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NEW YORK: Aroldis Chapman sprinted in from the bullpen beyond center field and onto the mound for the ninth inning on Monday night, with flames lighting up the horseshoe-shaped LED board and sirens wailing from the Yankee Stadium speakers. He had returned to the New York Yankees after being absent for over a month, and it was by no means inconspicuous.

Mike Vorkunov wrote this (Special for USA TODAY Sports).
Publish date: May 9, 2016, 8:58 PM EDT

Updated on May 10, 2016, at 3:26 AM EDT on Facebook
NEW YORK: Aroldis Chapman sprinted in from the bullpen beyond center field and onto the mound for the ninth inning on Monday night, with flames lighting up the horseshoe-shaped LED board and sirens wailing from the Yankee Stadium speakers. Following additional
At the age of 75, renowned political analyst and journalist Cokie Roberts passed away.

Over the course of her decades-long career, Roberts garnered numerous accolades, including three Emmys. She was named one of the 50 greatest women in broadcast history by American Women in Radio and Television, and she was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. The Library of Congress designated her as a “Living Legend” in 2008.

Roberts, whose real name is Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs, claimed that her older brother gave her the nickname “Cokie” because he couldn’t pronounce Corinne correctly. She has remembered the name ever since.

“Cokie Roberts will be sorely missed,” ABC News President James Goldston stated. “Cokie’s compassion, friendliness, and
Since the end of spring training, Chapman had been a mere memory for the team. He stayed rooted in Tampa when they plummeted to the bottom of the American League East rankings. As the first player punished by Commissioner Rob Manfred for breaking the sport’s domestic violence policy, he earned a 30-game suspension from Major League Baseball, leaving a team known for its formidable bullpen without the hardest-throwing arm in the game.

And here he was, playing in a regular season game for the first time since being acquired from the Cincinnati Reds in December, sporting Yankee pinstripes. Dellin Betances gambled in the bullpen over the strength of Chapman’s toss, while his manager stared at the radar gun from the bench.
Royals manager Ned Yost stated, “I know how tough it is against us so I would imagine it would be exactly the same against them, especially with Chapman coming back.” Andrew Miller is outstanding, Betances was an All-Star last season, and with Chapman returning, you better have a lead by the sixth inning or it’s going to be a dog fight.

For the Yankees, though, figuring out how to use Chapman and their bullpen is just one aspect of the situation. He must now be welcomed back onto the team by the organization that purchased him while he was already the subject of legal investigation. Although Girardi presents it as a straightforward procedure, it is unclear how Chapman will be regarded in the baseball community.

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