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Granderson, who admitted to considering retirement after what was a 14th big-league season in 2017, is now committed to a 15th Major League Baseball campaign. However, he did pop 26 home runs and still draws plenty of walks. Granderson has a.252 career average with 319 home runs and 865 RBIs. The signing of Granderson is another reminder that the team has moved on from Jose Bautista .
  • FG summons US ambassador over Donald Trump's 'shithole' remarks

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    Love had called on Trump to apologize for his comments earlier this week. "Why do we need more Haitians?" I don't know if they were taken - I wasn't in the room. Botswana's courage is admirable, but it is a smaller nation (at least in terms of population). The problem is not only that the president of the United States used offensive language to describe an entire continent of 1.2 billion people.
  • Vikings, Patriots open as favorites to reach Super Bowl

    Vikings, Patriots open as favorites to reach Super Bowl

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    He was just trying to pick up as much yardage as he could. Keenum was sacked twice, but the pass protection generally was good. "I'm shocked. I don't know what else to say. Bank Stadium erupted with euphoria. Suddenly, the game was in the hands, er, on the foot of Forbath. While bettors on the money line either cursed or celebrated the final touchdown play, those who bet the point spread weren't sure whether they were winners or losers.
  • Keenum to Diggs Tops in Vikings' History of Last-Second TD Passes

    Keenum to Diggs Tops in Vikings' History of Last-Second TD Passes

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    CBS Minnesota reports 99-year-old Millie Wall could be seen having a screwdriver at the game with her granddaughter, Ashley. As Sean Payton said in the immediate wake of his team's stunning, last-second loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night , "this will take a while to get over".
  • Vikings dump Saints on last-play shocker, Jaguars advance

    Vikings dump Saints on last-play shocker, Jaguars advance

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    The ending to yesterday's Vikings and Saints game was beyond thrilling and nothing short of an emotional roller coaster. "It was an exciting game", said Saints coach Sean Payton. Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan made similar comments, saying he blamed himself for not getting enough pressure on quarterback Case Keenum , who was able to deliver the deep throw.
  • Roger Goodell gives 99-year-old Vikings fan free Super Bowl tickets

    Roger Goodell gives 99-year-old Vikings fan free Super Bowl tickets

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    But as the last seconds ticked off the clock and Stefon Diggs crossed into the endzone to win the game, even Millie believed she was the team's good luck charm. Admittedly, the Vikings still need to beat the Philadelphia Eagles on 21 January in Philly to reach the Super Bowl for Millie to have the chance to see her home team in her home city in February.
  • Paul Pogba makes huge Man City claim

    Paul Pogba makes huge Man City claim

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    But to say the match was in our control from the beginning, I wouldn't say that because I think they [Stoke] were good. Stoke wasted some good chances as the first half wore on and were punished when Anthony Martial curled home a fine 20-yard strike seven minutes before half-time.
  • Liverpool End Man City's Unbeaten EPL Run In Anfield Thriller

    Liverpool End Man City's Unbeaten EPL Run In Anfield Thriller

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    Liverpool , though, did not put their foot off the gas and starting from the 59th minute of the match, Roberto Firmino , Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah all struck within 10 minutes to leave City aghast. "Barcelona, I love to watch, first because I am a fan of the club, I grew up there, and especially because we are in a unmissable period in terms of seeing their great players, especially one (Lionel Messi)".
  • Council to provide school meals amid company collapse

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    Carillion was once valued above £2b but the revelations about its rising debt sparked a crisis in July past year when it issued a profit warning, suspended its dividend, and said key contracts were losing money as debt rose. The Government is holding an emergency meeting over the collapse of construction firm Carillion as ministers focus on keeping public services running.
  • Inks two-year deal with Nationals

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    Washington's bench was a major strength in last season's 97-65 campaign, allowing former manager Dusty Baker to give Murphy, Ryan Zimmerman and Bryce Harper scheduled off days. He should be an active utility player in his return to Washington. The presence of Kendrick means the team doesn't need to scramble to find a replacement for Murphy should his recovery linger beyond Opening Day.
  • Guardiola urges City to learn from Anfield pain

    Guardiola urges City to learn from Anfield pain

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    City were a mess as Mohamed Salah completed a dizzying spell of three goals in nine minutes and, although Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan set up a grandstand finish, Liverpool deservedly inflicted a first defeat upon Pep Guardiola's side in 23 top-flight games this season.
  • Maria no match for Sharapova

    Maria no match for Sharapova

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    Former Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber has cruised into the second round, dropping just four games in her opening match against compatriot Anna-Lena Friedsam. Konta will next meet Bernarda Pera, a lucky loser in the qualifying tournament who registered the second win by an American woman at the tournament when she beat Russian qualifier Anna Blinkova 6-2, 6-2.
  • West Virginia basketball: Breaking down Mountaineers' showdown with Kansas

    West Virginia basketball: Breaking down Mountaineers' showdown with Kansas

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    The third-ranked Cavaliers (16-1, 5-0 ACC ) lost to West Virginia on December 5 but have reeled off seven straight wins since. But during the frenzy, cameras caught West Virginia forward Wesley Harris throwing a punch at a fan. "We gotta focus in and knock down free throws". College hoops fans get a Monday treat when the Kansas Jayhawks travel to face the West Virginia Mountaineers at 9 p.m.
  • Man threatened mass shooting at Steelers vs. Jaguars game

    Man threatened mass shooting at Steelers vs. Jaguars game

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    Steelers receiver Antonio Brown made his first appearance since December 17 when he injured his left calf against the Patriots . "Yeah, it's embarrassing. The team had quite a response for Mitchell on Twitter . The Jaguars hardly appeared intimidated by the 18-degree chill or trying to earn their first road playoff win in a decade.
  • Stoke City appoints Paul Lambert as manager

    Stoke City appoints Paul Lambert as manager

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    John Coates, Stoke vice-chairman, added: " Paul has been successful in management at clubs with a strong and stable background and with local ownership - the kind of foundation we are able to give to our managers". Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic are likely to start together in the central midfield. "Second half, totally different". "Playing with Romelu , I can find him", he said.
  • Jo Konta crushes Madison Brengle to race into second round

    Jo Konta crushes Madison Brengle to race into second round

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    Konta finished the opening frame with seven aces, while Brengle, knowing she had to serve as aggressively as possible, had three double faults. "I'm really looking forward to it", said Konta. There were signs of tension from Konta in a number of wild errors as she looked to harness her considerable extra power in comparison to her opponent.
  • Ever UFC present in Russian Federation booked for September in Moscow

    Ever UFC present in Russian Federation booked for September in Moscow

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    Love Conor, respect Conor, love everything that he's done for this company, everybody knows that; I say it all the time. "If he comes back in September, that's nearly two years [without a defence]". For White, it is clear who will fight for the vacant lightweight belt if and when McGregor gets stripped. Since his hiatus from the UFC, Tony Ferguson has won the interim lightweight title and Khabib Nurmagomedov has solidified himself as a top contender within the division.
  • Man City pull out of race to sign Alexis Sanchez

    Man City pull out of race to sign Alexis Sanchez

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    Some media reports yesterday speculated that Chelsea could make an attempt to persuade Sanchez to stay in London rather than move to United while others have suggested that United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan may be part of negotiations to bring Sanchez to Old Trafford.
  • Nadal Opens With A Bang!

    Nadal Opens With A Bang!

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    No one is more aware of his own flaws than Kyrgios, which has made his failure to address them all the more frustrating. Nadal , who is aiming for a 17th Grand Slam title and a second in Australia, said his knee was "feeling good". "(I) never look at a draw and think, 'That was lucky, that was a bad draw. The Spanish bull is still under a fitness cloud heading into the tournament having played just one match in 3 months.
  • Australian Open: I should not be favourite - Federer

    Australian Open: I should not be favourite - Federer

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    But lucky dress or not, she will need to overcome her poor record at Melbourne Park where she has lost in the first round in both of the past two years when she opens tomorrow against Australian wildcard Destanee Aiava. Home hope Nick Kyrgios launched his Australian Open campaign with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 demolition of Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva on Monday to continue his bright start to the year.