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The Insider: Kershaw feels no pain

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Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw appears ready for a rehab assignment after hurling a 51-pitch simulated game on Sunday.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner did not report any problems following the workout. Kershaw has been on the disabled list with an upper back problem.

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A source told the Los Angeles Times that Kershaw could rejoin the Dodgers on their next road trip, which is from April 29 through May 7.

The left hander reached 90 miles per hour during Sunday’s effort, according to manager Don Mattingly.

Kershaw had been scheduled to throw only two innings, but was allowed to pitch a third inning. It was his first time throwing without restrictions since his Opening Day start in Australia nearly one month ago.

Kershaw threw all his pitches without pain, and completed his normal meticulous 34-pitch pregame ritual.

‘Hurricane’ Carter dies

Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial, died on Sunday at the age of 76, according to his friend and caretaker John Artis.

Carter, considered a folk hero by many and immortalized in film and song, had been battling prostate cancer for nearly three years, Artis said. He died at home in Toronto, where he had been living since he was released from prison in 1985.

Once a middleweight boxer who earned a world title fight in 1964, Carter is more well-known for the turn his life took after he was arrested for a triple homicide in 1966.

That arrest, his imprisonment and the ultimately successful battle to free him are immortalized in the 1975 Bob Dylan song “Hurricane” and the 1999 film of the same name, which starred Denzel Washington as Carter.

— Reuters Reports

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