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When it comes to building a roster and staying under the salary cap, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is head and shoulders above everyone else in the NFL. Belichick knows how to get players to play for him for less than market value, and he also knows to part ways with them when the time is right.
CLEARWATER, Fla. – The first time Joaquin Benoit stepped on a major-league mound, Ivan Rodriguez was his catcher.
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Joaquin Benoit is Phillies’ oldest player, but his fastball doesn’t look the part
By Sean Kennedy ( @PhillyFastBreak ) Boston 116, Philadelphia 108 – Box Score Despite riding a 3-game winning streak, there were a lot of negative vibes surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers organization entering play Wednesday night. There was the Jahlil Okafor saga, with sources saying Bryan Colangelo (we’ll be polite and say) misread the market, thinking having Okafor stay at home would cause a deluge of offers. Those offers did not, because other GMs have access to game film, and Okafor was back with the team and on the court against the Celtics.
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Sixers Enter All-Star Break After Loss in Boston
On January 18, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced the election of three players to the National Pastime’s most exclusive and prestigious club. With that, we’ve entrusted the help of longtime broadcasters – each of whom got to respectively witness the primes of these soon-to-be inductees. Leading off is our discussion is with Texas Rangers voice Eric Nadel and his fond memories of Ivan Rodriguez – who posted more than 2,800 hits and a lifetime batting average of .296 over 21 seasons, but is most remembered as being one of the greatest defensive catchers ever.
Episode #68 (2/9/17): Eric Nadel
Is Gary Sanchez the new Mickey Mantle? Kinda. “After Mickey Mantle passed away in 1995, Topps wanted to honor one of baseball’s greatest players, so they decided to include him in the 1996 flagship set under card Number 7, his jersey number,” Topps Brand Manager Kevin Eger explained .
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Is Gary Sanchez the New Mickey Mantle?
Mixed martial arts is as lonely, individualistic a sport as exists. You enter a steel cage, the door gets locked behind you, and all that remains before you is your opponent and the referee. No teammates, no coaches, no trainers
With the reigning American League champions returning almost the entire roster from 2016 and adding to that the biggest free agent slugger on the market, Edwin Encarnacion , there is less room for the kind of veteran on a minor league deal signing than there has been in years. With that in mind, this class of those with invites to Major League camp who aren’t on the 40 man roster is smaller than any in recent memory and they are generally far from winning a roster spot. That being said, you never know who will have a break out Spring or possibly stick around with Columbus to help the Indians later in the season, so let’s get to know the Spring class of 2017.
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Getting to Know the Indians 2017 Spring Training Invitees
Reaction to Valentina Shevchenko’s arm bar finish and Francis Ngannou’s future at the top of the heavyweight division. Plus, discussion on Conor’s next move and Jose Aldo saying he wants to box? And we talk to Volkan Oezdemir who is stepping up on short notice to fight OSP this weekend in Houston! Also, don’t forget to subscribe
Top Turtle Podcast – Episode 56: Volkan Oezdemir
UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs Pena Jan 28, 2017 Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs Pena Results (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) Main Card (Fox/CTV TWO – 8:00 pm Eastern) Women’s Bantamweights (five rounds): Valentina Shevchenko (13-2, #2 ranked women’s bantamweight ) Julianna Pena (9-2, #5 ranked women’s bantamweight ) Welterweights: Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone (32-7, 1 NC, #5 ranked welterweight ) Jorge Masvidal (31-11) Heavyweights: Andrei Arlovksi (25-13, 1 NC, #10 ranked heavyweight ) Francis Ngannou (9-1) Featherweights: Alex Caceres (12-9, 1 NC) Jason Knight (18-2) Prelims (FS1/TSN 2 – 5:00 pm Eastern) Welterweights: Nate Marquardt (38-16-2) Sam Alvey (29-8, 1 NC) Bantamweights: Raphael Assuncao (23-5, #6 ranked bantamweight ) Aljamain Sterling (12-1) Welterweights: Li Jingliang (11-4) Bobby Nash (8-1) Light Heavyweights: Henrique da Silva (12-1) Jordan Johnson (6-0) Middleweights: Eric Spicely (9-2) Alessio Di Chirico (10-1) Light Heavyweights: Marcos Rogerio de Lima (14-5-1) Jeremy Kimball (14-5) Early Prelims (UFC Fight Pass – 4:00 pm Eastern) Flyweights: Eric Shelton (10-2) Alexandre Pantoja (16-2) Lightweights: Jason Gonzalez (10-3) J.C. Cottrell (17-3)
UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs Pena Results
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – MAY 08: Alistair Overeem (L) of the Netherlands and Andrei Arlovski of Belarus compete in their Heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night 87 at Ahoy on May 8, 2016 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) Name: Andrei Arlovski Opponent: Francis Ngannou Odds: +363 (bet $100 to win $363) The career trajectory could not be much different for these two and it most obviously does not favor the underdog. Ngannou is on a 8-fight win streak that includes a couple of vicious knockouts and an amazing submission victory.
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Livest Dog at UFC on Fox 23: Andrei Arlovski