Turner Sports expands rights deal with MLB through 2028

Turner Sports and Major League Baseball have extended their rights deal through 2028. | Peter Morgan/AP The seven-year agreement will take effect in 2022 and includes a Tuesday night game as well as additional postseason games. It also includes expanded digital rights for Bleacher Report and other WarnerMedia platforms. Turner Sports will continue broadcasting Major […]

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Zack Snyder plans to shoot new ‘Justice League’ scenes next month

The “Justice League” is getting back together. The planned director’s cut for Zack Snyder’s 2017 superhero film will include new scenes with Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Ray Fisher as Cyborg that will be shot next month, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The so-called “Snyder Cut” […]

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Woj on NBA head coach openings & JWill warms up to Billy Donovan coaching the Bulls | KJZ

Adrian Wojnarowski joins KJZ to discuss the latest on the head coaching vacancies around the league and Jay Williams begins to warm up to the idea of former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan leading the Chicago Bulls’ talented young roster. #KJZ #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ http://espnplus.com/youtube ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to […]

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Dodgers beat Athletics to clinch their eighth consecutive NL West title

The Dodgers clinched their eighth straight National League West title with a 7-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday and it was unlike any of the first seven. There was no dogpile on the field or champagne-soaked celebration, just subdued high-fives and hugs as they put on T-shirts commemorating the accomplishment, piped-in crowd noise […]

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MLS finalizes schedule: Galaxy, LAFC to play Oct. 25

Major League Soccer released the remainder of its 23-game regular-season schedule Tuesday, which calls for a fourth El Tráfico between LAFC and the Galaxy at Banc of California Stadium on Oct. 25. The Galaxy have won the last two meetings of neighborhood rivals and leads LAFC by goal differential in the battle for the final […]

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Angels’ pitching woes manifest again in homer-filled loss to Rangers

Kyle Cody earned his first major league win as the Texas Rangers hit a season-high five home runs to power past the Angels 7-2 on Sunday. Joey Gallo, Anderson Tejada, Sam Huff, Rougned Odor and Derek Dietrich homered for the Rangers. Cody (1-1) allowed just three hits and one run in a career-high five innings, […]

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Expanded playoffs beyond 2020? Inside the MLB push — and the pushback

October Madness is just about upon us. In a virus-shortened Major League Baseball season in which more than half the teams make the playoffs, at least one is likely to have a losing record. It wouldn’t be the first time. In 1981, the Kansas City Royals made the playoffs with a 50-53 record. A player […]

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White Sox call up first-round draft pick Garrett Crochet; Evan Marshall lands on IL

Garrett Crochet, drafted 11th overall out of Tennessee, was called up the White Sox major league roster Friday. | Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP The White Sox will promote first-round draft choice Garrett Crochet to the active roster. The White Sox are promoting first-round draft choice Garrett Crochet to the active roster Friday, general […]

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White Sox call up first-round draft pick Garrett Crochet; Marshall lands on IL

Garrett Crochet, drafted 11th overall out of Tennessee, was called up the White Sox major league roster Friday. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP) | AP Photos The White Sox are promoting first-round draft choice Garrett Crochet to the active roster Friday. The White Sox are promoting first-round draft choice Garrett Crochet to the active […]

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Palestinians review strategy with Arab League amid historic treaties with Israel

The Palestinian Authority is reconsidering its ties to the Arab League as leaders from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Israel joined President Trump Tuesday for a historic signing of accords — normalizing relationships between the Arab nations and the Jewish state. “These agreements mark a dark day in the history of the Arab nation and a […]

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A’s and Mariners Play Doubleheader Despite ‘Very Unhealthy’ Air Quality

A compressed schedule forced by the coronavirus pandemic has led Major League Baseball to find creative solutions to get a 60-game season completed by October. That determination took a turn toward dangerous on Monday when the Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners played a doubleheader despite wildfires on the West Coast sending smoke pouring into […]

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U.K. Housing Is a Sick Canary in the Economic Coal Mine

© Reuters. U.K. Housing Is a Sick Canary in the Economic Coal Mine (Bloomberg Opinion) — In any league table of  institutions with the keenest view of what’s happening in a local economy, banks should be ahead of the pack. So the fact British lenders are starting to exhibit a lack of faith in the U.K. housing market […]

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Cubs’ Alec Mills Throws a No-Hitter Against the Brewers

MILWAUKEE — From college walk-on to major league starter, the Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills had to earn most every break he got. On the cusp of big-league history, he was happy to welcome this bit of luck: expecting to see the two-time batting champion Christian Yelich in the on-deck circle, Mills looked over and […]

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White Sox prospect Jonathan Stiever to make debut vs. Tigers

Jonathan Stiever will start against the Tigers for the White Sox today in his major league debut. (Chicago White Sox) The Sox purchased Jonathan Stiever’s contract from the Schaumburg training facility and optioned right-hander Alex McRae to Schaumburg. Carlos Rodon was transferred to the 45-day injured list. White Sox prospect Jonathan Stiever will make his […]

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Next phase of MLS schedule has Galaxy traveling to Salt Lake, LAFC to Seattle

Major League Soccer announced the next phase of its regular season Friday, one that has the Galaxy playing at home against the Colorado Rapids Sept. 19 and the Seattle Sounders on Sept. 27. In between, the Galaxy will play a road match at Real Salt Lake on Sept. 23. LAFC will make its second trip […]

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What soccer to watch on television: La Liga and the Premier League kick off

After the shortest offseason in recent memory, Spain’s La Liga and England’s Premier League will kick off their 2020-21 seasons in empty stadiums this weekend, joining France’s Ligue 1, which began play last month. However the most compelling televised game from Europe this weekend may be in Paris, where a COVID-weakened Paris Saint-Germain faces Marseille […]

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Dodgers’ Joe Kelly is close to return but doesn’t understand suspension

It’s been more than a month since Major League Baseball handed Joe Kelly an eight-game suspension for sparking a benches-clearing confrontation between the Dodgers and Houston Astros. The reliever became a folk hero for the fan base before Major League Baseball reduced his ban to five games and he landed on the injured list because […]

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Roberto Clemente Day: Here’s what you need to know

Every major league player born in Puerto Rico, including the Dodgers’ Kiké Hernández and Edwin Ríos, will have the option Wednesday to wear No. 21 as part of the league’s annual celebration of Roberto Clemente. Nearly 50 years after his death, Clemente remains the most revered figure in Puerto Rico and a Latin American icon. […]

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Former American League president Gene Budig dies at age 81

Former American League president Gene Budig (left) stands next to Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in a 1997 file photo. | Orlin Wagner/AP Budig spent much of career as a leader in academics, heading several universities including time as president of West Virginia and chancellor of Kansas.  CHARLESTON, S.C. — Gene Budig, the last president of […]

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Galaxy restores its SoCal soccer supremacy with another win over LAFC

Last year LAFC was the best team in Major League Soccer history, breaking the records for most points in a season and biggest goal differential, and tying the mark for most goals. This season it’s not even the best team in Southern California. That honor goes to the Galaxy, which Sunday rode a second-half goal […]

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It’s Patrick Mahomes’s N.F.L., but Let’s Preview All 32 Teams Anyway

While just about every other American sports league had to radically change its season because of the coronavirus, the N.F.L. waited patiently, insisting it would stick with its normal timeline. That confidence appears to have paid off, with the league set to kick off on Thursday, just as it said it would all along. The […]

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Victor González nearly quit his major-league dream. Now his Dodgers career is taking off

Last August, when minor league baseball was still a thing, Victor González sat at his locker in the Oklahoma City Dodgers clubhouse a bit stupefied. He was a step from the major leagues and he couldn’t believe it. He had been a triple-A pitcher for almost two weeks and it was so shocking that he […]

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It’s a new world of travel in MLS for the Galaxy and LAFC

Nothing has been normal in a Major League Soccer season interrupted by COVID-19. So why should the way MLS teams travel be any different? When times were normal, teams used commercial flights, arrived the day before a game and generally booked two players to a room. Not now. In an effort to lessen the risk […]

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