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At 61, 'late-bloomer' Snitker savors shot as Braves manager

At 61, 'late-bloomer' Snitker savors shot as Braves manager

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February 20, 2017 at 3:47 pm

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Let's face it, Brian Snitker had pretty much given up on his dream. He always wanted to be a big league manager. But with his career in baseball approaching four decade...

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Barca under pressure from fans after mediocre performances

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February 20, 2017 at 3:26 pm | MADRID (AP) Lionel Messi's 90th-minute winner against promoted Leganes did little to ease tensions at Barcelona, which finds itself in the unusual position of having to make peace with its fans. ...

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Mariners manager Servais expects plenty from lefty Paxton

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February 20, 2017 at 3:19 pm | PEORIA, Arizona (AP) Forget the batter's box, pitching mound or anywhere else between the chalk lines of a baseball field. According to Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais, the location of o...

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Big punching Wilder believes he can save heavyweights

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February 20, 2017 at 2:57 pm | Deontay Wilder was in the Super Bowl media center in Houston a few days before the game when a somewhat familiar face walked by. Wilder and his girlfriend recognized Andrew Zimmern, who stars in ...

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Rockies' Story wants to show power surge was not fiction

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February 20, 2017 at 2:38 pm | For all Trevor Story accomplished in a record rookie season, his biggest takeaway is this: Slide feet first. A painful lesson and one that ended the Colorado Rockies shortstop's outstanding seaso...

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Scott Schebler settled in, ready to win

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February 20, 2017 at 2:03 pm | GOODYEAR, Arizona (AP) Scott Schebler needed a year to settle in. Now he's ready to win. A year ago Schebler was new to the Reds and was competing with Adam Duvall, another newcomer, for playin...

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Scott Schebler settled in, ready to win

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February 20, 2017 at 1:59 pm | GOODYEAR, Arizona (AP) Scott Schebler needed a year to settle in. Now he's ready to win. A year ago Schebler was new to the Reds and was competing with Adam Duvall, another newcomer, for playin...

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Optimism in high gear at Daytona for NASCAR's top teams

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February 20, 2017 at 1:32 pm | DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Optimism abounds after the opening weekend at Daytona International Speedway, especially for NASCAR's top teams. Teamwork at Joe Gibbs Racing appears as solid as ever d...

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Rejuvenated and reinvented, Toure integral to Man City again

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February 20, 2017 at 12:43 pm | MANCHESTER, England (AP) It has been one of the great sights of English soccer in recent years, Yaya Toure picking up possession in central midfield for Manchester City, rampaging upfield and scatt...

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