'Realization Of An Impossible Dream:' MLB And Cuba Make Historic Deal

The agreement, negotiated over years, represents the first time since Cuba's revolution that baseball players can sign with U.S. teams without defecting.(Image credit: Jae C. Hong/AP)
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Barcelona target Rabiot's decision to leave PSG 'firm' - agent

The mother and agent of Paris Saint-Germain's Adrien Rabiot has said her son's decision to not renew his contract with the French champions and leave as a free agent is "firm and definitive." The midfielder has been strongly linked with Barcelona, and both Veronique Rabiot and PSG sporting director Antero Henrique acknowledged that the Spanish giants tried to buy the 23-year-old last summer as he heads into the final six months of his current deal. Transfers How a transfer works Wi...
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Husky Headlines podcast: Yogi Roth on renewed intensity of UW-Oregon recruiting battles

The Pac-12 Networks’ Yogi Roth joins Adam Jude to chat Dylan Morris, Laiatu Latu, Faatui Tuitele, Kyle Ford, UW-Oregon recruiting battles and more. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn or via RSS. Support independent, local journalism. Subscribe to The Seattle Times.
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12/19 NHL This Week with Illegal Curve

NHL This Week - Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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MacDougall’s career night helps Utah Valley beat Idaho St.

OREM, Utah (AP) — Senior Connor MacDougall had his first career double-double and Jake Toolson scored 18 points to help Utah Valley beat Idaho State 88-77 on Wednesday night. MacDougall, a graduate transfer from New Mexico who began his collegiate career at Arizona State, was 12-of-12 shooting and had career highs of 28 points and […]
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The Rush: Jon Gruden continues downward spiral, Raiders sign Nathan Peterman

Despite a lack of discernible skills and a nearly magical ability to lose every single football game he participates in, Nathan Peterman has a new team. And a poacher in Missouri who was convicted of illegally hunting deer was sentenced to a year in jail... and is being forced to watch Bambi once a month during his jail term.
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Smith returns to commercial fold wth BBL ad campaign

The former Australia captain featured in an advertisement for a telecommunications company, which was aired during the BBL 2018-19 opener on Wednesday
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Shaqiri proves his worth for Klopp’s Liverpool

Wolverhampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Xherdan Shaqiri proved his quality to Liverpool fans almost as soon as he arrived in July but it is only now that he is starting to suggest he can be... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Garth scores 36 points, Lamar beats Texas Southern

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Nick Garth exploded for 36 points to lead Lamar to an 80-72 victory over Texas Southern on Wednesday night. Garth, who averages 12.4 points per game, made 8 of 9 3-pointers and all six of his free throws for the Cardinals (4-6). Josh Nzeakor had 19 points and 13 rebounds and […]
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Flyers host Predators in transition with coaching change

Brooks, who replaced Dave Hakstol Monday, was victorious behind the bench in his NHL debut, while the 20-year-old Hart was the game's No. 1 star in a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night. Hart made 20 saves and became the youngest goalie ever to win a game for the Flyers - as Philly (13-15-4) broke a four-game losing streak. Said captain Claude Giroux: "For a 20-year-old goalie, it was pretty impressive how calm he was.
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Penguins end Capitals’ 5-game winning streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Bryan Rust scored and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended hot streaks by Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals with a 2-1 victory Wednesday night. The third meeting this season between these longtime rivals featured tight checking, strong goaltending and more than a few punches. Rust broke a 1-1 tie late […]
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Lever’s 17 sparks Grand Canyon past Northern Iowa, 73-62

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Alessandro Lever scored 17 points and Grand Canyon won its first non-conference road game in three years by closing out Northern Iowa, 73-62 on Wednesday night. Coming off a bad loss at Texas, the Lopes abandoned 3-point range, where they were just 6 of 25, and attacked the basket for […]
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Alvarado’s 20 points lead Georgia Tech past Arkansas, 69-65

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jose Alvarado scored 20 points to help Georgia Tech hold on in the closing minutes for a 69-65 win at Arkansas on Wednesday night. The win comes a game after the Yellow Jackets (6-4) suffered an embarrassing 79-69 home defeat to Gardner-Webb on Monday, and in a game they trailed by […]
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Ingles, Gobert help Jazz edge Warriors 108-103

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Joe Ingles scored 20 points while Rudy Gobert had 17 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 108-103 win over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. Jae Crowder score 18 points and Donovan Mitchell added 15 points on 5-of-26 shooting for the Jazz, who won […]
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Landeskog, Grubauer lead Avalanche to 2-1 win over Canadiens

DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog broke a tie 35 seconds into the third period by batting in a goal, Philipp Grubauer stopped 35 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Wednesday night. Mikko Rantanen had a goal and an assist to give him an NHL-leading 58 points. He’s followed by teammate […]
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Mrazek could face former team when Red Wings visit Hurricanes

Petr Mrazek has been the next-guy-up in net for the Carolina Hurricanes. Mrazek played the past four seasons with Detroit. Mrazek is coming off a 23-save shutout of the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday, a much-needed confidence boost for him and the Hurricanes.
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Griffin, Bullock lead Pistons past Timberwolves in OT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 34 points and Randy Bullock added a career-high 33 as the Detroit Pistons beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 129-123 in overtime on Wednesday night. Reggie Jackson added 24 points and Andre Drummond had 16 points and 16 rebounds for Detroit, which trailed by 14 going into the fourth quarter but […]
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Ohio rolls to 27-0 win over San Diego State in Frisco Bowl

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Nathan Rourke ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score, leading Ohio to a 27-0 victory over San Diego State in the drizzly Frisco Bowl on Wednesday night. A.J. Ouellette rushed for 164 yards and the Bobcats (9-4) finished with 215 on the ground, the most the Aztecs (7-6) allowed […]
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Nets hang on to beat Bulls 96-93, extend winning streak to 7

CHICAGO (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 27 points off the bench and made a critical defensive play in the final seconds, lifting the Brooklyn Nets over the Chicago Bulls 96-93 on Wednesday night for their seventh consecutive victory. Jarrett Allen had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the resurgent Nets (15-18), who have put together […]
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Cumberland scores 25, Cincinnati routs UCLA 93-64

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jarron Cumberland scored 19 of his 25 points during Cincinnati’s dominant first half, and the Bearcats dominated every phase in a 93-64 rout of UCLA on Wednesday night. Cincinnati (10-2) pulled ahead by 20 in the first half and was never challenged as the Bearcats beat the Bruins (7-4) by double-digits for […]
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Hakeem al-Araibi: Australia pours cold water on citizenship bid for refugee footballer

Peter Dutton’s department says minister does not have power to automatically grant citizenshipThe Department of Home Affairs has poured cold water on a pitch to have citizenship granted on Australian-based refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, in a bid to help free him from a Thai jail where he awaits deportation to Bahrain.Lawyers for Al-Araibi, supported by the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR), lodged an appeal with Peter Dutton this week, seeking his intervention on Al-Ara...
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TCU adds 22 at start of early signing period with a top QB

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Dual-threat quarterback Max Duggan and a rugby-style punter from Australia are among 22 players TCU added on the first day of the early signing period Wednesday. While 12 of the Horned Frogs signees were from Texas, Duggan was the Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year. The quarterback from Council Bluffs, […]
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Cain and DePaul more than able; beat Incarnate Word 81-71

CHICAGO (AP) — Eli Cain led all five starters in double figures with 20 points and DePaul beat Incarnate Word 81-71 on Wednesday night. The Blue Demons (8-2) made 62.5 percent of their shots (30 of 48). Cain was 7 of 11 including 4 of 8 from 3-point range. Max Strus added 18 points and […]
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New Mexico State rolls to 92-57 win over CSU Northridge

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Keyon Jones scored 21 points and New Mexico State rolled to a 92-57 win over CSU Northridge on Wednesday night. AJ Harris added 11 points and four assists for the Aggies (9-2). Eli Chuha, Robert Brown and Ivan Aurrecoechea scored 10 points apiece. Chuha led the team with nine rebounds. […]
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Eastern Washington signs eight early football recruits

The Eastern Washington football program signed eight high-school players to national letters of intent Wednesday.
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Early signings bring USC football welcomed additions to recruiting class

LOS ANGELES — In the aftermath of USC’s first losing season in nearly two decades, Clay Helton began an extensive offseason to-do list. Since the season-ending loss to Notre Dame on Thanksgiving weekend, Helton was tasked with replacing half of his coaching staff and preparing for the early signing period, the first opportunity for prospects to sign binding letters of intent with schools. Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe her...
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Oklahoma pulls in strong defensive class

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Help is on the way for Oklahoma’s defense. The Sooners struggled to provide support their dynamic offense this season, but they signed a strong class Wednesday, despite having an interim defensive coordinator calling the shots. Ruffin McNeill took over at midseason after the Sooners fired Mike Stoops, and Oklahoma coach Lincoln […]
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Smith’s clutch free throws lift Grambling over SE Louisiana

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Ivy Smith Jr. made two free throws with four seconds remaining, capping Grambling State’s rally to defeat Southeastern Louisiana 69-68 on Wednesday night. SE Louisiana led 41-34 at halftime and pushed its lead to 12 points with 7:38 remaining. Grambling went on a 15-3 run to tie it at 66 with […]
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Martin, Davenport lead Memphis to 99-89 win over Little Rock

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jeremiah Martin scored 22 points, Kyvon Davenport had 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, and Memphis used a late 11-0 run to beat Little Rock 99-89 Wednesday night. Kareem Brewton also scored 15, Tyler Harris added 14 and Antwann Jones had 13 points, five rebounds, six assists and two blocks […]
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Defenseless UCLA men’s basketball routed by Cincinnati

UCLA head coach Steve Alford directs his players from the bench during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Cincinnati’s Jarron Cumberland (34) steals the ball from UCLA’s Jaylen Hands (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Cincinnati’s Jarron Cumberla...
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