6:51 PM ET Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout captured his third American League MVP Award on Thursday, edging Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman. Trout received 17 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, with Bregman receiving the other 13. Trout and Bregman were either first or second on all 30
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11:18 PM GMT Tony Mann, the West Australian wristspin bowler who scored the first Test century by an Australian nightwatchman, has died in Perth at the age of 74 after battling pancreatic cancer. In the midst of a long and successful first-class career for WA during the association’s strongest era, Mann played four Tests in
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6:18 PM ET Cody Bellinger captured his first National League Most Valuable Player Award on Thursday, beating defending champion Christian Yelich and eventual World Series champion Anthony Rendon. Bellinger was selected first on 19 of 30 ballots and second on 10 more, beating out Yelich, the runner-up who was named first on 10 ballots and
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5:00 PM ET JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette didn’t work out once during his team’s bye week. Didn’t lift a weight. Didn’t use resistance bands. Didn’t even hit a treadmill. Nothing at all. “I laid in bed, ate gumbo, [and] went on dates with my daughter and my son and we
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5:05 PM ET Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter has a left rotator cuff strain with an associated shoulder capsule strain, the team announced. He will enter rehabilitation and treatment and will be reexamined in two weeks, the team said. Huerter injured the shoulder during a 125-121 victory over the Denver Nuggets Tuesday and underwent an
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5:21 PM ET Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. — A scathing report following an independent investigation into the heatstroke death of a 19-year-old football player who collapsed after the first day of conditioning practice at a Kansas community college found “a striking lack of leadership.” Braeden Bradforth, a 315-pound defensive lineman for the Garden City Community
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5:07 PM ET ESPN News Services The Atlanta Braves have signed veteran closer Will Smith to a three-year, $39 million contract, the team announced Thursday. The deal also includes a club option for 2023 for an additional $13 million. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the deal includes a buyout that will pay Smith $1 million
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5:04 PM ET Minnesota Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi and Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu have accepted one-year, $17.8 million qualifying offers for 2020 and will forgo free agency, it was announced Thursday. Barring contract extensions, both will be free agents without restriction after the 2020 season. Seven players have rejected the qualifying offer and
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