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Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts awarded $10.5 million in arbitration

BOSTON — By pushing for his 2018 salary to be determined by an independent third party, Mookie Betts bet big on himself. On Wednesday, he won. Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts was awarded a $10.5 million salary in arbitration.¬†Jim Cowsert/USA TODAY Sports In a decision that could have far-reaching ramifications, Betts defeated the Boston Red Sox in an arbitration hearing held Tuesday in Phoenix, the team announced. A panel of three judges ruled in favor of the star right fielder, who will make $10.5 million this year rather than the…

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Chris Long has to get tattoo of coach if Philadelphia Eagles win Super Bowl LII

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Be careful what you say, or you might just end up with a tattoo of a 63-year-old man on your body. That’s the lesson Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long learned this week. When Long signed with the Eagles this offseason, he was reunited with his former defensive coordinator with the St. Louis Rams, Ken Flajole, now Philadelphia’s linebackers coach. Some friendly banter between the two this summer could now come back to bite Long. Eagles coach Doug Pederson has asked Brett Favre, his former teammate with…

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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will miss Wednesday’s game against the New York Knicks

Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will sit out Wednesday’s game against the New York Knicks due to a right quad contusion, the team announced. Irving injured his quad during Monday’s win in Denver. He was originally listed as probable before being ruled out on Wednesday. Kyrie Irving, injured against the Nuggets on Monday, will miss tonight’s game¬†Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images This is the fourth game Irving has missed this season having sat out single games for a facial fracture, shoulder soreness and a left quad contusion. The…

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Former captain Mike Fisher coming out of retirement with Nashville Predators

1:52 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Mike Fisher has decided to end his retirement from the NHL and rejoin the Nashville Predators, with whom he played in the Stanley Cup Final last season. Fisher signed a professional tryout contract in order to begin working out with the team, and he expects to sign a contract for the rest of the season ahead of the Feb. 26 trade deadline, when postseason rosters must be set. He practiced in full Predators gear on Wednesday morning at Bridgestone Arena. “Bear with me, I’m still…

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Petra Kvitova wins, Caroline Garcia out at St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy

11:24 AM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Petra Kvitova advanced to the second round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Wednesday, and Caroline Garcia was eliminated. Kvitova, playing as a wild-card entry, beat Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-0. The two-time Wimbledon champion will next play Irina-Camelia Begu. Garcia, ranked seventh in the world, lost to Russian qualifier Elena Rybakina 4-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5). Rybakina will next face Julia Goerges or Roberta Vinci in the quarterfinals. Source link

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Jofra Archer: ‘My dream is to play Test cricket for England’

Sussex all-rounder Jofra Archer says it is his “dream” to play Test cricket for England. Barbados-born Archer, 22, is not eligible for England until the winter of 2022, when he will have completed the seven-year residency period. He needs to spend 210 days a year in England to complete his residency. “I think I have a longer career in England than I would have in Barbados,” he told Stumped on BBC World Service. READ MORE: Archer ‘doing England residency maths’ Source link

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Olympic hockey decision denies gold medal chance to the USA

1:47 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN In sports, there are champions. They’re quite happy, what with the celebrations and the historic achievements and all. Then there are teams that are defeated so others can win championships. Depending on the expectations, they’re either content to have had the opportunity, or miserable for having blown one. But then there’s a third category, which makes the melancholy of a runner-up look like the glint of a kitten’s smile by comparison: those teams that know, wholeheartedly, they could have won a championship but had the…

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NHL – 2017-18 Power Rankings

Feb 3, 2018 Emily KaplanESPN With the All-Star Game in the rearview mirror, it’s time to gear up for the NHL trade deadline on Feb. 26. With so many teams still in the hunt — especially in the uber-competitive Central and Metropolitan divisions — we might have more buyers than usual. For this week’s Power Rankings — voted, as always, by ESPN’s panel of experts — we offer the lowdown on where every team stands. How we rank: We use a panel of voters, and these rankings reflect which teams…

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Jofra Archer: All-rounder ‘doing the maths’ to achieve England ‘dream’

‘My dream is to play Test cricket for England’ – Jofra Archer Sussex all-rounder Jofra Archer says he is “doing the maths” to ensure he qualifies for his “dream” of playing Test cricket for England. Barbados-born Archer, 22, is not eligible for England until the winter of 2022, when he will have completed the seven-year residency period. He needs to spend 210 days a year in England to complete his residency. “I think I have a longer career in England than I would have in Barbados,” he told Stumped on…

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Formula 1: ‘Grid girls’ will not be used at races this season

60% of respondents to a BBC Sport vote in December said ‘grid girls’ should be part of Formula 1 ‘Grid girls’ will no longer be used by Formula 1 from the start of the 2018 World Championship season, organisers have announced. Sean Bratches, managing director of commercial operations, said the change would be made “so as to be more in tune with our vision for this great sport”. F1 managing director of motorsports Ross Brawn told BBC Radio 5 live in December that the use of female promotional models was…

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