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Kevin Cash is tired of questions about Rays' payroll

  Kevin Cash is tired of questions about Rays' payroll Those associated with the Rays are often asked how they manage to maintain their level of success despite the lack of spending. It’s a question that manager Kevin Cash has had enough of. “The question gets old, because the results have been there,” Cash said, via Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. “It p-sses me off when people ask that.”The Rays are certainly more willing to employ certain approaches than other teams have been. They have consistently traded star players for strong returns instead of handing out big long-term deals to their best players.

Game on.

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No show seemingly has more lives than The Game, which began as a 2006 backdoor pilot on UPN's Girlfriends, only to then run for three seasons on the CW, before being canceled and then revived shortly thereafter by BET for six more seasons. Now, more than six years after the finale, EW has the exclusive first look at Paramount+'s revival series.

Set in the world of professional football, The Game follows the lives of the players and their families. Original stars Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez will reprise their roles as powerhouse mother and son duo Tasha Mack and Malik Wright, while fellow alums Brittany Daniel, Cody Bell, and Pooch Hall are also returning in some capacity.

Padres chairman: GM A.J. Preller's job is safe

  Padres chairman: GM A.J. Preller's job is safe It was just eight months ago that the Padres extended Preller’s contract through the 2026 season and added the PBO designation to his title. The Padres, of course, are looking for a new manager after firing second-year skipper Jayce Tingler on Wednesday.  Last year, Tingler led the Friars to their first playoff appearance since 2006 and first postseason series win since 1998.  But the club’s second-half collapse in 2021, along with reports of tensions in the clubhouse, led to his dismissal.

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New additions include Adriyan Rae (Chicago Fire) as Brittany Pitts, the daughter of Jason and Kelly Pitts; Vaughn Hebron (Tyler Perry's The Oval) as Jamison Fields, an undrafted free agent; Analisa Velez (Sneaky Pete) as Raquel Navarro, Brittany's best friend; Toby Sandeman (Power Book III: Raising Kanan), as Garret Evans, the top football player in the league; and Tim Daly (Madam Secretary) as Col. Ulysses S. Thatcher, a self-made billionaire.

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Here's the revival's official logline: "Relocating from San Diego to Sin City, The Game returns with a mix of new players and original cast to offer a modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football. The team will tackle racism, sexism, classism and more as they fight for fame, fortune, respect, and love — all while trying to maintain their souls as they each play The Game."

Blue Jays tried to acquire Jose Ramirez, Robbie Grossman at deadline

  Blue Jays tried to acquire Jose Ramirez, Robbie Grossman at deadline In the end, the Blue Jays stuck to added pitching at the deadline.This comment came within the context of a discussion he had with general manager Ross Atkins about the lack of diversity in the Blue Jays’ lineup this season.

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Original show creator Mara Brock Akil returns as producer alongside showrunner Devon Greggory, Salim Akil, Tom Russo, and Kelsey Grammer.

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The 10-episode first season of the new series will stream exclusively on Paramount+ starting Nov. 11. See EW's exclusive photos above.

Red Sox announcers were salty over Randy Arozarena's celebration

  Red Sox announcers were salty over Randy Arozarena's celebration Red Sox radio announcers Joe Castiglione and Will Flemming gave a description of Arozarena’s celebration and did not seem too thrilled. “He didn’t move for about five seconds after hitting it,” Flemming noted.The two did have a chuckle and admitted they support players having fun. But they did point out how far Arozarena took it.When it comes to celebrating big hits, it could be a lot worse.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.

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Blue Jays deny Mets' request to interview Mark Shapiro .
Blue Jays ownership recently denied the Mets’ request to interview Toronto president/CEO Mark Shapiro as part of New York’s ongoing front office search.A Shapiro pursuit would’ve always been a longshot, not too dissimilar from New York’s earlier unsuccessful runs at A’s executive vice president Billy Beane and Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns. Shapiro has paired with general manager Ross Atkins to run baseball operations for the Jays since 2015, and he inked a five-year contract extension this January.

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