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May 15

Saquon Barkley’s jersey top seller among first-round picks


Saquon Barkley, the Penn State running back selected second overall by the New York Giants on Thursday, generated more jersey sales on NFL draft night than any other first-round pick. It won’t be known until Sunday morning if Barkley’s jersey lead will hold up, but within minutes of his selection, new teammate Odell Beckham Jr. …

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May 13

Top prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. joins Braves, scores tying run in victory


No break-in period needed for 20-year-old Ronald Acuna Jr. Promoted by the Atlanta Braves from Triple-A, the youngest player in the majors was put in the starting lineup Wednesday night, batting sixth and playing left field against Cincinnati. “As soon as I hit the field, I felt at home,” Acuna said through an interpreter after …

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May 10

Josh Rosen revises ‘mistakes’ picked ahead of him to three — the QBs


A calmer Josh Rosen took the podium for his introductory news conference with the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, walking back one of his comments from a charged draft night. “I was a little emotional last night,” Rosen said Friday. For this, he credits a tweak to his slider — he’s using the index finger to …

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May 07

Giannis, Bucks beat Celtics 97-86 to force Game 7


Giannis Antetokounmpo asserted himself in the biggest game of his budding career with his team on the brink of playoff elimination. Now it’s on to Game 7 for the Milwaukee Bucks. Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds and the Bucks pulled away late to beat the Boston Celtics 97-86 on Thursday night to force …

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May 05

Anthony Davis says Pelicans know they can beat Warriors


The Pelicans enter Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal against the Warriors on Saturday believing they can knock off the defending NBA champions and win the series. While describing what it’s like playing against another team that likes to get up and down the floor, New Orleans star Anthony Davis set the tone for …

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May 02

Fowler, Pham lead Cards over Mets 4-3 in 13 innings


Dexter Fowler has hit in six different lineup slots in the last six games for the St. Louis Cardinals. In the series finale against the New York Mets, he was at the right spot at the right time. Fowler’s 13th-inning single capped a comeback from a pair of deficits Thursday and gave the Cardinals a …

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Apr 30

How the voice of Hockeytown lost his son to drugs and insurance fraud


Ken and his ex-wife received medical bills and insurance paperwork from the facilities Jamie lived in for about four months after his death. “I’m amazed with the greed at someone’s expense, at their life expense,” Lisa Daniels says. “How do you look in the mirror? I will never get over the anger. That I know.” …

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Apr 27

Matt Patricia hopes to give Matthew Stafford a “different perspective”


The Lions changed head coaches this offseason when they fired Jim Caldwell and hired Matt Patricia, but they didn’t make a change at offensive coordinator when Patricia brought in new assistant coaches. The Bills can continue their Panthers copycatting with this pick after getting their Heisman-winning QB earlier in the draft. McDermott needs someone to …

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Apr 25

Andrew Luck to appear at first day of Colts’ offseason program


The first step toward Andrew Luck’s NFL return will be taken on Monday. ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported Sunday that Luck would be in attendance for the first day of the Indianapolis Colts’ offseason program, and would likely speak to the media. The Giants’ biggest celebrity  also is being  sued for $15 million by a man …

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Apr 23

Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton reacts to brutal 1st homestand ending with 0-for-7, 5 strikeouts


The last of the many Yankees  to face the press following the worst loss of this very young season was the biggest goat. Giancarlo Stanton, the Yankees’ new superstar slugger, was terrible in his first home game at Yankee Stadium last week and somehow worse Sunday in the final game of his initial homestand. Message …

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