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Stuart Miller / Mercury News:
How does Zendaya tennis film ‘Challengers’ rank with other Hollywood love matches  —  To achieve greatness, the movie needs to provide genuine excitement and realistic drama on the court.  —  “Challengers,” a sexy tennis love triangle from acclaimed director Luca Guadagnino and budding superstar Zendaya …
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Ryan Phillips / Sports Illustrated:
Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt Doubles Down on Aaron Boone Ejection Debacle  —  Wendelstedt refuses to admit he ejected Boone for something a fan said. … Hunter Wendelstedt refuses to admit he was wrong.  After ejecting New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone by mistake on Monday …
Anthony Franco / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers, Johnny Cueto Agree To Minor League Deal  —  The Rangers have reached an agreement with veteran starter Johnny Cueto, reports Jon Heyman of the New York Post (X link).  It's a minor league deal, tweets Robert Murray of FanSided.  Cueto is represented by Primo Sports Group.
MLB Trade Rumors:
Giants Place Blake Snell On Injured List Due To Adductor Strain  —  The Giants scratched Blake Snell from his scheduled start today and will place the reigning NL Cy Young winner on the 15-day injured list with a left adductor strain, retroactive to April 23, per a team announcement.
Theo Mackie / Arizona Republic:
Merrill Kelly heads to injured list as Diamondbacks' health woes continue  —  ST. LOUIS — The Arizona Diamondbacks added to their growing injured list with perhaps the most impactful injury yet.  Merrill Kelly, the club's reliable front-line starter, was placed on the 15-day IL with a teres major strain in his right shoulder.
The Athletic:
What are the Top 10 front offices in MLB?  Here's how 40 executives voted  —  In 2018, Major League Baseball unveiled its Executive of the Year Award.  The honor tends to go to the chief baseball officer of a team that exceeded expectations in a given season.
Jorge Castillo / ESPN:
Yankees' DJ LeMahieu exits 1st rehab game early with sore foot  —  NEW YORK — DJ LeMahieu's return to the New York Yankees from a fractured right foot encountered a setback Tuesday night.  —  The veteran infielder exited the first game of his rehab assignment with soreness in the foot, the Yankees announced.
Jason Moser / Buffalo Hockey Now:
Lindy Ruff Named Next Sabres Head Coach  —  The Buffalo Sabres named Lindy Ruff their next head coach, the team has announced.  The news comes shortly after general manager Kevyn Adams fired Don Granato last week and announced he was seeking an experienced head coach.
Matt Fisher / WFAA-TV:
Rangers none the worse for wear following lengthy road trip  —  However, despite losing the series, Texas claiming the finale to avoid being swept allowed them to finish the road trip 5-5.  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — To say the Texas Rangers looked ready for a day off by the end of this stretch …
Eva Geitheim / Sports Illustrated:
Padres Star Heads to Paternity List  —  The San Diego Padres announced that Manny Machado has been placed on the paternity list, meaning he'll be missing the Padres next few games for the birth of his child.  Manny and his wife, Yainee, are expecting their first child, and Manny will take a few games off to be there for the birth.
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Carlos Collazo / Baseball America:
MLB Mock Draft 2024 Version 2.0: Updated Picks For Every Team  —  Welcome to MLB Mock Draft V 2.0 and our second in-season mock draft of the 2024 class.  —  The college season is more than halfway finished and the draft itself is roughly three months away.
ESPN:
Ohtani breaks Matsui's home run record, Dodgers rout Mets 10-0 to end LA's skid, NY's win streak  —  LOS ANGELES — Shohei Ohtani broke Hideki Matsui's major league record for homers by a Japanese-born player with a huge two-run shot in the third inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped …
 
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