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Mets fire general manager who sent explicit texts to female reporter

Jared Porter sent the uninvited images in 2016, when at CubsESPN says texts ended with photo of ‘erect, naked penis’The New York Mets have fired their general manager, Jared Porter, after he confirmed an ESPN story that he sent graphic, uninvited text …

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Mets fire general manager who sent explicit texts to female reporter

Jared Porter sent the uninvited images in 2016, when at CubsESPN says texts ended with photo of ‘erect, naked penis’The New York Mets have fired their general manager, Jared Porter, after he confirmed an ESPN story that he sent graphic, uninvited text …

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Tommy Lasorda, Hall of Fame manager and LA Dodgers icon, dies aged 93

Lasorda led Dodgers to World Series titles in 1981 and 1988Hall of Fame manager led US to gold medal at 2000 OlympicsTommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassa…

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Tommy Lasorda, Hall of Fame manager and LA Dodgers icon, dies aged 93

Lasorda led Dodgers to World Series titles in 1981 and 1988Hall of Fame manager led US to gold medal at 2000 OlympicsTommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassa…

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Phil Niekro, Hall of Fame knuckleballer who starred with Braves, dies aged 81

Atlanta Braves pitcher won 318 games over 24-year careerNiekro also played for Yankees, Indians and Blue JaysBaseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, who pitched well into his 40s with a knuckleball that baffled big league hitters for more than two decades,…

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MLB corrects ‘clear error’ and reclassifies Negro Leagues as a major league

Leagues ran while black players were excluded from MLBChange means statistics for baseball greats will changeWillie Mays will add some hits to his record, Monte Irvin’s big league batting average should climb over .300 and Satchel Paige may add nearly …

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MLB corrects ‘clear error’ and reclassifies Negro Leagues as a major league

Leagues ran while black players were excluded from MLBChange means statistics for baseball greats will changeWillie Mays will add some hits to his record, Monte Irvin’s big league batting average should climb over .300 and Satchel Paige may add nearly …

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Cleveland’s baseball team to reportedly drop ‘Indians’ from name

Native Americans groups have protested against name for yearsWashington’s NFL team changed team name earlier this yearCleveland’s baseball team will reportedly drop “Indians” from their name, according to multiple reports.Native American groups and som…

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Mets’ Robinson Cano loses $24m in salary after failed doping test

MLB commissioner suspends infielder for entire 2021 seasonSecond failed drugs test leads to automatic suspensionAll Robinson Cano needed to do to make $24m in 2021 was not take performance enhancing drugs or commit a major felony. He could only manage …

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The long-overdue hire of Kim Ng shows what women in sports are up against

The appointment of a woman with three decades’ experience to a general manager post has been hailed as a groundbreaking moment. Perhaps one day it will just be business as usual“This challenge is one I don’t take lightly,” said Kim Ng, following Friday…

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Kim Ng hired by Miami Marlins as first female general manager in US sports

Kim Ng becomes first female GM in MLB historyBaseball lifer thankful for ‘honor of my career’The Miami Marlins have hired Kim Ng to be their next general manager, making her the first female GM in the history of Major League Baseball.“After decades of …

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Kim Ng hired by Miami Marlins as first female general manager in US sports

Kim Ng becomes first female GM in MLB historyBaseball lifer thankful for ‘honor of my career’The Miami Marlins have hired Kim Ng to be their next general manager, making her the first female GM in the history of Major League Baseball.“After decades of …

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Cleveland’s Shane Bieber, Cincinnati’s Trevor Bauer win Cy Young Awards

Bieber takes Cy Young after winning AL’s pitching Triple CrownBauer becomes first ever Cincinnati pitcher to take NL honorShane Bieber and Trevor Bauer love to talk pitching. They bonded as teammates with the Cleveland Indians, and stayed in touch afte…

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Joe Biden to throw out first pitch for Washington Nationals on opening day

Nationals announce Biden will throw out first pitch on 1 AprilPresident-elect will resume tradition interrupted by TrumpAs Joe Biden addressed Americans in a victory speech on Saturday night, the Washington Nationals announced the president-elect will …

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MLB approves sale of New York Mets to hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen

MLB owners vote to approve sale of Mets to Steve CohenHedge fund manager expected to pay record price for teamNew York City mayor Bill di Blasio signs off on transactionThe Wilpon family’s control of the New York Mets neared its end after 34 years when…

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Turner rebuked by MLB for returning to field after positive Covid-19 test

MLB issues strongly worded criticism of Dodgers third basemanTurner ‘emphatically refused to comply’ with Covid protocolsMajor League Baseball on Wednesday issued a scathing rebuke to Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner after he returned to…

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LA Dodgers win World Series as Turner exits mid-game due to Covid-19 test

Dodgers win 3-1 in Game 6 to clinch first title since 1988Justin Turner exits game after receiving positive Covid testShortstop Corey Seager named Most Valuable PlayerGame 6: Tampa Bay Rays 1-3 LA Dodgers – as it happenedNo dogpile, no champagne and a …

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LA Dodgers move one win from World Series title after edging Rays in Game 5

Dodgers win 4-2 to move one win from first title since 1988Kershaw establishes all-time postseason strikeouts recordGame 6 between Los Angeles and Tampa Bay is on TuesdayClayton Kershaw’s glittering career lacked two of the most satisfying accomplishme…

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Tampa Bay Rays win Game 4 and tie World Series on shocking Dodgers gaffes

Rays win 8-7 and tie World Series at two games apieceHomers, Rubik’s Cubes: is Mookie Betts the perfect athlete?Brett Phillips squatted on the field crying, Randy Arozarena sprawled in the dirt pounding his hands on home plate.Tears of joy, smacks of c…

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The exquisite catharsis of watching Clayton Kershaw fail to implode

The Dodgers pitcher is brilliant in the regular season and notoriously rocky in the playoffs. Watching him pitch well in the World Series is a joyIn the 178th postseason inning he’s pitched, facing the first batter of his 29 October start, the best pit…