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Dodgers have re-engaged with Bryce Harper

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UPDATE (Tuesday, 12:51 p.m.): USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports the eight-year, $255 million contract extension Nolan Arenado is getting from the Colorado Rockies could impact the Phillies' negotiations with Bryce Harper . The fluctuation continued last season. Roberts declined to elaborate on what Harper said at the meeting. "I've spent some time with him at the All-Star game". Read More »

Southampton boss Hasenhuttl: Solskjaer success outrageous!

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The caretaker has transformed the mood at the club after the sacking of Jose Mourinho in December. "I am pleading for the fans to get their season tickets", he said . Solskjaer added:"You don't want to plan for Europa League yet". The Saints head in to the game off the back of a 2-0 win over Fulham which has moved Ralph Hasenhuttl's side two points clear of the relegation zone so they'll be desperate to secure a positive result tomorrow to aid their survival hopes. Read More »

Ferrari may be half a second ahead, says Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton

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Vettel's best lap for Ferrari before lunchtime was the fastest time from eight days of testing - a lap of one minute 16.221 seconds on the softest C5 tyres. It seems Ferrari and Mercedes have come up with very different ways of approaching that task and have both tested different styles of front wings. Read More »

Major League Baseball will shelf pitch clock rule until 2022

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It could also help speed up games. Bookmakers say that betting on baseball in general is minimal, despite being offered with sport betting operators in Nevada and offshore. "A high-quality, reliable, and fast official data feed is the building block to creating engaging gaming products for MLB fans", said Kenny Gersh , MLB's executive vice president for gaming and new business ventures. Read More »

Jets willing to trade down from No. 3

The reason for that is the Jets selected quarterback Sam Darnold at No. 3 past year and feel confident he can develop into a franchise cornerstone. The local rivals haven't made a trade since 1983 - and that was only a minor transaction - but Maccagnan said he wouldn't rule out any team. Taking that into account, a team looking to move up to get one of the two perceived premier QBs in the draft in Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins or Oklahoma's Kyler Murray might love to grab the Jets' pick. Read More »

Manchester United's Antonio Valencia resigned to summer exit

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But, no, it's not odd doing it. If my kids see a commercial with me in it and I'm back home in Norway that'll be unusual probably. "We did that before I had won two or three games and all this talk about if I should stay or not". It's going to be an exciting race and every single game is going to be important. However, the Managing Director of Molde FK recognised that the better Manchester United do, the less likely his manager will come come back, but despite this he still wants ... Read More »

Ravens running back Alex Collins arrested after driving into tree

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The charges against Collins are expected to be announced Friday afternoon. That is less than a mile from the Ravens' Under Armour Performance Center. Collins has not yet been formally charged. He started every game until Week 12 but averaged just 3.6 yards per carry and didn't have a run of longer than 19 yards. Soon after his elevation from the practice squad to the active roster, Collins took over as the Ravens' primary running back, and he finished the 2017 season with 973 rushing yards ... Read More »

Pierre Gasly admits that the crash was his mistake

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A gearbox issue limited the Dutchman to 29 laps and denied him the chance of a "glory run", but it did not dim his positivity over the test as a whole. Melbourne is a different track again, different temperatures, so it'll be about finding a good set-up. It's a long season. "If we look to the longer runs, it looks all pretty promising". Read More »

Gambling sponsorship now allowed in new PGA Tour endorsement policy

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Golf's PGA Tour is to expand its sponsorship programme and begin to consider gambling companies as official marketing partners for all six of its tours. "We felt it was time to look at our policies, given the public perception around gaming, and to update those policies to be consistent with public sentiment". Read More »

Angels 'in Talks' Regarding Potential Move to Long Beach

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The Angels exercised an opt-out of their lease for the city-owned Angel Stadium in October that meant the team wouldn't play in Anaheim after October 2019. The Angels are "in talks" with the city of Long Beach regarding a potential move from Anaheim, according to the Long Beach Post's Jason Ruiz. Members of the Long Beach City Council were first informed about the possibility of the Angels relocating to Long Beach during a closed session discussion on February 5. Read More »

Chelsea Legend Urges Sarri to Trust Hudson-Odoi and Loftus-Cheek

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Former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said that Eden Hazard has the talent and personality to succeed at Real Madrid , should he part ways with Chelsea at the end of the season. "But why would you, in this particular instance with his contract running out in 2020, same with Hudson-Odoi, why would you stay stay when they haven't even got the capabilities of maybe signing players to help you kick on again?" Eden Hazard had earlier said French Radio Station RMC that he ... Read More »

Federer pleased to progress in Dubai

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Federer's one and only match against Fucsovics came previous year when he won in straight sets at the Australian Open. "The breaks I got in the third set refreshed my mind. "Yeah, better than I thought", said Nishikori. "I didn't make my first serve when it mattered, but more than that, I just couldn't find a rhythm", the 29-year-old Nishikori said. Read More »

Manchester United facing 5pm deadline over Antonio Valencia

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Despite the club's determination to seek a high-profile, experienced coach to replace Mourinho following his sacking on December 18, sources have told ESPN FC that Solskjaer has moved ahead of Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri - neither of whom have so far been approached about the United job - due to the incredible transformation he has overseen, on and off the pitch, since temporarily leaving his role as coach of Norwegian club Molde. Read More »

Nantes take Sala transfer dispute to Fifa

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The Argentine forward became Cardiff's record signing on January 19 but he died when the private plane carrying him to Cardiff crashed into the English Channel two days later. This still made from video provided by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch showing the wreckage of the plane which crashed into the Channel on January 21, 2019 killing footballer Emiliano Sala . Read More »

Manchester United fans should lay off Fred - he just needs time

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They are ready to offer De Gea a five-year contract but terms are yet to be agreed , meaning the 28-year-old will enter the final year of his contract in the summer if the standoff continues. "He keeps me hungry, so every time I get the opportunity to play, I do my best". "I think he's played more than you think actually, but he's played wide right, wide left, so it's Rash's form that has moved him out there. Read More »

Lawson, No. 15 KU top No. 16 K-State 64-49

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Wade didn't score until he hit a 3-pointer with a little more than 15 minutes remaining in the game. Kansas last failed to grab at least a piece of the Big 12 crown in 2004 ( Oklahoma State ). For Kansas to win, Lawson will need to return to the player who is averages almost 20 points and 20 rebounds, all while shooting over 50% from the field. Read More »

Lerner says Nats, Harper reps have not spoken in months

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It seems like the Phillies have the best opportunity to sign Harper to the long-term deal he appears to covet, especially since they lost out to the Padres in the fight to sign Manny Machado . The question is, does Bryce Harper want to play for either of those teams? At the very least, a 1-year deal would provide both parties with a chance to prove something. Read More »

Warriors toughen expectations, say they'll stand down players facing 'serious' allegations

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Jack De Belin of the Dragons watches on as he leaves the field during the round nine NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Melbourne Storm at UOW Jubilee Oval on May 6, 2018 in Sydney, Australia . "Whatever decision we made today would have been controversial", Beattie said. It also could result in players who are found not guilty suing the NRL for damages to their career. Read More »

Rafael Nadal strikes back in first match since Australian Open

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Awaiting Nadal in the second round is a blockbuster match against Nick Kyrgios, who defeated Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 7-5. Although the Aussie arrived in Acapulco with a 3-3 record this season, he consistently brings his best in prime-time matches against the world's top players. Read More »

How Much The Cowboys Are Paying Jason Witten To Come Back

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Geoff Swaim, who started all nine of the games in which he played last season, is an unrestricted free agent and likely now won't be a top priority to re-sign given Witten's return. Witten's transition wasn't almost as smooth, and he was frequently criticized. Consequently, this means Witten will no longer serve as a color commentator for ESPN's " Monday Night Football " crew. Read More »

IN 75 Wisconsin 73 2OT: Three Keys | Final Box Score | Specialty Stats

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Indiana Hoosiers forward Justin Smith (3) dunks the ball past Iowa Hawkeyes forward Ryan Kriener (15) during the first half at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Wisconsin are now 7-5 on the road, and face one road final test at Ohio State in their last Big Ten game of the regular season. It's possible Romeo Langford gave Davis the bug the former had during the Purdue game last week. Read More »

Hokies continue their dominance of Duke in Blacksburg

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Kaleb Wesson chipped in 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Buckeyes, Keyshawn Woods scored 13, Andre Wesson had 11 and Duane Washington Jr. scored 10. Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski said Monday that the freshman forward won't play when No. Read More »

Ferguson takes shots at McGregor on Twitter

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Danis was at the forefront of the brawl. On Tuesday, former UFC interim lightweight champ Tony Ferguson called for a fight with Conor McGregor - given that he's been left out of the upcoming interim title fight between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier. Read More »

Leafs' Tavares gets hostile reaction in return to Long Island

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From the moment he stepped on the ice, there were loud boos. They chanted "JT sucks!" and " we don't need you! " along with a few more anatomical phrases. After maintaining that he wanted to remain with the Islanders in the months leading up to unrestricted free agency, Tavares made a decision to hear the pitches of several teams at his agents' offices. Read More »

Federer reaches semis in Dubai as he chases 100th title

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American Denis Kudla eliminated Matteo Berrettini of Italy 2-6, 7-5, 7-5, while Egor Gerasimov of Belarus beat Dutchman Robin Haase 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/5). "You also have to remember why you are in such a privileged position, I can't thank enough my fans, my team, the tournament officials - so many of them have touched my life along the way". Read More »

Giants Have Second Meeting With Bryce Harper

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If Harper would have signed with either team, it would have been another tough break in a tumultuous offseason for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Under his new contract with the Phillies, Harper will be making $ 330 million over the next 13 years, according to the Major League Baseball. Read More »

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United preview

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Incidentally, injuries to Ander Herrera , Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata since the pair's conversation has provided Solskjaer with the flawless opportunity to give Pereira game time. "Muscle is not so hard to get rid of and he's lean, but he's muscly". We need to keep going, keep progressing, keep getting results, keep getting the crowd behind us, because we need that. Read More »

WR Thomas arrested on vehicular assault charge

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Thomas was booked into a Denver jail at 9:29 p.m. on Wednesday, per police. In a document released Thursday, police said Thomas was driving over 70 miles per hour, more than twice the speed limit, near downtown Denver when his SUV went off the road and flipped end-over-end after hitting a median. Read More »

Liverpool return to winning ways as sensational attacking display crushes Watford

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City remain a point behind having beaten West Ham 1-0 through a controversial Sergio Agüero penalty. Virgil van Dijk added a goal off a header in the 79th minute, then another three minutes later. After the 0-0 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford, many Liverpool fans called for Mo Salah to turn things around. "We are keeping a good level in all our performances". Read More »

World League concerns players

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All Blacks skipper and IRPC member Kieran Read said players' welfare needs to be protected. "The issue of player load has never been so topical, however, it needs to be properly understood". But about 40 senior players from those nations - including All Blacks captain Kieran Read , England captain Owen Farrell and Samoa captain Chris Vui , as well as Ireland's Johnny Sexton - have warned of serious player welfare and integrity concerns around the competition's structure. Read More »

Fury to fight before Wilder rematch - WBC

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Fury signing a co-promotional deal with Top Rank's Bob Arum and ESPN last week derailed talks between both camps, before both fighters assured fans the rematch was still on track to happen. Warren, Fury's promoter in the United Kingdom, insisted it was down to the heavyweight's American partners that the rematch was being postponed. "It's not our doing", Warren told talkSPORT . Read More »

Jason Witten leaves 'Monday Night Football' to return to Cowboys

Monday Night Football analyst Jason Witten is leaving the broadcasting booth and returning to the football field. The Cowboys' trade to acquire Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders helped their offense, and now pairing him with Witten will help the outlook of both players and Dak Prescott. Read More »

Tottenham striker Kane ‘avoids retrospective action over apparent headbutt’

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Then it was really very hard for us because we played 120 minutes three days ago, so the players asked me to press a little bit lower. "Yes still I think it's going to be tough but I think with Crystal Palace going through in the FA Cup and we changed the game and that makes us more positive to believe that we move before the end of the season". Read More »