Tanaka lauded after pitching gem for Yankees

(Reuters) – Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka maintained an aggressive mindset to pitch the New York Yankees within a victory of the World Series and a potential showdown with compatriot Yu Darvish. Tanaka, in his fourth season with the Yankees, exerted command of the strike zone to outduel Houston ace Dallas Keuchel in Game Five of…

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NFL wants ‘zero’ players to protest during anthem

CLOSE SportsPulse: Trysta Krick checks in with NFL insider Lorenzo Reyes at the NFL owners meeting to discuss the progress players and owners are making for social justice reform. USA TODAY Sports NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media after the NFL owners meeting at Conrad Hotel.(Photo: Catalina Fragoso, USA TODAY Sports) NEW YORK…

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Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino sues Adidas

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino is suing Adidas and says the sportswear maker “outrageously conspired” to funnel money to the family of a Cardinal recruit without his knowledge. Pitino’s lawsuit filed Tuesday comes a day after Louisville’s Athletic Association fired him for cause after acknowledging the program’s involvement in…

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