June 2018 archive

Jun 25

The Astros’ Jeff Luhnow is one of baseball’s most fascinating executives.

His early tenure in Houston, the period during which the Astros’ championship squad was built, was not without its controversies. There was a perceived lowball offer on an extension for George Springer. There was the Brady Aiken mess, which cost Houston two high picks from the 2014 draft but http://www.columbusbluejacketsofficialonline.com/Adidas-Matt-Calvert-Jersey also gave the club the …

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Jun 23

Robbie Ray and other disappointing players to trade for now

Most fantasy baseball teams were drafted three or more months ago, and even the most patient of managers is probably getting tired of some draft-day disappointments who are holding back fantasy rosters as summer begins. Eric Karabell recaps action from Thursday, including a look at a dozen players who weren’t on the fantasy radar in …

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Jun 22

Mets injury updates: Ace Noah Syndergaard will not start Sunday, closer Jeurys Familia placed on DL

The Mets Calvin Johnson Jersey injury struggles continue. New York ace Noah Syndergaard was expected to be activated from the disabled list Sunday. But he will not start after experiencing swelling and discomfort while playing catch, according to a report by MLB.com. The Mets also placed closer Jeurys Familia on the disabled list Friday. Syndergaard …

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Jun 20

Indians ace Corey Kluber continues streak of dominance

Indians ace Corey Kluber continued his unrivaled stretch of form Sunday in a 9-2 win over the Tigers. Kluber, a two-time American League Cy Young Award winner, improved to 10-2 with a 1.99 ERA this season after allowing just two runs with eight strikeouts in eight innings. The Raiders parted ways with Michael Crabtree and …

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Jun 19

Jonathan Stewart’s experience in Odell Beckham’s shoes

By the time he played his final game as the Panthers’ all-time leading rusher, Jonathan Stewart’s contract underwent almost as many amendments as the Bill of Rights. Stewart, who signed a five-year deal worth $36.5 million in 2012, restructured his contract with then-general manager Dave Gettleman in 2013,  2014 and 2017, according to various reports. …

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Jun 16

Paul Posluszny’s presence still felt in Jacksonville

The Jaguars brought back most of the defensive players that helped push the team to an AFC South title and spot in the conference title game last year, but one of the few who left still has an impact on the team. The fact that Foster has had other issues — include the bizarre circumstances …

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Jun 14

9 young Giants who could take a step forward in 2018

I like the use of a fullback, Shurmur said. I think there are ways that you can use him strategically, whether it is the grouping that he is involved in or how you get him the ball. When you have a fullback in there you always have the element of seven-man (pass) protection, which is …

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Jun 12

Chris Conley pretty close to normal after torn Achilles

With Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce in the lineup, Chiefs opponents are going to have to make some tough calls about how to deploy their defenders this season. Those choices could leave less than stifling coverage on wide receiver Chris Conley, who missed most of last season after tearing his Achilles …

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Jun 09

Delaware to launch sports betting days before N.J.

Malcolm Smith Authentic Jersey Delaware will launch a full-scale sports betting operation at all three of that state’s casinos on June 5, just a few days before an informal deadline New Jersey lawmakers have set for the passage of their own legislation regulating sports betting. Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, and Harrington Raceway …

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Jun 06

Fired Giants equipment staffers did not see this coming

Less than two weeks after settling a four-year-old lawsuit arising from allegations of fraudulent memorabilia, the Giants fired three members of their equipment staff. Two of them were surprised. Via Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com, equipment director Joe Skiba and assistant equipment director Ed Skiba did not expect to be fired. Joe and Ed did not …

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