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Mets need a concrete plan for third base, both for the present and for the future – New York Daily News

Just about 40 minutes before first pitch Wednesday night, Travis d’Arnaud started taking ground balls hit to him by coach Glenn Sherlock at third base. The Mets catcher had never played a professional game at third, but he seemingly drew the short straw. He was thrown into the lineup for the Citi Field opener against the Yankees at the position when Jose...

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‘Dude, you are in Manhattan’: Yankees rookies ride the subway — and get completely lost

10:12 AM ET NEW YORK — The New York Yankees are playing in the Subway Series, but that doesn’t mean they’ve mastered the subway. For some of them, the subway is like a 98 mph fastball that rides high and tight. In this so-called “Summer of Hell” for New York City public transit, where commuters around the metropolitan area have been beset by all...

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Broncos reportedly giving Paxton Lynch more first-team reps – Larry Brown Sports

August 16, 2017 Read into it what you will, but the Denver Broncos are reportedly spending the week taking a long look at Paxton Lynch. According to Mike Klis of 9News, the second-year quarterback is getting “considerably more first-team reps” than he has at any point in the offseason. It is unclear what this means, especially as, according to Klis, Trevor Siemian has largely...

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In Browns’ Quarterback Competition, a Vote for Experience – New York Times

“It’s a competition, but I would expect Brock to win because of his experience. And a rookie quarterback is the hardest position to get ready to play in your first year. So there’s no doubt he could win the competition,” Thomas said, referring to Kizer. But he said he still expected Osweiler to win out “just because my personal philosophy is, as a quarterback,...

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Ezekiel Elliott exercising right to appeal with wrong kind of help from NFL players’ union – USA TODAY

CLOSE Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s strategy for appealing his six-game NFL suspension for domestic violence will involve questioning the credibility of his accuser, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Time Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) looks on during a game at U.S. Bank Stadium.(Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn, USA TODAY Sports)   It was nearly three years ago that the nation erupted at the...

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Phillies blanked by Clayton Richard and his 5.14 ERA; Nick Pivetta sent down – Philly.com

SAN DIEGO — For 96 pitches, Nick Pivetta embodied the maddening process that is a young pitcher’s development. The Phillies rookie struck out eight of the first 10 batters he faced Wednesday afternoon. No Padres hitter put a ball in play until Manuel Margot flied out to center for the third out in the third inning. And, still, Pivetta could not...

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Picked as worst in the NBA, Bulls are where they want to be – ESPN

1:03 AM ET The Chicago Bulls have been picked dead last in ESPN Forecast’s projected standings for the 2017-18 season. Just 26 projected wins for a team that has gone to the playoffs in eight of the past nine seasons. That’s a hard fall from grace for a proud organization that rode Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen to six NBA championships and worldwide prominence....

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Delvin Breaux out six weeks with fractured fibula – NFL.com

The New Orleans Saints will be without Delvin Breaux for the next several weeks. The cornerback will undergo surgery for a fractured fibula and is expected to miss the next six weeks, coach Sean Payton said Wednesday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport adds the fracture was discovered when an independent doctor read Breaux’s X-Ray. The timeline likely means Breaux will miss the start of...

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