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Gerardo Parra Signs Contract with Japan's Yomiuri Giants, Leaves Nationals

6 minutes ago   |   Bleacher Report   |   2 articles

Former Washington Nationals outfielder Gerardo Parra reached an agreement Wednesday with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league on a free-agent...
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Less-cluttered Baseball Hall of Fame ballot leaves room for longer Cooperstown consideration

Less-cluttered Baseball Hall of Fame ballot leaves room for longer Cooperstown consideration

41 minutes ago   |   Sporting News

The BBWAA voting history is littered with players who deserved much more than just one appearance on the ballot.
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Zack Wheeler Could Be the Perfect Gerrit Cole Replacement for the Astros

2 hours ago   |   Bleacher Report

Whichever team signs Zack Wheeler in free agency will be tasked with turning him into something more than just a league-average pitcher, lest a lucrative multiyear contract go...
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In Astros Inquiry, Rob Manfred Raises Possibility of Big Penalties

14 hours ago   |   NY Times

The M.L.B. commissioner signaled that the Houston Astros could be subject to serious penalties if they were found to have electronically stolen signs.
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Felipe Vazquez of the Pirates Faces 21 New Charges in Child Sex Case

15 hours ago   |   NY Times

Vazquez, who was arrested in September and charged with statutory sexual assault, is now facing counts of child pornography and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.
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Sheriff: Man punched youth league umpire over disputed call

Sheriff: Man punched youth league umpire over disputed call

15 hours ago   |   Saint Louis Today

LAKELAND, Fla. - In a story Nov. 18 about a youth baseball umpire being punched, The Associated Press, citing a sheriff's office news release, incorrectly identified the victim...
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More than 100 members of Congress write to MLB commish over ‘radical' plan to eliminate minor league teams

17 hours ago   |   NY Daily News

Saving minor league baseball might be one of the few things that Democrats and Republicans can agree upon these days. On Tuesday, over 100 members of the House of...
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Cubs' Kris Bryant and wife Jessica announce pregnancy

17 hours ago   |   ABC

Chicago Cub Kris Bryant and wife Jessica announce a future slugger is on the way.
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Rob Manfred: MLB Conducting 'Really, Really Thorough Investigation' of Astros

18 hours ago   |   Bleacher Report   |   3 articles

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday the league office has started an extensive investigation into whether the Houston Astros used technology to steal opponent signs...
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A Man Who Once Lived In Edina Is Now Wanted By Authorities After A Double Homicide In Illinois

18 hours ago   |   CBS   |   2 articles

MINNEAPOLIS - Illinois law enforcement have identified 64-year-old Anatoliy Ermak, who once lived in Edina, as a suspect in a double homicide that took place on Sunday...
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Ambassador at center of Ukraine telephone call to testify in House...

Ambassador at center of Ukraine telephone call to testify in House impeachment hearings

Trump's ambassador to the European Union, an Oregon hotelier and million-dollar Trump donor, Gordon Sondland has said he cannot recall many of the episodes involving him that... Read more ...

Gordon Sondland Faces Tough Questions About Trump, Ukraine

Gordon Sondland Faces Tough Questions About Trump, Ukraine

The Trump-picked ambassador to the European Union will make a highly anticipated appearance to testify in the impeachment hearings on Wednesday. Read more ...

VIDEO: Same turkey chases mail carrier day after day

VIDEO: Same turkey chases mail carrier day after day

Neighbors have captured the turkey on camera, chasing the same mailman day after day. Read more ...

WATCH LIVE: Sondland faces tough questions about Trump, Ukraine during...

WATCH LIVE: Sondland faces tough questions about Trump, Ukraine during impeachment hearing

Ambassador Gordon Sondland faces tough questions about his evolving accounts of the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine. Read more ...

Target soars 12% after crushing earnings and raising its full-year profit...

Target soars 12% after crushing earnings and raising its full-year profit outlook

Target reported third-quarter earnings Wednesday that beat Wall Street expectations. The retailer also raised its full-year profit outlook. Shares soared as much as 12% in... Read more ...

New general election on the cards for Israel as kingmaker Lieberman refuses...

New general election on the cards for Israel as kingmaker Lieberman refuses to endorse candidate for prime minister

Israel is set to hold its third election this year, after Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the secular nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party, announced that he would not support the... Read more ...

Andy Murray wins in his return to the Davis Cup

Andy Murray wins in his return to the Davis Cup

MADRID - Andy Murray made a successful return to the Davis Cup on Wednesday, rallying to beat Tallon Griekspoor 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (5). Read more ...

House passes short-term spending measure to keep federal agencies running...

House passes short-term spending measure to keep federal agencies running for another month

The House has passed a short-term spending bill to keep federal agencies running for another month. The hope is that the additional time will help negotiators wrap up more than... Read more ...

Trump impeachment hearings: What to know for Wednesday's testimony

Trump impeachment hearings: What to know for Wednesday's testimony

Three witnesses will appear before lawmakers Wednesday in a public hearing on the impeachment probe of President Trump, including US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon... Read more ...

Apple breaks ground on new campus in Austin, Texas

Apple breaks ground on new campus in Austin, Texas

"Apple is deepening our close bond with the city and the talented and diverse workforce that calls it home." What you need to know Apple has broken ground on its new campus in... Read more ...