Archives for August 2017

Cleveland Indians, MLB 'not exactly aligned' over efforts to ditch Chief Wahoo – USA TODAY

Cleveland Indians, MLB ‘not exactly aligned’ over efforts to ditch Chief Wahoo
USA TODAY
Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan said in a radio interview this week that the team “will come to some understanding” to eliminate — or at least further limit — the Chief Wahoo logo, although Dolan said the team and Major League Baseball are not
Indians, MLB ‘Not Exactly Aligned’ In Efforts to Get Rid of Chief Wahoo LogoSports Illustrated
Indians ‘not exactly aligned’ with MLB on Chief Wahoo issue, owner saysSporting News
Paul Dolan Says Team Still Not In Total Agreement With MLB on Wahoo Changes, But Changes Coming Before Next …Cleveland Scene Weekly

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Why Western Pennsylvania dirt is used in the infields of most MLB stadiums – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why Western Pennsylvania dirt is used in the infields of most MLB stadiums
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
DuraEdge, which has administrative offices in Grove City, counts 21 of MLB’s 30 stadiums among its clients, including iconic ballparks such as PNC Park, AT&T Park and Wrigley Field. Matt Brown, the Pirates’ director of field operations, said DuraEdge

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MLB's slowest-working pitchers will speed it up – only if a pitch clock forces them – USA TODAY

MLB’s slowest-working pitchers will speed it up – only if a pitch clock forces them
USA TODAY
As a key part of Commissioner Rob Manfred’s quest to speed up games that now average a record 3 hours, 5 minutes, Major League Baseball is expected to implement a pitch clock next year, probably setting it at 20 seconds. That’s just two-thirds of the

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A reminder why Aug. 31 is a very important MLB trade deadline – CBSSports.com

A reminder why Aug. 31 is a very important MLB trade deadline
CBSSports.com
Baseball’s annual non-waiver trade deadline — July 31 — came and went with several high-profile deals. That is not a hard deadline, however. Teams can still make trades after that date. They just have to go through the trade waivers process first

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Los Angeles Lakers fined for violating anti-tampering rule – NBA.com

Los Angeles Lakers fined for violating anti-tampering rule
NBA.com
NEW YORK — The NBA announced today that it has fined the Los Angeles Lakers $500,000 for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule. This action followed an independent investigation by the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. The conduct at issue …
Lakers fined $500000 for Paul George tampering, largest-ever penalty of its kindWashington Post
Lakers fined $500000 for tampering with Paul George, NBA announcesSB Nation
NBA hits Lakers with light Paul George-tampering slapNew York Post
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If the NBA adopted soccer's bonkers transfer rules, we'd get LeBron James on the Lakers – SB Nation

If the NBA adopted soccer’s bonkers transfer rules, we’d get LeBron James on the Lakers
SB Nation
NBA offseasons have become increasingly wild in recent years. Some even say that the free agent period is better than the season itself! (Which … nah, but I get the sentiment.) But even the NBA’s offseason madness doesn’t hold a candle to soccer’s
Cleveland Cavaliers Dan Gilbert owner vows to never move team from ClevelandNBA.com (blog)

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Celtics' Kyrie Irving Is Bringing Competition Back To The NBA – Forbes

Celtics’ Kyrie Irving Is Bringing Competition Back To The NBA
Forbes
The trade is more significant than it appears, as it contrasts the trend of today’s NBA. In an NBA where the superstars come together to form super-teams to ensure the easiest path to a championship, Irving is bucking the trend. Irving was already on
Kyrie Irving writes thank you note to city of ClevelandNBA.com (blog)
NBA trade news: Biggest winners, losers from (finally) completed Cavs-Celtics blockbusterSporting News
Lakers receive one of largest fines in NBA history for Paul George tamperingProBasketballTalk (blog)
The Ringer (blog)ClutchPointsSir Charles In Charge
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The Cubs set a new MLB record that shows they will be a force for years to come – Business Insider

The Cubs set a new MLB record that shows they will be a force for years to come
Business Insider
The Chicago Cubs may not have the best record in the National League, but if they play their cards right, they’ll be in for many more winning seasons after this one. On Wednesday night, Chicago second baseman Ian Happ hit his 20th home run of the
Ian Happ Home Run Helps Cubs Break MLB RecordNBC Chicago
One swing by Ian Happ set Cubs and MLB recordComcast SportsNet Chicago
The Cubs have made home run history and that tells us a couple of important thingsCBSSports.com

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Why the NBA blew it by not punishing the Lakers more for tampering with Paul George – Charlotte Observer

Why the NBA blew it by not punishing the Lakers more for tampering with Paul George
Charlotte Observer
However, the NBA blew it Thursday by not punishing the Lakers more after determining that the front office tampered, in regard to All-Star forward Paul George. The league had a prime opportunity to say interfering with a contractual relationship
Los Angeles Lakers fined for violating anti-tampering ruleNBA.com
Lakers fined $500000 for Paul George tampering, largest-ever penalty of its kindWashington Post
Los Angeles Lakers fined $500000 after NBA’s tampering investigationUSA TODAY
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Fantasy: Defenseman point projections for 2017-18 – NHL.com

Fantasy: Defenseman point projections for 2017-18
NHL.com
NHL.com fantasy writers Pete Jensen, David Satriano and Ben Zweiman have previewed each of the 31 NHL teams this offseason. In the process, they have collaborated on point projections for each fantasy-relevant defenseman. Forward point projections …

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