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He worked for the Rays as an instructor for a couple years before coming on as the team's bench coach after the 2007 season, working under Joe Maddon . Martinez has been a candidate for several managerial openings in recent years. But the Nats were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs both times under Baker.
  • What Steve Addazio said after Boston College's big win over Florida State

    What Steve Addazio said after Boston College's big win over Florida State

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    Who knows what they were on Friday night when they crept into town with a 2-4 record, a three game losing streak in Tallahassee and staggered out of town with a 2-5 record following a a 35-3 pounding by a Boston College team that played better, was coached better and now must be considered one of the hotter teams in the ACC with a three game winning streak which has put the Eagles a game above.500 with a 5-4 record (3-3) in the ACC.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Team Plane Dented En Route to Chicago

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Team Plane Dented En Route to Chicago

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    A team official said the flight was a little rough, but not extreme or out of the ordinary. Small forward Josh Huestis tweeted , "I guess we hit something?" Orville Wright's plane hit a bird over an OH cornfield in 1905; an incident he wrote about in his diary .
  • Arsène Wenger praises Sead Kolasinac following vital performance in win

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    The Gunners beat Swansea 2-1 after coming from behind following a Sam Clucas goal for the visitors midway through the first half. " Kolasinac was decisive because he scored and made an assist". I thought there was no need to take a gamble, so I took him off". Kolasinac came off with a slight hip injury in the 78th minute, but Wenger is hoping he will be able travel with the squad to league leaders Manchester City .
  • Florida administrators discussing if they can fire McElwain

    Florida administrators discussing if they can fire McElwain

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    McElwain's Gators were blown out by Georgia on Saturday to drop to 3-4 on the season. University of the Florida administrators are discussing whether they can fire coach Jim McElwain with cause, multiple sources told ESPN . Paying McElwain that large buyout has been talked about a lot in regards to the school parting ways with its head coach. It was a very peculiar official statement for a school to make, and McElwain disputed the "no additional details" portion of it Wednesday.
  • Notre Dame vs. NC State Live Stream

    Notre Dame vs. NC State Live Stream

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    So far this season, Finley has thrown for 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions. There are so many qualifiers that go along with this moment in Notre Dame football history, but it's still interesting. Adams is now averaging a whopping 9.2 yards per carry and looks like one of the best running backs in all of college football . NC State's success is due to star quarterback Ryan Finley .
  • With one gesture, Yuri Gurriel upends an impressive season

    With one gesture, Yuri Gurriel upends an impressive season

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    Darvish was born in Japan before making the move to the major leagues in 2012. The 33-year-old was then seen pulling his eyes back with his hands to squint, an offensive gesture against people of Asian descent. "I try not to care much about it, but he played in Japan and I have a lot of respect for him, so I try not to think about it too much against him", Darvish said.
  • Thunder's charter plane damaged flying to Chicago, lands safely

    Thunder's charter plane damaged flying to Chicago, lands safely

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    The Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team were caught up in a weird mid-air incident when their charter plane was struck by an as yet unidentified object on its way to Chicago , damaging the nose cone . Thunder forward Patrick Patterson took a video of the damage to the nose of the plane. Airports - where most of the collisions occur - can reduce the risk, the FAA says , by implementing wildlife management programs, such as by removing plants hospitable to wildlife.
  • Sports Illustrated picks West Virginia to beat Oklahoma State

    Sports Illustrated picks West Virginia to beat Oklahoma State

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    I do worry about WVU's defense not melting like it did a year ago, but Oklahoma State scored only 13 points in a close call to Texas last week. The Florida transfer ranks fourth nationally in passing yards per game (352.4) and fifth in passing efficiency (172.3) and leads the nation with 26 touchdown passes against five interceptions.
  • Chasing history, Marquez has an off day in Malaysia

    Chasing history, Marquez has an off day in Malaysia

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    He repeated the feat when the field returned to the track, albeit with a lap time over 11 seconds slower. Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa claims he can not predict the outcome of the 17th series MotoGP race at the Malaysia Grand Prix.
  • Ben Stokes: England cricketer 'was defending two men from homophobic abuse'

    Ben Stokes: England cricketer 'was defending two men from homophobic abuse'

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    O'Connell said the pair "were so grateful to Ben for stepping in to help". When asked whether he was disappointed that Stokes had put him in this position ahead of his first tour as England captain, Root wouldn't be drawn. "In hard situations, people do surprise themselves and you and are capable of more than they might even think themselves. Towards the end of the fight, it all got a bit scary so we walked off".