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Carlos Martinez has dugout meltdown after awful outing (VIDEO)

The Sports Daily Carlos Martinez has dugout meltdown after awful outing (VIDEO) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez sure didn’t look like the team’s ace on Opening Day. Martinez was lit up by the Mets in the 9-4 loss, giving up four hits and four earned runs on the day. Not only that, he also had major control issues, recording six walks in 4 1/3 innings. Getting torched by a potent lineup such as the Yankees is one thing, but to do so against the Mets is another. Martinez clearly was not happy about it. Check out the meltdown he had in...

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Jennifer Lopez surprises Alex Rodriguez in booth, kisses him during game

The Sports Daily Jennifer Lopez surprises Alex Rodriguez in booth, kisses him during game Alex Rodriguez was on the call for Thursday’s Giants-Dodgers game, and he was lucky enough to have been visited by someone very close to him during the contest. It was the first game Rodriguez has called for ESPN, so it was a pretty big deal for him. His pop star girlfriend of 13 months, Jennifer Lopez, came and paid him a visit in the booth, which helped to lighten the mood a bit. Not only that, J. Lo also gave him a big kiss after shaking...

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Giancarlo Stanton homers on first at-bat with Yankees

The Sports Daily Giancarlo Stanton homers on first at-bat with Yankees Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton wasted no time before making his impact felt on his new team. Stanton came to the plate in Thursday’s game against the Blue Jays, with Brett Gardner on first base, having reached on an error. Well, he made the opposing team pay for their mistake. Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ elected to throw Stanton a fastball on the first pitch of his at-bat. Stanton took it, but appeared to gain the information he needed. Happ went back with a fastball in a similar location, except...

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Fire breaks out at Tropicana Field on Opening Day

The Sports Daily Fire breaks out at Tropicana Field on Opening Day The Rays had an interesting offseason, with the team electing to part ways with a few of its stars. As a result, the organization was under fire by some of its fans. Well, as it turns out, an actual fire broke out at Tropicana Field a few hours before the team’s first game of the season against the Red Sox was set to begin. It wasn’t something we normally see on Opening Day. The team announced it was a grease fire that broke out somewhere on the 300...

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Cubs reporter jumps into frigid Lake Michigan after Ian Happ home run

The Sports Daily Cubs reporter jumps into frigid Lake Michigan after Ian Happ home run Bleacher Nation’s Michael Cerami made a promise that he bet that he probably believed he would’ve have to pay up on. But Cubs leadoff man Ian Happ made sure he’d be forced to make good on it. Cerami promised that if Happ led off Opening Day with a home run, he would take a plunge into frigid Lake Michigan. As it turns out, Happ took the first pitch he saw from Jose Urena, and he crushed it into the stands. If Ian Happ leads off today’s...

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Gordon Hayward lays on back, somehow drains half-court shot

The Sports Daily Gordon Hayward lays on back, somehow drains half-court shot Celtics forward Gordon Hayward appears to be progressing in his recovery. Hayward posted a video of him laying on his back, and somehow having the strength to fling the ball from his behind his head toward the basket — from half court. He somehow drained it. Not bad — we’ll score that an 8.5 View the original article on The Sports Daily: Gordon Hayward lays on back, somehow drains half-court shot...

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Watch Ian Happ hit home run on first pitch of 2018 MLB season

The Sports Daily Watch Ian Happ hit home run on first pitch of 2018 MLB season The 2018 MLB season got started off with a bang — thanks to Cubs leadoff man Ian Happ. Happ wasted no time getting into a rhythm this season, as he was locked in on the first pitch he saw from by Jose Urena, and crushed it into the stands for a home run. IAN HAPP JUST HIT A HOMER ON THE FIRST PITCH OF THE SEASON #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/B8PC4Ofurq — Too Much Tuma (@toomuchtuma) March 29, 2018 His backswing even caught Marlins catcher Chad Wallach...

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Phillies post job application for batting practice pitcher

The Sports Daily Phillies post job application for batting practice pitcher If you’re interested in being a batting practice pitcher for a Major League Baseball team, and located in the Philadelphia area, you may be in luck. The Phillies posted a job application in search of a left-handed batting practice pitcher for the 2018 season. The good news is that it’s a part-time paid position, and it’s a job that baseball fans may really enjoy. Here are the requirements for the position: – Be at least 21 years old– Be able to efficiently throw a baseball left-handed with precision accuracy...

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Joel Embiid posts 'Not good' update following collision with teammate

By: Matt Birch | March 29, 2018 Sixers big man Joel Embiid exited Wednesday’s game against the Knicks in the second quarter after colliding with teammate Markelle Fultz. Embiid was the unfortunate recipient of an accidental headbutt from Fultz, who was attempting to drive to the basket. The Sixers center handed the ball to Fultz, but ducked his head down. Fultz then ran right into him, essentially headbutting his teammate in the face. The Sixers announced that Embiid suffered a facial contusion, and he did not return to the game. He was taken to the hospital, and posted a...

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Joel Embiid posts ‘Not good’ update following collision with teammate

The Sports Daily Joel Embiid posts ‘Not good’ update following collision with teammate Sixers big man Joel Embiid exited Wednesday’s game against the Knicks in the second quarter after colliding with teammate Markelle Fultz. Embiid was the unfortunate recipient of an accidental headbutt from Fultz, who was attempting to drive to the basket. The Sixers center handed the ball to Fultz, but ducked his head down. Fultz then ran right into him, essentially headbutting his teammate in the face. The Sixers announced that Embiid suffered a facial contusion, and he did not return to the game. He was taken to...

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Vernon Hargreaves seen smoking unknown substance in video

The Sports Daily Vernon Hargreaves seen smoking unknown substance in video Bucs cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III has been the subject of much discussion after a compromising video surfaced. In it, Hargreaves is seen smoking an unknown substance and blowing smoke into the camera. It’s unclear where the video was shot, and it’s important to note that it wasn’t posted from his official Instagram account. Instead, it was posted by a different account with a similar handle as his, “_vhiii_,” which has since been deleted. Why man…why…Vernon Hargreaves 🤦🏻‍♂️pic.twitter.com/IUiiBNSk6r — Tim Brown (@TMBScouting) March 28, 2018 The Bucs declined to comment...

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Donovan Mitchell embarrasses Celtics player with sick move

The Sports Daily Donovan Mitchell embarrasses Celtics player with sick move Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell was at it again on Wednesday night. Mitchell, who has made a habit of making other NBA players look silly, did exactly that during Wednesday’s matchup against the Celtics. It happened in the fourth quarter, when he was met by Celtics big man Greg Monroe near the top of the key. Mitchell used a crossover dribble to shake Monroe, and he succeeded in a big way. Monroe was caught flat-footed, and ended up falling down. All Monroe could do was watch as Mitchell blew by...

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Olivia Culpo confirms breakup with Danny Amendola

The Sports Daily Olivia Culpo confirms breakup with Danny Amendola The rumor mill was buzzing after some cryptic social media posts by Olivia Culpo suggested that she and now-Dolphins receiver Danny Amendola had broken up. Well, it appears the rumors are indeed true. Culpo appeared on E’s Access Hollywood Wednesday, and she confirmed that the two have split, but didn’t get into much detail over the breakup. [embedded content] We also learned that Culpo is a big cello player, which is super important. View the original article on The Sports Daily: Olivia Culpo confirms breakup with Danny Amendola...

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Rays prospect Jake Cronenworth has brutal welt after getting hit by Aroldis Chapman

The Sports Daily Rays prospect Jake Cronenworth has brutal welt after getting hit by Aroldis Chapman It’s hard not to feel bad for young Jake Cronenworth, after witnessing what happened during Wednesday’s exhibition game against the Yankees. The Rays infielder was drilled in the ribs by an Aroldis Chapman fastball, which left a brutal welt, as you can see below. Getting hit by Aroldis Chapman in the ribs leaves a mark. pic.twitter.com/RaAQ9TTdSe — Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) March 28, 2018 That is just brutal, especially when you consider the pitch was likely traveling anywhere from 96 – 105 mph. Lindsey Adler...

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LOOK: Michigan fans make their presence felt courtside at Hornets game

The Sports Daily LOOK: Michigan fans make their presence felt courtside at Hornets game It was no surprise that fans of both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets showed up to Wednesday’s game at Spectrum Center, but a group of men seated courtside rooted for a different team that no one expected to be represented. The 10 fans who were courtside for the affair wore identical Michigan shirts, with jeans to match, which you can see below. Are we in Charlotte or Ann Arbor? #NBA #Michigan #FinalFour #MarchMadness #Cavs #Hornets pic.twitter.com/t6UH9VFQlk — Sports Analyst (@Mr_Sport_Buff) March 28, 2018 It’s fairly...

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Joel Embiid collides with Markelle Fultz, leaves game with injury

The Sports Daily Joel Embiid collides with Markelle Fultz, leaves game with injury Sixers fans held their breath when tow of their biggest stars crashed into each other during Wednesday’s game against the Knicks. It happened early in the second quarter when Markelle Fultz was attempting to drive to the basket, but accidentally crashed head-first into Embiid. The Sixers big man immediately hit the floor. Joel Embiid is out for the game with a facial bruise after colliding with Markelle Fultz on this play. pic.twitter.com/UzAfiuygig — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 29, 2018 Embiid eventually got up, and was ruled...

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Warriors owner Joe Lacob appears to throw shade at Rockets

The Sports Daily Warriors owner Joe Lacob appears to throw shade at Rockets Fans and analysts alike are buzzing about a potential Western Conference Finals showdown between the Rockets and Warriors. Hold on a second, though. Warriors owner Joe Lacob seems to feel that the Rockets could be eliminated before the Warriors could potentially face them in the finals. “We don’t know what’s going to happen. Houston could get upset if you’re so worried about Houston,” Lacob said earlier this week during an interview with San Francisco’s 95.7 The Game, according to Logan Murdock of The Mercury News. “They are the best...

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Dwyane Wade calls LeBron James ‘greatest player of all-time’

The Sports Daily Dwyane Wade calls LeBron James ‘greatest player of all-time’ Dwyane Wade has played alongside LeBron James for a number of years, on two separate teams, so he knows the Cavs star well. And he recently heaped some high praise in his good buddy’s direction. The two squared off on opposite sides of the ball on Tuesday night, when the Cavs and Heat squared off on the court. Wade, at one point, emphatically swatted away a shot attempt from James, which went viral on social media rather quickly. Wade, though, still believes James is the “greatest” NBA player...

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Video of Tua Tagovailoa throwing shows Alabama QB is already recovering from finger injury

The Sports Daily Video of Tua Tagovailoa throwing shows Alabama QB is already recovering from finger injury It appears the rumors about Tua Tagovailoa’s broken finger creating a potential quarterback controversy for the Crimson Tide are a bit overblown. Tagovailoa broke his finger on the first day of team activities, but he returned to the practice field on Tuesday. Not only that, he took some reps throwing the football, which not many expected he’d already be doing. After breaking his finger in first practice of spring which required a trip to a Birmingham hospital. Alabama Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is throwing again...

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Evander Holyfield’s son—a Georgia RB—is absolutely ripped

The Sports Daily Evander Holyfield’s son—a Georgia RB—is absolutely ripped Former boxing great Evander Holyfield was once the undisputed champion in the heavyweight division, so it’s no surprise that his son is no small potatoes, in terms of his height and weight. Holyfield’s son, Elijah, is a running back for the University of Georgia. He’s large enough that someone actually took the time to photoshop a picture of him at practice, which you can check out here. The photo of Elijah Holyfield on the left is a picture I took and own the rights to. The photo on the right...

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