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Miami Marlins Looking For 11th Straight Win

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#GoMarlins! Let’s take a break from the insistent #LebronWatch! He’ll make a decision when HE IS ready! Let’s move it, people!

Originally posted on CBS Miami:

MIAMI (AP) — Henderson Alvarez’s outstanding stretch has already put him in the Miami Marlins’ record books, but it’s not sending him to the All-Star game.

The Marlins are looking for an 11th straight win with Alvarez on the mound as he attempts to continue his dominance of the New York Mets in the opener of a three-game set at Citi Field on Friday night.

Alvarez (6-3, 2.27 ERA) is fourth in the NL in ERA, including a 1.04 mark over his last nine outings while going 4-0. His last 10 starts have ended in Marlins victories, the longest active streak in the majors and a team record.

“I’ve always wanted to be a leader,” the 24-year-old right-hander said through a translator. “I’m just focused on being a pitcher.”

Despite his tremendous run, Alvarez was snubbed for his first All-Star appearance. However, he’ll likely be an option as a replacement…

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Miami Marlins On The Road Against The Phillies

Originally posted on CBS Miami:

MIAMI (AP) – With Cole Hamels on the mound, the reeling Philadelphia Phillies should at least believe they have a solid chance to end their latest skid.

The left-hander looks for another strong outing while trying to help the visiting Phillies avoid matching a season high with their sixth straight defeat Wednesday night against the Miami Marlins.

Philadelphia’s Marlon Byrd and Cody Asche hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning to tie the score Tuesday, but Ed Lucas delivered a run-scoring single in the 11th to help Miami (40-43) snap a four-game skid with a 5-4 victory.

While the Marlins hope they are back on track, the Phillies (36-47) have totaled 12 runs during their five-game losing streak. Philadelphia dropped six in a row May 31-June 5.

“It just seems like the games we’re close to, we just don’t win them,” starter A.J. Burnett said. “We’ve been in spots to…

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Serena Williams Posts Restful Instagram Photo after Wimbledon Withdrawal

lboogie81:

She DID NOT retire!! She just withdrew for this year’s Wimbledon but she promises to return NEXT YEAR!

Originally posted on For The Win:

One day after appearing disoriented during a doubles match, Serena Williams posted a picture to Instagram to show she’s resting up after her bizarre Wimbledon retirement.

It’s a telling piece of propaganda after Tuesday’s peculiar incident. Though her coach said he didn’t know Serena’s whereabouts and her half-sister told USA TODAY Sports’ Doug Robson that Serena didn’t appear ill before the match, the world No. 1 said she her inability to hit a ball was due to a “bug that just got the best of me.” The picture of her covered by a blanket, in front of her MacBook and iPhone, with a Gatorade water bottle sitting nearby, is a tacit follow-up to that statement.

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Five Things To Know About The Miami Heat Offseason

Originally posted on CBS Miami:

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James headed to the Bahamas on vacation, Chris Bosh is on a world tour with his family and Dwyane Wade posted a photo of a new backpack suggesting he was ready for some offseason getaways as well.

So we know Miami’s “Big 3″ are going places.

Where those guys will be when training camp opens in September, well, that’s the story of the NBA offseason — and the next chapter could start to be unveiled during Thursday’s night draft. And here’s five things to know as the Heat get ready for the summer that will shape the direction of the franchise:

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DRAFT NIGHT: Thursday’s draft might provide some clues.

If the Heat take a point guard, that might be a sign that free agent Mario Chalmers is expendable. If they take a big man, perhaps that indicates that James won’t be asked to post up…

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