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Cubs sign Yu Darvish to 6-year, $126 million contract

The deal with Darvish came after the Cubs agreed to a minor league contract with Chris Gimenez, who regularly caught Darvish while they were in Texas and developed a trusted working relationship with the pitcher. He pitched in the NLDS, NLCS, and twice in the World Series . The move, first reported by The Athletic (and pending a physical exam), immediately solved the Cubs' biggest need - front-... [Full Article...]

Hope Solo says Athlete Council 'failed many' in US Soccer election

Hope Solo says Athlete Council 'failed many' in US Soccer election Cordeiro pulled away from Kathy Carter , who is on leave as president of Major League Soccer's marketing arm. Gulati decided not to seek re-election after the US men's national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after a surprise loss to Trinidad and Tobago on the final day of CONCACAF qualifying. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation throws flamboyant Olympic party despite scandals

Russian Federation throws flamboyant Olympic party despite scandals The International Olympic Committee (IOC) past year banned Russian Federation from Pyeongchang for what it called the "systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system at the 2014 Sochi Games. CAS secretary general Matthieu Reeb confirmed the verdict in Pyeongchang , but did not take any questions. "That's what I hope". The group of 47 who were turned away includes Victor Ahn, a short trac... [Full Article...]

Australia wins toss, will bowl 1st vs England in MCG T20

Australia wins toss, will bowl 1st vs England in MCG T20 Playing his first global match since the Ashes, Vince characteristically lived dangerously and could have been run out on several occasions as England appeared paralysed by their change of fortune since a decisive One-Day worldwide (ODI) triumph. [Full Article...]

West Brom to pick Rodriguez despite alleged racist abuse

West Brom to pick Rodriguez despite alleged racist abuse And the FA has now confirmed Rodriguez has been charged following an assessment of the incident. Pardew said at the time: "I know Jay well, and I'll be surprised if it is anything". When asked whether the accusation was in keeping with the character of the forward, Pardew added: "We are in that kind of world at the moment where everybody has to be so careful and even now talking about it I am ne... [Full Article...]

Carson Wentz reveals he's engaged following Eagles' Super Bowl win

Carson Wentz reveals he's engaged following Eagles' Super Bowl win Mark Hodermarsky emailed: "Foles quite deservedly earned the game's MVP, but the offensive line made all the difference in his success and the team's". Carson Wentz has had a pretty good last few days. Wentz did not come to the bottom-dwelling Cleveland Browns. Looks like a pretty romantic occasion, by quarterback standards anyway. [Full Article...]

Antonio Conte Insists He Is Committed to Chelsea as Firing Rumors Circulate

Antonio Conte Insists He Is Committed to Chelsea as Firing Rumors Circulate Morata, who joined Chelsea last summer for big money, has been out of action since the end of last month due to a niggling back injury and has missed their last four games in all competitions. 'We struggle to find the solution and to solve the pain in his back. I've been here before at this club. In this case we've had a poor result and for this reason we have to pay great attention. [Full Article...]

Billionaire physician Patrick Soon-Shiong buys Los Angeles Times

Billionaire physician Patrick Soon-Shiong buys Los Angeles Times The billionaire doctor who bought the Los Angeles Times says returning the newspaper to local ownership will give the paper a chance to preserve its mission and its independence. Both Levinsohn and D'Vorkin had short and controversial reins that lasted less than a year at the LA Times . After The Washington Post first reported a potential sale Tuesday, cheers spread through the Times ne... [Full Article...]

Q&A with Ted Ligety: Olympic Alpine skier talks medals, setbacks and Pyeongchang

Q&A with Ted Ligety: Olympic Alpine skier talks medals, setbacks and Pyeongchang Ahead of the opening ceremony, the South's President Moon Jae-in shook hands with Kim Yong Nam at a leaders' gathering in Pyeongchang , but Seoul's Blue House said US Vice President Mike Pence did not and left before the event ended. The Opening Ceremony also featured the viral Tongan flagbearer Pita Taufatofua from the Rio Olympics going shirtless again , the contingent from Bermuda wearing sho... [Full Article...]

Normal life affected in Kashmir on Guru's death anniversary

Normal life affected in Kashmir on Guru's death anniversary The JRL also in a statement condemned the imposition of curfew and restrictions, banning of Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid, arrest spree, nocturnal raids and other "oppressive" measures. Separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, under the banner of JLR, had called for a shutdown to protest Guru's hanging and to press for their demand for the return of ... [Full Article...]

Dananjaya strikes bundle Bangladesh out for 110

Dananjaya strikes bundle Bangladesh out for 110 It is common sense but cricket is a amusing game", Silva told reporters. We bowled them out for 100 and we wanted to get more than 300-plus runs (as a target) actually. "Anything can happen in cricket". Mustafizur Rahman was the most successful bowler with three wickets, while Taijul and Mehidy snapped up two wickets apiece. [Full Article...]

GM Bob Quinn, Lions Agree to Contract Extension

GM Bob Quinn, Lions Agree to Contract Extension In just two-plus years, they've installed a new weight room, overhauled the nutrition program, hired a new strength coach, changed uniforms - and now, he's changed coaches, replacing Jim Caldwell with Patricia. Detroit hopes paring the two former New England Patriots will provide stability for at least the next five years. Multiple reports suggest it is for five years. [Full Article...]

Johnson shares lead as McIlroy five-putts at Pebble Beach

Johnson shares lead as McIlroy five-putts at Pebble Beach Defending champion Jordan Spieth managed to get going, shooting a five-under 66 on Monterey Peninsula to be tied for 23rd. But plenty of serious golf business remains, including world number two Jon Rahm's bid to overtake Johnson atop the world rankings. [Full Article...]

Harbhajan Singh impressed with Chahal and Kuldeep's performance

Harbhajan Singh impressed with Chahal and Kuldeep's performance India registered biggest win margin against South Africa and South Africa's heaviest defeat in terms of runs at Cape Town. 100 runs later, South Africa were all-out with Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal taking four wickets apiece to take their combined series tally to 21 wickets at 9.05 and an economy of 3.63. [Full Article...]

Derrick Rose To Be Released By Utah Jazz

Derrick Rose To Be Released By Utah Jazz In addition to Cleveland acquiring Hood and Hill, it sends Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose to Utah as well as Iman Shumpert to the Kings . The trade is not complete until he passes his physical. The Utah Jazz invaded FedExForum on a 6 game winning streak Wednesday night. He wasn't getting much playing time. The Jazz tried to get Crowder in the offseason as part of a last-minute sign-and-trade... [Full Article...]

The Rays take the first step in finally getting a new stadium

The Rays take the first step in finally getting a new stadium Petersburg. The Rays announced during a press conference on Friday that they officially intend to move the team from their current St. Petersburg location to Ybor City , a neighborhood in Tampa, and shed the disgusting, worthless shell of Tropicana Field once and for all. [Full Article...]

Kemba Walker replaces Kristaps Porzingis in All-Star Game

Kemba Walker replaces Kristaps Porzingis in All-Star Game He also ranks ninth in the National Basketball Association in three-pointers made with 141. This season, Walker has averaged 22.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.1 steals in 35.0 minutes a game. He ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference in scoring and sixth among guards, trailing only Boston's Kyrie Irving among point guards. Either way, the Hornets' guard is as talented a player there i... [Full Article...]

Cleveland Cavaliers acquire Rodney Hood, George Hill in three-team deal

Cleveland Cavaliers acquire Rodney Hood, George Hill in three-team deal The Cavs struck numerous moves ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, including a three-team deal with the Jazz and Kings that will send guards Rodney Hood and George Hill to the Cavs. Johnson, meanwhile, has an expiring contract, which benefits the Kings in the long run. He's one of James' best friends but his impact on the court has been diminished as he's aged, and Cleveland has other wings wh... [Full Article...]

World swimming champion says she was abused by US Olympic coach

World swimming champion says she was abused by US Olympic coach But Hutchison abruptly resigned his position in late 2010 after rumors emerged that he and Kukors were romantically involved. Nonetheless, Sean's coaching career continued as he's now the CEO of an elite Seattle-based swim team. The Department of Homeland Security executed a search warrant of Hutchinson's home Tuesday, seizing computers and documents, after a complaint filed January 30. [Full Article...]

Kohli's 34th ODI ton propels India to 303/6 in 3rd match

It's a day of festivity and South Africa's One-Day International team have risen to the occasion magnificently in the past, most famously when AB de Villiers smashed the format's fastest hundred against West Indies. The star batsman missed the first three ODIs owing to a finger injury he had sustained during the third Test. He averages 12.62 as an opener in South Africa which is also the l... [Full Article...]


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