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NFL Insiders predict, preview 2018 offseason

The NFL offseason is already heating up — we’ve had two big trades, and Blake Bortles has been taken off the quarterback market — but March 14 is when the real fun begins. That’s when free agency kicks off (4 p.m. ET), and it’s when the trades involving Alex Smith and Marcus Peters become official. Kirk Cousins. Jimmy Graham. Le’Veon Bell. This class could get wild. Here’s everything to know heading into free agency, which begins March 14. • Latest news, players to watch »• Barnwell: AFC moves | NFC…

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Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James averages triple-double for month of February

CLEVELAND — On the same night LeBron James finished out February by averaging a triple-double for the first time in a calendar month in his fabled 15-year career, James also became the first player in NBA history to tally more than 30,000 points, 8,000 rebounds and 8,000 assists. “With the long list of so many great players that have come through this league, in the history of this league, for me to be the only [person] in a category, I think it’s pretty cool,” James said after the Cavaliers‘ 129-123…

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Row over racist Max Mosley by-election leaflet

Image copyright PA Privacy campaigner Max Mosley published a by-election leaflet saying: “Coloured immigration threatens your children’s health,” it has been claimed. The 1961 leaflet, backing a candidate for his father Sir Oswald Mosley’s Union Movement, was found by the Daily Mail in archives in Manchester. The newspaper says it raises questions over Mr Mosley’s evidence to a 2008 High Court trial. Mr Mosley said he didn’t recall the leaflet and he was not a racist. In evidence to the 2008 trial, in which he successfully sued the News of…

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Manchester City plan new deal for teenager Phil Foden

Man City manager Pep Guardiola said fans who witnessed Foden’s senior debut for the club were “lucky” Manchester City are likely to give Phil Foden a new long-term contract after he turns 18 in May. Talks have not yet begun but, after investing heavily in their academy, City are eager to secure the future of the promising local talent. Foden has broken into Pep Guardiola’s squad this season, making six appearances. The Stockport-born teenager was a late substitute in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final victory over Arsenal. Foden – a lifelong…

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Sam Hain: Warwickshire batsman signs new contract

Sam Hain scored more than 450 One-Day Cup runs for the Bears last season and was the competition’s top scorer when they won the trophy in 2016 Batsman Sam Hain has signed a contract to keep him at Warwickshire until at least the end of the 2021 season. The 22-year-old, part of the England Lions squad for the one-day series with West Indies A, joined in 2013 and has scored 3,965 runs across all formats. Sport Director Ashley Giles said Hain is a tremendously talented batsman and “one of the…

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New Zealand v England: Ben Stokes ’emotional’ after victory in second ODI

Ben Stokes (right) struck seven fours and a six in his unbeaten 63 off 74 balls Ben Stokes said he was “emotional” after being named man of the match in his second game back for England. He took 2-42, claimed two run-outs and made 63 not out as England beat New Zealand by six wickets in Tauranga to level the one-day series at 1-1. Stokes, who faces a trial for affray over an incident in Bristol in September, returned after five months out in Sunday’s series opener. “I wanted to…

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Snow delays pre-season testing in Barcelona

Snow settled on the circuit during day three of winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya The third day of pre-season testing was delayed because of snow at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain. The track was cleared in the morning but the session was postponed because the medical helicopter could not fly in the poor conditions. Teams would have been unable to run anyway because of the continuing snowfall and freezing temperatures. Temperatures are likely to rise but it is unclear if the session will start. The weather is expected…

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New Zealand v England: Ben Stokes hits half-century in England win

Ben Stokes made his return for England in the first match of the series against New Zealand Second one-day international, Tauranga New Zealand: 223 (49.4 overs): Santner 63, Guptill 50 England: 225-4 (37.5 overs): Morgan 62, Stokes 63* England won by six wickets Scorecard Ben Stokes’ 63 not out backed up an excellent fielding performance as England beat New Zealand by six wickets to level the one-day series at 1-1. England took three fine catches and claimed four run-outs to dismiss the hosts for 223 in Tauranga. In reply, the…

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Ryan Hartman makes Nashville Predators debut, scores winner in 6-5 victory over Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Roman Josi had this one circled on his calendar. Hard to imagine the Predators defenseman could have played much better. Josi had five assists, Craig Smith scored twice and Ryan Hartman redirected in the winning goal during his Nashville debut, sending the streaking Predators to a 6-5 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in their Central Division showdown Tuesday night. “We knew before the game it’s a huge game,” Josi said. “We marked it as probably the most important game up to this point in the season.” Hartman,…

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Luis Nery misses weight, stripped of title day before rematch against Shinsuke Yamanaka

Luis Nery was overweight and stripped of his bantamweight world title on Wednesday, one day before he was scheduled to defend the belt in a rematch with former titlist Shinsuke Yamanaka at the Ryogoku Sumo Arena in Tokyo. Nery was way over the 118-pound bantamweight division limit. On his first attempt, Nery weighed 123 pounds. He was given two hours to see how much weight he could lose. When he returned to the scale, he was 121 pounds, and the title was declared vacant. Yamanaka weighed 117.5 pounds. The fight…

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