Former Braves catcher Biff Pocoroba dies at 66

Former Braves catcher Biff Pocoroba dies at 66

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Former Atlanta Braves catcher Biff Pocoroba, an All-Star selection in 1978, has died at the age of 66, the team announced Wednesday. No cause of death has been announced. Pocoroba joined the Braves in 1975 and played all 10 of his major league seasons with the team, hitting 21 home runs with 172 RBIs and a .257 batting average in his career.nike cheap nfl jerseys His best season came in 1977, when he batted .290 with eight homers and 44 RBIs in 113 games. He was picked as a reserve for the All-Star Game the following year, getting into the game in the final inning of the NL's 7-3 victory, catching teammate Phil Niekro for the final out. In addition to handling the pitching staff, Pocoroba was successful at nabbing…
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Lotte Giants pitcher Lee Seung-heon released from hospital

Lotte Giants pitcher Lee Seung-heon released from hospital

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Lotte Giants pitcher Lee Seung-heon, who was struck in the head by a line drive May 17 and suffered a microfracture of his skull and slight internal bleeding, was released from the hospital Monday, a team spokesperson told ESPN. Seung-heon, 21, didn't require surgery, is doing well and is expected to rejoin the team for rehab after a month of rest, the spokesperson said.cheap new nike nfl jerseys The liner struck the right side of the right-hander's head and he was taken away by ambulance. Brock Dykxhoorn, briefly a teammate of Seung-heon's last year with the Giants, told ESPN that as far as he knows, none of the Giants pitchers or any others in the KBO wear protective inserts in their caps. "I did," said Dykxhoorn, now a free agent,…
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Michael Jordan to Rod Thorn: I won’t play if Isiah Thomas is on Dream Team

Michael Jordan to Rod Thorn: I won’t play if Isiah Thomas is on Dream Team

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Old audio of Michael Jordan has surfaced in which he says he told NBA executive Rod Thorn, who was part of the USA Basketball selection committee, that he wouldn't play on the Dream Team in 1992 if Detroit Pistons star point guard Isiah Thomas was also selected to the team. "Rod Thorn called me, and I said, 'Rod, I won't play if Isiah Thomas is on the team,'" Jordan is heard telling reporter Jack McCallum in a 2011 interview, which was aired on his podcast "The Dream Team Tapes." "[Thorn] assured me," Jordan is heard saying in the old interview. "He said, 'You know what? Chuck doesn't want Isiah. So, Isiah is not going to be part of the team.'" "The Last Dance," ESPN's documentary on Jordan and the 1990s…
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Cleveland Cavaliers’ Andre Drummond leaves $1,000 tip at restaurant

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Andre Drummond leaves $1,000 tip at restaurant

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Cleveland Cavaliers big man Andre Drummond left a big tip for a waitress at a Florida restaurant on Sunday. Kassandra Diaz, a server at Che Restaurant in Delray Beach, said she didn't know who the customer was until she saw that he had left a $1,000 tip on a $164 check.nike nfl jerseys cheap paypal "When I was given the checkbook, I went to put in the tip & information to close the table and I couldn't believe it," Diaz wrote alongside a picture of the receipt she posted on Instagram. "From a $160 check, the tip read $1,000. I was shaking and had tears of happiness after what he left me." Drummond, who is making more than $27 million this season, replied, "Thank you for being amazing!" and also…
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Sources: Jets signing QB Joe Flacco to one-year deal

Sources: Jets signing QB Joe Flacco to one-year deal

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The New York Jets filled their need for an experienced backup quarterback, agreeing to terms with former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco on a one-year contract, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Flacco, who was released by the Denver Broncos in March after one season, will receive $1.5 million in base pay, plus the chance to make another $3 million with incentives. The question with Flacco, 35, is his health. The former longtime Baltimore Ravens starter underwent neck surgery in early April to repair a herniated disk and won't be cleared for contact until late August or early September, a source said. He likely will participate in training camp on a limited basis, meaning no contact.cheap nike nfl jersey The Jets had been exploring the backup quarterback market for several weeks.…
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Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes touches on perseverance in speech to Texas Tech graduates

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes touches on perseverance in speech to Texas Tech graduates

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Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes advised graduating Texas Tech students to "go out and win your Super Bowl'' at the university's virtual commencement ceremony Saturday.buy nike nfl jerseys cheap "I know this isn't the graduation ceremony that you and your families had envisioned, but that doesn't change the outcome or all the hard work, long hours and sacrifices that you made to achieve this milestone,'' Mahomes said in his remarks, which lasted less than two minutes. "I know this is sure not how you imagined spending your last days as a student. "But the world is in a different place today than it was just a few weeks ago. And as Red Raiders, we're built to persevere in difficult times. We've all had to take a moment and learn to adjust…
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From the archives: Kevin Durant savors getting the better of LeBron James

From the archives: Kevin Durant savors getting the better of LeBron James

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This 2017 Golden State Warriors championship was as much a tribute to LeBron James as it was a triumph over him. The fact that the Warriors needed to add Kevin Durant to the core of a team that won 73 regular-season games and pushed James to the brink of elimination in the 2016 NBA Finals was just as relevant as the compulsion Durant felt to join this team in order to get a ring. It's not as simple as "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." When Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder blew a 3-1 lead of their own to the Warriors in the 2016 Western Conference finals, Durant had still won two more games against Stephen Curry than he did against James the first time they squared off…
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Former Celtics, Canisius guard John McCarthy dies at 86

Former Celtics, Canisius guard John McCarthy dies at 86

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John McCarthy, who won an NBA title with the 1964 Boston Celtics and helped Canisius to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances in the 1950s, has died. He was 86. Canisius announced that McCarthy died Saturday of natural causes in the Buffalo suburbs, where he grew up and lived most of his life. McCarthy spent six seasons in the NBA, playing guard from 1956 to 1964. He closed his career by playing 28 games with the Red Auerbach-coached Celtics, who were in the midst of winning eight consecutive titles.nfl jerseys cheap authentic In 1960, while with the St. Louis Hawks, McCarthy scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds and 11 assists to become the NBA's first player to post a triple-double in his first career playoff game. Only three other…
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Texans’ Ross Blacklock among bumper crop of Houston-area talent

Texans’ Ross Blacklock among bumper crop of Houston-area talent

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New Houston Texans defensive tackle Ross Blacklock grew up with a basketball in his hand. His father, Jimmy, played at the University of Texas before performing with the Harlem Globetrotters from 1974 to 1987. Jimmy coached the team for more than 10 years as well.cheap nfl nike jersey Even though Blacklock first dunked a basketball when he was 13 years old, he couldn’t resist the call to football. He joked that “basketball was just too soft” for him, and said he used to always foul out when he was playing in AAU games. “I’d come off football season and go straight to basketball,” Blacklock said at the NFL combine. “Sometimes I’d be too aggressive, and I was like, 'Dang, this is just too soft for me sometimes.' But it’s a…
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Vikings, Saints set for Christmas in NFL’s first Friday game since ’09

Vikings, Saints set for Christmas in NFL’s first Friday game since ’09

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The 2020 schedule will include a rare quirk when the New Orleans Saints host the Minnesota Vikings on Christmas Day. It will be the first Friday game since the San Diego Chargers beat the Tennessee Titans on Christmas night in 2009. And it will be just the 11th NFL game played on a Friday since the 1970 merger.nike nfl jerseys cheap china "There was some Christmas magic involved here," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. "Another Saint, St. Nick, put in the request for that game as an extra present." The matchup itself should have some significant NFC playoff implications. This will be the fifth meeting between the Saints and Vikings in the past four years, including playoff wins by Minnesota in both the 2017 and 2019 seasons. New Orleans will…
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