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News: Sports

Lakers loving LeBron's leadership in 1st practice together

Wednesday  02:50,   26 september 2018
msn

Although the Lakers' first official practice of the LeBron James era was focused on defence and learning new terminology, they ended it with a good old-fashioned 3-point shooting contest. The Lakers' new superstar was just another teammate...[...]

Kings hope to get over 1st-round playoff hump with Kovalchuk

Wednesday  02:50,   26 september 2018
msn

The Los Angeles Kings made one significant addition during the off-season, but the question is whether it was enough to help them advance past the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 2014.  While the top teams in the...[...]

Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan embarking on biggest challenge of his career

Wednesday  02:50,   26 september 2018
sportsnet.ca

After landing in San Antonio with the Spurs and Greg Popovich, DeMar DeRozan is in an environment that will help take his game to another level — but this season comes with challenges he’s never faced before.Of course, we knew that already, but the...[...]

31 Thoughts: Team owners played key role in Erik Karlsson trade

Wednesday  02:50,   26 september 2018
sportsnet.ca

Behind the scenes, team owners for Ottawa and San Jose played a part in the Erik Karlsson trade, plus more on Tyler Myers, the NCAA and other notes from around the NHL in pre-season. • Have the Lightning uncovered another diamond in the...[...]

Leafs ‘not close’ to being ready for opener, Babcock warns

Wednesday  02:26,   26 september 2018
thestar

Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock was blunt when asked how close the team is to being ready for the NHL opener. “Not close,” said Babcock. “The season starts Oct. 3. We have lots of work to do.”The team’s top stars — Auston Matthews and John Tavares —...[...]

Lourdes Gurriel Jr., out for season with hamstring strain

Wednesday  02:26,   26 september 2018
msn

Lourdes Gurriel Jr., out for season with hamstring strainGurriel left the game after one at-bat with an apparent leg injury. After grounding into a double play, Gurriel injured his hamstring while running to first and was replaced by Yangervis...[...]

Sanchez has surgery on throwing hand

Wednesday  02:26,   26 september 2018
msn

Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez had surgery on his right index finger on Tuesday, officially bringing his disappointing season to an end. The 26-year-old has struggled with blisters and nail-related issues on his throwing hand for most of the...[...]

Maple Leafs try to keep out of William Nylander’s way

Wednesday  02:26,   26 september 2018
thestar

As much as his coach and his teammates want him back, it sounds as if everyone on the Maple Leafs is staying clear of restricted free agent William Nylander. “I leave him alone,” said centre Auston Matthews. “He’s obviously focussed on making...[...]

Injury bug shows Blue Jays no mercy

Wednesday  02:26,   26 september 2018
thestar

The injury bug continues to plague the Blue Jays in the final days of this forgettable season. General manager Ross Atkins announced on Tuesday that right-hander Aaron Sanchez had surgery on his right index finger that same...[...]

Kawhi Leonard shakes off rust in first practice with Raptors

Wednesday  02:26,   26 september 2018
thestar

It’s all going to come back to Kawhi Leonard, all the nuances of playing basketball at the highest imaginable level, the cuts and moves and footwork that he hasn’t had a chance to work on for months. And after his first real five-on-five...[...]

The $23 Million Question: Why Do Some Twins Fans Despise Hometown Hero Joe Mauer?

Tuesday  22:56,   25 september 2018
si

Joe Mauer said he'll be considering retirement in the offseason. So why does the beloved hometown hero have a base of vocal critics?Add his records to his status as hometown hero—the St. Paul-raised three-sport prep star drafted first overall by [...]

David Wright is saving the Mets $21 million by sort of retiring

Tuesday  22:55,   25 september 2018
msn

David Wright wants to get paid, and the Mets don’t want to pay him. Enter insurance money. David Wright is back for one last weekend hurrah with the New York Mets in what will surely be an emotional sendoff at Citi Field. Injuries have cut short a...[...]

Dodgers' Kenley Jansen to put off heart surgery for chance at World Series ring: 'I’m not going to be scared of life'

Tuesday  22:52,   25 september 2018
usatoday

Kenley Jansen’s top concern is not for own well-being, but for his teammates, believing his heart might be responsible for ending the Dodgers’ season.It’s this strange sensation of nervousness, nothing like he has ever experienced on the pitcher’s...[...]

Tim Tebow says he listens to 'softer' music in the gym, namely Disney's 'Moana' soundtrack

Tuesday  22:52,   25 september 2018
usatoday

Tim Tebow's secret to a successful workout includes listening to 'softer' music.Disney...[...]

Rob Gronkowski's Brother Suggests Tight End is Frustrated With Patriots Offense

Tuesday  22:52,   25 september 2018
12up

​After a 1-2 start in New England, there are a lot of disgruntled folks. ​After a 1-2 start in New England, there are a lot of disgruntled folks. This isn't the ​Patriot...[...]