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It’s time for MLB to do away with divisions, 162-game season
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The New York Yankees led the American League Wild Card race by five games over Seattle as of the Major League Baseball All-Star Break. They could very well finish the season 10 games better than both the Mariners and the winner of the AL Central Division, and will still have to win a one-game playoff just to earn the right to play the best team in the American League, who will likely be from their own division. I’m not one...

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Friday, 20 July 2018
Every fan’s reason for hope at the 2018 MLB Trade Deadline
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The Major League Baseball (MLB) Trade Deadline is July 31, and the weeks leading up to it give fans of every team at least one reason for hope regardless of the standings. Even fans of the last-place Baltimore Orioles have reason for hope at the 2018 MLB Trade Deadline, despite the seemingly silly salary of Chris Davis, whom the Orioles owe $92 million over the next four years, and the depreciated value of both Zach Britton and Brad Brach. I...

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018
NFLPA Challenges Anthem Policy; NFL Seeks Early End to Kaepernick Collusion Case
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At Foul Play-by-Play we provide play-by-play and color commentary of foul play in sports on and off the field, pitch, court and ice. Here are the headlines, cheats of the week and a trip back in time when foul play was fair game to John McGraw. Headlines NFLPA Files Grievance Against NFL Owners’ New National Anthem Policy The NFL Players’ Association filed a non-injury grievance challenging the NFL’s new national anthem policy, Tuesday. According to our comrade Al Neal of...

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Thursday, 12 July 2018
Jameis Winston, outgoing Carolina Panthers owner disciplined for sexual harassment
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Here at Foul Play-by-Play we investigate foul play on and off the field, court, ice and pitch, giving you the week’s cheats, cheap shots and alleged criminals in sports. Here are the headlines for the last two weeks ending July 1. Headline 1: Jameis Winston Suspended Three Games for Allegedly Groping Uber Driver Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season for allegedly groping an Uber driver over two years...

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Sunday, 01 July 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
Foul Play Sports Headlines and Cheats of the Week for May 11-17, 2018
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Each week here at Foul Play-by-Play we will review the week’s cheats, cheap shots and alleged criminals in sports for a weekly sports, talk radio show, eventually airing online and on GCNLive radio affiliates. Here are your top law-related sports headlines and Foul Play-by-Play Cheats of the Week for May 11-17, 2018. Foul Play Sports Headlines The Supreme Court Allows States to Determine Legality of Sports Betting The Supreme Court struck down the federal law prohibiting state-sponsored sports betting after almost...

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Friday, 18 May 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
Every fan’s reason to watch Opening Day baseball in 2018
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The biggest reason for fans of every MLB team to watch Opening Day is that their team is in first place. It’s the only day of the year every team can say that, but fans of every team, even the Miami Marlins, have at least one reason to watch Opening Day baseball. The Playoff Contenders Houston Astros The defending champions take on their in-state rivals the Texas Rangers on ESPN at 2:30 p.m. CST, and the biggest reason for Astros...

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Wednesday, 28 March 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
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