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Yu Darvish Comments on Masahiro Tanaka's $155 Million Contract with Yankees

The seven-year, $155 million contract that the New York Yankees gave to Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has been one of the biggest sources of buzz throughout the MLB offseason.<p>Whether Tanaka's game translates to the big leagues after dominating in his homeland remains to be seen. However, one …

Yu Darvish

Yu Darvish throws for Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- So what did Yu Darvish think of the new posting system and what the New York Yankees gave Masahiro Tanaka -- a contract that could …

Four Teams Still In On Stephen Drew

Four teams remain in on free agent shortstop <b>Stephen Drew</b>, tweets Jim Bowden of ESPN.com. Two of those clubs are the oft-rumored Red Sox and Mets, but …

Brendan Ryan ready for unhappy fans

TAMPA, Fla. -- When the name of Derek Jeter's backup, Brendan Ryan, appears in the New York Yankees' lineup this season, Ryan knows fans will be …

Reactions To The Ubaldo Jimenez Agreement

After a quiet offseason for the Orioles, the team pounced in mid-February, officially announcing a three-year deal for righty <b>Suk-min Yoon</b> yesterday …

2014 Fantasy Baseball Catcher Rankings

Here’s the first look at the 2014 Lester’s Legends’ Catcher Rankings.<p><b>1. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants</b><p>Buster Posey hit .294 with 61 runs, 15 home runs and 72 RBI. He’ll be 27 and is a year removed from a .336-78-24-103-1 line.<p><b>2. Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins</b><p>Joe Mauer has catcher eligibility, but …

Fantasy Baseball

Incognito apologizes to Martin, Ross and Wells

Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito offered apologies to teammate Jonathan Martin, team owner Stephen Ross and investigator Ted Wells on Tuesday in the wake of the NFL-ordered report detailing a racially charged bullying scandal.<p>The report stated there was a "pattern of harassment" …

Richie Incognito

Coca-Cola announces $1 billion in cuts as demand, profit slide

Coca-Cola Co., faced with tepid demand and a drop in fourth-quarter earnings, said Tuesday it was initiating a $1-billion cost-cutting campaign to improve profitability.<p>The world's largest beverage company said Tuesday that profit fell 8.4% in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with the same …

Obama Wants Tougher Fuel Standards For Big Trucks

President Obama said Tuesday that he has told the Environmental Protection Agency to work with the Department of Transportation on a second round of regulations to improve the fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The goal: reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions they contribute …

This good news might actually be bad news: Americans are borrowing big again

The great American de-leveraging is over.<p>American household borrowing jumped by $241 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to the prior three months. That’s the largest jump since the third quarter of 2007, when the financial crisis was barely a twinkle in Ben Bernanke’s eye.<p>Total …

Economics

Target Breach Costs Banks, Credit Unions More Than $200M

The data breach that compromised 40 million payment cards used by Target (TGT) shoppers has cost banks and credit unions more than $200 million, based on estimates from industry trade groups.<p>The Consumer Bankers Association said Tuesday its members have incurred a total cost related to card …

Minimum Wage Hike Could Lift 900,000 Out Of Poverty But Also Cost Jobs: CBO Report

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office released a report Tuesday concluding that the Democrats' proposal to raise the minimum wage would reduce poverty but also cost the economy jobs, providing fodder to both sides of the aisle.<p>By hiking the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 to …

Detroit to Lay Out Bankruptcy Blueprint

The historic Detroit bankruptcy case moves into a crucial and contentious phase with the filing expected this week of the city's so-called "plan of adjustment." That is the city's plan to settle with its creditors and emerge from America's largest-ever municipal bankruptcy.<p>The plan has implications …

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Toxic smog threatens millions of Chinese lives

One of China's leading lung specialists says Beijing must act fast to save lives by closing polluting factories and improving fuel quality<p>Millions of lives will be unnecessarily lost to soaring rates of respiratory disease and lung cancer unless the Chinese government takes determined action …

Obama sells efficiency standards

President Barack Obama touted his new push for more fuel-efficient heavy-duty trucks on Tuesday as a win for the economy and the environment — and one that he can do without Congress.<p>“In my State of the Union I said this would be a year of action, and I meant it,” he said in a speech at a Safeway …

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Venezuela opposition's Leopoldo Lopez hands himself in

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1054000/1054139_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524640218_46bc1c90bf560d2f935a57cff8424f17<p><b>A Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez, has handed himself over to the National Guard after holding a speech to thousands of his supporters.</b><p>He …

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