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Vandy’s Rocker fans 11 to force CWS Game 3

[ad_1] OMAHA, Neb. -- Kumar Rocker struck out 11 while pitching 6⅓ innings of three-hit ball, and Vanderbilt got to Michigan's shaky bullpen in a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the College World Series finals Tuesday night.The Commodores (58-12) forced a winner-take-all Game 3 on Wednesday night at TD Ameritrade Park. Michigan is playing for its first national title since 1962, and Vanderbilt is trying for its first since
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College football schedule superlatives for the 2019 season

[ad_1] The absolute most important thing to understand any time you're previewing the upcoming college football season, and especially when you're doing a deeper dive on schedules, is that "ain't nobody playing anybody."It's a time-honored phrase and one coated in its own vernacular depending on where you reside and what team you live and die with every fall Saturday afternoon. It's also a phrase that will invariably reach a crescendo
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Machado’s Baltimore return brings cheers, big HR

[ad_1] BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado turned his butterflies into a big fly.Making his return to Camden Yards on Tuesday as a member of the San Diego Padres, Machado homered against his former team. In his second at-bat, leading off the third inning, the ex-Oriole jumped all over a first-pitch fastball from Baltimore starter Jimmy Yacabonis and sent it screaming over the wall in left-center field. The solo blast, which was
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A consumer’s guide to rumors, fake news, buyback clauses and more

[ad_1] The transfer window can be the best and worst time as a soccer fan: either your team is linked to every top player and they eventually make some signings, or they're left settling for some last-minute loan deals to remain competitive. There are rumors, whispers and endless paper talk. There's also a lot of jargon to keep you confused.Who sets a transfer fee? Is a "free" transfer really free?
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Vegas faces offseason moves to get under salary cap

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights answered one offseason question when they signed William Karlsson to an eight-year contract. Now they have to get under the salary cap before the start of next season. Per Capfriendly.com, the Golden Knights’ projected cap hit is currently $89,024,999. The NHL recently announced next year’s limit will be $81.5 million, up $2 million from last season. That means the team needs
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Illustrated voting guide to MLB All-Star Starters Election

[ad_1] Baseball has a new process for deciding who will start the All-Star Game on July 9 in Cleveland. With the primary portion of the voting complete, we're down to three candidates per league at each position (with nine outfielders). Everyone starts at zero when the Starters Election balloting opens at noon ET Wednesday and runs through 4 p.m. ET Thursday.While the finalists sweat it out, we examine the candidates
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Sharks extend offers to Meier, Labanc, Gambrell

[ad_1] SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have issued qualifying offers to restricted free agent forwards Timo Meier, Kevin Labanc and Dylan Gambrell. The team declined Tuesday to make an offer to defenseman Joakim Ryan, making him an unrestricted free agent next month. The 26-year-old Ryan had no goals and seven assists in 44 games this past season. He has played 106 games over the past two
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Machado shakes off nerves with homer vs. O’s

[ad_1] BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado turned his butterflies into a big fly.Making his return to Camden Yards on Tuesday as a member of the San Diego Padres, Machado homered against his former team. In his second at-bat, leading off the third inning, the ex-Oriole jumped all over a first-pitch fastball from Baltimore starter Jimmy Yacabonis and sent it screaming over the wall in left-center field. The solo blast, which was
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Machado shakes off nerves, homers in return

[ad_1] BALTIMORE -- Being back around the Birds is giving Manny Machado the butterflies."I'm a little more nervous today to come there," said Machado, now with the San Diego Padres, as he returned to Camden Yards on Tuesday for the first time since being traded to the Dodgers last July. "I'm never nervous. I guess it's like a weird nervous, in a way. It's just different."Prior to his first plate
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Yankees homer in MLB-record 28th straight game

[ad_1] The New York Yankees wasted no time in breaking the major league record for the longest streak of consecutive games with a home run.DJ LeMahieu's leadoff homer off Toronto's Clayton Richard in the bottom of the first inning Tuesday night in New York made it 28 straight games with a home run, breaking the record set by the 2002 Texas Rangers.With this current streak, 14 different Yankees have combined