Thursday , 25 May 2017

National Sports

LEADING OFF: Cubs stage “Anchorman” trip, Pujols nears 600

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ——— STAY CLASSY, CHICAGO With his Chicago Cubs hovering just over .500, manager Joe Maddon is borrowing inspiration from the Channel 4 news team: new suits! The Cubs will sport “Anchorman” themed outfits when they leave Chicago for Los Angeles to begin a road trip that will also take them …

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Trust Colangelo: 76ers president holds reigns on Process

Bryan Colangelo is not masking inferior basketball with a snappy nickname. The only banner he wants raised is one for the next Philadelphia 76ers‘ championship. The effort toward a title — OK, let’s face it, anything near .500 — could get the breakthrough the organization needs with the No. 3 overall pick and four second-rounders in next month’s NBA draft. …

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Curses! Andretti weary of talking Indy 500 disappointment

Before Marco Andretti ties the knot, he has another milestone in mind to seal with a kiss. This love story comes with no guarantees: The Brickyard just may jilt him. But “Indianapolis 500 champion Marco Andretti” sure does have a nice ring to it for a family touched with more failure than fortune at “The Greatest Spectacle In Racing.” If …

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More than 60 players of 137 to keep name in NBA draft

The NBA draft is June 22 in Brooklyn. There are two rounds and 60 total selections. Nearly all of the projected first-round picks decided to declare and keep their names in for the draft. Freshmen Lonzo Ball (UCLA), Josh Jackson (Kansas), Jayson Tatum (Duke), De’Aaron Fox (Kentucky) and most of the others signed with agents, and potential No. 1 overall …

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Cavaliers' Tyronn Lue: 'I don't even think about' Warriors

“I don’t even think about them,” Lue said of the Warriors to a small group of traveling Cleveland beat writers following the Cavs’ Game 4 win Tuesday. “We’re just focused on Boston. The stuff they’re running, it’s harder to defend than Golden State’s [offense] for me, as far as the actions and all the running around and all the guys …

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Which teams won and lost after early draft decisions?

Roy Williams expected to have? Tony Bradley in the middle this season. Now, after Bradley’s decision to leave Chapel Hill after his freshman season, Williams might be forced to go with a pair of unproven big men:? Garrison Brooks and Brandon Huffman. Williams isn’t the only coach from last year’s Final Four who took a major hit with the NBA …

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Cubs to don 'Anchorman,' 1970s fashions on road trip to California

Manager Joe Maddon has finally pulled the trigger on one of his patented themed road trips. The 1970s will be featured when the team heads to the West Coast on Thursday night. “It’s the Ron Burgundy/Brick Tamland — and I also wanted to include Tommy La Stella — tribute road trip where 60 percent of the time it works every …

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Pirates icon Willie Stargell's widow raises ire with memorabilia auction

The auction, being conducted by SCP Auctions Inc., began Wednesday, the Post-Gazette reported. The items were selected by his second wife, Margaret Weller-Stargell. Dolores Stargell, who was married to the late? Pittsburgh Pirates?first baseman from 1962 to 1983, said she, her children and grandchildren weren’t told about the auction. She said they were “completely blindsided” by the auction and that …

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Jim Harbaugh takes blame for 2011 incident with Jim Schwartz

Harbaugh, who is known for his enthusiasm, said during an interview on Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take podcast that he was in the wrong in 2011 when, after a San Francisco 49ers victory, he and Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz had to be separated on the field. “I went in too hard on that, too aggressive on the handshake,” he …

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Richard Jefferson: LeBron had a bug in Game 3 loss

Jefferson told Fox Sports Ohio after Game 4 on Tuesday night that James got sick from a bug that was going around, which also caused backup Deron Williams to miss a shootaround. “I know he won’t talk about it, so I’ll give my big guy a shout,” Jefferson said. “Deron Williams missed shootaround this morning because he had like a …

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