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The energy lifted Tuesday, if only for a handful of pitches, and real, meaningful competition didnt feel so distant.
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The D.C. Council approved sports betting in a final vote on the matter on Tuesday, making the capital the first place in the region to approve gambling on professional sports teams.A bill Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to sign allows the city to bypass the bidding process to give its contract to Intralot, the operator of the D.C. Lottery. This would give the D.C. Lottery the role of being the Districts sole gaming operator. Jaffe: DC Moves Toward Scrutiny-Free Sports Betting Deal WTOP, NBC Washingtons news partner, reported that the bill would give Intralot the authority to run the only mobile platform for sports betting. Residents could place a bet online from anywhere.The District is the first jurisdiction in the D.C. area to allow sports betting, joining the legalization trend in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and West Virginia. Sports Betting Approved by DC Council The measure passed in an 8-4 vote, with Council members Brianne Nadeau, Robert White, Elissa Silverman and David Grosso voting against it.Grosso spoke against the bill, citing financial service companyMoodys report on the high credit risk of Intralot. DC Council Votes to Fast-Track Online Sports Betting I will be voting against this bill once again, he said. This is a vote against Intralots rating downgrade, a vote against streamlining a tax of the poor and a vote against pay-to-play behavior. And I urge my colleagues to do the same.Photo Credit: Getty Images
Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Don Newcombe, considered one of the all-time great Dodgers and one of the storied franchises final links to a bygone era, died at age 92, the team announced Tuesday.Newcombe pitched for 10 seasons, mostly for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. He won both the Cy Young and National League Most Valuable Player awards in 1956. Updates: Download the NBCLA App Born in New Jersey, Newcombe represents one of the franchises final links to its years in Brooklyn.Don Newcombes presence and life established him as a role model for major leaguers across the country, said Dodgers President Stan Kasten. He was a constant presence at Dodger Stadium and players always gravitated to him for his endless advice and leadership. The Dodgers meant everything to him and we are all fortunate he was part of our lives.Newcombe, like Dodgers teammate Jackie Robinson, was signed by Branch Rickey from the Negro Leagues and went on to make a huge mark in the major leagues.Newcombe joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949, winning 17 games en route to a Rookie of the Year award as he helped lead the team to the National League pennant. His pitching career was interrupted by military service for two years, when he served in the Korea in 1952-53. He returned to the Dodgers in 1954. Two years later, he won the Cy Young Award and was named National League MVP.Newk was a fierce presence on the mound, a 6-foot-4 and 225-pound bear of a man who stared down hitters and backed up anyone foolish enough to crowd the plate. He was a four-time All-Star and won 20 games three different times.He remained with the Dodgers until 1958, then ended his career with stints in Cincinnati and Cleveland.Newcombe, Robinson and catcher Roy Campanella were a trio of black stars for the Dodgers who often supported each other.We came up with a strategy, Newcombe later recalled. We knew the impact we were attempting would have. We had to endure. Robinsons character, his backbone, his guts -- those were the keys. Jackie was the leader under Mr. Rickey.The three talked frequently, Campanella and Newcombe from the Dodgers Nashua, New Hampshire, farm team and Robinson from Brooklyn.We talked about how things were going, Newcombe said. What if somebody charged the mound on me What would I do Nobody did.I remember in the New England league, a catcher threw dirt in Roys face. He said, If you do that again, Ill personally take your arm out of its socket. They challenged us. They did anything they could to break down the idea.Newcombes Dodgers were perennial also-rans, who specialized in winning the National League pennant then losing the World Series to the Yankees. Newcombe played on three pennant winners with the Dodgers and the World Series champions in 1955, the year they finally beat the Yankees.He is survived by his wife, Karen children Don Newcombe Jr., Kelly Roxanne Newcombe and Brett Anthony Newcombe and grandchildren Cayman and Riann.Photo Credit: Getty Images This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
In France, it is easier than ever now to act out Star Wars fantasies. The fencing federation has officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport.
Colin Kaepernicks attorney says he wants to compete and play football and the New England Patriots could be among one of the potential teams, according to the Boston Globe.Mark Geragos, Kaepernicks attorney predicted that three teams could be interested in signing Kaepernick, including the New England Patriots. Mexico Closes Temporary Migrant Shelter Near US Border I will tell you, besides the Carolina Panthers, it would not surprise me if Patriots Owner Bob Kraft makes a move, Geragos said in a CNN interview on Saturday.The collusion case between former teammates Kaepernick and Eric Reid and the NFL, settled on Friday morning. USA Gymnastics Hires New CEO: NBA Exec Li Li Leung Photo Credit: Getty Images
Out of all the stars on the court at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte on Sunday night, Kevin Durant shined the brightest.He, Klay Thompson and Team LeBron defeated Steph Curry and Team Giannis 178-164 in the annual showcase game, and when all was said and done, it was Durant raising the games MVP trophy above his head. Tom Cruise Gracious, Professional During Filming: Navy All these players are great, you know, Durant said upon receiving the trophy. Were mixing up the conferences, and theres so many great players in the league. So to be out here amongst so much greatness, I appreciate it.Team Giannis actually led by as many as 20 points in the third quarter, but Durant and Team LeBron staged a late comeback and dominated over the final 18 minutes of play. Durant accounted for a team-high 31 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field and 6-of-9 from 3-point range, in addition to seven rebounds and two assists. Lee Radziwill, Stylish Sister of Jackie Kennedy, Dies at 85 This will definitely give me some bragging rights, me and Klay, Durant said of Team LeBrons winning performance. But Steph did hit that tough shot over Klay, so Im sure were gonna be talking about that for the next couple of days.Im glad I got the MVP, as well. Shawn Mendes Is the New Face of Calvin Klein Underwear It marked Durants second time being named MVP of the All-Star Game, after he won the award for the first time back in 2012. He becomes just the fourth player in Warriors franchise history to be named All-Star MVP, and the first to do so since Rick Barry in 1967.Its all sweet to me. Its hard to rank, Durant said of his All-Star Game MVP award. Everything is special. But it was cool to be out there with the best players in the game. Keep trying to rack them up, I guess.If Durant and the Warriors continue on the trajectory theyve been on ever since he signed with Golden State in July 2016 -- of course, his upcoming free agency could play a major factor -- he should have plenty of opportunities to add to that total in the future.Following the game, Durant spoke with the Inside the NBA crew about how he compares the current Warriors team to the ones that have won the last two NBA championships.I think were all a little bit more seasoned, Durant said. I think weve been together for a couple years, and we know our tendencies and we know exactly what we need to do on offense and defense to compliment each other.Now that All-Star festivities have come to an end, the time for individual accolades has as well. Only 25 games separate the Warriors from the postseason, and despite winning All-Star MVP, Durant has much bigger goals in mind.Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Manny Machados reported, 10-year, $300 million deal with San Diego now leaves one large domino in baseball left standing: Harper, who will most likely soon sign the richest free agent deal in American sports history.
She will be USA Gymnastics fourth CEO in the past 23 months.
The Nationals shipped over an estimated $500,000 worth of equipment to its Spring Training facility in West Palm Beach.
As the Bryce Harper saga continues, the Nationals manager questions who wouldnt want the outfielder.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still without a job in the NFL. Now that a collusion case he filed against the NFL was settled, people are talking about whats next.
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