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Orioles trade Manny Machado to Dodgers: report

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, garnering the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. A person with knowledge of the deal confirmed the trade to The Associated Press. Another person with knowledge of the trade said the Orioles will receive five prospects: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-hander Dean Kremer, third baseman ...

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Winner of the FIFA climate campaign attends the Final

When Aram Cherkezyan received the email telling him he had won a trip to the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Final, the 25-year-old IT worker from Armenia thought it was too good to be true. “I had heard about the offset programme, and I thought it was a win-win. I was glad to help, but when I heard from FIFA [about ...

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With Manny in tow, Dodgers look to slug their way to World Series

In those harrowing hours leading up to the 2008 non-waiver trade deadline, the Los Angeles Dodgers – mired at .500 but sitting just two games back of the division-leading Arizona Diamondbacks – decided to go big, acquiring a 36-years-old-but-still-raking Manny Ramirez from the Boston Red Sox in a three-team trade. Immediately, the Dodgers were transformed. With Ramirez hitting a preposterous ...

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Sources: Machado-to-Dodgers deal complete

The Dodgers have completed a much-rumored trade for highly coveted shortstop Manny Machado, acquiring the 26-year-old slugger from the Orioles for five prospects, sources told’s Mark Feinsand and MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal on Wednesday night. The clubs haven’t confirmed or announced the deal. … MLB News Index

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Raptors trade DeMar DeRozan for Kawhi Leonard, and Drake has something to say

After news broke that Kawhi Leonard was being shipped from San Antonio to Toronto, you likely knew it was only a matter of time before Drake chimed in.  The rapper is not only a Toronto native, but he’s also an official “global ambassador” for the club. It’s a pretty serious relationship; Drake’s passionate about basketball and is often spotted courtsid… ...

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Refereeing and VAR at the 2018 FIFA World Cup: A new era for football

A few days after Argentinian referee Nestor Pitana signalled the final whistle, FIFA looks back extremely satisfied with how the referees performed at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and how the historic implementation of Video Assistant Referees (VARs) contributed to the resounding success of refereeing at the tournament. “We said we wanted this to be the best World Cup ...

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