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This day in baseball: The Mick retires

On March 1, 1969, Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle announced his retirement from baseball.  After years of being plagued by injury, Mantle cited his inability to “hit when I need to” as part of his reason for leaving the game.   34 more words

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Short-handed Paladins fall short against Wofford

Playing without its best player, the Furman men’s basketball team hung tough with the best in the Southern Conference Saturday. But Wofford hit free throws down the stretch, including a controversial pair in the final 22 seconds, to secure a 62-60 win at Timmons Arena. 559 more words

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Getting to Know: Dylan Floro

Right handed pitcher Dylan Floro has the chance to become the answer to a trivia question, if he can take another step forward in his development.   239 more words

The forgotten fight

Everyone remembers the 1998 Yankees for being winners. Winners during the regular season, winners during the postseason and of course winners of the World Series. 115 more words

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Spring Training News and Notes: Day Six

The first full workout of spring training for the Rays included details on an injury that will impact the bullpen competition, and the organization honoring a legend.   514 more words

Blue Jays' Bautista: New arrivals 'more competitive' than former teammates

When Jose Bautista surveys the new faces around the clubhouse at the Toronto Blue Jays’ spring training facility, the decorated outfielder sees a hunger that didn’t exist in some of the players he used to share the field with. 221 more words

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Pirates call it sickening to see 'Jihadi John' in team hat

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates say it’s ”absolutely sickening” to see a photo of the Islamic State militant known as ”Jihadi John” wearing a Pirates hat. 118 more words

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