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Sport Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes wants to end career in Oakland
Author: 0 Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes wants to end career in Oakland

He opted to become a free agent and then re-signed with the team for $110 million over four years. There's been relatively little for Cespedes to complain about since his departure from Oakland, of course: he turned in a career-best performance in 2015, slashing.291/.328/.542 with 35 home runs and 6.7 fWAR in back-to-back gigs with the Tigers and Mets , and netted a whopping three-year, $75 million contract prior to the 2016 season.

Sport Wall Agrees to Contract Extension
Author: 0 Wall Agrees to Contract Extension

As ESPN noted, TNT first reported the deal which will see John Wall receive a four-year contract extension with the Washington Wizards . The 26-year-old guard agreed to a four-year, $170 million contract extension on Friday, per USA TODAY Sports .

Author: 0 Boasson Hagen wins Tour de France stage 19

Finishing at the front of the peloton, more than 12 minutes back from race victor Boasson Hagen , Froome could hardly have been in a more comfortable position. He was also second on Stage 16 and third on Stages 11 and 14. Bardet only holds a six-second advantage on Uran. They could be tempted into taking greater risks to make up time on the course with more than two dozen bends and a short but very sharp uphill to the Notre-Dame de la Garde cathedral, Marseille's most famous landmark.

Sport Caddie intervention inspires Rory McIlroy rally at Birkdale
Author: 0 Caddie intervention inspires Rory McIlroy rally at Birkdale

Fitzgerald", Chamblee said. After those six holes, Fitzgerald gave McIlroy an x-rated pep talk. However, McIlroy has proved in the past he is made of stern stuff and a 18-foot birdie putt at the last completely changed his perspective of his round.

Author: 0 British Open Leaderboard: Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka Race to the Top

Last year's Open marked the second of five consecutive majors he missed either through injury or poor form and he conceded that the bad run did have a negative effect on him. "To be in after two days and be under par for this championship after the way I started, I'm ecstatic with that", McIlroy said. "Now, the great thing about links golf is you can play a hole in multiple ways, and that's one of the beauties of it".

Sport Rory McIlroy continues climb up Open leaderboard
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy continues climb up Open leaderboard

After that egregious opening stretch on Thursday, Fitzgerald told McIlroy , "You're Rory McIlroy , what the f-- are you doing?" Fitzgerald said after his man had made such a mess of his first round that it seemed inevitable he would be jetting back to Northern Ireland before the weekend began.

Sport Kyrie Irving wants to be traded to the Spurs
Author: 0 Kyrie Irving wants to be traded to the Spurs

Veterans have followed those players in an effort to be the final piece. The sudden change of situation rocked Irving , and he has vacillated at times over the past three years about working as a secondary star to James and the original plan of having his own team.

Sport Cincinnati Bengals defender Adam 'Pacman' Jones banned for season opener
Author: 0 Cincinnati Bengals defender Adam 'Pacman' Jones banned for season opener

Jones pleaded guilty to obstructing official business, after a January incident in which he spat on a jailhouse nurse (which sounds like a euphemism but isn't in this case). "Adam will participate in training camp, and we are counting on him to help our team when he returns from suspension", the statement said. The Bengals released this statement on the NFL's punishment.

Sport Texas Rangers reportedly gauging interest in Yu Darvish
Author: 0 Texas Rangers reportedly gauging interest in Yu Darvish

Darvish is an impending free agent and would instantly become the best available starting pitcher should Texas indeed make him available. Pitching to a 3.45 ERA and 1.14 WHIP this season, the veteran remains a valuable asset for contending teams.

Sport OJ Simpson WILL be released from prison
Author: 0 OJ Simpson WILL be released from prison

During his parole hearing viewers saw Simpson angry, remorseful, and happy. We all know the story of his trial in the murders of his wife Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman. I don't blame ESPN, which devoted its "Outside the Lines" program Thursday to Simpson's parole hearing, for wanting to do that. In a final statement to the board he apologised again, adding: "I'm sorry it happened, I'm sorry, Nevada".

Sport What to know for OJ Simpson's parole hearing
Author: 0 What to know for OJ Simpson's parole hearing

Earlier today a Nevada parole board unanimously voted to release former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson from prison. Simpson strongly stated Thursday that nearly all the sports memorabilia items he saw in a collector's Las Vegas hotel room belonged to him.

Sport Spieth backs up his swagger with impressive first round
Author: 0 Spieth backs up his swagger with impressive first round

Handed the honour of hitting the first shot of the tournament, O'Meara sent his drive out of bounds before running up a quadruple-bogey eight and he ended up signing for an ugly round of 81. The unpredictability of the tee time draw can often eliminate much of the field; Spieth was one of the players who felt nature's wrath and was affected by adverse weather past year at Royal Troon.

Sport Picture this! Pensive Neymar stirs renewed PSG fever
Author: 0 Picture this! Pensive Neymar stirs renewed PSG fever

In a repeat of last seasons Champions League quarter-final, the two sides will clash at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey. Le Parisien claims that several Barcelona players have been made aware of the Brazil international's decision, while some of Barca's hierarchy are also resigned to the fact that the forward will be leaving Camp Nou.

Sport Virgil van Dijk training alone after telling Southampton
Author: 0 Virgil van Dijk training alone after telling Southampton "he wants to leave"

Van Dijk has returned from his injury, that saw him miss out on the second half of the season, and has linked up with Mauricio Pellegrino's squad for their pre-season training camp in Austria. 'The club was clear. 'My relationship with Virgil is excellent. "If I was manager of Liverpool at this time I would have pushed the boat out and done whatever you had to do to get the boy Van Dijk", he told talkSPORT .

Sport Kuchar edges ahead as wind begins to buffet Birkdale
Author: 0 Kuchar edges ahead as wind begins to buffet Birkdale

Like Spieth, the victor of last month's Travelers Championship , Koepka came into this event having won on his previous start, albeit some five weeks ago as he secured a maiden major title with victory at Erin Hills. He admitted he was pleased with his putting speed on the greens, which are playing differently to what he is used to on the PGA Tour. "Apparently life begins at forty so maybe that's a good omen for me, " said Casey, who recovered to finish seventh in 2008.

Sport Ashwin replaced by Rangana Herath in ICC Rankings
Author: 0 Ashwin replaced by Rangana Herath in ICC Rankings

Herath is also the most successful left-arm spinner in Tests with tally of 384 wickets in 81 matches. Meanwhile, seven wickets and six wickets to James Anderson and Keshav Maharaj respectively in the Trent Bridge Test saw them claim fourth and 26th spots.

Sport Khloe Kardashian trolled after OJ Simpson is granted parole
Author: 0 Khloe Kardashian trolled after OJ Simpson is granted parole

Meanwhile one added: 'Are you excited to see your dad? Last year, one Instagram user commented: "I don't know why but you look white in this picture.' Khloe cattily replied: 'I don't know". Congrats!" one Instagram user joked. He was shockingly found not guilty in a case that divided opinion. Yet after yesterday's parole hearing unanimously voted to let O.J.

Sport Liverpool Sign Hull City Left Back Andrew Robertson
Author: 0 Liverpool Sign Hull City Left Back Andrew Robertson

Hull City left back and Scottish global Andy Robertson has completed an £8M signing to Liverpool FC - with Kevin Stewart travelling in the opposite direction for a similar fee. This was possible largely due to the fact that the player only had a year to run on his current contract and was desperate to return to the Premier League after he and his Hull City teammates were relegated at the end of last season.

Sport Ilie Nastase handed four-year ban for racist Serena Williams slur
Author: 0 Ilie Nastase handed four-year ban for racist Serena Williams slur

The match was suspended and Nastase has now been handed this ban with the ITF ruling saying. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has imposed a three-year ban on Ilie Nastase for comments made about Serena Williams' unborn baby and his conduct during Romania's Fed Cup match against Great Britain.

Sport Coach rapes 16-year-old kabaddi player near Chhatrasal Stadium
Author: 0 Coach rapes 16-year-old kabaddi player near Chhatrasal Stadium

The accused identified as Naresh Dahiya runs a wrestling training centre in Jain Nagar Extension in the west of Delhi. Dahiya confessed to the crime during interrogation, The Indian Express quoted sources as saying. The victim also alleged that the accused had threatened to kill her if she reported the matter to the police. It has been revealed that the girl had come for practice when she was approached by the accused.

Sport Co-leader Kuchar underway in second round
Author: 0 Co-leader Kuchar underway in second round

Spieth hooked his tee shot badly on the second hole, with his ball ending up in the deep wispy rough left of the fairway. "This is risky", he said to his caddie. The 24-year-old who impressed at the US Open , carding a nine-under 63 tournament record in the third round, was another PGA Tour player who relished the challenge.

Sport El Clasico and derby dates revealed
Author: 0 El Clasico and derby dates revealed

Atletico Madrid's new Wanda Metropolitano stadium will host the first Madrid derby of the season on the twelfth round of fixtures, scheduled for November 19, with the return fixture scheduled for April 8. There are also tough early tests for the other top-flight new boys - with Segunda Division champions Levante travelling to Villarreal while Getafe, who beat Tenerife in the play-off final, are away to another Europa League side, Athletic Bilbao.

Author: 0 OJ Simpson Granted Parole After Serving 9 Years

A beloved football hero in the 1960s and '70s, he transitioned effortlessly to movie star, sports commentator and TV pitchman in the years that followed. He has now served nearly nine years for armed robbery and kidnapping , after being convicted in 2008. The hearing was chaired by Connie Bisbee, with Tony Corda, Adam Endel and Susan Jackson also in attendance via video conferencing from Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners headquarters in Carson City, Nevada.

Sport Rory McIlroy: Back me for Open revival
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy: Back me for Open revival

Striker balance Alvaro Morata vs Romelu Lukaku. have Antonio Conte's Chelsea or Jose Mourinho's Man United got the better deal? And an excellent four on the par-five 17th, which included a nerveless putt into the heart of the hole from five feet, put him back to one under par for the tournament.

Sport Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea 'monitoring Thomas Muller's Bayern Munich situation'
Author: 0 Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea 'monitoring Thomas Muller's Bayern Munich situation'

Arsenal flipped the table in the last minute as they equalized very late in the match and went on to win on penalties. Even Arsene Wenger admitted that a sickness bug that is affecting the touring Arsenal squad on top of a few fitness and injury problems as well as missing a few key players due to their summer global duties was not the ideal way to prepare for a new season.

Author: 0 Harmanpreet Kaur's power-hitting takes India past Australia into final

India had earlier lost to South Africa as well, which meant their final group game against New Zealand was a virtual quarter-final. Former England captain Charlotte Edwards - who owns the spot directly above Kaur on the list of World Cup high scores with her innings of 173no in 1997 - lauded the Indian's knock as above all others.

Sport Luis Severino outduels Felix Hernandez in 4-1 win over Mariners
Author: 0 Luis Severino outduels Felix Hernandez in 4-1 win over Mariners

The Yankees scored their second run in the eighth inning thanks in large part to the error by Segura, who charged a slow grounder that could have been a double play and mishandled it. "I've said all along, in the long term, no, but right now, yeah, we're trying to get them right". First base umpire Tony Randazzo was hit in the head by a line drive from Yankees SS Didi Gregorius in the fifth inning.

Sport Man United outcast doesn't want Inter move
Author: 0 Man United outcast doesn't want Inter move

It is also claimed the Bundesliga side could have trouble affording the financial costs of taking Martial on loan. Per the source, Wolfsburg sport director Olaf Rebbe made the enquiry and is waiting for a response from the Red Devils. The youngster came into the squad at a time when United lacked for any quality upfront and at that time, Martial seemed to be quite an attack-oriented forward.