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Manny Machado, Jurickson Profar help Padres beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Early Friday evening, San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin was telling the assembled media how “miserable” it was to spend a week watching his team while recovering from prostate surgery. That was before he watched San Francisco Giants fans throw things at his left fielder and before he watched his team blow …

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2021-22 NBA All-Defensive Teams: Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart, Rudy Gobert headline First Team

Earlier this month, Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart made history by becoming the first guard since Gary Payton in 1996 to be named Defensive Player of the Year. Now, Smart has followed that up with his third appearance on the NBA All-Defensive First Team. On Friday, prior to Game 2 of the Western Conference …

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