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Kyle Gibson flirts with no-hitter as rampaging Phillies improve to 10 games over .500

On most nights, a barrage of five home runs would be the story. Not on this one, though. Rhys Hoskins, Nick Castellanos and Darick Hall all went deep in the first inning and JT Realmuto and Kyle Schwarber joined the power party later. But Kyle Gibson stole the show Friday night. “He was a lot …

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Giants training camp, 8/5: ‘Good work’ for Giants at Fan Fest, more takeaways

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — The New York Giants ran through a practice filled with scrimmage type situations during Friday evening’s Fan Fest at MetLife Stadium. The stadium’s lower bowl was fairly well occupied for the team’s second Fan Fest in as many years. “Got a lot of good work out there,” said head coach Brian …

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James Saxon case proves that PR drives the Personal Conduct Policy

Getty Images On Monday, Judge Sue L. Robinson charged the NFL of reacting too strongly to public opinion in the administration of the Personal Conduct Policy. She failed to realize that public opinion drives the entire policy. The policy exists as a mechanism for empowering the league to take action against players and others who …

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Dodgers Place Clayton Kershaw On Injured List, Reinstate Chris Taylor

The Dodgers announced they’ve placed Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day injured list, citing low back pain. utility man Chris Taylor is back from his own IL stint to take the vacated active roster spot. Los Angeles also recalled reliever Reyes Moronta from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optional outfielder James Outman. Kershaw lands on the IL …

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Five observations from Bayern Munich’s 6-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt

Bayern Munich came out firing on all cylinders to kickoff this 60th season of the Bundesliga. It was an absolute wrecking of the current Europa League champions, one that should have the Bundesliga doubters chirping. Let’s first revel in the might of the display. A statement of intent If there were any doubts about how …

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Cain Velasquez, former UFC champion, pleads not guilty to attempted murder charge

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez pleaded not guilty Friday in an attempted murder case in Santa Clara (California) County, his attorney Mark Geragos told ESPN. Velasquez, 40, is being charged with attempted murder and 10 other gun-related charges from an incident where he allegedly chased down a man, Harry Goularte — who is being …

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Rockies Claim Dinelson Lamet, Designate Ashton Goudeau

1:00pm: The Rockies announced the claim of Lamet, adding that right-hander Ashton Goudeau has been designated for assignment in order to create roster space. 12:46pm: The Rockies have claimed right-hander Dinelson Lamet off waivers from the Brewers, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports (Twitter link). Lamet, whom the Brewers acquired alongside Taylor Rogers and prospects Esteury …

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