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Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper escaped a potentially devastating injury Saturday night when he slipped on a wet base and hurt his knee. Now, his agent, Scott Boras, wants Major League Baseball to take steps to prevent someone else from having the worst happen to them. (read more)


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Pace of play has been one of the chief initiatives for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred since he succeeded Bud Selig, with a pitch clock among the potential rules changes most frequently discussed in recent months. Today, both Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription required/recommended) and Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. (read more)

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The NBA is a league of stars. Most of those who garner the attention have a brand behind them. (read more)

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Although it’s nearly impossible to tell by looking at the available players still on the free agent market, baseball is right around the corner. In less than a month, all 30 MLB teams will be reporting to their respective Spring Training complexes in Arizona and Florida, finally signaling the start of the 2018 season. (read more)

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Tim Tebow may never end up playing in the major leagues during his professional baseball career, but he is one step closer to being able to showcase his skills to the people in charge of deciding his future.On Friday, the New York Mets announced that Tebow is one of nine players not on their MLB roster who have been invited to major league spring training. (read more)

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Only two NBA players – LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony – technically have no-trade clauses included in their current contracts. However, there are several players around the league with the ability to block trades that would involve them. (read more)

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CC Sabathia for one is relieved that order has been restored to the baseball universe as the New York Yankees are once again viewed as MLB’s “Evil Empire.”The feel-good story line about how the “Baby Bombers” overachieved last season was an entertaining one, to be sure. (read more)

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Bayern lands Leon Goretzka for free

19-1-2018 9:30 AM | yardbarker | similar news

It’s tough enough when Bundesliga clubs sell their best players to Bayern Munich. But when they don’t even get anything for them? That’s an unthinkable pill to swallow. (read more)

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Kemba Walker is the player holding together a struggling Charlotte Hornets roster, but the franchise has put the All-Star guard on the trade market.ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news, which comes with a considerably large string attached. (read more)

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If Le’Veon Bell wants the Pittsburgh Steelers to sign him to a record-setting contract, he may have to prove he will show more commitment going forward than he did before their final game of the 2017 season.In a season wrap-up column that he published on Friday, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote about some of the questions Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has faced about his players bein (read more)

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