Month: July 2021

Jul 30, 2021 Oklahoma City added to its stockpile of future first-round picks as the Utah Jazz traded a future No. 1 and center Derrick Favors to the Thunder for a 2027 second-round pick, it was announced Friday. Before the move, the Thunder already had 12 first-round picks above and beyond their own — some
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7:30 PM ET The New York Mets said Friday that Jacob deGrom will be out until September due to additional inflammation in his right forearm. According to acting New York general manager Zack Scott, deGrom threw a bullpen session Thursday and then was diagnosed with the inflammation. DeGrom reached the high 90s near the end
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11:45 AM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Belinda Bencic of Switzerland won the women’s tennis gold medal in singles, and she might not be done. The 12th-ranked Bencic beat Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 for the first major title of her career. Bencic also is in
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3:18 PM ET HOUSTON — For the third straight day of training camp, Deshaun Watson did not take part in team drills. Although the Houston Texans’ quarterback stood off to the side for most of practice, newly acquired QB Tyrod Taylor said Watson’s presence has not been a distraction. Taylor said Watson has “absolutely” been
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9:32 AM ET Rafa Mir celebrates with his Spain teammates after his dramatic equaliser. Koki Nagahama/Getty Images Spain ended a 21-year wait to reach the men’s Olympic football semifinals as substitute Rafa Mir scored a hat trick to secure a 5-2 victory over Ivory Coast in extra-time on Saturday. Winger Max Gradel appeared to have secured
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5:31 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — Novak Djokovic came to the Tokyo Olympics aiming for a Golden Slam. He’ll leave without a medal and will need some time to recover from a draining performance in extreme conditions that didn’t meet expectations. The top-ranked Djokovic lost his cool and abused his racket several times during
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9:46 AM ET SAITAMA, Japan — The best thing Team USA had going for it this summer was Kevin Durant committing to play. Saturday he reminded everyone why. On a night when he became the all-time leading American scorer in the Olympics, Durant added another tremendous performance to his Team USA resume in a 119-84
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Jul 29, 2021 Now that the dust has settled on a frenzied stretch of free-agent signings and steady flurry of offseason trades, let’s take a preliminary view of some new faces in new places through the fantasy-focussed lens. With the goalie carousel operating full-tilt in overdrive this week, that’s a good place to start. For
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6:14 AM ET Associated Press KAWAGOE, Japan — Just over three weeks ago, Hideki Matsuyama was in isolation for COVID-19 and desperate to record a negative test to have any chance of competing in his home Olympics. Even when he cleared that hurdle, it was a matter of building endurance for stifling heat and shedding
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4:03 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — The New York Yankees acquired Los Angeles Angels starter Andrew Heaney on Friday, adding a pitcher after making two big trades for sluggers. The Yankees got the 30-year-old lefty and cash for minor league right-handers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero. New York began the day at 53-48, fourth
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