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last updated: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:48:04 GMT2015-03-02T17:48:04Z

Crystal Palace’s Mile Jedinak charged with violen tconduct
• Charge relates to incident with Diafra Sakho at end of win over West Ham
• Australian could be banned for four matches if found guilty
• Glenn Murray sees red but his double sinks West Ham

Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak has been charged with violent conduct for elbowing West Ham’s Diafra Sakho, the Football Association has announced.

Jedinak struck Sakho in the face as the pair jumped for a header towards the end of Palace’s 3-1 win at Upton Park on Saturday but referee Mike Dean took no action.

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last updated: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:15:37 GMT

Keeping Score: Rockets’ James Harden Elevates His Game Against LeBron James’s Cavaliers
After Houston beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, the Rockets declared James Harden the new King James. Harden’s incredible season doesn’t mean the Cavaliers should panic.






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last updated: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:41:53 EST

Chelsea claims first silverware of English season
Chelsea claimed the first silverware of the English domestic season and Jose Mourinho's first trophy of his second spell in charge with a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Sunday.

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Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed merging with Breaking News
The Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed is merging with Breaking News. Please use http://feeds.news.com.au/public/rss/2.0/fs_breaking_news_13.xml instead.

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last updated: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:00:00 GMT

‘Phenomenon’ Hayne to confirm NFL deal
NFL franchises in the United States think Jarryd Hayne is a “phenomenon” — with a deal to be confirmed on Tuesday.

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last updated: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:48:41 PST

Heat's Bosh out for season with blood clots
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh will miss at least the remainder of the season after developing blood clots on one of his lungs, the team announced Saturday.

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Justin Houston Franchise-Tagged by Chiefs: Latest Contract Details and Reaction - Bleacher Report


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Justin Houston Franchise-Tagged by Chiefs: Latest Contract Details and Reaction
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Justin Houston offered a showing of good faith by showing up to training camp in 2014 without a long-term extension. He continued proving his worth by being one of the most dominant pass-rushers in football. The Chiefs rewarded him by handing him the ...
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News and notes: Almost game time
The spring training action is heating up, and it’s almost time for some game action – the annual intrasquad scrimmage will happen today (Monday) and then Grapefruit League play begins on Tuesday. Even though the games haven’t started yet, there has been no shortage of storylines over the past week. The Andrew McCutchen extension talk, […]

The spring training action is heating up, and it’s almost time for some game action – the annual intrasquad scrimmage will happen today (Monday) and then Grapefruit League play begins on Tuesday. Even though the games haven’t started yet, there has been no shortage of storylines over the past week.

The Andrew McCutchen extension talk, in my eyes, is not one of them, however. It’s caught on as a hot topic around the ‘Burgh over the past few days, but to me this is something that came out of the early spring stage where all the writers are in one spot, doing lots of interviews, desperately looking to generate content out of what–in actuality–is very little relevant material. I don’t blame them because it has clearly worked in this case, but I’m sorry – there is no way a McCutchen extension is happening any time soon, and to even be talking about it now is ridiculous. He has already been extended once and is under contract through 2018, when he’ll be 31. Obviously he has significantly outperformed that contract to date. While it sounds nice to think he should get a pay bump for that, it’s simply not how these things work…these things go both ways – the Pirates can’t suddenly stop paying Jose Tabata since he’s been a big disappointment. I love Cutch as much as anyone, probably a lot more than most. Of course I want to see him as a Pirate forever, and I’m not willing to give up hope on that…but it’s not time to make that decision yet – this far down the road when his value as at its absolute highest. Now if he’s willing to talk about another possible big-time bargain of a really long-term deal in order to get a decent pay bump for his prime years, then I’d perk up….but I highly doubt McCutchen would entertain that possibility.

Moving on – and speaking of Tabata, who has become sort of a forgotten man now with the “Dream Outfield” in place… he talked with his former teammate (and current Cincinnati Red) Marlon Byrd about getting more lift on his swing. Here’s some evidence of the result: