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MIAMI — Ichiro Suzuki has decided to play for the Miami Marlins. Suzuki and the team have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the contract with the 41-year-old outfielder has not …

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The NFL’s investigation of DeflateGate still is underway, but that hasn’t stopped the entire country from weighing in with its two cents. Most of these hot takes haven’t been too kind to the New England Patriots, and the opinion of a man with not-so-great memories of the Patriots certainly was no exception. Former Carolina Panthers general …

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Recap: Here’s a look at the two rosters. Final Round: A fan vote will determine if Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Filip Forsberg is going to Team Foligno. RNH won the vote, which means Forsberg is headed to Team Toews. As the last two players drafted, both receive a brand new Honda Accord. Round 17: Alexander Ovechkin, …

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The teams for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 25, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus will be chosen Friday night during the All-Star Fantasy Draft. Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno and Chicago Blackhawks superstar Jonathan Toews will select players as captains. It’s basically a schoolyard style of creating teams. The event begins at 8 …

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The New England Patriots’ injury report remained unchanged Friday as the team continues its preparation for Super Bowl XLIX. Rookie starting center Bryan Stork was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day and is listed as questionable for New England’s matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Five other Patriots joined Stork as limited participants …

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge says he tore a ligament in his left thumb that will require surgery. Aldridge said he could be out six to eight weeks. He spoke before Portland’s game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Aldridge hurt his thumb in the second quarter of the Blazers’ 98-95 …

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FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots had perfect attendance at practice Thursday, but they aren’t fully healthy heading into Super Bowl XLIX. Rookie starting center Bryan Stork returned to practice, but he was one of six limited participants in the full-pads session inside Dana-Farber Field House. Check out the Patriots’ and Seattle Seahawks’ full …

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LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant tore his right rotator cuff in the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest defeat, the club announced Thursday. Bryant injured his right shoulder in the second half of the Lakers’ loss at the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night when he drove the baseline for a two-handed dunk. An MRI exam Thursday …

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While some are framing Bill Belichick as a maniacal mega-villain who should be harshly punished, Willie McGinest doesn’t see it that way. In fact, the former New England Patriots linebacker, who played under Belichick for six seasons, had this to say when Sarah Davis asked him Thursday on “NESN Live” if DeflateGate will affect the Pats head …

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Tom Brady and Bill Belichick met with the media Thursday, and hardly anything was cleared up about DeflateGate. Both the New England Patriots quarterback and head coach denied responsibility for the controversy, both saying they didn’t know about it until Monday. Brady also revealed that the NFL hasn’t even contacted him as part of its investigation. …

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