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MLB, ump’s union spar over Machado suspension

[ad_1] Major League Baseball called the MLB Umpires Association's impassioned social media post on San Diego Padres star Manny Machado's one-game suspension "inappropriate" in a statement Tuesday.It was in response to the MLBUA calling Machado's ban for making contact with an umpire during San Diego's game Saturday against the Colorado Rockies a "slap in the face.""One game..one single game. What kind of precedent is that setting? It is NOT okay
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Lakers hustling to create max salary slot

[ad_1] The Los Angeles Lakers are scrambling to reshape the parameters of the Anthony Davis trade with New Orleans and create the ability for $32 million-plus in salary cap space when the free agent moratorium ends on July 6, league sources tell ESPN.The Lakers were engaging additional teams on Tuesday to take on the contracts of three of the remaining four players on the team's roster --- Mo Wagner, Isaac
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White Sox plan to extend netting to foul poles

[ad_1] 8:54 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"The Chicago White Sox will extend protective netting to both foul poles this summer, the team announced Tuesday, committing to additional safety measures a week after a woman at Guaranteed Rate Field was struck in the head by a foul ball and hospitalized.White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf spearheaded the
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Sam Kerr’s four goals lift Australia to knockout round

[ad_1] 9:25 PM ETAlyssa RoenigkESPN CloseAlyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com whose assignments have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. (Follow @ESPN_Alyssa on Twitter).GRENOBLE, France -- And there it was. A little more than 10 minutes into Australia's 4-1 defeat of Jamaica at the Stade des Alpes on Tuesday night, Matildas captain Sam Kerr did what
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Sources — Horford to seek deal outside of Boston

[ad_1] 9:25 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN Boston Celtics center Al Horford will decline to exercise his $30.1 million option for the 2019-20 season and seek to leave the franchise as an unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources told ESPN.Talks on a new deal with the Celtics have perished, with too great of a gulf between what the team is willing to offer and what Horford wants on a long-term deal,
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Nats’ Scherzer breaks nose during bunting drill

[ad_1] WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose when he took a ball off his face during batting practice on Tuesday.Scherzer was injured while attempting a bunt. The team said a CT scan was negative.The three-time Cy Young Award winner was scheduled to start one of the two games of Washington's day-night doubleheader against Philadelphia on Wednesday. The Nationals said Scherzer's status -- as well as
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Trent Yawney joins McLellan’s coaching staff with LA Kings

[ad_1] EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Trent Yawney has joined Todd McLellan’s staff as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings announced the hiring Tuesday. Yawney was an assistant coach with the Edmonton Oilers last season. The former Chicago Blackhawks head coach spent 2014-18 on the staff of the Anaheim Ducks, working under Bruce Boudreau and Randy Carlyle. Yawney was McLellan’s assistant for three seasons with the
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ESPYS 2019 — High school football coach Rob Mendez to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

[ad_1] Coach Rob Mendez was born without arms or legs, and still was determined to become a head football coach. Here, as told to ESPN senior writer Wayne Drehs, the recipient of the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance shares his thank you letter to the game that changed his life.Dear Football,I don't know how to say thank you. I don't know where to begin. The game has given me a
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Horford to seek deal outside of Boston

[ad_1] All-Star center Al Horford is prepared to enter free agency to find a three or four year deal outside of Boston, after the gulf between the two sides became too great for them to close on a new deal, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.The Boston Herald was first to report that Horford is unlikely to return to the Celtics. [ad_2] Source link