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Atlanta Braves get their veteran starter in Brandon McCarthy

A path was cleared for wunderkind Ronald Acuna as the Braves moved the albatross of Matt Kemp’s contract with Saturday’s stunning five-player trade with the Dodgers. But this deal also had met one of new general manager Alex Anthopoulos’ goals, adding a veteran starter on the last year of his deal in right-hander Brandon McCarthy to supplement a young rotation. ...

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Milwaukee Bucks at Houston Rockets

HOUSTON — What represented the first legitimate obstacle for the Houston Rockets since guard Chris Paul returned from his 14-game injury hiatus last month proved to be little more than a speed bump on Friday night. Facing a stretch of two to three weeks without reserve forward Luc Mbah a Moute, sidelined by a dislocated right shoulder, the Rockets (23-4) ...

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Is Antonio Brown making a case for NFL MVP?

COLIN COWHERD: Whitlock– Antonio Brown playing to you for the MVP Sunday? JASON WHITLOCK: As well he should be. Chris Collinsworth was first in on this. I’m very happy to be second in on this. The guy has a case to be the MVP. Vegas is recognizing it now. People are starting to understand this is a historic season Antonio ...

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Mets add Lobaton, finalize $14M, 2-year deal with Swarzak

NEW YORK (AP) The Mets added catcher Jose Lobaton, who will try to earn a roster spot in spring training, and finalized their $14 million, two-year contract with reliever Anthony Swarzak on Friday. Lobaton will report to big league spring training and compete with Kevin Plawecki for a backup job behind Travis d’Arnaud. Lobaton would get a $1.25 million, one-year ...

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Patriots vs Steelers: Game of the Millennium? Not quite

Shout it from the top of Mount Washington: It’s the Game of the Year! Perhaps the Game of the Decade!! Maybe the Game of the Millennium!!! Or, very possibly, a big dud. Article continues below … Until their flop in Miami on Monday night, the New England Patriots were playing as many thought they would heading into the season: like ...

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Stephen Piscotty thankful to play with A’s near ailing mom

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) For now, Gretchen Piscotty can still comfortably attend her son’s big league baseball games seven months after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and it is suddenly going to be far easier for her to do so. Her boy is back in the Bay Area on the Oakland Athletics. Stephen Piscotty got traded from St. Louis to ...

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Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche game preview

TV: FOX Sports Sun TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. WATCH IT LIVE ON FOX SPORTS GO DENVER — The Tampa Lightning aim to keep their perfect December intact when they face the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night at the Pepsi Center. In a bit of rare bad news for the Lightning, though, they’ll have to do so without veteran ...

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