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The Pirates Have Traded Andrew McCutchen

The Pirates Have Traded Andrew McCutchen

McCutchen would join Buster Posey as former National League Most Valuable Players on the Giants roster. McCutchen is a four-time Silver Slugger victor and provides power to a lineup in desperate need of a power bat. If he struggled to patrol the gaps at PNC Park, then he'll have an even harder time guarding the spacious outfield at AT&T Park . The Giants won't necessarily be satisfied with Longoria and McCutchen. Read More

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Brian Daboll hired as Bills new OC

Brian Daboll hired as Bills new OC

Daboll, 42, is coming off a heck of calendar year. Offensively, Alabama ranked 15th in the nation averaging 37 points per game this past season. It included 11 with the New England Patriots where he served in varying capacities, more recently as tight ends coach from 2014-2016. Read More

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Thibaut Courtois: 'Fans booing does not help Chelsea players'

Thibaut Courtois: 'Fans booing does not help Chelsea players'

Conte's position has come under increasing scrutiny at Stamford Bridge, with constant hints since the summer that he has not been happy with the transfer policy at Chelsea . After the FA Cup third round action the Premier League returns this weekend with the showpiece fixture taking place on Sunday afternoon, when Liverpool host leaders Manchester City. Read More

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31 days until the Pittsburgh Pirates have their first spring workout

31 days until the Pittsburgh Pirates have their first spring workout

MLB .com's Jon Morosi even reported Wednesday the Pirates and Astros had agreed on a deal, though that turned out not to be the case at that time. Cole will now enter the Astros' rotation as a top-4 starter. His career major league ERA of 4.52 is not eye-popping, but he was dominant in the minor leagues for the Astros across all levels. Musgrove, and have already appeared in the major leagues and should contribute in Pittsburgh nearly immediately. Read More

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Vice President Pence to lead USA delegation to Winter Olympics

Vice President Pence to lead USA delegation to Winter Olympics

NBC is leaning on Intel's True VR technology , which uses multiple camera pods at each event to create interactive 360-degree virtual reality environments. No word yet on whether NBC's Olympics coverage in VR will feature VR advertising as well. The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics averaged 21.4 million prime-time viewers, down 12% from the 2010 Vancouver Games. Read More

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UEFA Announce Official 2017 Team Of The Year, Neymar Snubbed

UEFA Announce Official 2017 Team Of The Year, Neymar Snubbed

A record 8.8m votes were cast to decide the XI , with users deciding on their preferred formation from a shortlist of 50 players chosen by the UEFA.com editorial team. Hazard is voted as the third member of an attacking trident in a team dominated by Real Madrid stars after Zinedine Zidane's men retained the Champions League and beat Barca to winning LaLiga a year ago. Read More

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Francis Coquelin set to join Valencia from Arsenal

Francis Coquelin set to join Valencia from Arsenal

A new contract signed past year means Arsenal collect a sizeable fee. Coquelin admits he spoke to Arsenal team-mates Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal, Hector Bellerin and Santi Cazorla about life at Mestalla before making the move. "He goes to Valencia because he didn't get enough games with us this season and he had an opportunity". "What he is doing at the moment will help him develop as a player because he plays in a different position but at some stage I will play him in at ... Read More

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Astros GM: 'Nothing imminent' in deal for Pirates RHP Cole

Astros GM: 'Nothing imminent' in deal for Pirates RHP Cole

The New York Post also reported the trade. Cole went 12-12 with a 4.26 ERA for the Pirates last season. Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch during the first inning against the St. Acquiring Cole would bolster the Astros' already stellar starting rotation, as Justin Verlander , Dallas Keuchel , Lance McCullers Jr. and Charlie Morton all are under contract for the defending World Series champions in 2018. Read More

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Browns add Eliot Wolf to the rebuilt front office

Browns add Eliot Wolf to the rebuilt front office

According to Marc Sessler of NFL .com, the Oakland Raiders also had interest in adding Wolf to the front office, though he ultimately opted for Cleveland. We had great success together in Green Bay and we both understand the hard work it takes to create a winning environment. Some of my fondest memories in football were playing the Browns in the playoffs one year (while with the Oilers) and the fans throwing dog bones at us so we had to turn around and play that series at the opposite end ... Read More

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All signs point to Matt Patricia becoming next Giants head coach

All signs point to Matt Patricia becoming next Giants head coach

Earlier, it was reported that Patricia might join the Lions as head coach [VIDEO ], replacing Jim Caldwell , who was sacked after the team missed the playoffs. Sports Illustrated's Peter King adds that while the Lions favor Patricia over Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel for their head coaching job, Patricia is now leaning towards the Giants' head coaching position, meaning Vrabel could eventually land in Motor City. Read More

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Thomas Lemar and Leon Bailey

Thomas Lemar and Leon Bailey

One of Liverpool's top January transfer targets, Thomas Lemar , may choose to stay at Monaco this month to protect his World Cup chances. Liverpool are looking for a replacement for Philippe Coutinho , who had his dream move to Barcelona finalised on Saturday, and the Reds are long time admirers of the France worldwide. Read More

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Arsenal set Sanchez price at £40m for Man City

Arsenal set Sanchez price at £40m for Man City

City's hierarchy believe that a deal in the region of £30m could be struck, although reports suggest the two clubs are still afar off in the player's valuation. The Gunners forward has been linked with a potential January move over the past few months given his contract situation at Arsenal . Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has verbally agreed to join Manchester City , according to Marca . Read More

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For Van Dijk and Liverpool, a Winning Start

For Van Dijk and Liverpool, a Winning Start

The atmosphere in the stands crackled and on the pitch it was equally feisty. Virgil van Dijk , who joined Liverpool from Southampton in the January transfer window, scored in the Merseyside derby. Long before Van Dijk's 84th-minute goal, there was an ugly flashpoint between Mason Holgate , the Everton defender, and Roberto Firmino, the Liverpool forward. Read More

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Panthers Wild Card Playoffs preview and predictions

Panthers Wild Card Playoffs preview and predictions

The Saints have benefitted from rookie running back Alvin Kamara , 22, and veteran Mark Ingram , 28, as the New Orleans running game is averaging 4.7 yards per carry. The Panthers also converted on third-and-8 with a pass over the middle to Brenton Bersin before the drive stalled on the New Orleans 21-yard line. Not only does Olsen provide quarterback Cam Newton with a top-tier target, but he's enjoyed success against the Saints in the past . Read More

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Mohamed Salah on the lips of every Liverpool fan

Mohamed Salah on the lips of every Liverpool fan

He also had a hand in all seven of the goals that took the Pharaohs to qualification for their first World Cup since 1990. "I want to tell them never to stop believing and dreaming". Mohamed Salah has set his sights on becoming the best Egyptian player in history. He netted the stoppage time penalty against Congo, which sent the Egyptian team to the world cup competition. Read More

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Gruden to be named Raiders head coach — NFL NOTEBOOK

Gruden to be named Raiders head coach — NFL NOTEBOOK

Gruden told ESPN this week that he'd had a good talk with the Raiders owner Mark Davis about returning to the organization and that he believed there was a "good chance" it would happen. His tenure ended shortly after the "Tuck Rule" loss to the New England Patriots when he was traded the following month to Tampa Bay for two first-round draft picks, two second-rounders and $8 million. Read More

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Raiders to announce Gruden hiring next Tuesday

It had been reported from a number of media outlets that Gruden would return as coach and receive a formal introduction Tuesday during a news conference. After a brief hiatus, Brown returned to football as the part owner, coach and general manager of the AFL expansion Cincinnati Bengals , who began play in 1968. Read More

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Man Utd leave it late to beat Derby

Man Utd leave it late to beat Derby

More crosses were massively evading their targets, and he sent the opposition on a counter-attack with a disastrous pass backwards eventually finding it's way to Sam Winnall on the edge of the area - luckily for Mkhitaryan, his shot was skewed well wide. Read More

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Conte defends profligate Morata after draw with Arsenal

Conte defends profligate Morata after draw with Arsenal

He said before the game against Chelsea: "I must say what is more frustrating for me is that it happened many times this season - at Stoke, at Watford , at Manchester City , at West Brom". Speaking after the game Wenger said: "It was a great football game. I'm so proud to play for a big club like Arsenal". Morata, meanwhile, had hit just two in his previous six games, but the Spaniard faced Arsenal having scored just once against a top-six rival since his £60m summer arrival from Real ... Read More

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Everton boss Allardyce makes worrying admission about Barkley

Everton boss Allardyce makes worrying admission about Barkley

Barkley turned down a big-money move to Chelsea at the last minute as he wanted to focus on his recovery. Barkley pulled out of a move in August after undergoing a medical, with a fee of £35m being agreed between the two clubs at the time, but the sum will now be considerably smaller as the Englishman has just five months to run on his existing deal. Read More

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Oakland Raiders fire head coach Jack Del Rio

Oakland Raiders fire head coach Jack Del Rio

Yeah, sometimes owners. Guys want to bounce ideas off me. "I don't want to sit here and speculate". He said the Oakland Raiders are his childhood team and he appreciated the opportunity to serve as head coach. In the final game of his Husky career, junior defensive lineman Vita Vea held back tears as he walked off the field following Washington's 35-28 loss to Penn State in Saturday's Fiesta Bowl. Read More

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Hockey Player Tells Dad He Made The Olympic Team

Hockey Player Tells Dad He Made The Olympic Team

The women's Olympic team will be looking to secure their first title since their Olympic debut at the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan, whilst the men will be hoping to simply finish on the podium after failing to do so at Sochi 2014. "I know we're a little down on the Olympics without the NHL, but these are the kinds of moments that make me so happy for the players selected", writes ESPN hockey analyst Chris Peters . Read More

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Cardinals QB Carson Palmer on retirement: 'I just know'

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer on retirement: 'I just know'

Palmer ends his career 12th on the all-time rankings with 294 touchdown passes. The Cardinals' offseason of change won't be limited to their head coaching position. Larry Fitzgerald has still not announced whether or not he will return for another season. His relationship with the Bengals ended poorly, with Palmer requesting to be traded after the 2010 season. Read More

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Packers GM Ted Thompson not returning to team in same role

Packers GM Ted Thompson not returning to team in same role

McCarthy was entering the 2018 season without a deal, but will have a shot at turning things around after all. There could be some other shuffling on the offensive staff as well. Eliot Wolf , Ron Wolf's son and Director of Football Operations for the Packers , has been seen by many as an heir apparent to Thompson. Thompson is under contract through the 2019 draft and it's not clear what his role will be with the team, most likely as a personnel consultant. Read More

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