Red Sox, Alex Cora agree to new contract
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BOSTON -- A day after Alex Cora finished second in the American League Manager of the Year Award race, the Red Sox gave their skipper the ultimate vote of confidence by redoing his contract to include a raise, an extra guaranteed year in 2021 and a club option that can keep him in Boston through '22. Behind Cora, the Red Sox notched a franchise-record 108 wins in the regular season and rolled through the competition in the postseason, going 11-3 to bring home a World Series championship -- Bosto
Chicago teen was sold into sex trafficking — and escaped
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CHICAGO — The victims of sex trafficking are from every race, religion, neighborhood and zip code. On Wednesday, we begin a multi-part series with the voice of one brave survivor from Chicago. “My mom kicked me out when I was 17,” she said. “I’ve been living on the streets since then.”
The Bears-Rams game on Dec. 9 has been flexed to night
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. — As the Bears continue to have success, their prominence on the national stage continues to increase. Hence a few of their games are getting moved from Noon to prime time. After it happened with this weeks' game against the Vikings, it did with another contest for Matt Nagy's team in December.
2018 Cy Young Award winners
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The Cy Young script has been rewritten. When the Mets' Jacob deGrom and the Rays' Blake Snell were announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Wednesday night as the 2018 winners of baseball's most prestigious pitching prizes, it was a window into the metrics that matter most when evaluating the modern-day starter and into the way the starting role itself has been altered -- perhaps irrevocably -- in MLB. With deGrom's runaway win over three-time winner Max Scherzer (deGrom rece
Jacob DeGrom of New York Mets wins NL Cy Young Award
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Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom, who led the majors with a 1.70 ERA, won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday night.
Boston Red Sox's 'Alex Cora was best manager in baseball' and 'voting for Manager of the Year is a joke' says former MLB GM Jim Bowden
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Bowden said the voters simply choose the manager of a team that was more successful than expected rather than looking into what a manager did to make the team successful.
Rays pitcher Blake Snell wins AL Cy Young award for league's best pitcher
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell has been awarded the American League Cy Young.
Missing retired Andrew High School teacher found dead
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BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Two months after he disappeared, the body of retired Andrew High School science teacher Daniel Jarski has been found. Jarski, 62, was last seen Sunday, Sept. 9 in rural Grant Park, Ill. He had left his cell phone and wallet at home. When he hadn’t returned home by late afternoon, his family began to worry.
Blake Snell of Tampa Bay Rays is the AL Cy Young Award winner
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Blake Snell's breakout season has culminated in the AL Cy Young Award, over Astros ace Justin Verlander and Indians stalwart Corey Kluber.
Major League Baseball Sends Scouts to West Bank to Observe Professional Stone Throwers - The Mideast Beast
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Noting the increasing prevalence of stone throwing, particularly among youths, in the Palestinian territories and in Israeli West Bank settlements,
Le?Veon Bell?s teammates raided his locker after he officially no-showed
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The Steelers are the only raiders having fun this season.
Here?s where you can find the NBA City Edition jerseys, T-shirts, and apparel
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Here?s all the details you need on how to order the new NBA City Edition merch.
Trump backs major rewrite of sentencing laws
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation. "Today I'm thrilled to announce my support for this bipartisan bill that will make our communities safer and give former inmates a second chance at life after they have served their time," Trump said at the White House, hailing the deal as proof that "true bipartisanship is possible."
5,000 words? worth of Mike Leach?s most memorable quotes
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The former Texas Tech and current Washington State head coach has a long history of saying stuff.
Jacob deGrom and Blake Snell Win Cy Young Awards
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DeGrom won in a near-unanimous decision despite recording only 10 wins this year because of the Mets’ anemic offense.
Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates trade five players between teams
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The Indians and Pirates completed a five-player trade Wednesday that included Cleveland infielder Erik Gonzalez.
Woman, 24, charged in Indiana bus crash that killed 3 children pleads not guilty
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ROCHESTER, Ind. — A northern Indiana woman accused of striking and killing three children with a pickup truck as they crossed a highway to board a school bus entered a preliminary not guilty plea Thursday. Alyssa Shepherd, 24, appeared before a Fulton County judge on three counts of reckless homicide. The Rochester, Indiana, woman also faces one misdemeanor count of passing a school bus when an arm signal device is extended, causing bodily injury.
Addison Russell needs to explain himself before the Cubs consider bringing him back
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Not until Addison Russell takes the important step of speaking for himself should anybody entertain the idea of seeing him in a Cubs uniform again — and maybe not even then, depending on how sincerely he handles the situation.
Let?s pour one out for Nathan Peterman, the worst QB we?ve seen
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Nathan Peterman is gone, but his horrible stats remain.
MLB, Fox Announce New TV Rights Contract Worth Reported $5.1 Billion
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Major League Baseball and Fox Sports announced a contract extension Thursday through the 2028 season that includes exclusive television broadcast rights for the World Series and the All-Star Game...
Making the case for each NL MVP finalist
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The finalists in the 2018 National League Most Valuable Player Award race include a perennial NL MVP candidate and a pair of stars that ascended to superstar status last season. While the Rockies' Nolan Arenado finished fifth and fourth in NL MVP balloting in '16 and '17, respectively, the Cubs' Javier Baez and the Brewers' Christian Yelich had never finished higher than 19th (Yelich in '16). It all makes for an exciting and intriguing announcement Thursday at 6 p.m. ET on MLB Network. Here's a
Zion Williamson?s best dunks at Duke, ranked
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We?ll be tracking Williamson?s best dunks all season.
Hal Steinbrenner evaluating Manny Machado
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NEW YORK -- The Yankees' interest in Manny Machado is serious, and as the club continues to gather information and evaluate his potential fit in pinstripes, managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said it is "essential" to hear an explanation for the free-agent slugger's October commentary. When Machado's aggressiveness was questioned during the Dodgers' National League Championship Series against the Brewers, Machado memorably said that he was "not the type of player that's going to be Johnny
Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Christian Yelich, Josh Donaldson
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In today?s links, Chris Sale once again has second half issues to blame for his lack of a Cy Young award. Plus alternate realities where the Red Sox employ Christian Yelich and trade for Josh Donaldson.
Jacob deGrom had one of the greatest, silliest Cy Young seasons ever
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Jacob deGrom is a deserving Cy Young winner, even if "Yakety Sax" was the soundtrack while his teammates played behind him.
MLB -- Cy Youngs for Jacob deGrom, Blake Snell reflect analytics' impact
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The Mets ace took home his trophy with just 10 wins, the Rays hurler with just over 180 IP, so voters looked deeper at their performance.
Alex Cora has a new contract, now it?s time to keep the magic going
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Alex Cora?s tenure with the Red Sox is obviously off to a tremendous start, but he has to keep it going.
Comerica Park stadium worker gets probation for spitting on pizza
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A fired Comerica Park stadium worker who pleaded guilty to spitting on a pizza has been sentenced to 18 months of probation and must take an anger management class.
Jacob deGrom's Cy Young award proves the pitcher's win-loss record has never meant less
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DeGrom won the hardware despite going just 10-9 in the regular season
Arizona Fall League roundup for November 14
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Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Wednesday: • Gameday: Salt River 4, Glendale 3 | Mesa 10, Surprise 6 | Scottsdale 10, Peoria 3
MLB commish Rob Manfred gets five-year extension after unanimous vote
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Rob Manfred will stay in this job through 2024 after owners approve five-year extension
The Greatest eBay Sales Pitches Ever
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At the outset let me point out that there's very little I can add to either of these authentic stream-of-conciousness sagas of Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews, the Mexican Dentist who saved him $20,000, the bartender, Adam West, the Elks Lodge, Socialized Medicine in France, "super famous guys living on cat food," and the autographed?
Red Sox give manager Alex Cora contract extension through at least 2021
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Alex Cora led the Red Sox to 108 wins and a World Series title in his first year at the helm in Boston.
Texas Rangers name first coaches for new manager Chris Woodward's staff
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New Rangers manager Chris Woodward's staff will include three returning coaches and add Luis Ortiz as hitting coach.
How speed affects MLB free agents over age 30
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As we saw last offseason, life on the free-agent market for 30-and-older free agents can be rough. Teams have been prioritizing youth over experience, for reasons of flexibility, health, projected performance and budget. It makes for an interesting setup for this winter's class, because while we know that young stars like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are going to strike it big, we don't know how some of the more veteran players will do. What we do know is that teams will be using any and all o
The Other Pitcher Acquired at the Deadline [2018 Season Review] - River Avenue Blues
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Scouting the Trade Market: Corey Kluber Prospect Profile: Anthony Seigler The Yankees acquisition of Lance Lynn was initially met with a bit of puzzlement. The issue wasn?t the trade itself, as few were upset about the loss of Tyler Austin and Luis Rijo; rather, folks were concerned about the perceived downgrade from Adam Warren (dealt ?
Luis Severino finishes ninth in the 2018 AL Cy Young voting - River Avenue Blues
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2019 Draft: Draft Order Tracker is now live RAB is hiring: Facebook Page Manager Earlier tonight, MLB and the BBWAA announced Rays southpaw Blake Snell is the 2018 AL Cy Young award winner. The Yankees hit him pretty well this year. Nine runs and four homers in 13.1 innings across three starts. Justin Verlander finished ?
Why there's a really, really good chance a Yankee will lead major league baseball in HRs - Golf Digest
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GolfDigest.comWhy there's a really, really good chance a Yankee will lead major league baseball in HRsGolfDigest.comThe biggest story of the last year's Major League Baseball off-season involved the game's biggest bat being dealt. The Miami Marlins Derek Jeter traded gifted Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees, adding an absurd amount of pop to what was already ...
Prospect Profile: Anthony Seigler - River Avenue Blues
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The Other Pitcher Acquired at the Deadline [2018 Season Review] 2019 Draft: Draft Order Tracker is now live Anthony Seigler | C Background Seigler, 19, grew up outside Atlanta in Cartersville, Georgia, and his father named him after former big leaguer and longtime friend Tony Phillips. As a senior at Cartersville High School last spring, ?