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Flyers Cover Statue of Singer Kate Smith amid Racism Allegations

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of “God Bless America.”

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Trump Administration Moves to Cancel MLB Deal with Cuba

The Trump administration has canceled an Obama-era deal with the Cuban government which would have allowed Cuban players to play in Major League Baseball without having to defect from their oppressive island nation.

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Diamondbacks Adam Jones Has Fan Ejected for Profane Language

Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Jones, is no stranger to conflict when it comes to the fans. Most notably, when he was in Baltimore, Jones once had a fan ejected for shouting racial epithets and throwing peanuts at him.

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Padres Debut ‘Anchorman’ Race at Petco Park

It only took 14 years, but the good people in the San Diego Padres organization finally realized they needed to take advantage of the movie that helped add to their town’s popularity, and have an Anchorman race.

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Bryce Harper Tops Aaron Judge in Jersey Sales

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper has the most popular jersey in Major League Baseball, according to online sales details revealed Thursday by the league.

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18 Years Ago, Randy Johnson Killed a Bird with a Baseball

One of baseball’s oddest moments occurred eighteen years ago today, when Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson totally obliterated a bird in midair while pitching to San Francisco Giants outfielder Calvin Murray.

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Trout, Angels Close to $432M, 12-Year Deal

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history.

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Native Americans Say Movement to End ‘Redface’ Is Slow

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the butter container at the grocery store, the kids’ teepees sold at popular retailers and the sports fans with their faces painted doing tomahawk chops at games.

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Mickey Mantle’s Trump Casino Cards Hit the Auction Block

If you missed out on collecting those Mickey Mantle baseball cards, you have another chance to grab some of “The Mick’s” precious memorabilia, as two of his Trump casino credit cards have hit the auction block.

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