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Yankees sign pitcher Masahiro Tanaka for $155M

Masahiro Tanaka

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UPDATED 1/22, 7 PM: Going into Wednesday, the Yankees had spent nearly $300 million on free agents this offseason. But they felt they were not yet good enough to compete for a World Series title.

So they waited very anxiously for Japanese free agent Masahiro Tanaka, the top pitcher on the market, to decide if he wanted to bring his prized right arm to Yankee Stadium. So did baseball fans in...

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Anthony Weiner to appear in Amazon comedy about senators in Washington, D.C.

Anthony Weiner will be seen in the season

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Former congressman Anthony Weiner is ready for his closeup.

Weiner, 49, is making a cameo appearance on the season finale of the Amazon Instant Video comedy, "Alpha House" along with former GOP chairman Michael Steele, former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

Writer Jonathan Alter, an executive producer of the show, "is a friend. He asked...

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Bill's first deputy mayor has transit chops

anthony shorris

(Credit: Anthony Shorris, foreground, will be Bill de Blasio's first deputy mayor. (Charles Eckert) )

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio Wednesday announced that he picked a veteran in city government with transportation experience to be his first deputy mayor and oversee day-to-day operations.

Anthony Shorris' long resume includes stints as director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey under Gov. Eliot Spitzer, director of NYU's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management and...

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