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Rams’ Talib — Botched PI call ‘not an L.A. problem’

[ad_1] 11:19 PM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay walked through the locker room Wednesday, and upon seeing about 20 reporters and television cameras positioned in front of cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman's locker, hollered, "How many times can you ask the same question!"Apparently,
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Diamondbacks vs. Mets – Game Recap – September 11, 2019

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Todd Frazier and Jeff McNeil each homered twice, helping the surging New York Mets stun Diamondbacks ace Robbie Ray and beat Arizona 9-0 Wednesday night.The Mets (75-70) have won the first three games of the pivotal four-game series to move past the Diamondbacks (75-71) in the race for the second National League wild card. New York entered Wednesday three games behind the Chicago Cubs, who played
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Going, going, gone! Inside MLB’s new home run record

[ad_1] It's official: 2019 is the Year of the Home Run.Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles hit the 22nd home run of Wednesday night, and the 6,106th of the season, setting the major league record. The former mark of 6,105 was set in 2017.Here's a look at the record-setting night and a deep dive into the numbers behind the record-setting season.Countdown to the new MLB home run recordWith 14 games
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O’s’ Villar hits MLB’s record-setting 6,106th HR

[ad_1] The Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Villar hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning at Camden Yards on Wednesday night, the 6,106th homer of 2019, setting an MLB single-season record. The record comes with 18 days left in the regular season.The previous mark was set in 2017. Prior to that season, the mark stood at 5,693 homers in 2000.Villar's three-run shot off Caleb Ferguson of the
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LeBron’s ‘Taco Tuesday’ trademark filing denied

[ad_1] Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James' love of "Taco Tuesday" will have to come without a trademark attached.The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday refused the application filed by James' company LBJ Trademarks, explaining that "Taco Tuesday" is "a commonplace term.""The applied-for mark is a commonplace term, message, or expression widely used by a variety of sources that merely conveys an ordinary, familiar, well-recognized concept or sentiment message,"
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Sources — FSU hiring Leavitt as defensive analyst

[ad_1] Florida State is hiring former Oregon defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt as an analyst to help fix a flailing defense, sources confirmed to ESPN.Leavitt is expected to assist Seminoles defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett by bringing another experienced voice to help with devising game plans.The Athletic first reported Leavitt would be joining Florida State's staff in the off-the-field role of quality control analyst.Leavitt was Florida State coach Willie Taggart's defensive coordinator
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How Team USA’s roster issues ended a gold-medal run

[ad_1] France's historic FIBA World Cup victory over Team USA on Wednesday left a lot of fans wondering how a roster full of American NBA players could lose in the quarterfinals of an international basketball tournament.While the 89-79 defeat was disappointing for the Americans, it wasn't surprising. This version of Team USA is incapable of dominating international opponents the same way previous iterations could, and the problems were fully visible
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‘Underappreciated’ Rivers, streak awe Stafford

[ad_1] ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Matthew Stafford has started 129 consecutive games for the Detroit Lions since the start of the 2011 season. Yet he still marvels at Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, whose streak is ahead of Stafford's by 80 games."He's a great quarterback, does a great job," Stafford said. "I think underappreciated in a lot of aspects. And obviously, the guy shows up for his team every week. Played
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Biggest Week 2 injury questions for all 32 NFL teams

[ad_1] 8:03 PM ETNFL NationESPN Many NFL teams emerged from Week 1 relatively unscathed from an injury standpoint. Others have already seen key starters knocked out for significant time, such as Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles, Chiefs wideout Tyreek Hill and Chargers tight end Hunter Henry.But while catastrophe was largely averted, every team has at least one player in some question for the Week 2 lineup. NFL Nation reporters provide the
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Raiders’ Abram to have surgery, placed on IR

[ad_1] ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders rookie safety Johnathan Abram, the 27th overall pick in this year's draft, will undergo shoulder surgery and likely will miss the remainder of the season, coach Jon Gruden said Wednesday.Gruden said Abram will be placed on injured reserve."Big blow to our team," Gruden said after practice. "No question it's a big loss. ... We'll consider this a redshirt year for him."Abram reportedly suffered the