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PHILADELPHIA — We have arrived at an interesting place in J.T. Realmuto’s free-agency journey. It is clear that the Phillies, the team that let him hit the open market, want him back. It’s also reasonable to assume that Philadelphia is on the shrinking list of places where the two-time All-Star catcher wants to play in 2021. Beyond that, however, there is no guarantee he will re-sign with the ...

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LOS ANGELES — When Don Sutton joined the Dodgers in 1966, he was the new arm in town. Sandy Koufax was known as the left arm of God. Don Drysdale was known for his menacing fastball, high and tight, if you please. Sutton took the ball every fourth day. In the ‘70s, the Dodgers were as colorful as their new manager, Tommy Lasorda. They had a Penguin at third base (Ron Cey), the people’s choice ...

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Angels made a move late Tuesday to begin shoring up their starting rotation, agreeing to sign left-hander José Quintana to a one-year, $8 million contract, said a person with knowledge of the negotiations who was notto comment publicly. The move reunites Quintana with Angels manager Joe Maddon and checks off part of a major point on the Angels’ offseason shopping ...

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After consecutive losses, coach Brad Underwood vowed Illinois would figure out its issues. In a 79-65 victory against Penn State on Tuesday night in Champaign, the No. 22 Illini played with improved ball movement, stronger defense and greater hustle. Kofi Cockburn played one of his best games of the season, making an impact all over the court. The 7-foot sophomore center notched his ...

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PITTSBURGH — After scoring the game-winning, overtime goal, Sidney Crosby skated to the corner of the rink and waited for the bench to clear … at least the ones who were healthy enough. The Penguins trailed by two goals in the second period and found themselves down to just four healthy defensemen by the third period. But with special teams as the spark and Crosby's scoring touch providing the ...

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I didn’t like Don Sutton. I grew up tracking the Reds, and he was very good at beating the Reds at a time when almost nobody did. Plus, he looked kind of arrogant – all the Dodgers’ pitchers did – while beating them. Plus, he had a publicized clubhouse dust-up with Steve Garvey, who was the first person to tell me, when I became a sportswriter, that I asked good questions. He also was the last ...

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Q: Is Harrison Bader Billy Hamilton 2.0? Why do some suggest his offensive shortcomings would not be a problem if the team hit better? Does he not count toward the team?

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Q: Could the Cardinals pull off a trade for Clint Frazier? What about Andrew Benintendi? Anything like that likely?