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Red Sox, Braves Lead The 2018 MLB Gold Glove Winners With Three Each

Major League Baseball has revealed the winners for the 2018 Gold Gloves. A player at each position in each league wins, and this year there was a tie at first base in the National League, totaling 19 winners in all. Just a week after winning the World Series, the Boston Red Sox had the most winning players in the American League, with right fielder Mookie Betts, center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and second baseman Ian Kinsler receiving honors. The National League’s Gold Glove winners featured the tie at first base, with the honor going to both the Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman and Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo. It’s the fourth tie in Gold Glove history,  You can see the full list of winners in the link below. ...Read more

Floyd Mayweather Jr. To Fight Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa In New Year’s Eve Match In Japan

Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced his plans to fight Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on Dec. 31 in Saitama, north of Tokyo. The 41-year-old Mayweather is 50-0 in his boxing career but has never fought professionally under MMA rules. He did, however, have a huge win in a boxing match against MMA fighter Conor McGregor last year. 20-year-old Nasukawa, speaking at a news conference alongside Mayweather, called it “probably the biggest event of my life so far” and also vowed to end Mayweather’s long string of victories. Said Mayweather, “I think he’s young, very strong and very fast and he’s undefeated so it’s obvious he’s doing something right,” praising his opponent.  ...Read more

Bryson DeChambeau Claims Fifth PGA Tour Victory In Las Vegas

On Sunday in Las Vegas at the Shiners Hospitals for Children Open, Bryson DeChambeau claimed his fifth PGA Tour victory. DeChambeau defeated Patrick Cantlay by one shot. DeChambeau, who played on his first Ryder Cup team this fall, shot a five-under 66 in Round 4. DeChambeau now has four wins in 2018, but this marked his first in the new 2018/19 season. He’s now fifth in the world ranking. Trying to defend his title after earning his first PGA Tour win here last year, Cantlay finished second at 20-under after a final-round 6-under 65. He had three birdies and a bogey in his last four holes. DeChambeau made headlines at the beginning of the week after claiming he would putt with the flagstick in when the new rule takes affect. ...Read more

Kevin Harvick Earns Shot At NASCR Cup Title With Win At Texas

Kevin Harvick earned a shot at another NASCAR Cup championship, taking the lead over Ryan Blaney in overtime Sunday to win at Texas. Harvick led 177 of the 337 laps. Harvick opted to start from outside for the green-white-checkered finish. By time they got to the backstretch, Harvick pushed his No. 4 Ford in front and raced to his eighth win of this season. It is the second year in a row that Harvick, the 2014 Cup champion, won the fall race at Texas to get into the final four. Now the series goes to Phoenix next week with only two spots up for grabs for the championship run at Homestead in two weeks. Kyle Busch, a seven-time winner this year, and defending Cup champion Martin Truex Jr. are among the other six title contenders, and Clint Boywer, Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch or Chase Elliott could also advance with a win. ...Read more

Dwight Howard Scheduled To Make Debut With Washington Wizards vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Center Dwight Howard is scheduled to make his Washington Wizards debut tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Wizards coach Scott Brooks said that Howard practiced Thursday and will start against visiting team Oklahoma City. Without Howard, the Wizards started off the season with a dismal 1-6 start. Howard missed all of training camp, the preseason and the first seven games of the regular season because of a sore backside.  ...Read more

Minnesota Timberwolves Jimmy Butler To Sit Out Vs. Utah Jazz; Will Travel WIth Team

Minnesota Timberwolves Jimmy Butler has made it known that he wants to be traded from the team, and on Wednesday, Butler made a statement and sat himself for the Timberwolves’ game against the Utah Jazz. The Timberwolves officially listed Butler’s reason for being out as “precautionary rest” for general soreness, but insider reports are stating that Butler made the decision himself, and then informed coach Tom Thibodeau of it Wednesday morning. Rumors are circulating that this could lead to Butler sitting out for an extended period of time. The Timberwolves expect Butler to travel with them to the Bay Area when they play Golden State on Friday. In only six games this season, Butler is averaging 22.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 50.5 percent from the field and 48 percent beyond the arc. ...Read more

Maryland Students To Protest Reinstatement Of Coach DJ Durkin

Students at the University of Maryland have organized a rally to be held Thursday to protest the reinstatement of football coach DJ Durkin, as well demand justice for Jordan McNair, the Maryland offensive linemen who died June 13 from heatstroke he suffered after a team workout on May 29th. The University System of Maryland’s board of regents recommended Durkin’s reinstatement and he returned to work Tuesday,  this after the board reviewed an investigative report into the culture of Durkin’s program. The third-year coach had been on paid administrative leave since Aug. 11. Maryland’s student body president, Jonathan Allen, said that students are “outraged” by the board’s decision. Allen will introduce emergency legislation at a student government association meeting Wednesday night that will call for university president Wallace Loh to fire Durkin. Loh announced Tuesday that he will retire in June, and many reports are saying that he only brought back Durkin after the board of regents threatened to fire him if he didn’t reinstate the Durkin. ...Read more

Golden State Warriors Warriors Guard Klay Thompson Sets NBA Record For Most 3-Pointers In A Game

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson broke teammate Stephen Curry’s NBA record for 3-pointers in a game with his 14th. With just under five minutes remaining in the third quarter Monday night against the Chicago Bulls, Thompson set the mark. Golden State led 92-50 at halftime, the second highest point total for a half in NBA history. Thompson has been struggling this season, and entered the game averaging 15.1 points in seven games while shooting just 13.9 percent from 3-point range. Thompson finished the Warriors’ 149-124 victory with 52 points and five rebounds. It was Thompson’s third career 50-point game. ...Read more

City Of Boston To Host Victory Parade For World Series Winners Red Sox On Wednesday

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Monday morning that there will be a Duck Boat parade to celebrate the victory in Boston on Wednesday October 31. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Boylston Street, near Fenway Park, however as of press time there is no rally at city hall scheduled.  Late Sunday night, the Red Sox won the World Series for the fourth time in fourteen years in a 5-1 game against the L.A. Dodgers.  During a press conference Monday, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said that no costumes with replica firearms will be permitted at the parade and cars parked in restricted areas Wednesday morning will be towed beginning at 12 a.m. Anyone attending the parade is urged to act responsibly. ...Read more