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Yankees worth big league-high $3.7 billion

Overall, the average Major League Baseball franchise is now valued at $1.5 billion, up 19% from past year. The Colorado Rockies are worth $1 billion , according to Forbes' annual baseball teams values list released Tuesday. The five most valuable teams have won six of the last eight World Series. While the Cubs might not be No. 1, they have seen a steady increase in value recently.

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News Anchor Learns About Her Husband's Death During Live Broadcast

Supreet Kaur, an anchor for the news channel IBC24 in Chhattisgarh state, was on air reporting a separate news story when she was interrupted by a reporter who told her about a deadly vehicle crash that left three dead while injuring two others, CNN reported.

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UNC Basketball: Tar Heels atop final USA Today Coaches Poll

No matter how many NCAA championships the North Carolina coach wins, no matter what the record book says, Williams will never see himself as measuring up to his former boss, longtime mentor and dear friend. The play led to a jumper by Isaiah Hicks to give North Carolina a three-point advantage. As frustrating as the game last night was, it showed the Bulldogs' talent, Few's excellent offensive and defensive systems and coaching, and their grit, to the country and the world.

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Leicester to meet Atletico Champions League quarterfinals

However, the Spanish side are all too aware of what Leicester are capable of after the Foxes dumped out their La Liga rivals Sevilla en route to the last eight in their first ever appearance in the competition. Foxes captain Wes Morgan is still not ready to return for that contest but Danny Simpson, Christian Fuchs, Wilfred Ndidi, Riyad Mahrez and Shinji Okazaki should return to the line-up while Jamie Vardy only played an hour at Everton.

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Palace humiliates Arsenal, Pressure mounts on Wenger

Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic were all on the scoresheet as Arsenal left south London with just two wins from their last seven games. The uncertainty over his future has been a major distraction for a team lacking the fighting spirit required to cope with adversity. A hard defeat but on top of that it has consequences on our chances to be in the top four.

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Garcia wins first major in dramatic playoff

Garcia won with birdie on first playoff hole. "The positive thing is I still feel I have so much room for improvement". He salvaged par from a certain bogey on the 13th that kept him in the game. And while Garcia possessed the talent to put himself in the mix at golf's premier events - as his 22 top-10 finishes coming into this week attests - his mental toughness was questioned.

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Souza hits 3-run homer, Rays beat scuffling Blue Jays 7-2

Happ, who went 20-4 last season with a 3.18 earned-run average, is slated to go against Wily Peralta (7-11 with a 4.86 ERA last year). Yes, he was saddled with the loss, but he allowed just five hits and three runs in seven innings, while also recording nine strikeouts.

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Filipe Luis - Everyone is sure Antoine Griezmann will stay

Speaking after the derby draw on Saturday, Griezmann said: "I do not rule out anything in the future, but I'm happy at Atletico and hopefully, I can stay here". Each game that goes by he shows me it's not unusual that he has fought for the Ballon d'Or [coming third behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi], because he is a different player.

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Russell Westbrook Eyeing Another Record

After the play, he acknowledged the crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena, which had stood in appreciation. Needless to say, the six-time All-Star is putting up MVP numbers - 31. The All-Star also tied Chamberlain for fourth all-time with his 78th career triple-double. For the Thunder, Alex Abrines won't be able to go after sustaining a knee injury against the Bucks.

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Verstappen 'remarkable' in China - Horner

During last year's Brazilian GP in Interlagos, when met with similar conditions, Verstappen passed 11 cars within 16 laps to finish on the podium. Sergio Perez's Force India was then dispatched around the outside through Turn 4 before the 19-year-old raced past Lance Stroll's Williams under braking for Turn 6 to take tenth.

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Spieth has 'a chip and a chair' in Masters pursuit

Hoffman opened with a 65 and had the biggest Masters lead after a first round in 62 years. He's worked to improve his fitness, health, golf game and mental approach the past six months and believes he's arrived at the flawless nexus to take the next step to major champion.

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Syrian allies vow strong response to future US aggression

Rouhani then censured the USA for carrying out airstrikes in Syria under a pretext that had no factual basis, adding "during my telephone conversations with President Assad and President Putin, we all agreed that a fact-finding mission is needed to investigate the cause and origin of the use of the chemical weapons in Khan Shaikhoun in Idlib".

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IPL-10: Can't control past, only the future, says Punjab captain Maxwell

In his next over, Tahir removed opposition captain Rohit Sharma for three and then the risky Buttler for 38, who was unlucky to be given out lbw, to reduce Mumbai to 62-3 and underline his value as a wicket-taking bowler. After the fall of the top order that left Pune at 49 for three in the ninth over, Stokes (50 off 32) showed why he was the most expensive player at the auction with some brutal hitting.

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Kyrie Irving explodes for 45 points in Cavs' OT-loss

The Oklahoma City game went to halftime and Westbrook was just four assists shy of the record-breaking triple-double. Westbrook repaid them by ripping their hearts out with his latest single-handed comeback. He committed two big fouls late in regulation, including fouling Millsap while attempting a 3. One member of the Cavs could be heard uttering "f--ing Leroy Richardson" outside the visitor's locker room after the game.

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Browns preseason schedule includes nationally televised game

New Orleans will open the four-game slate with Cleveland on the road during the week of August 10-14. It is the first preseason meeting between the two teams since 1982. For now, Browns fans can begin planning some preseason trips to see the team make its return to the field in 2017. It will be the 14th consecutive season in which the Browns and Bears have met in the preseason finale.

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Bob Arum on Australian bout: Manny Pacquiao a pioneer

Said Kate Jones, minister for tourism and major events: "We've always said we'd be keen to host a boxing match of this caliber as long as it stacked up for Queensland taxpayers, so I'm pleased we've been able to reach a deal with all parties".

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Andy Murray returns from injury against Roger Federer in charity match

Andy Murray is optimistic of being fit in time for the French Open as he continues to be hampered by an elbow injury ahead of facing Roger Federer in an exhibition match in Zurich. "That's maybe when I can not win the big tournament and that's what's maybe going to mean missing to get to world number one". "I'm doing better, I've been practicing for the last four or five days", he told Eurosport .

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Rory McIlroy - Too little too late for green jacket at the Masters

Rose and Garcia are both a 6-under through 54 holes. Per the Golf Channel, he is seeking to become the first player in nearly 120 years to win a major after being 10+ shots back after the first round. Only one player - Craig Stadler in 1982 - shot as high as 75 in the first round and went on to win. Sharing fourth with Spieth are Ryan Moore (69) and Charley Hoffman (72).

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Celtics lock up division title with 114-105 win over Nets

Indiana, which is seventh in the Eastern Conference, would seal a playoff berth with a home win over Atlanta on Wednesday. If they beat the Bucks, it will be the first time the Celtics have entered the postseason as the No. The Nets were missing Gs Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) and Joe Harris (shoulder) and F Quincy Acy (ankle). The Celtics will be waiting until the season's final seconds tick away to discover who their first playoff opponent will be.

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Crystal Palace v Arsenal line-ups: Teams confirmed for Selhurst Park clash

Chants including "Arsene Wenger, we want you to go", "We want Wenger out" and " You're not fit to wear the shirt " were clearly audible inside the ground, with Arsenal's players then subjected to verbal abuse as they headed for the team coach.

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Port fan in AFL racism row

But because she isn't a Port Adelaide member, the club are unable to ban her from attending games. Port is also investigating claims their indigenous ruckman Paddy Ryder was racially abused by a Crows supporter during Saturday night's match between the South Australian clubs.

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Cubs' Javier Baez leaves game after colliding with Heyward

Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun reacts in the dugout after his three-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday , April 9, 2017, in Milwaukee. The six hits and six walks did produce some scoring opportunities, but no Cub crossed the plate in the last nine innings of the game. "I much prefer that over velocity".

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Borussia Dortmund v Monaco

Absolutely anyone can watch the game right here on BTSport.com by simply bookmarking this page, returning at 7pm and following the " Dortmund v Monaco - Free Live Stream" banner below (kick-off is 7.45pm). Fabinho has been directly involved in three of Monaco's last six Champions League goals (1 goal, 2 assists). They have endured some big losses where they were both outplayed and outsmarted - such as a 4-0 loss to PSG, a recent 2-0 loss to Malaga, and a 2-1 loss to nine-man Athletic ...

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Garcia dedicates magical Masters win to childhood idol

Tiger has gone on to win 14 Majors while Garcia has built a reputation as the nearly-man of golf. "Sergio is obviously the best player not to have won a major, no longer", Rose said. He wasn't the only one celebrating - the wider sporting world is delighted the kid they used to call "El Nino" has finally come of age. "I'm here with so much just started".

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Leaders tee off in the 3rd round at Masters

LEADING Justin Rose (67) and Sergio Garcia (70) were at 6-under 210. Sitting just one shot adrift of the leaders is Rickie Fowler, who similarly to Garcia is still seeking his maiden major title. The second-to-last group today, off at 2:35 p.m., will feature good friends Spieth and Fowler. "That would be the best thing that could happen to me".

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Bucks getting Malcolm Brogdon back; Walker out for Hornets

Brogdon has been a rookie beyond his years. Antetokounmpo has shown he is a superstar this season, and at only 22 years old, the sky is the limit for him. They ended up with 7 turnovers. The Sixers' Joel Embiid would've been the runaway victor if he had appeared in more than 31 games due to injuries. 500 on March 1 is back in the playoffs for the second time in three years.

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USA, Mexico and Canada officially announce 2026 World Cup bid

Gulati was joined by Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani and Federacion Mexicana de Futbol president Decio de Maria on Monday at One World Trade Center to announce the bid. "It's up to us to put on the World Cup because we have a duty to the fans and I think the World Cup - no pun intended - needs to trump politics", he said.

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Sergio Garcia wins 1st major title at the Masters

But he recovered to make a par. I like where I stand now better. I don't watch a lot of golf - your caveat for this column - but I thought CBS was terrific on the final two holes, which is when they needed to be. His chin was up. "It's good to have a good wife when you have something like that happen", he said of his forgettable first two rounds. "He deserves it", Rose said.

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Darryl Sittler say players, fans lose when Olympics is off the table

But it's more likely that, just as in the days before the National Hockey League started going to the Olympics in 1998, Canadians will be seeing players they haven't heard of, like Bud Holloway, Chay Genoway, Jonathan Sigalet and Blake Parlett.

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Sergio Garcia finally has his time to shine brightest at Masters

Garcia then pulled a shot back on the 14th with birdie and then struck an eagle on the following hole, while Rose collected a birdie which saw them tied with three holes to play. But it's happened. Now I don't know if I'll be the best player to have only won one major. Also at the news conference, a somewhat surprised Garcia, who has had a sometimes stormy relationship with Augusta National, said "I get to call myself Masters champion, that is wonderful".

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Maple Leafs drop finale, will face Capitals in first round

Both teams still have something to play for at the Air Canada Centre , however. By Saturday, the Leafs had a 14-7-15 record in games in which they held the lead after two periods. "It's still a back-to-back so prepare and play hard". "It's not a switch we can flip, no", defenseman Seth Jones said. That's one of the big reasons why he's had such success early on in his career.

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Heat stay alive, rally to top Cavaliers 124-121 in OT

Both are expected to play when the Cavaliers open their playoff run this weekend, and whether either plays in Wednesday's regular-season finale is undecided. Against the Heat they took a 91-80 lead into the fourth, but Miami stormed back to force overtime and claim the win. A four-point play by Williams put the Cavaliers up 121-120 with 34 seconds to play, the Cavaliers' second four-point play of the overtime, after one from Love.

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Rose takes lead and confidence into Masters final day

Whereas Spieth, Fowler, Garcia and Rose all look primed to vie for the Masters title Sunday , Hoffman's stock is trending downward. Fowler, 28, has never won a major, and seems to be getting back to his 2014 form, when he finished in the top five at all four majors.

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Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia tied for Masters lead heading into final round

Sergio Garcia of Spain celebrates after defeating Justin Rose (not pictured) of England on the first playoff hole during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. He will be paired with Spieth in the penultimate group. "Right around the end of my freshman year, sophomore year, I kind of realized really just how good these guys are, and that was the time I started working every summer, and playing where I could but ...

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Hazard backs 'professional' Chelsea to see out title race

Benik Afobe volleyed against the post for Bournemouth before Josh King reduced the arrears in the 42nd minute with an effort that fizzed past Thibaut Courtois via a deflection off David Luiz. They have provided the platform from which Hazard, top-scorer Diego Costa and Pedro have flourished. The Belgian midfielder has 14 goals and five assists throughout the 2016-17 Premier League.


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