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Red Sox sign JD Martinez for much-needed power to answer Yankees – Syracuse.com

The Boston Red Sox reached agreement on a reported five-year, $110 million contract with outfielder/designated hitter J.D. Martinez on Monday – the day of their first full-squad workout of spring training – taking the best power hitter off this slow-developing free agent market and giving the Red Sox a powerful answer to the impressive winter moves of their American League East archrivals, the New...

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Sources: Red Sox land JD Martinez with five-year, $110 million contract – Boston Herald

FORT MYERS — The Red Sox finally appear to have replaced the offensive void left by David Ortiz upon his retirement after the 2016 season. Elusive free agent J.D. Martinez and the Sox are in agreement on a five-year contract, according to a source. The 30-year-old slugger can opt out of the deal after the second and third years of the deal, a source...

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Ice dancing is sensual. The Shibutanis try to portray passion of a different kind. – Washington Post

Maia and Alex Shibutani embrace Tuesday after their free skate , which gave them a bronze medal. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) GANGNEUNG, South Korea – The night before they won their first Olympic medal, Alex and Maia Shibutani were frustrated. They skated what they believed to be their best short dance of all time, but weren’t scored like it. They finished two-hundredths of a point out...

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Cassie Sharpe soars in a gold-medal tribute to Sarah Burke – News & Observer

Cassie Sharpe won the gold medal. If she could divide it into pieces, there would be plenty of places to spread it around. Part would go to Canada. Part would go to all the women who have pushed her sport so far. And a big part would go to Sarah Burke — the late, great Canadian superstar who pushed women’s ski halfpipe into the...

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American triumph and disappointment in Olympic ice dance – Washington Post

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Ecstasy, heartbreak and a crash. Kind of sums up the American ice dance experience at the Winter Olympics. The Shib Sibs — Maia and older brother Alex Shibutani — added a bronze medal in the event to their team bronze early in the Pyeongchang Games. U.S. champions Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue made two key errors in their free dance...

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US beats Slovakia 5-1, will play Czechs in men’s hockey quarters – Chicago Tribune

Ryan Donato scored two goals, Troy Terry had three assists and the United States beat Slovakia 5-1 in the qualification round Tuesday to advance to face the Czech Republic in the Olympic quarterfinals. College kids again led the way for the U.S., which scored more against Slovakia then it did in all three preliminary-round games. James Wisniewski, Mark Arcobello and Garrett Roe also scored...

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French ice dancer doesn’t risk another wardrobe malfunction – Washington Post

NEW YORK — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: WARDROBE MALFUNCTION: Gabriella Papadakis took no chances. Her ice dancing costume on Tuesday contained no hooks, nothing that could come undone as it did a day earlier in the Olympics’ most famous wardrobe malfunction. The French athlete and partner Guillaume Cizeron completed a lovely, lyrical free skate to win a silver medal behind...

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Sources say Red Sox land free agent prize JD Martinez with five-year, $110 million contract – Boston Herald

FORT MYERS — The Red Sox finally appear to have replaced the offensive void left by David Ortiz upon his retirement after the 2016 season. Elusive free agent J.D. Martinez and the Sox are in agreement on a five-year contract, according to a source. The 30-year-old slugger can opt out of the deal after the second and third years of the deal, a source...

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Winter Olympics 2018: Virtue, Moir win ice dancing gold for Canada — live updates – CBS News

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who already won gold in team figure skating, earned gold medals in the ice dance free skate at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday. Virtue and Moir are now the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history. In an extremely tight finish, two other Canadian athletes, Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz took home gold medals after tying...

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American Brita Sigourney earns bronze on final run of freestyle skiing halfpipe – Washington Post

BONGPYEONG, South Korea — Up and up she went, shooting up the halfpipe’s 25-foot wall, launching into the sky, spinning and twisting in a mid-air ballet that’s barely a blur to the naked eye. She did this six times, and when Brita Sigourney finally fell to Earth, she’d landed right on the PyeongChang Olympic podium. Her impressive final run in Tuesday’s women’s freestyle skiing...

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JD Martinez’s Inevitable Red Sox Deal Keeps Boston Afloat in American League Arms Race – Sports Illustrated

Few offseason predictions have been as easy to make as the Red Sox signing J.D. Martinez. Boston is in desperate need of a power hitter; Martinez was the market’s best available slugger. The Red Sox still have a gaping, David Ortiz-sized hole at designated hitter; Martinez is nominally an outfielder but is better served leaving his glove at home. While the Red Sox are...

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Winter Olympics 2018: How to watch on TV and without cable (online) – CBS News

NEW YORK — The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are being held in South Korea for the first time in three decades and have officially begun. Day five saw the U.S. team acquire their 100th Winter Olympics gold medal when Shaun White grabbed the gold for his halfpipe performance. Then on day 6, Team USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin earned a gold in the women’s giant slalom (after having to...

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DH or not, JD Martinez can be a fantasy star in Boston – ESPN

8:15 PM ET Every American League team hit more home runs than the Boston Red Sox last season, so adding a power bat was clearly an offseason priority. Long linked to free-agent outfielder J.D. Martinez, the Red Sox came to an agreement with the player Monday on a deal that makes a lot of sense for all. No player hit more than 24 home...

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US out to solve its Olympics scoring problem vs Slovakia – NBCSports.com

Be sure to visit NBCOlympics.com and NBC Olympic Talk for full hockey coverage from PyeongChang. GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The United States had a goal-scoring problem at the Olympics. If it lasts much longer, the Americans are going home early. Only Norway and South Korea scored fewer goals than the four the U.S. put up in three preliminary-round games. Yet only Canada has gotten more shots on...

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If Jets will pay Kirk Cousins ‘whatever it takes,’ where would that leave Vikings? – Minneapolis Star Tribune

If you believe the Vikings should at least be considering a run at free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins this offseason — and you will find me in that camp — some recent rumblings out of New York might make you rethink that position. There’s no doubt Cousins, almost certainly set to hit the open market next month, was already slated to set off a...

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