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Star Tribune sports columnist Sid Hartman dies at age 100 – Minneapolis Star Tribune

“My father’s extraordinary and resilient life has come to a peaceful conclusion surrounded by his family,” his son, Chad Hartman, tweeted early Sunday afternoon…

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Sid Hartman, who started selling newspapers in 1928 and wrote about sports for the Star Tribune for the ensuing decades, died Sunday. He was 100.
“My father’s extraordinary and resilient life has come to a peaceful conclusion surrounded by his family,” his son, Chad Hartman, tweeted early Sunday afternoon.
Sid Hartman also was for decades a radio voice on WCCO.
Hartman was born on the North Side of Minneapolis on March 15, 1920, and he worked for newspapers in his hometown for nearly his enti…

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Young Dodgers pitchers set up to fail in ‘out-getter’ role in Game 2 – Los Angeles Times

The Dodgers have not done an optimal job putting players into position to succeed this postseason and it showed on Wednesday with Tony Gonsolin and Dustin May.

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So the Chicago White Sox are interested in hiring Tony La Russa as their manager? Everything old is new again.
La Russa is 76. Only Connie Mack has managed more games. La Russa was inducted into the Hall of Fame six years ago, and this ranks among his distinctions: He is the inventor of the modern bullpen.
In the late 1980s, at a time relievers were mostly considered an interchangeable group of failed starters, La Russa converted Dennis Eckersley from a starter into a closer and, eventually, into…

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Ryan Giggs suggests surprise new position for Manchester United player Axel Tuanzebe – Manchester Evening News

Axel Tuanzebe made his first appearance of the season in Man Utd’s impressive 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain.

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Ryan Giggs believes Axel Tuanzebe has all the attributes to play in central midfield for Manchester United.
Tuanzebe started United’s 2-1 win away to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, operating on the right side of a back three alongside Victor Lindelof and auxilliary centre-back Luke Shaw.
It was the 22-year-olds first appearance of the calendar year and he played himself into contention to start against Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday after shackling the French prodigy Kylian Mbappe.
Giggs…

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Tampa Bay Rays’ Brandon Lowe homers twice in Game 2 win over Los Angeles Dodgers – ESPN

Brandon Lowe became the first player to hit two opposite-field home runs in a World Series game, and the Rays’ bullpen held on for a 6-4 win in Game 2.

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Through all the struggles, all the moments when it looked like he should be dropped down in the lineup or out of it altogether, Brandon Lowe believed.
He had built himself into one of the American League’s best hitters, and no slump — not even one during the playoffs — could derail that. The Tampa Bay Rays kept believing in Lowe, too. In Game 2 of the World Series, both were rewarded handsomely for their faith.
Lowe became the first player to hit two opposite-field home runs…

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