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Andrew Crawford keys ThunderRidge’s three-peat hoops dream

ThunderRidge junior guard Andrew Crawford’s basketball resume is impressive. He stands 6-foot-6 and has added two inches to his vertical leap, meaning he skywalks 31 inches above the court. As a sophomore, he averaged 11.4 points, 3.3 assists and 6.5 rebounds per game. He already has scholarship offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Denver, Montana, Seattle, […]

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Marlins name O’Connor president in historic hire

MIAMI — Caroline O’Connor didn’t know what her ceiling was when she entered the sports business world, simply because there were so few examples of women who traveled her path. Turns out, she had no limit. The Miami Marlins promoted O’Connor to president of business operations on Monday, making them the first U.S. major sports […]

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MLB free agency grades: How our experts grade early Diaz, Kershaw deals

Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association Covers MLB for ESPN.com Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 The 2022-23 MLB offseason is underway, and we’ve got you covered with grades and analysis […]

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GM says Angels not trading Ohtani this offseason

The Los Angeles Angels are not trading Shohei Ohtani this offseason, general manager Perry Minasian told reporters on Monday. Ohtani agreed last month to a one-year, $30 million deal with the Angels for the 2023 season, his final year before free agency. The Angels are coming off their seventh consecutive losing season and missed the […]

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Sources: Closer Diaz, Mets reach landmark deal

Star closer Edwin Diaz and the New York Mets are in agreement on a five-year, $102 million contract, pending a physical, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Sunday. There’s an opt-out and a full no-trade clause, plus a sixth-year option, in the contract, sources said. The Diaz deal is the first […]

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Astros cement dominant run with second title

ESPN baseball reporter. Covered the L.A. Rams for ESPN from 2016 to 2018 and the L.A. Angels for MLB.com from 2012 to 2016. HOUSTON — The center-field fence at Minute Maid Park sits 409 feet away from home plate. The green batter’s eye that resides behind it stands 40 feet tall. Players don’t ever hit […]