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Unvaccinated MLB players will not be allowed to play in Canada

The collective bargaining agreement that ended Major League Baseball’s 99-day lockout includes a new policy affecting players who are not vaccinated for COVID-19, sources say. A veteran player and an MLB executive tell SportsCenter 5’s Duke Castiglione that unvaccinated players are not be allowed to play in Canada and, under the new CBA, the unvaccinated players will not be paid or earn service time for those games. Other changes in the deal include allowing teams to have advertising on uniforms and helmets for the first time which could lead to a pitch clock and limits on defensive shifts in 2023.The agreement calls for the luxury tax threshold to rise from $210 million last year to $230 million this season and gradually to $242 million in 2026, a loosening for the biggest spenders such as the Yankees, Mets, Dodgers and Red Sox.The minimum salary rises from $570,500 to about $700,000 this … Read More

Every important play in Super Bowl LVI

The 2021 NFL season was the longest ever, and perhaps improbably, it also gave us perhaps the greatest postseason we’ve ever season. Game after game was decided in nail-biting fashion, and Super Bowl LVI was no exception.

The Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20, but it was never a sure thing until the end. The Rams shot out to a 13-3 lead, watched Joe Burrow and the Bengals mount comeback after comeback, got their defense together at the best possible time, and in the end, Cincinnati’s Achilles heel — an offensive line that could probably get blasted by a good SEC defensive front — turned things in L.A.’s favor.

It’s always good to look back at close games like this to see when and how things turned, especially when there were so many twists and turns. With that in mind, here are, in chronological order, all the

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Panther City loses, but gets a SportsCenter Top Play on ESPN

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Panther City Lacrosse Club’s Phil Caputo, right, and Nathan Grenon, left, celebrate a goal during their 15-12 loss to the Seals in San Diego Saturday night. (Photo courtesy Panther City Lacrosse Club)

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The Panther City Lacrosse Club is still searching for the franchise’s first win, but the team got its first Top Play on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

Playing its first game following a scheduled three-week break, Panther City faced a high-scoring San Diego Seals offense at Pechanga Arena Saturday night. Both teams’ regular goalies were scratches due to COVID-19 protocols, and the result was a high-scoring 15-12 Seals’ victory.

The loss leaves Panther City at 0-4, and just one of two National Lacrosse League (NLL) teams still searching for their first win. But the Fort Worth-based club got a victory, of sorts, when the team’s leading scorer found the back of the net

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Erik Spoelstra: Nikola Jokic’s Shove on Markieff Morris Was ‘Dangerous, Dirty Play’ | Bleacher Report

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Erik Spoelstra was not happy with Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic after Monday’s game.

Jokic knocked Markieff Morris to the ground with a blindside hit during the fourth quarter of Denver’s 113-96 victory over the Miami Heat. The Heat coach called it “a very dangerous and dirty play” and said the fact Morris had his back turned to Jokic made it even more troubling.

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Nikola Jokic clobbers Markieff Morris from behind late in the fourth quarter and things get intense. <a href=”https://t.co/v5PvTg6w0d”>pic.twitter.com/v5PvTg6w0d</a>

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“That was a very dangerous and dirty play.”<a href=”https://twitter.com/MiamiHEAT?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@MiamiHEAT</a> coach Erik Spoelstra doesn’t mince words as he reflects on Nikola Jokic’s cheap shot on Markieff Morris. <a href=”https://t.co/4sk7LB3p6H”>pic.twitter.com/4sk7LB3p6H</a>

“He’s moving around in the locker room right now,” Spoelstra told reporters when discussing Morris’ status. “We’ll do

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