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Miami Marlins parting with president Michael Hill – ESPN

Michael HIll, who has been with the Marlins since 2002 and has been president of the team since 2013, will not be back in 2021, CEO Derek Jeter said.

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MIAMI — Miami Marlins executive Michael Hill’s 19-season tenure with the franchise has ended.
Hill was president of baseball operations for the past six years and provided continuity after a 2017 change in ownership, but his contract expired and he will not be back next season, CEO Derek Jeter said Sunday.
Hill joined the Marlins’ front office in 2002, and the next year they won the World Series. But this year’s 31-29 finish was their first above .500 since 2009, and they made the playoffs fo…

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Wisconsin vs. Illinois score: Graham Mertz has breakout performance as No. 14 Badgers roll in Big Ten opener – CBSSports.com

The redshirt freshman Mertz threw five touchdown passes as Wisconsin exacted revenge for last season’s upset

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A year after squandering a 13-point second-half lead to Illinois in a stunning loss last season, No. 14 Wisconsin secured revenge in convincing fashion with a 45-7 victory over the Fighting Illini on Friday night in the first Big Ten football game of the season. Led by a nearly perfect effort from redshirt freshman quarterback Graham Mertz, the Badgers dominated the game in all facets.
Mertz tied a school record by completing 17 straight passes as he became the first Wisconsin freshman to start…

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Walker Buehler first with 10 K’s in 6 innings of World Series – ESPN

Walker Buehler became the first pitcher in World Series history to record double-digit strikeouts in six innings, and the Dodgers overwhelmed Tampa Bay to pull…

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Every start he makes, every time he dominates, Walker Buehler burnishes a resume that’s beginning to resemble those of the best postseason pitchers ever. All he did in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday was bolster his case.
Buehler became the first pitcher in World Series history to record double-digit strikeouts in six innings, and his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates used big bats and small ball to overwhelm the Tampa Bay Rays in a 6-2 victory that left the Dodgers two wins…

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Alabama Crimson Tide’s Nick Saban concedes defense is no longer key to victory – ESPN

Even though he doesn’t like it, Alabama football coach Nick Saban conceded Friday that a good defense no longer regularly beats a good offense in the college football…

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Alabama coach Nick Saban has finally relented, albeit reluctantly. He said college football has officially become an offensive game.
“It used to be that good defense beats good offense. Good defense doesn’t beat good offense anymore,” Saban told ESPN on Friday. “It’s just like last week. Georgia has as good a defense as we do an offense, and we scored 41 points on them

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