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The Red Sox continued their offseason makeover by agreeing to a deal with free-agent pitcher David Price. The reported seven-year, 217-million-dollar contract is the largest ever for a pitcher. The 30-year-old Price went 18-and-5 with a 2.45 ERA last season.
Derek MacKenzie scored twice during a three-goal second, powering the Panthers to a 3-1 win over the Blues. David Backes delivered the only goal of the night for St. Louis, which is 4-4-and-2 in its last 10. Jake Allen allowed all three scores on 15 shots before being lifted for Brian Elliott, who made eight saves in the third. The Blues play the Islanders in Brooklyn on Friday.
Ryan Suter’s goal with just under eight minutes left in the third lifted the Wild to a 2-1 win over the Blackhawks. Patrick Kane extended his point streak to 20 games with Chicago’s only goal. Corey Crawford stopped 34 shots for the ‘Hawks, who have lost their last two. The ‘Hawks visit the Senators tomorrow.
Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Iowa are still one-through-four in the penultimate College Football Playoff rankings of the year. Each team with the exception of Oklahoma will play in a conference championship game this weekend. The final rankings are released Sunday.
Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is poised to become the next head coach at Georgia. The “Atlanta Journal Constitution” reports Kirby could officially be announced as new head coach as soon as Sunday barring any last-minute obstacles in negotiations.
The 76ers have snapped the longest losing streak in NBA history. The Sixers ended their 28-game skid with a 103-91 win over the Lakers last night. Philadelphia came into the game tied for the worst start to a season in league history at 0-and-18.
The NFL is pulling referee Pete Morelli’s crew from Sunday night’s game between the Colts and Steelers. Morelli’s crew came under fire from both sides after the Cardinals-49ers game Sunday, with Arizona head coach Bruce Arians complaining that they “can’t count to three.”
Former Bengals defensive lineman Devon [[ DEV-un ]] Still says his daughter Leah is cancer-free. Leah was diagnosed with stage-four neuroblastoma in June 2014 and was given a 50-50 chance to survive. Leah was honored at the ESPYs and awarded her own Wheaties Cereal box during her fight.

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