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Sox focus on J.D., Hosmer as FA market moves

BOSTON — The Red Sox still haven’t landed their coveted bat this offseason, but the free-agent market finally moved on Friday. The Phillies and slugger Carlos Santana agreed to terms on a three-year, $ 60 million contract, sources told MLB… MLB News Index PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER AT END OF TEXT TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE

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Anthony returns to face Knicks team rising behind Porzingis

NEW YORK (AP) Carmelo Anthony is coming to Kristaps Porzingis’ house. Three months after the Knicks traded Anthony to Oklahoma City, their former All-Star is gone and quickly forgotten. Porzingis is playing nearly as well as Anthony ever did in New York and seems to enjoy unyielding support from both fans and the front office that Anthony never had. <p… ...

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Alfredo Despaigne, 2017 Best Player of Cuban Baseball

Cuban baseball selected outfielder Alfredo Despaigne -a Cuban player who oustood in the Japanese professional leagues- as the Best Player of the Year 2017, in a list of Cuban baseball players. Alfredo Despaigne, nicknamed ‘The Horse’ in the national and international baseball events in which Cuba has participated in years, became a member of the national champion of Cuba, Granma, ...

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Phillies land free-agent Carlos Santana for $60M over 3 years

First baseman Carlos Santana became the first of the off-season’s big-name free agents to find a new home, agreeing Friday to a three-year, $ 60 million US contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to two people familiar with the deal. The people spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymi… CBC | MLB News PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER ...

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South American football ex-boss Figueredo is released

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) A former head of the South American football confederation was released after more than 2 1/2 years in either jail or house arrest. Karen Pintos, the lawyer for 85-year-old Eugenio Figueredo, has told the Associated Press he is free while he waits for the end of his fraud and money laundering case. Figueredo was arrested in S… ...

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Coach, former pitcher gives back with new Rockford Baseball Academy

ROCKFORD – Baseball season seemed light years away Thursday morning, with snow, school closings and salt trucks dominating the headlines and roads. But when Matt Vriesenga opened the doors to his Rockford Baseball Academy, 10451 Northland Drive NE, the game suddenly didn’t feel so far away. “Baseball has given me a college degree from Western,” Vriesenga said. “I met B… ...

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Ozuna: Playing for Cardinals 'a blessing'

Marcell Ozuna was a #Statcast standout in 2017.– 5 HRs of 450+ ft (T-4th in @MLB)– 13 HRs of 430+ ft (5th)– 7 HRs of 110+ mph (T-7th)– 214 hard-hit balls (6th)Now he takes that big bat… MLB News Index PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER AT END OF TEXT TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE

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Angels sign All-Star infielder Zack Cozart from Cincinnati

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) All-Star infielder Zack Cozart has agreed to a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels announced their latest high-profile acquisition Friday. Cozart is coming off an outstanding season with the Cincinnati Reds, his only previous big-league club. The shortstop earned his first All-Star selection wh… FOX Sports Digital PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER AT END OF ...

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