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Image : In dawn assault, Iraqi special forces near Mosul from east

In dawn assault, Iraqi special forces near Mosul from east

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 31,2016

BAZWAYA, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi special forces are advancing on the Islamic State-held city of Mosul from the east under heavy fire, inching closer to the city's limits.

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Public, Govt debts near allowable ceilings

person Orange Themes access_time Jan 11,2017

Vietnamnet - VietNamNet Bridge – Last year saw public and Government debts in 2016 approaching the permissible ceilings set by the Nation Assembly (NA),

Image : Premier League: Why Timothy Fosu-Mensah would excel under José Mourinho

Premier League: Why Timothy Fosu-Mensah would excel under José Mourinho

person Orange Themes access_time Apr 20,2016

Daniel Lee believes José Mourinho will use the Dutch star the way he used Costinha, Thiago Motta, …

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Nine years after disaster, Fukushima to host 2020 Olympic baseball games

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Yahoo News Fukushima, the prefecture that was hit by a tsunami-triggered nuclear disaster in March 2011, has been approved to host baseball and softball matches in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Games, organizers said on Friday. “By hosting Olympic...

Faster play: how pro baseball commissioner hopes to speed up America's pastime

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Yahoo News Many of the rule changes the MLB is interested in – including implementing a 20-second pitch clock, and forcing the ball into play more rapidly while also limiting visits to the pitcher's mound made by players, coaches, and managers – are...

Japan's Otani says he won't pitch in World Baseball Classic

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Yahoo News TOKYO (AP) — Shohei Otani says he will not pitch for Japan in next month's World Baseball Classic due to injury, although he may still hit....

Some notable deaths of active pro baseball players

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Yahoo News A look at some of the notable deaths of active pro baseball players in recent years:...

Jewish-American pros look to boost baseball in Israel

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Yahoo News PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — Israel has just one baseball-specific field, and most Israelis know little about the game. Yet the country has emerged as a potential spoiler in the upcoming World Baseball Classic thanks to quirky regulations...

For Congress, defense contracts are like baseball, apple pie

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WASHINGTON (AP) — For members of Congress, there's nothing more American than baseball, apple pie and big defense contracts....

Boras says labor deal will turn Latin players from baseball

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Agent Scott Boras says baseball's new labor contract will cause Latin American players to turn away from the sport and play soccer....

Baseball-Tentative contract agreed by MLB players, owners

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* New agreement to run through 2021 * Averts first labor action since 1994 players' strike * Details to be confirmed after draft of agreement (MLB confirms tentative agreement, adds background) Nov 30 (Reuters) - Major League Baseball (MLB) averted...

Baseball-MLB, players' union optimistic about new CBA

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Nov 24 (The Sports Xchange) - With one week remaining before MLB's current collective bargaining agreement expires on Dec. 1, the league and players' union are optimistic about reaching a deal to avoid a lockout. ESPN.com reports that sources told...

Olympics - Fukushima 'safe' for Tokyo 2020, says baseball boss

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- Fukushima, site of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters, poses no threat to players if baseball games are held there at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the sport's top official said. Tokyo organisers want to hold part of baseball's preliminary...

World baseball head not worried about Fukushima health risks

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TOKYO (AP) — Staging games in Fukushima for the 2020 Olympics will not present any health risk to players, the president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation said Friday....

BASEBALL-Mix of savvy, cash, luck, fans helps Ricketts lift Chicago Cubs

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By Nick Carey CHICAGO, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Ever since they bid to buy the Chicago Cubs in 2009, the Ricketts family has been credited with making sound business decisions that have brought the team to the brink of its first World Series championship...

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