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The Harlem Globetrotters have drafted WNBA dunking star Brittney Griner and New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.
The Globetrotters also picked Detroit Mercy's Doug Anderson, Northwood University's Tyrone Davis and High Point's Corey Law.
The 6-foot-8 Griner had a stellar career at Baylor and became the first WNBA player to dunk twice in a game in her debut with the Phoenix Mercury after being taken with the No. 1 overall pick of the WNBA draft. The Globetrotters' North American tour runs from December through April and would not overlap with the WNBA season.
The Globetrotters already have two female players, TNT Maddox and T-Time Brawner.
Rivera, baseball's career saves leader, is retiring this fall after his 19th season.
Being drafted doesn't mean the athletes have agreed to play for the Globetrotters.
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Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has responded to general manager Brian Cashman's critical remarks about his tweeting by releasing a statement.
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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been given medical clearance by doctors to begin rehab games beginning July 1. Rodriguez hasn’t played at all in 2013, having undergone surgery on his left hip in January.It was projected that he could return after the All-Star break, and that timeline seems to be accurate at this point.He would likely need 20 or so games of rehab...
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Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez intends to make a quick return to the field so he can retire and collect his entire salary before he's suspended by the MLB.
Here comes Alex Rodriguez.
The embattled Yankee star is set to begin a rehab assignment after his doctors cleared him to return to game action starting as early as July 1, according to the Daily News. The third-baseman has been participating in simulated games since Friday and reported no problems with his surgically repaired hip.
Although GM Brian Cashman doesn’t have an exact...
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Not everyone is happy that New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has decided to join the world of social networking on Twitter.Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman angry over A-Rod’s decision his rehab process step-by-step had a not so measured response.“You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will],” Cashman told ESPN New York. “Alex...
Hiroki Kuroda takes the mound against fellow countryman Yu Darvish with the Rangers in the Bronx for a three game series. Darvish has never pitched at Yankee Stadium before, let’s see if he can handle the bright lights of the Big Apple in game one tonight.
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I wrote a history piece for It's About the Money, Stupid about Mike Torrez, who won two World Series games for the Yankees in 1977 and then gave up the famous Bucky Dent homer pitching against them in the 163rd Game tiebreaker in 1978. Check it out with video.
Mark Teixeira met with team doctors yesterday to undergo evaluation on his troublesome right wrist.
The results aren’t good.
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We reported the news last night of the rather umm… direct way New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman responded to Alex Rodriguez tweeting out that he had been cleared by doctors to resume playing baseball. Taking into account the way Cashman responded, we knew it would only be a matter of time before A-Rod decided to issue [...]
The Yankees have just lost Mark Teixeira for the season and are now going to be scrambling to find a replacement for his position or for other positions to make up for the impact bat they are losing. A potential trade partner has surfaced to help the Yankees do just that.
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Zoilo is — to put it lightly — not a popular name. So when Zoilo Almonte madness happened over the weekend, it was only natural to think of the other Zoilo in major league history: Zoilo Versalles. One of just 13 shortstops to be voted the most valuable player by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Versalles didn’t have a very long career. But in 1965, he commanded...