Mets land reliever Pounders, sign top pick Baty

Mets land reliever Pounders, sign top pick Baty

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Desperate for help in a failing bullpen, the New York Mets acquired reliever Brooks Pounders from the Cleveland Indians for cash on Saturday. Pounders, who had been pitching at Triple-A Columbus, was immediately added to the major league roster. The Mets (33-36) also recalled right-hander Chris Flexen from Triple-A Syracuse and put him in the bullpen against St. Louis as well. Right-hander Tim Peterson was optioned to Syracuse, and veteran lefty Hector Santiago was designated for assignment. In other news, the Mets signed first-round draft pick Brett Baty, a 19-year-old third baseman out of Lake Travis High School in Texas. He received a $3.9 million bonus, below the slot value of $4,366,400 for being the 12th overall selection. New York began the night 16 for 32 in save chances, the…
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Reds’ Gennett (groin) starts rehab assignment

Reds’ Gennett (groin) starts rehab assignment

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Scooter Gennett began a rehab assignment Monday, the final step in returning from a severe groin injury in spring training that has sidelined the Cincinnati Reds second baseman all season. Gennett will play five days with Single-A Daytona and move up to Triple-A Louisville to continue the rehab, which will last until he feels ready to come off the injured list. Manager David Bell said Gennett will be back in the starting lineup as soon as he's able.china nike nfl jerseys cheap "We all know he's going to play," Bell said. "He's been a big part of our offense the last few years. There's no reason that would change. "There may be some limitations at the beginning, to make sure he's healthy and all that." In the last two years,…
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Ujiri incident with deputy under investigation

Ujiri incident with deputy under investigation

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The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is investigating Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri for suspicion of misdemeanor battery on a police officer, it confirmed Friday morning. The alleged incident occurred Thursday night on the floor at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, after the Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA title and Ujiri tried to join the team on the floor. He was stopped by a deputy. "Mr. Ujiri was unknown to the deputy at that time. He [the deputy] asked him for a credential," said Sgt. Ray Kelly, a spokesman for the sheriff's office. "He shoved the deputy out of the way and walked toward the court. The deputy pushed back. The president came forward more with a more significant push and ended up…
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Nurse confirms he plans to coach Team Canada

Nurse confirms he plans to coach Team Canada

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Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse confirmed Sunday that he plans to coach the Canadian national team, starting with the World Cup this summer. At Toronto's first media availability since winning the NBA Finals, Nurse told reporters, "I'm getting ready to take another situation soon because I think it's going to make me a better coach." Asked specifically whether he was talking about reports that he would become the coach of Team Canada for the World Cup, Nurse said a deal was "just about done."cheap nike nfl jerseys from china "It's something I'm looking forward to doing," he said. Nurse, 51, said his experience as an assistant coach with Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics was an impetus for wanting to coach Team Canada. "I learned a lot as a coach…
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What’s next for 2018’s rookie QBs: How Darnold, Mayfield, Allen could take off

What’s next for 2018’s rookie QBs: How Darnold, Mayfield, Allen could take off

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It was one of the New York Jets' OTA days this spring -- they run together -- when new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams walked past new coach Adam Gase on the practice field and casually told him, "Throwing in an odd today." Gase's eyes got big, and he immediately looked for second-year quarterback Sam Darnold.wholesale cheap nfl jersey china "So I quickly get with Sam and I'm like, 'All right, hey, he's going to be bringing his odd-pressure package, which is everything looks the same, you don't know whether they're coming or dropping or what,''' Gase recalled last week. "So I have to teach him this stuff at a rapid pace and be constantly going over it with him, and it becomes real. It becomes a real game." As much…
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O’Brien says he needs better communication skills

O’Brien says he needs better communication skills

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In his first news conference since GM Brian Gaine was fired on Friday, Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said it was a decision CEO Cal McNair made "after a thorough evaluation of the football operation." When asked when he realized it was not going to work out with Gaine, O'Brien said he didn't know until he was "informed by Cal what his decision was" after the evaluation process.wholesale jerseys cheap nfl For much of the news conference, O'Brien deferred to the statement McNair made on Friday, in which he said the team will begin an immediate search for a new GM and, "while the timing may be unusual, this decision was made in the best interest of our organization in our quest to build a championship team for the…
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Source: Vinicius Jnr. not leaving Madrid on loan

Source: Vinicius Jnr. not leaving Madrid on loan

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There is "zero chance" of Real Madrid loaning out Vinicius Junior for the 2019-20 campaign, and Spanish media reports of problems with manager Zinedine Zidane are untrue, a source close to the player has told ESPN FC. Vinicius' impressive debut season was one of few highlights for Madrid during a disappointing year as his performances saw him become a fan favourite at the Bernabeu.cheap nfl jerseys china nike However, the source told ESPN FC that this was not true and there was "zero chance" of Vinicius going on loan anywhere, as the agreed career progression plan was for him to remain at the Bernabeu and again be an important first team member next season. The idea that the youngster was upset with Zidane for not being brought straight back into…
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Sources: Utd in talks with 3 clubs over Darmian

Sources: Utd in talks with 3 clubs over Darmian

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Manchester United are in talks to sell Matteo Darmian, sources have told ESPN FC. Spanish side Valencia and two unnamed Italian clubs are leading the race to land the Italian defender, who has made it clear to United he wants to leave this summer.new nike nfl jerseys cheap The 29-year-old, signed for £12.7 million from Torino in 2015, made just six Premier League appearances last season, but was a surprise inclusion in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team to start the Manchester derby with City in April. Solskjaer already has right-backs Ashley Young and Diego Dalot in his squad and has also sanctioned a bid for Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The initial £35m offer for the 21-year-old was rejected but United are expected to return with a bid closer to Palace's…
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Ortiz back in Boston, taken to local hospital

Ortiz back in Boston, taken to local hospital

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A plane carrying David Ortiz landed in Boston on Monday night, a day after the Red Sox icon was shot at a club in his native Dominican Republic and underwent emergency surgery. Ortiz was then taken by ambulance, with a police escort, to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he will continue to receive medical attention. Ortiz was shot Sunday at a club in eastern Santo Domingo, a bustling nightlife district packed with dance clubs and bars. A team of surgeons, led by Dr. Abel Gonzalez, operated on Ortiz for six hours and repaired damage done by the bullet to both intestines and his liver. They also had to remove Ortiz's gallbladder to work on the liver, though the gallbladder itself was not damaged.nike nfl jerseys for cheap Gonzalez said during a…
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‘Your eyes get big’: Why Kyle Hendricks is pitching up in the zone

‘Your eyes get big’: Why Kyle Hendricks is pitching up in the zone

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It's a trend that is becoming more and more popular with pitchers, even the soft-tossing ones such as Chicago Cubs righty Kyle Hendricks. When he takes the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night, don't be surprised if you see his catcher coming out of his crouch on almost half the pitches he throws. Living upstairs in the strike zone -- or even higher -- is no longer just for the flamethrowers. The launch-angle era has changed strategies for many, including hurlers who average 87 mph on their fastball. "I've been doing it more lately," Hendricks said last week. "The way the game is going, the way guys are swinging, I feel like more of the holes are being presented up in the zone now." "More" might be…
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