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Cole, Houston Astros open two-game set vs. San Francisco Giants

Despite their perch atop the American League West, the Astros remain in search of consistent production from a few spots in their lineup, with left field representing a concern. With Jake Marisnick optioned to Triple-A Fresno and Derek Fisher landing on the 10-day disabled list with gastrointestinal discomfort, opportunity has again knocked for Tony Kemp. A fifth-round pick by the ...

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Tampa Bay Lightning can finish off Washington Capitals

TAMPA, Fla. — The Washington Capitals know they have a lot of work to do. The Tampa Bay Lightning know their work is far from done. Both teams expect to be at their best on Monday for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals at Capital One Arena with Tampa Bay holding a 3-2 series advantage and the chance to ...

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Cardinals acquire CB Taylor from Browns

The Arizona Cardinals acquired cornerback Jamar Taylor, the team announced Saturday. The Cardinals finalized a trade with Cleveland, sending a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Browns in exchange for Taylor. The deal is contingent on Taylor passing a physical. Arizona was seeking a cornerback to play opposite perennial All-Pro Patrick Peterson. Arizona jettisoned defensive backs Tyronn ...

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White Sox seek rare winning streak vs. Rangers

The Chicago White Sox will try to build a winning streak when they host the Texas Rangers for the second contest of a four-game series Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. Chicago (11-29) is coming off a comeback win in which it scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 4-2 victory in the series opener. ...

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Gigi Buffon: Italian goalkeeper to leave Juventus

May 17 (UPI) — Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi “Gigi” Buffon will leave Juventus at the end of the season. Buffon announced his decision at a news conference Thursday at Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy. Wojciech Szczesny will take over in goal next season for the Bianconeri. “This is a very emotional day for me and I’m here off the back of ...

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Argentina World Cup manual included chapter on seducing Russian women

May 16 (UPI) — The Argentina Football Association is investigating after a World Cup manual with details on how to seduce Russian women was distributed at its headquarters. Russian language teacher Eduardo Pennisi held a course for executives, players, coaches and journalists Tuesday in Buenos Aires, regarding this summer’s tournament in Russia. The attendees were given a manual, titled Russian ...

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