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NFLPA’s 2021 Demands include Guaranteed Contracts, Right to Protest and Use Cannabis
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All rise, and welcome to this sports court of public opinion we call Foul Play-by-Play – the podcast that provides play-by-play and color commentary on foul play in sports on and off the field, pitch, court, and ice. Headlines Headline 1: Dolphins First to Release Potential Penalties for Anthem Protests Since the Miami Dolphins are one of the first NFL teams to report to training camp, they were the first to put police brutality protest penalties in writing, as required...

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Sunday, 22 July 2018
Cincinnati Reds, Cristiano Ronaldo Evade Taxes; Kellen Winslow II Alleged of Raping Elderly
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Foul Play-by-Play investigates foul play in sports on and off the court, field, pitch and ice every week. Here’s play-by-play on foul play in sports for the week ending June 17. Headlines Ohio Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Reds’ Bobblehead Tax Case The Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday morning in a dispute over taxes on promotional items purchased by the Cincinnati Reds and offered to fans through promotional ticket packages. Ohio state law exempts companies from paying taxes on items...

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Monday, 18 June 2018
Diving Deeper into a Possible Cheerleaders’ Union and Colangelo Resigns
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Each week here at Foul Play-by-Play we cover the law-related, sports stories, including the Colangelo scandal and diving deeper into a possible cheerleaders’ union. Here are your headlines, “Cheats of the Week,” “Historically Foul Play” and “Statistically Significant Foul Player” for the week ending June 10. Headlines Bryan Colangelo and Philadelphia 76ers Part Ways Bryan Colangelo resigned on Thursday as president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers after his wife admitted to using...

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Monday, 11 June 2018
Minnesota Twins should call up Nick Gordon, yesterday
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Ehire Adrianza has no business playing shortstop everyday, and Gregorio Petit has no business on an MLB roster. Ryan LaMarre should be nothing more than a fourth outfielder and pinch runner. And it’s way past time for the Minnesota Twins to call up Nick Gordon. The Ehire Adrianza Problem On Wednesday night in Minneapolis, Ehire Adrianza started at shortstop because Logan Morrison’s back was still a bit stiff, moving Miguel Sano to first base and Eduardo Escobar to third. Miguel...

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Thursday, 07 June 2018
Minnesota enjoying best days of sports year
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The best days of the Minnesota sports year are here, and I’m not just saying that because Target Field opens its gates for baseball on Thursday. The Minnesota Twins are, as of this writing, playing their home opener against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday afternoon. Even if the foot of snow the Twin Cities received Tuesday doesn’t melt by game time or more rain and snow moves into the area forcing a postponement, at least Minnesota sports fans will have...

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Friday, 06 April 2018
The Twins are better without Yu Darvish
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The Minnesota Twins reportedly offered Yu Darvish $100 million over four years to be the ace of their starting pitching staff. Instead, president of baseball operations Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine invested almost the same amount of money in three players who make them better than Darvish could have. Darvish signed with the Cubs for five years and $126 million guaranteed and for good reason. He’s projected to be worth 2.8 WARP for the Cubs. And the Cubs...

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Monday, 12 March 2018
Archer, Cole should be ahead of Darvish on Twins’ wish list
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ESPN’s David Schoenfield predicted the Minnesota Twins would sign 29-year-old, free agent starter Alex Cobb during the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings at Walt Disney World — a fitting place for an MLB Hot Stove that was slow to heat up. The stove is finally preheated, with the Babe Ruth of Japanese baseball, Shohei Ohtani, choosing to play for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the New York Yankees working with former Yankee Derek Jeter to acquire Giancarlo Stanton...

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Monday, 11 December 2017
Twins’ history shouldn’t prevent Shohei Ohtani pursuit
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The Minnesota Twins’ poor history of scouting and signing Asian players shouldn’t prevent them from offering the Nippon Ham Fighters the $20-million maximum posting fee for a chance to negotiate a contract with pitcher/hitter Shohei Ohtani. The Twins’ Bad History with Asian Hitters Twins scouts have dropped the ball in Asia, resulting in the firing of their international scouting director. They’ve been paying ByungHo Park $3 million annually to play mostly minor league games, and they’ll do so for the...

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Monday, 13 November 2017
Molitor not best manager when it mattered most
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Target Field staff played a delayed feed of the national anthem on the Jumbotron while Brian Dozier homered to open the game and Eddie Rosario followed it with a two-run dinger, but despite missing nearly all the action, and the game becoming predictably uncompetitive, I still think the world needs more one-game playoffs. The Minnesota Twins were the David to the Goliaths of the Major League Baseball Playoffs. ESPN’s Sports Nation staff ranked Minnesota’s roster last amongst the MLB playoff...

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Wednesday, 04 October 2017
All-too-familiar Recipe for Twins to end Yankee Playoff Curse
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Prior to the Minnesota Twins taking on the New York Yankees to close out their regular season series in New York, I wrote that I thought the Twins were a better team than the Yankees in a five-game series. The Twins proceeded to be swept by the Yankees in a three-game series at New Yankee Stadium, proving me wrong and leaving an all-too-familiar feeling in the pit of my stomach. All-too-familiar Odds That all-too-familiar feeling is the result of 12...

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Thursday, 28 September 2017
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