Fall Stars Game Arizona Fall League rosters

On any given day during the Arizona Fall League season, a fan can see a bevvy of future big league All-Stars. At the annual Fall Stars Game presented by Bowman Baseball Cards, the field will be full of them. The 14th edition of the Fall Stars Game will be played on Saturday at 5 p.m. local MST (8 p.m. ET) at Salt River Fields. The two rosters were announced on Tuesday, picked by a combination of scouting and farm directors, AFL staff, and MLB.com writers. While a handful of players…

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Lakers’ NBA Cares event in Shanghai canceled amid China rift

The NBA Cares event in Shanghai involving the Los Angeles Lakers was canceled Wednesday just hours before it was scheduled to begin, adding to the fallout from a recent tweet by Rockets GM Daryl Morey that showed support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. The NBA would only say that calling off the event, which was supposed to benefit the Special Olympics, was not its decision. A fan event that was scheduled for Wednesday was also canceled. On Tuesday, an NBA Cares event with the Nets at an education center…

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Franchise icon Patrick Marleau back as Shark for 2nd stint

After a winless start to the regular season, the San Jose Sharks are hoping an old friend named Patrick Marleau can bring some stability. GM Doug Wilson announced that the team is signing the 40-year-old Marleau, who is the franchise leader in games (1,493), goals (508) and points (1,082). The deal is for one year with a $700,000 cap hit, which is the league minimum. The signing would necessitate a roster move, as Cap Friendly had the Sharks with just $7,837 in cap space without Marleau on the roster. Wilson…

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NASCAR Gen-7 Cup Series car begins track testing at Richmond – NASCAR

NASCAR’s next generation Cup Series car, dubbed Gen-7, will complete on-track testing on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Gen-7 NASCAR machines are expected to make their competitive debut in 2021, although parts of the new package could appear in ’20 following a successful trial during this year’s Charlotte All-Star race. NASCAR intends for Gen-7 to lower the cost of competing in NASCAR, and the car specification has been influenced by conversations with outside manufacturers as the series seeks a fourth manufacturer for the first time since 2012. A Gen-7 car is…

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Just A Matter Of Time For Marlon Vera

“I will always know I did everything I could,” he said, trusting that his mindset and grit – along with his talent – will get him where he wants to go. “You see how many guys came to the UFC, and their first three fights, they’re like ‘Wow, it’s the next Anderson Silva.’ Then three months later, the guy loses. That’s because he wasn’t ready mentally. I don’t know what switch I turn on in my head that makes me have that willpower, but basically it’s kill me or stop…

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Courtney to spearhead new Holden team

The worst kept secret in Supercars is officially out after former series champion James Courtney was confirmed as the headline driver of a new two-car, Sydney-based Holden team for 2020. Supercars confirmed on Wednesday that Courtney would spearhead the first top flight Sydney-based team in 15 years. Speculation had been rife that Sydney-born Courtney would front a new outfit after the 2010 champion confirmed in August that he would walk away from Holden heavyweights Walkinshaw Andretti United at the end of the year following a frustrating nine-season run. Supercars said…

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Flyers’ new ‘rage room’ lets fans smash TVs, other everyday items

Some NHL teams placate their fans with free hats or magnetic schedules. The Philadelphia Flyers, however, know what their fans really want: the opportunity to smash a flat-screen television with a hockey stick. The Flyers announced on Tuesday that the Wells Fargo Center now has a “Disassembly Room,” the first-ever “rage room” inside a major professional sports arena. Located behind a “hidden” library wall entrance in the team’s new “Assembly Room” lounge and bar area, the anger cave allows Flyers fans to take out their aggression on household items like…

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How the Rays forced the favored Astros into a do-or-die Game 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Whatever metaphor, analogy or parable you might look up, isn’t it always the giant who falls? Does this have anything to do with what transpired the past two days at Tropicana Field? Or are we seeing the tech-infused Tampa Bay Rays crowd-sourcing their way around the considerable problem of dispatching the star-laden Houston Astros? After the Rays’ 4-1 win in Game 4 of their American League Division Series on Tuesday, a game that began with 2019 Cy Young favorite Justin Verlander on the mound for Houston…

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