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  • Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(CHICAGO) -- Wide receiver Victor Cruz signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears on Thursday, officially ending his tenure with the New York Giants."I'm excited," Cruz said on ESPN Radio's Waddle and Silvy. "I'm excited to come and have a fresh start and a new home and a new place." Cruz called his Giants career "amazing," but said that he thinks he still has "a lot left in the tank."He also said that his decision to join the Bears was based in part on his ability to have an impact on the team. "I just wanted to hear that I can have an opportunity to play," the 30-year-old said. "To come and be a direct impact to a football team. And Chicago showed me a lot of love."The Bears lost receiver Alshon Jeffrey this offseason via free agency. Cruz will compete with injury-plagued 2015 draft pick Kevin White and undrafted breakout Cam Meredith. "I looked at that receiver room and I saw a lot of young guys and a lot of talent in there as well," Cruz said. "A lot of guys that can benefit from just having someone like me in the room, to pick my brain and for me to tell them how I think we can get better."Cruz was undrafted out of the University of Massachusetts in 2010. He caught 303 passes for 4,549 yards and 25 touchdowns with the Giants. But he missed much of the last three seasons due to knee injuries and the breakout of Sterling Shepard.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUEToronto 8, Milwaukee 4Oakland 4, Miami 1Arizona 8, Chi. White Sox 6Cincinnati 4, Cleveland 3Washington 5, Seattle 1AMERICAN LEAGUEMinnesota 4, Baltimore 3N.Y. Yankees 3, Kansas City 0Tampa Bay 5, L.A. Angels 2Boston 9, Texas 4Detroit 6, Houston 3NATIONAL LEAGUEColorado 7, Philadelphia 2San Diego 6, N.Y. Mets 5Pittsburgh 12, Atlanta 5, 10 InningsChi. Cubs 5, San Francisco 4St. Louis 6, L.A. Dodgers 1Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- Chris Bosh's tenure in Miami could be coming to an end. 
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:INTERLEAGUEWashington 10, Seattle 1Cleveland 8, Cincinnati 7Toronto 4, Milwaukee 3Arizona 5, Chi. White Sox 4Miami 11, Oakland 9AMERICAN LEAGUEKansas City 6, N.Y. Yankees 2Minnesota 2, Baltimore 0L.A. Angels 4, Tampa Bay 0Boston 11, Texas 6Houston 6, Detroit 2NATIONAL LEAGUEChi Cubs 4, San Francisco 1Colorado 8, Philadelphia 2N-Y Mets 9, San Diego 3Atlanta 6, Pittsburgh 5L.A. Dodgers 2, St. Louis 1, 13 InningsNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSCleveland 112, Boston 99NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSOttawa 2, Pittsburgh 1Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The contract transferring Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees is going to auction, ESPN reports. Josh Evans of auction house Lelands.com said the original copy of the December 1919 document "transcends everything," and that it "changed America." It represents the deal in which then-Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Ruth to the Yankees in a deal totaling $100,000. The Yankees also loaned another $300,000 to Frazee to complete the deal, using a mortgage on Boston's Fenway Park. If Frazee defaulted on the loan, ESPN reports, the Yankees would have owned Fenway -- Boston's home field.One original copy of the document, which was last sold for $996,000 in 2005, onced belonged to then-Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, according to ESPN.  Both Ruppert and Frazee's originals were held by collector Barry Halper, until Evans visited his home in the early 1990s. Evans then purchased Frazee's copy for $25,000, and it later auctioned in 1993 for $99,000.  Evans bought Ruppert's version of the contract, and sold it to another collector for $150,000. After 25 years, that collector is now consigning Ruppert's copy of Babe Ruth's Yankees contract to Lelands for the currect auction. Of collectible professional athletic documents, contracts involving Babe Ruth are among the most valuable, ESPN reports. Lelands will also auction Ruth's 1927 World Series ring, now believed to be owned by Charlie Sheen.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:
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