Daily Roundup: May 8

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May 8, 2019

Here’s a recap of the latest sports news:

  • When we last saw Mike Fiers at the Coliseum, the Toronto Blue Jays hit .500 against him and beat the Athletics 10-1. So Fiers, moved up in the rotation a day by manager Bob Melvin, was eager to erase that memory as well the bad feelings from a few other recent starts. He succeeded beyond his wildest dreams Tuesday night, beating the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 with the 13th no-hitter in franchise history, writes the East Bay Times‘ Jerry McDonald.
  • The Denver Post’s Kyle Fredrickson says the Colorado Avalanche tout All-Star credentials on the top line, but can they deliver against the San Jose Sharks in Game 7?
  • The Washington Post’s Kevin Blackistone writes, the most egregious error made at the Kentucky Derby was that the thoroughbreds were allowed to run in conditions that were deemed too dicey for competitions involving human competitors.
  • ESPN’s Vaughn McClure on the remarkable story of a Falcons rookie who chooses compassion over hate for his brother’s killer

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