Yarbrough, Rays post another shutout in win over Royals

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Ryan Yarbrough helped extend Tampa Bay’s shutout streak to 23 innings, and the Rays got their only run via video replay in a 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Yarbrough (12-5) pitched 5 1/3 innings in relief of Rays opener Hunter Wood. The rookie left-hander gave up two hits and a walk while striking out six, earning his major league-leading 10th relief win. Yarbrough and three others combined for Tampa Bay’s second straight shutout. Jose Alvarado pitched the ninth for his fifth save and stretched the Rays’ streak of scoreless innings, which included 14 over the weekend in Boston. Willy Adames drove… Read More

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Morales launches two homers as Blue Jays edge Orioles

TORONTO — Kendrys Morales hit a pair of home runs, including a three-run shot in the sixth inning, as the Toronto Blue Jays held off the Baltimore Orioles for a 5-3 win on Monday. Kevin Pillar had two doubles and batted in a run for Toronto (56-69) a day after a costly baserunning error drew the ire of Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. Gibbons was angry that Pillar had been caught trying to steal third base for the final out of the sixth inning in Toronto’s 10-2 loss in New York on Sunday. After Pillar hit the first of his two doubles in the first inning on Monday, Gibbons turned… Read More

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Canada holds on to upset Mexico at Little League World Series

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Nate Colina caught a liner to the mound to pick up the final out with the bases loaded as Canada escaped with a 6-4 win over Mexico at the Little League World Series on Monday. Kai Sheck led the way for Canada with a bases-clearing triple in the second inning, while Dio Gama and Jordan Jaramillo both had two hits and an RBI. Colina also had a single and an RBI. Fernando Lopez had a home run and three RBI for Mexico. Axel Morales added a hit and an RBI. Ian Huang started for Canada, tossing 4 1/3 innings and five strikeouts for the win. He gave… Read More

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Rock On: Pronunciation problems the Utes can appreciate

SAY MY NAME Confusion reigns in Cleveland over the pronunciation of Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s name. A team spokesman said the official pronunciation is TUH-rod, but Taylor’s father said it’s TY-rod. One teammate argued Tuh-ROD. Others simply say Ty. Here in Utah, Rock On is shaking his head. If they think that’s bad, try figuring out how to properly pronunciate Krystkowiak. Charles Dharapak Former NFL running back Merril Hoge testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on legal issues relating to football head injuries. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) OPEN ENROLLMENT Things got weird for BYU last week when the father of football… Read More

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Pirates pitcher Archer appears to hurt leg while batting

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Chris Archer has left his start with left leg discomfort. Archer was removed after four innings Monday night against the Atlanta Braves. It was his fourth start since being acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays in a trade July 31. Archer appeared to be injured while batting in the third inning. He fell as he attempted to check his swing while striking out against Bryse Wilson, who was making his major league debut. Manager Clint Hurdle and a trainer visited the mound after Archer warmed up before the fourth, but he remained in the game for one more inning. Archer allowed one run and five hits while… Read More

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Report: Raptors sign point guard Kay Felder

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to a one-year, partially guaranteed deal with point guard Kay Felder, according to USA Today’s Sam Amick. The Raptors have made a late summer addition, I’m told, adding Kay Felder on a one-year, partially guaranteed deal. The 23-year-old point guard will compete in camp for Toronto’s 15th roster spot. — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) August 21, 2018 Amick reports Felder will compete for the 15th spot on Toronto’s roster, but playing time figures to be scarce with Kyle Lowry, Delon Wright and Fred VanVleet under contract. Felder split the 2017-18 season between the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons, averaging 3.6 points and 1.3 assists per game… Read More

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Reports: Raptors add Kawhi Leonard’s close friend to coaching staff

The Toronto Raptors‘ long-term recruitment of Kawhi Leonard has begun. According to multiple reports, the Raptors have hired Jeremy Castleberry as a player development coach. Normally, the hiring of a player development coach wouldn’t garner a second look. This is no ordinary coaching hire, however. Sources: The Raptors are hiring Spurs assistant video coordinator Jeremy Castleberry as a player development coach. Castleberry earned degree at SDSU, worked his way up in Spurs system from video room. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 20, 2018 Bringing on Castleberry is a calculated move by the Raptors in an effort to make Leonard more comfortable with his new team. The former Spurs assistant video… Read More

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MountainStar Healthcare Star Athletes of Week 1

Week 1 Preps of the Week Football Spencer Williams, Beaver (Sr.) Beaver is known as a running school, but last Friday Spencer Williams might’ve changed that notion single-handedly. The senior caught 14 passes for 172 yards in Beaver’s 21-14 victory over Canyon View. Coach Jonathan Marshall believes the 14 receptions are a school record for the Beavers. “Spencer is such a hard worker and is very coachable. He puts a lot of time into the offseason with camps and individual work and it shows. He is one of the best cornerbacks/wide receivers in 2A,” said Marshall. “I don’t know if there has been a better performance by a receiver in… Read More

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Dodgers’ Jansen returns earlier than expected after irregular heartbeat

LOS ANGELES — All-Star closer Kenley Jansen has been activated off the disabled list for the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier than expected after being cleared by a cardiologist. Manager Dave Roberts says Jansen is available for Monday night’s series opener against St. Louis. Jansen hasn’t pitched since Aug. 7 and was on the 10-day DL after being hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat on Aug. 9 when the team was in Denver to play the Rockies. Jansen was initially expected to miss about a month. He was previously treated for an irregular heartbeat in 2011 and 2012. He has said it’s likely he’ll need off-season surgery to deal with the issue.… Read More

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Blue Jays Notebook: Gibbons has ‘zero complaints’ about Pillar

TORONTO – Soon after Kevin Pillar slid safely into second base Monday night, manager John Gibbons turned to the dugout camera with a smile on his face and gave the thumbs up. if ( “1” == true && ‘undefined’ !== typeof window.getIndexAds ) { var so = {preroll:{1:{1:{siteID:191888},2:{siteID:191889}}}}; adServerUrl = window.getIndexAds( ‘http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=640×360&cust_params=domain%3Dsportsnet.ca&iu=%2F7326%2Fen.sportsnet.web%2FVideo&ciu_szs=300×250&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vast&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&vid=5824603341001&cmsid=384’, so, permalink); } else { adServerUrl = “http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=640×360&cust_params=domain%3Dsportsnet.ca&iu=%2F7326%2Fen.sportsnet.web%2FVideo&ciu_szs=300×250&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vast&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&vid=5824603341001&cmsid=384”; } $el.after( unescape(“%3Cscript src=”” + (document.location.protocol == “https:” ? “https://sb” : “http://b”) + “.scorecardresearch.com/beacon.js” %3E%3C/script%3E”) ); $( document ).one( ‘ready’, function() { $( “#video_container-524218” ).SNPlayer( { bc_account_id: “1704050871”, bc_player_id: “rkedLxwfab”, //autoplay: false, //is_has_autoplay_switch: false, bc_videos: 5824603341001, is_has_continuous_play: “false”, adserverurl: adServerUrl, …read more Source:: Sportsnet.ca       

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