Matt Chapman is leaving the hot corner in Toronto for greener pastures in San Francisco. The Toronto Blue Jays' third baseman agreed to a three-year, $54 million deal with the Giants, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. According to Heyman's report on Friday night, Chapman would be paid $20 million in 2024, $18 million in 2025 and $16 million in 2026 if options in the contract are not declined. The 30-year-old Chapman was named the Gold Glove winner in 2023 when the Jays advanced to the wild
US President Joe Biden said he was "hoping" for agreement on a ceasefire deal in the Israel-Hamas conflict by Ramadan as world leaders called on Friday for an independent inquiry after Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinians at a food aid distribution site in northern Gaza, killing more than 100 people, according to the Hamas-run health ministry. Follow our blog for the latest updates on the Israel-Hamas war. Summary: US President Joe Biden said Friday he was "hoping" for agreement on a cease
Tehran's rulers needed a high turnout to repair their legitimacy, badly damaged by anti-government protests in 2022-23 that spiralled into some of the worst political turmoil since the revolution. Iran's turnout hit a record low 42.5% in 2020 parliamentary elections, while about 62% of voters participated in 2016. Hamshahri called Friday's turnout "a 25-million slap” to calls for an election boycott, in a front-page headline next to a depiction of a ballot paper smacking U.S. President Joe Biden in the face.
OTTAWA, Ont. (AP) — Dylan Guenther scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Ottawa Senators 5-3 on Friday night to snap a 14-game National Hockey League losing streak. Michael Carcone, J.J. Moser, Nick Schmaltz and Matias Maccelli also scored to help the Coyotes get their first win since Jan. 22 to end a an 0-12-2 skid. Karel Vejmelka stopped 34 shots to get his first win since Dec. 27 after going 0-8-0 in 10 appearances since. Vladimir Tarasenko, D