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Pirates give infielder Freese 2-year, $11 million contract

Freese was brought up by long-time Pirates rival, the St. Louis Cardinals in 2009, as a bench player, even after being considered the starter at third base. Not signing until March, the former St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Angels' cog did not find his initial foray into free agency particularly kind, having to settle (in Major League Baseball terms) for a one-year, $3 million deal with the Pirates.


Olympics: South Korea's Inbee Park wins golf gold

Olympics: South Korea's Inbee Park wins golf gold

After seeing the gold medal further and further, Feng was involved in a tense matchup with world No. 1 Lydia Ko of New Zealand as both golfers tied before the final hole. "I had a lot of attention coming into this week", Park said. Of China's 1.4 billion people, turning just 1 percent into golfers would bring 14 million more people into the game.


Woman who threw banana at Eddie Betts has been 'demonised', says father

Woman who threw banana at Eddie Betts has been 'demonised', says father

Their rivals, Port Adelaide Football Club (the Power), who the woman was supporting, have also issued a statement announcing they would investigate the incident. If her actions are proven to be incited by race, she will have her membership revoked for life. 'In the interest of fairness, we need to speak to the person responsible to try and find out that motivation.



In Iraq, Nigeria and now Turkey, child bombers strike

The IS group, the most extreme organization in modern jihad, has routinely used children to perpetrate crimes. According to a report published by the Combating Terrorism Center early in the year, Daesh is increasingly using children in its attacks.



David Moyes predicts another survival scrap for Sunderland

The loss leaves David Moyes without a win in his first two Premier League games. The manager went into the game having lost central defender Younes Kaboul to Watford and facing a battle to hang on to Everton target Lamine Kone, missing with a back injury.


Ex-USC and Raiders QB Marinovich arrested naked with drugs

Ex-USC and Raiders QB Marinovich arrested naked with drugs

Sans clothes and thus with "no pockets", Marinovich was carrying marijuana around in a "brown bag", the commander said. Marinovich, who rose to stardom while playing quarterback for Mater Dei in the 1980s, went on to play for USC and professionally for the then-Los Angeles Raiders.