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Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Oneil Cruz rips a 122.4 mph liner, the hardest hit ball of the Statcast era

PITTSBURGH — If the purpose of swinging a bat is to hit the ball hard, then Oneil Cruz is better than anyone. The Pittsburgh Pirates rookie recorded the hardest hit ball in the seven years that Major League Baseball has measured exit velocity, hitting a single off the bat at 122.4 mph in Wednesday’s 14-2 …

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The Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing a deal to acquire Patrick Beverley from the Utah Jazz, sources say

The Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing a trade to acquire Utah Jazz guard Patrick Beverley, sources told ESPN on Wednesday night. The deal, which will be finalized Thursday morning, will send Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker and forward Stanley Johnson to the Jazz, sources said. Beverley returns to Los Angeles after spending 2017-21 as a Clipper, …

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The new look AFLW shows a chance in season seven but the jury is out on the changes | AFLW

Ssince the first AFLW game at Ikon Park in February 2017 – when the AFL memorably had to impose a lockout due to massive under-crowds – women’s football has been on a rapid upward trajectory. Participation rates have risen across the country and, ahead of the seventh round of the competition, which starts on Thursday, …

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The BN Verdict – Oleksandr Usyk proves he is the king of the heavyweight division

Oleksandr Usyk shows his class while Anthony Josbhua shows improvement Oleksandr Usyk of UKRAINE will never give up. Or, more accurately, he’ll do everything he can to make sure he doesn’t. After taking a break from fighting for his country against Russia, he once again outpointed Anthony Joshua in their rematch and once again proved …

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Usman vs. Edwards II Preview

When welterweight prospects Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards met in the octagon, in December of 2015, they were considered two of the most exciting up-and-comers in the sport. The battle did not fail; Usman won by unanimous decision but each man had moments of brilliance. Fast forward to 2022 and the two men are set …

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Fantasy Premier League gameweek 3 tips: Gabriel Martinelli, Marc Cucurella, Ivan Perisic and more

Gabriel Martinelli If you followed our advice before gameweek 1, Martinelli should already be part of your squad and you will benefit from two goals in his first two games and a tidy 16 points, with the promise of more to come. If not, don’t worry: there’s still time to jump in. Despite being the …

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