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The team announced the move Wednesday, along with placing pitcher Joe Ross on the 60-day disabled list as he recovers from Tommy John surgery in July.

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Corey Dickerson adds a quality power threat to our lineup as evidenced by his 60-plus extra-base hits and 20-plus home runs each of the past two seasons, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said in a statement. Corey is a driven player who will also add a quality presence to our clubhouse.

At this point, it’s time to calculate how many NCAA Tournament places are still up for grabs with three weeks to go. Of the 68 places available, 24 are set to go to the champions of likely one-bid conferences. That means 44 spots will be filled by the eight champs of the multibid leagues and the 36 at-large selections. So far, we’ve accounted for 27 of these 44 bids (at the moment, Rhode Island represents the Atlantic 10’s only bid), leaving just 17.

When the swim takes place is up to Jackson, who clearly will wait for warmer weather.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters, “We’re hunting the same things. They know that. It’s not something that has to be artificially stimulated. It is what it is.”

Bengals safety George Iloka, noting the fact that the Bengals have lost their past four to the Steelers, said, “This game means a lot. Let’s not take that out of there — it means a lot.’’

“I never said I could swim,” Jackson said. “There will be some people down there to rescue me pretty quickly. So we’ll make it fun. It’s for the right reason. Again, I don’t take light to things that I say that I put out there. I like to back them up.’’

Speaking of backing up words, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has told Jackson that he’ll return for a third season in Cleveland and Jackson said: “I unequivocally believe without question that what Jimmy Haslam said is going to happen here. There is nothing that anybody has said to me is making me feel differently.”

Haslam hired a new general manager, John Dorsey, to oversee the football operation, which is 1-30 the past two years.

“You can’t sugarcoat it,” Jackson said. “There’s no way around it. The record is what it is. This is where we are, so we got to find a way to climb out of this hole as fast as we can and get to where I think we should be. I’ve never quit at anything. I’ve never lost like this and I’ve never quit at anything. So if people are thinking I’m going to walk away from this, no.”

Cooper was returning the ball for an apparent touchdown when he slowed up inside the 5-yard line and was stripped of the ball by Vance McDonald (a replica of the Lett-Don Beebe play in the Super Bowl 24 years ago) just outside the goal line. The ball caromed into the end zone and was batted over the end line by Steelers holder Jordan Berry.

Cox played 12 seasons as a linebacker, but he was best known for the back-and-forth with the Buffalo Bills, in which he was ejected from one game for a fight with Carwell Gardner. He spit at the fans. He gave the fans a double-bird salute. Cox was a nasty player, but he finally got a Super Bowl ring late in his career when playing for the Patriots. He resurfaced on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” as Atlanta’s defensive line coach and didn’t disappoint there,

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That view clearly will be reinforced if Henderson 锟斤拷 appointed by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hear and resolve the appeal of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott of his six-game suspension imposed by the league under the personal-conduct policy 锟斤拷 upholds Elliott’s suspension.

Chicago has had a lot of injury problems with their draft picks. Kevin White, their 2015 first-round wide receiver, has played just four games because of injuries.

This organization has been one of the most dysfunctional in recent years with the power struggle between Howie Roseman and former coach Chip Kelly. Roseman is back in charge, and he will need to draft well to overcome the mistakes made by Kelly during his time in charge.

The team with the longest playoff drought can look at the way they have drafted in recent years to see why that skid has continued. Buffalo has taken just one Pro Bowler (Gilmore) in the past five years and struck out badly on Manuel in 2013.
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Three general managers have combined for just two Pro Bowlers over the five years. Two of their first-round picks (Milliner and Quinton Coples) are no longer in the league. The only place they have hit on is on the defensive line with Richardson and Leonard Williams.

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Belichick is such a massive coaching advantage over anyone else in the field, and Brady is so consistent and so clutch that it would be nearly impossible to take anyone over New England, even in a situation where they had to play three games on a neutral field. The Pats would be favored against any other team in the field.

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The federal government shutdown prompted the Air Force Academy on Saturday to call off sports events and upended plans for military outside the U.S. wanting to follow the NFL’s conference playoff games on TV and radio.
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Melania, our great and very hard working First Lady, who truly loves what she is doing, always thought that ‘if you run, you will win.’ She would tell everyone that, ‘no doubt, he will win.’ I also felt I would win (or I would not have run) 鈥?and Country is doing great!, he posted on the social media site.

Trump seems to be referring to comments she made during a town hall meeting on CNN in April 2016 when she was asked about her husband’s presidential run.

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Jackson is a stifling man-to-man cornerback with plus ball skills. That’s it. He should be a Round 1 lock. Unsurprisingly, Jackson locked down the Boston College passing attack en route to a win for Iowa in the Liberty Bowl.

The Chiefs ruled out Ware with a knee injury. The extent of the injury is unknown, but if Ware is going to miss a portion of the regular season, it will leave a large void in the Chiefs’ offense. Last year, Ware rushed for 921 yards and three scores. He added 447 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver.

The Chiefs did draft Kareem Hunt in the third round, so he’d likely receive more playing time if Ware’s injury is a serious one. Their roster also features Charcandrick West and C.J. Spiller, both of whom could be in line for more action.

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The points are essentially a given in this plus matchup and, as you can see, complete box score domination is very much a possibility. Look for the Suns to give up 100 points for the 11th straight game, thus making the Bucks’ top offensive threat a high-floor/high-ceiling investment on this full slate.

Simmons is coming off his best game of the past 10 days, which is usually a moment for optimism, but that game came against a Bucks team minus Antetokounmpo that we’ve established is a terrible defense. Meanwhile, he hasn’t had a double-double in more than a month and faces a tough interior-based Grizzlies defense that has allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points to opposing small forwards and ninth-fewest to opposing power forwards in the past 10 games.

They kind of stuck it to us in the first half, and we were playing kind of sloppy, Guy said. We were playing hard, but we just wanted to take it up another notch.

Bryant Crawford scored 11 points, and Mitchell Wilbekin and Brandon Childress added 10 apiece for the Demon Deacons (8-11, 1-6), who kept it close against a highly-ranked Virginia team for the second time in three years but were held 11 points below their previous scoring low for the season and lost their fifth straight.

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Oladipo’s 19 leads Pacers, snapping Spurs’ home streak

Indiana made itself at home at an arena that’s rarely hospitable to visiting teams.

Victor Oladipo scored 19 points and the Pacers defeated San Antonio 94-86 on Sunday night, snapping the Spurs’ 14-game home winning streak.

San Antonio lost at home for the third time this season and the first since Nov. 10 against Milwaukee.

As a result, the Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys are all expected to miss out on postseason play.

The Magic (14-32) are tied with Atlanta for the second-worst record in the league. The last time they won consecutive games occurred with wins over New York and Phoenix Nov. 8-10.

Those victories were part of a surprising 8-4 start. Since then, the Magic are 6-26 in their last 32 contests. They were dealt five single-digit losses during a seven-game losing streak from Dec. 30-Jan. 12.

The last game of that skid was a 125-119 loss at Washington. Orlando then beat Minnesota by six last Tuesday and nearly completed a comeback from 23 points down at Cleveland Thursday. On Sunday, the Magic recorded a 103-95 win at Boston despite allowing 40 points to Kyrie Irving.

“We were short-handed and they played hard,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “But turnovers cost us there to start that fourth quarter.”

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