‘He’s a legend in Chicago’: Yu Darvish knows what facing Jake Arrieta means

‘He’s a legend in Chicago’: Yu Darvish knows what facing Jake Arrieta means

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Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish will undoubtedly hear the cheers come Monday night at Wrigley Field -- but will they be for him? Darvish is set to face off against a Cubs "legend," as Philadelphia Phillies hurler Jake Arrieta will oppose his former team for the first time since leaving via free agency after the 2017 season. Darvish ended up replacing Arrieta in the Cubs' rotation but hasn't exactly replaced him in fans' hearts. "He's a legend in Chicago," Darvish said with a smile in advance of the juicy matchup. "My family and I love Chicago, so that means he's my legend, too. He's pretty amazing." Talk about showing respect to your opponent. It's probably because Darvish knows all too well what he's up against: Arrieta helped break the Cubs' 108-year…
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Braves acquire reliever Swarzak from Mariners

Braves acquire reliever Swarzak from Mariners

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The Braves have added veteran help for their patchwork bullpen by acquiring right-hander Anthony Swarzak from Seattle for left-hander Jesse Biddle and right-hander Arodys Vizcaino. As part of Monday's trade, Seattle is sending Atlanta $1,788,172 to cover about one-third of the $5,677,419 remaining in Swarzak's $8 million salary this year.cheap nike nfl jerseys paypal Vizcaino opened the season as Atlanta's closer, then had season-ending surgery on his right shoulder on April 17. His replacement, A.J. Minter, struggled and was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on May 10. The 27-year-old Biddle was designated for assignment by the Braves on Wednesday after walking 10 batters in 11 ⅔ innings. He had a 5.40 ERA as he failed to repeat his success from 2018, when he was 6-1 with a 3.11 ERA. He will…
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Kerr: Green ‘a wrecking ball’ in comeback win

Kerr: Green ‘a wrecking ball’ in comeback win

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Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green racked up his seventh career postseason triple-double during a 110-99 Game 3 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals on Saturday night. Green scored 20 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, dished out 12 assists, made four steals and blocked a shot in one of the most complete all-around games of his career. "I don't even know what to say about Draymond," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "He was like a wrecking ball out there. He was just destroying everything in his path. The pace that he was generating was incredible, and it just seemed like he never got tired. ... It's one of the best games I've ever seen Draymond play." Green set the tone for a Warriors team that…
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If you’re just now seeing how strong the Bucks are, it’s too late

If you’re just now seeing how strong the Bucks are, it’s too late

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It took all of 51 seconds for Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo to declare to the world -- and, more importantly, to the Toronto Raptors -- how Game 2 was going to proceed. A rim-rattling dunk off his own miss, between two defenders. A vicious rejection of what looked like a clear two points for Raptors center Marc Gasol. Another powerful slam after Giannis was left alone underneath the basket. "I think it definitely set the tone," Antetokounmpo said. "That's what I tried to do."cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale In an instant, the Bucks were off and running, controlling the action and never looking back as they dismantled Toronto, winning 125-103 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. It has been considered a fait…
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DE Jordan faces 10-game ban for using Adderall

DE Jordan faces 10-game ban for using Adderall

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Free-agent defensive end Dion Jordan told NFL.com that he is facing a 10-game suspension from the NFL for taking Adderall, a violation of the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs. Jordan, who has been suspended three times in the past, including for an entire season, told NFL.com that he had a therapeutic use exemption to use the drug in the past, but it had expired. His past suspensions were for violations of the substance abuse (twice) and PED policies.nike nfl jerseys for cheap He said Tuesday an arbiter had denied his appeal of the 10-game suspension. Jordan was not disputing the results of his drug tests but was appealing the harshness of the penalty. "I made a mistake," Jordan told NFL.com in a telephone interview. "I feel like the person that…
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Cards’ Peterson ‘definitely sorry’ for PED violation

Cards’ Peterson ‘definitely sorry’ for PED violation

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Hours after the NFL announced Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson's six-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy, the eight-time Pro Bowler stood on the red carpet at his foundation's annual fundraiser and apologized. Peterson said he's "deeply disappointed" for what led to his missing the Cardinals' first six games. "Definitely, definitely sorry what broke out today. ... I think you guys understand my character and also understand my commitment on and off the field, and also to my teammates and also to the Arizona Cardinals organization," Peterson said. "That's why this is apparently very, very hard for me 'cause obviously I've never been in this situation before and I never wanted to have my name attached to anything like this.nike nfl jerseys cheap china "I'm looking to move…
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Atletico to sign Herrera as well as Porto teammates Felipe, Telles – source

Atletico to sign Herrera as well as Porto teammates Felipe, Telles – source

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Atletico Madrid will sign Mexico international Hector Herrera on a free transfer this summer, while his Porto teammates defenders Felipe and Alex Telles are also close to following, a source close to the Portuguese club has told ESPN FC. Central midfielder Herrera, centre-back Felipe, and left-back Telles have all developed significantly in recent seasons under Porto manager Sergio Conceicao, who the source said Atletico had been looking at before boss Diego Simeone extended his contract in February.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale Herrera, 29, has 70 caps for Mexico and scored eight goals in 51 games across all competitions this year as Porto reached the Champions League quarterfinals. The club will also face Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese Cup final on May 25 and sit two points behind leaders Benfica with…
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Griezmann can pick his club but Barcelona have Messi as bait

Griezmann can pick his club but Barcelona have Messi as bait

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Antoine Griezmann will have plenty of suitors now he's announced his departure from Atletico Madrid this summer: Manchester United tried hard to sign him in 2017 but need him now more than ever, while he would amplify the trophy chances of PSG, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid without any question. Even if you are cynical about a guy who drew out the "is he or isn't he?" saga for an eternity a year ago before using the daft "The Decision" video to announce that he wasn't going anywhere, you have to understand why there will be a queue of the world's leading clubs now the French World Cup winner is on the market.nike nfl jerseys cheap china While Bayern need a short-term strike partner and long-term replacement for Robert…
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Darvish’s slow approach fuels 11-strikeout night

Darvish’s slow approach fuels 11-strikeout night

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The commissioner's office might not like it, but Chicago Cubs fans won't be complaining if enigmatic righty Yu Darvish wants to take his time on the mound. As long as the results look like they did Wednesday -- Darvish struck out 11 without issuing a walk against the Cincinnati Reds -- he can pretty much do whatever he wants. His catcher illustrated the "whatever it takes" attitude the Cubs and Darvish are employing.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale "I know the tempo was a little slow, but I don't care," Taylor Davis said. "He was getting guys out. He was making quality pitches ... The pressure situations he was able to handle a lot better. "I'm taking this as a win for the Cubs. A win for Yu." However, the Cubs…
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Braves prospect Riley homers in second at-bat

Braves prospect Riley homers in second at-bat

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The Braves gave another top prospect his shot. Austin Riley wasted no time taking advantage of the opportunity. Riley homered in his second at-bat in the big leagues, launching a high fastball from Michael Wacha deep into the left-field seats, to give Atlanta a two-run lead over St. Louis in the fourth inning of what turned out to be a 4-0 victory Wednesday. Riley, 22, struck out swinging in his first trip to the plate, but he sent his father and about 40 friends and family -- many of whom hastily made the trip from his native Mississippi -- into a raucous celebration with a 438-foot drive the next time up. Riley, recently rated baseball's No. 87 overall prospect by ESPN's Keith Law, was promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett after a…
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