Arrieta convinced Phillies are a playoff team

Arrieta convinced Phillies are a playoff team

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Jake Arrieta has no doubt the Philadelphia Phillies will be successful this season. "Of course I think we're a playoff team," Arrieta said Monday after the Phillies completed spring training with a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The 33-year-old right-hander allowed two runs on six hits and struck out eight over six innings. He induced 20 swings and misses.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale "Lots of empty swings," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. "That was the most encouraging thing about the day. Super encouraging. Strong in his legs. Delivery was easy. Arm slot was perfect. I thought everything looked really good." Philadelphia opens at home Thursday against NL East champion Atlanta. The Phillies transformed during the offseason, signing right fielder Bryce Harper to a $330 million, 13-year contract after…
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Ace deGrom signs 5-year extension with Mets

Ace deGrom signs 5-year extension with Mets

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The New York Mets took care of one giant question mark Tuesday, signing ace right-hander Jacob deGrom to a five-year contract extension, the team announced. DeGrom, 30, was set to make $17 million this season and was arbitration eligible in 2020. The extension replaces his current deal and nullifies arbitration. The contract includes an opt-out after 2022 and a club option for 2024, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan. If the option is picked up, the total money for the six-year deal is $170 million, according to sources. The deal has a full no-trade clause.nike nfl jerseys cheap china His new deal calls for a $10 million signing bonus, half to be paid in January 2020 and the rest in January 2021. He gets a $7 million salary this season, $23…
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Kerr: Warriors’ health comes before No. 1 seed

Kerr: Warriors’ health comes before No. 1 seed

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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Sunday that he wants his team to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs and secure home-court advantage in the team's final season at Oracle Arena. But as his group heads into its final 10 regular-season games, the overall health of the group will take priority over any playoff positioning. With that in mind, the Warriors will rest DeMarcus Cousins and veteran Andre Iguodala on Sunday on the second night of a back-to-back against the Pistons. This comes the night after Kerr, along with consultation from Rick Celebrini, the team's director of sports medicine and performance, decided to rest guard Stephen Curry and veteran Shaun Livingston.cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping Kerr noted before Sunday's game that Cousins, who…
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Warriors reach 50 wins for 6th straight season

Warriors reach 50 wins for 6th straight season

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The Golden State Warriors have won at least 50 games in each of the past six seasons after their 121-114 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. It's an accomplishment the back-to-back NBA champions take a great deal of pride in as they finish the end of another long regular season in the midst of a historic run.nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap "It's kind of surreal, to be honest," Warriors guard Stephen Curry said after the game. "You talk about the history of the organization, how hard it is to win NBA games, win championships and string together [wins] year after year after year. It takes a collection of talented guys, a commitment to trying to put together the best team possible every year. That's front office, coaching staff, all…
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Jets’ CEO on winning a Lombardi trophy: ‘I’ll wear it like a crown’

Jets’ CEO on winning a Lombardi trophy: ‘I’ll wear it like a crown’

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Many years ago, the owner of the New York Jets stood in front of microphones and TV cameras and growled, "I'm 80 years old. I want results now." It was Leon Hess in 1995. He was part George Steinbrenner, part George Burns, and his edict was splashed across the back pages of the New York tabloids.nike nfl jerseys cheap china The team's current boss, Christopher Johnson, is only 60, but he certainly is entitled to demand immediate results, especially after spending an unprecedented $122 million in fully guaranteed money in free agency. But, no, Johnson didn't pull a Hess on Sunday night at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. Commenting for the first time on the Jets' spending spree, he didn't set any grandiose expectations -- at least not for…
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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert plans big things with draft ‘ammunition’

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert plans big things with draft ‘ammunition’

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert has 10 picks in the upcoming draft, which could allow for movement. Michael Conroy/Associated Press The departures of Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell, coupled with the Pittsburgh Steelers' first playoff miss since 2013, places Colbert squarely in the spotlight.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china The man armed with 10 draft picks doesn't seem to mind at all. The Steelers appear open for business. "Right now we have to establish who we are in 2019. 2018 is history," Colbert told a group of Pittsburgh-area reporters at the owners meetings on Sunday. "We don’t like being in a position where we’re not a playoff team. That’s not acceptable by any stretch of the imagination.” It's up to Pittsburgh to replenish the roster. And though Colbert said the team…
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Brazil’s draw vs. Panama underscores that the pieces aren’t falling into place for Tite

Brazil’s draw vs. Panama underscores that the pieces aren’t falling into place for Tite

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When Tite took over as Brazil coach almost three years ago, the pieces immediately fell into place. He gambled on a teenage centre-forward named Gabriel Jesus, who straightaway appeared to have solved a long-running problem. Gabriel worked well with Neymar, and as the wins kept rolling in and confidence soared, Philippe Coutinho was at last successfully incorporated into the side. Brazil, at one point in danger of missing the 2018 World Cup, cruised to Russia and travelled with high hopes of winning the competition in Europe for the first time since 1958. In the event, they fell short, losing the game of the tournament 2-1 to Belgium. Tite recognises that the balance of the side was not quite right -- not helped by the slump in form of the talismanic…
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Pep Guardiola’s style speaks to new reality for managers: they must look as good as their tactics

Pep Guardiola’s style speaks to new reality for managers: they must look as good as their tactics

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Pep Guardiola has built a reputation for making complicated things look easy, dating back to his playing days as a slight but influential midfielder. In February, he lifted the Carabao Cup with his Manchester City squad: a fourth trophy in under three seasons, the first part of a possible quadruple.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china That final at Wembley was messy. So too was Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, but Guardiola remained casually resplendent in skinny trousers and a sweater. Based on his outfit, he might as well have spent the afternoon doing graphic design in his studio. The primary job of a football manager is to instill a singular idea of how his club operates. It's tactical -- managers determine how the team should play and get players to execute…
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Source: Ichiro retiring after Thursday’s game

Source: Ichiro retiring after Thursday’s game

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After the Mariners took the field in the eighth inning, all players except Suzuki left for the dugout. Suzuki then waved to the crowd before leaving the game for defensive replacement Braden Bishop. Suzuki received a standing ovation from the crowd and hugs from his Seattle teammates.cheap nfl jerseys china nike Suzuki, 45, was 0-for-4 with one strikeout. He grounded out to short in his final at-bat. Many expected Suzuki to retire after the series in his native Japan or when the Mariners returned home for two spring training games with the San Diego Padres before the regular season resumes against the Boston Red Sox. Japanese fans had been hoping it would not be the end of his career, but they knew it was likely. In Japan, they also thought…
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The Stitches Are Showing

The Stitches Are Showing

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Now that it is over and Manny Machado and Bryce Harper have their money and their jobs, the beginning of baseball's real season -- the border war between owners and players -- can begin. Major League Baseball's CBA expires in 2021. There hasn't been a strike since Aug. 12, 1994, when Barry Bonds was in the second year of a record six-year, $43.75 million deal and when Harper was 21 months old. There are no active players who were playing in 1995, when owners unilaterally imposed a salary cap on the striking players and then opened spring camps with replacement players. Only a handful -- CC Sabathia, cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale Fernando Rodney and Ichiro Suzuki, to name three -- were playing in 2002, when baseball last nearly shut…
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