Heather Hardy, in some ways, understands the monumental task Conor McGregor has taken on in his fight against Floyd Mayweather. Hardy, a 35-year-old fighter from Brooklyn, went 20-0 in her professional boxing career, then decided to follow the money and train as an MMA fighter. In Hardy's MMA debut in 2017, she knocked out Alice Yauger at Bellator 180, making the transition as successfully as one could.
The Texas Rangers third baseman was tossed from Wednesday’s 22-10 loss to the Miami Marlins, not for arguing balls and strikes, and certainly not for charging the pitcher’s mound. Instead, Beltre was ejected by second base umpire Gerry Davis when he physically moved the on-deck circle, rather than following instructions to get back in the on-deck circle. The game was already decided at that point, yet Beltre appeared to be in a playful mood.
National writers and pundits seemed to be impressed with the Os four-game sweep over Texas. Joel Reuter must have really liked that sweep against Texas, as he lifts the Orioles six slots. Just when it looked like the O's were getting ready to sell, they pulled off the most poorly timed four game sweep in recent memory.