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BAY REJECTS RED SOX OFFER:
According to SI.com, Red Sox star free agent Jason Bay has declined Boston's opening contract offer of four years and "close to $60 million," according to sources.
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STRASBURG SCRATCHED FROM AFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:
Nationals' phenom Stephen Strasburg, twisted his left knee while shagging fly balls during batting practice before the Phoenix Desert Dogs' regular season finale in the Arizona Fall League on Thursday, and has been scratched from Saturday's scheduled start in the AFL championship game, according to the team.
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MAYWEATHER JR. TO BEGIN TALKS ABOUT PACQUAIO FIGHT:
According to the Los Angeles Times, Floyd Mayweather Jr., will open dialogue with Top Rank Promotions to set up a super-fight with Manny Pacquiao next year.