Max Scherzer signs mega $210 million deal with Washington Nationals

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Max Scherzer signs huge deal 

Baseball's big story right now centers around a star pitcher after Washington Nationals managed to finalize a deal with Max Scherzer. The 30-year-old superstar pitcher will earn $210 million over the course of his seven-year contract. 

Some MLB fans have questioned why he left perennial World Series challengers the Detroit Tigers after two All-Star seasons with the Tigers. But speaking on Wednesday, Scherzer gave the simply answer - the ability for the team to win going forward was the key reasoning behind his decision.

"It's pretty easy," Scherzer explained on Wednesday. "Winning. I think this team is capable of winning and winning a lot."

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The Patriots are accused of deflating 11 of 12 balls they gave to officials during their AFC title win over the Colts. However, Zimmer believes the quality of the balls did not affect the blowout win. 

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Basketball now, and the NBA is making the All Star Weekend's Rising Stars Challenge into a battle between America and the rest of the world.

And finally in the NHL, Chicago Blackhawks edged out Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on the road last night. 

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