Mariners’ Nelson Cruz brings new meaning to the term ‘power nap’

Mariners’ Nelson Cruz brings new meaning to the term ‘power nap’

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During a recent series in Baltimore, the Mariners DH spent the better part of last Thursday's finale napping on one of the big black leather couches in the visitors clubhouse at Camden Yards. Call it a Cruz snooze. Then he went out and punished the Orioles, collecting three hits and a home run against his former team to lead Seattle to a 4-2 win and an impressive four-game road sweep. To be sure, napping prior to a game is hardly a revolutionary practice among baseball players. That said, it's more the exception than the norm, especially in visiting clubhouses. That doesn't stop Cruz from crushing some shuteye just as routinely as he crushes baseballs.cheap nike nfl jerseys paypal "Nelly likes to get his sleep," Mariners outfielder Ben Gamel said. "He…
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Happy Bobby Bonilla Day! His annual $1.19 million payday is here

Happy Bobby Bonilla Day! His annual $1.19 million payday is here

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Every July 1, from 2011 to 2035, the Mets make the payment as part of deferring the $5.9 million the Mets owed him from the 2000 season, a year in which he didn't play for the team, because they released him in January. As noted last year, Bonilla's agent worked out a deal that deferred payment (with an 8 percent annual interest rate).nfl authentic jerseys cheap With eight payments now in, Bonilla has now collected $9,545,986.60. There are 18 more payments due to Bonilla through 2035. When all the payments are made, Bonilla will have turned that $5.9 million into $29.8 million. Bonilla also has deferred money that is being paid by the Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, who took Bonilla for the final year and a half (1995 and…
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World Cup breaks penalty kick record with help of video assistant referees

World Cup breaks penalty kick record with help of video assistant referees

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There have now been more penalties awarded in the 2018 World Cup in Russia than in any previous edition. Cristiano Ronaldo's saved effort following a video assistant referee review against Iran was the record 19th spot kick awarded in the tournament, which has yet to reach the knockout stage.buy nike nfl jerseys cheap A VAR review later gave Iran a penalty in stoppage time. Thus far, 15 of the 20 total penalties have been successfully converted. In Brazil four years ago, there were only 13 penalties in the entire tournament. The previous World Cup record of 18 was first set in 1990, then matched in 1998 and 2002. The role of VAR goes a long way to explaining this trend, with seven penalties so far being awarded following a video…
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David Irving glad to be at minicamp; teammates want commitment

David Irving glad to be at minicamp; teammates want commitment

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A former girlfriend made and later recanted a domestic-violence charge that later led to a custody battle involving the couple’s young daughter. All the while, Irving’s attendance in the Cowboys’ offseason program has been described as “sporadic,” and his conditioning has been called poor. Irving was in attendance on the first day of the mandatory three-day minicamp on Tuesday but he did not take part in any team drills, working mostly off to the side. He is likely to continue on the same routine over the next few days.nfl nike jersey cheap “It feels great to be back out there working with my boys,” Irving said after practice. “I had a lot of stuff going on in the offseason, as you all know, and I'm working through it the best…
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Kevin Durant says he can see walking away at age 35

Kevin Durant says he can see walking away at age 35

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Kevin Durant, the back-to-back NBA Finals MVP, told ESPN on Friday that he could see himself walking away from the game at 35 years of age, five seasons from now. "This game, your craft, you have to continue studying it," said Durant. "No matter how much you enjoy it, nobody wants to be in school that long. I know I don't. At some point, you have to be ready to graduate. Thirty-five, that's just a number in my mind." Rich Kleiman, Durant's business partner, said Durant had previously shared with him that he might walk away at 35. "I heard him say that, but I'll believe it when it happens," Kleiman said. The Golden State Warriors All-Star, who has scored 20,913 career points, is viewed as one of two prime…
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Meet Josh Hader, the unlikely face of MLB’s strikeout revolution

Meet Josh Hader, the unlikely face of MLB’s strikeout revolution

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Josh Hader kind of looks like a renegade. His musical taste is renegade-like. He pitches like a renegade, with a style as distinctive as it is effective. Hader might even want people to think he's a renegade, except he has anything but a renegade personality. "Hi, I'm Josh," Hader says to those he meets, reaching out with a friendly hand. It's a courtesy he extends even to sportswriters, who are not really accustomed to being welcomed in that way, at least not in the clubhouse. It's not exactly renegade behavior. No, wholesale nfl jerseys the renegade part of Hader's persona doesn't emerge until he unleashes the ball toward home plate. Then, as he likes to say, he's ready to eat. Hader is feasting so far this season. Opposing batters are…
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