Padres to sign Eric Hosmer
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PEORIA, Ariz. -- After an offseason filled with slow-churning drama, the Padres have landed their top target -- and one of the top targets on the entire market. Eric Hosmer is headed to San Diego, multiple sources confirmed late Saturday night. The 28-year-old first baseman has agreed to an eight-year contract that includes an opt-out after the fifth year, MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi reports. The club has not confirmed the deal, which was first reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune. It is pendin
Eric Hosmer agrees to deal with San Diego Padres
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The Padres have reached a deal with free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer, according to multiple reports.
Blackhawks fans ejected for racist taunts at Capitals player
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CHICAGO - Four Blackhawks fans may never be allowed back in the United Center again. According to the Washington Post, the group of hecklers taunted Capitals winger Devante Smith-Pelly while he was in the penalty box with chants of “basketball, basketball, basketball." Smith-Pelly happens to be black.
LeBron James responds to grammar comments from Fox News? Laura Ingraham
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LeBron James extended his feud Saturday with a Fox News host after she made comments about his grammar and diction while complaining about his political beliefs. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward responded again in his days-long back-and-forth with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who took to her show on Thursday to tell James that he should "shut up and dribble."
Life or death main decision for school shooting suspect
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison. The fate of 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who faces 17 counts of first-degree murder in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, will depend on his mental state and the wishes of the victims' families, which have a say in how the prosecution proceeds.
VIDEO: Chicago remembers CPD Cmdr. Paul Bauer
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CHICAGO - Chicago pays tribute to slain Chicago Police Department Commander Paul Bauer. Bauer, 53, was fatally shot Tuesday while confronting a suspect outside the Thompson Center.
Florida shooting survivors rally, demand gun control
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida are demanding tougher gun laws. They took part in an emotional rally in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. The survivors raised their voices to say thoughts and prayers are not enough.
Eric Hosmer signs 8-year deal with Padres, per reports
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Free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has reportedly agreed to terms with the San Diego Padres.
Man arrested for feeding cocaine and whiskey to goat
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Lawrenceville, GA -- A Gwinnett County man is facing an animal cruelty charge and possible deportation after video footage of him and two men force feeding a goat cocaine and whiskey surfaced. Sheriff investigators arrested Sergio Palomares-Guzman at a ranch on the 200 block of Grayson New Hope Road. The 28-year-old lived and worked at the ranch as a horse trainer.
Blackhawks rout Caps 7-1 to end 8-game losing streak
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CHICAGO — Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks ripped the Washington Capitals 7-1 on Saturday night to end an eight-game losing streak. Patrick Kane, Brandon Saad and Ryan Hartman each added a goal and an assist in a 44-shot attack that took advantage of Washington breakdowns and powered Chicago to its first win since Jan. 30 at Nashville. Nick Schmaltz, Artem Anisimov and rookie Alex DeBrincat also scored to help the Blackhawks snap a seven-game slide at home b
The Detroit News top 50 Detroit Tigers prospects
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Lynn Henning of The Detroit News breaks down his top 50 prospects for the Detroit Tigers.
Passenger plane crashes in Iran with 66 aboard, report says
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All 66 people on board a passenger plane that crashed Sunday in a mountainous region of southern Iran are presumed dead, the airline said. The Aseman Airlines plane was flying from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj when it disappeared 50 minutes into the flight, according to a post on the airline's Instagram account.
Rays acquire 1B Cron; designate OF Dickerson for assignment
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The Rays acquired first baseman C.J. Cron from the Angels and have designated outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment.
Burst of snow Saturday afternoon, 60s on Monday
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For the latest weather updates, visit wgntv.com/weather.
State investigated shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz after self-harm
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PARKLAND, Fla.  — Florida's child welfare agency investigated the suspect in a school shooting that killed 17 people after he cut himself in a video but found him stable, according to state records. The Miami Herald obtained records from Florida's Department of Children and Families and reported Saturday that Nikolas Cruz posted a video on the social media network Snapchat showing him cutting his arms in 2016.
Band of snow moving through the Chicago area this Saturday afternoon
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A band of snow will move eastward through the Chicago area this afternoon. Snowfall could be briefly heavy, possibly depositing an inch or so, as it passes over a given location. Highways/streets/sidewalks could become slushy, snow-covered and slick. The snow will end from the west by this evening.
Twins trade for Jake Odorizzi
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Twins took a major step toward solidifying their rotation late Saturday night, acquiring right-hander Jake Odorizzi from the Rays for shortstop prospect Jermaine Palacios, the club announced. Minnesota was in the market for starting pitching even after agreeing to terms with right-hander Anibal Sanchez on a one-year, $2.5 million deal on Friday. To make room for Odorizzi, the Twins placed right-hander Michael Pineda on the 60-day disabled list, but they will have to make
Warmer temps, heavy rain on the way
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CHICAGO -- For the latest weather updates, visit wgntv.com/weather.
Angels trade first baseman C.J. Cron to Rays
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels alleviated their logjam at first base on Saturday, trading C.J. Cron to the Rays in exchange for a player to be named. With Luis Valbuena and Albert Pujols projected to earn the majority of starts at first base this season, the Angels had little playing time to offer Cron, who is out of Minor League options. Pujols is expected to play more first base this season to free up at-bats for Shohei Ohtani at designated hitter, and Valbuena should get most of his looks there a
Let?s admire Dennis Smith Jr?s incredible between-the-legs 360 dunk from every possible angle
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This was the best dunk of the night, by far. Let?s make sure it?s never forgotten.
Olney: Patience doesn't pay for free agents who sit out spring training - Buster Olney Blog- ESPN
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Unsigned veterans such as Logan Morrison might be tempted to wait to sign after Opening Day, but it's a gambit without guarantees -- or recent success.
Young Braves could be surprise Wild Card team
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Commissioner Rob Manfred was addressing the competitive landscape of baseball here the other day when he made a salient point about the modern game. "It is harder today," he said, "because of the significance of young players in the game and how quickly they have emerged, to make judgments about how teams are going to play moving forward."
NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2018 recap: Donovan Mitchell tops Larry Nance Jr. in
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DUNKS DUNKS DUNKS. But ... this was a little underwhelming.
Sunday Brunch: Korean Style Short Ribs
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CHICAGO -- Deirdre Quinn, the executive chef of Fort Willow shared her recipe for Korean Style Short Ribs. Fort Willow 1721 N. Elston Avenue Chicago, IL 60642 Fort-Willow.com Korean Style Short Ribs Yield:  6 portions 6 Korean cut short ribs 2 cups bulgogi sauce 1 quart broccoli slaw
Relief pitcher Tony Watson joins Giants
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Giants added a much-needed left-hander to solidify their bullpen by agreeing with free agent Tony Watson on a two-year contract with a player option for a third season. Multiple sources confirmed the deal Saturday. The length of the contract, which reportedly is valued between $7 million and $9 million guaranteed, enabled the Giants to keep their player payroll under the threshold for the Competitive Balance Tax.
The earth?s annual temperature: How does 2017 rank?
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Dear Tom, A few of the years since 2000 have ranked among the Earth’s warmest since accurate records began. Where does 2017 rank? — Mildred Pico Dear Mildred, Federal climate experts (in reports prepared independently by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) tell us that global temperatures ranked at near-record levels in 2017 since records began in 1880. NASA ranked it second warmest, and NOAA ranked it third warmest.
Keith Law: Why prospect-packed Padres spent too much on Eric Hosmer - Keith Law Blog- ESPN
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After assembling one of baseball's best collections of young talent, the Padres' first big investment in free agency could hurt them in the long term.
Gleyber Torres opens Yankees camp healthy
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TAMPA, Fla. -- Gleyber Torres will be a "full go" when Grapefruit League games begin next week, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, who plans to utilize the 21-year-old at second base, third base and shortstop while the Yankees evaluate his chances of making the Opening Day roster. Rated as the Yankees' top prospect and the No. 5 prospect in all of baseball by MLB Pipeline, Torres will have no restrictions following Tommy John surgery on his left (non-throwing) elbow. He sustained a season
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Yankees could set home run records in 2018
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Imaginations across New York -- and the entire baseball landscape -- immediately jumped to the record books when the Yankees introduced Giancarlo Stanton two months ago. The man who had just chased 60 home runs was moving to a smaller ballpark, a bigger market and a lineup that included Aaron Judge. It remains to be seen whether Stanton's move to Yankee Stadium will boost his homer total; Statcast™ batted ball metrics show there could be no change. But his addition improves a lineup that already
Eric Hosmer striking it rich in San Diego is so crazy it could work
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A front-loaded, eight-year deal for $144 million put one of this winter's biggest free agents in a Padres uniform. How could this calculated risk also make sense?
David Wright Still Wants to Play, but Admits It May Not Happen
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The Mets’ captain has played in only 75 games the past three seasons, and at spring training, on Saturday, he said that his latest comeback bid had no timetable.
Seattle Mariners look poised to finally end longest playoff drought in baseball
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A quick preview of the Seattle Mariners before the start of the Cactus League season.
Fantasy MLB - A look at Eric Hosmer joining the San Diego Padres and the fantasy spin
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Eric Hosmer finally signed, joining the San Diego Padres with an eight-year contract. Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy fallout of the deal.
Mark Melancon's kids are pretty pumped about the Giants latest signing
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Mark Melancon and Tony Watson are reunited with the Giants after spending years together with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel in a good place as he eyes free agency
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FORT MYERS ? There?s a lot weighing on Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel.
Yankees have many center field options
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TAMPA, Fla. -- There is no shortage of Yankees outfielders lining up for reps in center, with Clint Frazier asking manager Aaron Boone for a chance to give the position a whirl this spring. Even Aaron Judge tossed his name into the ring, hopeful to revisit his collegiate days as Fresno State's standout center fielder. With Aaron Hicks and Jacoby Ellsbury vying for playing time in center, plus a capable fill-in option in Brett Gardner, Boone is in no hurry to place Frazier or Judge in the middle
Aaron Boone mum on pick for New York Yankees' Opening Day starter - Yankees Blog- ESPN
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Rewarding Luis Severino for a breakout season might seem like the easy call, but manager Aaron Boone has a rotation full of alternatives.