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Will mindbending proposed changes to MLB’s playoffs change the game?

Major League Baseball may restructure its playoffs to add teams and primetime drama. The changes would pit purists against progressives The NBA to add a 17th regular-season game. Its all in the name of increasing revenue streams, and if new rumors are to be believed, you can put Major League Baseball right on that bandwagon: the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. And while a change in playoff format doesnt quite have the sizzle of one of the most profound transgressions in the history of the sport, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred must…

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Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired amid multiple sign-stealing scandals

The Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after baseball commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sports sign-stealing scandal The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred Red Sox (@RedSox) Statement from the Boston pic.twitter.com/qXsUhSobSy Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jan/14/alex-cora-fired-astros-sign-stealing-scandal

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Resolved: San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer Responds to Viral Video of Incident With Wife

In a series of public responses over the past 24 hours, Larry Baer and Pamela Baer have cast video of San Fransisco Giants CEO lunging at his wife as an argument gone wrong as the incident stirred outcry on social media. In the video, San Francisco Chronicle they saw the couple arguing for about 20 minutes in a public plaza before the incident, and added that Pamela seemed seemed pretty terrified afterward. They said Baer only calmed down after two bystanders intervened. He knocks her down off her chair and…

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Finally: The Indians Are Replacing Their Racist Mascot Chief Wahoo With A White Woman Wearing A Native American Halloween Costume

After spending decades defending their outdated and racist mascot, the Cleveland Indians have finally agreed to make a much-needed change. As of next year, the franchise announced that it will be retiring Chief Wahoo and replacing him with a brand-new mascot that will heal their image: a white woman dressed up in a Native American Halloween costume! Hell yes, the Cleveland Indians are getting rid of that grotesque racial caricature and totally making amends. About time! According to the team’s owners, Chief Wahoo will officially be replaced by the new…

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Sports teams won’t stay at Trump’s hotels, which is hitting his wallet hard

The Chicago Cubs visited Trump at the White House, but other teams refuse to stay at his hotels.Image: Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Trump has been riling up pro athletes with disinvitations to the White House and attacks on police brutality protests. Now some teams are hitting back where it hurts: his wallet. Pro sports teams from the NBA, MLB, and NHL have stopped staying at Trump-owned hotels. The Washington Post reached out to all teams in those three leagues and the NFL (that’s 123 teams altogether) and found at least…

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