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Which is why it was only fitting that Robinson, baseball's first African-American manager, was an integral part of bringing baseball back to the nation's capital. Robinson was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, his first year of eligibility, and his No 20 was retired by the Reds , Orioles, and Indians , with each team also erecting a statue in his honour.
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    After making his T20 debut past year, Seifert really announced himself on the global stage last night when he smashed 84 runs off 43 balls as the opener. Wickets fell at regular intervals although M.S. Dhoni top-scored with 39 from 31 balls and was out two balls before the end. Dinesh took the catch to dismiss Daryl Mitchell in the 15th over.
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    Gasol has been with the Grizzlies for 11 seasons, which was tied with Russell Westbrook for the fourth-longest tenure with one franchise among active players. Let's get things started and take a look at five reasons why a Kemba Walker/Marc Gasol pairing would work for the Charlotte Hornets . Valanciunas, 26, has missed Toronto's last 25 games with a thumb injury, but was scheduled to return to the lineup tonight in Atlanta.
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    The one thing LeBron is missing is that this is a fan-driven league. Anthony Davis is now trying to get out of the New Orleans Pelicans with 18 months left on his deal, with James's Los Angeles Lakers bidding hard for the All-Star. "He is a special guy", Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said . Barnes didn't deserve this kind of treatment from Dallas. "Traded this man while he was literally playing in the game and had ZERO idea", James said on his Instagram account after it was ...
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    Tom threw that ball where it needed to be. "I'll tell you this: It was the most satisfying year I've ever been a part of", Gronkowski said. He started the drive with an 18-yard reception up the right sideline, and three plays later, hauled in a 29-yard connection with Tom Brady to get the Patriots down to the Los Angeles 2-yard line.
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    But several players, including Tom Brady , McCourty and Harmon, did not attend. There is no set date or confirmed plans for a Patriots visit to the White House at this time. If recent history is any indication, the three New England players will be joined by at least a few more team-mates in declining the trip, although not all necessarily for stated reasons related to Trump.
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    Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde remains hopeful Lionel Messi will be fit to face Real Madrid on Wednesday, despite the striker feeling a "small problem" during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Valencia . Messi halved the deficit seven minutes later by scoring for the ninth consecutive game in all competitions, converting from the spot after having a goal chalked off as the referee had already blown his whistle to award the penalty.
  • Messi Named in Barcelona Squad for Copa Clasico

    Messi Named in Barcelona Squad for Copa Clasico

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    Although Messi has been deemed fit enough to be in the squad, there is no place for winger Ousmane Dembele . Clement Lenglet is expected to get the nod over Thomas Vermaelen, while we should see Jordi Alba and Arthur return to the team.
  • Ex-Man United Boss Jose Mourinho Embarrassed In Russia

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    Mourinho , who was sacked as the manager of English team Manchester United a few weeks ago, appeared at court in Madrid on Tuesday to sign the sentence. Marcelo Vieira, who still plays for the club, accepted a four-month suspended jail sentence last September over his use of foreign firms to handle nearly half a million euros in earnings.
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    Irving has a player option for next season, but said in early October at a Celtics fan event at TD Garden: "If you guys will have me back, I plan on re-signing here". Memphis suited up just 10 healthy players and was minus star Mike Conley, out because of soreness in his left knee. The Grizzlies were without two starters, Mike Conley (knee) and Jaren Jackson Jr.
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    Porzingis also refused to comment on why he was traded from the Knicks . Porzingis said sitting out this season has always been the plan, and he will remain patient despite saying he feels "bouncy" and is excited to get back on the court as soon as possible.
  • Arsenal fans think Denis Suarez and Aaron Ramsey are the same person

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    Emery, for his part, as described his working relationship with Misintat as "normal" , despite the changes going on in the background. I love them, I like them, I trust in them. Our challenge is [big] against every team, but on Sunday we are playing against the best - Sunday is against the best. "The first captain is Laurent Koscielny , he had injuries and couldn't play".