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For Athletes, It’s Always the Season to Give Back

There is a ubiquitous shot on Thanksgiving weekend football coverage showing teams celebrating the holiday by giving back to their communities...

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Beltre steps away after legendary career

ARLINGTON — Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, who appears to be a lock for future induction into the Hall of Fame, has announced he is retiring from baseball.

Beltre made the announcement in a statement released by the Rangers on Tuesday morning.

“After careful consideration and many sleepless n...

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Ray Black on 100-Plus Heat, Health, and Embracing Analytics

Ray Black hasn’t received much attention here at FanGraphs. That’s understandable. The 28-year-old San Francisco Giants reliever has consistently been clocked at over 100 mph, but only when he’s not on the shelf. And he’s spent a lot of time on the shelf.

Black had Tommy John surgery as a hi...

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LA Rams outslug Kansas City Chiefs in third-highest scoring NFL game ever

Jared Goff threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett for the go-ahead score with 1:49 to play, and the Los Angeles Rams outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs for a 54-51 victory on Monday night in a high-octane NFL offensive showdown that somehow surpassed the hype.

Patrick Mahomes threw six touc...

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Chiefs still in control of playoff destiny despite loss to Rams

LOS ANGELES — The Kansas City Chiefs lost their much-hyped battle against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, but even in their disappointment in the moments afterward, they felt they really lost nothing at all.

“It’s like the college football thing when a No. 1 plays a No...

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Going into Detail: Peyton Manning dissects Eli’s game-winning drive

The New York Giants stuck with Eli Manning as their starting quarterback out of the bye week. He responded with his first three-touchdown effort of the season.

Manning finished 19-of-31 passing for 188 yards in the 27-23 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night...

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Effectively Wild Episode 1297: Cistulli and Desist

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about a big day for Willians Astudillo, the still-overlooked greatness of Anthony Rendon, the mystery of Jeff Mathis, John Middleton’s comments about the Phillies’ impending spending spree, and the Orioles hiring the Astros’ Mike Elias as their new GM...

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30 ROY candidates for 2019 — 1 for each team

On Monday, Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuna Jr. were named Rookie of the Year in the American and National Leagues, respectively. But they were far from the only first-year players to make an impact in the big leagues in 2018.

It would be difficult to find a team in the history of the modern game who...

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‘I want to play better’: is 2018 the start of Tom Brady’s NFL decline?

It’s time for that biennial tradition of looking at a couple of bad Tom Brady performances and wondering if this is the beginning of the end for the man, the Patriots dynasty and possibly civilization itself.

Hyperbole typically surrounds bad Brady outings: after all, they’re so infrequent, we hav...

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Syracuse vs. Notre Dame: Game Preview, Start Time, How to Watch Live Online, TV Channel

Syracuse will shift home status 250 miles or so south to the Bronx, New York on Saturday as they face off against No. 3 Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium.

In what promises to be an epic showcase, the 8-2 Syracuse Orange will lay it all on the line in a ...

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