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8:10 PM ET, February 8, 2016


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Peter Burke / WPLG-TV:
Delmon Young accused of choking, threatening to kill valet attendant in Miami  —  Police say free agent MLB outfielder yelled profanities directed at Cubans  —  MIAMI - A Major League Baseball player was arrested Sunday night in Miami after he choked and threatened to kill a valet attendant, police said.
Delmon Young charged with battery after allegedly choking valet  —  Free-agent outfielder Delmon Young was arrested Sunday night and charged with battery after allegedly choking and threatening a valet in Miami.  —  According to the police report, Young, 30, approached the Viceroy Hotel …
Andy Slater / Slater Scoops:
Cops: Baseball player chokes, threatens to kill valet, unleashes slur-filled tirade  —  Major League Baseball player Delmon Young was arrested late Sunday night in Miami, accused of choking and threatening to kill a valet attendant, and using ethnic slurs.  —  Young allegedly grabbed …
Discussion: and Slice Miami
Charges: 9-year-old drives for drunk Wisconsin couple  —  BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (KMSP) - A Wisconsin mom and her boyfriend are facing felony charges for allowing her nine-year-old daughter drive them home in their pickup truck after they appeared too drunk to drive.
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Gurriel Brothers Reportedly Defect From Cuba  —  Yulieski Gurriel and his brother, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., each defected from Cuba while the Cuban National Team was in the Dominican Republic this past weekend, Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald first reported.  Sources tell's Jesse Sanchez the same …
John Manuel / Baseball America:
Gurriel Brothers, Including Star Yulieski, Leave Cuba For MLB  —  Yulieski Gurriel, long considered both the best major league prospect and the best player in Cuba, has left the island with his brother Lourdes Jr., also a strong MLB prospect in his own right.
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks in contact with reliever Tyler Clippard  —  The Diamondbacks have been in contact with free-agent reliever Tyler Clippard and the club believes it has made progress toward a deal, a source said Monday.  —  After the Jean Segura/Aaron Hill trade late last month saved …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Indians Sign Craig Stammen To Minor League Deal  —  2:36pm: Stammen's contract comes with a $1MM base salary and also includes an additional $2MM worth of incentives, according to Rosenthal (Twitter link).  Stammen's deal also allows him to opt out and become a free agent if he hasn't been added to the Major League roster by March 25.
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Here are the Red Sox storylines entering spring training  —  Some of the stories won't be warranted, but every now and then the hype is real.
Rob Neyer / Fox Sports:
The question?  To bobble, or not to bobble ...  It's been said that Enlightenment takes a thousand lives, but Insight is available to anyone, right now.  For some years, I would experience the occasional sharp flash of Insight, and fantasize for a moment about someday discovering a sort …
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Dozens injured, 4 critically, after bus crash on I-95 north in Madison  —  MADISON, Conn. (WTNH)- Dozens of people have been injured, four critically, after a bus rollover on Interstate 95 northbound in Madison Monday afternoon.  —  State police in Westbrook confirmed to News 8 that the bus rolled …
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Russell Wilson / The Players' Tribune:
If This Is It  —  From all the wins, to the few tough losses.  From the 71,000 yards, to all the touchdowns, to the few interceptions.  —  From all the meetings, to all the hard practices, to all the film, to all the blood, sweat and tears.  —  From all the Pro Bowls, to the handful of MVPs, to the two Lombardi trophies.
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