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Blue Jays sign utilityman Steve Pearce

Encarnacion hit at least 34 home runs with 98 RBIs over each of the past five seasons. After all, fandom isn't built around rational objectivity, but emotional subjectivity. He had a tremendous season for the World Series champion Chicago Cubs, posting an.840 OPS with 13 home runs, but looks to be on the way out as the Cubs already have a surplus of outfield talent. Read More

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Murray downs Djokovic in straight sets to win ATP Masters

Murray downs Djokovic in straight sets to win ATP Masters

The two continued to trade games until Murray led 4-3, going on to break the Serb before holding his own effort to wrap up the first set. Coming into this final after a nerve-jangling semifinal win over Milos Raonic, Murray was expected to be given a really hard fight by Djokovic, and while there were a few signs of a possible classic here and there, in the end, the Scot showed why he deserves to be called the best player in the world at the moment. Read More

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Nine Dead in Fire at Oakland Warehouse

A day later, the maze of debris and devastation was complicating efforts to extract the bodies . Crews had to fight the blaze from outside because it was too hot and too intense for firefighters to go inside the building, she said. It broke out about 11:30 p.m. Friday. Mayor Libby Schaaf said the building was designated for use as a warehouse only. The building was still smoldering at midday Saturday. Read More

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Rosberg wins his first Formula One world title

Mercedes' celebrations over Nico Rosberg's first world title have been overshadowed by "anarchy" between the world champion and Lewis Hamilton . While some condemned Hamilton's strategy in slowing the race, in a failed bid to help others catch and pass Rosberg who needed to finish on the podium to become champion, others applauded him for transforming what could have been a processional one-two into a tense spectacle. Read More

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Sean White to reportedly return for Auburn's bowl game

Howard said of the undefeated regualar-season record. He picked up 10 more yards before Hurts took the drive over with his legs, capping the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. The Gamecocks (6-6) were little more than a speed bump on that road that Clemson got past quickly, jumping out to a 21-0 lead in the opening quarter and cruising to a third consecutive victory. Read More

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Patriots' Alan Branch wins appeal of four-game suspension

Patriots' Alan Branch wins appeal of four-game suspension

This is a major victory for the Patriots because Branch has played at a Pro Bowl level this season as one of the team's most consistent defensive players. The New England Patriots' defensive line received a huge boost Saturday. He has recorded 39 tackles and one sack, and has been a big forced for the Patriots on early downs and non-passing situations. Read More

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LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed

In addition to having a balanced revenue and cost for a net position of $0, the budget released Friday also includes a $491.9 million contingency fund that covers 10.2 percent of the Games' cost. The budget was submitted to the accounting firm KPMG to independently evaluate it and the city will publicly file the KPMG analysis Friday as part of its "commitment to transparency during the bid process", LA 2024 said. Read More

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Porzingis, Knicks outlast Towns, Wolves 106-104

They're both tall Europeans with fun names and nice 3-point strokes, so the comparison has merit. "I look at myself first". This isn't enough to tempt the Knicks to unload their star player so that they would pass on this offer. There is a huge obsession among the media for declaring each franchise as somebody's "team", which usually indicates the best player. I could be wrong, of course, and Melo could start pumping out more performances like the one he had on Thanksgiving against the ... Read More

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Porzingis, Knicks outlast Towns, Wolves 106-104

They're both tall Europeans with fun names and nice 3-point strokes, so the comparison has merit. "I look at myself first". This isn't enough to tempt the Knicks to unload their star player so that they would pass on this offer. There is a huge obsession among the media for declaring each franchise as somebody's "team", which usually indicates the best player. I could be wrong, of course, and Melo could start pumping out more performances like the one he had on Thanksgiving against the ... Read More

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Cespedes, Mets agree to $110M, 4-year contract

Cespedes, Mets agree to $110M, 4-year contract

Sure the market for the best dingerers is an expensive market, but if the Mets don't want to waste their cost-controlled pitchers, they need help scoring runs now and Cespedes certainly does that. His contract , which pays him $13 million in 2017 on a team option that the Mets recently picked up, does not fit as easily in NY now. They can now focus on complementary moves to bolster their bench and bullpen. Read More

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Mariners acquire right-handers Whalen, Povse from Braves

Mariners acquire right-handers Whalen, Povse from Braves

He spent the 2016 season with the Single-A Clinton LumberKings, batting.243 with 11 home runs and 55 RBI. Below is a short snippet submitted from baseball scouts reviewing talent within the organization. Whalen, 22, received his first five major league starts previous year, allowing a 18 earned runs and a dozen walks but also limiting opposing batters to twenty base hits while compiling a healthy 25 strikeouts. Read More

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Brewers sign Eric Thames to three-year deal, cut Chris Carter

Brewers sign Eric Thames to three-year deal, cut Chris Carter

Carter led the National League with 41 home runs this past season, his only one in Milwaukee. A power hitting left-handed bat, Eric Thames spent that last three years playing baseball in Korea. He also commended the newest Brewer on being willing to re-establish himself overseas and pave the way for another chance in the big leagues. "You always respect and admire someone who has gone through a journey like this", Counsell said. Read More

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No.13 IN upsets No.3 North Carolina

No.13 IN upsets No.3 North Carolina

He finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Yogi Ferrell's void wasn't evident in a big win over Kansas (also out in the Aloha State) to begin the year, as James Blackmon Jr. It's an atmosphere and scene I'd like to see repeated. Robert Johnson , now fully healthy, has taken the strongest step into the point guard role, leading the team in assist rate and eFG %. Read More

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Vikings' Adrian Peterson (knee, IR) ran sprints Tuesday

Vikings' Adrian Peterson (knee, IR) ran sprints Tuesday

He's probably ahead of schedule, I guess , I don't know". "I'm not in charge of the rehab", Zimmer said. The 31-year-old Peterson doesn't appear to be ready to return anytime soon. They each are battling ankle injuries. "He looked good", guard Alex Boone said. The hope, however, is that he'll be back with the team by the end of next month. Read More

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Kings perfectly troll 76ers because of court moisture

Kings perfectly troll 76ers because of court moisture

Unseasonably mild weather conditions in Philadelphia, coupled with the fact the floor is above the ice surface used by the NHL's Flyers, made conditions unplayable. Player safety should be considered first. "Smh (shake my head), @Sixers". More than an hour later, an announcement finally came that the game was postponed. Read More

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Tiger Woods says he's ready to compete but had doubts on return

Tiger Woods says he's ready to compete but had doubts on return

He's mixed in a Nike putter in recent years, but there's a lot of history with this Cameron. "But we will just have to wait and see as I don't know what my back is going to be doing but would I like to play a full schedule for the next decade plus?" It's almost 470 days since Woods last played in an event, with a tie for 10th in the Wyndham Championship back in August 2015 marking the last time we saw the Woods on the tees in a competitive outing. Read More

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