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Dodgers’ Ethier Retries After 12 Seasons in the Big Leagues

Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier officially announced his retirement from baseball Friday during an on-field ceremony. Ethier played all 12 of his major league seasons with the Dodgers, making his debut in 2006, less than five months after he was acquired in an offseason trade from the Oakland Athletics. He hit 162 career home runs with 1,367 hits and appeared in ...

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Atlanta 5-0 vs Mets’ deGrom despite 4 Runs in 33 Innings

Atlanta has four runs in 33 innings against Jacob deGrom this season and is 5-0 against him. “He knows that those guys are out there trying to score runs for him every night and it’s just not happening,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said after the Braves beat deGrom and the New York Mets 2-1 Friday night. Johan Camargo homered in ...

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Fernando Alonso Takes Another Shot at a Motorsport Triple Crown

In the early days of postwar auto racing, it was not unusual for the best drivers to make guest appearances in other series, winning Formula One grands prix and entering small events and regional championships. As Formula One became more professional, with increased investment from sponsors and governments, teams began to insist that their drivers concentrate on the sport that ...

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Lightning Thwart Bruins Stars and Even the Series

Brayden Point had an empty-net goal and three assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning found a way to slow Boston’s high-scoring line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand and beat the Bruins, 4-2, in Game 2 of their second-round Eastern Conference playoff series on Monday night. The victory evened the matchup between the top two teams in the ...

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Braves Youth Movement Looks Grown Up in Win Over Mets

The Washington Nationals claimed the National League East title last season with 97 wins. The Miami Marlins, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies and Mets each lost at least 85 games. It was one of just two divisions in baseball that featured only one winning team. If the first full month of the 2018 season was a harbinger, things may be flipped ...

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N.B.A. Playoffs: Kevin Durant Stops Worrying, and can’t Stop Scoring

Kevin Durant made his approach to taking over a pivotal N.B.A. playoff game sound so simple — and look that way, too. “I just try to tell myself that I’m at my best when I don’t care what happens after the game, the outcome or anything,” Durant said. “That’s when I’m free and having fun out there, and forceful.” Durant ...

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The Yankees Keep Chasing and the Red Sox Keep Winning, Now they Meet

When J. A. Happ made his debut for the Yankees on Sunday, the veteran left-handed pitcher provided his new team just what it had hoped for when it acquired him from the Toronto Blue Jays. Happ allowed one run (on a harmless solo homer) in six innings, the type of steady, workmanlike effort that has been a rarity from the Yankees’ ...

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Three Players Share the Bridgestone Lead, While Tiger Woods Lurks 5 Back

Nobody has a better scoring average on Saturdays on the PGA Tour than Tiger Woods, and the Bridgestone Invitational would be a good time to keep that up. He might not have a choice. Neither will Rory McIlroy, Jason Day or anyone else wanting to keep pace. Tommy Fleetwood took advantage of another soft day of good scoring at Firestone ...

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Pornanong Phatlum, Ranked No. 97, Leads the Women’s British Open

Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand is standing out at the Women’s British Open for more than just her pink golf ball. Pornanong, ranked 97th, has yet to drop a shot in two straight rounds of five-under-par 67 that will give her a one-stroke lead heading into the weekend at the Open, the year’s fourth major. While Minjee Lee and Mamiko Higa, ...

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Las Vegas Aces, After Over 25 Hours of Travel, Pull Out of W.N.B.A. Game

After traveling for more than 25 hours, the Las Vegas Aces decided not to play their W.N.B.A. game against the Mystics in Washington on Friday night. The decision to cancel the game was made about 90 minutes before tipoff. It was not clear whether the game would be counted as a forfeit. The Aces’ players issued a statement through the ...

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