BoSox to give JD Martinez 5 years, $110M

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(AP) -- J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox have, at long last, come to an agreement.

The slow dance between the free agent slugger and the power-deficient team wrapped up Monday when they settled on a $110 million, five-year contract.

A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press about the deal, speaking on condition of anonymity because it was subject to a successful physical and had not been announced. Martinez has the right to opt out of the contract early and become a free agent again.

Virtue, Moir win ice dance for 3rd gold

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They sure made it a memorable one. (MORE)

US men roll, to face Czechs in quarters

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) Ryan Donato and Ryan Zapolski got knocked down, but they got up again and led the Americans into the quarterfinals at the Olympics.

Donato and Zapolski took blows to the head, stayed in the game and were two of the biggest reasons the U.S. beat Slovakia 5-1 Tuesday in the qualification round to move on to face the Czech Republic on Wednesday. As they got to their feet, the '90s hit "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba with its familiar chorus of "I get knocked down but I get up again" blared over the speakers, (MORE)

MLB imposes limit on mound visits

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball has imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018.

After more than a year of negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association refused to agree to the changes but also signed an agreement that it will not oppose the rules. (MORE)

'Hawks ban 4 from games for racist taunt

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks have banned four fans from their home games for directing racist taunts toward Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly.

The Blackhawks also apologized to Smith-Pelly and the Capitals. (MORE)

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