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PBT Podcast: Our NBA mid-season award picks for MVP, Rookie of Year, more

Is it James Harden or Giannis Antetokounmpo for MVP? Kawhi Leonard or Rudy Gobert for Defensive Player of the Year? Can anyone catch Ja Morant for Rookie of the Year? We’ve reached the midpoint of the NBA season, meaning it’s time to break down where the NBA’s awards races stand. Dan Feldman of NBC Sports […]

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Gregg Popovich second-guesses cutting Bam Adebayo from Team USA

Team USA was historically short on star power for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Relatedly, the Americans placed a historically low seventh – their worst-ever finish in a major event. So many big-name players didn’t participate. USA Basketball looked helpless as star after star withdrew. What can you do when someone would rather stay home? […]

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Giants sign Drew Smyly to one-year deal

The Giants announced on Thursday that the club inked pitcher Drew Smyly to a one-year contract. The contract is of the major league variety. Smyly, 30, split last season between the Rangers and Phillies with a stint with the Brewers in between. He did not appear in a major league game with the Brewers. In […]

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Álex Romero suspended 20 games for attacking Gabriel Lino with bat

Last week, former major league outfielder Álex Romero attacked catcher Gabriel Lino with his bat during a Venezuelan winter league game. Things were already tense prior to the attack as the benches of both Caribes de Anzoátegui and Águilas del Zulia emptied, resulting in several ejections. In the eighth inning, pitcher Angel Nesbitt threw a […]

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George Springer, Astros agree on $21 million salary for 2020

The Astros and outfielder George Springer could not come to an agreement before last week’s deadline for arbitration-eligible players and their teams to submit salary figures. Springer filed at $22.5 million while the Astros submitted $17.5 million. Teams and players can still reach an agreement prior to going to an arbitration hearing next month. Per […]

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Roma beats Parma 2-0 to reach Coppa Italia quarterfinal

PARMA, Italy — Lorenzo Pellegrini scored twice to give Roma a 2-0 win at Parma on Thursday and a place in the Italian Cup quarterfinals. Roma will face Juventus, which has won the trophy a record 13 times – including four of the past five editions. After an unimpressive first half, Roma appeared transformed right […]

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Tests on Jamal Murray’s ankle reportedly come back clean, he’s out multiple games

Considering how it looked when it happened, this could have been much worse. Denver’s Jamal Murray had to be helped off the court Wednesday night after spraining his ankle when trying to close out on a Terry Rozier corner three (Murray stepped on Rozier’s foot). X-rays last night came back clean, but after the game, […]