How baseball announcers are destroying the game

Perhaps the last great short-form descriptive phrase to be concocted then adopted was “crunch time.” That said it all. The game was on the line. It needed no further explanation or embellishment. Now the emphasis is on conjuring the opposite — the long-form vague, the phony-hip, the arcane and impractical, a blend of the supercilious with the silly. Copy, paste, […]

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Rocker saves Vandy’s year with no-hitter, 19 K’s

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Freshman Kumar Rocker pitched the eighth no-hitter in NCAA tournament history Saturday night, striking out a career-high 19 as Vanderbilt beat Duke 3-0 to force the Nashville Super Regional to a deciding third game. Rocker tied his previous career best with 10 strikeouts through five innings, and his slider worked so well he retired 13 of 15 […]

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Data shows 2018 was a Baby Giannis, Baby Baker boom in U.S.

There's only one Giannis Antetokounmpo. But likely because of the NBA star, there are now plenty of Giannises. According to baby name data released by the U.S Social Security Administration late last month, the popularity of the name "Giannis" increased by 135% last year and is up 662% since 2016, when Antetokounmpo was en route to his first all-star appearance. […]

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England captain Eoin Morgan plays down Jos Buttler fitness concerns

Eoin Morgan has eased worries over Jos Buttler’s fitness after he did not keep wicket in Saturday’s 106-run win over Bangladesh in Cardiff. Buttler tweaked his hip while scoring a swashbuckling 64 from 44 deliveries as England amassed their highest World Cup score of 386-6. Roy hits hundred in England win Scorecard England vs W Indies June 14, 2019, 10:00am […]

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Haydock races tips, racecards and preview for the meeting live on ITV and Racing TV this Saturday 8 June

HAYDOCK'S card on Saturday isn't one that's set to get all the juices flowing, but it's certainly highly competitive. We've put together an in-depth race-by-race preview to help you find those all-important winners. Race 1 – 1.45 Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap (Class 3) A moderate opening to proceedings and you'll need a soft-ground merchant as torrential rain is forecast. Unfortunately few […]

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Chelsea's transfer ban will hurt more than fans think, as the 'negative impact on the brand' may hit sponsorship and future signings, an expert says

THE fallout from Chelsea's impending transfer ban is likely to have damaged their brand, a top industry expert says. The Blues may have ended the Premier League season on a high, finishing in third place, winning the Europa League and securing Champions League football next season. But off the pitch their brand has been tainted after the news that Fifa […]

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Dead Letters: "You Are A Bruins Dan"

Subject: Seems a bit harsh From: Henry ThorntonTo: Samer Kalaf, tips Samer and the Deadspins, This headline of this article is pretty clearly crossing the line. I mean if this shit was written by Muhammed Ali or Mike Tyson or someone like that it would be an absolutely amazing story/headline. But alas it was not written by Muhhamed Ali or […]

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