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Ichiro Suzuki Retires From Baseball After Final Game In Tokyo

Ichiro Suzuki, the legendary Japanese outfielder who played most of his MLB career for the Seattle Mariners, announced his retirement Thursday night. The 45 year-old Suzuki played his final game Thursday at the Tokyo Dome, where Seattle beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4.  He began his professional baseball career 27 years ago as a member of the Orix BlueWave for Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan.  ...Read more

TJ Dillashaw Suspended For Positive Drug Test, Gives Up UFC Title Belt

T.J. Dillashaw has voluntarily relinquished his UFC bantamweight championship after he was notified of an “adverse finding in a test taken for my last fight.”  The 33-year-old Dillashaw announced the news on his Instagram account.  He dropped down to flyweight in January to battle Henry Cejudo for that belt, losing the fight in 32 seconds, which was the fight he tested positive for. Dillashaw won back the the bantamweight title at UFC 217 with a win over Cody Garbrandt, then defended it against him again at UFC 227. ...Read more

NY Yankees Centerfielder Aaron Hicks To Miss Opening Series With Injury

Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks, who injured his back while taking batting practice on March 1st, will not be ready for opening day.  New York manager Aaron Boone didn’t rule out Hicks returning during the second week of the season, however. Said Boone on Sunday: “there’s still a little bit (of discomfort) in there and we just want to make sure that this isn’t some thing that lingers during the season.”  ...Read more