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MLB agrees to new intentional walk rule

moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – Major League Baseball has approved a change to its intentional walk rule on Tuesday in an effort to speed up the pace of game play. According to ESPN, instead of throwing four balls to a batter, the umpire will receive a signal from the dugout allowing the hitter a free pass to first base. According to studies …

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Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey valued at $500K

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(BOSTON) — Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey, which went missing from his locker after the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl 51 victory, has an estimated value of $500,000, according to a complaint filed with the Houston Police Department. Police have classified the case as a possible first-degree felony. “On 2/05/17, the City of Houston hosted Super …

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Lakers name Magic Johnson as president of basketball operations

Rich Arden / ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) — Hall of Famer Magic Johnson is now the Lakers’ president of basketball operations after general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss were fired. As the Lakers work to rebuild from a 19-39 record, the third-worst in the NBA, president and co-owner Jeanie Buss said in a statement …

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Report: Timberwolves reach out to Knicks over Derrick Rose

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are said to be interested in New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose. Sources tell ESPN the Timberwolves have contacted the Knicks to talk about potential trades for Rose, who will become a free agent in the summer. Sources say other teams have reached out to the Knicks, as well. Should Minnesota …

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Scoreboard roundup — 2/20/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEFlorida 2, St. Louis 1Arizona 3, Anaheim 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(12) West Virginia 77, Texas 62Miami 54, (18) Virginia 48 (OT)(19) Florida St. 104, Boston College 72 Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Abby Wambach engaged to Christian blogger Glennon Doyle Melton

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach is engaged to Christian mom blogger Glennon Doyle Melton. The Momastery blogger and mother of three made the announcement on her Facebook page Saturday. “Abby and I have decided to hold hands forever,” she wrote, beside a black and white photo of the couple’s hands, showing off …

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Lauren Holiday opens up about brain tumor health scare while pregnant

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Retired U.S. women’s soccer player Lauren Holiday took to social media over the weekend to open up about her life as a new mother and the obstacles she faced upon learning she had a benign brain tumor while six months pregnant. Holiday, 29, posted a photo of daughter Jrue on Saturday to her …

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Dustin Johnson claims world No. 1 ranking after winning Genesis Open

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Dustin Johnson became the world’s No. 1 ranked golfer after winning the Genesis Open this weekend at the Riviera Country Club. Johnson secured a five-shot victory after shooting 64 in the third round and 71 in the fourth. At one point, he was nine shots ahead of the field. The newly anointed No. 1 finished the tournament …

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New Orleans Pelicans acquire star DeMarcus Cousins in trade with Sacramento Kings

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) — The Sacramento Kings agreed to trade star center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans according to ESPN. The Kings receive Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and both a 2017 first- and second-round pick. Swingman Omri Casspi was also traded to the Pelicans. The first-round pick that Sacramento will acquire is top-three protected in the June …

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Scoreboard roundup - 2/19/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONWestern Conference 192 Eastern Conference 182 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEN-Y Rangers 2 Washington 1Detroit 5 Pittsburgh 2Winnipeg 3 Ottawa 2Nashville 4 Columbus 3Chicago 5 Buffalo 1N-Y Islanders 6 New Jersey 4Toronto 4 Carolina 0(OT) Tampa Bay 3 Colorado 2(OT) Boston 2 San Jose 1Anaheim 1 L.A. Kings 0Philadelphia 3 …

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