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Whichever team gets free-agent reliever Adam Ottavino, it will have a confident pitcher. Assessing the state of todays game on MLBs Statcast podcast, the 33-year-old right-hander said that Babe Ruth couldnt keep up. I had an argument with a coach in Triple-A about Babe Ruths effectiveness in todays game, Ottavino said. I said, Babe Ruth, with that swing, swinging that bat, I got him hitting .140 with eight homers. He was like, Are you nuts Babe Ruth would hit .370 with 60 homers, and Im like, I would strike Babe Ruth out every time. Im not trying to disrespect him, you know, rest in peace, you know, shoutout to Babe Ruth. But, it was a different game, I mean the guy ate hot dogs and drank beer and did whatever he did. It was just a different game. Ottavino had a breakout 2018 campaign, appearing in 75 games with a 2.43 ERA and 112 strikeouts in 77 innings. That came after he posted a 5.06 ERA with 63 Ks in 53 innings the year...
The winter meetings are underway in Bryce Harpers hometown of Las Vegas, where were tracking all of the latest Bryce buzz all week long. Key Harper links Harper sweepstakes could heat up in Vegas Choose Your Own Adventure, Bryce Harper edition How Harper, Machado fit on all 30 teams Why Harper is a better bet than Machado Where will Harper sign Our predictions Phillies: 4 votes Eddie Matz, Tim Kurkjian, Jesse Rogers, Sarah Langs Why we picked Philadelphia:With that short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium, Harper could make home run history as a Yankee. But the kind of history he could make with the Phillies $$$$ -- they of the deep pockets and even deeper outfield need -- matters more, both to him and his agent. -- Matz Weve heard that the Phillies might be a little stupid about it with...
Kansas Statehas hired North Dakota States Chris Klieman as its next head coach, the Wildcats announced on Monday. Kleiman has gone 67-6 with three Football Championship Subdivision national championships at North Dakota State. He will succeed Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder, who retired earlier this month. Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor promoted Klieman to head coach at North Dakota State while serving as AD at the school in 2013. Im very excited to have Chris Klieman lead our program, Taylor said. He is a perfect fit for us, both from a personal standpoint and as a head coach. Hes a tremendous teacher who I had the pleasure to hire at NDSU and watched him turn into a very successful coach. He will bring a ton of energy and excitement. His teams play extremely hard, disciplined football. Hes a winner. Thats all he does is win, and were excited to have Chris, Rhonda and the entire Klieman family join our K-State family. North...
Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday night, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience
Bobby Wagner blocked Dan Baileys field goal attempt midway through the fourth quarter, sparking the Seahawks to two late touchdowns and a 21-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings
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LeBron James helped usher Dwyane Wade into the sunset by locking him down in the waning seconds of their final NBA matchup and forcing him into a 3-point circus shot that didnt fall.
An apparent good call by game officials in the Seahawks 21-7 win over the Vikings on a Seattle block of a field goal in the fourth quarter was reversed -- with no prompt explanation.
Reliever Adam Ottavino says that baseball is different from when Babe Ruth played and that hed strike out the legend every time.
NBA superstar Stephen Curry denied believing humans landed on the moon in a podcast interview on Monday.
The U.S. Olympic Committee fired chief of sport performance Alan Ashley in the wake of an independent report released Monday that said neither he nor former CEO Scott Blackmun elevated concerns about the Larry Nassar sexual abuse allegations when they were first reported to them.
After murdering their mother and father, Lyle and Erik Menendez spent nearly a million dollars of their parents moneytaking lavish vacations, buying expensive cars -- and, apparently, watching the New York Knicks.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and one of his offensive linemen were seen yelling at each other on the sideline during the teams 28-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick reportedly would play for the Washington Redskins, or any team, should he get offered a job with three weeks left in the regular season.
In pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, the Mets raised the stakes dangling Noah Syndergaard and courting the Yankees.
Now at Ole Miss, Mike MacIntyre will make more money than he ever has over the next three years despite being fired by the University of Colorado.
Seahawks CB Justin Coleman has some fun at Vikings QB Kirk Cousins expense after a fumble return touchdown sealed Seattles Monday night victory.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers great Rocky Bleier says he is done with the team after its latest struggles, which include a three-game losing streak.
The Saints return to the top spot, the Chargers rise continues, and the sinking Steelers are no longer in top 10.
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