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Dodgers prez: Had my eye on Betts ‘a long time’

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said his admiration of Mookie Betts “goes back a long time,” and he hopes the newly acquired star stays in L.A. beyond 2020.

Raptors ‘zombie’-like as win streak ends at 15

The Nets had an answer for every Raptors rally Wednesday night and ended Toronto’s 15-game winning streak in a 101-91 victory that had guard Kyle Lowry comparing his team’s effort to that of “walking zombies.”

Lillard (groin strain) will sit out All-Star Weekend

Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard said he will skip All-Star Weekend after suffering a right groin strain on a drive to the basket during Portland’s 111-104 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.

Boone: Astros angst remains, trying to ‘move on’

Yankees manager Aaron Boone says it’s a good thing that his players are expressing their frustration and disappointment about how they may have been impacted by the Astros’ illicit sign-stealing in 2017.

U.S. Soccer accused of telling ‘false’ story on pay

The union representing the players on the U.S. men’s national team issued a strong statement in support of their counterparts on the U.S. women’s national team, accusing the U.S. Soccer Federation of engaging in a “false narrative” surrounding the women’s pursuit of equal pay.