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Sport Alcides Escobar signs $2.5M contract to remain with Royals
Author: 0 Alcides Escobar signs $2.5M contract to remain with Royals

The Royals were bad last season, and they were going to be bad next season pretty much regardless of how they approached this offseason. The career.290 hitter is also known for his defence, as is Yelich, who was acquired from Miami for four minor leaguers on Thursday.

Sport Olympic Committee gives USA Gymnastics board less than a week to resign
Author: 0 Olympic Committee gives USA Gymnastics board less than a week to resign

Testimony came McKayla Maroney , a gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics , who called Nassar a "monster human being" and a former member of the USA national team who said his abuse led to depression and an eating disorder. The move came today in the fallout from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. However, he revealed some disturbing information about former MSU gymnastics coach Kathie Klages, and her support of Nassar.

Sport Cilic to semis, Nadal retires injured
Author: 0 Cilic to semis, Nadal retires injured

Federer added, "At this point, I wrote Rafa late last night before I went to bed, it was the last thing I did". Of those match points, Kerber said: "She played good, I could do nothing". The set was gone when Cilic pounded his 21st victor of the match and after another crisis talk with the trainer, Nadal threw in the towel after being broken in his next service game.

Sport No need for signings despite Cup exit -Conte
Author: 0 No need for signings despite Cup exit -Conte

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea (aggregate 2-1). When asked about the Bosnian, Conte reiterated that the situation was out of his hands. "I don't have a big impact in the transfer market", he told reporters. His footballing intelligence is underestimated and it looks like he will eventually go on to pay back his £35 million transfer fee with more disciplined performances.

Sport FA Cup: Leicester unleash Diabate on Peterboro
Author: 0 FA Cup: Leicester unleash Diabate on Peterboro

Kelechi Iheanacho has been directly involved in eight goals in eight FA Cup appearances (seven goals and one assist), including a brace last time out against Fleetwood. Fousseni Diabate also netted twice on his Leicester debut with Wilfred Ndidi completing the fourth-round rout. Peterborough have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their 32 FA Cup matches against top-flight opposition.

Sport Rory McIlroy surges into Dubai lead
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy surges into Dubai lead

The 28-year-old claimed his first European Tour victory at Emirates Golf Club in 2009 and after another win in 2015 is now looking to join Ernie Els as a three-time champion. Ex-world number one Lee Westwood carded a double bogey for the second day in succession and despite six birdies in round two, a dropped shot at the last meant he was one stroke outside the cut line.

Sport Southampton agree fee with Monaco for Carrillo
Author: 0 Southampton agree fee with Monaco for Carrillo

The manager worked with Carrillo, who has scored five goals for Monaco this season, at Argentine club Estudiantes in 2015. South coast side Southampton are now in the relegation zone, a point shy of safety, with the Saints in desperate need of goals after managing a mere 24 from as many league games so far this season.

Sport Mario to have West Ham medical on Friday forward of mortgage
Author: 0 Mario to have West Ham medical on Friday forward of mortgage

There may be a chance for Toni Martinez to show what he can do, but Moyes says he needs to see more from the Spanish striker. The steel and organisation of those around him has provided a licence to showcase his attacking prowess in more advanced areas and the London club have reaped the rewards.

Author: 0 5 lessons 49ers can learn from Patriots, Eagles' Super Bowl run

ET). First off, their win in Super Bowl XXXVI was one of the biggest upsets in the history of the National Football League as the Patriots took down the Rams, who were known as "The Greatest Show on Turf". "I found mine at a market", mask-wearing fan Ken Hawkins told USA Today. Their run to championship has been a miraculous story, considering starting quarterback Carson Wentz tore his ACL back in December.

Sport Michigan State's Mark Dantonio disputes report of mishandled sexual-assault allegations
Author: 0 Michigan State's Mark Dantonio disputes report of mishandled sexual-assault allegations

A report from ESPN's " Outside the Lines " revealed allegations of widespread and systemic mishandling of sexual assault allegations within the Michigan State University athletic department. "We find out about the problems, and it's come from the police or the university authorities", Dantonio said. Dantonio opened his brief meeting with reporters Friday by saying, "I'd first like to express our deepest sympathies and my deepest sympathies to courageous survivors of Larry Nassar's abuse".

Sport MSU students march for sexual assault survivors
Author: 0 MSU students march for sexual assault survivors

In sentencing Nassar , an Ingham County Circuit Count judge called the disgraced ex-doctor the "possibly the most prolific serial child sex abuser in history". For the hundreds of people marching through campus chanting "time's up MSU", the resignation of former president Lou Anna K. Simon and athletic director Mark Hollis comes as a relief, but they say MSU's board of trustees needs to take accountability for their actions...or in their opinion, lack there-of.

Sport Pat Shurmur sends not-so-subtle message to Odell Beckham Jr
Author: 0 Pat Shurmur sends not-so-subtle message to Odell Beckham Jr

Initially, the plan wasn't to bench him, but then-head coach Ben McAdoo seemed to go rouge. The 13 losses set a franchise record for losses in a season. on his side while the star receiver awaits a new contract. He will play 2018 on the fifth-year option of his rookie deal. Speaking to WFAN's "The Afternoon Drive" on Friday, Shurmur, who was formally introduced to the media hours earlier, said he recently learned that the last time the Giants drafted second, they selected Lawrence Taylor.

Author: 0 Rob Gronkowski on Patriots' harm report with a concussion

The Patriots depart for Minnesota on Monday. The Patriots still have another week before they have to make any decisions about Gronkowski's status for the Super Bowl and they'll be hoping he makes progress through the concussion protocol by that point.

Sport Celtics G Smart cuts hand on frame, out 2 weeks
Author: 0 Celtics G Smart cuts hand on frame, out 2 weeks

The fourth-year guard tweeted that he was in the team hotel when he swiped at a picture frame , which led to the laceration occurring to his right hand. "I feel like I let all y'all down". "I promise I will learn from this situation and come back better than ever". Marcus Smart's mysterious hand injury will reportedly cost him the rest of the Celtics road trip.

Sport Glenn Maxwell called in to Aussie ODI squad
Author: 0 Glenn Maxwell called in to Aussie ODI squad

Batsman Glenn Maxwell has been recalled to the Australian squad as cover for Aaron Finch , who was ruled out of Friday's fourth one-day worldwide against England in Adelaide with a hamstring injury. The lack of high scoring runs has hurt England in their campaign to win back the Ashes in Australia since their last success there in 2010/11. " Australia bowled very well and were relentless", Morgan said.

Sport Australian men and women through to Day 3's finals at Sydney Sevens
Author: 0 Australian men and women through to Day 3's finals at Sydney Sevens

Cherry was managed through the first day of the tournament, only playing in the final game of day one , and the Olympian was rested late against Spain as well, in a bid to keep her fresh for a title tilt. "Incredible footwork by Emma - we do call the Cobra, so to see that in action was really good", she said. Dickson crossed for New Zealand's first try after just two minutes, with Joe Ravouvou adding a second three minutes later.

Sport Carson Wentz 'confident' he'll play in Eagles' 2018 opener
Author: 0 Carson Wentz 'confident' he'll play in Eagles' 2018 opener

He added that "he couldn't be happier" with what the Eagles have accomplished with Nick Foles at quarterback and that he's doing everything he can from the sideline to help the Eagles succeed. The fact the National Football League makes us wait two weeks between the conference title games and the Super Bowl has long seemed like a waste of time.

Sport Woods makes first PGA cut in two years
Author: 0 Woods makes first PGA cut in two years

A few scrambles later, Woods had himself another birdie at the par-5 fifth - he almost holed an eagle chip but settled for birdie after it ran a few feet by. Whatever you think of Woods, that closing tap-in birdie to rally was relieving and an incredibly cool scene. A double-bogey at the par-four 13th (his fourth), where he hooked his drive into a hazard and had to take a penalty stroke, was a major setback, but better things lay ahead.

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