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By shedding Headley's salary, the Yankees have given themselves more wiggle room to add a starting pitcher while staying beneath the luxury tax threshold. His return to San Diego may be brief. Padres general manager A.J. Preller said. He was 1-1 with a 5.79 ERA this year in one start and 19 relief appearances and 3-3 with a 3.25 ERA in 13 starts and one relief appearance at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • McCarthy: Packers' doctor evaluating tests on Rodgers

    McCarthy: Packers' doctor evaluating tests on Rodgers

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    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has missed most of this season with a broken collarbone. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network , head coach Mike McCarthy addressed the situation on Monday afternoon voicing that there still isn't any clarity on Rodgers' status which he has termed being entirely a medical decision.
  • NBA Predictions: Can Trail Blazers keep up with Warriors? 12/11/17

    NBA Predictions: Can Trail Blazers keep up with Warriors? 12/11/17

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    To be fair, it must be hard with all the highlight plays the Warriors produce on a nightly basis. "I like the way we competed", Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. "I thought defensively I did pretty well", said Collins of his first extended minutes. In this case, Durant has been leading the way averaging close to a triple double in the last three games, which is why the NBA has named him the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week.
  • Russian Olympic Committee approves competing as neutrals

    Russian Olympic Committee approves competing as neutrals

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    Ilya Kovalchuk, an ice hockey player for SKA Saint Petersburg, told reporters before Tuesday's announcement: "We are Russian athletes , so it's quite clear: they can take away the flag and the anthem, but they cannot take away the honor and the conscience".
  • Arsene Wenger seeks sumo-level respect after Manchester derby

    Arsene Wenger seeks sumo-level respect after Manchester derby

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    Is it something you can copy? I don't think so. It is hard to take, to see the 100 per cent celebration on the other side. It's always experienced a little bit like an offence. Alexandre Lacazette has been favoured instead of Giroud and there's a chance, despite Didier Deschamps' continued faith in him, that the 30-year-old will be dropped for this summer's World Cup.
  • Australia's Castle shatters rugby union glass ceiling

    Australia's Castle shatters rugby union glass ceiling

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    Pic: Getty ImagesAustralia's rugby union governing body has chosen Raelene Castle as its new chief executive, the first time a woman has been given the job. "Raelene will bring a fresh set of eyes to the challenges and opportunities at Rugby Australia, bringing to us her learnings from other codes". "Having followed rugby closely for over 30 years and having worked in the New Zealand and Australian sporting environments for the past 10, there is no doubt Australian rugby has a clear ...
  • Stephen Smith nearly has ear ripped off in bout with Francisco Vargas

    Stephen Smith nearly has ear ripped off in bout with Francisco Vargas

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    Gory images show the 32-year-old's ear nearly split in half from the top, hanging sickeningly from the side of his head. The bout was ended when Smith copped the injury - despite him wanting to go on - and was awarded to Vargas. "Have a good Christmas everyone". At the time of the stoppage, Vargas was ahead on all scorecards: 89-82, 88-83 and 88-83, after eight completed rounds.
  • Patriots WR Hogan expected to play vs. Dolphins

    Patriots WR Hogan expected to play vs. Dolphins

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    He completed 24 of 43 passes for 233 yards and one touchdown, but he was intercepted twice, both times by cornerback Xavien Howard . While Brady was off, there was no better catch made Monday than Dion Lewis' one-handed grab to set up New England's first touchdown.
  • Manchester United more boring under Jose Mourinho, claims Louis Van Gaal

    Manchester United more boring under Jose Mourinho, claims Louis Van Gaal

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    To get a sense of how this atmosphere played in the minds of the away team, you'd need clips of some of the dozen or so curiously, uncharacteristically poor passing errors City players' nerves seemed to force them into. "It's definitely not easy to come here, to play the way we've played and especially to win that game", Gundogan told reporters. "Last season it was the same - we won here and it was the referee".
  • Diego Maradona helps unveil a giant statue of himself

    Diego Maradona helps unveil a giant statue of himself

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    Maradona was scheduled on September 19 when he was supposed to inaugurate a Durga Puja in north Kolkata and unveil his statue installed by his fans. The iconic player, who is now coach of the Dubai-based club Al-Fujairah SC, was seen waving at fans before getting into the vehicle, flashing the "victory" sign at camerapersons and supporters and throwing flying kisses.
  • Panthers prepare for Aaron Rodgers

    Panthers prepare for Aaron Rodgers

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    He was flushed back to his left when Matthews and Mike Daniels crashed off the right side, and Matthews buried Kizer to finish the play. "We didn't play very well". Conversely, with victory so close, the Browns conceding 20 unanswered points in the final periods of the game to lose at home and drop to a dismal 0-13 on the season had to be a demoralizing end to the team's most promising start of the season.
  • Greg Schiano's Tennessee contract lacked key signatures

    Greg Schiano's Tennessee contract lacked key signatures

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    The agreement was for Schiano to received a six-year contract at $4.4 million per season. Schiano's initial salary was going to be at $4.4 million, which would have made him the No. But that deal fell through after fan backlash in Knoxville . Tennessee's class of 2018 commitments has shrunk by three after defensive end Jamarcus Chatman of Rome, Ga., and cornerbacks Brandon Cross and Tanner Ingle of Orlando opened their recruitments.
  • LaMelo, LiAngelo Ball sign one-year deals to play professionally in Lithuania

    LaMelo, LiAngelo Ball sign one-year deals to play professionally in Lithuania

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    They will report to the team in early January. They reportedly signed with sports agent Harrison Gaines , who represents their older brother, Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball . LaMelo, 16, had also been committed to UCLA, but his hiring an agent ensured he would never play college basketball. Vytautas fields teams in both the Lithuanian and Baltic leagues, with the latter the lesser competitive of the two circuits.
  • UFC Interim Champ Tony Ferguson Calls Out Conor McGregor

    UFC Interim Champ Tony Ferguson Calls Out Conor McGregor

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    McGregor (21-3), who hasn't fought in the UFC since he won the lightweight championship in November 2016, posted a photo inspired by the video game "Grand Theft Auto", with the simple caption "Tony". " Floyd Mayweather was the ideal matchup". This would be tough to sell [as competitive]. "No, not in boxing", Schaub concluded when asked point-blank if McGregor could defeat Pacquiao.
  • Josh McCown to have surgery on broken left hand

    Josh McCown to have surgery on broken left hand

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    I'm just proud to be a part of it and I'm so thankful they let me be a part of this team". He headed toward the sideline before dropping to a knee. He was taken immediately to the locker room for an X-ray. In relief of the injured McCown, Petty completed two of nine passes for 14 yards. Upon returning, he threw an interception on his first pass. McCown, 38, has been solid all season for the Jets.