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Illness sidelines Blue Jays pitcher Osuna

CHICAGO — The approach balls were drifting out of Wrigley Field when a Cincinnati Reds were here progressing in a week, it’s one of a final places you’d wish to come with a sap bullpen. But that was a conditions Jays manager John Gibbons found himself in on Friday, with …

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Celtics to retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics will retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34 during their Feb. 11 diversion opposite a Cleveland Cavaliers. The longtime Celtics brazen will be a 22nd actor so celebrated — a initial given 2003. Pierce was drafted by Boston in 1998 and played 15 seasons for a Celtics. …

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Bortles’ fate with Jaguars rests in hands of Coughlin, Marrone

After yet another pass-poor performance, Blake Bortles’ future as starting quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars apparently will be decided by Tom Coughlin and Doug Marrone. Mr. Maglie Orlando Magic Patient and Mr. Impatient, when it comes to quarterbacks. Coughlin, the Jaguars’ new czar of football operations, is a man who …

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Durant on Irving-James feud: ‘They’ll figure it out’

Much of a NBA off-season chaff has centered around a LeBron James-Kyrie Irving feud. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, a energetic Cavaliers stars haven’t spoke given Irving announced his enterprise to be traded in late July. Many a basketball folk have chimed in on a matter in a weeks given …

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Nationals owner had leg amputated after cancer treatment

Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner said Thursday night in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his left leg amputated. In the letter to columnist Barry Svrluga, the 63-year-old Lerner wrote: “Thanks very much for your concern and good wishes. I know you recognize …

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Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch avoids questions about anthem

NAPA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time in training camp and avoided questions regarding his decision to sit during the national anthem before last week’s preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. Not long after the Raiders broke camp following their …

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