Shrewsbury’s golden-voiced midfielder Sam Jones (centre). When it comes to professional footballers and their initiation songs the standard is usually fairly low, with awkward mumbling, off-key warbling and misplaced confidence the norm. However, once in a while a player comes along and blows everybody out of the water, usually by virtue of at least managing
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Jonathan Schoop, the starting second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, has bursitis in his left elbow and is expected to miss some time, manager Buck Showalter said Friday. Schoop, who agreed to an $8.5 million deal earlier this month to avoid arbitration, had his elbow drained and was scratched from Friday’s spring-training opener. Showalter did
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Chris Robshaw has warned Scotland that any dirty tricks campaign at Murrayfield on Saturday will only succeed in making England stronger as Eddie Jones’ side put their unbeaten start to the Six Nations on the line. Eddie Jones’ men continue their pursuit of a hat-trick of NatWest 6 Nations titles in Edinburgh, the setting for
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Big Picture Neither of these teams hit their straps during the T20 tri-series, clinching a win apiece, with New Zealand edging into the final then underwhelming with the bat. But this series is a meeting between two confident 50-over outfits. England have had a week to dust themselves down from the T20 setbacks – which
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Players throughout Major League Baseball wore caps with an “SD” logo Friday to honor the 17 victims of the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. For Colorado Rockies minor leaguer Colton Welker, the gesture hit especially close to home. Welker, a top infield prospect in the
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Middleweight contender Hugo Centeno Jr. suffered a rib injury in training and his fight with Jermall Charlo for a vacant interim middleweight world title was postponed on Friday. Centeno and Charlo were scheduled to fight March 3 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, in the co-feature of a Showtime-televised tripleheader headlined by Deontay Wilder’s
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MARSEILLE, France — Third-seeded Frenchman Lucas Pouille and fourth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych advanced to the Open 13 semifinals on Friday. Pouille beat eighth-seeded Filip Krajinovic of Serbia 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4, hitting 20 aces and securing victory on his first match point when he broke Krajinovic’s serve for the first time. Berdych led 7-6 (4)
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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The noise echoed off the hospitality suites as Tiger Woods emerged from a tunnel and onto the 17th tee at PGA National late Friday afternoon, a sun-baked gallery of thousands in full throat. They were roaring for Woods, who was faced with the unenviable task of hitting one of the
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8:58 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports HAMPTON, Ga. — Martin Truex Jr. will have to start on the last row in the NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway after his car failed to pass technical inspection
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