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With the sports world still awaiting the Supreme Court’s ruling on the New Jersey sports betting case, the major player associations — NFLPA, the NBPA, the NHLPA and the MLBPA — had been silent on the topic. That changed on Thursday morning, when they released a joint statement clarifying their position on sports betting. The
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HOUSTON — Thousands of Houston Astrodome fans celebrated the 53rd anniversary of the now-vacant stadium with a last look inside before a $105 million redevelopment begins. The Houston Chronicle reported that Monday’s “Domecoming” party included displays of memorabilia and fans wearing jerseys and T-shirts from years past. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett reminisced about being
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NEW YORK — The percentage of black players from the United States and Canada on opening-day active rosters rose to 8.4 percent, its highest level since at least 2012. Major League Baseball attributed the increase at least partly to its efforts to increase baseball youth participation with programs that include Urban Youth Academies and Reviving
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Los Angeles Angels right-handed starting pitcher JC Ramirez has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and Tommy John surgery is recommended, the team announced Monday. He was diagnosed with a partially torn UCL last season and underwent stem-cell treatment instead of opting for surgery. Ramirez lasted just two innings Saturday against the Oakland
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PHILADELPHIA — Long counts and long drives helped the Philadelphia Phillies to an easy win. Maikel Franco and Aaron Altherr each hit a grand slam, Carlos Santana and Jorge Alfaro also went deep and the Phillies routed the Miami Marlins 20-1 Saturday night. Vince Velasquez (1-1) allowed one run and four hits, striking out six
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