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Cavs claim guard Shaun Livingston

Cavs claim guard Shaun Livingston

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cavaliers claimed guard Shaun Livingston on waivers from Washington.

To make room on their roster, the Cavs waived guard Donald Sloan, who appeared in 20 games for Cleveland this season.

Livingston made four starts for the Wizards this season. He was waived on Sunday by Washington and the Cavs had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to claim him. He averaged 3.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 17 games. The 6-footer has appeared in 341 career NBA games.

Sloan has appeared in 53 games - 11 starts - for Cleveland, which signed him from the Development League in March.

The Cavs play at Washington on Wednesday night. They'll be without center Anderson Varejao, the league's top rebounder, who will miss his fourth straight game with a bruised right knee.

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Orioles Twitter celebrates sweep of Phillies in emphatic fashion

Orioles Twitter celebrates sweep of Phillies in emphatic fashion

The Baltimore Orioles pulled off a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies with an 11-4 drubbing on Thursday. The team, which was expected to suffer through another year of rebuilding and poor results, is off to a surprising 10-7 start.

With the early success, Twitter users got the opportunity to do something they haven't been able to do much of as of late: brag and troll. And boy, did they ever.

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The Orioles team account made sure everyone knew exactly what just went down in Philadelphia, and outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. once again made a joke about the team's low expectations.

Of course, old takes had to be exposed and jokes about the cardboard fans almost wrote themselves.

Baltimore will ride its hot streak into a weekend series with the Washington Nationals, a team they just beat twice and nearly swept if it wasn't for a tarp malfunction. Though the Nationals are the defending champions, the confidence within the Orioles and their fans is not wavering.

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Phillies analyst calls team 'lifeless' following Orioles series sweep

Phillies analyst calls team 'lifeless' following Orioles series sweep

Tuesday saw the Baltimore Orioles take down the Philadelphia Phillies 10-9 in extra innings in the first game of a three-game set. The loss for Philadelphia could largely be pinned on some bad defensive-lapses in the field.

Following the result, NBC Sports Philadelphia analyst Ricky Bottalico let the Phillies know just how disappointing their play on the field was

“I thought this game was an embarrassment to baseball. I felt like the Bad News Bears-type stuff today," Bottalico said.

On Thursday, Baltimore completed the sweep with an 11-4 drubbing. So, of course, Bottalico had some more words for Philadelphia. The team went from an "embarrassment" to "lifeless."

"Watching this game, I saw a lifeless Phillies team," Bottalico said. "Coming into a game where you're playing the Baltimore Orioles and the Orioles had just beaten you up two games in a row, you would have thought there would be some fight back."

Bottalico specifically took issue with the Phillies bullpen, which has consistently struggled throughout the 2020 season.

"If I was out there and I was in this bullpen and I wasn't pitching well right now, I would be scared to death to walk into that clubhouse every day after the game," Bottalico said.

Coming into the 2020 season, the Phillies were expected to contend for the playoffs while the Orioles struggled through another year of rebuilding. For at least three days in August, the roles were reversed. 

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