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Why LeBron James, Stephen Curry and other NBA stars skipped the 2021 Olympics

  • NBA 夜网论坛 Olympics Ball is life, but it's not Olympics.The USA men's basketball team has had some issues in recent weeks. After a few poor showings in exhibition games, the team was forced to find replacements for Kevin Love and Bradley Beal on the fly, with some … interesting replacements named. But the show must go on — and it's going on without some of its biggest stars.Before the roster was selected, several of the Association's biggest names withdrew from consideration for the national team for different reasons, but largely health-related; Meaning, the world won't get to see LeBron James, Stephen Curry, James Harden and others in the global tournament. With another short NBA offseason for players and a bevy of injuries, plenty of players withdrew from consideration for the 2021 Olympic squad.MORE: Full USA basketball roster for 2021 OlympicsLeBron JamesAfter the Lakers were ousted in the first round of the NBA playoffs, LeBron James used his post-series press conference to say he was sitting out of the 2021 Olympics.James, 37, dealt with an ankle injury that kept him out a month of the regular season, re-aggravating the injury during the last game of the regular season. The superstar decided it best to rest his body and heal up for the 2021-22 season."Nah, I think I'm gonna play for the Tune Squad this summer instead of th[......]

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    New York Yankees, Alex Rodriguez head toward milestone of a showdown

  • Baseball For a player the Yankees reportedly deem unmarketable, Alex Rodriguez sure is getting marketed a lot  — by everyone but his team.As the New York Daily News points out, new commissioner Rob Manfred made a po夜网论坛int during spring training of asking ’s national TV partners to promote the game’s young stars. Yet everywhere you’ve tuned during the season’s early going you’ve seen the TV spotlight on, yes, the 39-year-old Yankee that the Daily News described as a “tainted drug abuser (who Manfred helped bust) returning from a season in exile.” MORE: Classic images of Willie MaysESPN, Fox Sports 1, Network and the Yankees’ own YES Network all have focused on A-Rod, discussing everything from backlash to bat speed and, the prickly part for the Yankees, upcoming milestones. Rodriguez, with 655, is fast approaching Willie Mays’ 660 at No. 4 on the all-time home run list, yet — as Fox reporter Ken Rosenthal detailed multiple times on Saturday’s Yankees-Red Sox broadcast — the Yankees front office “(does) not intend” to pay Rodriguez any bonuses for milestone homers.According to a source cited by the Daily News, if the Yankees designate A-Rod’s passing Mays as a marketing milestone, then according to the 10-year, $275 million contract he signed in 2007 he would be due a $6 million bonus essentially selling to the team the rights to use his name and/or likeness on merchandise related to the milestone.The Yankees, as R[......]

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    Somebody went rogue with hack of Astros, says Cardinals boss

  • Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. says his team's alleged hack of the Astros' analytics database last year is a case of "roguish behavior" by, well, someone.DeWitt added that he's in the dark 夜网论坛about a possible motive. MORE: Save us your conspiracy theories | Cardinals now baseball's biggest heels“I still don’t know the reason for it,” DeWitt said, per The Associated Press. “I can’t come up with a reason for it. It goes against everything we stand for. We don’t know who did what here.” The Houston Chronicle reported Thursday night that the Cardinals breached the Astros' database in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Previous reports mentioned just the '13 and '14 incidents. The Chronicle cited a source with knowledge of the details of the FBI's investigation into the case. The source requested anonymity.DeWitt denied having any involvement in the scandal. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak did the same Wednesday. The Astros said little Thursday night in response."(Team owner) Jim (Crane), (general manager) Jeff (Luhnow) and our entire organization have a tremendous amount of respect for Mr. DeWitt and the Cardinals organization. We have no doubt that they will handle this appropriately," Astros general counsel Giles Kibbe said in a statement.The Astros hired Luhnow from the Cardinals in December 2011. Media have speculated that people in the Cardinals' organization hacked the Astros' database because Luhnow took proprietary information with him to Houston. Luhnow denied doi[......]

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    Curt Schilling warns Madison Bumgarner, about consequences of dipping

  • Baseball Curt Schilling, one of the premier pitchers of his generation, will go down in baseball lore as the guy who ignored a bloody ankle injury to pitch the Red Sox to victory in Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS.In the past year, Schilling has dealt with another bloody situation — a blee夜网论坛ding mouth, the result of oral cancer. Schilling announced in February 2014 he had been diagnosed with the disease. The 48-year-old reported last July the cancer had gone into remission. MORE: Memorable photos of Tony Gwynn | Schilling writes letter to younger selfNow, as Schilling resumes his life, he has been outspoken about the dangers associated with chewing tobacco, especially players that are role models for adolescents. After Giants pitchers Madison Bumgarner and Jake Peavy told The New York Times they have been using smokeless tobacco since they were in fifth grade, Schilling voiced a warning to those two and to other players who dip. Speaking on ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike show, Schilling said he's done trying to tell people not to chew; instead, he just says that if players don't stop chewing, eventually they will get cancer. "You'll lose your sense of taste, you'll lose your sense of smell, your gums will bleed, your teeth will rot — that is if you're lucky," Schilling said. "If you're not you will wind up in the hospital receiving radiation above the neck." Related News[......]

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    playoffs 2015: Jays turn to Stroman, 'perfect guy' to even series, in Game 2

  • TORONTO — The ace the Blue Jays imported let them down, so Toronto has to turn to the ace it drafted to just about save the season in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Friday.Marcus Stroman cannot truly be called an ace yet, not with only 157 2/3 innings under his belt in the major leagues. The 2012 first-round draft pick does have the stuff of an ace, though, and after the right-hander was expected to miss the entire season with a torn ACL, he returned in September to go 4-0 with a 1.67 ERA, allowing only 20 hits and six walks while striking out 18 hitters in 27 innings. MORE: scoreboard |  Best ALDS photos | Price's playoff struggles continue In his postseason debut, Stroman’s responsibility is to do what David Price, the Cy Young candidate who arrived from Detroit in a deadline trade, could not: keep the Rangers in the ballpark. And where Price was unable to outduel Yovani Gallardo, Stroman faces the tougher task of matching up with Cole Hamels, the ace the Rangers added at the trade deadline.“You always look forward to the days that Stro’s pitching,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said after his team’s 5-3 defeat in the franchise's first playoff game since 1993, when Stroman was a 2-year-old on Long Island. “There’s something about him, he always rises to the occasion, so we feel really good. We’ve got our work cut out for us with Hamels, no doubt. We dropped that first one at home, it’s important we win at home. So, yeah, tomorrow’s a big game[......]

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    Optimistic Marlins introduce Don Mattingly as new manager

  • Baseball Say this for the Marlins as they embark on the Don Mattingly Era: They're optimistic.Mattingly was formally introduced Monday as the 14th manager in franchise history, but the 10th in Jeffrey Loria's ownership and seventh since 2011, or roughly one every 116 games. MORE: 's top 25 free agents this offseasonBut Mattingly, 54, signed a four-year contract and said, “I plan on being here at least 10.” “We wanted this to be the last manager’s press conference we ever did,” Marlins president David Samson said (via the Miami Herald). “We’ve done too many.”If there is one thing that gives rise to the optimism it's that Mattingly, unlike immediate predecessors Mike Redmond and Dan Jennings, has experience managing at the major-league level.In five seasons as the Dodgers manager, he compiled a 446-363 (.551) record, although his less-than-stellar record in the postseason (8-11) led to his exit in L.A. Although the Marlins interviewed other candidates, he quickly became their primary target and the sides agreed on a deal last week.His biggest adjustment in Miami: He goes from a Dodgers team that had the highest payroll at the end of the 2015 regular season ($289.6 million) to a Marlins team that had the lowest ($64.9 million)."To me, I'm going to have high expectations. I'll tell players on a daily basis, I expect them to win every day." pic.twitter.com/hqwku3meFG— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) November 2, 2015So while[......]

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    Curt Schilling fired by ESPN for transgender comment

  • 夜网论坛 ESPN announced Wednesday it had fired analyst Curt Schilling over his controversial comments about transgender laws in North Carolina and other U.S. states.“ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated," said ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz in a statement. MORE: Seven times that Schilling got himself in troubleThe former big league pitcher created a firestorm with his Facebook post about transgender laws. Based on how ESPN reacted to Schilling's latest political statement, I thought he was done at the Worldwide Leader. And now he is. Schilling joins a long list of ESPN talkers who have been dumped by Bristol due to their controversial opinions, including Bill Simmons, Jason Whitlock and and Keith Olbermann. Possibly waiting in the wings for Schilling is FS1, sister network of conservative Fox News, which is looking for "Opinionists" who can drive debate and discussion.[......]

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    Reds retire Pete Rose's No. 14

  • Baseball null null null Thirty years after his retirement, the Cincinnati Reds have finally honored Pete Rose, retiring his No. 14.Rose, a 17-time All-Star and baseball's all-time leader with 4,256 hits, was honored before the Reds' game Sunday with the Padres. The Reds presented Rose with a sculpture showing the aftermath of his 4,192nd 夜网论坛hit that broke Ty Cobb's record, and a painting of him making the patented headfirst slide that helped earn him the nickname "Charlie Hustle."MORE: The most beloved player for every team As Rose began to speak, fans at Great American Ball Park chanted his name. "You're not going to make me cry," Rose told the crowd.Reds CEO Bob Castellini told fans during the ceremony, "It is our salute to that person whose impact transcends their lifetime and spares any future player the impossible task of living up to a legacy too large to fill."Rose also caught the ceremonial first pitch of the game from his son, Pete Rose Jr.Today's first pitch: Pete Rose, Jr. throws to @PeteRose_14. #14forever pic.twitter.com/LM1Zk3tr9q— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 26, 2016It's been a whirlwind weekend for Rose. He joined the other membe[......]

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    Yu Darvish removed with tightness in his right shoulder

  • null null Baseball null 夜网论坛 Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish was removed from Wednesday night's game against the Houston Astros after five innings with tightness in his right shoulder.Darvish was having a solid outing when, 76 pitches into his 95-pitch limit, he was seen shaking his right arm after throwing a 63-mph curveball to strike out George Springer. He walked Jose Altuve in the next at-bat, prompting a conference at the mound, but stayed in the game. He retired Carlos Correa on a flyout to end the inning. Shawn Tolleson came out in the sixth to replace Darvish.MORE: Greatest individual pitching performances in history Afterward, the team tweeted Darvish's removal was for precautionary reasons. An examination by team Dr. Keith Meister found no damage in the shoulder, the Rangers said.Darvish struck out seven while surrendering three hits, including allowing a leadoff home run to Springer. He also walked four.Darvish was making just his third start of the season after missing over a year recovering from Tommy John surgery. The 29-year-old is 2-0 with a 2.87 ERA this season.[......]

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    Blue Jays flying high again on the wings of dynamic lineup

  • NEW YORK — The Blue Jays are third in the American League in scoring this year, and while averaging 4.83 runs per game certainly is strong, Toronto is not quite the juggernaut that it was a year ago, flattening opponents under a seemingly endless barrage of hits, with no easy outs in sight.Then again … Tuesday night, the Blue Jays could not figure out the Yankees' Michael Pineda, who held them scoreless through five innings. Then came two deluges: first the rain, then the runs that Toronto scored against the Yankees’ bullpen to turn a six-run deficit into a 12-6 win.MORE: Best hitter last names of the past 100 years It is a testament to how potent Toronto’s lineup is that, after scoring at least seven runs for the fourth time in eight games, there were questions about how the offense has been struggling lately.“We don’t know that we’re scuffling,” said an entirely too diplomatic Jays catcher Russell Martin, who homered in both the four-run sixth inning and the eight-run eighth. “We always believe that we’re good. Sometimes you don’t score any runs, it doesn’t mean you’re not good. Our lineup’s been good all year long and it’s going to continue to be good. We have good夜网论坛 hitters that put tough at-bats on pitchers, and even if a pitcher is good that day, we tend to get the pitch count up and get them out of there.”Working pitch counts does not apply only to starting pitchers. Toronto’s decisive rally Tuesday started with Josh Donaldson grinding out his at-bat against[......]

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