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‘Tebow to the Mets? Good luck’: Former Jets teammates react
When word began to circulate Thursday the Mets had signed Tim Tebow to their minor league system to give him a chance to carve out a professional baseball career after his NFL career fell short of his hopes, Tebow’s former teammates showed immediate support. “I believe Tim’s got a big heart and he’s a good...
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Tim Tebow signs minor league contract
The former Heisman Trophy winner worked out in front of MLB teams last week.         
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Football fairytale turns to nightmare
Not all fairytales have happy endings.
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Mets cut their Renaissance man to make room for Jerry Blevins
It wasn’t until Ty Kelly’s eighth professional season that the longtime minor league was finally called up to the majors. Now, Kelly only can wonder when the next call will come. The 28-year-old utility player, who is a guitarist and screenwriter in his spare time, was designated for assignment by the Mets on Thursday to...
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Why the NBA Is Launching an eSports Basketball League in 2018
The National Basketball Association is taking to the virtual hardwood with NBA 2K eLeague, the first time a U.S. pro sports league will have a stake in an eSports league. The NBA is forming the video-game league in partnership with Take-Two Interactive, the longtime publisher “NBA 2K” series, with the first competitions to take place... Read more »
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'Mini-Mourinho' breathing new life into struggling Hull
MANCHESTER, England — It seemed Marco Silva had taken on a near-impossible job when he was hired as manager of Hull at the start of January.The promoted club from northern England was up for sale, in last place in the Premier League and planning to sell some of its best players. Money was tight, fans were disgruntled and a squad short on big names had been struck by injuries in key areas.
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Report: Tigers add Mike Zagurski, David Lough on minor league deals
Lough, 31, had a short stint with the Phillies last season, hitting .239 with a .342 on-base percentage.        
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Who's going to play centerfield for the Tigers?
Will it be Collins? Or Mahtook? Or Jones? A combination of the three? Someone has to patrol the huge Comerica Park CF        
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Meet the real Ty Kelly: Guitarist, screenwriter and occasional Met
Ty Kelly is enjoying another warm winter day in San Diego. He has lived in too many places to count on his hands, and life isn’t always so generous. Sometimes, a move meant a promotion; sometimes, a setback. Other times, it only signified inconvenience. At least he had his guitar, making each temporary residence feel...
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How a pitcher born in Ireland may be Mets’ next rising star
PORT ST. LUCIE — Erin go bragh. Following a magnificent minor league season, left-handed pitcher P.J. Conlon, who was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1993, was invited to major league camp by the Mets and will arrive here next weekend. This will be a spring training of learning, but if Conlon someday achieves his...
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Angels move to prospect prospects at Rule 5 draft deadline
The Angels made several roster moves Friday to comply with Major League Baseball’s deadline to protect players from next month’s Rule 5 draft. They added left-hander Nate Smith and right-handers Eduardo Paredes, Keynan Middleton and Austin Adams to their 40-man roster, designated right-handers...
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Tigers add RHP Sandy Baez to 40-man roster
He is rated as team's 16th best prospect by MLB.com        
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Why MLB and the union haven’t reached a new CBA yet
CHICAGO — Just two weeks are left until baseball’s current collective bargaining agreement expires, and don’t be surprised if talks go down to the wire. Some significant issues are unresolved, according to multiple sources. Nevertheless, hope still exists that a new pact can get done in time for the Dec. 1 deadline. “I remain optimistic...
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AP Source: Premier League sells Chinese TV rights for $700m
LONDON (AP) - A person familiar with the deal says the Premier League has sold its television rights in China for $700 million in its biggest-ever overseas deal. The person told The Associated Press the rights have been sold in a three-year deal from the 2019-2020 season to online video ...
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As Tebow begins quest to play for Mets, fans follow
A helicopter circled overhead. Below, about 400 fans and more than 70 members of the news media gathered at the New York Mets’ year-round training complex. They were all there ...
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51s’ T.J. Rivera, Brandon Nimmo honored by New York Mets during pregame
Both players won Sterling awards for their successful seasons at Triple-A Las Vegas.
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Tim Tebow begins Mets career amid frenzy
In the heart of Gator country, Tim Tebow draws a crowd as his new career begins.         
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