Basketball

Rockets’ Chris Paul comes back Sunday from hamstring injury

[ad_1] Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul returned and started Sunday night against the Orlando Magic after a five-week absence because of a strained left hamstring.The Rockets, riding a historic hot streak by reigning MVP James Harden, managed to go 12-5 in the 17 games that Paul missed since suffering the injury in a Dec. 20 loss to the Miami Heat.Harden averaged 43.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 8.0 assists in that
Baseball

Former Mets GM Sandy Alderson cancer free

[ad_1] Former Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, who stepped down from that role last June after a recurrence of cancer, announced on Saturday night that he is cancer-free during the New York Baseball Writers' Association of America Dinner.Alderson made the announcement as he accepted the New York BBWAA's Arthur & Milton Richman "You Gotta Have Heart" Award at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel in Manhattan. Former Mets general manager
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United States vs. Panama – Football Match Report – January 27, 2019

[ad_1] The Gregg Berhalter era for the U.S. men's national team began with a 3-0 defeat of Panama in a friendly on Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.Berhalter, the former coach of Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew, was named to the U.S. position on Dec. 4. He replaced interim coach Dave Sarachan, who took over in November 2017 after Jurgen Klinsmann and Bruce Arena failed to qualify the
Basketball

Luka Doncic scores 35, is first teen with 30-point triple-double

[ad_1] Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic became the first teenager with a 30-point triple-double in NBA history on Sunday, notching 35 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 123-120 loss to the Toronto Raptors.The 35 points was also a career high for Doncic, who turns 20 on Feb. 28.The previous youngest player to have a 30-point triple-double was LeBron James, who did it at age 20 years, 100 days
Baseball

MLB hitters, pitchers with wide platoon splits

[ad_1] Platoon splits play a key role in how teams set and use their lineups as they aim to squeeze the most production out of players and strategize to play the matchups at key moments.These numbers sometimes can be overemphasized, relying on small samples to make assumptions about what hitters and pitchers can and cannot do. Just because, say, a left-handed batter hasn't hit lefty pitchers so far doesn't mean
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2019 WWE Royal Rumble live results and recaps — Becky Lynch wins women’s Royal Rumble

[ad_1] The 2019 Royal Rumble is the starting point for WrestleMania season. By the end of Sunday night we'll know at least two title challengers for the biggest WWE show of the year, and probably a great deal more than that.Going into the main card, one title has already changed hands. Five more will be on the line over the course of the night, including the top four titles on
Baseball

MLB series to look forward to in 2019 season

[ad_1] It is not too early -- it is never too early -- to start combing through the 2019 MLB schedule. We are, after all, exactly two months, today, away from the start of the season. It is so close now.So, today we're going to help you out with your travel schedule. We're going to look at the spotlight series for each team this year, the one you won't want
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Royals, 2B Whit Merrifield agree to 4-year, $16.25M extension

[ad_1] Second baseman Whit Merrifield and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $16.25 million total, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan.Merrifield led the American League last season in both hits (192) and stolen bases (45), while batting .304 with 12 home runs and 60 RBIs.The deal for Merrifield, who turned 30 last week, buys out his last pre-arbitration year as well as three years
Baseball

Best tools on 2019 Top 100 Prospects list

[ad_1] We're running out of ways to say Blue Jays third-base prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is special, not that anyone really needs us to explain that. By leading the Minors in hitting (.381), slugging (.636) and OPS (1.120) while reaching Triple-A at age 19, he made that case all by himself.:: Complete 2019 Top 100 Prospects coverage ::But we'll try again as we break down the best individual tools on