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Gerrit Cole likely to decide soon on record-setting contract

[ad_1] 11:23 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"SAN DIEGO -- The Gerrit Cole sweepstakes could be nearing its end, as teams with designs on signing the star right-hander are expecting him to sign a record-setting deal before the winter meetings end Thursday morning, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN.Bidding by the New York Yankees, Los
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Jarnkrok’s goal, assist lead Predators past Sharks 3-1

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Calle Jarnkrok had a goal and an assist in the third period, Juuse Saros made 24 saves and the Nashville Predators defeated the slumping San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Tuesday night. Nick Bonino and Ryan Johansen also scored in the third for the Predators, winners of two straight. Timo Meier scored and Martin Jones made 28 saves for the Sharks, who have lost five in
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Eichel scores twice, Sabres top Blues 5-2

[ad_1] BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel scored two goals to extend his NHL-leading point streak to 14 games, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Tuesday night. Sam Reinhart, Johan Larsson and Zemgus Girgensons each had a goal and an assist as the Sabres won their second straight. Linus Ullmark made 28 saves. Troy Brouwer and Alex Pietrangelo had goals for the Blues, who have
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Presidents Cup roster breakdown, from Tiger Woods to Abraham Ancer

[ad_1] 8:50 AM ETBob HarigCloseESPN Senior Writer Senior golf writer for ESPN.com Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana UniversitySam BruceCloseESPN Associate EditorSam was brought up on long drives and the dusty fields of north-west New South Wales, where he developed his love of rugby from an early age. He joined ESPNscrum after a five-year stint heading up Fox Sports Australia's digital rugby coverage.The
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Canadiens end Jarry’s shutout streak, race past Penguins 4-1

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tomas Tatar’s 10th goal of the season ended Tristan Jarry’s franchise-record shutout streak and sparked the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Jarry’s shutout run ended at 177:15 on Tatar’s power-play goal 12:24 into the second period that tied the game. Joel Armia beat Jarry less than four minutes later to put the Canadiens in front to stay and
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Louisville latest No. 1 team to lose, this time to Texas Tech

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- The college basketball season is only six weeks old, but is already headed for the fifth No. 1 team of the season.The top-ranked Louisville Cardinals lost their first game of the season Tuesday, falling 70-57 to the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.Louisville struggled at both ends of the floor, going nearly 10 minutes in the first half without
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Heisman Watch — Joe Burrow remains ahead of the pack

[ad_1] The coronation of Joe Burrow has begun. While the official Heisman ceremony isn't for another few days, Burrow's play this season has him entrenched in the top spot.Throughout the season, ESPN.com writers will vote for their top Heisman candidates.To get the final rankings, we use the following methodology: 10 voters, five votes each. Points system: five points for first-place votes, four points for second-place votes, three points for third-place
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UFC 245 — Urijah Faber in his own words — Why I fight at 40

[ad_1] Urijah Faber will always be "The California Kid," but that doesn't change the fact that this weekend he will be the oldest athlete to compete at UFC 245 in Las Vegas. Faber (35-10) is in the process of navigating the final chapter of his storied mixed martial arts career. The Sacramento native retired from the sport in late 2016 but elected to return to the Octagon earlier this year
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Le’Veon Bell doesn’t regret bowling trip — ‘I wasn’t a distraction until now’

[ad_1] FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- A flu-stricken Le'Veon Bell went bowling Saturday night, and the result was a split.New York Jets coach Adam Gase said Tuesday the star running back's late night on the lanes was a bad optic for Bell and the organization, considering he was too sick to play in Sunday's game.Bell responded later Tuesday, showing no remorse and claiming his only regret was that he was spotted
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Phillies agree to 1-year deal with SS Didi Gregorius, source says

[ad_1] The Philadelphia Phillies have reached agreement with former New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius on a one-year deal, a source confirmed to ESPN's Buster Olney.The deal is for $14 million, NBC Sports Philadelphia reported.Gregorius, who turns 30 in February, came back from Tommy John surgery in early June and hit .238 with 16 homers and 61 RBIs in 82 games. He was arguably one of the Yankees' best players