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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

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:23:07 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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Red Sox 9, Yankees 6: As Bullpen Stumbles, Yankees Fall to Five Games Back of Red Sox

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:04:04 GMT

The Red Sox’ Christian Vazquez sliding home safely in the eighth inning as the throw bounced off Austin Romine’s helmet.The Yankees rallied to take a late three-run lead, but the bullpen could not hold it in the opener of a crucial series in Boston.


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Sports Briefing: Karolina Pliskova Wins a Doubleheader; Rafael Nadal Falls

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:06:17 GMT

Karolina Pliskova completed a suspended match to defeat Camila Giorgi, then beat Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets on Friday.Both won matches that were postponed by rain the day before at the Western & Southern Open. After a quick turnaround, Pliskova advanced to the semifinals, while Nadal did not.


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Nigel Hayes, an Outspoken Star With Wisconsin, Signs With the Knicks

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:08:17 GMT

Nigel Hayes led Wisconsin to two Final Fours and has been outspoken on social issues.In addition to Hayes, the team signed Pittsburgh’s Jamel Artis and Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes.


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Ohio State Works to Make J.T. Barrett’s Passes Even More Dangerous

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:58:12 GMT

J.T. Barrett throwing a pass during Ohio State’s spring game. Barrett has been working on accuracy, placement of passes and throwing into coverage with Ohio State’s new quarterbacks coach, Ryan Day.Barrett, a fifth-year quarterback, is a fixture in the Buckeyes’ record books but has struggled with his accuracy and decision making on pass plays.


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After a Path Full of Obstacles, Deon Simon Is Rising With the Jets

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:50:26 GMT

Deon Simon, 27, faced his toughest times when he was dealing with a knee injury and academic issues as a high school senior.A defensive tackle’s darkest moments came when he was dealing with a severe knee injury and academic issues as a high school senior.


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A Baseball Manager Retires Again, Knowing It Rarely Sticks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:24:05 GMT

J.D. Droddy before he stepped down as manager of the Salina Stockade in Kansas earlier this month. At 73, he is looking for a new career again.J.D. Droddy has been an Air Force officer, a lawyer, an educator, a playwright, a theatrical producer, a composer and a baseball boss. At 73, he’s looking for something new.


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