After ending skid, White Sox pursue another win over A’s

The Chicago White Sox snapped an eight-game losing streak with a victory Friday night over the Oakland Athletics.

Now, the White Sox will try to start building momentum in a positive direction.

Chicago (25-50) will go for back-to-back wins when it hosts Oakland (39-37) on Saturday afternoon at Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox and A’s are coming off a doubleheader split and have two games left in the four-game series on Chicago’s South Side.

The matchup will represent a personal milestone for White Sox right-hander Dylan Covey (3-2, 2.90 ERA), who will face the A’s for the first time in his career. The A’s drafted him in 2013 in the fourth round, but Chicago selected him in the Rule 5 draft before the start of last season.

We’ve just got to keep our heads up, guys go home and rest, come back tomorrow and do it again.

Washington’s Michael A. Taylor extended his hitting streak to 13 games with an RBI double and Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a walk in the leadoff spot.

The Phillies got a homer and four RBI from Carlos Santana, who also singled and walked twice.

Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola (8-2, 2.55) opposes rookie RHP Erick Fedde (0-2, 5.63) in a matchup of 2014 first-round draft picks on Saturday. Nola was the seventh overall pick in the first-year player draft and Fedde was the 18th.

Nola hasn’t taken a loss since May 20 but scuffled in his last start, allowing four runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings of a no-decision at Milwaukee. The Phillies prevailed 10-9.

Officially, Suzuki isn’t allowed to be in the dugout during games under Major League Baseball rules. The 44-year-old outfielder with 3,089 career hits came off the Seattle roster in early May and moved into the team’s front office as a special assistant to the chairman.

Suzuki has been taking part in pregame drills and batting practice in a role similar to a coach. But he’s required to leave the bench when games begin, and that’s when he takes his place in the clubhouse — usually, anyway.

Associated Press photographer Bill Kostroun spotted Suzuki with his face nearly covered by a fake mustache, sunglasses and a gray hoodie drawn tight over his head during the first inning as the Yankees hit a pair of two-run homers.

Suzuki sat in the middle of the dugout, in the back row, in his shorts and occasionally crouched down while the Yankees swung away. He was gone by the second inning of Seattle’s 4-3 loss that completed a New York sweep.

The 10-time All-Star hasn’t officially retired, and there’s speculation the Japanese great might play when the Mariners open the 2019 season in Tokyo with a two-game series against Oakland.

This was Seattle’s only trip to Yankee Stadium this year, and maybe Suzuki wanted a final look at the ballpark. Or perhaps he was just showing off his playful side.

On the day it was announced Suzuki was moving into his new position, he predicted this might happen.

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The Buccaneers’ effort to re-shape their defensive line included a surprise trade for defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. And then the Bucs got a surprise when JPP decided to not show up for the team’s non-mandatory OTA sessions.
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The Browns are only 75-1 underdogs to win it all. Making that number even more amazing is the fact that the Bengals are at 125-1.

Other teams deemed by oddsmakers to be less likely to win it all than the Browns include the Bills (100-1), the Dolphins (100-1), the Buccaneers (100-1), the Colts (100-1), the Jets (100-1), the Cardinals (100-1), and Washington (100-1).

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It’s been quite the week for Texas Rangers catcher Jose Trevino.
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It’s a good thing because nobody can take a break, Bowles said following the final day of minicamp. We got guys that — obviously there was a talent gap in between certain guys. But this is the closest it’s been since I’ve been here at a lot of positions.

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Sonny Gray improved to 5-4 by allowing just two runs in five innings with seven strikeouts, as he continues to rebound from a dreadful start.

Pirates starter Trevor Williams improved to 6-4 after tossing seven shutout shutout innings to lead Pittsburgh to a 1-0 win over the Brewers. Williams allowed just one run and struck out seven batters in the gem.

Rays closer Sergio Romo blew his fourth save of the season to let the Astros escape with a 5-4 win. Romo allowed two runs off two hits and a walk in just 1/3 of an inning. Tampa Bay’s bullpen has struggled since trading Alex Colome to the Mariners.

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On top of all that, he traded Nolan Ryan Jersey the wrong quarterback when he sent Alex Smith packing in favor of Colin Kaepernick in 2013 and then inexplicably clashed with head coach Jim Harbaugh, which led to Harbaugh’s departure. He then hired two coaches in as many years (Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly) who fell on their faces before he was kicked out the door alongside Kelly after a two-win 2016.

Irving is eligible to participate in all offseason practices and preseason games. He can return to the active roster on Oct. 1.

Irving was suspended four games to start last season for failing the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

The news is that latest stumbling block for the 24-year-old defensive lineman. Irving returned to the Cowboys for mandatory minicamp this week after dealing with a domestic violence allegation when his girlfriend hacked his Twitter account in April. The woman since recanted. Frisco Police closed the case on Irving last month, Rapoport reported.

An impressive pass rusher, Irving earned seven sacks in just eight games in 2017. He sat out the final four tilts due to a Womens Kenneth Acker Jersey concussion issue.

The four-game suspension is a blow the Cowboys defensive line heading into the 2018 season. Irving signed a $2.91 million restricted free-agent tender in April.

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Dion Jordan out 6-8 weeks after knee surgery

The Seattle Seahawks have a good news, bad news scenario on defensive end Dion Jordan.

Coach Pete Carroll revealed Thursday that Jordan underwent offseason knee surgery, which was categorized as a cleanup, and will be out 6-8 weeks, per NFL Network’s James Palmer.

Jordan, who signed a $1.9 million restricted free-agent tender in April, being down represents the bad news. The projected timetable of his recover, however, lands squarely at or near the start of training camp in late July, so the Seahawks should have Jordan available before the regular season.

The rivalry grew deeper in the 2000s, with former Met player and manager Joe Torre still at the helm of the Yankees, and former Yankee Willie Randolph taking the Mets managerial job in 2005.

Less than two weeks after Randolph’s firing in 2008, the teams split yet another, day-night, twin-park doubleheader. Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado took advantage in the first game by recording nine RBI, the most ever by an opposing player in the old Yankee Stadium.

The dwindling pool of unsigned draft picks is about to get even shallower.

According to a tweet from his agent, the Dolphins have signed sixth-rounder Cornell Amrstrong.

The cornerback from Southern Miss is the first of their picks to sign.

The Dolphins and Rams were the last two teams with all their picks unsigned, as the vast majority of picks are already taken care of.

A bounce-back year is needed, and Mariota’s pass-catchers will have to take that step with him, but don’t expect the former Heisman winner to make it back to the playoffs until that box is checked off. Lightning won’t strike twice, even in the AFC’s wild-card race.

Perez hit his 11th home run for the Royals, who have lost seven of eight.

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Royals: RF Jorge Soler was held out of the starting lineup for a second straight day after fouling a pitch off his foot Friday, although Yost noted Soler is feeling better.

Athletics: Opening day starter Kendall Graveman continues to rehab in Arizona but Melvin doesn’t expect the right-hander back any time soon. … 2B Jed Lowrie was given the day off. Chad Pinder started in place of Lowrie. … Jake Smolinski was called up from Triple-A Nashville before the game. RHP Chris Bassitt was optioned to Triple-A Nashville.

Royals: Following a day off Monday, Kansas City returns home to host the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. RHP Ian Kennedy (1-6, 5.76 ERA) takes the hill for the Royals seeking to end an 11-start winless stretch.

In the lineup for the second consecutive day against his former team, Culberson hit a run-scoring single to right to tie the game at 1.

Wood (1-5) pitched better than his previous start in which he was pulled after allowing six runs in two innings at Colorado.

Wood allowed nine hits and four runs two earned in 4 2/3 innings Saturday. He struck out six and walked none but had to work out of jams much of his outing after putting so many runners on base.

It’s been a tough three starts for me, probably the toughest of my career, Wood said. It’s one of those things where you’re just grinding really hard. You’ve got to think one of these next few it will start to turn. There’s definitely some frustration for sure.

Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt allegedly punched man at Ohio resort, report says

Chiefs Pro Bowl running back Kareem Hunt was allegedly involved in an altercation over the weekend, reportedly punching a man in the face at an Ohio resort.
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A resort official confirmed to TMZ there was an incident involving Hunt and the alleged victim, but the outlet reported Hunt was not arrested.

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According to NFL Network, Irving has been dealing with an off-field issue and the team is trying to get him into camp this week.

The report also stated there are multiple layers to the situation, though it is unclear what they are at this point.

Irving was accused of domestic violence by his girlfriend in April, but there were no charges filed after she recanted her statement.

The 24-year-old also missed four games last season when he was suspended for performance-enhancing drugs.

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For years, Kam Chancellor has been a stalwart on the back end of the Seattle Seahawks defense. Over the last several seasons, however, Chancellor has increasingly struggled to stay healthy. Last season, Chancellor suffered a serious neck injury that put his career in jeopardy. Chancellor’s injury occurred around the same time as that of Cliff Avril, who was released with a failed physical designation earlier this offseason.
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Rob Gronkowski confirms he’ll be at Patriots’ minicamp

The rumors of Rob Gronkowski retiring is a thing a of the past.

The Patriots tight end confirmed to reporters he will attend minicamp this week after skipping organized team activities.

My show was canceled and I was having difficult relationships with my BFFs, Union continued. It was everyone’s fault but my own and I literally found myself under my bed with my dog.

Union considered herself a troll and a hater until she came face to face with her issues and worked with a life coach to help her change her ways.

I hate the high road, Union said, laughing. It’s like getting on the 405 at 4 o’clock on a Friday. I get the attention back on me because I’m talking s–t about the hot girl.

Though the Bring It On star has evolved in her personal life, her friendships and her career, she admitted she was typically the problem in her relationships.

In Jacksonville, there are no issues.

Dareus played well last season for the Jaguars, and in his first offseason in Jacksonville, he’s drawing praise from coach Doug Marrone for his work ethic.

I’m very happy with the way he’s worked, the way he has come into camp, Marrone said, via Mike Kaye of First Coast News. I think those are things he has done a much better job of than what maybe he had done in the past. I can appreciate that and see that in him.

Marrone and Jaguars front office boss Tom Coughlin are known for believing in tough summer practices, but Dareus said he’s enjoying it.

I just want to do the best we can, Dareus said. We just push each other and let’s go. Give me what you got, I’ll give you what I’ve got and when you’re tired, just let me know and I’m right there to pick up where you left off and vice versa.

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After the former Dolphins receiver ranked Parker third among the team’s current receivers behind Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, Parker responded on Twitter.

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