Mays arrives in style as Giants celebrate his 90th

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants turned their idyllic waterfront park into baseball’s biggest birthday bash Friday night as the team celebrated Willie Mays turning 90 years old the day before. Mays, baseball’s oldest living Hall of Famer, took a victory lap of sorts around Oracle Park before the Giants played host to the… Continue reading Mays arrives in style as Giants celebrate his 90th

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Wade Miley Waits Out Delay and Throws Season’s Fourth No-Hitter

Wade Miley pitched baseball’s second no-hitter in three days — and fourth already this season — leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 win Friday night over Cleveland, which was no-hit for the second time in a month. Miley (4-2) relied on breaking pitches and his experience of 11-plus major league seasons to baffle Cleveland… Continue reading Wade Miley Waits Out Delay and Throws Season’s Fourth No-Hitter

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WTA open to media boycott dialogue with Osaka

The Women’s Tennis Association said it would welcome dialogue with world No. 2 Naomi Osaka over her decision to boycott news conferences at this year’s French Open. Osaka, who said the nature of questions can impact players’ mental well-being, has received some support from several athletes but was slammed by the French Tennis Federation for… Continue reading WTA open to media boycott dialogue with Osaka

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Barca pres. confirms several imminent signings

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said several signings will be announced next week but would not confirm that Ronald Koeman will remain the club’s coach next season. Laporta also said talks to renew Lionel Messi‘s contract, which expires in June, are progressing well, as reported earlier this week by ESPN, and that he is “moderately… Continue reading Barca pres. confirms several imminent signings

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Kevin Garnett says bid to purchase Timberwolves is over ‒ but team owner claims it never started

NBA legend Kevin Garnett announced Thursday that his bid to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves has ended, prompting a response from current owner Glen Taylor who said the former forward never even made an offer. Garnett wrote on his Instagram Stories that he “got the news that this process in trying to acquire the TWolves is over… Continue reading Kevin Garnett says bid to purchase Timberwolves is over ‒ but team owner claims it never started

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Dortmund vs. Leipzig in Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal final will be an epic week for German soccer

ESPN’s lead Bundesliga commentator Derek Rae looks ahead to an intriguing Dortmund vs. RB Leipzig “doubleheader” over the next week, a pair of games that will play a huge part in the story of this German football season. Saturday, May 8 and Thursday, May 13: Circle these days on your football calendar. It’s not often… Continue reading Dortmund vs. Leipzig in Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal final will be an epic week for German soccer

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What's the latest on Deshaun Watson? Texans aren't tipping their hand

HOUSTON — In early January, Houston Texans chairman Cal McNair made it clear he was looking to find a new identity for the franchise. In his opening statement of general manager Nick Caserio’s news conference, after mentioning the New England Patriots franchise, from which Caserio came, Cal said, “With respect to their organization, we do… Continue reading What's the latest on Deshaun Watson? Texans aren't tipping their hand

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Cavani 9/10, Telles 3/10 as Man United reach Europa League final

Manchester United booked a Europa League final place for the second time in five years despite slipping to a 3-2 defeat against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. The hosts started brightly and should have taken the lead as Gianluca Mancini, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all squandered chances, only for Edinson Cavani to blast United… Continue reading Cavani 9/10, Telles 3/10 as Man United reach Europa League final

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