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Our winners, losers and biggest takeaways from MLB's winter meetings

It was a wild week in San Diego. Here's what stood out most, for better or worse.

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What MLB evaluators are saying about Masataka Yoshida's $90M deal with Red Sox

Boston's hefty contract for the star Japanese outfielder sent shockwaves through baseball circles.

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GRINER FREED FROM RUSSIA

Griner's wife, Cherelle, reacts to Brittney being freed

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The sports world reacts to Griner's release

Griner's peers and colleagues from around basketball took to social media with the news.

Baker Mayfield's arrival is another 'unprecedented' chapter in the Rams' season

If Mayfield is willing to back up Matthew Stafford next season, this trial period could lead to filling an important need for the Rams.

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Josh Jacobs, Hall of Famer Marcus Allen forge generational Raiders running back bond

The burgeoning Silver & Black star and Raiders icon became fast friends after Jacobs was drafted in 2019.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AWARDS

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Award predictions: Who will -- and should -- win?

Here are the players we expect to pick up some prized hardware Thursday at the Home Depot College Football Awards.

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PRIME TIME IN COLORADO

Does Deion deserve criticism for leaving Jackson State? Stephen A. and Bomani disagree

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THE NEXT BIG STARS

MMA's top 25 under 25: Who is the top prospect in the sport?

Who are the future stars of MMA? Our annual Top 25 Under 25 list is here.

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WORLD CUP

QUARTERFINALS START FRIDAY

The eight most important players in the quarterfinals

With just eight teams left at the 2022 World Cup, we keep it simple: these are the eight players who could have an outsize influence on the quarterfinals, from Morocco's Achraf Hakimi to -- you guessed it -- Lionel Messi.

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Quarterfinals preview: What to know about each team, predictions, schedule and more

We bring you one key factor and one player to know ahead of the matchups, plus predictions.

NBA TRADE SEASON

DEADLINE: DEC. 15

Which NBA players can and can't be traded? We have the lists

There are 74 players who'll become trade eligible next week, which could mark the unofficial start of trade season in the NBA.

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