Toronto and represents Canada on the international stage.
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EAST PEORIA — Jake Stewart is quarterback present, Preston Nelson is quarterback future and both teamed up on the field Friday to help Washington have an easy time of it in a Mid-Illini Conference game. The Panthers hammered East Peoria, 51-7, at Corwin "Cornie" Clatt Field inside EastSide Centre, to pull themselves up...
Reuniting LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball is not the only way that the Charlotte Hornets are keeping it in the family this season. Rod Boone of the Charlotte Observer reports this week that the Hornets are bringing back retired forward Marvin Williams. The 36-year-old is joining Charlotte’s basketball operations department to help with player programs and player development off the court, Boone adds.
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Though there are still several weeks to go before the start of the new NBA season, Sacramento Kings fans may already want to look away. MLB’s Seattle Mariners officially ended their over two-decade-long playoff drought on Friday by clinching a postseason berth with a victory over the Oakland Athletics. Seattle had not made the playoffs since 2001, but that ended in dramatic fashion on Friday with a walk-off homer by Cal Raleigh (video here).
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