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‘We play too much’: Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo calls for shorter season

Cubs’ first baseman says MLB’s 162-game season is too longRizzo says he’s OK with shorter season even with smaller payChicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo believes that baseball’s 162-game schedule is too long.The three-time All-Star said Tuesday i…

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Nationals’ Bryce Harper hits startling broken-bat home run in win over Mets

Harper hits broken-bat home run in first inning off Jacob deGromSlumping Nats come together for 8-6 victory over surging MetsBryce Harper hit a startling, broken-bat homer early, then grounded a key single during a six-run surge in the eighth inning th…

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Yankees and Red Sox brawl at Fenway after New York player gets hit by pitch

Newest chapter of famed rivalry kicks off with bench-clearing brawlYankees snap Boston’s nine-game winning streak with 10-7 victoryThe fuse has officially been lit in the newest chapter of the ramped-up Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. Zim v Pedro. A-Rod v Var…

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Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani drawing early Babe Ruth comparisons

Japanese import continues to shine as both pitcher and hitterOhtani flirted with perfect game for six-plus innings on SundayJapanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani continued to display Babe Ruth-like brilliance in the early stages of his Major League Baseb…

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Masters moments, remembering Ray Wilkins and the best bicycle kicks | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features more NCAA drama, the evergreen Ichiro Suzuki and Football Italia nostalgia1) The Masters starts on Thursday, so let’s dip into the archive. Bob Goalby seizes the moment after a scorecard error by Roberto De Vicenzo’s p…

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Yankees fans boo Stanton after strikeouts as Ohtani equals Babe Ruth’s feat

Yankees slugger says he was ‘awful’ during win over Tampa BayJapanese star hits homer days after winning as starting pitcherMuch was expected of Giancarlo Stanton when he arrived in New York this season but after hitting two home runs in the season ope…

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Spring hasn’t sprung: New York Yankees opener called off to due to snow

Several inches of snow leave Yankee Stadium blanketed in whiteGame against Tampa Bay Rays will now be played on TuesdayBaseball, a game that is often all about cold beer and hot dogs on a warm day, didn’t feel quite so seasonal in New York on Monday as…

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Sports quiz of the week: Joshua v Parker, World Cup winners and a mascot

Who won at home? Who is a proud dad? And who fears for his place? Related: José Mourinho or Donald Trump: who said it? Eight countries have won the World Cup. Which three of them lost to other World Cup-winning nations in the international break?Nether…

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MLB 2018 predictions: Stanton’s 70 homers and Dodgers-Astros power struggles

Will the World Series be a repeat of 2017? Who will be the best pitcher in baseball? Our writers give their verdicts as the new season beginsMost of baseball’s speed-up rules will be a gigantic flop. Fans and players will hate the new mandate that puts…

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LA Dodgers game abandoned after sewage lake forms in foul territory

Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles: ‘I smelled it. It was nasty, man’Leak blamed on water-main leak at Dodger StadiumSpring training came to a repulsive end on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.The exhibition finale between the Angels and Dodgers was cut sh…

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Shohei Ohtani: the future of baseball or empty hype?

Baseball’s most intriguing property has been billed as the first two-way star since Babe Ruth, but questions about the Angels’ prized import still outnumber answers as opening day loomsHe is a particular species of baseball flower that’s never been kno…

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Here comes the meat and cheese armageddon: MLB stadium foods 2018

With the Major League Baseball season getting under way this week, here’s a sampling of the food items on sale at ballparks around America (and Canada) Continue reading…

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March Madness, Tiger Woods back in form and a flying scorpion kick | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features an Australian Grand Prix washout, the best of Gigi Buffon and an outrageous rally move1) Formula One 2018 is go, go, go – starting with Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. Since moving to Melbourne Park, the race has becom…

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Why a road name is stirring up the Red Sox’s troubled color-line history

Tom Yawkey was the last team owner of his era to field a black player. And now his legacy is being debated once again as Boston change the name of Yawkey WayLast week, the Boston Red Sox confirmed they would change the name of Yawkey Way, the street ju…

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Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson traded … to New York Yankees

Four-time Pro Bowler has played minor league baseballWilson highly unlikely ever to play in major leagues Not content with adding National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton to their set-up this off-season, the New York Yankees have decided to pick up a Supe…

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Memory Lane: inside the dressing room – in pictures

Every sporting venue contains a room that is home to scenes of jubilation, dejection, reflection, team talks, high jinks and everything in between. We have had a rummage in the archives to peak into the dressing rooms of yesteryear Continue reading…

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Cleveland Indians to remove divisive Chief Wahoo logo

MLB team’s mascot deemed as racist by many AmericansClub will continue to sell Chief Wahoo merchandiseThe divisive and hotly debated Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Cleveland Indians’ uniform next year.The polarizing mascot is coming of…

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The top US sports stories of 2017: NFL, Conor McGregor and Dennis Rodman

After a thrilling 2016, sports fans might have expected an anticlimax. Instead, they got fights, feuds – and an NFL storyline that ran and ranSports fans had such a thrilling 2016 – with the NBA finals and World Series both ending in dramatic victories…

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The bench myth: why resting athletes may not be as helpful as teams believe

With research touting the benefits of sleep and recovery, teams are now paying more attention to recuperation. But is there such a thing as too much rest?Science sometimes seems so simple. Take rest for instance. With all the experts touting the benefi…

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The bench myth: why resting athletes may not be as helpful as teams believe

With research touting the benefits of sleep and recovery, teams are now paying more attention to recuperation. But is there such a thing as too much rest?Science sometimes seems so simple. Take rest for instance. With all the experts touting the benefi…