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Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman out again with back issues

WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Texas Rangers, as the leading hitter in the majors is dealing with back issues. It is the third time in four games that Zimmerman, 32, has not been in the starting lineup. The starting first baseman on Sunday for the Nationals was Adam …

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Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis questionable for Game 6

Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis, who played less than 11 minutes before suffering an upper-body injury in Thursday night’s 6-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, was on the ice skating alone in the morning ahead of Sunday night’s Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. Facing elimination, the Predators are hoping Ellis will be able to play after he sustained …

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Nomar Mazara line drive nearly decapitates Texas Rangers, hits hole in dugout

June 11 (UPI) — Nomar Mazara had some wicked speed on a foul line drive Saturday. The Texas Rangers left fielder even knocked a hole in a dugout wall. Mazara was at the plate in the seventh inning when he took a big hack at a Matt Albers offering. The Washington Nationals lefty tossed in the pitch, which went left …

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