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Source: Victorino, Red Sox near $39M, 3-yr deal

Source: Victorino, Red Sox near $39M, 3-yr deal

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 4, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Free agent outfielder Shane Victorino and the Boston Red Sox are close to completing a three-year deal worth $39 million, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Tuesday
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  • Astros deal reliever Lopez to Rox for righty White

    Astros deal reliever Lopez to Rox for righty White

    MLB.com Dec 4, 2012
    Less than a week after the Astros nearly dealt Wilton Lopez to the Phillies, Houston traded the reliever to the Rockies on Tuesday for right-handers Alex White and Alex Gillingham.
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  • Ryan Howard plays ‘trash the dress’ with his bride

    Ryan Howard plays ‘trash the dress’ with his bride

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    Ryan Howard married  longtime girlfriend Krystle Campbell in Hawaii on Saturday and the newlyweds celebrated by taking part in the newish "trash the dress" fad. The Philadelphia Phillies first baseman and the former Philadelphia Eagles cheerle…
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  • Inside the Phillies: Phillies outfield could pair Josh Hamilton…

    Inside the Phillies: Phillies outfield could pair Josh Hamilton, Darin Ruf

    philly.com Dec 4, 2012
    NASHVILLE - At one point during Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.'s afternoon meeting with the media at the winter meetings, the idea of John Mayberry Jr. returning next season as the starting centerfielder was raised.
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  • Phillies wise to be patient this offseason

    Phillies wise to be patient this offseason

    philly.com Dec 4, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In his first four offseasons as a general manager, Ruben Amaro Jr. attacked the free-agent and trade markets like a man who believed he was in complete control of his team's destiny. He identified his targets, and then he acquired the…
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…

    Dec 4
    Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
  • Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…
  • Clayton mailbag: Most disappointing teams of 2012

    Dec 4
    Before each season, experts try to pick the surprise teams. But these teams surprised us by being disappointing, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: RGIII helps overcome Giants as Redskins gain ground in NFC Eas…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- A few minutes after Washington's 17-16 victory over the Giants on Monday night made the NFC East a competition instead of a rout with four games to play, the raucous crowd of 80,000 at FedEx Field couldn't get enough of its hero. "…