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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Commissioner Goodell admits controversial catch rule needs work

Roger Goodell wants to see the mystery of the NFL’s catch rule solved, and he’s ensured that the process has begun. The commissioner said at his annual Super Bowl news conference Wednesday that he personally sees that rule as the most obvious to address. Asked about the scrutiny that NFL officiating came under this season, Goodell said “on the catch/no ...

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D-backs sign catcher Alex Avila to 2-year deal

PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks have signed free agent catcher Alex Avila to a two-year contract that multiple sources, including the Associated Press, have reported to be worth $ 8.25 million. The 31-year-old Avila fills a roster spot vacated by catcher Chris Iannetta, who signed with Colorado after spending last season sharing the Arizona catching duties. Last season, Avila hit .264 ...

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Oscar Gamble, famous for homers and hair, dead at 68

Oscar Gamble, an outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 major league seasons and was famous during his playing days for an Afro that spilled out of his helmet, died Wednesday of a rare tumour of the jaw. He was 68. His second wife, Lovell Woods Gamble, said he was diagnosed with a benign tumour, ameloblastoma, about nine years ...

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Darlington to upgrade facilities to improve fan experience

The Lady in Black is getting a facelift. On Wednesday, Darlington Raceway unveiled its plans for ‘A Better Darlington…The Tradition Continues’ to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Track Too Tough to Tame. The project will include an overhaul of the track’s Tyler, Wallace and Colvin Grandstands providing a better fan experience for the Bojangle’s Southern 500 on Sept. ...

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Former Heat draft pick Rasual Butler, wife die in early morning car crash in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NBA forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Los Angeles. The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Studio City area and left a swath of damage along a major thoroughfare. Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter says the 38-year-old Butler and 31-year-old Leah LaBelle Vladowski were pronounced ...

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Edward Cornwallis Statue Removed From Halifax Park

HALIFAX — Crews have removed a statue of Halifax’s controversial military founder from a downtown park, less than a day after Halifax council decided it should be taken down at least temporarily. Scaffolding was set up around the bronze figure of Edward Cornwallis Wednesday morning, and the statue was lifted off its pedestal with a crane by late afternoon. An ...

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