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Commentary: Was Nats' World Series win the beginning of the end?  |  Columnists

Commentary: Was Nats’ World Series win the beginning of the end? | Columnists

Is this the decade from hell? I’m beginning to wonder. Everything was going along smoothly. We had a gradual recovery from the Great Recession of 2008, and by 2019 the United States economy was clicking on all cylinders. Everything was rosy when 2019 ended. The stock market was up, gas prices were down, and the …

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A decade after he was a top prospect, is Martín Pérez the pitcher Texas thought he'd be?

A decade after he was a top prospect, is Martín Pérez the pitcher Texas thought he’d be?

HOUSTON – Martín Pérez had been considered one of the Rangers’ top prospects pretty much since the moment he signed out of Venezuela at 16, but Nolan Ryan wasn’t buying it. He’d seen Pérez himself in the minors. Didn’t throw hard. No wipeout pitches. Just another finesse lefty. Pérez wouldn’t be Ryan’s only point of …

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NCAA softball tournament 2022: Full regionals bracket, TV schedule for Road to Women's College World Series

NCAA softball tournament 2022: Full regionals bracket, TV schedule for Road to Women’s College World Series

The flowers are fully bloomed, the temperature is rising and school is beginning to wrap up. That can only mean one thing: the 2022 Women’s College World Series is on the horizon. Last year’s winner of the NCAA Division I softball championship, Oklahoma, looks poised for another deep run in the tournament. The Sooners enter …

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Michigan softball wins NCAA tournament opener, 2-1, over SDSU

Michigan softball wins NCAA tournament opener, 2-1, over SDSU

Lexie Blair’s two-run single in the fifth inning proved to be the difference as Michigan softball defeated South Dakota State, 2-1, in the opener of the NCAA tournament regional play in Orlando, Florida. Alex Storako allowed a run on three hits and three walks over 6⅔ innings, striking out three for UM (37-16). Meghan Beaubien …

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Reusse: After a year in DI, St.  Thomas athletics can say: Just wait

Reusse: After a year in DI, St. Thomas athletics can say: Just wait

The 2020-21 sports calendar in NCAA Division III athletics was blown up by COVID-19 to the point very few teams played football, and there were no hockey or basketball tournaments. Tournament play was restored for spring. The St. Thomas softball team finished fourth in the MIAC, then won the conference playoff, an NCAA regional and …

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