Author: Jeffrey Powers

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Frazier’s run-scoring triple play helps Yanks top Reds 4-2 (Jul 25, 2017) – FOXSports.com

NEW YORK (AP) Todd Frazier had an unforgettable first at-bat in his home debut at Yankee Stadium, grounding into a rare run-scoring triple play as New York beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Tuesday night. Rookie Jordan Montgomery took a no-hit try into the sixth inning, and Didi Gregorius homered to boost the AL East contenders, his third in two games. Last-place Cincinnati lost for...

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Why the latest round of daunting CTE reports should come with an asterisk – Yahoo Sports

The story was posted early on Tuesday and the headline was alarming: “The latest brain study examined 111 former NFL players. Only one didn’t have CTE.” That was from the Washington Post. The New York Times had special graphics, and this line: “A neuropathologist has examined the brains of 111 players – and 110 were found to have CTE, the degenerative disease linked to...

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What a trip! Todd Frazier hits into triple play in YS debut – FOXSports.com

NEW YORK (AP) Todd Frazier hoped to do something special in his home debut for the New York Yankees. Frazier definitely did that – he grounded into a triple play. A bunch of Frazier’s family members and friends were at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night after making the two-hour drive from his hometown in Toms River, New Jersey. The stage was set for him,...

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When will the White Sox and Cubs meet in the World Series? Sooner than you think

7:50 AM ET White Sox fans had 11 years to hold their 2005 World Series title over the heads of their Cubs fan friends, but that ended with the North Siders’ curse-breaking championship last fall. Maybe you had to be in Chicago to sense it, but I definitely got the impression that was the worst part of the 2016 season for the Sox fan...

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Contreras homers again as Cubs beat White Sox 7-2 (Jul 25, 2017) – FOXSports.com

CHICAGO (AP) Willson Contreras drove in four runs and Carl Edwards Jr. provided some timely relief, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Tuesday. Ben Zobrist reached four times from the leadoff spot as the Cubs won for the ninth time in 11 games since the All-Star break. John Lackey (7-9) became the first major leaguer to hit four batters...

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Report: Cowboys sign RT La’El Collins to two-year extension – 247Sports

La’El Collins just got richer. Amid the turmoil surrounding the Dallas Cowboys is a bit of good news, as the team has reportedly inked the newly-assigned right tackle to a contract extension — securing his services through the 2019 season. According to team insider David Helman, the new deal extends Collins through the 2019 season and is worth upwards of $16M. The Cowboys...

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Eye-popping study shows 110 of 111 deceased NFL players suffered from brain damage – Indianapolis Star

CLOSE Former Colt Ben Utecht has suffered traumatic brain injuries with football concussions. Now he deals with an uncertain future with his family and faith carrying him through. Kelly Wilkinson / The Star Apr 27, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; NFL Shield logo at the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports(Photo: Kirby Lee, Kirby Lee-USA TODAY...

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Here are the players you won’t see in Patriots training camp this year – Boston.com

As the start of the Patriots’ 2017 training camp approaches, new faces will be rolling into Foxborough (if they aren’t already there) to begin work. Those newcomers and rookies have taken over roster spots created by the natural turnover that occurs every year in the NFL. So where have the more notable ex-Patriots who were in camp a year ago landed? Let’s take a...

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