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AL East Preview: Rays do most with least

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 14:53
With the revenue-challenged Rays, it is always all about payroll and how they are continually able to do more with less. This year the payroll is expected to come in at around $77 million, the highest it’s ever been, but will still rank 28th in baseball, ahead of only the Marlins and Astros.
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AL West Preview: Get ready for some Beane Ball

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 14:52
In his annual exercise of cobbling together playoff-caliber teams with undervalued players, A’s GM Billy Beane put the focus on bullpen this winter and pushed his budget by trading for 2013 AL saves leader Jim Johnson of the Orioles and one of the most dependable setup men in baseball the past few years, Luke Gregerson of the Padres.
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Speed-trap Florida town spared extinction after promises of reform

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 14:25
A notorious Florida town will get a second chance. State lawmakers planned to wipe scandal-scarred Hampton off the map but reconsidered after residents promised to ditch the town’s past as a corrupt speed trap.
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SEE: Worst rapper in the world, yo? And a British aristocrat

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 14:20
There are rappers. And then there is the "worst rapper in the world". A video which has surfaced on the Internet—- of the rapping son of a British Lord — is causing a stir online.
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J.K. Rowling to pen three 'Harry Potter' spin-off movies

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 14:13
Muggles, rejoice! More wizarding movies are on the way. J.K. Rowling has teamed up with Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara to write three new films based on the world of Harry Potter, The New York Times reports.
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Potential 2016 GOP candidates court donors at Las Vegas convention

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 14:06
Two of the nation's highest-profile Republican governors on Saturday called for more aggressive leadership on America's challenges abroad, emphasizing their support for Israel as they courted powerful Jewish donors.
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Actress sues BBC over host's use of racist term on show

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:48
The BBC is being sued for almost $1.5 million after “Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson was accused of making a racist comment. Motormouth Clarkson was accused of using a derogatory term to describe a Thai person, reports The Guardian.
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Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris perform 'Les Miserables' song

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:46
Broadway executives, take note. On Thursday, the cast of "How I Met Your Mother" sat down on "Inside the Actor's Studio" to talk about the series finale, and co-stars Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel gave a glimpse of the antic behind the scenes.
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NL Central Preview: Welcome to Cardinals Country

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:41
The model franchise for developing its own talent became even a little more homegrown this winter after its disappointing World Series loss to the Red Sox.
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NL West Preview: Dodgers hope price is right

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:40
With a staggering $223 million payroll, they better win the division. The Dodgers seem to have themselves covered everywhere. Their biggest issue as the season gets underway being what to do with their outfield when Matt Kemp is ready to re-claim his center field job after a winter of rehabbing from ankle surgery.
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Students pose for selfies during riot

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:33
The University of Arizona basketball team's loss Saturday night created a crazy scene, complete with police in riot gear, pepper spray and a number of students posing for selfies amid the chaos throughout downtown Tucson.
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‘Noah’ sinks box office competition with $44 million

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:31
"Noah", starring Russell Crowe as the biblical figure who built an ark to save his family and specimens of every animal from the great flood, collected $44 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales to lead the weekend box office.
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Lawmaker holds out hope for Ukraine resolution

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 13:09
A prominent U.S. lawmaker suggested Sunday there was reason for optimism in Ukraine, as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to Paris for more talks with his Russian counterpart.
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Orlando Bloom felt 'rudderless' after split with Miranda Kerr

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 12:53
“Pirates of the Caribbean” star Orlando Bloom admitted he felt "rudderless" after splitting from his supermodel wife Miranda Kerr. Bloom says he has not dated since the split six months ago.
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For these Mets, it's wait 'till next year ... again

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 12:34
It had become an annual ritual on Florida's East Coast, the scouts crushing the Mets every March, and speculating how many games the team would lose in a given season. In recent springs, the question has always been, "How bad will it be?"
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Gov. Christie’s internal Bridgegate review ‘not conclusive,’ former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani says

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 12:33
Even Chris Christie’s political allies admit the internal review claiming the embattled New Jersey governor had no personal involvement in the Bridgegate scandal doesn’t have nearly enough information to clear him of wrongdoing.
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Kesha shines on first red carpet since rehab

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 12:25
Kesha shined brightly as she appeared on her first red carpet since completing rehab. The pop star, who also recently dropped the "$" from her moniker, attended the Humane Society of the United States' 60th Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday, reports E!
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‘Craigslist Killer’ Miranda Barbour claims two men survived death trap

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 12:23
The “Craigslist Killer” has a new story — the two who got away. Miranda Barbour, 19, claims she and her newlywed husband planned to slaughter two men who answered her online ads offering female companionship, but the would-be victims were no-shows.
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Proposal would lower driving age in France to 15

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 11:59
France has come up with a new plan for road safety: let 15 year olds drive. The jaw-dropping plan has been put forward by the country's National Council for Road Safety.
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Deacon sexually assaulted girl he lured to tree house: police

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 11:55
A Florida minister used a tree house at his home to sexually abuse a young girl, police said. Deacon Thomas Warren Halsey, 65, was arrested for allegedly sexually battering a girl under the age of 10 on his Leesburg property, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
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