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Added September 8th, 2015 by Ian

NY Mets’ Matt Harvey commits to pitching in playoffs

Even though he recently underwent Tommy John surgery and has been given an innings-pitched quota this year, New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has announced that he’ll pitch in the postseason if the MLB team makes it. Mets’ fans went off the rails when they found put about Harvey’s limit on the number of innings pitched this year and when he wouldn’t confirm whether or not he’d keep playing in the playoffs. He confirmed that his surgeon told him that he shouldn’t pitch more than 185 innings in 2015 in case he does more damage to his arm.

Harvey underwent the surgery back in 2013 and this is his first full season back in action after the arm operation. Scott Boras, who is Harvey’s agent, recently told the press that the Mets will need to shut his client down once he reaches his pitching limit. However, the Mets said the quota isn’t written in stone and is just a rough estimation. Boras said Harvey’s putting his long-term health in danger if he continues to pitch over the suggested limit this year.

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Added September 8th, 2015 by Ian

Pro boxer finally snaps 51-fight losing streak

A British professional boxer named Robin Deakin finally put a halt to his record of 51 straight defeats. The boxer, known as ‘Rockin’ Robin, is also known as the worst boxer in the nation. However, he finally lifted his record to 2-51 last week when he beat Deniss Kornilovs of Latvia by a four-round decision by a score of 46-43. It was just Deakin’s second career win. His first victory came back in his pro debut in October of 2006, meaning he went close to a decade between wins. Deakin has been so bad at the sport; it prompted the British Boxing Board of Control to take away his boxing license as they feared for his safety.

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Added September 8th, 2015 by Ian

Italian soccer league introduces green card scheme

The referees’ cards will resemble traffic lights this season in the Italian Serie B. The second tier of Italian football recently announced it will be issuing green cards to go along with the existing yellows and reds. The cards are reportedly virtual in nature so fans won’t see referees actually brandishing them on the pitch. The green cards have been introduced as a way to reward fair play on the pitch. Andrea Abodi, the president of the league told the media on September 4th, “We need to provide good examples because clearly they’re lacking lately.”

The green virtual green cards are awarded after the match officials get together after games and decide which players should be rewarded. The award can go to players on the field, those on the bench and even to a club’s manager. Abodi said the decision is completely up to the officials, but a player or manager must have t perform an extraordinary act of sportsmanship to be awarded a card, not just an ordinary act of sportsmanship. However, the way football’s played these days we could go the entire season without seeing anybody awarded one of these green cards.

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Added September 1st, 2015 by Ian

Baseball fan falls to death at stadium while jeering A-Rod

According to police reports, a 60-year-old Atlanta Braves fan fell to his death during a game at Turner Field on August 30th. Gregory Murrey fell from the upper deck of the ball park during the Braves vs New York Yankees as controversial star Alex Rodriguez was coming up to the plate for New York. Some fans said the man moved toward the railing at the stadium to jeer Rodriguez. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office later identified the victim as Murrey, who hails from the community of Alpharetta.

Murrey’s family released a press statement following the incident which read, “Gregory “Ace” Murrey was a husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend to many. He dearly loved his family, Atlanta, and the Atlanta Braves. Greg was a season ticket holder with the same seats for 23 years. The night Greg passed away, he was doing one of his favorite things – watching the Braves.”

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