They backed it up with a plus-136 run differential (a fairly absurd figure across just 60 games), and then in the postseason went 13-5 en route to winning the World Series for the first time since 1988.,Because of the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fans weren't permitted to attend MLB games last season until the very last rounds of the playoffs.,The plan right now is for fans to be in attendance at spring training games and regular season games, albeit in limited numbers and in accordance with local guidelines.,Last season, no fans attended any regular season Astros games even as they advanced as far as the ALCS, so they've yet to hear about their transgressions in the typical manner.,Last season, the Padres busted out in a big way, as they won at a .617 clip -- the best win percentage in franchise history -- and returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Terance Mann, center, shoots as Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro, left, and forward Jimmy Butler defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Los Angeles.,(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) read more

The Lakers have trailed after the last four first quarters, and they made dubious history Friday by becoming the third team in the past 20 seasons to make consecutive comebacks after trailing by 20 points.,They’ve also shot under 45% in the last three games in the first quarter, and against Memphis, they took only one shot at the rim in the first five minutes of the game (the Grizzlies had already taken nine shots in the paint).,There’s a departure here from the culture the Lakers established last season, when they were the wire-to-wire leaders in the Western Conference and smashed opponents in games even when they didn’t have James or Davis available.,But getting behind early also seems to engage some of the Lakers’ best players, including James, who started Friday’s game as ugly as anyone.,JAMES, KUZMA GET FLOP WARNINGS

The league officially warned James and Kuzma after both players flopped during Friday night’s game in plays involving Dillon Brooks. read more

Of all the aspects of the Ducks’ game that have gone haywire over the past few seasons, nothing has been as frustrating, as puzzling, as debilitating for the Ducks as their play while on the power play.,Since leading the NHL with a 23.1% success rate in 2015-16, the Ducks have gotten progressively worse on the power play.,Through the first 15 games of this season, the Ducks are 3 for 34 (8.8%), ranking 29th out of 31 teams going into Saturday’s games around the league.,The Ducks’ average of 1.93 goals per game was tied with Detroit for last in the NHL going into Saturday.,SCHEDULE CHANGE

The Ducks were originally scheduled to play the Sharks on Saturday in San Jose, but the game was moved to April 6 to accommodate the Sharks and the Golden Knights. read more

Lancaster Fisher Catholic dumped a victory shower on Lancaster Fairfield Christian 47-29 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.,Last season, Lancaster Fisher Catholic and Lancaster Fairfield Christian faced off on January 17, 2020 at Lancaster Fisher Catholic High School.,Recently on February 5 , Lancaster Fairfield Christian squared up on Grove City Christian in a basketball game .,It's required reading for high school sports fans.,This news brief was powered by ScoreStream and Lede AI, the world leaders in fan-driven sports results and automated high school sports coverage.

He is described as an immensely gifted, hard-working and compassionate Grade 12 student-athlete at Penticton Secondary School,

Panghli, who is 16 years old, is the younger of two children in a close-knit, community-minded family.,My job is to instill confidence, compassion, and knowledge and yet I feel – in teaching Manny – that I too have been enriched,” Pen High English teacher Wayne Kuechle said. read more

Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur and Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay say their friendship and shared history shouldn’t have much of an impact on their teams’ upcoming NFC divisional playoff matchup.,LaFleur was the Rams’ offensive coordinator in 2017 during the first year of McVay’s head coaching tenure after they spent four seasons as assistants on Mike Shanahan’s Washington staff.,LaFleur says he learned his lesson as a first-year head coach last season matching up twice with the San Francisco 49ers, whose staff included his younger brother Mike as passing game coordinator.,McVay credits his time working on Mike Shanahan’s staff with LaFleur and the Shanahans for helping mold him into the coach he is now.,After Mike Shanahan was fired at the close of a 3-13 season in 2013, McVay remained at Washington as part of Jay Gruden’s staff while LaFleur spent a year as Notre Dame’s quarterbacks coach before heading to Atlanta.

While championship banners hang on the walls of East Catholic High School’s gymnasium, its basketball court has been quiet for months.,“I’m more grateful as a coach,” said Hand High School hockey coach Brian Gonsalves.,During this abbreviated season all participants, coaches, and officials will require a mask that must be worn at all times, including during active play.,The CIAC Board of Controls approved a plan for the winter sports season on Thursday.,Ellington High school coach Adam Zylberman said he’s encouraged by the news, after presuming the season would be canceled completely.

He is described as an immensely gifted, hard-working and compassionate Grade 12 student-athlete at Penticton Secondary School,

Panghli, who is 16 years old, is the younger of two children in a close-knit, community-minded family.,My job is to instill confidence, compassion, and knowledge and yet I feel – in teaching Manny – that I too have been enriched,” Pen High English teacher Wayne Kuechle said. read more