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Oct 15, 2021 The Chicago Cubs named Carter Hawkins their 16th general manager in franchise history Friday when they hired him away from the Cleveland Indians, the team announced. Hawkins, 37, spent 14 seasons with Cleveland in various roles, including the past five as an assistant general manager. He fills the job that was vacated
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12:50 PM ET The endings of Thursday’s prime-time NFL and MLB games were intriguing — and costly for the betting public. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were consensus 7-point favorites, held off the Philadelphia Eagles in a 28-22 win. The majority of bettors — as high as 88% at DraftKings — took the Buccaneers and
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4:54 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves are preparing to play without outfielder Jorge Soler in the National League Championship Series as they await his clearance following his positive COVID-19 test. The Braves worked out Thursday at Truist Park without Soler, who was pulled from the lineup for Game 4 of the
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2:10 PM ET The fallout from the Yankees‘ disappointing 2021 season has started, as New York will not renew the contracts of hitting coach Marcus Thames and third-base coach Phil Nevin, sources have confirmed to ESPN. The Yankees also are expected to not renew the deal of assistant hitting coach P.J. Pilittere, sources confirmed to
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9:26 PM ET The Atlanta Braves are headed back to the National League Championship Series for the second straight season, and they go there in dramatic fashion. The Braves’ Freddie Freeman hammered a two-out, first-pitch homer to center field in the bottom of the eighth off Josh Hader, the Milwaukee Brewers‘ All-Star closer, lifting Atlanta
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Oct 12, 2021 Though the wait continues within the Yankees’ organization for owner Hal Steinbrenner to dictate the direction of the team in a fluid situation, he seems inclined to keep Aaron Boone as manager, industry sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney. “He likes [Boone], and I don’t think he blames him for what happened,” one
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2:08 PM ET Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — – Former New York Yankees star Joe Pepitone has dropped his lawsuit against the Baseball Hall of Fame that sought the return of a Louisville Slugger bat that Mickey Mantle used to hit his 500th career home run. David M. Barshay, a lawyer for Pepitone, filed a
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1:16 AM ET San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and sudden death — it’s only right. The Giants and Dodgers, two of the oldest rivals in sports, were separated by one game over the course of a 162-game season and by two runs throughout a 19-game season series. Now, after a Walker Buehler-fueled Dodgers victory
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10:59 PM ET BOSTON — As the Red Sox clinched their spot in the American League Championship Series, they rode the backs of two players who entered the season wanting to prove their worth. Kiké Hernandez entered 2021 wanting to demonstrate that he could be an everyday player in the major leagues after his time
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3:25 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Off the bat, nine innings into a game surprisingly devoid of action, it seemed as if an entire ballpark believed Gavin Lux had tied the score with his Los Angeles Dodgers down to their final out. “My stomach pretty much sank when he hit it,” San Francisco Giants third
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11:31 AM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The wildly dramatic — and sometimes controversial — 2021 MLB playoffs continue Monday with another quadruple-header. To catch you up, the Boston Red Sox took a 2-1 series lead over the Tampa Bay Rays after winning a 13-inning game with a walk-off homer from
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Oct 10, 2021 SAN FRANCISCO — For a brief, fleeting moment — the amount of time it took Giants reliever Dominic Leone‘s sixth-inning fastball to travel from his hand to the plate — Cody Bellinger looked like the guy who was the 2019 National League MVP. Bellinger was balanced and quick, two elements of successful
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