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Cubs sign starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood to 3-year deal

Cubs sign starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood to 3-year deal

He posted an excellent groundball rate (GB%) of 58.1% and saw his fastball velocity increase . With a 3.49 ERA on the road, there is plenty of reason to expect better numbers in a new location. Factoring in ballpark and season, Chatwood still finished last season with an above-average ERA+ of 107, per Baseball Reference . Carrie Muskat of MLB .com passed along word of the free-agent signing. Read More

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Penn State heading to the Fiesta Bowl

Penn State heading to the Fiesta Bowl

Eligible Nittany Lion Club Members - online pre-sale requests begin Sunday, Dec. 3, immediately following announcement of Penn State's bowl game and run through Monday, Dec. 9 in the committee's final rankings, jumping ahead of Miami but falling behind USC, which won the Pac-12. Penn State was able to take all four of those matches, two of which were decided by 1 point. Read More

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Rob Gronkowski suspended one game

Rob Gronkowski suspended one game

Asked if he was concerned about potential additional discipline for Gronkowski, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said, "I didn't really see what happened on the whole play". Even with the suspension, Gronkowski shouldn't have much trouble reaching the second tier, as he needs a total of just 15 catches or 151 receiving yards over the New England's final three games to do so. Read More

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All Black Sevens beaten in Dubai final

All Black Sevens beaten in Dubai final

Kenya Sevens have qualified for today's Dubai Sevens Main Cup quarter-final after beating Uganda 29-14 in a physical decisive final Group A match at The Sevens Stadium, last evening. The Pacific Islanders got the conversion and won the restart, but knocked on to thwart their chances of Dubai glory. The men will close out their first day of competition against South Africa at 10:53 a.m. Read More

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Everton to name ex-England manager, Sam Allardyce as boss

Everton to name ex-England manager, Sam Allardyce as boss

With Unsworth overseeing his final match at home to West Ham tonight, Allardyce's first game in charge will be against Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park this Saturday. Everton are now two points above the relegation zone going into Wednesday night's match against West Ham. That victory, when the Toffees came from two down late on to secure a 3-2 victory over Watford, looked like it might be a turning point. Read More

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Man City make Premier League history with Huddersfield win

Man City make Premier League history with Huddersfield win

Because there are games every three days and you have to play a lot of games like this. Brokenfinger? I'll see myself out, thanks. "The guys competed amazingly, which is why we won". While their seemingly unstoppable rise has been built upon their irresistible attack, it was resilience that saw beat promoted Huddersfield for their 18th successive victory. Read More

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Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault

Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault

Five other men were also found guilty along with the player, who now represents Atlético Mineiro. A statement posted on his official Instagram account also says: "'We would like to clarify that he has already defended himself against the accusations, affirming that he did not participate in the episode", said a statement posted on Robinho's Instagram feed. Read More

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CJI critical of another petition to stop release of Padmavati

CJI critical of another petition to stop release of Padmavati

Sources said that there were protests in Ambala, Karnal, Hisar, Mahendargarh and Dadri districts demanding the ban of the movie by various organizations including Rajputs. But Gurugram Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar refused to comment on the issue. The commission told Sandhu to look into the matter immediately and take an appropriate action in accordance with the law and then apprise the commission what action has been taken. Read More

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UCLA fires coach Jim Mora

UCLA fires coach Jim Mora

The Bruins had a 46-30 record under Mora, a former Falcons head coach. Athletic director Dan Guerrero announced the decision and said offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch would take over the program on an interim basis for the rest of the 2017 season. Read More

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Pakistan's Mohammad Hazeef suspended by ICC for illegal bowling action

Pakistan's Mohammad Hazeef suspended by ICC for illegal bowling action

ICC suspended him from bowling in global cricket on Thursday. After the assessment, it came to light that he had exceeded the 15 degree level of tolerance as permitted according to the ICC regulations. In April 2015, his bowling action was passed as legal by the governing body. In a different time, Hafeez's action was called in Australia as well - back in 2005 - while just before he was reported in November 2014, he was also reported in a Champions League T20 game in India . Read More

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'Predator' Lacazette MUST start for Arsenal against Tottenham

'Predator' Lacazette MUST start for Arsenal against Tottenham

For the first time in 22 years, Tottenham finished above their bitters rivals, sealing the Gunners' fate in a 2-0 win at the Lane. It shouldn't be forgotten that it was Arsenal which ended last season with a trophy - the FA Cup - and Tottenham's critics argue that Mauricio Pochettino's team need to win silverware as a form of validation of its progress. Read More

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Italy sacks Ventura after World Cup failure

Italy sacks Ventura after World Cup failure

Ventura was widely criticised for his tactics and team selection, but many say root and branch reform is needed to get Italy back to the pinnacle of world football. Former Italy worldwide Gianfranco Zola says it is necessary to replace Ventura. " That would be the easiest solution, if it were possible ", Ulivieri said. Read More

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Tennessee fires Butch Jones

Tennessee fires Butch Jones

Tennessee, 4-6 overall and 0-6 in the SEC, in danger of missing a bowl game for the first time since 2013, Jones' first season. "For that reason, I have asked Coach Jones to step down as head football coach". Lost six of 10 games so far this season. Defensive line coach Brady Hoke will replace Jones for the rest of the season with games against LSU and Vanderbilt remaining. Read More

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Loftus-Cheek wins Man of the Match on England debut

Loftus-Cheek wins Man of the Match on England debut

Ruben Loftus-Cheek will make his global debut in midfield, while Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is also in line to win his first cap for England against the world champions. "What we've seen is Gareth will pick those players. We were always going to play Jordan (on Friday night), but we'll now play Joe on Tuesday". And he sparkled against the world champions on his worldwide bow by putting in a display that earned him the man-of-the match award. Read More

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Patriots claim tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers

Patriots claim tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported on Friday that the Packers released Bennett because he has a torn rotator cuff. Bennett claims the Packers were trying to force him to "play thru a major injury". Bennett, however, passed his physical with the Patriots on Friday and was on the practice field. They even gave me an xray as well. They tried to fuck over me. Read More

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Stanford vs. Washington State 11/4/17

Stanford vs. Washington State 11/4/17

Stanford: RB Bryce Love sat out last week's squeaker victory over Oregon State with an ankle injury, but remains the nation's leading rusher with 1,387 yards this season. In the five games that he has attempted a pass, Costello is 43 of 67 for 492 yards with four touchdown and no interceptions. At the end of the drive - which ended with a 27-yard pass touchdown pass to Renard Bell that gave WSU a 14-7 lead - Falk had 13,632 career yards. Read More

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Harry Kane is out of Spurs' clash with Manchester United

Harry Kane is out of Spurs' clash with Manchester United

Though he would no doubt rather have Kane fit and firing against United, Pochettino may be encouraged by the fact that Tottenham have not lost a match when the 24-year-old hasn't played in over three years. The players are not machines and it's hard to cope with worldwide duty and to play every three days. "It's lucky it's not a big problem but he's not going to play tomorrow". Read More

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Many of Texans players kneel during national anthem in protest of owner

Many of Texans players kneel during national anthem in protest of owner

Houston Texans players, stung by team owner Bob McNair's remarks while discussing the NFL's national anthem demonstrations, knelt for "The Star-Spangled Banner" before their game in Seattle on Sunday. Texans left tackle Duane Brown told reporters that he was "sickened" by McNair's words. "We put our bodies and minds on the line every time we step onto that field, and to use an analogy of inmates in a prison, I'd say that's disrespectful". Read More

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