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David Murphy: Sixers’ Matisse Thybulle is playing D and hitting threes at a pace...

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By David Murphy The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) PHILADELPHIA — Matisse Thybulle had forgotten his vegetables, and now it was time to pay the price. The rookie first-round draft pick was slipping into his street clothes at...

As Marlins look to improve, roster flexibility playing key role in team’s approach

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By Wells Dusenbury Sun Sentinel (TNS) As the Miami Marlins seek to improve their lineup, roster flexibility is playing is a key role in the team’s approach. While a few players are locked into one position,...

Carolina Hurricanes goalie James Reimer uses ‘prayer and a leg’ to get job done...

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By Chip Alexander The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (TNS) RALEIGH, N.C. — For much of his first season with the Carolina Hurricanes, James Reimer has had two jobs: Keep the puck out of the...

It’s decision time on Addison Russell. Do the Cubs want to pay him around...

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By Paul Sullivan Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — After making the controversial decision to tender a contract to infielder Addison Russell last December, the Cubs enter Monday’s arbitration deadline with more questions to answer. Does Russell...

2020 NFL mock draft: First-round projections

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By Eddie Brown The San Diego Union-Tribune (TNS) With five games remaining in the NFL’s regular season, here’s a breakdown of the race for the No. 1 overall selection in next April’s NFL draft: — Cincinnati...

Kings forward Marvin Bagley III still not cleared to return from broken thumb

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By Jason Anderson The Sacramento Bee (TNS) SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox and forward Marvin Bagley III were both on the floor doing light work following practice Friday, but neither is ready...

Dolphins aren’t only NFL team in need of QB. Here’s how they compare to...

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By Safid Deen Sun Sentinel (TNS) The Miami Dolphins are in position to land the No. 3 pick in the 2020 NFL draft, but they will have to fend off several teams also in need...

Kentucky’s top-ranked basketball recruit is taking ‘a step in the right direction’

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By Ben Roberts Lexington Herald-Leader (TNS) LEXINGTON, Ky. — It was already well-established that future Kentucky basketball player Terrence Clarke was one of the top prospects in the country heading into his senior season. It appears...

New schedule, new faces (new sponsor?): Changes coming to NASCAR in 2020

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By David Scott The Charlotte Observer (TNS) Kyle Busch has been crowned champion for a second time and the NASCAR Cup season has been put to bed. What’s to come for the upcoming 2020 season? Let’s...

It’s impossible to feel differently about the flawed Bears after a narrow win against...

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By Brad Biggs Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — The Bears’ 3-yard touchdown drive and ensuing effort for an extra point in the third quarter of Sunday’s 19-14 win over the Giants may wind up encapsulating...

Robin Lehner is one of the best goalies in the NHL — but one...

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By Jimmy Greenfield Chicago Tribune (TNS) The good news is there are no shootouts in the playoffs. The bad news? If the Blackhawks can’t win some shootouts during the season, the playoffs won’t be an issue. There...

With the Chiefs on their bye week, let’s examine what they’ve shown through 11...

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By Herbie Teope The Kansas City Star (TNS) KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid has his team atop the AFC West with a 7-4 record. And now it’s their bye week. The...

For Saquon Barkley, young fatherhood is the greatest motivation to keep elevating his game

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By Erin McCarthy The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — In quiet pregame moments, when Saquon Barkley bows his head, he first prays not for touchdowns or carries or a New York Giants’ win....

As Lamar Jackson hype continues to build, don’t overlook Ravens’ offensive line paving way

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By Mike Preston The Baltimore Sun (TNS) BALTIMORE — There was a time earlier this season when Lamar Jackson made the Ravens offensive line look better than it really was, but those roles have reversed...

As Eagles’ offense fails, defense a bright spot against Patriots

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By Bob Ford The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) PHILADELPHIA — Finding bright spots after the Eagles loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday — a loss that dropped the team to 5-5 and further diminished...

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