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Alexander: Dodgers-Padres weekend was draining, yet exhilarating

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, right, is greeted by third base coach Dino Ebel, left, after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, April 18, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) San Diego Padres’ Eric Hosmer, left, reacts with teammate Jurickson Profar after scoring off a two-RBI double by Tommy Pham during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, April 18, 2021, in San Diego....
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Mlb, Royals, Will Smith, Seattle, Yankees, Taylor, East Coast, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Mariners, San Diego Padres


Leafs Report Cards: Braden Holtby stands on his head, Canucks return from Covid layoff with OT win over Leafs

What a crazy set of circumstances. In the same week Ontario couldn’t decide how to handle their COVID regulations, the Vancouver Canucks were coming off of a three-week stint without playing any NHL games due to a team-wide outbreak. We truly do live in a bizarre world right now. Despite facing an uphill battle, the […] The post Leafs Report Cards: Braden Holtby stands on his head, Canucks return from Covid layoff with OT win over Leafs appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
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FMIA: Whispers, Rumors and Gut Feelings as 2021 NFL Draft Nears - Peter King, NBC Sports - NBC Sports

Peter King's Football Morning In America column begins with what he's hearing and what he knows with the 2021 NFL Draft 10 days away....
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Video- The Vancouver Canucks With An Incredible 3-2 OT Win Over The Toronto Maple Leafs

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun, To twist an old Neil Young song, rust never sleeps. The Vancouver Canucks, three weeks after COVID-19 halted their season, far back in the playoff race and with many of their players still out or ailing, gave the fully charged Maple Leafs all they could handle Sunday night at Rogers Arena. Braden Holtby, who was having a sub-par year before the COVID outbreak, denied the best Leaf shooters much of the night as the Canucks won 3-2 in overtime. ...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Neil Young, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Bo Horvat, Canucks, Braden Holtby, Rogers Arena, Hyman, Alex Edler, Edler, Sheldon Keefe, Lance Hornby


Australians at the IPL: Glenn Maxwell's revival, David Warner's challenge, quicks go the distance

Catch up with how the Australian names have gone in the opening stages of this year's IPL
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Former USC, Loyola lineman Chris Brown dead at 24

Former USC and Loyola High offensive lineman Chris Brown has died at age 24, USC head coach Clay Helton announced on Twitter on Sunday. Brown’s cause of death was not immediately known. “Heartbroken to hear the news that we lost Chris Brown today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Brown family,” Helton tweeted. “Chris meant so much to so many. Great person, player, teammate, and Trojan. God bless my friend. You are forever in our hearts.” Brown played at USC from 2014-2018, starting ...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Chris Brown, College sports, Usc, Chris, Brown, Los Angeles Chargers, Loyola, Helton, Clay Helton, XFL, USC Football


Santa Anita: Cezanne shines in Kona Gold Stakes

A day after announcing Concert Tour will miss the Kentucky Derby, trainer Bob Baffert sent out Cezanne for a scintillating victory in the $100,000 Grade III Kona Gold Stakes on Sunday at Santa Anita after nearly nine months on the shelf. Baffert was disappointed with Concert Tour’s third-place finish in the Arkansas Derby on April 10 (“I thought he couldn’t lose”), so now he’s down to Medina Spirit for the Run for the Roses on May 1. “You hate to go into the Derby, when you take a little step ba...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Tokyo, Derby, Horse racing, Kentucky Derby, Sacha Kljestan, Javier Hernandez, Bob Baffert, Dodgers, Markieff Morris, Cezanne, Juan Hernandez, Santa Anita


JETS SETTING: On Adam Lowry’s extension, dud games and PLD

Ted and Scott chat about the Jets on trade deadline day. The post JETS SETTING: On Adam Lowry’s extension, dud games and PLD first appeared on Illegal Curve Hockey.
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Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Canucks 3 vs. Leafs 2 (OT): “Their goalie made 10 point-blank saves”

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks that dropped the Leafs’ record to 28-12-5 on the season. On Zach Hyman’s status, and his thoughts on Alex Edler’s knee-on-knee hit that knocked Hyman out of the game: We will find out more tomorrow, and my opinion doesn’t matter. […] The post Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Canucks 3 vs. Leafs 2 (OT): “Their goalie made 10 point-blank saves” appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
Tags: Sport, Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Hyman, Alex Edler, Sheldon Keefe, Zach Hyman, Leafs News, Sheldon Keefe Post Game Canucks


Why Monday is a huge day for the Dolphins' 2021 draft

Monday marks a week and a half until the start of the 2021 NFL Draft. The Miami Dolphins have as much riding on this year's draft as any team — the Dolphins committed heavily to a rebuilding efforts two years ago and are beginning to turn t
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A’s Rally To Beat Tigers In Ninth, Win 8th Straight

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson scored from second base on a fielding error by Detroit third baseman Jeimer Candelario with two outs in the ninth inning, rallying the Oakland Athletics past the Tigers 3-2 on Sunday for their eighth straight win. Sean Murphy hit a tying home run in the eighth as the A’s swept the four-game series. “We feel pretty good about the way we’re playing right now,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “We weren’t getting a ton of good swings, but as long as we’re close we feel...
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Wood, 4 Relievers Help Giants 3-Hit Marlins In 1-0 Win

MIAMI (AP) — Several firsts by the Giants’ pitching staff added up to a bunch of zeroes for the Marlins. Alex Wood threw five innings in his first start for San Francisco, reliever Camilo Doval made a successful major league debut and Tyler Rogers earned his first save of the year as the Giants beat Miami 1-0 Sunday. The Marlins totaled only three hits against five pitchers, and the Giants averted a series sweep by scoring an unearned run in the third. Wood (1-0), returning from a back problem t...
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3 hurt in East L.A. bar shooting

EAST LOS ANGELES — A man, possibly in his mid-30s, walked into a bar in East Los Angeles early Sunday, shot three men and fled the location on foot, authorities said. Two of the men suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds and the third victim was listed in critical, but stable condition at an area hospital. Paramedics rushed all three men to area hospitals, according to a watch commander at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s East Los Angeles station. The shooting at Rudy’s LA Bar...
Tags: News, Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Moreno Valley, Inglewood, East Los Angeles, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Harbor City, Top Stories LADN, Crime and Public Safety, Villa Parke, Rudy s LA Bar 5226 Pomona Blvd, Indianapolis Drive


Gomis, Carrillo get Al Hilal up and running in Champions League

Doha (AFP) – Former France international forward Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre Carrillo were on target as Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia grabbed their first AFC Champions League win against the UAE’s Shabab Al Ahli on... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Saudi Arabia, Sport, Soccer, Doha, Uae, Bafetimbi Gomis, Afp, Al Hilal, Andre Carrillo, Shabab Al Ahli, Gomis Carrillo


A reminder about supplies and demands

We Americans are blessed with abundant — even overabundant — consumer goods and services and often take that fact for granted. We assume that when we pull into a service station its pumps will dispense fuel, that when we go to a grocery store, we will find full shelves, or that when we flip the switch on the wall the room will light up. We tend to forget that the goods and services we want or need involve complex supply chains that begin with basic resources, proceed to industrial processes and ...
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Explainer: how will the new European Super League work?

Questions and answers on plans unveiled by 12 leading European clubs to launch a breakaway midweek leagueOn Sunday night 12 European football clubs announced the formation of a new competition, the Super League, to widespread criticism from governments, their own domestic leagues, football federations as well as Uefa and supporters around the world. Related: European Super League: Premier League ‘big six’ sign up to competition Continue reading...
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European Super League Officially Announced

The idea of a European Super League has been rumored for years. But on Sunday those rumors became reality when twelve of Europe’s top clubs announced they were launching a breakaway Super League. AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as founding clubs. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said: “We will help football at every level and take it to its ...
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Ducks’ latest loss to Golden Knights shows wide gulf between teams

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, left, stops a shot from Anaheim Ducks left wing Rickard Rakell, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 18, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, left, stops a shot from Anaheim Ducks left wing Max Jones (49) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 18, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Sound The...
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Galaxy’s Javier Hernandez scores twice, Sacha Kljestan adds winning goal in season-opener

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez #14 of Los Angeles Galaxy and teammates celebrate after scoring a goal in the second half against the Inter Miami FC at DRV PNK Stadium on April 18, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images) Inter Miami midfielder Lewis Morgan (7) and LA Galaxy defender Jorge Villafana (19) collide during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, April 18, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Sound The gallery will re...
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Ling Cod Meets Largemouth

The earlier Indian Valley expedition got my creative juices flowing. Knowing how fly fishermen view big water with suspicion  – and meeting no like minded anglers in my lake and estuary travels, has lent an element of sadism to my determination to make big water fly friendly. Big water is winning … if you’re keeping score … With physics stacked against us large water tends to be the  Achilles Heel of fly fishing.  Strong winds, deep water, and no visual cues on predator or prey, and no visi...
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Padres come from behind to avoid sweep by Dodgers in exciting series

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner looks on after making a catch for an out against San Diego Padres’ Jorge Mateo and tripping on third base during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 18, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts makes a catch for an out against San Diego Padres’ Jurickson Profar during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 18, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Sound Th...
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Twelve European clubs announce launch of disputed Super League

Paris (AFP) – Twelve of Europe’s most powerful clubs announced the launch of a breakaway European Super League on Monday in a potentially seismic shift in the way football is run. Six Premier League teams... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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Opinion: Top 3 players the Miami Dolphins should draft at 18

The 2021 NFL draft is right around the corner. The Miami Dolphins are at the tail end of their rebuild and have the draft capital to do some major damage in this year's draft and fill out the remaining holes on this roster. As of now, Miami
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ECA ‘strongly opposes’ European Super League

Paris (AFP) – The European Club Association (ECA) said on Sunday it “strongly opposes” plans for a breakaway Super League competition featuring 12 of the continent’s biggest clubs. A dozen sides from England, Spain and... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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A look at the midnight ride of Paul Revere on April 18-19

Poetic license Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” (see below) is based on historic events, but it is more of a tale and not a historical account. Longfellow wrote the poem after taking a tour of Boston in 1860. He was a pacifist and abolitionist who wrote the poem to try and unify a divided nation on course for the Civil War. Historians have dissected the poem since 1860 and compared it to Revere’s account of the ride in his own words and other historic evidence. The National...
Tags: Travel, Books, News, Boston, California News, Infographic, Sport, Things To Do, Atlantic, Soccer, Lincoln, National Archives, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, Middlesex, National Park Service


British PM leads backlash against ‘big six’ clubs planning to join Super League

London (AFP) – The announcement by six leading English clubs that they plan to join a breakaway European Super League sparked a furious reaction on Sunday, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling the proposals... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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Chicharito brace as Galaxy edge Neville’s Inter Miami in MLS opener

Miami (AFP) – Phil Neville tasted defeat in his first competitive match as Inter Miami manager as a double from former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez helped LA Galaxy snare a 3-2 Major League Soccer... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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Match of the Day 2: Why Rashford & Shaw partnership is good for England

Match of the Day 2 pundits Danny Murphy and Dion Dublin praise the partnership of Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw down Manchester United's left-hand side.
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Aaron Boone needs to clean up his horrific Yankees mess

A baseball manager is not a head football coach. He cannot treat an MLB Sunday loss in April like an NFL Sunday loss in September, not...
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European Super League: Dion Dublin, Danny Murphy and Mark Chapman discuss the new plans

Match of the Day 2 pundits Danny Murphy and Dion Dublin discuss the news that six Premier League clubs have agreed to join a new European Super League.
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