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Sport Former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers dies
Author: 0 Former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers dies

After spending a year as a special assignment scout with the New York Yankees , Towers joined the Diamondbacks as their GM in September 2010 and served in that role for almost four years. He became a scout in 1989, later named San Diego's GM in 1995 where he remained until 2009. Towers' staff is responsible for drafting current D-back relievers Archie Bradley and Braden Shipley, plus starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, who was traded to the Cleveland Indians a year later in 2012.

Sport Disappointing debut for Mkhitaryan as Arsenal lose to Swansea
Author: 0 Disappointing debut for Mkhitaryan as Arsenal lose to Swansea

Cech completely mis-kicked an attempted clearance after a back-pass by Shkodran Mustafi , instead rolling the ball straight to the lurking Jordan Ayew , who tapped home the simplest of efforts. Arsenal's move for Aubameyang is expected to go down to the wire as the Gunners wait on Dortmund landing a replacement before allowing the striker to leave.

Sport Andrew Luck close to throwing again
Author: 0 Andrew Luck close to throwing again

There was some fear regarding Luck needing another shoulder surgery despite the Colts saying that doctors prescribed rest and rehab, but Rapoport's report suggests that may not be necessary. After appearing in just seven games in 2015 due to injuries, Luck was coming off perhaps his best overall performance in his six-year National Football League career in 2016.

Sport Manchester City target Laporte announces Bilbao departure
Author: 0 Manchester City target Laporte announces Bilbao departure

His buyout clause of £57 million will make him a club-record signing for City in pound sterling, although the price in Euros is less than the €76m (£55m) paid to Wolfsburg for Kevin De Bruyne . "My farewell, facing a new challenge in my professional career, I don't want it to be a "goodbye" but a "see you soon". Laporte, a 23-year-old centre-half, has always been regarded as one of the finest stoppers in La Liga, with his combination of size, aerial dominance, reading of the game and ...

Sport Pochettino dismisses reports Chelsea want Llorente
Author: 0 Pochettino dismisses reports Chelsea want Llorente

Lucas Moura is here in London - why is he the right man for Tottenham? I think it's one option more and another great player they add to the squad. Tottenham play on Wednesday night against Manchester United , with the transfer window set to slam shut after the game at 11pm. That's probably more up to Daniel Levy than it is to Pochettino at any rate.

Sport JP predicts ODI runfest‚ but without injured AB
Author: 0 JP predicts ODI runfest‚ but without injured AB

AB de Villiers during Proteas training. This news will come as a major boost to India as de Villiers boasts an impressive record against them. After the intense three-Test series, the second leg of the tour, expected to be equally gruelling if not more, began on Tuesday morning with Virat Kohli & Co getting down to a full practice session here at the Kingsmead.

Sport Pelicans, Bulls can't complete Nikola Mirotic deal over team option
Author: 0 Pelicans, Bulls can't complete Nikola Mirotic deal over team option

Mirotic was unwilling to approve a trade to New Orleans without assurance that his option would be picked up, according to Wojnarowski . It appears that Nikola Mirotic's days with the Bulls are officially numbered. Asik is owed almost $25 million through the 2019-20 season. Mirotic was certainly the hottest prospect in the Bulls' roster, posting career-highs across the board after recovering from facial fractures stemming from a preseason altercation with teammate Bobby Portis .

Sport Barcelona complete signing of starlet Marcus McGuane
Author: 0 Barcelona complete signing of starlet Marcus McGuane

The Gunners have often raided Barcelona's youth ranks over the years, landing the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Fran Merida, Julen Pleguezuelo and Hector Bellerin, but the Catalan giants have pulled off a similar move of their own. Arsenal wages: How much will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang earn? The La Liga giants have not revealed the details of the agreement with Arsenal but they did confirm that the England starlet will have a €25m (£21.9m, $31m) release clause inserted in his new contract at the ...

Sport Mourinho: Jose is free to leave
Author: 0 Mourinho: Jose is free to leave

His predecessor in the jersey can't wait to see the Chile global thrive at Manchester United . Sanchez will make his league debut for his new club against his old rival - in what promises to be a tantalising affair. Not bad for a little man", Carrick said . Manchester United have reportedly held a long-standing interest in the England full-back. "He is so exciting and so dynamic".

Sport Meek Mill Joins Colin Kaepernick's #10For10 Challenge, Donates $10000
Author: 0 Meek Mill Joins Colin Kaepernick's #10For10 Challenge, Donates $10000

In the note, Chavarria shared that she needed college tuition money for her son, saying, "unfortunately with my bad credit, I am unable to secure a loan or co-sign a loan for my son". Chavarria, who worked for the Philadelphia court system for close to three decades, said Brinkley wasn't aware of the note before she delivered Mill's sentence.

Sport Conor McGregor poses as UFC chief hints at Diaz trilogy
Author: 0 Conor McGregor poses as UFC chief hints at Diaz trilogy

While Mayweather ultimately won when McGregor turned his hand to boxing, the challenge has been put out by McGregor for Floyd to join him in the Octagon. "Remember, I'm Floyd "Money" Mayweather". "The undefeated boxer posted an image of him stopping the Irishman in their mega-fight previous year with a caption: "#MCM Mayweather Crushes McGregor".

Sport Texas Rangers to investigate sexual misconduct at Karolyi Ranch
Author: 0 Texas Rangers to investigate sexual misconduct at Karolyi Ranch

Recently the webpage for the legendary Karolyi Ranch announced the training facility had permanently closed. Abbott added that the Texas Rangers, the state's top criminal investigative unit, and the Walker County Sheriff Office must collaborate on the case because of the far reach of the allegations, which are spread across jurisdictions and state lines.

Sport Klopp happy with veterans' performance against West Brom
Author: 0 Klopp happy with veterans' performance against West Brom

Liverpool never make it easy for themselves, do they? It is for this reason that the comfortable bosom of the Champions League - a last-16 tie with Porto looms large on the horizon - could yet prove this season's saving grace for the five-time European champions.

Sport Travis Walton denies allegations in 'Outside The Lines' report
Author: 0 Travis Walton denies allegations in 'Outside The Lines' report

Izzo was asked about Walton following a win over Maryland on Sunday and said, per Gene Wang of the Washington Post (h/t Chicago Tribune ), "To be honest with you, I don't know why he left". Some of his victims alleged that Michigan State did not properly investigate complaints about him and could have done more to end his reign of terror sooner.

Author: 0 Titans hire Rams' Matt LaFleur as offensive coordinator

The question remains how much of the offensive coaching upheaval will affect third-year quarterback Jared Goff , who rebounded from a shaky rookie season to making the Pro Bowl in his second year, and an offense that went from the worst in 2016 to the best in the National Football League in 2017.

Sport Man United preparing bid for Bayern Munich star
Author: 0 Man United preparing bid for Bayern Munich star

Bayern Munich have reportedly given Arturo Vidal the green light to leave in the summer after confirming the capture of Leon Goretzka from Schalke 04. Vidal has just 18 months left to run on his contract so Bayern are ready to cash-in at the end of the season rather than lose him for nothing in 2019 and the midfielder has attracted interest from the Premier League.

Sport Yeaer guard Jalek Felton suspended from university
Author: 0 Yeaer guard Jalek Felton suspended from university

A native of Mullins, Jalek is the nephew of former North Carolina standout guard Raymond Felton who is now a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Because of his suspension from the university, he is not eligible to play basketball, and his timetable to return is unknown.

Sport Man City considering late move for Leicester's Riyad Mahrez
Author: 0 Man City considering late move for Leicester's Riyad Mahrez

While Mahrez is an excellent player with a proven track record of making decisive impacts in Premier League matches, it would be something of a unusual move. Pep Guardiola insisted during his Tuesday press conference that there was a "95% or 99% chance" that City would do no further business this window, but sources have indicated that he is hopeful of overcoming the odds and bringing in Mahrez - but only if the forward pushes for it.

Sport WINK pets pick the Super Bowl winner
Author: 0 WINK pets pick the Super Bowl winner

I think it's the Patriots because they've got a guy you can never count out with Brady. "You don't have time for everybody". Notice what word Foles didn't use to describe the flea flicker: surprising . Brady will unseat Jerry Rice as the oldest non-kicker to play in a Super Bowl next week. All of those games have been close, decided by six points or fewer.

Author: 0 Cleveland Indians to remove 'racist' Chief Wahoo logo from 2019

CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals have re-signed shortstop Alcides Escobar to a $2.5 million contract for this season, a deal that allows him to earn another $1.5 million in bonuses. "They don't see it as anything negative toward Native Americans". Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has been publicly pressuring the team to remove the logo, the topic of debate coming into the spotlight in 2017 when the team was named as the host site of the 2019 All-Star Game.

Sport LA Clippers Send Blake Griffin To The Pistons
Author: 0 LA Clippers Send Blake Griffin To The Pistons

None of the arriving players are stars of Griffin's caliber, and the picks are unlikely to be high ones from the improving Pistons. Rivers said as much during the 2013 season, his first with the Clippers: "The whole rebuild thing would've been very hard for me to go through again".

Sport McIlroy laments missed opportunity in Dubai
Author: 0 McIlroy laments missed opportunity in Dubai

Having finished in a tie for 38th at the BMW SA Open and a share of 32nd at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the Moor Park Golf professional has moved up to 52nd in the Race to Dubai standings after ending on 11-under-par at Emirates Golf Club.

Sport John Wall to undergo knee surgery on Wednesday
Author: 0 John Wall to undergo knee surgery on Wednesday

According to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post , Wall will miss the next six weeks to have a procedure done on his troublesome left knee. He will miss six weeks and the NBA All-Star Game . "We've done it before, so I know what it looks like, but no, we're hoping for the best", Brooks said. Wall is averaging 40.8 FanDuel points per game this season.

Sport Will Rob Gronkowski play in the Patriots Eagles Super Bowl?
Author: 0 Will Rob Gronkowski play in the Patriots Eagles Super Bowl?

According to Ian Rapoport of The NFL Network , New England Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski isn't expected to be available to speak with the media as he continues to go through the concussion protocol. "I maybe want to play a year at 40, maybe 41", said Harrison, the oldest defensive player in the National Football League at 39. Following the initial report that stated he did need stitches , one of the best gunslingers in the history of the sport chose to wear a glove to help ...

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