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Red Sox Renew Push to Rename Yawkey Way Amid Monument Debate

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:12:57 GMT

Fans line Yawkey Way, the street that runs alongside Fenway Park in Boston, before a Red Sox game in 2014. The team’s principal owner, John Henry, said Thursday he wanted the name changed because of its ties to the franchise’s complicated racial past.The team’s principal owner, John Henry, said the club would make a new effort to have Boston rename a street outside Fenway Park that honors a former owner who resisted efforts to integrate baseball.


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On Baseball: Thomas Yawkey, the Red Sox Owner Who Resisted Integration

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:38:25 GMT

Thomas A. Yawkey owned the Boston Red Sox for 44 seasons, from 1933 to his death in 1976.Yawkey owned the team for 44 seasons but fought suiting up a black player to the last. Now there is an effort to rename a street near Fenway Park that memorializes him.


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Thousands of Players, Hundreds of Events and Little Reward

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:32:46 GMT

Laslo Urrutia Fuentes playing a Futures Tour match in Most, Czech Republic. Urrutia, 27, has earned less than $30,000 in his career.The lower levels of tennis can be both a proving ground for elite prospects as well a charade of mediocre athletes playacting as professionals.


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Mets Trade Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:14:25 GMT

Curtis Granderson during the Mets’ loss to the Yankees on Monday.Granderson was an offensive engine and a clubhouse leader in three and a half seasons with the Mets, though the club fell short of its ultimate goal during his tenure.


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On Soccer: On Bundesliga Benches, Young Coaches Rewrite the Old Rules

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:08:37 GMT

Julian Nagelsmann was 28 when he was named Hoffenheim’s manager in 2015.Bundesliga teams are increasingly using their academies not simply as a resource to find promising players but to discover talented young coaches, too.


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Marlins 3, Mets 1: Mets’ Skid Reaches Five Games in Loss to Marlins

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:53:45 GMT

Mets starter Chris Flexen gave up a two-run homer in the second inning but settled in after the Marlins added another run in the third.Amed Rosario, a rookie shortstop, went 2 for 4, but the rest of the Mets provided little offense and Miami won at Citi Field on Friday night.


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Eagles’ Chris Long Joins Malcolm Jenkins as N.F.L. Anthem Protests Continue

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:53:54 GMT

Malcolm Jenkins during the national anthem at a preseason game in Philadelphia on Thursday night.“Charlottesville was the tipping point for me,” said Seattle’s Michael Bennett, one of several players who have used the anthem to make a statement.


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How Jinder Mahal, an Indian WWE Star, Is Turning Up the Heat

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:02:12 GMT

Jinder Mahal, the World Wrestling Entertainment champion, has made cultural confrontation the focus of his persona.Yuvraj Singh Dhesi, better known as Jinder Mahal, is helping the WWE attract fans from its next big target: India.


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To Hit a Passer and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’: A Linebacker’s Two Sides

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:11:31 GMT

The Giants’ Devon Kennard created a vibrant online book club this summer.The Giants’ linebacker has created a vibrant book club on Instagram, drawing fans and fellow readers.


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Halep Closes In on Top Ranking

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:09:30 GMT

Simona Halep moved within a victory of the No. 1 ranking, needing just 54 minutes to cruise past Sloane Stephens, 6-2, 6-1, in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio.



Umpires Wear Wristbands to Protest ‘Abusive Player Behavior’

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:51:16 GMT

Chris Guccione, the home-plate umpire for the game between Tampa Bay and Seattle on Saturday, wore a white wristband as part of the protest.The protest was announced by the umpires’ union in objection to M.L.B.’s decision to fine but not suspend Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler for his tirade against the umpire Angel Hernandez.


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New York Police Officers Rally in Support of Colin Kaepernick

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:52:26 GMT

Dozens of current and retired officers from the New York Police Department rallied on Saturday in Brooklyn in support of Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who refused to stand for the national anthem last season.About 80 people, including Frank Serpico, gathered in Brooklyn to show solidarity for the former San Francisco 49ers player who refused to stand during the national anthem.


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On Baseball: Sale and Chapman Traveling Divergent Paths out of Chicago

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:11:49 GMT

Chris Sale arrived in Boston from the White Sox in the off-season and entered Saturday’s game leading the American League in strikeouts, wins, E.R.A. and other categories.Chris Sale, despite losing Saturday, remains the rock of the Red Sox rotation. But the struggling Chapman wasn’t called on to protect the Yankees’ precious lead.


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Yankees Hold Off Red Sox, Without Chapman Shutting the Door

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:31:32 GMT

Tyler Austin, left, with Todd Frazier after Frazier’s solo homer gave the Yankees a 4-2 lead over the Red Sox on Saturday in Boston. Austin, an of-injured rookie recalled from the minors on Thursday, hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat against the Red Sox ace Chris Sale. The struggling Chapman was demoted by Manager Joe Girardi, who called on Dellin Betances in the ninth inning with a one-run lead.


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Awed by Camden Yards, Rick Sutcliffe Started It All With a Shutout

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:12:49 GMT

Rick Sutcliffe pitching for the Orioles in 1992. The preceding winter, he was won over after standing on the mound at the new Oriole Park at Camden Yards with Manager Johnny Oates. On opening day, he shut out the Indians.Sutcliffe was part of the 1992 Orioles team that was returning to Baltimore this weekend to celebrate the ballpark’s 25th anniversary.


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An Eye for Talent, a Place in History: Making Her Mark in Baseball Scouting

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:11:08 GMT

Amanda Hopkins, center, is about to complete her second year as an area scout for the Mariners, a position that has made her a part of baseball history. She is the first full-time female baseball scout in more than a half-century, breaking through a barrier that required diligence on her end and willingness by the Mariners organization.Amanda Hopkins, working for Seattle, is the first full-time female scout in more than 50 years. But she’s interested in the game, not in blazing trails.


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Rene Rivera Goes to Cubs, Joining a Mets Exodus

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:51:55 GMT

Catcher Rene Rivera after a home run for the Mets in a game against the Yankees on Wednesday.In two seasons with the Mets, Rivera had significant value as a reserve, becoming the preferred catcher for Noah Syndergaard.


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