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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Brian Duensing throws during the seventh inning of Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Chicago. The Cubs bolstered their revamped bullpen on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, bringing back Duensing with a $7 million, two-year contract. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
January 18, 2018 - 6:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the players' association has rejected Major League Baseball's proposal to institute 20-second pitch clocks and limits on mound visits, a move that dares management to unilaterally impose the changes designed to speed...
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January 18, 2018 - 5:47 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox may head to spring training without the middle-of-the-lineup hitter they have been seeking since David Ortiz retired at the end of the 2016 season. That's by necessity, not choice. After saying all winter that he would like a big bat to address the power outage that...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2005, file photo, Hulk Hogan fires up the crowd between matches during WrestleMania 21 in Los Angeles. Banished nearly three years ago from the wrestling organization in disgrace, the Hulkster is holding out hope for a reunion this year with the sports entertainment giant. Hogan would love to bust out the red-and-yellow colors for the "Raw" 25th anniversary show on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, and join fellow wrestling greats in celebration of WWE's longest-running show. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
January 18, 2018 - 1:26 pm
Hulk Hogan is set to be a homebody for WWE's All-Star bash. Banished in disgrace nearly three years ago from the wrestling organization, the Hulkster is holding out hope for a reunion this year with the sports entertainment giant. Hogan would love to bust out the red-and-yellow colors for the "Raw...
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January 18, 2018 - 9:08 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Warriors extend road streak UNDATED (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are just two away from tying the NBA record for longest road winning streak in a single season. Klay Thompson poured in 38 points and the Warriors made it 14 straight road wins by downing the Bulls 119-112. Stephen...
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January 18, 2018 - 6:24 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Clifford Johnson, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (THE CONVERSATION) How often do you, outside the requirements of an assignment,...
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January 17, 2018 - 10:43 pm
NBA-SCHEDULE Raptors get past Pistons UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors improved to 16-3 at home while avoiding their first three-game losing streak of the season. Jonas Valanciunas (YOH'-nuhs val-ehn-CHOO'-nuhs) had 17 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Raptors past the Pistons 96-91. C.J. Miles...
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Pittsburgh Pirates team president Frank Coonelly and owner Bob Nutting listen as general manager Neal Huntington speaks to the media concerning the trade of outfielder Andrew McCutchen at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The San Francisco Giants Giants found the outfielder they were looking for this winter, acquiring McCutchen from Pittsburgh on Monday to fill a key void. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 3:26 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Some Pittsburgh Pirates fans are signing a petition to express their frustration following the team's decision to trade star outfielder Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants. As of Wednesday, more than 28,000 fans signed a petition on change.org asking Major League Baseball...
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FILE - This Monday, July 25, 2016, file photo shows Yahoo and Verizon logos on a laptop, in North Andover, Mass. Verizon is pushing further into sports streaming with a new NBA deal that will let Yahoo users watch some out-of-market games. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 17, 2018 - 3:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo users will be able to stream eight basketball games for free under a new deal with the NBA. Verizon, which owns Yahoo, is hoping to use sports to build a digital ad business to rival Facebook and Google. The company now lets anyone watch NFL games on a mobile Yahoo app; before...
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January 17, 2018 - 8:45 am
NBA-NEWS Boston Celtics great Jo Jo White dies at 71 UNDATED (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medalist, has died. He was 71. The Celtics announced his death Tuesday night. No cause was provided. The team said it was "...
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