Guardians take 6-game win streak into game against the Angels
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The Cleveland Guardians will try to keep a six-game win streak intact when they take on the Los Angeles Angels. Los Angeles is 20-30 overall and 6-16 in home games. The Angels have the ninth-ranked team on-base percentage in the AL at .307. Cleveland is 15-11 in road games and 33-17 overall. Guardians hitters have a collective .394 slugging percentage to rank eighth in the AL. Friday's game is the fourth time these teams square off this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Taylor Ward leads Los Angeles with 10 home runs while slugging .474. Zachary Neto is 9-for-32 with three home runs and five RBI over th ..read more
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NCAA, leagues sign off on $2.8 billion plan, setting stage for dramatic change across college sports
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The NCAA and the nation's five biggest conferences have agreed to pay nearly $2.8 billion to settle a host of antitrust claims, a monumental decision that sets the stage for a groundbreaking revenue-sharing model that could start directing millions of dollars directly to athletes as soon as the 2025 fall semester. The deal still must be approved by the federal judge overseeing the case and challenges could arise, but if the agreement stands it will mark the beginning of a new era in college sports where athletes are compensated more like professionals and schools can compete for talent using d ..read more
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Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid break silence on Harrison Butker's controversial commencement speech
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Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes and head coach Andy Reid appear to be standing by teammate Harrison Butker following a controversial college commencement speech he gave earlier this month. Meeting for the first time since winning Super Bowl LVIII in February, Kansas City players and personnel gathered back together this week to kick off organized team activities ahead of the 2024 NFL season. It also gave reporters the first chance to press players and coaches on topics like Butker's speech to the 2024 graduating class at Benedictine College, which was immediately met with w ..read more
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Toronto lands WNBA's first expansion team outside the US
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The WNBA is officially headed to Canada. Commissioner Cathy Engelbert announced Thursday morning that Toronto has been awarded the league's first franchise to be located outside the United States. The team is expected to begin play in the 2026 season and will become the WNBA's 14th franchise after the Golden State Valkyries expansion team joins the league next year. "Bringing a WNBA team to Toronto represents an important milestone for our league as we continue to expand both domestically and outside the United States," Engelbert said in the announcement. Kilmer Sports Ventures chairman Larry ..read more
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How Browns QB Deshaun Watson is progressing through shoulder rehab
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has been working for the past several months to rehab a shoulder injury that ended his season last year and required surgery to repair. Now, that work continues in Berea as the Browns progress through offseason workouts. But where is Watson in his rehab progression? Head coach Kevin Stefanski has spent significant time with Watson, not just at the practice facility but out in Los Angeles, where the quarterback did much of his early rehab. With the first session of voluntary OTAs starting Tuesday, Watson was able to throw in warmups and drills, someth ..read more
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J.B. Bickerstaff out as head coach of Cleveland Cavaliers
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The Cleveland Cavaliers will be in search of a new head coach after dismissing J.B. Bickerstaff from the role on Thursday morning, the team announced. This season under Bickerstaff, the Cavs reached the playoffs for the second straight year, this time advancing out of the first round after a tough seven-game series with the Orlando Magic before being eliminated in five games by the Boston Celtics. It was the first time since 2018 that the Cavs had gotten that far in the postseason. Making it to the postseason didn't come without difficulties and from lineups and other decisions, the Cavs had o ..read more
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Pittsburgh and the Steelers will be hosting the 2026 NFL draft
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The NFL has awarded the 2026 draft to Pittsburgh with the Steelers ready to tap Pennsylvania's deep football tradition trying to meet the new standard for host cities. League officials announced the decision Wednesday as part of the NFL spring meetings. Owners chose Pittsburgh after reviewing the bid along with the advisory committee. The three-day draft will be held at Point State Park and the Steelers' home at Acrisure Stadium. The NFL set a record with more than 775,000 fans attending the 2024 draft in April in Detroit, and Green Bay will be hosting the 2025 draft at Lambeau Field on April ..read more
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Study: Women's basketball student-athletes received three times more threats than their male counterparts
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In the wake of harassment of student-athletes by sports bettors, the NCAA recently studied how NCAA championship participants were the subject of abuse and threats. Something that has been on the rise with the spread of legalized sports betting. The study found that one in three high-profile athletes receive abusive messages from someone with a betting interest. That higher-profile events with sports betting markets attract increased volumes of abuse or threats. It found that 90% of harassment is generated online or through social media, and in sports with high volumes of betting, 15%-25% of a ..read more
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Barbie collection honors Venus Williams and other women athletes
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Mattel and Barbie are honoring nine women athletes, including tennis player and icon Venus Williams, with a new collection of role model dolls. In addition to Williams, other dolls will be made in the likeness of Canadian soccer player Christine Sinclair, Australian soccer player Mary Fowler, French boxer Estelle Mossely, Mexican gymnast Alexa Moreno, Brazilian gymnast Rebecca Andrade, Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini, track and field sprinter from Poland, Ewa Swoboda and paratriathlete from Spain, Susana Rodriguez. By recognizing athletes that have broken barriers for women in sports, Barb ..read more
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Chicago Sky's Angel Reese adds new title: Women's professional soccer team owner
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Chicago Sky rookie Angel Reese can now call herself a professional sports team owner. DC Power Football Club, a Washington-based women's team set to begin play this summer in the United Soccer League Super League, announced Reese as the first member of its ownership group on Tuesday. I've always wanted to impact sports, not just women's basketball," Reese said Tuesday. "I've always said I wanted to have part ownership of something. Obviously, basketball is my main thing, but growing up in the DMV area, I've loved sports, always, so being able to be a part of the Power FC soccer (team) is going ..read more
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