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Watch: Giancarlo Stanton cheered in return to Miami, Yankees edge Marlins in extras

Watch: Giancarlo Stanton cheered in return to Miami, Yankees edge Marlins in extras

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MIAMI, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The crowd at Marlins Park gave New York Yankees star Giancarlo Stanton a standing ovation in his return to Miami Tuesday, which resulted in a Marlins loss. "It was definitely more than I could ask for," Stanton said. "It's going to be one of the more special moments of my career." Stanton was making his first appearance in the city as a visiting player after being traded to the Yankees in December. The 2017 National League MVP went 2-for-6 in the win. He also came within inches of hitting his 300th career home run in the 2-1 triumph. Third baseman Miguel Andujar played the hero for the Yankees, smacking a sacrifice fly to left field to bring home Kyle Higashioka for the go-ahead score in the top of the 12th frame. The Yankees drew first blood after three scoreless...
Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg looks to continue dominance of Miami Marlins

Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg looks to continue dominance of Miami Marlins

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MIAMI -- The Washington Nationals will bring some star power when they visit the Miami Marlins on Thursday for the start of a four-game series. Six-time All-Star and 2015 National League Most Valuable Player Bryce Harper, who tied for the NL lead with his 25th homer in Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, figures to be in center field. Three-time All-Star and 2014 NL strikeout leader Stephen Strasburg, who is 7-0 with a 1.13 ERA in his past seven starts against the Marlins, is scheduled to be the starting pitcher. Harper was the first pick in the 2010 major league draft, and Strasburg went No. 1 overall in '09. They both bring a certain swagger to Marlins Park. Yet the Nationals, who won the NL East in each of the past two years, will enter Marlins Park on Thursday with a ...
Brad Kaaya: Indianapolis Colts sign former Miami Hurricanes QB off Detroit Lions practice squad

Brad Kaaya: Indianapolis Colts sign former Miami Hurricanes QB off Detroit Lions practice squad

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Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The Indianapolis Colts have signed quarterback Brad Kaaya to the 53-man active roster.Indianapolis also signed defensive tackle Johnathan Calvin to the practice squad and placed cornerback Rashaan Melvin on injured reserve.The Colts announced the moves on Wednesday.Kaaya, 22, was a sixth round pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2017 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 325-pound quarterback participated in the Lions' 2017 offseason program and training camp but was waived on Sept. 2. The Carolina Panthers claimed Kaaya off waivers the next day. He spent the last nine weeks on the Lions' practice squad and spent the first six weeks of the season on the Panthers' active roster. Kaaya was on the Lions' active roster in Week 7. He has never appeared in a regular season game.The former Miami...
Damian Lillard leads late rally in Portland Trail Blazers' win over Miami Heat

Damian Lillard leads late rally in Portland Trail Blazers' win over Miami Heat

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MIAMI -- The Miami Heat bench players, particularly Udonis Haslem, playfully acted as if they had fainted while watching a strong first-half shooting effort by teammate Wayne Ellington. In the second half, the Heat wilted -- for real. C.J. McCollum scored a game-high 28 points and Damian Lillard came alive late as the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to defeat Miami 102-95 on Wednesday night at American Airlines Arena. Lillard, who has scored more than 30 points 10 times this season, had been held to nine points through three quarters. But he finished with 18 points to help Portland (14-13) snap a season-high five-game losing streak. "You almost hate (Lillard) having a pedestrian box score going into the fourth quarter," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said of L...
Tom Brady tosses four touchdowns as New England Patriots rout Miami Dolphins

Tom Brady tosses four touchdowns as New England Patriots rout Miami Dolphins

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes, two to tight end Rob Gronkowski, and the New England Patriots cruised to their seventh straight victory, a 35-17 rout of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Running back Rex Burkhead also scored twice (one pass, one run) as the Patriots (9-2) sent Miami (4-7) to its fifth straight loss -- and its eighth straight at Gillette Stadium. Brady had a string of 189 straight passes without an interception snapped, but went on to complete his 83rd game with at least three touchdown passes. Brady has thrown 54 touchdown passes and five interceptions in 23 games since returning from his Deflategate suspension. He has 26 touchdown passes this season, a record for quarterbacks in a season after turning 40. It was also his 28th game with at least fou...