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10:01 PM ET Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have acquired right-hander Tanner Anderson from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later or cash. Oakland also added outfielders Luis Barrera and Skye Bolt, and right-handers Grant Holmes and James Kaprielian to the 40-man roster on Tuesday. Oakland now has 39
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9:03 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays have designated C.J. Cron for assignment after the slugger hit 30 home runs with an .816 OPS last season. Cron batted .253, slugged .493 and drove in 74 runs in his first season with Tampa Bay, but the Rays cut the 28-year-old
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8:23 PM ET Associated Press First-year eligibles Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed and Champ Bailey are among 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In all, 13 defensive players, nine on offense and three coaches — Jimmy Johnson, Tom Flores and Don Coryell — made the cut. Making it to the semifinals for the
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7:57 PM ET UCF put a thrashing on Cincinnati last week, and the College Football Playoff committee took notice. 1. Alabama (11-0)2. Clemson (11-0)3. Notre Dame (11-0)4. Michigan (10-1)5. Georgia (10-1)6. Oklahoma (10-1)7. LSU (9-2)8. Washington State (10-1)9. UCF (10-0)10. Ohio State (10-1)11. Florida (8-3)12. Penn State (8-3)13. West Virginia (8-2)14. Texas (8-3)15. Kentucky (8-3)16.
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6:49 PM ET CHICAGO — Cubs pitching coach Jim Hickey has resigned his position with the team, citing personal reasons, after one year on the job, the team announced Tuesday. “Jim Hickey notified us yesterday of his decision to step down as pitching coach and leave the organization for personal reasons,” the Cub said in
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6:07 PM ET Phil Mickelson has already “baited” Tiger Woods into a $200,000 side bet as part of their winner-take-all $9-million match on Friday in Las Vegas. During a news conference on Tuesday at Shadow Creek to promote “The Match” between the longtime golf rivals, Mickelson noted he’s been thinking about the side challenges that
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5:53 PM ET Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. — Michael Jordan returned to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina, and met with some hurricane victims who benefited from his $2 million donation. Stephanie Parker, her husband and four young children spent nearly months living in shelters provided by the American Red Cross, which Jordan helped fund.
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5:43 PM ET Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for directing inappropriate language toward a fan during a recent game in Dallas. According to the league, the exchange occurred during the first quarter of the Warriors’ 112-109 loss to the Mavericks on Saturday. The incident capped a
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