Tuesday , 19 June 2018

National Sports

120 Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

A letter signed by at least 120 victims sexual abuse by former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University’s governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he had reinforced a “culture of abuse” at the school. The women and girls issued their joint statement three days before the board of trustees’ next meeting and after …

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Adding Kelvin Herrera to bullpen shows Nationals mean business

WASHINGTON — Getting Kelvin Herrera is huge for the Washington Nationals. Getting him without giving up a whole lot is even huger. On the surface, it might not seem like the Nats were in dire need of bullpen help. Not after last summer, when GM Mike Rizzo hit the trifecta by picking up relievers Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson and Brandon …

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Bregman's game-ending 2B lifts Astros to 12th straight win

Jose Altuve upped the pressure on Alex Bregman as he walked to home plate with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning. “Altuve told me … that he’s not bringing his bat or batting gloves to the on-deck circle, so I better get the job done,” Bregman said. “So I had to find a …

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Colon passes Marichal for most wins by Dominican pitcher

Bartolo Colon earned his 244th win, passing Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most by a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic, and the Texas Rangers beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Monday night. Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer for the Rangers, who won their third straight game. The 45-year-old Colon (4-4) allowed three runs and …

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World Cup Episode 3: 'Please God, Give the Goal!'

“PodcastOne Sports Now” co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg examine instant replay through the lens of the most controversial goal in World Cup history — the 1966 “Wembley Goal!” — and suggest the NFL and Major League Baseball should take note of how well the system works in soccer. More than a half-century later, the words “Wembley Goal” still trigger …

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Nats get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 minor leaguers

Getting a jump on the trade deadline to add talent to the back of their bullpen, the Washington Nationals picked up right-hander Kelvin Herrera from the Kansas City Royals on Monday for three minor leaguers. The Nationals sent infielder Kelvin Gutierrez, outfielder Blake Perkins and 17-year-old pitcher Yohanse Morel to Kansas City in the deal announced during Washington’s doubleheader against …

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Right-handed reliever Kelvin Herrera traded to Nationals from Royals

The Royals are acquiring outfielder Blake Perkins, third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez and right-handed pitcher Yohanse Morel for Herrera, one of the most desirable bullpen arms available on the trade market. Herrera has 14 saves and a 1.05 ERA this season for the Royals, striking out 22 in 25 2/3 innings while walking just two batters. He is coming off a …

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Enes Kanter's father indicted after charge of 'membership in a terror group', faces trial in Turkey

Kanter has said he believes the Turkish government has targeted his father in the past because of the player’s outspoken stance against the government and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Kanter’s father is not in Turkey at the moment, according to the player’s manager, Hank Fetic, but could be detained when he returns. The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet …

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Righthanded reliever Kelvin Herrera traded to Nationals from Royals

The Royals are acquiring outfielder Blake Perkins, third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez and right-handed pitcher Yohanse Morel for Herrera, one of the most desirable bullpen arms available on the trade market. Herrera has 14 saves and a 1.05 ERA this season for the Royals, striking out 22 in 25 2/3 innings while walking just two batters. He is coming off a …

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