• Lance Lynn, Twins Reportedly Agree to 1-Year, $12M Contract

    Lance Lynn, Twins Reportedly Agree to 1-Year, $12M Contract

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    For his career, Lynn is 72-47 with a 3.38 ERA and 1.29 WHIP. Last season, Lynn posted an 11-8 record with a 3.43 ERA and 153 punchouts over 33 starts. They will also lose $500,000 in their worldwide free-agent budget. The Twins have already added Jake Odorizzi to their staff, in a trade with Tampa Bay last month, and they have Jose Berrios and Kyle Gibson returning.
  • Derrick Rose to doubters:

    Derrick Rose to doubters: "I don't need your f****** validation"

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    He was with NY last season and started this season with Cleveland, but appeared in only 16 games with the Cavaliers. Rose, 29, signed with the Timberwolves for the remainder of the season on Thursday after being waived by the Utah Jazz after the National Basketball Association trade deadline last month.
  • LeBron James Says He Hasn't Considered Impending Free Agency

    LeBron James Says He Hasn't Considered Impending Free Agency

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    The 29-year-old also produced one of the best plays of the game as he added another terrific highlight to his personal collection. "Listen", James told reporters on Friday at UCLA before facing the Clippers . While here, James will also be greeted by flattering billboards - which apparently have become the new way to woo James to one's favorite team. Only two games separate the third seed from the fifth, and only 4.5 games separate them from the eighth.
  • Wasteful Huddersfield held by 10-man Swansea

    Wasteful Huddersfield held by 10-man Swansea

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    The Portuguese signed a six-month contract without a formal option to extend at Swansea last December, although both parties reached what sources describe as a "gentleman's agreement" to hold talks over a new deal at the end of the season.
  • Neymar proud of PSG despite Champions League exit

    Neymar proud of PSG despite Champions League exit

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    PSG's "Ultra" supporters also set off flares near to the hotel Real were staying at in the French capital the night before the game, prompting a complaint from the Spanish side to UEFA. In truth, it was over long before that. Having come close with a header moments earlier, Ronaldo broke the deadlock in the 51st minute, heading in a Lucas Vazquez cross for his third goal in the tie.
  • Cleveland Browns: 3 ways the recent trades impact the offseason

    Cleveland Browns: 3 ways the recent trades impact the offseason

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    Factor in his combine outing with his stellar tape, and the Nittany Lion stud could easily be a top-two pick in the 2018 National Football League draft. Yes, that Nathan Peterman . Taylor has started at least 14 games each of the last three seasons and threw for 2,799 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions a year ago.
  • South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2 at Port Elizabeth

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    Kagiso Rabada lit up an overcast day one in Port Elizabeth with a brilliant five-wicket haul but the fast bowler could find himself in hot water after a run-in with Australia captain Steve Smith. He would incur another ban if he picked up another demerit point . Rabada's is the fourth player to be disciplined in an ill-tempered South Africa-Australia series, which is only two days into the second of four Tests.
  • Rabada charged for Steve Smith send-off

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    The International Cricket Council takes a dim view of any unnecessary physical contact on the field. The home team's batting unit were bundled for 162 just last week, and despite showing some sort of fight in the second innings through a century from young opening batsman Aiden Markram, there remain questions marks hovering over a few senior batsmen.
  • Chris Hughton is Premier League's first black manager of the month

    Chris Hughton is Premier League's first black manager of the month

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    Allardyce also confirmed that Morgan Schneiderlin and Idrissa Gueye missed the win through illness, adding: 'We knew Morgan was ill and I think Gana has caught the same bug so first thing this morning we got the call that he couldn't make it so we had a little think about it.
  • Suresh Prabhu Given Additional Charge Of Ministry Of Civil Aviation

    Suresh Prabhu Given Additional Charge Of Ministry Of Civil Aviation

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    Commerce and Industry minister Suresh Prabhu will now hold the additional charge of Ministry of Civil Aviation. In his current ministry, this boils down to the fight to pull in investments in the last leg of the government's tenure for the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).
  • GOP senator to review Trump tariffs on steel, aluminum

    GOP senator to review Trump tariffs on steel, aluminum

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    She said her meeting with Mr Lighthizer, the U.S. trade representative , was scheduled " many months ago" to address, among other things, global steel overcapacity. economy and taking away jobs for decades, Trump pledged to impose "reciprocal tax". But countries had expressed outrage at his plans, and experts warned of new trade wars .
  • Steve Smith not willing to guess Rabada's punishment for send-off

    Steve Smith not willing to guess Rabada's punishment for send-off

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    Smith, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood all gave the fast bowler a vocal welcome. If found guilty, Rabada could be fined as much as 100 per cent of his match fee and, because of previous offences, might be suspended from the third and fourth Tests of what is proving an ill-tempered series.
  • Leicester City thrash West Brom; West Ham beaten by Burnley

    Leicester City thrash West Brom; West Ham beaten by Burnley

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    Of course I will because it's getting hard", Pardew told reporters, with his team eight points from safety with eight games left. "It's getting hard", said Pardew. But I'll still talk to [the board] and get a feeling of what they think because they might think a change is a better thing for the club. I don't care whatever job or workplace you're in, if you're under pressure and you don't want to fight, don't bother turning up.
  • Kane not talking about Tottenham future - Pochettino

    Kane not talking about Tottenham future - Pochettino

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    He recalled Kane's hunger to improve as a young player and says they used to be in direct competition in training. The England worldwide has been in sensational form for the last two-and-a-half years, winning the Premier League's golden boot in each of the last two seasons, and is leading the way to win it for third year on the run, having already scored 24 this season.
  • Anthony Davis Won't Play vs. Wizards After Ankle Injury Diagnosed as Sprain

    Anthony Davis Won't Play vs. Wizards After Ankle Injury Diagnosed as Sprain

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    Davis, 24, turned his ankle in the third quarter of New Orleans' 114-101 win over the Kings, the Pelicans' 10th straight victory. An MRI taken of Davis' left ankle Thursday confirmed the extent of the injury as a sprain. Over this nine-game win streak, the Pelicans' offensive rating has shot up 111.7 points per 100 possessions entering Wednesday, and the 126.1 points they've been averaging over that same stretch is by far the top mark in the league.
  • CSA officials face action over Sonny Bill masks

    CSA officials face action over Sonny Bill masks

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    Cricket South Africa has issued an apology to Cricket Australia after two CSA officials were photographed posing with fans, who were wearing Sonny Bill Williams masks at St George's Park. The Australia team had got wind that fans would wear the masks‚ and had asked for that not to be allowed. "They're fans", he said. "They said "let's take a photo with you guys", he said.
  • Kevin Ollie : UConn coach fired after six seasons

    Kevin Ollie : UConn coach fired after six seasons

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    The Kevin Ollie era at UConn reportedly is over. After winning the title in 2014, Ollie was considered a rising National Basketball Association coaching prospect with numerous rumors flying of college and pro teams trying to pry him away from his alma mater to no avail.
  • PSG 1-2 Real Madrid | Ronaldo celebrates win with his teammates

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    But when the dust settles in PSG's latest Champions League blowout, perhaps the club's owners will look at the City model and decide to alter their approach. "When [Real Madrid] bought me they paid €72m [a record in 2000], or I do not know how much, and I thought it was insane". "These two matches showed that we still have some way to go".
  • Rabada faces suspension after Smith incident

    Rabada faces suspension after Smith incident

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    Rabada added a fifth wicket in the same spell as Australia were bowled out for 243 after winning the toss and batting on a green-tinged pitch on an overcast day at St George's Park. Australian spinner Nathan Lyon was fined 15% of his match fee and received one demerit point for dropping a ball close to AB de Villiers when he was run out in Durban , while David Warner was fined 75% of his match fee and earned three demerit points for his role in the Kingsmead stairwell saga .
  • Bangladesh shock Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

    Bangladesh shock Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

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    Bangladesh shocked Sri Lanka by five wickets in the Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series here tonight. A target of 215 in a T20 game is always stiff and Bangladesh were under pressure to get their first win of the tournament. However, the efforts of the two Kusal's have put Sri Lanka on course for a huge score. Mustafizur picked up three wickets for 48 runs while Taskin went for 40 runs in his three overs and Rubel conceded 45 in his four overs.
  • Irrepressible Ronaldo strikes twice as Real beat Eibar

    Irrepressible Ronaldo strikes twice as Real beat Eibar

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    Ronaldo opened the scoring against the flow of play in the 34th minute when Luka Modric intercepted a pass and set him up. What he does, is always very positive for us; he knows he is going to score. In front, Real improved but five minutes into the second half and Eibar were level. Eibar made Madrid suffer: "A lot. from the first minute to the end".
  • Mark Noble confronts West Ham fan after supporters invade the London Stadium

    Mark Noble confronts West Ham fan after supporters invade the London Stadium

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    If the West Ham manager needs to try to change things against Burnley then he can look to his bench, where available to bring on are Patrice Evra and Javier Hernandez, amongst others. Barnes may be an unorthodox "number 10", however, he proved highly effective in this role last weekend and could provide real problems to West Ham's porous defence on Saturday.
  • Buffalo Bills deal Tyrod Taylor to Browns

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    The Browns hold the No. 1 and No. 4 picks, and have a Pro Bowl receiver after trading two draft picks for Dolphins star Jarvis Landry . The Bills save money and their cap space will look better, they gain another draft pick to make it six potential new starters for next season, and they can try to find their next franchise quarterback .
  • Why Richard Sherman to the 49ers makes ideal sense

    Why Richard Sherman to the 49ers makes ideal sense

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    Will Richard Sherman's foray into free agency be brief? Pro Football Focus grades his season as above average and ranks him as the 33rd best cornerback. Sherman would be a great fit, as he will probably be signing a short-term contract. The 49ers on Friday announced they would not pick up the option on defensive end Elvis Dumervil's contract for 2018 - one day after re-signing wide receiver Marquise Goodwin to a three-year extension worth $20.3 million and with $10 million guaranteed.
  • Defensive Tackle Danny Shelton Traded to New England Patriots

    Defensive Tackle Danny Shelton Traded to New England Patriots

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    One day after trading for Jarvis Landry , Tyrod Taylor , and Damarious Randall , the Browns are back on the trade market. It is a different world than it was 24 hours ago. The trade can not be made official until the new league year begins at 4 p.m. on March 14. The Browns also pulled off a trade with the Packers that sent DeShone Kizer to Green Bay and added a potential starting cornerback for Cleveland.
  • Papa Messi misses Barca match for birth of third son

    Papa Messi misses Barca match for birth of third son

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    The pair, who got married last summer in their native Rosario, Argentina, already had two sons: five-year-old Thiago and two-year-old Mateo. While it has not been confirmed, Messi's wife Antonella Roccuzzo was expected to give birth to a baby around this time.
  • Ireland stun India in Azlan Shah Cup

    Ireland stun India in Azlan Shah Cup

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    India are now out of medal contention and will play for the 5th and 6th place tomorrow. Ramandeep Singh (10th) and Amit Rohidas (26th) scored for India, while Shane O'Donoghue (24th), Sean Murray (36th) and Lee Cole (42nd) struck for Ireland.
  • Warner, Australia make solid start to 2nd test vs. SAfrica

    Warner, Australia make solid start to 2nd test vs. SAfrica

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    Rabada has already missed a Test through suspension - at Trent Bridge last July - having accrued four demerit points for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct on multiple occasions. Australia: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner , Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh , Tim Paine (wkt), Pat Cummins , Mitchell Starc , Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.
  • Barford scores 17 as Arkansas holds off South Carolina

    Barford scores 17 as Arkansas holds off South Carolina

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    Louis, 80-72. The win is the eighth in the last 10 games for the sixth-seeded Razorbacks (23-10), a winning stretch matched in the SEC only by No. 13 Tennessee - who Arkansas will face on Saturday. The fifth-seeded Tar Heels (24-9) face the fifth-ranked and second-seeded Blue Devils for the third time this season on Friday night for a spot in the championship game - just as the rivals did previous year in the tournament's debut at Barclays Center.
  • Again, Salah wins Player of the Month award

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    And ahead of the huge Premier League clash between United and Liverpool , Jamie Carragher chose to sit down with him on Sky Sports' Nissan Match Zone to discuss tactics. Their best player, Coutinho, has already been nicked by one of the best teams in the world and as they improve Salah , Mane and Firmino that danger will rear its ugly head again.
  • Van Dijk relishing first taste of 'massive' rivalry

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    The £75m January arrival of Virgil van Dijk meant Lovren and fellow centre-half Joel Matip would have to compete for a spot alongside the Dutch global. "Maybe they are not in the best shape, but still they win ugly", he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News. Jose Mourinho will be hoping that Sanchez can deliver against Liverpool , but Hamman is expecting another cagey performance from United to mirror that put in during a 0-0 draw at Anfield back in October.
  • Iowa cruises past IL in Big Ten Tournament opener

    Iowa cruises past IL in Big Ten Tournament opener

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    Men's Basketball: Despite Brad Davison 30-point outing, Badgers can not hold on against No. 2 Michigan StateIn a Sunday afternoon showdown, the No. MI forced enough misses and got some timely baskets - including Duncan Robinson's 3 that put U-M ahead for good - to get the victory. "We want to keep playing as long as possible and we will just have to get it done".
  • Elneny delighted with Arsenal's Europa League win over AC Milan

    Elneny delighted with Arsenal's Europa League win over AC Milan

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    Eight defeats this calendar year, and four in succession, had left Wenger under intense pressure and Arsenal 13 points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham in the race for Champions League qualification through the Premier League . And so, with things underway and Jack Wilshere driving things from the heart of midfield, the Gunners sprung into an early lead in when Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored his first goal for the club with quarter-of-an-hour played.
  • Emery: PSG will one day win the Champions League

    Emery: PSG will one day win the Champions League

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    Emery said it was "normal" that he face criticism for PSG's failure to progress further than the last-16 of the Champions League despite effectively spending 400 million euros on Neymar and 19-year-old French striker Kylian Mbappe last summer.
  • Zidane believes Bale is

    Zidane believes Bale is "fundamental" to Real Madrid

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    They claim that he moved to PSG to step out of Lionel Messi's shadow, however he now regrets this decision and wants to know "what it will take" to secure a move back to the Nou Camp. "I thought that was insane back then", Zidane said , as quoted by SportsKeeda . Vazquez is the kind of player who helps Zidane buck the trend too as he rebels against group think and the suits in Real Madrid's boardroom.
  • Embattled Emery still believes in PSG blueprint

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    Spanish outlet Marca are now reporting that UEFA are keen to have a closer look at where the spending money is coming from. L'Équipe reports that there is debate within the club about Conte's suitability, with some stating his passion and winning mentality will rub off on the dressing room, while others saying that same intensity could cause problems with stars like Neymar .
  • Jaylen Brown was feeling 'pretty good' upon leaving the arena

    Jaylen Brown was feeling 'pretty good' upon leaving the arena

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    The arena went silent after the fall by the second-year small forward, and the Timberwolves expressed just as much concern afterward as the Celtics. Towns added 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are back within two games of the Toronto Raptors as the two teams battle for the Atlantic Division title and the No.
  • Sean McDonough bounced from 'Monday Night Football'

    Sean McDonough bounced from 'Monday Night Football'

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    The veteran broadcaster signed a multiyear deal to stay with ESPN, where he'll remain a part of its college basketball and Masters coverage in addition to resuming a previous role on college football broadcasts. He only spent two seasons in the National Football League, but the college game will certainly welcome the talented play-by-play man back with open arms.
  • Raptors snap Rockets win streak at 17 games

    Raptors snap Rockets win streak at 17 games

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    Kyle Lowry had 30 points as the Toronto Raptors snapped the Houston Rockets' 17-game win streak with a 108-105 victory on Friday at Air Canada Centre. Lowry went 3 for 3 from three-point range and had 13 points as DeRozan added seven points and three rebounds. Harden scored 14 in the third, overcoming nine points from Lowry, as Houston cut the deficit to 83-75 after three.