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Now, Melancon, who is a free agent, has found a new team to sign with. "I just spoke to Aroldis Chapman about his contract negotiations; told me he has not evaluated any offers yet and will do so this week". Between the Pirates and Nationals last season, Melancon saved 47 games while pitching to a 1.64 ERA. Those days of pitching for the Long Island Ducks, out of the majors and nearly out of luck, happily seem far away now for Rich Hill.
  • Under-fire Pardew admits Palace are in crisis

    Under-fire Pardew admits Palace are in crisis

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    The Eagles are now fourth from bottom of the Premier League are only clear of the relegation zone on goal difference. "He [Parish] just really wants to see us putting the effort on the pitch at a level where we can get a result". "This is kind of a crisis at the moment, a mini-crisis' that we have to get through". I understand the feelings of our fans. That's a pressure I put on myself.
  • Glenn Maxwell fined for ungracious comments

    Glenn Maxwell fined for ungracious comments

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    Maxwell was recalled to the squad for Sunday's one-day global against New Zealand and took the opportunity to express how "painful" it had been for him to bat behind wicketkeeper Wade for Victoria. "I've been just trying to bat wherever I can and try to make as many runs as I can", Maxwell said. "Whether that comes from white ball cricket or any sort of cricket I'm playing whether they come down and watch me at Fitzroy-Doncaster and see how I'm going in club cricket it doesn't matter", he ...
  • Man sought in alleged sex assault at Grey Cup

    Man sought in alleged sex assault at Grey Cup

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    Although doubt hovered before the game about the health of quarterback Henry Burris, it has been unquestionably the offensive star of the game for the Red and Black. As well, the CFL's Western and Eastern Semi-Finals marked an increase of 14% compared to previous year, attracting 1.1 million and 903,000 viewers to TSN , respectively.
  • Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens 2-1

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    Pavelski then created the Canadiens' turnover that led to the Sharks' second goal and his eighth of the season. "If (Price) sees it, there's a good chance he's going to stop it", said Sharks forward Patrick Marleau, who skated in his 1,436th National Hockey League game Friday, tying Boston Bruins Hall of Famer Johnny Bucyk for the eighth-most games played with one team.
  • Kings-76ers game postponed due to wet floor

    Kings-76ers game postponed due to wet floor

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    The Wells Fargo Center - home to the 76ers and Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League - is a shared court, which results in some days where both teams play. The question of whether the ice played into the problem was posed. Meanwhile, by giving up Cousins, the Kings might start to rebuild right now and have the two young talent plus a first-round draft pick the starting point for them.
  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: Teams could copy Southampton approach against us

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: Teams could copy Southampton approach against us

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    The Reds manager appreciated and lauded the efforts of his side, even going to the extent of saying that the players exceeded his expectations based on the pre-match preparations done going into the game. A lot, actually. During the Koeman years we had become used to a team who were defensively solid and functional in possession, if rarely spectacular.
  • 49ers coach Chip Kelly says he has no interest in Oregon job

    49ers coach Chip Kelly says he has no interest in Oregon job

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    Huskies quarterback Jake Browning threw for six touchdowns in the victory, which snapped a 12-game losing streak to the rival Ducks. No other Pac-12 school is expected to fire its coach this off-season, leaving OR as the most intriguing option out West.
  • MMA Athletes Association Officially Announces Formation on Conference Call

    MMA Athletes Association Officially Announces Formation on Conference Call

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    And it's that disparity in revenue that the organisation is looking to address, as well as improving the provision of healthcare and retirement pensions for fighters. " Every time we fight, we're afraid ", St-Pierre said, as transcribed by MMA Fighting . "I know a lot of fighters are afraid, but it's time to step up and do the right thing", St-Pierre said.
  • Andy Murray heads BBC Sport Personality shortlist for 2016

    Andy Murray heads BBC Sport Personality shortlist for 2016

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    The shortlist will be announced in due course - whether it be 10 or 12 nominees remains to be seen - however, Redbrick Sport have tried to pick a list of 16 potential sportspeople who could feature. Sarah Storey and Kadeena Cox are two of four Paralympians on the shortlist. Whitlock won individual titles on the floor and pommel horse, as well as a bronze medal in the All-around competition - Britain's first medal in this event in 108 years.
  • Vunipola, Daly passed fit to start for England vs Fiji

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    They will look to get the ball moving quickly, and will be hoping for a loose, fragmented game that allows them to exploit space and gaps in England's defense. you need players to be robust and flexible. "There are a few injury concerns which we're sorting through at the moment". " Fiji are obviously very motivated and we'd like to think that Roko and Nathan are motivated to play for England .
  • Soccer Coach at Center of English Abuse Scandal Hospitalized

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    English soccer's governing body said on Sunday that it had appointed Kate Gallafent QC as leading independent counsel to oversee its investigation after former soccer players told British media on Friday that they were sexually abused as children at English clubs.
  • Mariners acquire right-handers Whalen, Povse from Braves

    Mariners acquire right-handers Whalen, Povse from Braves

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    Jackson, the sixth overall pick in the 2014 draft, is still just twenty years old and has only played two professional seasons. Alex Jackson is the highlight of the deal, as he was a top five prospect in the Mariners' system following the 2016 season.
  • How Far Can Dak Prescott Take the Dallas Cowboys?

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    That was also the only other time since 1995, their last Super Bowl season, that they already had 10 wins on Thanksgiving Day. Kirk Cousins had another terrific game despite a sluggish first half. And yet they won their first five games. He's quick into the hole; looks like he's got great vision. However, the Redskins did limit the big plays from Elliott for the most part.
  • Sasha Banks Talks RAW Women's Title Win, Custom Plates Added Backstage

    Sasha Banks Talks RAW Women's Title Win, Custom Plates Added Backstage

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    Sasha claimed the women's title to close " Raw " as Ric Flair came out to give his endorsement. Charlotte has already beaten The Boss in her hometown of Boston, but now she tries to retain the title in her own hometown. Owens' reign is falling into some of the same traps that Rollins' reign did, and they need to be careful about completely neutering the guy. Also, we will be seeing some faces we haven't seen since the Cruiserweight Classic.
  • Russell Westbrook shines, Golden State Warriors roll on in National Basketball Association

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    By the time he was through, Lamb rung up 18 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Hornets in snapping their four-game losing streak with a 107-102 win over the Knicks. Insane stats, double doubles, and of course, triple doubles. The Knicks, by comparison, have had seven triple-doubles as a franchise since 1992. After Kevin Durant shocked the world and signed with the Warriors in July, there were a lot of whispers that Russell Westbrook would either get traded or opt to leave when he entered ...
  • Anil Kumble rubbishes ball tampering allegations against Virat Kohli

    Anil Kumble rubbishes ball tampering allegations against Virat Kohli

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    India's Test skipper Virat Kohli has moved to a career-high fourth place in the latest ICC Test rankings for batsmen. Allegations and speculations, I am not aware of those things. The nature of England's hectic tour means there has not been, and will not be, any opportunity for match practice between Test engagements. "I think he's starting to get his head around that fact".
  • Chiefs beat Broncos 30-27 in overtime

    Chiefs beat Broncos 30-27 in overtime

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    With 12 seconds remaining, and the Broncos up 24-16, Chiefs QB Alex Smith hit WR Tyreek Hill , who initially was marked down short of the goal line - inside the one. Ultimately, Jameis Winston and the Bucs emerged with the win and the Chiefs became tied record-wise with Denver . The Broncos run defense, which has been one of the worst in the National Football League all season, played well against the Chiefs' run-first offense.
  • Hurts, No. 1 Alabama race past No. 16 Auburn, 30-12

    Hurts, No. 1 Alabama race past No. 16 Auburn, 30-12

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    The Gators' defense will surely challenge Hurts and the Alabama offense, but it's hard to imagine Jim McElwain's often anemic offense doing any better than Auburn did. His favorite target, ArDarius Stewart, returned from missing the last game for disciplinary reasons to catch 10 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown.
  • Didier Drogba to leave Montreal Impact at the end of the season

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    The momentum was shifting, the balance of power going running away from the Metropolitan highway/40 west (the Quebec 401 per say) and finding a new home at the 401. Oduro fired a low shot inside the far post for his first of the playoffs. Oduro passed to Ignacio Piatti, whose short cross from the left side into the box was converted by Mancosu with a left-footed shot.
  • Late Kane double propels Spurs in 3-2 win over West Ham

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    He won the Golden Boot award last season with 25 goals and hit 21 in 2014-15. The future is very bright. "We need to be clever, follow our plan and try to win". "For us, now it's to start winning trophies and competitions - that's the next step". "But the three points were there for us". They equalised through youngster Harry Winks, who lashed in the rebound after Vincent Janssen's shot was blocked on his full English Premier League debut.