• NL MVP Stanton rules out Giants, Cardinals
NL MVP Stanton rules out Giants, Cardinals

While they technically are disallowed from having Stanton lower his contract to make it more palatable, even if he were open to the idea, it's possible they could propose additional opt-outs for him, or perhaps the team, to lessen the likely commitment (though even that may be disallowed).

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  • Japanese star Shohei Ohtani will sign with Angels
Japanese star Shohei Ohtani will sign with Angels

ET on December 22 to agree to a contract with an Major League Baseball team. "We are honored Shohei Ohtani has made a decision to join the Angels organization", the franchise said in a brief statement. Ohtani likely could have received a deal worth more than $100 million if he had waited two years to move stateside, but Ohtani wasn't interest...

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  • LaVar: Sons LiAngelo, LaMelo sign with agent
LaVar: Sons LiAngelo, LaMelo sign with agent

Their new agent, Harrison Gaines , already represents the oldest of the Ball brothers, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball . While Lonzo Ball was a college basketball star, his father has assured that the other two sons will not be.

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  • John Travolta Cries 'Fake News' Over Reports of 'Gotti' Biopic Being Pulled
John Travolta Cries 'Fake News' Over Reports of 'Gotti' Biopic Being Pulled

In an interview with Deadline published late last night, Travolta characterised the reports on the film as "speculation bordering on fake news". They said no, twice, and I literally begged them to reconsider and they finally and generously let it go.

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  • Vols finalize deal with Jeremy Pruitt to become next head coach
Vols finalize deal with Jeremy Pruitt to become next head coach

Sources say the only question that remains is whether he will coach in Alabama's semifinal game against Clemson. Pruitt is 43 years old and a native of Alabama . He worked an initial stint on Alabama's staff from 2007-12, when he helped the Crimson Tide win national titles in 2009, 2011 and 2012. The All-American defensive back said he know...

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  • 76ers sending Jahlil Okafor to Nets
76ers sending Jahlil Okafor to Nets

The 30-year-old Booker will bring a strong rebounding and defensive presence to the 76ers. Now, the 76ers can focus back on winning basketball games with the elephant out of the room. So, what exactly are the Sixers giving up? Okafor has appeared in two games for the Sixers this season. While some fans will hate to see Okafor go, his departur...

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  • Putin: Russians not prevented from competing at Winter Olympics under neutral flag
Putin: Russians not prevented from competing at Winter Olympics under neutral flag

Mr. Putin rejected the claims and said the ban was "politically motivated". The IOC on Tuesday banned Russian Federation from the Olympics after evidence emerged of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system. "But I don't think anything will change". — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko is banned from the Olymp...

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  • Wembley awarded four more Euro 2020 games to take total to seven
Wembley awarded four more Euro 2020 games to take total to seven

Bilbao and Dublin were paired together.in Group E. Cardiff and Stockholm - which hosted last year's Champions League and Europa League finals respectively - had hoped to fill the breach but the decision was made to expand Wembley's allocation.

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  • Austrian court rules in favor of same-sex marriage
Austrian court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Dismay at the ruling also came from Roman Catholic Church leaders in Austria , who denounced the court for "negating the uniqueness" of marriage "which is based on the differences between the sexes". Yes! However, the Austrian Constintutional Court have examined and repealed that definition, saying that it was discriminatory against LGBTQ people...

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  • IPL governing council clears way for Dhoni's return to CSK
IPL governing council clears way for Dhoni's return to CSK

The governing council of the tournament came to the conclusion that the IPL franchises will be able to retain a maximum of five players through a combination of pre-auction retention and Right To Match (RTM) cards. However, it was decided not more than three Indian and two foreign players can be retained by a franchise. He was CSK's captain at th...

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  • Trade deficit narrows to $1.5B in October
Trade deficit narrows to $1.5B in October

Imports hit a record $244.6 billion in October on growing USA demand amid an improving economy, while exports were unchanged at $195.9 billion from September. Strong U.S. consumer spending, buoyed by a tight labor market and sky-high confidence, has also helped drive the recent ramp-up in imports. He added, "Together with the depreciation of the ...

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  • Alex Hales cleared to play for England after Bristol nightclub incident
Alex Hales cleared to play for England after Bristol nightclub incident

England play Australia in a five-match limited overs series starting on January 14. Hales has been cleared by police of any charges relating to the brawl in Bristol. He departed having scored just two runs, with his team stranded on eight for three. Stokes, 26, had been training on his own while England set off to Australia and will stay mat...

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  • Stephen Curry (ankle) reportedly ruled out for Warriors on Wednesday
Stephen Curry (ankle) reportedly ruled out for Warriors on Wednesday

Curry, who has a history of ankle injuries, underwent X-rays that came back negative. Curry's right ankle has been problematic during his professional career. That being said, it wouldn't be a surprise if Curry sits out during the Warriors' road game against the Charlotte Hornets tomorrow night for precaution.

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  • Steve Kerr: Golden State Warriors' emotional outbursts are 'absolutely too much'
Steve Kerr: Golden State Warriors' emotional outbursts are 'absolutely too much'

Durant was also ejected in a victory over Orlando last Friday, and Shaun Livingston for arguing over an official's non-call in a win over Miami on Sunday. But things reached a boiling point in the fourth quarter when Cousins almost head butted Durant to get things really started. "We got to be poised and we got to execute out there".

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  • Olympic ban sparks outrage in Russian Federation
Olympic ban sparks outrage in Russian Federation

At the IOC's Congress in Lima to award the 2024 Summer Olympics to Paris and 2028 Games to Los Angeles, 17 national anti-doping agencies including the United States, France, Germany and Britain demand Russia's exclusion from Pyeongchang, calling it "one of the biggest doping scandals in sporting history".

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  • Cougs accept invitation to Holiday Bowl
Cougs accept invitation to Holiday Bowl

Good for (the Big Ten ) to have him back". Since coming to Michigan , Harbaugh is only 1-2 against Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans and you can bet he will be looking to improve on that record beginning in 2018. MSU players took to Twitter Sunday afternoon to air their frustration, while Dantonio did his best to deflect it all. Af...

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  • LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA, ESPN reports
LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA, ESPN reports

Although there are seemingly no hard feelings from the Ball family, they are no strangers to taking this course of action. Those options will not include transferring to another school. Trump then stated that he didn't receive proper appreciation from LaVar Ball and later posted on Twitter: "I should have left them in jail!" If the Nationa...

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  • Arizona State names Herm Edwards coach, announces new National Football League approach to program
Arizona State names Herm Edwards coach, announces new National Football League approach to program

Arizona State on Sunday officially announced Herm Edwards as its new football coach, but that won't be the former NFL head coach's only role in Tempe. Only Edwards knows that answer, but it is fun to believe he isn't sure what team he's coaching. Anderson, who spent over eight years as the NFL's executive vice president of football operations...

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  • Kyle Shanahan on Jimmy Garoppolo's debut: 'It was pretty impressive'
Kyle Shanahan on Jimmy Garoppolo's debut: 'It was pretty impressive'

Gould is now 36-of-38 on field goals since leaving the Bears and he specifically mentioned that "it's pretty special to be playing for a guy like Coach (Richard) Hightower", who was the Bears' assistant special teams coordinator in 2016 and is now the 49ers special teams coordinator.

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  • Mourinho to rotate players for CSKA with City looming
Mourinho to rotate players for CSKA with City looming

The sublime David De Gea produced a league record-equalling 14 saves to help United overcome Arsenal in north London, but, just as he did throughout last season's successful Europa League campaign and in last month's 1-0 defeat in Basel, will make way for his deputy Romero against a CSKA outfit missing five players .

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