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Mariners experience déjà vu, Royals experience Dee-ja vu

Exactly one year ago today, exactly the same start jump matchup – Marco Gonzales against Jakob Junis – squared in this stadium. The end result was … not good. Junis breezed through seven pointless innings, leaving only a single hit and a couple of walks. Marco, on the other hand, needed a dizzying 42 seats just to get out of …

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The best piece from Magic's fantastic departure

Magic Johnson stunned the basketball world when he announced that he went down as president of the Los Angeles Lakers in an unplanned news conference before the team's seasonal finals Tuesday night at Staples Center. Johnson's overall media meeting lasted nearly an hour, with the exception of the follow-up of one-to-one interviews and gatherings after finishing his first session. He …

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Wade thankful as Miami run ends on perfect note

12:56 AM ET Tim Bontemps ESPN MIAMI – Dwyane Wade made sure his final game here in "Wade County" – the place he's spent most of the past 16 years , in doing so, became the most beloved athlete in this city's history – was one of the occasion. After going through an emotional pregame ceremony, Wade went out and …

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Dirk Nowitzki announces official pension

It took a profound display of career reflection and nostalgic chants of "MVP" for Dirk Nowitzki to finally say aloud what the basketball world has adopted throughout the season. "As you might expect," Nowitzki told sold out Dallas crowd, "this was my last home game". Just like that, the best player in Maverick's history officially ended a 21-year-old Hall of …

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Dirk stars for Mavs, makes retirement official

DALLAS – Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki announced his retirement from the NBA after a record 21 seasons with the same franchise, giving the fans the secret he had all season after scoring 30 points in his final home game, at 120- 109 win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. The 40-year-old showed his emotion during the game, fighting …

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Magic Johnson goes down as the Lakers president for basketball operations

At a fantastic and impromptu 40-minute press conference before the Lakers season final against Portland, Magic Johnson announced that he stepped down from his role as the team's president of basketball. The decision comes just over two years after taking the stand in an attempt to restore one of the league's biggest model decisions. Johnson immediately announced coach Luke Walton's …

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Devils get no 1 pick, Rangers No. 2

The devils have won the Jack Hughes races. New Jersey took the top pick at the 2019 NHL draft lottery on Tuesday, and got the chance to pull out the American wunderkind long tab as the top choice. They will have no company at the top of the draft, however, with Rangers choosing right behind them at No. 2 in …

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