Dodger blues: Los Angeles in shock after stunning defeat amid dream season

Dodger blues: Los Angeles in shock after stunning defeat amid dream season

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And then, for nearly 15 seconds, Hill paused, gathering himself, trying desperately to avoid breaking down with the cameras recording him. Hill, a soon-to-be free agent and a soon-to-be 40-year-old pitcher, knows this one will weigh on Kershaw for a while. The agony will extend to the rest of his teammates. "People say it's just a game," Hill said, pausing once more. "It's a lot more than that." The Dodgers' dream season that included 279 home runs, 12 walk-offs, 106 regular-season victories and a seventh consecutive division title evaporated in the decisive fifth game of the National League Division Series when Kershaw surrendered a two-run lead and Joe Kelly served up the game-winning grand slam. Moments after a shocking, season-ending 7-3 defeat on Wednesday night, emotions remained raw in the…
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Joe Maddon agrees to be new manager of Los Angeles Angels

Joe Maddon agrees to be new manager of Los Angeles Angels

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The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement with Joe Maddon to make him their next manager, the team announced Wednesday. Maddon is expected to receive a three-year contract in the $12 million to $15 million range, a source told ESPN. He will be formally introduced by the Angels at a news conference next week. Maddon, 65, is returning to the Angels organization -- with which he spent the first three decades of his career -- after managing the Chicago Cubs for five seasons and leading the franchise to its first World Series title in 108 years in 2016. "I could not be more excited to come back home and manage this great organization," Maddon said in a statement. "I'd like to thank Arte Moreno, Billy Eppler and John Carpino…
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Sources: Rockets’ Gerald Green likely done for season

Sources: Rockets’ Gerald Green likely done for season

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Key Houston Rockets reserve wing Gerald Green likely suffered a Lisfranc fracture in his left foot that would require season-ending surgery, league sources told ESPN. A source said that Green is seeing another specialist Tuesday to receive confirmation.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale Green suffered the injury during Thursday's preseason win over the Toronto Raptors in Japan. It was initially believed to be a sprain, but further examinations after the Rockets returned to Houston revealed the fracture. Green, 33, has averaged 10.2 points in 20.9 minutes per game off the Rockets' bench over the past two seasons. His injury is a significant blow to Houston's second unit.cheap nfl jerseys china nike Coach Mike D'Antoni told reporters this week that Austin Rivers, Ben McLemore, Thabo Sefolosha and perhaps rookie Chris Clemons would…
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Lakers’ Anthony Davis suffers sprained thumb vs. Nets; MRI clean

Lakers’ Anthony Davis suffers sprained thumb vs. Nets; MRI clean

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Anthony Davis is day to day after he sprained his right thumb in the first half of the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. An MRI on Davis' thumb came back clean Monday, the team announced.cheap nfl jerseys china nike Davis suffered the injury swatting at the ball midway through the first quarter. He started at center as the Lakers employed a small-ball lineup, surrounding him with LeBron James, Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley and Danny Green. Davis initially stayed in the game, getting the thumb taped during a break in the action, but then he retreated to the locker room between the first and second quarters, and an ice pack was taped to his right hand. He finished with six points on 2-for-7 shooting, three…
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Bears’ Kyle Long lands on injured reserve with hip injury

Bears’ Kyle Long lands on injured reserve with hip injury

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The Chicago Bears placed former Pro Bowl right guard Kyle Long on injured reserve with an injured hip, the team announced Monday. Long has ended up on injured reserve in each of the past four seasons. He managed to return in Week 17 of the 2018 season and started in a home wild-card loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.cheap nfl jerseys nike This year was supposed to be a new beginning for Long, who was healthy enough to participate in the offseason program and training camp. But while Long opened the regular season in good shape, he suffered a hip injury during practice leading up to the game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 29. He was inactive for that game, but returned to the starting lineup against the Oakland Raiders…
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Tom Brady won’t try to lure Rob Gronkowski out of retirement

Tom Brady won’t try to lure Rob Gronkowski out of retirement

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won't be pitching tight end Rob Gronkowski to come out of retirement. "I love that guy. I'm so happy that he's enjoying his time, his life. He seems to really be doing a lot of great things. He knows how I feel about him. I want what's best for him. He's the only person that can make those decisions. I don't lobby for those things," Brady said Monday morning in his weekly appearance on sports radio WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show." Gronkowski, who was hired by Fox last week as a football analyst, said on the network that he'll always leave the door open to return. But he's also said that while he could physically play right now, he's mentally not in a place…
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Manchester United’s Greenwood injured, pulls out of England U21s

Manchester United’s Greenwood injured, pulls out of England U21s

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Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has been forced to pull out of the England under-21 squad after picking up an injury. Greenwood had been called up by manager Aidy Boothroyd for games against Slovenia and Austria, but will now be unavailable as he became the latest United player sidelined.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale Just six days after that, he scored in a 1-1 draw against Rochdale in the Carabao Cup. Despite not having started in the Premier League this season, he has featured in six of the eight matches so far -- and started both Europa League games as well as the Rochdale clash. Greenwood made his professional debut in the dramatic 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16 last season. He then featured in…
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Arsenal’s Mustafi: Petit ‘criticism will haunt me for the rest of my career’

Arsenal’s Mustafi: Petit ‘criticism will haunt me for the rest of my career’

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Shkodran Mustafi said he has become a "target" for criticism and is disappointed with comments made by former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit. Mustafi, 27, has not featured for Arsenal in the Premier League this season, with his only appearances coming in the Europa League and Carabao Cup. "I am self-critical enough to see that I made those mistakes," he told Der Spiegel. "And I can cope with harsh criticism. "But the criticism escalated, became irrational. I became a target. And we reached a point where people held me responsible for defeats in games I didn't even take part in."cheap nfl jerseys china nike Petit, who won the Premier League and FA Cup double at Arsenal, had labelled Mustafi the "king of blunders," but the Germany international said he was disappointed…
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Rays chase Astros’ Justin Verlander early en route to evening ALDS

Rays chase Astros’ Justin Verlander early en route to evening ALDS

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Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch asked ace Justin Verlander to do something he had never done before. It might be a while before he asks him to do it again, not that he has any regrets. Verlander was chased after 3 2/3 innings in Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. He allowed four runs -- three in the first inning -- and seven hits, including two home runs. The Astros trailed 4-0 when he was pulled from the game after walking Tampa Bay's Ji-Man Choi in the fourth, much to the delight of a raucous, jam-packed Tropicana Field. Verlander threw 84 pitches. With the Astros' lead in the series down to 2-1 entering Tuesday, Hinch tabbed Verlander, 36, for the Game…
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Who will rule Game 5? It’s October’s ultimate feel-good story vs. MLB’s most dominant ace

Who will rule Game 5? It’s October’s ultimate feel-good story vs. MLB’s most dominant ace

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Ursula is happy about the Rays. She is Australian and drives for Uber. Her Wednesday morning was a busy one, as visiting baseball fans headed for the airport in Tampa to catch flights back to Houston. Many of them wore orange Astros T-shirts and were unhappy, but they think everything will be fine at home. Ursula hopes for the best in Game 5, but one way or another, she sees the two glorious days at Tropicana Field as bittersweet. She lives on the Tampa side of the bay, and people there were excited that the Rays planned to construct a new ballpark in Ybor City. Then they were crestfallen when Rays owner Stuart Sternberg declared those plans dead last December at the winter meetings in Las Vegas.nfl nike jerseys cheap…
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