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Ohtani off to flying start with Angels, yet still improving

Ohtani off to flying start with Angels, yet still improving

The most remarkable aspect of the first two months in Shohei Ohtani's major league career is how the unprecedented has become normal
Orioles INF Machado draws attention in Chicago

Orioles INF Machado draws attention in Chicago

Baltimore star Manny Machado draws attention in Chicago amid speculation about his future
How Olympian Adam Rippon won 'Dancing with the Stars'  beating  Tonya Harding, Josh Norman

How Olympian Adam Rippon won 'Dancing with the Stars' beating Tonya Harding, Josh Norman

From the start Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon clearly was going to win the special all-athletes DWTS. He beat Tonya Harding and Josh Norman.
Pivetta throws 7 scoreless innings, Phillies top Braves 3-0

Pivetta throws 7 scoreless innings, Phillies top Braves 3-0

Nick Pivetta struck out seven over seven scoreless innings, and Nick Williams and Aaron Altherr each homered to lead the Phillies to a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves
Nationals phenom Juan Soto homers in first at-bat as starter

Nationals phenom Juan Soto homers in first at-bat as starter

Nationals outfielder Juan Soto, 19, becomes first player to homer before turning 20 since current teammate Bryce Harper in 2012 .
Rangers, goalie Henrik Lundqvist send signed stick to boy who suffered serious injuries in bus crash

Rangers, goalie Henrik Lundqvist send signed stick to boy who suffered serious injuries in bus crash

Brendan O'Callaghan, 11, is in the hospital recovering after a serious bus accident. The Rangers and goalie Henrik Lundqvist sent him a card, signed stick.
SEC to vote on proposal allowing transfers within league in case of postseason ban

SEC to vote on proposal allowing transfers within league in case of postseason ban

A new proposal by Florida and Texas A&M would allow athletes to transfer within the SEC if their original school receives a postseason ban. If enacted, Florida receiver Van Jefferson could play
Not only would national anthem policy for NFL be harmful, it would be hollow

Not only would national anthem policy for NFL be harmful, it would be hollow

Bell: The NFL has no place forcing its players to kneel for the national anthem, especially when two are currently ostracized for doing just what the Constitution allows.
Lou Lamoriello reportedly going to Islanders to head hockey operations

Lou Lamoriello reportedly going to Islanders to head hockey operations

Lou Lamoriello's move to New York Islanders has been rumored since he was told he'd no longer be Toronto Maple Leafs general manager.

Wild hire Predators assistant Paul Fenton as new GM

Paul Fenton has been hired as general manager of the Minnesota Wild after 20 seasons in the front office with division rival Nashville
Fantasy experts bid a bundle on Nats phenom

Fantasy experts bid a bundle on Nats phenom

NL, Mixed LABR owners spend big as outfielder Juan Soto, 19, gets an unexpected call to majors.
Saquon Barkley, Odell Beckham Jr. and the Big Blue bond between them

Saquon Barkley, Odell Beckham Jr. and the Big Blue bond between them

Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr. were together for the first time as teammates Monday with the New York Giants kicking off their OTAs in East Rutherford, N.J.
San Antonio Spurs disband longtime dance team for 'family-friendly' alternative

San Antonio Spurs disband longtime dance team for 'family-friendly' alternative

San Antonio moves toward a more 'family friendly' approach with new co-ed spirit squad for next season.
French Open is punishing Serena Williams for having a baby

French Open is punishing Serena Williams for having a baby

French Open announces it will not seed Serena Williams for her first major since having daughter, potentially forcing the 3-time champ to face stiffer competition earlier in the tournament.
Eli Apple needs to make most of clean slate with Giants

Eli Apple needs to make most of clean slate with Giants

With a new regime, Eli Apple needs to take advantage of getting a reset after teammate Landon Collins called him out last year.
Jaborian McKenzie, final Vanderbilt rape suspect, gets plea deal: 10 years probation, lifelong sex offender

Jaborian McKenzie, final Vanderbilt rape suspect, gets plea deal: 10 years probation, lifelong sex offender

Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie, who cooperated with prosecutors and testified against his three co-defendants, accepted a plea deal on Monday
Olympian files lawsuit against USA Swimming alleging sexual abuse cover-up

Olympian files lawsuit against USA Swimming alleging sexual abuse cover-up

Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith has filed a lawsuit against USA Swimming alleging that officials knew she was sexually abused by coach Sean Hutchison while she was a minor.
Brett Favre opens up about drugs: 'I actually went to rehab three times'

Brett Favre opens up about drugs: 'I actually went to rehab three times'

The Hall of Fame quarterback spoke with Sports Illustrated's Peter King about a difficult period in his life.
NFL won't discipline Matt Patricia, Detroit Lions over 1996 arrest

NFL won't discipline Matt Patricia, Detroit Lions over 1996 arrest

The NFL said Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia's arrest "is not subject to the personal conduct policy" because it happened before he was in NFL.