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Aug 22

NFL close to extending Commissioner Roger Goodell’s current deal

Allen Kee/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The National Football League and its commissioner Roger Goodell are close to agreeing on a new five-year extension that runs through 2024, according to ESPN. The deal was first reported by the Sports Business Journal. ESPN’s Adam Schefter says while a deal is likely, talks have not progressed as expected …

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Aug 22

Detroit Tigers’ second baseman Ian Kinsler fined for comments about umpire

Allen Kee/ESPN Images(DETROIT) — Major League Baseball (MLB) has fined second baseman Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers $10,000 for comments he made about umpire Angel Hernandez, ESPN reports. Kinsler was ejected by Hernandez for arguing balls and strikes in a game on August 14 when the Tigers were playing the Texas Rangers. The following …

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Aug 22

Denver Broncos name quarterback Trevor Siemian starter ahead of Paxton Lynch

Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(DENVER) — ESPN reports Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph named quarterback Trevor Siemian the team’s starting quarterback, calling him the “clear-cut winner” over Paxton Lynch. Joseph made the announcement to the media: “We decided on making Trevor Siemian our quarterback. Both guys competed hard. Both guys wanted the job. We’re pleased with …

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Aug 22

Scoreboard roundup — 8/20/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:      INTERLEAGUE Final  Detroit     6  L.A. Dodgers   1 Final  Minnesota  12  Arizona        5 Final  Chi Cubs    6  Toronto        5, 10 Innings   ——   AMERICAN LEAGUE Final  Tampa Bay       3  Seattle       0 Final  Boston          5  N-Y Yankees   1 Final  L.A. Angels     5  Baltimore     4 Final  Oakland         3  Houston       2 Final  Kansas City     7  Cleveland     …

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Aug 22

Source: Don’t expect Le’Veon Bell back this week

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Steelers might have to wait even longer for the arrival of their star running back Le’Veon Bell to training camp. A source tells ESPN Bell is not expected to be back for Week 3 of the pre season, when Pittsburgh takes on the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. Bell and the Steelers …

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Aug 21

NYPD officers stand up for Kaepernick amid new wave of NFL protests

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Members of the New York Police Department rallied in support of Colin Kaepernick on Saturday as the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who ignited controversy last season for sitting out the national anthem during games, remains unsigned heading into the NFL season. The gathering at Brooklyn Bridge Park featured roughly 80 officers, …

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Aug 21

Scoreboard roundup — 8/19/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:INTERLEAGUEChicago Cubs 4, Toronto 3L.A. Dodgers 3, Detroit 0Minnesota 5, Arizona 0 AMERICAN LEAGUESeattle 7, Tampa Bay 6L.A. Angels 5, Baltimore 1N.Y. Yankees 4, Boston 3Houston 3, Oakland 0Cleveland 5, Kansas City 0Texas 17, Chicago White Sox 7NATIONAL LEAGUEPittsburgh 6, St. Louis 4Cincinnati 11, Atlanta 8N.Y. …

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Aug 20

Dodgers option Joc Pederson to make room for Curtis Granderson

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(DETROIT) —  The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired outfielder Curtis Granderson from the New York Mets in a late night trade. The Dodgers made room for Granderson by optioning former All Star centerfielder Joc Pederson to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Granderson found out about the trade on Friday night following the Mets loss against the …

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Aug 20

Yankees’ Aaron Judge sets strikeout record

Adam Glanzman/Getty Images(BOSTON) — New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge has struck out in his 36th consecutive game, setting the record for the longest strikeout streak in a single season by any player. Boston Red Sox’ Chris Sale struck out Judge in the top of the fifth inning Saturday. The record for consecutive games …

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Aug 20

Scoreboard roundup — 8/18/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUEChicago Cubs 7, Toronto 4L.A. Dodgers 8, Detroit 5Minnesota 10, Arizona 3 AMERICAN LEAGUEBaltimore 9, L.A. Angels 7Boston 9, N.Y. Yankees 6Seattle 7, Tampa Bay 1Chicago White Sox 4, Texas 3Houston 3, Oakland 1Cleveland 10, Kansas City 1 NATIONAL LEAGUESt. Louis 11, Pittsburgh 10Miami 3, …

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