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Ken Holtzman, Who Pitched Two No-Hitters for the Cubs, Is Dead at 78
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Ken Holtzman, Who Pitched Two No-Hitters for the Cubs, Is Dead at 78

Associated media - Connected media Ken Holtzman, a left-hander who pitched two no-hitters for the Chicago Cubs and won three World Series with the Oakland A’s in a 15-season career, died on Monday in St. Louis. He was 78. He had been hospitalized for the last three weeks with heart and respiratory illnesses, his brother, Bob, said in confirming the death. Holtzman won 174 games, the most for a Jewish pitcher in Major League Baseball — nine more than the Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, who is considered one of the best pitchers ever and who had a shorter career. In addition to his win total, Holtzman, who at 6 feet 2 inches and 175 pounds cut a lanky figure, had a career earned run average of 3.49 and was chosen for the 1972 and 1973 All-Star teams. Holtzman, at 23, threw his first ...
How Luke and Sophia Kunin make the first NHL-PWHL marriage work – Generic English
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How Luke and Sophia Kunin make the first NHL-PWHL marriage work – Generic English

Associated media - Associated media ST. PAUL, Minn. — For years, Luke Kunin watched as his girlfriend, then fiancée, then wife, Sophia, supported his career. She was a shoulder to lean on when things got tough in Minnesota. Moved to Nashville when he was traded there. Was a constant during the toughest season of his pro career — last year with the San Jose Sharks, when he tore his ACL. So Kunin can’t wait to walk into Xcel Energy Center — the arena where he began his NHL career as a Minnesota Wild rookie seven years ago — on Saturday with the shoe on the other foot. The 1 p.m. CDT game will be his first time watching Sophia play at the highest level in person, as she’ll take the ice with Minnesota’s Professional Women’s Hockey League team to face Boston in its regular-season home fin...
Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards can’t run from stardom anymore – Generic English
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Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards can’t run from stardom anymore – Generic English

Linked media - Linked media PHOENIX — Fresh off, arguably, the most important performance of his young career, Anthony Edwards sat in front of the world with a white tank top and an all-black Atlanta Braves fitted cap that sat loose, hovering just above his crisp hairline — making him look more like an extra in Outkast’s “Player’s Ball” video than the future face of the NBA. Edwards is who he is. Silly. Lovable. Intelligent. Country. He wears it all, loudly and proudly. He’s also a competitor. A trash-talker. He wears all of those things just as loud, just as proud. You add all of that up and you have a star. You add all of those things up plus a 40-point performance in a playoff-sweeping 122-116 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night, and you start to enter superstardom. Yet,...
Former N.H.L. Player Faces Sexual Assault Charges in Canada – Generic English
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Former N.H.L. Player Faces Sexual Assault Charges in Canada – Generic English

Linked media - Linked media The allegation of a sexual assault was reported to the police in 2018, when the players were members of Canada’s national junior team, and it has created an enormous firestorm over the years, even in a sport with a long history of similar accusations. It led to a clean sweep of the board and leadership of Hockey Canada, the sport’s national governing body, provoked an exodus of sponsors, cut off government funding for the sport, spurred a parliamentary inquiry and prompted scathing rebukes from the public and from political figures, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. As members of the national junior team, the accused players won the 2018 world junior championships. Their high profile intensified the public reaction to the assault allegations. The ju...
Whitey Herzog, Hall of Fame Cardinals Manager, Dies at 92 – Generic English
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Whitey Herzog, Hall of Fame Cardinals Manager, Dies at 92 – Generic English

Connected media - Associated media As a boy, Whitey sometimes cut school to visit Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis and watch the Yankees play the St. Louis Browns (the team later became the Baltimore Orioles). Herzog was signed by the Yankees out of high school, but they gave up on him after a long apprenticeship in the minors and traded him to the Washington Senators in 1956. He also played for the Kansas City Athletics, the Orioles and the Detroit Tigers. He appeared in 634 major league games with a career batting average of .257. After two seasons with the Athletics, as a scout and then a coach, Herzog joined the Mets as their third-base coach in 1966, scouted for them in 1967, then spent five years overseeing their farm system. Herzog was named manager of the Texas Rangers in 1973, ...
¿Entrará el Girona en esta lista? Los grandes ‘tapados’ de la historia de la Champions
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¿Entrará el Girona en esta lista? Los grandes ‘tapados’ de la historia de la Champions

Related media - Linked media La clasificación para la próxima Champions de equipos como el Girona, Brest o el Bolonia, que vivirán su primera experiencia en Europa, abre el baúl de los recuerdos para muchos aficionados que disfrutaron con participaciones de equipos poco habituales en la competición reina, pero que fueron sencillamente históricos. A continuación, repasamos algunos casos concretos de este siglo. Empecemos por la edición 2003/04. Junto a Real Madrid y Real Sociedad, el Deportivo de la Coruña participaba en una Champions por tercera vez en su historia, y se quedaron muy cerca de besar la gloria. DEPORTIVO DE LA CORUÑA (2003-04) Hace muy poco se cumplieron 20 años del día en que el Depor se despertó del sueño de jugar una final de Champions. Se lo arrebató el Oporto...
Hay un detalle sobre ‘Shutter Island’ que no se puede repetir: nos avisan de la ronda fina
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Hay un detalle sobre ‘Shutter Island’ que no se puede repetir: nos avisan de la ronda fina

Related media - Associated media Isla de persiana ningún pecado existente cumbres borrascosas. Sí, ya sabes que tu hija es extra, pero es la verdad: el autor de la novela original, Dennis Lehane (lo que hiciste) río místico), soy el hogar de la pulp y la serie B al mismo tiempo que escribí un híbrido entre las obras de Brontë y La invasión de los ladrones de cuerpos. Es posible que su intención no se refleje completamente en la pantalla cuando Martin Scorsese Participé en las reuniones del proyecto, pero hice una película que pasó a la historia del cine. Eso es lo que quiero, no me cierres Originalmente, la película iba a tomar el nombre del asilo, ashecliffpero si cambió por Isla de persianaque es un anagrama tanto de «verdades y mentiras» («verdad y mentira») como de «Verdad y neg...
«Ana Rosa es lista, empresaria y, al final, es generosa»
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«Ana Rosa es lista, empresaria y, al final, es generosa»

Connected media - Linked media Michele Valls es la nueva invitación de Drama Queen, el podcast de ABC que conduce Pilar Vidal. El copresentador de ‘Espejo Público’ habla de su actualidad con David Valldeperassobre su deseo de ser padre, sobre sus inicios en la comunicación y sobre cómo vivió incorporándose al programa matutino de Antena por 3 veces a lo largo de una década trabajando en el producto de Ana Rosa Quintana. «Esto es muy cómodo. Desde el primer día entendí que era un tren que pillaba ahora o no lo pillaba», abandonó el periódico antes de confesar que «este cambio me apetecía». La televisión recuerda con especial cariño su paso por Ana Rosa Quintana: «Es tal lista, que él es emprendedor y que, al final, es generoso cuando comparte una comida con ella. Necesitas t...
NFL Draft 2024 live updates: Latest mock draft, rankings, trades and start time
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NFL Draft 2024 live updates: Latest mock draft, rankings, trades and start time

Connected media - Related media By now, you probably understand what Bills general manager Brandon Beane is all about. He has a history of trading up. He did it for Josh Allen, Tremaine Edmunds, Cody Ford, Dawson Knox, Zack Moss, Kaiir Elam, Khalil Shakir and Dalton Kincaid. That’s eight times in six drafts, four in the first round. To his credit, he actually has traded down during one draft, doing so twice in the 2022 second round before taking James Cook. Beane said he had a trade to move down last year and would have done it if he couldn’t get Kincaid — but he didn’t. Despite giving us the information, he doesn’t get credit for doing the move, because ultimately, he did what he has always done in the first round. He chased after a player who excited him, just as he always said he’...
What could Caitlin Clark’s WNBA transition from Iowa look like?
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What could Caitlin Clark’s WNBA transition from Iowa look like?

Connected media - Connected media Reality is coming. In the words of Diana Taurasi, as spoken to Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter, Caitlin Clark is due for a reckoning when she gets to the WNBA. After four years of dominating the college game, Clark is starting the next chapter of her career at the bottom as one of the youngest players in the most talented league in the world. Regardless of what the overall arc of Clark’s career ends up being, it is unlikely that she hits the ground running as the best player on the court every night, as she did at Iowa. Diana Taurasi on Caitlin Clark coming to WNBA «Reality is coming….you look superhuman playing against some 18 years olds but you’re going to come play with some grown women that have been playing professional basketball for a long tim...