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P.J. Fleck thrilled about Big Ten restart, but Gophers won’t have Rashod Bateman – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Coach P.J. Fleck said his first text message after the Big Ten’s announcement came from Rashod Bateman, the star receiver who won’t play to prepare for the NFL …

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Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols passes Willie Mays on all-time home run list – ESPN

Angels slugger Albert Pujols homered twice to pass Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list in a 6-2 win over the Rangers on Friday night.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Albert Pujols needed nearly five weeks to tie Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list. It took only five days for the Los Angeles Angels slugger to pass him.
Pujols hit No. 661 in the fifth inning on Friday night against the Texas Rangers to break the tie with Mays, then connected again in his next at-bat in the 6-2 victory.
“I knew that whenever it happens, whether it was going to be this year or next year, it was going to happen,” he said. “I definitely wa…

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UPDATE: Steele’s flight north called off, doubt on sore Pie’s future – AFL

Steele Sidebottom won’t head to Queensland after all but Tom Langdon faces a call on his future

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COLLINGWOOD midfielder Steele Sidebottom won’t play any part in the Pies’ final campaign after the complexity of quarantine and finals fixturing made his planned trip north too difficult.
Sidebottom’s partner Alisha gave birth to their daughter Matilda last Saturday night and coach Nathan Buckley told reporters on Saturday morning that the three of them had planned to rejoin the Magpies in Queensland. 
But only a few hours later, those plans were called off after discussions with the AFL and Q…

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‘Things didn’t quite go to plan’: Veteran Giant announces retirement from AFL – Fox Sports

Veteran ruckman Sam Jacobs has called time on his career, ending his contract a year early to retire from the game after over 200 matches across three clubs.

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Jacobs and the Giants on Saturday confirmed the big man had decided he wouldnt play on in 2021, despite being contracted for next year.
It means Jacobs career games tally finishes at 208 across 14 seasons with Carlton, Adelaide and the Giants.
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Jacobs was traded from the Crows to the Giants a…

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