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Harper now owns the third-highest single-season walk rate (29 percent) for a qualified hitter in the live-ball era, behind only Barry Bonds' marks from 2002 (32.4 percent) and 2004 (37.6 percent), respectively. Scherzer, Adams and Ryan Zimmerman each added RBI singles. Martinez liked the idea that it could get Harper an extra at-bat or two during the game, and perhaps lead to more pitches to hit.Lately, Harper has not seen many pitches in the strike zone.In his last 12 games, Harper has ...
  • Cueto DL'd, Bumgarner given the go-ahead to begin rehab

    Cueto DL'd, Bumgarner given the go-ahead to begin rehab

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    On a sour note, San Francisco placed Johnny Cueto on the 10-day DL with inflammation in his pitching elbow. Missing half of the year due to a dirt-bike accident that caused bruised ribs and a sprained pitching shoulder, he wound up 4-9 with a 3.32 ERA in 17 starts.
  • Simmons taunted by fans as 76ers drop Game 1

    Simmons taunted by fans as 76ers drop Game 1

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    Fellow rookie Mitchell previously said Simmons should be ineligible for the Rookie of the Year award because this is actually his second season in the National Basketball Association. The trio of Terry Rozier , Jayson Tatum and Al Horford combined for 83 points to lead the Celtics on Monday. Simmons said the 76ers were "rusty" after the six-day break the team endured after quickly defeating the Miami Heat 4-1 in round one and then waiting for the Celtics to eliminate the Milwaukee ...
  • I wish this was eternal - Iniesta revels in Barca's LaLiga triumph

    I wish this was eternal - Iniesta revels in Barca's LaLiga triumph

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    A Champions League quarter-final elimination at the hands of AS Roma aside it's been a campaign to remember. He was also crucial to Barca beating United again in the 2011 final. Iniesta received a standing ovation the next time he played away to Espanyol after the World Cup and is the only Barcelona player to get a positive reception at their stadium.
  • Harry Kane soothes Wembley headache and keeps Mo Salah in his sights

    Harry Kane soothes Wembley headache and keeps Mo Salah in his sights

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    Following Tottenham's 2-1 defeat by United, the FA's official FA Cup account sent a message that asked United and England defender Chris Smalling 'What's in your pocket?' and then included a clip of Smalling replying: 'Harry Kane .' The inference was that Smalling had marked Kane out of the game as Tottenham fell to defeat.
  • Dale and Amy Earnhardt announce the birth of their daughter, Isla Rose

    Dale and Amy Earnhardt announce the birth of their daughter, Isla Rose

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    Amy tweeted , "It feels like a dream". This is the first child for the television analyst and his wife, whom he married in 2016. Dale and Amy Earnhardt possess a Television show on Do It Yourself Community. Earnhardt added: "Everyone was right". "It's a new beginning", Earnhardt Jr. tweeted. "I just can't wait till she gets here, I can't wait to meet her", he said.
  • Roma coach Di Francesco warns Liverpool: We believe in a comeback

    Roma coach Di Francesco warns Liverpool: We believe in a comeback

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    Sadio Mane and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were sorely missed, with Roberto Firmino the only player showing any sign of quality throughout the game. Egypt global Salah missed Liverpool's best chance in the fifth minute when he was sent clear only to clip the ball wide, while referee Andre Marriner denied the hosts a penalty when Georginio Wijnaldum's cross struck the arm of Erik Pieters .
  • Souness fumes with 'fool' Xhaka, but then makes false statement

    Souness fumes with 'fool' Xhaka, but then makes false statement

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    Maitland-Niles, playing in his desired central midfield position, shone despite coming up against the imposing duo of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic . Most of the half-time analysis on Sky Sports was devoted to the former Newcastle United manager giving out about Arsenal and the Swiss midfielder.
  • MCA hails SC move on NE states' member status

    MCA hails SC move on NE states' member status

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    While the Jharkhand Cricket Association went on to become a permanent member of the BCCI , the BCA ( Bihar Cricket Association ) first got the affiliation from the apex cricket body but its membership was cancelled later. The bench then referred to several names of eminent cricketers of the past like Padmakar Shivalkar and Rajinder Goel who could not play tests, but had loath of experience.
  • Man Utd have laid down marker for next season, says Young

    Man Utd have laid down marker for next season, says Young

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    We have to win more games than we have done. Speaking exclusively to MUTV after the game, Lindelof said: "We always want to play in the Champions League". And The Sun has now added more meat to the bones, claiming that Evans could return to United this summer as a replacement for Victor Lindelof , who is expected to be loaned out after a hard first season in England.
  • Wembley needs England games, says prospective owner

    Wembley needs England games, says prospective owner

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    The problem with holding the Super Bowl in London is one of layers. The 67-year-old Pakistani-American billionaire businessman has already offered assurances over England matches and promised to refurbish parts of Wembley, which opened in 2007 to replace its cherished predecessor.
  • Pep Guardiola says Manchester City could spend '£1 billion' in summer

    Pep Guardiola says Manchester City could spend '£1 billion' in summer

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    It wouldn't be fair to them if we came down here for a holiday. "I know my legs can still take me through games and I have shown that with the number of games I have played this season". " He was an incredible professional when we were together, and no doubts about his quality ". He is still focused, keeping the desire to get better'.
  • Aerodynamic changes for 2019 approved despite split teams

    Aerodynamic changes for 2019 approved despite split teams

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    One change that did not pass, though, was involving changes to the bargeboard areas. From next year, F1 aerodynamics will be simplified. A major discovery of the FIA/F1 research was that the current front wings have a major impact on the ability of one auto to follow another.
  • Wimbledon to pay out 34 million pounds at 2018 championships

    Wimbledon to pay out 34 million pounds at 2018 championships

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    Several players were widely criticised previous year when they played in first-round matches at Wimbledon , despite being clearly unfit, in order to claim the prize money for losing at that stage. But this year, as part of its sustainability approach, Wimbledon will not be using them during the Grand Slam. The WTA Tour allows a coach to come on to court and talk to their player once per set and the US Open experimented by allowing it during the qualifying event past year.
  • Roberto Firmino agrees terms on new long-term Liverpool deal

    Roberto Firmino agrees terms on new long-term Liverpool deal

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    Liverpool are on the verge of reaching the Champions League final, after firing five goals past Roma in the first leg, and although Mane finds it important to stay humble before the game at the Olimpico stadium, he has high hopes the Reds will go through.
  • Tatum helps lead Celtics to victory

    Tatum helps lead Celtics to victory

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    Simmons, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft who sat out all of previous year with an injury, was heckled by the Boston crowd with chants of " Not a rookie! ". "But it's annoying, so I don't feel shooting with it", he said. We didn't want any setbacks with him. "It was just frustrating because we knew what we needed to do and we weren't doing it".
  • Celtics G Brown out for Game 1 vs. 76ers

    Celtics G Brown out for Game 1 vs. 76ers

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    Terry Rozier and Al Horford scored 26 points each as the Boston Celtics routed the Milwaukee Bucks 112-96 in game seven to book their spot in the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs. During his exit interview Sunday after the Bucks' season ended with a seven-game loss to the Boston Celtics in the first round, Antetokounmpo expressed confidence that nothing needed to be said about the future of Parker, who is due to be a restricted free agent this summer.
  • PGA Wells Fargo Championship Odds 4/30/18 Who do Oddsmakers Favor?

    PGA Wells Fargo Championship Odds 4/30/18 Who do Oddsmakers Favor?

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    But I think something about it just kind of suits me. This year is no different, but to recap: The average world ranking of the final top 10 on the leaderboard on Sunday was in the teens. It was a shot Brandel Chamblee said was the best ever hit . The tournament, a fixture in Charlotte since 2003, moved to Wilmington in 2017 so that Quail Hollow could host the PGA Championship.