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As another NBA chapter nears, it’s time for our season previews. Oh hey, let’s see what the Orlando Magic have going on… Expected Conference Ranking: 12th Best Move of the Offseason: Remember Rob Hennigan’s whiteboard? Look at all of the bad players on that board. (read more)


ESPN FC's Ale Moreno feels Alexis Sanchez will attract more attention from defenders, which will then allow Romelu Lukaku more space in the attack. MANCHESTER, England -- Jose Mourinho says he is not concerned by Romelu Lukaku's goal scoring record against Manchester United's big six rivals ahead of Chelsea's visit to Old Trafford with weekend. (read more)

MANCHESTER, England -- Jose Mourinho says he is not concerned by Romelu Lukaku's goal scoring record against Manchester United's big six rivals ahead of (read more)

Just 18 years old, Argentine winger Ezequiel Barco made MLS history by becoming the league’s most expensive signing ever. The $15 million Atlanta United paid Independiente for his rights beat Toronto FC’s previous league record in signing Michael Bradley for $10 million from Roma. (read more)

Now that a new ownership group — led by future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter — is running things in Miami, the Marlins have changed things up quite a bit.On the field, it started with a fire sale of epic proportions that included the trade of reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton — by far the Marlins’ most-popular player — to the New York Yankees. (read more)

It’s understandable if MLB players aren’t quite in the best shape yet in the month of February, but Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig brought that to a whole new level this week.Puig was scratched from the team’s spring opener against the Chicago White Sox on Friday, and manager Dave Roberts revealed that it was because of a hip injury caused by Puig’s new shoes, per Andy McCullough of th (read more)

A Chicago-area artist recently put the finishing touches on a gigantic clay sculpture of Harry Caray’s head and upper torso. And it’s impressive, indeed. (read more)

The Dodgers announced that they’ve claimed right-handed reliever J.T. (read more)

The Tigers have agreed to a one-year, $4MM contract with lefty Francisco Liriano, reports FanRag’s Robert Murray (Twitter link). The deal also contains another $1MM in available incentives. (read more)

The Red Sox told reporters today that infielder Marco Hernandez will miss the remainder of Spring Training after incurring a setback in his rehab from last year’s shoulder surgery (via MassLive.com’s Jen McCaffrey). (read more)

Anthony Rizzo says it’s “much appreciated” how all 30 MLB teams will don Stoneman Douglas baseball caps ahead of and potentially during exhibition games Friday. The massacre last week in which 17 students and staff lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hit close to home for Rizzo. (read more)

Fergie took a heavy dose of criticism following her unique rendition of the national anthem at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, but a Milwaukee Brewers affiliate believes in second chances.The Colorado Springs Sky Sox extended an invitation to Fergie, offering an opportunity to attend upcoming auditions. (read more)

Rays top pitching prospect Brent Honeywell has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, tweets Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Tommy John surgery has been recommended for the promising 22-year-old. (read more)

The MLB offseason was incredibly slow. How slow was it, exactly? Well, we didn’t see a free agent sign a $100-plus million contract until the calendar flipped to February. (read more)

Tiger Woods stayed solid at the Honda Classic as Luke List and Jamie Lovemark shared the lead at the halfway mark (read more)

Louisville’s 2013 national title may no longer exist in the record books, but Donovan Mitchell is still doing his best to keep the memory alive.Before his Utah Jazz played Portland on Friday, Mitchell, who is a former Cardinal, showed love to his alma mater with custom cleats that listed the name of each player on that year’s roster along with the message “2013 Champs. (read more)

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