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‘Efficient’ Gerrit Cole K’s 6, allows 1 hit in 5 innings of Yanks’ scrimmage

[ad_1] 10:17 PM ETMarly RiveraESPN Writer CloseMarly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com.Gerrit Cole once again showed a glimpse of what New York Yankees fans can expect this season out of their $324 million ace.In his first intrasquad scrimmage Tuesday night, Cole threw five innings of one-hit ball, which required only 67 pitches (43 for strikes), with six strikeouts and two walks.Cole started off needing only four pitches
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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – ‘Trying to hit Sandy Koufax was like drinking coffee with a fork’

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 1962, Sandy Koufax threw his first no-hitter.He would finish with four no-hitters -- only Nolan Ryan had more. One of Koufax's no-hitters was a perfect game. In Koufax's first no-hitter, he struck out 13, including the
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Tim Kurkjian Baseball Fix – Black-and-blue marks, nausea and all the other fun parts of being hit by a pitch

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 2005, Craig Biggio was hit by a pitch for the 268th time.That broke the modern (since 1900) record set by Don Baylor, who, when asked which one hurt the most, replied, "None of them.'' Biggio would
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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – Why it’s so hard to hit for the cycle

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 2000, the Rockies' Mike Lansing hit for the cycle.Lansing did so in the first four innings of the game: triple, home run, double and single before it even became an official game. So today, we'll celebrate
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How ESPYS honoree Kim Clavel left boxing for nursing when coronavirus hit and emerged even stronger

[ad_1] Thirty was barreling toward her like a punishing left hook, and Kim Clavel assessed her life. Her friends were getting married and settling down, with houses and kids and dogs. Clavel rarely stayed home.Nursing paid the bills, and she worked in a maternity ward in her hometown of Joliette, Quebec. Boxing was her dream, well worth the one-hour one-way commute to train in Montreal. Last August, just before her
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UFC 250 — How hard does Amanda Nunes hit? You see ‘stars and birds’

[ad_1] Miesha Tate silently nodded to herself as she watched Amanda Nunes fight Cris Cyborg. None of what she saw was unexpected -- she experienced it herself.Cyborg charged forward, winging hard punches. But Nunes dropped her with a short right hand while Nunes' back was against the fence. Cyborg came forward and Nunes put her down again with a looping overhand right.Compromised, but still fighting, Cyborg continued to throw big
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MLB stars hit social media to share feelings on George Floyd

[ad_1] Major League Baseball players joined the wave of athletes, coaches and executives speaking out about their grief and anger over the death of George Floyd.Floyd, 46, died last week in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. Chauvin, fired last Tuesday, was charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Three other officers were also fired, but have not
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Will anyone hit .400? Post a 1.12 ERA? What an 82-game 2020 MLB leaderboard could look like

[ad_1] 7:00 AM ETBradford DoolittleCloseESPN Staff WriterSports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers AssociationDavid SchoenfieldCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995While meetings playing out this week will go a long way toward deciding if a 2020 MLB season is played, we
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FC Seoul hit with record fine for placing sex dolls in the stands

[ad_1] South Korea's FC Seoul have been fined a record 100 million Korean Won ($82,000) for "damaging the prestige and integrity of the league" after using sex dolls instead of mannequins to fill empty seats during a league match after the K-League.The club placed around 20 dolls, some of which were dressed in the team's colours while others held placards supporting the side, in the stands on Sunday to make