Category: Sports

Teen Hasaranga posts debut hat trick as Sri Lanka crushes Zimbabwe

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Author: AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE Wed, 2017-07-12 03:00 ID: 1499024583763626800 GALLE, Sri Lanka: Teenager Wanidu Hasaranga took a hat trick on his international debut as Sri Lanka took revenge on Zimbabwe with a seven-wicket drubbing in their second one day international on Sunday.Fellow-spinner Lakshan Sandakan also took four wickets, to earn the man-of-the-match award, as Sri […]

Stindl tap-in wins Germany Confederations Cup

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Author: Ryland JAMES | AFP Mon, 2017-07-03 04:36 ID: 1499033917434441000 SAINT PETERSBURG: Lars Stindl’s simple tap-in, following a costly first-half blunder by Marcelo Diaz, was enough to give Germany a 1-0 win over Chile in the Confederations Cup final on Sunday.Diaz’s momentary lapse in concentration let Timo Werner rob him of possession, draw the goalkeeper […]

Ryan Zimmerman to start first All-Star Game; five Nationals named to team

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Eight years after his first All-Star Game appearance, Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman will make his second, the latest milestone in a resurgent season in which Zimmerman reclaimed his stardom with emphasis. Zimmerman, it was announced Sunday night, will join teammates Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy in the National League’s starting lineup, which was […]

Nationals turn to Max Scherzer to avoid sweep in St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS — The Nationals went half the regular season without suffering a three- or four-game sweep on the road, but they’re in danger of beginning their second half Sunday night with one at the hands of the Cardinals. They’ll rely on ace Max Scherzer, a St. Louis native, to avoid the feat and snap […]

The Nationals are restricted in their international spending this year and next

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ST. LOUIS – Last year, the Nationals bucked their traditional frugality on the July 2 international market to commit more than $5 million to 19 teenagers. The investment cost more than that price, though. By spending more than the allotted signing pool of $2,335,000, the Nationals cannot sign a player for more than $300,000 in […]

Horn stuns Pacquiao to win WBO welterweight crown

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Author: Andrew Dent | AFP Sun, 2017-07-02 16:15 ID: 1498989836790483900 BRISBANE, Australia: Former schoolteacher Jeff Horn stunned world champion Manny Pacquiao to win the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown with a unanimous points decision in Brisbane on Sunday.Given no chance by most observers, the 29-year-old Horn’s ultra-aggressive style proved too much for Pacquiao, with the […]

With the trade deadline on the horizon, which relievers will the Nationals pursue?

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ST. LOUIS — The question isn’t if the Washington Nationals will acquire bullpen help before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. It’s a matter of who, when, and how many pieces they will add. The Nationals are dead-set on trading for a bona fide closer, which Manager Dusty Baker all but requested earlier this month, […]

Nationals to activate Sammy Solis from disabled list

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ST. LOUIS — The Nationals bullpen will welcome back one of its Opening Day members Saturday as Sammy Solis met the team in St. Louis after completing a rehab assignment with Class AAA Syracuse, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Jacob Turner was designated for assignment as the corresponding move to create a […]

The Nationals are closer to the competitive balance tax threshold than you think

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The assumption within the industry, and the desperate desire of those who follow the team, is that the Washington Nationals will add a reliever or two before the August 1 trade deadline, thereby reinforcing the only weak spot in an otherwise deep and talented roster. But as is always the case with the Nationals in […]

Pacquiao’s title on the line vs Horn in ‘Battle of Brisbane’

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Author: JOHN PYE | AP Sat, 2017-07-01 08:00 ID: 1498876390441934000 BRISBANE, Australia: Manny Pacquiao has ducked and weaved, has been accused of being late and rude, and of thinking more about a Floyd Mayweather rematch than his WBO welterweight world title fight against Jeff Horn.Pacquiao and Horn easily made weight at the Saturday morning weigh-in, […]
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