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Red Sox get reliever Thornburg from Brewers

11:28 AM ET NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — With one trade here Tuesday morning, the Boston Red Sox found an eighth-inning reliever and maintained what little financial flexibility they have in order to stay below the luxury-tax threshold. Oh, and they … Continue reading

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Man charged with manslaughter in McKnight case

10:54 AM ET Associated Press HARVEY, La. — The man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road-rage dispute has been arrested and jailed on a manslaughter charge, records show. Ronald Gasser, 54, was arrested late Monday. He … Continue reading

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Is Greek Freak a hybrid of LeBron and Dirk?

9:55 AM ET MILWAUKEE — “What’s cooler than being cool?” Andre 3000 bellowed as he glided around the stage at Staples Center wearing sunglasses, a candy-striper outfit and a paper wedge hat. “Ice cold!” the backup singers answered as they … Continue reading

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Greinke, Sandoval among high-priced vets who need to bounce back

Zack Greinke struggled in his first season in Arizona after signing a 5-year, $172.5 million deal.  9:15 AM ET The winter meetings are here, which means the free-agent and trade rumors will hit full throttle as teams look to fill … Continue reading

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Sequel? Urban Meyer has another young team but knows way around CFP

11:45 AM ET COLUMBUS, Ohio — Already a College Football Playoff semifinalist. Already tested on the road against an eventual conference champion. Already capable of overcoming adversity and rallying from a double-digit deficit even in a rivalry game with the … Continue reading

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ESPN's Smith wins top honor for baseball writer

9:24 AM ET ESPN.com news services Claire Smith, the first African-American female newspaper reporter to cover Major League Baseball on a daily basis, has won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, the top honor for a baseball writer. The Spink Award … Continue reading

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Teams you cannot take your eyes off — for better and worse

Jayson Tatum is back. So is Marques Bolden. A healthier Duke team makes the Blue Devils even more must-watch.  10:00 AM ET Over winter break, college students across the country will use their post-finals freedom to clear their DVRs and … Continue reading

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Red Sox, 'Dealer Dave' Dombrowski quiet — too quiet — in D.C.

10:15 AM ET NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Imagine you’re sitting across a table from Dave Dombrowski — the man who traded for Miguel Cabrera, Max Scherzer, Prince Fielder and Craig Kimbrel, the man who signed Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, Magglio Ordonez, … Continue reading

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Could the Nationals be the 2017 version of the Cubs?

9:39 AM ET NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — It’s early. Like holding-winter-meetings-in-the-fall kind of early. But as it stands right now, after the first full day of MLB’s annual elbow-rub-athon drew to a close, the Washington Nationals are poised to become … Continue reading

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Ravens not intimidated by challenge of playing Tom Brady in New England

9:32 AM ET OWINGS MILLS, Md. — For any team fighting for a playoff spot, the last place you want to play is at New England, and the last quarterback you want to face is Tom Brady. The last time … Continue reading

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