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Aaron Judge Hits 2 More Homers, Breaking Mark McGwire’s Rookie Record

Ned Yost is not the kind of manager who dwells on statistics. Two years ago, his Kansas City Royals had the fewest strikeouts in the majors and won the World Series. Hitting for contact was in. Yet as Yost leafed through the daily stats pack in a Yankee Stadium office Monday morning, he rejected the idea that strikeouts might be ...

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Now Hosting the Presidents Cup: A Former Polluted Dump

Two months after Tom Kite won the 1992 United States Open, the crowning achievement of his Hall of Fame golf career, he was playing in a law firm’s company outing near Baltimore. A lawyer at the event asked Kite if he had ever designed a golf course. Kite just so happened to have a fledgling course design firm, partnering with the ...

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Minnesota Lynx Pull Even With Los Angeles Sparks in WNBA Finals

Sylvia Fowles grabbed a W.N.B.A. finals-record 17 rebounds and scored 13 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 70-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 on Tuesday night in Minneapolis, evening the series at one game apiece. Fowles broke Taj McWilliams-Franklin’s record of 16 for Connecticut in 2005. Lindsay Whalen scored 14 points, Rebekkah Brunson had ...

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Bryce Harper is Back, Just in Time to Take on the October Demons

To get Bryce Harper back on the field in time for the postseason, the Washington Nationals and their manager, Dusty Baker, took some extraordinary measures. The Nationals took a tactical approach, flying in several minor league pitchers just so they could pitch to Harper in simulated games. And Baker summoned up the spiritual, praying for Harper’s speedy recovery and getting ...

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