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Daily Archives: 5th February 2018

Canadian Stock Markets Follow U.S. Into A Major Dive

TORONTO — North American markets extended last Friday’s slump, as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged nearly 1,600 points during today’s trading session. In New York, the Dow finished the day down 1,175.21 points to 24,345.75, or 4.6 per cent, erasing its gains for the year. Percentage wise, it was the Dow’s biggest drop since the financial crisis in 2008, ...

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Larry Nassar Sentenced To 40 To 125 Years On 3 Additional Child Sexual Abuse Charges

Former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University team doctor Larry Nassar on Monday was sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison for sexually abusing young athletes under the guise of medical treatment.  Nassar, 54, was sentenced in a Charlotte, Michigan, courtroom on three counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, adding to long prison terms he already faces for ...

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Torres to get crack at Opening Day roster

TAMPA, Fla. — The Yankees are planning to give Gleyber Torres a legitimate crack at their Opening Day roster, and the 20-year-old top prospect has vowed to hit the ground running this spring. Torres is among the earliest-arriving players at Yankees c… MLB News Index

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Nielsen says 103.4 million watch Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) An estimated 103.4 million people watched the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, the smallest audience for television’s biggest yearly event since 2009. The Nielsen company says viewership was down from last year’s audience of 111.3 million. The all-time record for Super Bowl viewing was 114.4 million for the Seattle-New England game ...

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In slow market, Boras says MLB needs more incentive to win

NEW YORK (AP) Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing behavior to the strengthened luxury tax combining with restraints on draft-pick salaries. Boras attributes baseball’s attendance drop to an increase in non-competitive teams, predicts fans from perennial losers will increasingly stay away from ballparks ...

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