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Marte makes a dramatic return

PHOENIX -- A car picked up new Diamondbacks third baseman Andy Marte at Sky Harbor International about the time the game started Thursday as clubhouse attendant Jimmy Garrett neatly stitched the No. 28 and "Marte" on the back of a blank Sedona red jersey. The paperwork already had been taken care of -- Marte had signed his contract before catching his flight from Fresno...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Royals head out west for weekend series with A's

Over the last month, Oakland general manager Billy Beane hasn't been the least bit shy to pay a premium price for the Athletics to boast one of the most feared rotations in baseball. He won the bidding war for coveted starter Jon Lester before Thursday's trade deadline, but it came at quite a cost as the offense now must make up for the loss of Yoenis Cespedes. The A'...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
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Three Cuts: Kershaw, Puig help Dodgers sweep Braves

Clayton Kershaw strikes again. After beating the Braves twice in the 2013 postseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers ace took the mound and went the distance on Thursday night, shutting down the Atlanta Braves lineup for eight innings and holding on for a 2-1 win in the ninth. The win completes the three-game sweep for the NL West leaders and sinks the Braves' second-half record to...
Via Fox Sports South
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Marte homers in first D-backs' at-bat in victory

PHOENIX -- Andy Marte hit a two-run home run and Aaron Hill added a solo shot in the sixth inning to power the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night. Nick Ahmed hit the Diamondbacks' third home run, an eighth-inning solo shot that was the first of his major-league career. Marte, called up from Triple-A Reno earlier in the day to help...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Rose says Bulls weren't happy behind his back, Bulls respond

Things could be getting tense in Chicago between Derrick Rose and the Bulls. At the very least, there is a miscommunication about the feelings in the organization as he recovered from injuries. Here is what Rose told Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times about how the organization felt and if there was tension: “I’m happy I didn’t personally see it. I don’t want to see that...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Kevin Love reportedly won't sign extension if traded

The Kevin Love situation has taken an interesting turn. Bob Finnan of the News-Herald reports that the Minnesota Timberwolves power forward has no plans to immediately re-sign with any team that he’s traded to. “In a rather new development, it now looks as if Love won’t sign an extension with any team in which he’s traded, even the Cavaliers,” Finnan writes. “He can get...
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Dustin Johnson taking leave of absence ‘to seek professional help’

Dustin Johnson, the 30-year-old budding superstar and eight-time PGA Tour winner, is taking an indefinite leave of absence from professional golf, effective immediately, according to a statement issued by the golfer through Hambric Sports Management. Johnson’s statement, which was released on Thursday afternoon: I am taking a leave of absence from professional golf, effective immediately...
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WATCH: Georgia Tech kicker saves teammates from sprints

Anyone who has played football has been in this position, or knows someone who has experienced it. Practice is ending, sprints are coming up, and coach issues an ultimatum. If one player can do something difficult, the entire team will be spared from sprints for the day. Offensive linemen will attempt to field wobbly punts, cornerbacks will try to block defensive linemen. Generally...
Via College Spun
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Dustin Johnson: ‘I am taking a leave of absence from professional golf’

Dustin Johnson announced Thursday that he is taking a leave of absence from golf to “seek professional help for personal challenges.”challenges.” Johnson’s statement from his agent at Hambric Sports Management said his leave of absence was effective immediately. “I am taking a leave of absence from professional golf, effective immediately. I will use this time to seek professional...
Via Sports-Glory
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WATCH: Austin Jackson gets pulled mid-inning after trade

Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson was yanked in the top of the 7th inning after being traded to the Seattle Mariners in the blockbuster three team deal that brought David Price to Detroit. Watch as Tiger manager Brad Ausmus calls time during the middle of at-bat to replace Jackson with Rajai Davis. The Tigers crowd quickly picked up on the substitution and gave the centerfielder...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Tigers acquire David Price in blockbuster three-team deal

The Detroit Tigers have made the big blockbuster trade of the deadline. David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays has been sent to Detroit, in a deal that was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Source: #Tigers get Price. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2014 Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reporting that […]
Via Full Scale Sports
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Yankees acquire Stephen Drew from Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox have traded shortstop Stephen Drew to the New York Yankees. Drew is the fourth member of the Red Sox to be traded before Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline, joining Jon Lester, John Lackey and Andrew Miller. Drew joins a New York infield that includes shortstop Derek Jeter, third baseman Chase Headley and second baseman Brian Roberts. Drew is hitting...
Via Sports-Glory
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Kyle Korver was once traded for summer league fees, copier

TweetAtlanta Hawks sharp-shooter Kyle Korver has developed into one of the most dangerous outside shooters in the NBA, but there was a time when he wasn’t nearly as coveted as he is now. In a recent profile of Korver’s career to date, Grantland’s Zach Lowe writes that a then-2nd round pick Korver was traded by the New Jersey Nets to the Philadelphia 76ers for some uncommon...
Via Los That Sports Blog
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PHOTO: Le’Veon Bell’s hilarious reaction to RB Jordan Hall’s hit on linebacker

Not many things are more exciting during NFL practices than the backs-on-backers drill. Running backs and linebackers get full heads of steam then collide, with the winner gaining praise from his teammates. Steelers rookie running back Jordan Hall recently put on an impressive display during this drill, and although he is in a dogfight to even make the team, Hall turned some heads...
Via Down and Distance
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NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner Tanya Stine

Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Palmer says she came out to her fellow NBA referees in 2007. She has not tried to keep her sexuality a secret from the league since that time. “This is actually the big formal coming out,” Palmer said. “We are saying to the world...
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Colt Lyerla settling down with Packers, Jarrett Bush calls him the 'fastest tight end we have'

Green Bay Packers tight end Colt Lyerla said that football is his only focus right now and the Packers are working with him about surrounding himself with the right kind of people. Lyerla's subsequent arrest on drug charges and other off the field issues from his college days led to Lyerla going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft. With his talent unquestioned, the Packers decided...
Via 60 Max Power O
18 hours ago  |  1 Comment

"Kick his a$$ again Jordan (Hall)," barked Coach Tomlin

Nothing draws a crowd like the backs-on-backers drill, in training camp. That is where undersized Jordan Hall make his biggest impact. Kick his a** again Jordan, Coach Tomlin barked. Good leverage Jordan, praised runningbacks coach James Saxon. Yeah man, I've been waiting to put pads on all of camp, Hall said smiling ear to ear. I was excited since the time I woke up today...
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