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Reds ‘Tommy Pham slaps Giants’ Joc Pederson in pregame altercation

CINCINNATI – Giants outfielder Joc Pederson said he was slapped by Reds outfielder Tommy Pham over a fantasy football league disagreement during batting practice before Friday’s 5-1 Reds victory at Great American Ball Park. “He kind of came up and said like ‘you remember from last year?’” Pederson recalled after Friday’s game. “And I was …

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Carlos Martinez Receives 80-Game Suspension After Positive PED Test

Major League Baseball has announced that right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez has been given an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Ibutamoren, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. This is yet another setback in what has been a very difficult few years for Martinez, despite …

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Tommy Pham, Joc Pederson pregame altercation

CINCINNATI – Major League Baseball is investigating a pregame altercation that occurred on Friday afternoon between the Reds ‘Tommy Pham and the Giants’ Joc Pederson. Pham was scratched from Cincinnati’s lineup shortly before first pitch, with a Reds spokesperson saying he agreed to sit out pending MLB’s investigation. “MLB is investigating the incident that occurred …

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Celtics vs. Heat score: Live NBA playoff updates as Boston looks to close out Miami in Game 6 for Finals berth

The Boston Celtics find themselves one win away from their 22nd NBA Finals appearance in franchise history. They defeated the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals to take a 3-2 lead. The series now shifts back to Boston Friday night as the Celtics will have the advantage of playing in front …

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French Open 2022 – Rafael Nadal has ‘zero problem’ with playing Felix Auger-Aliassime – who is coached by his Uncle Toni

For Rafael Nadal, family is everything. So when Nadal faces Felix Auger-Aliassime in the fourth round at Roland Garros on Sunday, he won’t worry if his uncle, Toni Nadal, is sitting in the stands in his new role as Auger-Aliassime’s coach. “I already talked to Toni after my match,” Nadal said Friday, having beaten Botic …

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Liverpool, Real Madrid and likable doyens of the modern game | Soccer

IT’S BIG CUP FINAL, BABY After a season that has become more extraordinary with every passing week, it all comes down to this. Two teams fuelled by a sense of destiny, competing for a huge prize at a gleaming modern football cathedral; it’s just a shame somebody has to lose. And yet, when The Fiver …

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San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler ‘not okay with the state of this country’ in wake of Uvalde shooting

As details of the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, continue to unfold, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler on Friday wrote that he is “not okay with the state of this country” and that he “felt like a coward” for not protesting “the lack of delivery on the promise of what our national anthem …

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Colton Herta walks away from airborne crash in final Indianapolis 500 practice; Tony Kanaan quickest on Carb Day

INDIANAPOLIS – Colton Herta rolled his Indianapolis 500 car end over end during Friday’s final practice. The star driver for Andretti Autosport was uninjured in the most significant crash in the buildup to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” “I think I was going a little too fast for that corner,” Herta said. The crash with …

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