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Mets, deGrom agree to one-year, $17 million deal

FILE PHOTO: Sep 21, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Washington Nationals in the first inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports – 11292495 National League Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a one-year, $17 million contract on Friday to avoid salary arbitration. The 30-year-old deGrom went 10-9 with a microscopic 1.70 ERA in 32 starts last season. He struck out a career-best 269 in 217 innings while making $7.4 million.…

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Davis agrees to one-year, $16.5 million deal with A’s

FILE PHOTO: Sep 21, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis (2) throws his jersey in celebration after hitting a solo home run for a walk off win against the Minnesota Twins during the tenth inning at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports – 11297999 Major league home run leader Khris Davis and the Oakland Athletics avoided arbitration on Friday when the slugger agreed to a one-year, $16.5 million deal, according to multiple reports. Davis established career highs with 48 homers and 123 RBIs…

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Bitcoin falls over 7 percent, heads towards one-year low

Bitcoins are seen in this illustration picture taken September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin fell as much as 7 percent on Friday BTC=BTSP, heading towards a recent one-year low in a broad-based selloff in cryptocurrencies. The world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency fell to $3,920.35 in late morning trade, heading towards a September 2017 low of $3,474.73 hit on Sunday. Other cryptocurrencies including Ethereum’s ether and Ripple’s XRP also weakened. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been mauled in recent weeks, with analysts citing increased U.S. regulatory scrutiny and…

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MLB notebook: Braves sign Donaldson to one-year deal

The Atlanta Braves on Monday night announced the signing of third baseman Josh Donaldson to a one-year, $23 million contract. Aug 15, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) celebrates at home plate after hitting a three run home run against Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports A three-time All-Star and the 2015 American League MVP, Donaldson missed 110 regular-season games in 2018 because of a calf injury and hit .246 with eight home runs…

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Bitcoin drops to one-year low as slump persists; ethereum down sharply

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin fell to a more than one-year low on Wednesday, breaching a key support level of $6,000 and causing a wave of selling in the digital currency and other crypto assets in what has been a prolonged market slump that began early this year. FILE PHOTO: A collection of Bitcoin (virtual currency) tokens are displayed in this picture illustration taken December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Illustration/File Photo Bitcoin fell to as low as $5,533.09 BTC=BTSP on the Bitstamp platform. It was down 9 percent at $5,690.47. “For…

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Pirates sign 3B Kang to one-year deal

FILE PHOTO: Sep 28, 2018; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates pinch hitter Jung Ho Kang hits a single against the Cincinnati Reds during the seventh inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports Jung Ho Kang signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates and will compete to be the everyday third baseman in 2019. General manager Neal Huntington declined Kang’s $5.5 million option on Oct. 31, but indicated he would be given another chance with the organization. “We appreciate Jung Ho’s hard work to get…

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Sergio Aguero: Manchester City striker signs one-year extension until 2021

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2021. Aguero, 30, joined City from Atletico Madrid in 2011 for a reported £38m. The Argentina international has played a major role in City’s major successes since then, winning three Premier Leagues and three EFL Cups. He is City’s record scorer with his 204 goals including the injury-time winner against QPR in 2012 that won the title. “I’m very happy because they have treated my very well since the first day…

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Eagles WR Matthews returns on one-year deal

Wide receiver Jordan Matthews rejoined the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday, just over a year after he was traded by the team to the Buffalo Bills. Oct 1, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews (87) catches a touchdown pass against Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) in the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports The Eagles placed Mike Wallace on injured reserve and are entering Week 3 without their top wide receiver, Alshon Jeffery, who is recovering from February shoulder surgery. Matthews…

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Valtteri Bottas: Mercedes driver signs one-year contract extension

Valtteri Bottas joined Mercedes at the start of 2017 Valtteri Bottas will stay at Mercedes as Lewis Hamilton’s team-mate in 2019. Mercedes have signed the 28-year-old Finn to a one-year contract extension, with an option to keep him for 2020. Bottas convinced Mercedes to retain him after some strong performances in the first half of this year. Team boss Toto Wolff said: “Valtteri’s performances have been excellent. If not for our mistakes and his bad luck, he could be leading the drivers’ championship.” Bottas impressed with his drives in China,…

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London Bridge attack: Memorial to mark one-year anniversary

Image caption The victims of the attack clockwise – Chrissy Archibald, Sebastien Belanger, Kirsty Boden, Ignacio Echeverria, Sara Zelenak, Xavier Thomas, Alexandre Pigeard, James McMullan The UK’s determination to overcome the threat of terrorism “has never been stronger”, Theresa May has said a year on from the London Bridge attack. A service remembering the victims will be held at Southwark Cathedral later – one of a number of events taking place to mark the anniversary of the attack. Eight people died when three men drove into pedestrians on London Bridge…

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