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According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune , Baldelli will be the first manager hired by the Twins from outside the organization since 1984, when Ray Miller took over the club. Some of it was a stretch, sure, but there were still signs that Baldelli, the first Twins manager in 33 years with no previous ties to the organization, knows his audience.
  • Brendan Rodgers staying upbeat despite another Europa League defeat

    Brendan Rodgers staying upbeat despite another Europa League defeat

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    The Hoops boss will have to dig into his squad for the Europa League Group B game in the Red Bull Arena after midfielder Tom Rogic joined the list of absentees which include the suspended James Forrest, injured skipper Scott Brown and striker Leigh Griffiths, while defender Filip Benkovic is a doubt.
  • Red Sox take a 2-0 lead

    Red Sox take a 2-0 lead

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    Despite his contributions to the Red Sox 2004 championship, the Boston-based former pitcher was not in attendance prior to Game 2. "But we train for this, this is why we play". With the Red Sox up 2-0 and three games to play in L.A., the chance to clinch a World Series title at Dodger Stadium looms large which means Sox fans who want to see it in person need to pay up.
  • US GP: Frustrated Daniel Ricciardo 'punches hole in wall' after retirement

    US GP: Frustrated Daniel Ricciardo 'punches hole in wall' after retirement

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    Despite a strong start, Ricciardo's race came to a rude end when his RB14 lost all power halfway through the hairpin at Turn 11. Although reliability for the team's factory cars has been fine, it is believed Renault has now slipped behind the most recent upgrade of Honda - the team set to supply Red Bull next year.
  • Manchester United top brass ask Jose Mourinho to cut down on outbursts

    Manchester United top brass ask Jose Mourinho to cut down on outbursts

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    Manchester United lost their Champions League game against Juventus 1-0 on Tuesday and with that the pressure in back on the Red Devils to qualify for the knockout stages. The United boss added on the England worldwide: "He came from the World Cup with that problem, he thought wrongly that the holiday period would bring things to normality, then he thought wrongly that working would improve it and then he felt in an impossible situation to play football ".
  • Los Angeles Lakers Report Card: Game 4 vs. Phoenix Suns

    Los Angeles Lakers Report Card: Game 4 vs. Phoenix Suns

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    James joins a Lakers club that has missed the playoffs in each of their last five seasons, the longest playoff drought in franchise history for the 16-time National Basketball Association champions. Once the Lakers are in full stride, the team can do some damage. "That's one of my favorite players", a visibly excited Stephenson said afterward. What the Lakers are good as it going to help them a ton; they push the pace, score a lot of points and drive to the basket a ton.
  • Wozniacki stands firm to stay alive at WTA Finals in Singapore

    Wozniacki stands firm to stay alive at WTA Finals in Singapore

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    Elina Svitolina cut a disconsolate figure a year ago as her WTA Finals debut petered out with a group stage exit after some poor performances in the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The Ukrainian sixth seed edged a tight first set, but was blown away in the second beofre clinching a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 win over Czech seventh seed Pliskova.
  • Fabinho’s superb performance against Red Star Belgrade

    Fabinho’s superb performance against Red Star Belgrade

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    Club captain Jordan Henderson missed out due to injury and with normal stand-in James Milner only on the bench, it was the big centre-half who popped the armband on for the Champions League game. "One of Liverpool's problems previous year was their depth of squad and when you look at the Champions League final and see the substitutes of Liverpool against the substitutes of Real Madrid, you could see there was a significant difference in quality and I think Klopp has addressed that".
  • Loftus-Cheek bags a hat-trick as Chelsea steamroll BATE

    Loftus-Cheek bags a hat-trick as Chelsea steamroll BATE

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    Asked if Sarri had improved him, he said: "Definitely, but I'll always improve as a player day by day, technically and tactically from training". Manchester United drew their weekend Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as the Blues managed to score a late equaliser in order to make the game 2-2.
  • Joel Embiid Says He's in Andre Drummond's Head

    Joel Embiid Says He's in Andre Drummond's Head

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    It was Drummond's second technical foul . Drummond called Embiid an "Emmy Award-winning actor" after he was ejected in the 4th quarter of the Pistons' thrilling 133-132 overtime win over the 76ers on Wednesday, October 24, no thanks to Embiid's apparent flop.
  • Pochettino pessimistic as PSV pummel Spurs’ Euro hopes

    Pochettino pessimistic as PSV pummel Spurs’ Euro hopes

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    Brazil global Moura scored along with Harry Kane as Spurs went 2-1 up in the Dutch city but Hugo Lloris was sent off before Luuk de Jong's 87th-minute equaliser. Kieran Trippier cut a cross back to Moura near the penalty spot, and the Brazilian swept the ball up with his right foot and watched as it bounded over a helpless Jeroen Zost in goal to draw Spurs level in the 39th minute.
  • Red Sox did not invite Curt Schilling to World Series ceremony

    Red Sox did not invite Curt Schilling to World Series ceremony

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    Along with 2000, they make up the four most homer-happy seasons in baseball history. Maybe when the Dodgers are done using wet newspapers as World Series bats they can start the crossword puzzle inside. Between the NLDS and NLCS, the Dodger offense put together a.190/.330/.333 triple-slash line in 104 plate appearances with runners in scoring position.
  • Bertens stuns Kerber in debut WTA Finals match after late call-up

    Bertens stuns Kerber in debut WTA Finals match after late call-up

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    Osaka changed her tactics at the start of the second set, drawing Stephens way from her baseline comfort zone to hold far more comfortably. The three-time major victor appeared to increase her command on proceedings when she broke Bertens at the start of the second set but her 26-year-old opponent hit back to break twice to force a third set.
  • Mohamed Salah’s goals have silenced debate on his form, says Jürgen Klopp

    Mohamed Salah’s goals have silenced debate on his form, says Jürgen Klopp

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    Salah's goal celebrations were restrained against the Serb side but Klopp said the forward's only issue was being substituted in the 73rd minute. "If we think about the same period of time - up until the middle of October - his record is very similar to past year". When you see how big the impact was of the boys coming on, that's really important as well.
  • Raiders Players Questioning Jon Gruden's Accountability After Major Moves

    Raiders Players Questioning Jon Gruden's Accountability After Major Moves

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    Carr, 27, has led the Raiders to a 1-5 start to the season, and the team's prospects are much bleaker than they were in 2016 when they went 12-4, earning consideration as budding Super Bowl contenders. With the Raiders seemingly open to trading anyone and everyone, Jon Gruden was asked on Wednesday about the possibility of Carr getting dealt before the trade deadline.
  • Brooks Koepka earns No. 1 ranking with PGA win in S. Korea

    Brooks Koepka earns No. 1 ranking with PGA win in S. Korea

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    Oddly enough, considering his status a three-time major victor and an impending No. 1, this would be Koepka's fifth Tour victory but only his second in a non-major; his only regular Tour win to date was his first, at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
  • Chad Kelly released by Broncos following arrest in Colorado on trespassing charges

    Chad Kelly released by Broncos following arrest in Colorado on trespassing charges

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    Elway said the team offered Kelly help and "are supportive of him in every possible way". According to court records, a couple reported that a stranger entered their home in the Denver suburbs after 1 a.m. He was ultimately arrested for criminal trespassing . Kelly, who the Broncos selected with the last pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, took just one regular season snap for the Broncos over the a year ago and a half.
  • Katie Taylor Retains Titles In Dominant Win Over Cindy Serrano

    Katie Taylor Retains Titles In Dominant Win Over Cindy Serrano

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    Taylor defeated Cindy Serrano via unanimous decision at the TD Center, her third fight in the US. She made her professional debut in 2003, when Taylor was probably better known as a soccer player, having scored four goals for the Republic of Ireland U-19s in a UEFA women's qualifier against Macedonia a couple of weeks after Serrano won her first fight.
  • Manchester City have four unavailable for Shakhtar test

    Manchester City have four unavailable for Shakhtar test

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    Manchester City had 14 shots in the first half and Raheem Sterling hit the bar in the final few minutes. Our result in the last minutes at Hoffenheim [means] we are in a good position and now we can control our destiny. We scored three and we're happy with three points. They pushed us a lot and they always have talented players. The Euro Club Index gives City an 88% chance of making it through to the knockout phase of the Champions League , making them the most likely of the four ...
  • India vs West Indies 2nd ODI scorecard

    India vs West Indies 2nd ODI scorecard

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    India vs West Indies , Live Cricket Score and Updates Online: Their batting in red-hot form, hosts India will look to extend their dominance and take a 2-0 lead against the West Indies when the two sides lock horns in the second One-day International (ODI) on Wednesday.
  • Red Sox beat Dodgers 8-4 at Fenway in World Series opener

    Red Sox beat Dodgers 8-4 at Fenway in World Series opener

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    From the get-go, old Fenway Park caused all sorts of problems for the Dodgers. (Dodgers have plenty of firepower to slot into the DH spot in the tiresome AL-rules games in Boston). "To have four guys that you're going to run out there that you feel confident that can give you "X" amount of outs and shorten a game, I think that's a lot more comforting than to kind of [plan to] get six to nine outs and then try to patch things together", he had said.
  • It is easy to chase when Rohit is going great guns: Virat

    It is easy to chase when Rohit is going great guns: Virat

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    You can also get the live cricket score and ball-by-ball updates through our live blog on cricketnext.com. "I am happy with the guys who are here and they are more than capable to do well and be successful". But, if Rohit works a tad harder, he can leave Kohli behind with the amount of capability he has. India won the test series with a 2-0 scoreline and apart from the morning session of the second test, the Windies totally looked out of the game.
  • Form Lamela fires Spurs past Hammers

    Form Lamela fires Spurs past Hammers

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    However, Spurs have registered four wins in a row in the Premier League and will be confident of continuing that form at the Philips Stadion. Lamela struck with a cool header late in the first half at the London Stadium to give Tottenham their fourth successive league victory.
  • Kevin De Bruyne expected to make injury comeback against Burnley

    Kevin De Bruyne expected to make injury comeback against Burnley

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    It leaves City heavily reliant on Fernandinho in that position although Guardiola is delighted with the form of the Brazilian, describing his performance in Saturday's 5-0 win over Burnley as "extraordinary". And Sane completed the scoring in the final minute with the most routine of finishes, knocking home Benjamin Mendy's cross from the edge of the six-yard area.
  • Boston Mayor To Red Sox Fans

    Boston Mayor To Red Sox Fans

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    Martinez had a couple of searing RBI hits, Mookie Betts scored a couple of runs, and Rafael Devers had a key RBI single. Martinez slipped on the damp infield while rounding second base and limped around for a bit under the watchful eye of Boston's trainer.
  • Russian fans injured as Rome metro escalator gives way

    Russian fans injured as Rome metro escalator gives way

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    Most of those hurt, one seriously, suffered leg injuries after getting entangled in the escalator's mangled mechanics, Italian media added. Pictures posted to social media by Italian firefighters show twisted metal, purportedly from the broken escalator.
  • Tsitsipas Sets Greek History with ATP Stockholm Title

    Tsitsipas Sets Greek History with ATP Stockholm Title

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    It continued his fine form since a first-round loss at the US Open, though, following on from a semi-final appearance in Beijing and quarter-final at the Shanghai Masters. Home favorite Karen Khachanov raced past Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 6-2 to claim his third career title at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow Sunday. Khachanov overcame Mannarino in just 55 minutes to become the first Russian victor of the men's singles at the Kremlin Cup since Mikhail Youzhny in 2009.
  • Cardinals Star Cornerback Patrick Peterson Requests Trade

    Cardinals Star Cornerback Patrick Peterson Requests Trade

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    Potential NY Giants trade target Patrick Peterson has requested a trade from the Arizona Cardinals . The 28-year-old Peterson is one of the NFL's best cornerbacks, and the Eagles need a shutdown corner to have any shot at making the playoffs, let alone repeat as Super Bowl champions.
  • Court documents: Broncos backup quarterback arrested in odd home invasion

    Court documents: Broncos backup quarterback arrested in odd home invasion

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    Police later saw a man matching the intruder's description sitting in a black SUV. He has an advisement hearing on Wednesday. Court documents automatically default to show a BAC of 0.00 if no test is performed. When the team has a get-together, that's always a good thing... But when you have one person that kind of puts a dent in the whole process, it's very disappointing.
  • Ross Barkley: Great week for me; I'm better for moving to Chelsea

    Ross Barkley: Great week for me; I'm better for moving to Chelsea

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    And now RMC Sport - who landed the interview with Martial's agent earlier this summer - report that he is prepared to go back to the negotiating table and finally sign a new deal, regardless of what happens with Mourinho. I told him to forget it. Many opposition fans love to hate Manchester United boss Mourinho, a proven victor around Europe, but facing an uphill struggle to get the Red Devils back on track this season.
  • Cowboys WR Tavon Austin out for Week 7 vs. Redskins

    Cowboys WR Tavon Austin out for Week 7 vs. Redskins

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    But he planned to have the captains talk to the team at a post-game dinner on Sunday night at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History to get some things ironed out following the loss. Maher missed the kick and the Cowboys fall to 3-4. The Redskins do not play a team the rest of the way that now has a record above.500. Alex Smith hardly has been a solution at QB for the Redskins, and Gruden was rather pointed in discussing his new guy's play.
  • The Cowboys Massively Overpaid for Amari Cooper

    The Cowboys Massively Overpaid for Amari Cooper

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    Wide receiver Brice Butler is expected to be officially released by the Cowboys. A first-round selection (fourth overall) by the Raiders in the 2015 NFL Draft , Cooper started in 47-of-52 career games for the club. The Cowboys are going into their bye week, and the Raiders are returning from their break to face Indianapolis at home Sunday. Speaking Tuesday on 103.5 The Fan in Dallas , coach Jason Garrett defended paying such a high price for a receiver who is amid another struggling ...
  • Messi broke his arm and was out for three weeks

    Messi broke his arm and was out for three weeks

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    The trophy was handed to him by formee team mate Javier SAVIOLA. After Barcelona broke the news of Messi's injury, Inter posted a reply to Barcelona on Twitter , expressing their disappointment at not being able to face Messi. Until Messi's injury, it had been an ideal start for Barca. On Monday, Marca listed six options in a " casting for replacements " - Ousmane Dembele , Rafinha, Munir El Haddadi, Malcom, Carles Alena and Sergi Roberto.
  • Pliskova stuns Wozniacki at WTA Finals

    Pliskova stuns Wozniacki at WTA Finals

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    Interestingly, the last seven matches was over Kvitova and five in a row ended with the same score - 2:0 in favor of the Czechs. Pliskova, seemingly unhindered despite playing with a taped right calf, saved all 10 break points she faced and unleashed a barrage of powerful groundstrokes to join Elina Svitolina at the top of the White Group.
  • From Spain: Real Madrid want Jose Mourinho to replace Julen Lopetegui

    From Spain: Real Madrid want Jose Mourinho to replace Julen Lopetegui

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    United handed Mourinho a new deal last December to extend his stay at the club until 2020 and the Portuguese says he would be happy to stay beyond that. The results left the 20-time champions in 10th place, nine points behind leaders Manchester City with just nine games played. However, after a promising start, the wheels have appeared to turn off, as Real have only scored one goal in 26 days, within a five-game winless run across all competitions.
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang nets double in Arsenal win

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang nets double in Arsenal win

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    The visitors led at the Emirates Stadium on Monday thanks to a Hector Bellerin own goal , but captain Ozil then stamped his authority on the contest. Both were easy finishes but his pace helped Arsenal stretch the Leicester defence. The hosts were visibly lifted by their leveller as the second half commenced, Henrikh Mkhitaryan spurning a decent chance after smart work from Alexandre Lacazette .
  • Cowboys make big trade for wide receiver Amari Cooper

    Cowboys make big trade for wide receiver Amari Cooper

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    Cooper has two games with at least eight catches this year - 10 for 116 in Week 2 at Denver and 8 for 128 and a touchdown against Cleveland in Week 4 - and a total of four catches for 36 yards in the other four games. ‏ Although Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones are the final decision-makers on the respective teams, McKenzie said he handled the deal with Cowboys executive Stephen Jones , Jerry's son.
  • Mood is positive at Bayern, insists under-pressure Kovac

    Mood is positive at Bayern, insists under-pressure Kovac

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    Kovac said he was not angry with Robben, 34, despite being sent off for the first time since April 2011, when the Dutchman was shown a straight red in a 1-1 draw with Nuremberg for insulting the referee. "His 35million followers, that of course do not actually exist in the real world, believe that Ozil has played exceptionally when he successfully finds his man with a square ball".