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Cavs and coach Larry Drew agree to part ways

Cavs and coach Larry Drew agree to part ways

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April 11 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers and head coach Larry Drew agreed Thursday to part ways, a day following the end of the regular season. The Cavaliers released a statement thanking Drew for his efforts taking over as head coach early into the season. "We have great respect and appreciation for Larry and the job that he did as the head coach of the Cavaliers for nearly the entire 2018-19 campaign. He brought professionalism, class and steady leadership both this past season and prior four years," Cavs general manager Koby Altman said in a statement. "Larry and I had a productive discussion about this past season, the future of the franchise and the search process that we will shortly launch regarding the head coaching role. "Larry respectfully declined to participate in the search...
Suns agree to hire Jeff Bower as new VP of basketball operations

Suns agree to hire Jeff Bower as new VP of basketball operations

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April 10 (UPI) -- The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a deal with veteran executive Jeff Bower to join the team as their new senior vice president of basketball operations. Bower will join a Suns team that has the second-worst record in the NBA at 19-63. Sources told ESPN that current general manger James Jones could still have a role in the Suns' front office. Bower last served as general manager of the Detroit Pistons from 2014 to 2018. Before that he was with the New Orleans Hornets, as general manager for two stints from 2002 to 2003 and 2005 to 2010. He also was the head coach for the Hornets for 73 games during the 2009-2010 season. Bower coached at Marist college for the 2013-14 season. Bower will take over a Suns team that has missed the postseason for nine straight seasons. ...
Rockies agree to $260M extension with 3B Nolan Arenado

Rockies agree to $260M extension with 3B Nolan Arenado

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Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Colorado Rockies are finalizing a contract extension with Nolan Arenado that will make him the highest-paid position player on a per-year basis. Sources told MLB Network and ESPN that the eight-year contract is worth $ 260 million. The pact includes an opt out clause after the third year. It also includes a no-trade clause. The extension keeps the four-time All-Star from reaching free agency after the 2019 season. Arenado, 27, hit .297 with a National League best 38 home runs in 156 games last season. He also had 110 RBIs for the Rockies. The six-time Gold Glove winner has averaged 40 home runs and 126 RBIs, while hitting .297 over his last four seasons. Arenado owns a career .291 batting average and has 222 long balls in six seasons with the Rockies. The Rockies orig...
Nationsl agree on guidelines to govern 2015 climate accord

Nationsl agree on guidelines to govern 2015 climate accord

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Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Around 25,000 diplomats and ministers from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on guidelines to govern the 2015 Paris climate accord after two weeks of talks in Poland. After an all-night session in the southern city of Katowice, the 24th annual U.N.-sponsored event agreed on standards to report greenhouse gas emissions and efforts to reduce them. The United States approved the deal despite President Donald Trump's intention to abandon the Paris Agreement. The delegates postponed pledging more ambitious action to fight global warming and regulating the market for international carbon emissions trading. They agreement does not bind countries to hit their targets. Richer countries must explain how they intend to help poorer nations cut down on emissions as well as install...
South Korea, Denmark agree on complete North Korean denuclearization

South Korea, Denmark agree on complete North Korean denuclearization

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SEOUL, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen agreed on the process toward complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Rasmussen welcomed Moon's diplomatic efforts through inter-Korean summits to work towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and permanent peace in the country, and expressed firm support in his endeavor at their summit on Saturday in Copenhagen. Moon visited Denmark on the last leg of his European tour and held a summit with Rasmussen. The two leaders announced a joint press statement after their summit on Saturday. They also pledged cooperation and partnership in areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medicine and welfare, as well as i...