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Reds release former All-Star infielder Dee Strange-Gordon

Reds release former All-Star infielder Dee Strange-Gordon

Sports
March 26 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Reds released veteran infielder Dee Strange-Gordon on Friday, the team announced. Strange-Gordon, a non-roster invitee to spring training who auditioned at shortstop, got a chance with the Reds after Freddy Galvis signed with the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent. Advertisement However, Strange-Gordon's chances to make the roster took a hit after the Reds' decision to move Eugenio Suarez from third base to shortstop. Cincinnati also received strong performances from versatile infielders Jonathan India and Alex Blandino this spring. Strange-Gordon, a two-time All-Star selection and former National League batting champion, spent the past three years with the Seattle Mariners. In those injury-plagued seasons in Seattle, he recorded a .266 batting average with...
Rockies to trade All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado to Cardinals

Rockies to trade All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado to Cardinals

Sports
Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The St. Louis Cardinals are acquiring All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado in a blockbuster trade with the Colorado Rockies. League sources told ESPN, The Athletic and the Denver Post on Friday night that St. Louis is sending multiple unnamed players and more than $ 50 million to the Rockies in the deal. Advertisement Arenado will need to formally waive his no-trade clause before the trade can be finalized, and his opt-out clause after the 2021 season must be addressed. MLB and the players' union also must approve the agreement. The 29-year-old Arenado is scheduled to earn $ 35 million in 2021 as part of an eight-year, $ 260 million contract he signed with the Rockies in 2019. The deal includes an opt-out clause after the 2021 campaign. If the deal between the Rockies and...

All-star investor Rich Bernstein: ‘We want to be somewhat optimistic’ and play offense

Finance
Institutional Investor Hall of Famer Richard Bernstein predicts more momentum in stocks closely tied to the economy.He expects more enthusiasm surrounding the state of the recovery will drive more investors away from richly valued mega cap growth names, which include big tech high flyers. "If you're buying them today at these types of valuations, you're effectively making a bet that the U.S. economy, that U.S. corporate profits, will stink going forward — that these are going to be the only companies that can possibly grow," the Richard Bernstein Advisors CEO and CIO told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Wednesday.Bernstein, who has spent decades on Wall Street, sees upside potential in energy, materials, transports and industrials."History shows very clearly that if you believe that things...
NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson dead at 53

NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson dead at 53

Sports
Aug. 29 (UPI) -- NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson is dead, the Portland Trail Blazers and the University of Connecticut announced Saturday. He was 53. No cause of death was announced, but ESPN reported that Robinson had a stroke two and a half years ago and went into a coma last week. Advertisement Known to fans as Uncle Cliffy, Robinson played for a total of five teams over an 18-year period, but is best remembered for his years with the Portland Trail Blazers, where he started his career in 1989. "His personality and energy were unmatched, and his contributions on the court were unmistakable, helping the Trail Blazers into the playoffs each of his eight seasons with the team," said a statement from the Trail Blazers posted to NBA.com Saturday. "His streak of 461 consecutive games played with...
Bullied boy hailed ‘young warrior’ as he leads out all-star rugby team

Bullied boy hailed ‘young warrior’ as he leads out all-star rugby team

World
A nine-year-old boy who was left suicidal after being bullied because of his dwarfism has had "the best day of his life" as he led out an all-star rugby league team in Australia.Quaden Bayles received an outpouring of support worldwide after his mother shared an emotional clip of him on social media. In the viral video the youngster was heard saying, "I'm going to die right now... give me a knife, I'm going to kill myself", after a bullying incident at his school. ...