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What’s Become of Prospects Kind of Like Yoan Moncada?

Part 1 is over. Part 1 was figuring out which team was going to sign Yoan Moncada, and now we know, with the Red Sox having given up more than $60 …

Cain, Hudson both rehabbing well

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Matt Cain pitched his second productive bullpen session of spring training and is encouraged with each step in his recovery from …

Pawtucket, site of baseball's longest ever game, loses Triple A team

The Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston's Triple A affiliate affectionately known as the PawSox, are reportedly moving to Providence. The move won't happen …

Blue Jays say they have a 'winner' in Martin

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Two things you may have noticed about October over the last decade or so:<p>Russell Martin seems to show up playing postseason baseball …

Baseball

Albert Pujols' daughter eyeing 2020 Olympics, will be too young

​Albert Pujols has accomplished a lot in his Major League Baseball career, including capturing a World Series ring with the St. Louis Cardinals. …

New MLB commissioner open to shortening season

Might the grueling major league season become less of a grind?<p>New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred told ESPN he’s not against discussing a reduction …

Baseball

No calm after Kansas-Kansas State court storm

Is this the tipping point? Is this the end of college basketball court storming as we know it?<p>If so, we shouldn't be surprised.<p>The images from Monday night's Kansas-Kansas State postgame at Bramlage Coliseum are jarring.<p>Kansas coach Bill Self got smushed between the scorer's table and a mob of …

A-Rod 'ready to go,' reports early to Yankees

(Reuters) - Alex Rodriguez, returning from a year-long doping ban, surprised the New York Yankees with his unexpected arrival at the team’s training camp on Monday where he said he cringed at some of the mistakes he had made.<p>New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) takes batting practice …

Manfred says pace of game rules crucial to luring young fans

James Harden propels Rockets with 31 points, 11 boards, 10 assists

HOUSTON -- James Harden focused on getting his teammates involved until he got himself going.<p>Harden had 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his …

5 examples of insane athleticism at the 2015 NFL Combine

Jun 23,2015<p><i>(Correction: This post has been changed to note that Ali Marpet’s 40-yard dash was a hundredth of a second slower than Jameis Winston’s.)</i><p>1. Byron Jones jumped so far, he should probably consider being in the Olympics too (he did set a record)<p>Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones set the …

NFL

Google Wallet will soon come pre-installed on Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile Android phones

Softcard deal will put Google's mobile wallet everywhere "later this year"<p>Google has officially signed a partnership with Softcard, the mobile payments solution backed by major US wireless carriers. The deal, first reported by <i>Recode</i>, comes amid rumors that Google plans to revive Google Wallet in a …

YouTube Kids app comes out to play

Google on Monday unveiled its new kid-friendly YouTube app, the company's first product built exclusively in-house with children in mind.<p>As CNET first reported last week, the YouTube Kids app for Android devices is now available for free in the Google Play marketplace. At the same time, Google …

Rights group critical of Egypt's air strikes in Libya

Egypt failed to "take necessary precautions" to protect civilians when it launched air strikes in Libya following the murders of 21 Egyptian Christian hostages earlier this month, a human rights group says.<p>Amnesty International released eyewitness testimonies late on Monday about a strike which …

Russia's Vladimir Putin says war with Ukraine 'unlikely'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1147000/1147696_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537533486_ce0a0e7bb81a0a6cbec8da5be2ad555c<p><b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has said war with neighbouring Ukraine is "unlikely", in an interview for Russian television.</b><p>Mr Putin also stressed …

Vladimir Putin

An Extraordinary Pentagon ‘Bull Session’ Over ISIS

Thomas D. McAvoy—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Truman Presidential Library<p>William J. Smith—AP<p>Popperfoto/Getty Images<p>Wally Nelson—AP<p>TSGT …

French president pledges to protect Jewish community

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

Russia offers to sell anti-aircraft missiles to Iran

Tehran said to be considering offer, which could have an impact on nuclear talks approaching a deadline next month<p>Russia has reportedly offered to sell Iran powerful and advanced anti-aircraft missiles in a deal that could have an impact on nuclear talks approaching a deadline next month.<p>Sergei …

Jury Finds Palestinian Authority, PLO Liable for Terrorist Attacks in Israel a Decade Ago

Federal jury orders groups to pay $218.5 million to victims’ families<p>By<p>Nicole Hong<p>Nicole Hong<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@nicole_hong<p>Google+<p>nicole.hong@wsj.com<p>A federal jury in New York on Monday found the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization liable for supporting six …

Palestinian Authority

Israel PM 'differed' with Mossad on Iran, says report

<b>Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's view in 2012 that Iran was a year away from being able to make a nuclear bomb was not shared by his own intelligence service, a leaked cable suggests.</b><p>In a speech at the UN, he warned that Iran was months away from producing enough weapons-grade uranium for one.<p>But Al …

After Isis: Kurds and Arabs return to old lives and new tensions

When Shvan, who is a Kurd, returned home to Zumar in north-west Iraq and saw his property had been reduced to rubble, he found an empty house belonging to an Arab and moved his family in.<p>Now, life is gradually returning to the town, which was seized by Islamic State in August 2014 then captured by …