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Rockies GM supports Ian Desmond’s decision to skip 2020 season

[ad_1] DENVER -- Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said he supports Ian Desmond's decision to sit out the 2020 season to focus on his young family and help rejuvenate youth baseball in his hometown in Florida.Bridich said he had a pair of recent conversations with the 34-year-old outfielder, who announced his decision in a lengthy and heartfelt Instagram post Monday night.Desmond wrote that the "COVID-19 pandemic has made this
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Rockies’ Ian Desmond opting out of playing in 2020, citing high risk amid pandemic

[ad_1] Ian Desmond will opt of playing this season, the Colorado Rockies outfielder announced Monday."The COVID-19 pandemic has made this baseball season one that is a risk I am not comfortable taking," he wrote at the end of a lengthy post on Instagram that touched on race and opportunities for youth baseball players.Desmond, who was born in Sarasota, Florida, wrote that he's not "leaving baseball behind for the year. I'll
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Ian Cole knows Colorado Avalanche have to walk before Stanley Cup run

[ad_1] COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- NHL players spend their offseasons in a variety of ways. For example, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ian Cole spent three months being unable to walk.Cole was diagnosed with femoroacetabular impingement in both of his hips, a condition in which extra bone growth around the hip joint causes discomfort and potentially larger problems. After the Avalanche's second-round elimination against the San Jose Sharks last postseason -- one
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14-year vet Ian Kinsler retires one hit shy of 2,000

[ad_1] Ian Kinsler is retiring after a 14-year major league career, he announced Friday.Kinsler, 37, told The Athletic that a herniated cervical disk that ended his 2019 season in August played a factor in his decision to retire. He ends his career one hit shy of 2,000, with 257 home runs, 909 RBIs and 243 stolen bases."My pride wouldn't let me go halfway at something that I've been doing at
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Ian Darke’s Premier League first impressions: City favourites for three-peat

[ad_1] 2:25 PM ETIan DarkeESPN.com writer CloseDarke, who called games for the network during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is ESPN lead soccer voice in the United States. He has covered the Barclays Premier League and the Champions League since 1982, and has one of the world's most recognizable soccer voices.First impressions can be misleading, but, as Liverpool maintains a 100% record -- with Manchester City hot
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Ian Darke’s Premier League predictions: It’s Liverpool’s year

[ad_1] 2:29 PM ETIan DarkeESPN.com writer CloseDarke, who called games for the network during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is ESPN lead soccer voice in the United States. He has covered the Barclays Premier League and the Champions League since 1982, and has one of the world's most recognizable soccer voices.On the eve of another Premier League season full of intrigue, optimism runs high everywhere ... well,
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Free agent Ian Kinsler agrees to deal with San Diego Padres

[ad_1] The San Diego Padres have reached an agreement with free-agent second baseman Ian Kinsler on a two-year, $8 million deal, according to multiple reports Friday.The Padres have a club option for a third year, according to The Athletic, which first reported the agreement. The deal is pending a physical.Every team left Las Vegas with unfinished business. We have some suggestions on where they should go from here.This year's winter