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    Baseball Hall of Fame 2019: The best quotes from induction day | Sporting News

    Six more players have entered the Hall of Fame. Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina, Edgar Martinez, Lee Smith, Harold Baines and Mariano Rivera were all enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday as part of the 2019 class. Here are some of the best quotes from induction day Harold Baines This slugger delivered a heartfelt message to his family members in attendance, including his wife and children. “As I mentioned, at the start of my speech, I’m not an emotional man, except when it comes to family,” Baines said. “…While baseball often took me away from you for far too long, the game gave us special shared moments,…

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    Mets' benching of Pete Alonso due to Derby slump immediately pays off with pinch-hit homer | Sporting News

    Mets rookie Pete Alonso got a day off on Saturday because the team wanted to give him a break. That paid off very quickly. Alonso was 3 for 30 since the All-Star break and a victory in the Home Run Derby and New York fully believed his struggles are at least somewhat related to his win. “He’s a horse,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said, via the New York Daily News. “But sometimes you have to take it out of their hands. Competitors don’t always want to admit things and we understand that. We want them to be like that.” That benching though either really got Alonso going mentally or it…

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    British Open 2019: Brooks Koepka criticizes J.B. Holmes slow play but doesn't blame him for round | Sporting News

    Brooks Koepka was visibly frustrated with J.B. Holmes slow play during the final round of The Open Championship on Sunday. At one point Koepka even pointed to an imaginary watch on his wrist as he walked past an official. But the four-time major champion, who finished the weekend tied for fourth place to become just the fifth golfer to secure a top-five finish at every major in a single season, didn’t blame the PGA Tour vet after he shot a 3-over 74 on Sunday. “If you don’t play good you’re not going to win,” Koepka told reporters after his round. “So, it’s very simple. It’s disappointing, yes. I didn’t play…

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    MLB trade rumors: Cubs interested in Tigers’ Nicholas Castellanos | Sporting News

    The Tigers appear like they’ll have multiple options if they decide to move Nicholas Castellanos. The Cubs are interested in dealing for the 27-year-old slugger, according to multiple reports, including the Detroit News and MLB.com. Castellanos is slashing .280/.339/.467 with 10 home runs and 35 RBIs in 92 games this season. He has blasted 103 homers over his seven-year career. Castellanos will be a free agent after the season and said last month he was not expecting to be with the Tigers long term. “I don’t have a college education,” Castellanos said at the time, via The Athletic. “But I can pick up the pieces and put a puzzle together.…

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    British Open 2019: Updates, highlights from Round 3 at Royal Portrush | Sporting News

    The third round of the British Open quickly turned into the Shane Lowry show. Lowry took not only a four-stroke lead into the final round of play, but also shot a single-round record of 8-under in Round 3. MORE: Watch the British Open live with fuboTV (7-day free trial) Lowry was the headliner of an all-around great round of golf on Saturday, as Tommy Fleetwood (12-under) and J.B. Holmes (10-under) find themselves in positions 1-3 heading into the final round of play. Sporting News provided live highlights of the British Open. Updates and highlights from Round 3: British Open Round 3 highlights, updates 3 p.m.: Pretty good stuff from Round…

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    MLB trade rumors: Unavailable players Dodgers, Phillies, Yankees hope hit open market | Sporting News

    This is a rather hopeful time for the Yankees, Dodgers and Phillies. All three teams have chances to get to the playoffs and win their divisions (New York and Los Angeles are pretty certain they’ll get there), but at the same time, they have holes in their organizations. For New York, the Yankees’ rotation needs some help. Not because they have men who have struggled, but because James Paxton has never pitched a full season, Masahiro Tanaka is seemingly never at 100 percent and Luis Severino has yet to start a throwing program. This team needs insurance more than anything else. For the Dodgers, they think they have enough pitching…

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    Dillian Whyte vs. Oscar Rivas: Fight date, price, how to watch, live stream full card | Sporting News

    Dillian Whyte will clash Oscar Rivas in a heavyweight showdown that could determine the next title contender at The O2 in London on Saturday, July 20, live on DAZN Whyte (25-1 18 KOs) will be putting his number one spot with the WBC on the line when he faces the unbeaten Rivas for the WBC ‘interim’ title and the 31-year-old Brit will be looking for a tenth straight win against the Columbian. Whyte has become a must-watch fighter since going to war with Anthony Joshua back in December 2012, and is taking on a formidable opponent in Rivas. Join DAZN to watch Whyte vs. Rivas and 100+ fight nights a…

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    Rangers' Artemi Panarin speaks out against Russian president Vladimir Putin | Sporting News

    The past few years have seen more NHL players speak out against Russian President Vladimir Putin and New York Rangers winger Artemi Panarin took his turn Thursday. In a candid interview with Alexander Golovin, the 27-year-old was honest in expressing his lack of support for Putin and his administration. “I think [Putin] no longer understands what’s right and what’s wrong,” Panarin said (translated by journalist Slava Malmond). “Psychologically, it’s not easy for him to judge the situation soberly. He has a lot of people who influence his decisions. But if everyone is walking around you for 20 years telling you what a great guy you are and how great a…

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    British Open cut line 2019: Projected cut, rules, updates on Friday's leaderboard | Sporting News

    The British Open cut line can be tricky to pin down while play is in progress. With Round 2 under way at Royal Portrush on Friday, the 2019 leaderboard is crowded at the top. Blistery conditions typical of the British Open presented a challenge for some during Thursday’s Round 1, including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, who underwhelmed with a 7-over 78 and an 8-over 79, respectively. The struggling stars start Friday a whopping 12 strokes back of leader J.B. Holmes (5 under). Anything short of a miracle will keep both from playing deep into the weekend as the cut line begins to materialize. More than half of the 156-player…

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    Kings hiring former WNBA star Lindsey Harding as assistant coach, report says | Sporting News

    Women are continuing to break into the NBA’s coaching ranks. The Kings are hiring former Duke and WNBA star Lindsey Harding as an assistant coach, the team announced Friday. She most recently worked as a player development coach for the 76ers in 2018-19. The Kings also announced the addition of former UNLV and NBA player Stacey Augmon and former Warriors assistant Rico Hines. Harding is just the latest addition to a growing list of women climbing the NBA coaching ladder. It includes Boston’s Kara Lawson, San Antonio’s Becky Hammon, Dallas’ Jenny Boucek, Cleveland’s Lindsay Gottlieb and others. Sacramento has made some big changes in its leadership this year, as it…