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Red Sox, SP Chris Sale reportedly nearing $150 million contract extension

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 21:35

Contract extension fever has hit the Boston Red Sox. Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reported on Friday that the Red Sox and Chris Sale are close to agreeing on a long-term contract extension. According ESPN's Jeff Passan, the contract would be for around five years and $150 million.

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LaMarcus Aldridge: I keep telling Damian Lillard I'll return to Trail Blazers

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 16:00

Quick's story has many great details about Aldridge's and Lillard's relationship now. But this is the type of thing players talk about far more frequently than actually comes to fruition. Will Aldridge actually sign with the Trail Blazers later in his career?

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Still unsigned, C.J. Anderson feels disrespected

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:16

When Rams running back Todd Gurley got hurt late last season, C.J. Anderson came in off the street, and the Rams' offense didn't miss a beat with Anderson replacing Gurley. Anderson was asked by a fan on Twitter where he's going to sign, and he said he doesn't know. “The disrespect is real,” Anderson wrote.

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Czech and England camps respond to Vydra's comments

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 13:08

Both the England and Czech camps had their say on Matej Vydra's comments where he picked out Harry Maguire as a weak link for the Three Lions and told his side not to be afraid to kick the England players.

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Emmanuel Sanders: When I left Steelers, Kevin Colbert said I'm no Antonio Brown

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:33

Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert may now rue the day he gave Antonio Brown a big contract two years ago. But he once wanted to save so much salary cap space for Brown that he openly told other players they couldn't get the contracts they wanted because they weren't as good as Brown. That's the word from Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who says that when he left the Steelers to sign a three-year, $15 million contract with the Broncos in 2014, Colbert scoffed at the Steelers matching that deal and told Sanders he's not as good as Brown.

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5-0 Big Ten start yields rare 2nd-round matchup in NCAAs

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 09:02

Already appearing drained by Michigan State's difficult victory over the upset seekers from Bradley , coach Tom Izzo winced a little more in his postgame interview on the court when the subject turned to the next opponent for the Spartans in the East Region. Sure, Minnesota is the No. 10 seed that had a losing record in conference play, but a Big Ten team is not what Izzo wanted or expected to see on the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. ''Definitely feels good to be advancing, you know?'' Michigan State point guard Cassius Winston said after the 76-65 win over the resilient Braves on Thursday.

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Andre Iguodala reveals surprising reason for his improved level of play

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 08:29

Andre Iguodala reveals surprising reason for his improved level of play originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com You might think Andre Iguodala's recent play is a product of the Warriors forward finally getting healthy. And while that might be the case, there's apparently something else behind the 2015 NBA Finals MVP's reinvigorated play: golf. Yes, you read that right.

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GAME RECAP: Pistons 118, Suns 98

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 07:17

Wayne Ellington scores 23 points, Andre Drummond puts in 16 with 19 rebounds with Detroit beating Phoenix, 118-98.

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Steph Curry beats the 3rd-quarter buzzer

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 06:48

Steph drains the three and the Warriors rolled.

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WTA Miami: Garcia bt Azarenka (6-3 6-4)

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 06:01

Caroline Garcia beats three time champion Victoria Azarenka in the second round

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Tim Hardaway explains why Raptors are biggest threat to Warriors

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 04:51

No offense to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the Eastern Conference hasn't exactly posed much of a threat to the Warriors in the NBA Finals during the last two title bouts. With James heading to the Lakers last summer, the East is wide open for the first time in eight seasons and there are a number of teams that have the talent to win the conference and take on the Dubs in the NBA Finals should the Warriors get through the Western Conference gauntlet again. The Bucks, Raptors, 76ers and Celtics all could give Steph Curry and Co. issues in a potential NBA Finals matchup, but Warriors legend Tim Hardaway told 95.7 The Game's "Jo, Lo, and Dibs" on Wednesday that he believes one of those teams can present real issues for the Dubs with a title on the line.

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Brewers once-loaded bullpen suddenly needs Craig Kimbrel

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 03:42

The Milwaukee Brewers entered spring training with one of Major League Baseball's deepest and most dynamic bullpens. So how is it now, with less than one week remaining until their regular season begins, that the potential signing of an elite closer like Craig Kimbrel has become a near necessity, rather than a luxury? Batter up: Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league for free today] The injury bug has bitten the Brewers.

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Clay Matthews comes home to Rams, joins veterans who love LA

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 02:06

When Clay Matthews knew he was leaving the Green Bay Packers, he immediately told his agent he wanted to play for the Los Angeles Rams. Eric Weddle says he did the same when his time in Baltimore ended this month. Blake Bortles took it a step further: The veteran quarterback was so eager to join the Rams after Jacksonville released him that he says he would have signed even without visiting the team first.

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Eagles proposed change to Detroit-Dallas Thanksgiving tradition

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:56

For decades, Detroit and Dallas have hosted Thanksgiving games each year. The Eagles attempted to change that, but they later withdrew their proposal. The league confirmed today that the Eagles submitted a proposal for a change in the league resolutions that would have seen the Lions and Cowboys continue to play on Thanksgiving each year, but to play on the road every other year.

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Every sack by Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Justin Houston | 2018 season

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:31

Watch every sack by Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Justin Houston during the 2018 season with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Do Diamondback fans even know who they got in exchange for Paul Goldschmidt?

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:07

The St. Louis Cardinals have reportedly extended their offseason acquisition, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, for five years, $130 million. Paul Goldschmidt played eight seasons for the Arizona Diamondbacks before he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals last December. It's possible that one or more of the guys Arizona got in return will prove to be savvy acquisitions in the long run.

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Chris Bosh explains why Heat to blame for Kevin Durant joining Warriors

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 23:26

And now guys are like, 'OK, I'm gonna position myself to win a championship,' and then that's when people don't like it." And for KD specifically, many people still won't give him the credit he deserves for capturing two titles with the Warriors. The guy won back-to-back Finals MVPs and the haters continue to hold it against him that he chose to sign with Golden State.

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2019 MLB preview and predictions: How Cubs stack up against Cardinals

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 23:10

With that, let's take a look at all of the teams that could stand in the way of the Cubs getting back to the Fall Classic: St. Louis Cardinals 2018 record: 88-74, 3rd in NL Central Offseason additions: Paul Goldschmidt, Andrew Miller, Matt Wieters, Chris Beck, Drew Robinson Offseason departures: Luke Weaver, Tyson Ross, Bud Norris, Matt Adams, Carson Kelly, Patrick Wisdom X-factor: Marcell Ozuna The Cardinals traded for Ozuna last winter, expecting to get the hitter that just put up 37 homers, 124 RBI, a . OPS and hit . while coming off back-to-back All-Star appearances.

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Report: Red Sox 'actively discussing' possible Sandy Leon trades

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:48

Report: Red Sox 'actively discussing' possible Sandy Leon trades originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Red Sox have been adamant about moving one of their three catchers before the 2019 season, and it appears there may finally be an odd man out. Boston is discussing possible trades involving Sandy Leon, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Between Leon, Blake Swihart, and Christian Vazquez, Leon clearly is the weakest link offensively.

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Report: Doc Rivers was advised against joining Lakers because LeBron James doesn't want to be coached

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:44

Doc Rivers shot down rumors of defecting to the Lakers and said he agreed to a contract extension with the Clippers. Rivers focused on why he likes coaching the Clippers. There are people in southern California right in that environment telling Doc, “You don't want do this.” And one of those reasons is simply LeBron James.

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