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Rangers’ Scherzer K’s Jimenez, moves to 10th all-time

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Texas Rangers’ Max Scherzer strikes out Chicago White Sox’s Eloy Jiménez in the second inning on Thursday, moving the 39-year-old pitcher to the 10th spot all-time in that category.

Padres’ Dylan Cease pitches no-hitter vs. Nationals

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Dylan Cease finally got to etch his name into the annals of history, completing his first career no-hitter in a 3-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday.

‘Heck of a ride’: Kiermaier reflects back on career, Blue Jays tenure

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Sportsnet gets Up Close with Kevin Kiermaier, who announced the 2024 season will be the last of his storied career, looking back at his best moments as a Toronto Blue Jay.

Is Blue Jays’ Varsho on track to win a Platinum Glove?

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Jamie Campbell and Blake Murphy discuss Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Varsho’s excellent defensive numbers this season, why he could win a Platinum Glove for best overall defender in MLB, and Taj Bradley’s unbelievable 2024 season.

Max Scherzer passes Justin Verlander for 10th on MLB’s career strikeout list

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Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer tied for 10th on the career strikeout list when the Texas Rangers right-hander recorded his 3,393rd on Thursday against the Chicago White Sox.

Titans’ Chido Awuzie sidelined a couple weeks with injured calf

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Titans’ Awuzie will miss a couple of weeks of training camp with a calf injury, coach Brian Callahan announced Thursday.

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Falcons’ Grady Jarrett realizes goal returning from knee injury for start of training camp

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Grady Jarrett achieved his goal by returning to the field for the Atlanta Falcons’ first training camp practice on Thursday.

Workers go on strike at hotel where IOC members are staying for Olympics

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Workers went on strike Thursday at the five-star hotel in Paris where members of the International Olympic Committee are staying.

British Open runner-up Billy Horschel withdraws on first day of 3M Open

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Billy Horschel, who tied for second at last week’s British Open after holding the 54-hole lead, withdrew from the 3M Open on Thursday morning due to illness.

Blue Jays on Sportsnet: Toronto vs. Tampa Bay

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The Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays meet on Thursday with the winner claiming the three-game series.

Flavor Flav enjoying first Olympics cheering on U.S. water polo

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Flavor Flav stopped for hugs, handshakes and high-fives as he made his way around the Team USA House at the Paris Games on Thursday.

French sprinter to wear cap during Olympic opening ceremony, hijab dispute is resolved

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French sprinter Sounkamba Sylla will be allowed to participate in the opening ceremony at the Paris Olympics wearing a cap to cover her hair, an agreement reached with the French Olympic Committee after Sylla said she was barred because of…

Why Andrew Nembhard is Canadian men’s X-factor at the Olympics

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As the Canadian men’s team carries the weight of expectation into its first Olympic tournament in 24 years, Andrew Nembhard will be a key connecting piece for a squad stacked with NBA talent.

Argentina coach slams chaos at Olympic soccer match vs. Morocco

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The head of Argentina’s soccer federation said the chaotic ending to its Olympic soccer match against Morocco on Wednesday “makes no sense.”

Kings sign G Carter George to three-year entry-level contract

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Los Angeles signed Carter George to a three-year entry-level contract worth $2.6 million with an AAV of $875,000, the team announced on Thursday.

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Oliver Wahlstrom, Islanders avoid arbitration with one-year, $1M deal

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The New York Islanders have avoided arbitration with forward Oliver Wahlstrom with a one-year contract worth $1 million, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Thursday.

Judge turns down MLB players’ union request to confirm arbitrator decision against Bad Bunny firm

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The MLBPA lost its attempt to get a judge to confirm an arbitration decision denying an attempt by an agent at Bad Bunny’s Rimas Sports firm.

Santander blasts 28th home run, tying Henderson for Oriole lead

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Baltimore Orioles’ Anthony Santander crushes one over the right-field wall to open up the scoring in the first inning against the Miami Marlins, marking his 28th on the year and tying teammate Gunnar Henderson for the team lead.

Marlins’ Chisholm Jr. covers a ton of ground to make diving catch

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Watch as Miami Marlins centre-fielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. tracks a deep fly ball before laying out on the warning track to make an unbelievable catch to rob Baltimore Orioles slugger Anthony Santander of extra bases.

Bills’ Von Miller says he believes domestic assault case is closed

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No charges have been filed, and Von Miller said Thursday that he considers the case of him allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend as being closed based on feedback the Buffalo Bills edge rusher got from his legal representatives.

Flyers sign F Travis Konecny to eight-year, $70-million extension

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The Flyers are locking up their top scorer for the long term.

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Four times fighting in front of home crowd benefitted UFC champions

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This weekend in England, a pair of British champions look to defend their titles on home soil as Leon Edwards faces Belal Muhammad and Tom Aspinall meets Curtis Blaydes at UFC 304. Will they be fuelled by the home crowd advantage like many…

Why bettors can have a field day with Steelers season win total

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Sean Green and Ryan Kramer on Follow the Money talk why Steelers history with Mike Tomlin says they will break their season win total and how additions in Justin Fields, Russell Wilson, and Cordarrelle Patterson will help bring them over 8…

Is the Chargers season win total too high?

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Sean Green and Ryan Kramer on Follow the Money discuss the odds of the Los Angeles Chargers hitting there 8.5 season win total for this upcoming 2024 season and why the head coach position is most crucial for the Chargers.

How should Blue Jays use Yariel Rodriguez moving forward?

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The Score’s Jonah Birenbaum joins Blake Murphy on Jays Talk Plus to discuss whether the Toronto Blue Jays will cap Yariel Rodriguez’s innings pitched, given how unlikely it is for them to make the playoffs.

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J.P. Ricciardi: ‘Fans don’t want to hear about prospects, or hope’

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Former Jays GM JP Ricciardi joins Jays Talk Plus to discuss what management accountability means to him, and what he thinks this underachieving club should do at the deadline, saying “fans don’t want to hear about prospects or hope, fans…

When will Conor McGregor return to the Octagon?

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Ariel Helwani, host of The MMA Hour and The Ringer MMA Show, joins the JD Bunkis Podcast to project Conor McGregor’s highly anticipated return to the UFC octagon.

Canada ekes out win over New Zealand in Olympic opener

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Canada won its opening soccer match against New Zealand at the Paris Olympics on Thursday.