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5:30 PM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has declared for the 2019 NFL draft. The 2018 Heisman Trophy winner will leave school a year early to join a league perpetually starving for young passers. Or
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6:47 AM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print PHOENIX — Catcher John Ryan Murphy and the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a one-year, $900,000 contract, a raise from his $558,000 salary last year. The 27-year-old set career bests with nine homers and 24 RBI in 223 plate appearances, hitting .202. He split
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Former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Chris Duncan has taken a permanent leave of absence from his radio job to battle brain cancer. Duncan, the son of former Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan, hit 22 homers as a rookie during St. Louis’ 2006 title run. He played three more years in the big leagues for the
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If Tony Clark had asked, I would have suggested the Major League Baseball Players Association chief give a holiday read of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book “Leadership: In Turbulent Times.” Within it, she writes about the different leadership styles of Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt as they faced the nation’s worst financial crisis of their
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ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers acquired right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell on a waiver claim Friday from the Los Angeles Angels. Texas also signed right-handers Adrian Sampson and Rafael Montero to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training. Farrell, the son of former big league manager John Farrell, went 3-4 with a
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The Christmas holiday marks the midpoint of the baseball offseason. In fact, given an initial spring training reporting date of Feb. 13 for pitchers and catchers, the recent Dec. 25 respite neatly splits the hot stove season perfectly in two. We’re a week past that now, so we are officially on the downslope toward the
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As the calendar turns to 2019, rumors of a Corey Kluber trade continue. A series of money-saving moves saw Yan Gomes, Yonder Alonso, Yandy Diaz, and Edwin Encarnacion traded from a division winner with Carlos Santana and Jake Bauers the principal returns. Cleveland looks to have a sizable advantage in its division despite a weak
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Dec 31, 2018 ESPN.com Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Will New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera become the first unanimous selection for baseball’s Hall of Fame? Will Mariners slugger Edgar Martinez cash in on his last year on the main ballot? Is this the year enough voters will move past the steroid taint
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