Wilson Ramos of Philadelphia Phillies sparks team past Boston Red Sox in first game with team

PHILADELPHIA — When the Philadelphia Phillies acquired Wilson Ramos from the Tampa Bay Rays at the non-waiver trade deadline, they were looking to add a veteran catcher who could nurture their young pitching staff and be an offensive difference-maker in a tight National League East race down the stretch. One game into his tenure with the team, Ramos has seven total bases and a 1.750 slugging percentage in the books. Introductory statements don’t get much more declarative than this one. Ramos, who has a thing for flashy debuts, doubled twice,…

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El 1×1 del Atlético de Madrid en la victoria en la Supercopa ante el Real Madrid por 4 goles a 2.

Aquí tenéis todas las valoraciones de los jugadores del Atlético de Madrid 1×1 en la victoria por 4 goles a 2 en la Supercopa de Europa de hoy ante el Real Madrid. Oblak (6): una buena parada a Asensio en la primera parte y el fallo en el gol de Benzema dejándole rematar en el área pequeña forman el cómputo global de 6. En la segunda parte apenas tuvo trabajo más allá del casi imparable penalti de Ramos. Un fallo del que no nos tiene acostumbrados Oblak le penaliza su nota de hoy. Juanfran (5): le costó detener…

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, San Francisco Giants’ Nick Hundley ejected after scuffle

LOS ANGELES — Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig took a swing at San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley, and both players were ejected after a benches-clearing scrap in the seventh inning Tuesday night. Puig swatted his bat in frustration after fouling off a pitch from Tony Watson, and Hundley said something to the Dodgers slugger while still in his crouch. Puig turned around and walked toward Hundley, the catcher stood up and they stood face to face and argued for a moment before Puig shoved Hundley twice. That brought players out…

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Torino Officially Sign Chelsea’s Ola Aina on Season-Long Loan With Option to Buy

Italian side Torino have completed the signing of Chelsea right-back Ola Aina on season-long loan, with an option to buy. The 21-year-old has been with the Blues since he was an Under-11. He spent last season on loan in the Championship with Hull City. “The Torino Football Club is pleased to announce that it has acquired on a temporary basis with the right of option from Chelsea Football Club CFC the right to the sports performances of the player Ola Aina,” the Serie A side announced via their official website. “Turin has been…

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MLB — Clayton Kershaw in for his toughest stretch run yet

I watched Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner duel at Dodger Stadium on Monday with Felix Hernandez on my mind. I’m finishing up my vacation in Seattle and Hernandez was just demoted to the bullpen with a 5.73 ERA, obviously big news in Seattle with the Mariners battling for a playoff spot. Hernandez is only 32, but it’s pretty clear his days as a starter are permanently in jeopardy, barring some miracle turnaround or complete conversion to successful junkballer. Kershaw is now 30, which seems impossible. Bumgarner is 29. They’re still…

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‘I Never Had a Conversation With the Club’: Liverpool Star Laughs Off Rumours of a Summer Exit

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has claimed that he laughed when he caught wind of the rumours linking him with a move away this summer, insisting he has never spoken to the club about leaving. As of recently, there has been a bit of speculation around the future of certain fringe players at Anfield, as the Reds look to bring the net spend down following a summer of heavy investment. However, even though the likes of Simon Mignolet, Ragnar Klavan and Divock Origi may all be likely to depart before the European transfer deadline passes, Wijnaldum…

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Chicago Cubs beat Washington Nationals on pinch hitter David Bote’s walk-off grand slam

CHICAGO — Like out of a fairytale, Cubs rookie infielder David Bote hit a two-out, two-strike grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning with his team trailing 3-0 as Chicago pulled out a stunning 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Bote, 25, was pinch hitting with the bases loaded after the Cubs had been stymied all night versus starter Max Scherzer. But closer Ryan Madson couldn’t put Bote away, attempting to get a low fastball by him after the Nationals had his number the day before.…

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‘Looked Dangerous Whenever He Got on the Ball’: Spurs Fans React to Winger’s Performance in Win

Spurs became the first team since the introduction of the summer transfer window not to sign anyone in a given window, but it looked as if they’d made one in their first game on Saturday, when Lucas Moura was afforded a rare start under Mauricio Pochettino. Eyebrows were raised when he was started ahead of Son Heung-min against Newcastle at St James’ park, but right from the off he looked like a player who had been integrated with the team, rather than the shadow of himself that resulted in him being frozen out of the…

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Preseason Week 1 takeaways: Cousins solid, Keenum struggles – NFL Nation

The NFL is back with the first full slate of preseason games. How did the rookies look? What about players returning from injury? Here’s the biggest takeaway for each team. Jump to a matchup: CAR-BUF | CHI-CIN | TB-MIA | CLE-NYG | PIT-PHI | NO-JAC | WSH-NE | LAR-BAL | TEN-GB | HOU-KC | IND-SEA | DAL-SF | ATL-NYJ | DET-OAK | MIN-DEN | LAC-ARI In the battle for the No. 2 quarterback job behind Philip Rivers, Geno Smith appeared to seize control by completing 14 of 23 passes for…

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BOMBA | Piqué se retira de la Selección de España

En la previa del duelo por la Supercopa española que disputarán Barcelona y Sevilla, Gerard Piqué ha confirmado que se retira de la Selección, en una decisión que parece ser irrevocable.  El defensor catalán confesó que ya le ha avisado la noticia a Luis Enrique: “Hablé hace una o dos semanas con él y le comenté que la decisión estaba tomada, que estaba muy meditada. Fue una etapa muy bonita y estoy muy feliz de haber participado en una etapa de tantos éxitos”. Según comento quien fuese campeón del Mundo con…

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