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Cespedes drives in 4 as Mets take over first place in NL East

  The New York Mets acquired Yoenis Cespedes last week, hoping he would be a big hit in the middle of their lineup. On Monday night, he helped them slug their way into first place. Cespedes hit three doubles and drove in four runs, leading the Mets over the Miami Marlins 12-1 and putting them atop the NL East. "Very nice, a good night for him," manager Terry Collins said. "That...
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Braves' Pierzynski strikes out in bid to sell bounced pitch as strike

A.J. Pierzynski played a leading role in the Atlanta Braves' dramatic comeback victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday career, belting a tying two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning.But when it comes to an acting career, Pierzynski shouldn't consider quitting his day job anytime soon.The veteran catcher attempted to steal a pitch behind the plate in the eighth inning...
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Wild prospect Tuch injures knee in exhibition game

Minnesota Wild prospect Alex Tuch suffered a knee injury while participating in the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp.Selected with the 18th overall pick of the 2014 draft, Tuch was injured during the first period of the United States' 10-3 loss to Finland on Monday. The evaluation camp will aid in determining the Americans' final roster for the 2016 World Junior Championship...
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Datone Jones 'very excited' for 2015 season, despite suspension

Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones is suspended for the first game of the season, but that's not getting him down. In fact, he's excited for his Week 2 return against the Seattle Seahawks, the team that beat the Packers in last year's NFC Championship game."It ended at Seattle, and I get to start right back up against Seattle, so I'm excited," Jones said, per ESPN's Rob...
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Sam Shields takes Ladarius Gunter under his wing

Green Bay Packers cornerbacks Sam Shields and Ladarius Gunter have something unique in common, even though the former is a surefire starter and the latter is fighting for a spot on the roster.Shields and Gunter both went undrafted out of Miami.This common bond has sparked Shields' interest in Gunter, who has seen quality reps during training camp practices with second-round rookie...
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Packers sign undrafted WR Ed Williams

The Green Bay Packers have added another receiver to their already-deep cast of talented pass catchers. On Monday, the team announced the signing of undrafted free agent Ed Williams.Williams (6-0, 195 lbs.) started his college career at Toledo, then transferred to Fort Hays State in Kansas. He was productive last season, recording 53 receptions for 946 yards and seven touchdowns...
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Quinten Rollins makes debut at Packers training camp

Green Bay Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins participated in his first training camp practice on Monday, after missing the first three practices with hamstring soreness. The team announced his return to the field on Twitter.Rollins, a second-round pick in this year's draft, had been on the non-football injury (NFI) list. Now that he's back in action, he will rejoin the competition...
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Werder Bremen agree fee with AZ Alkmaar for USMNT star Johannsson

United States international striker Aron Johannsson is on his way to the Bundesliga. AZ Alkmaar agreed to send the 24-year-old to German side Werder Bremen for a fee reportedly worth 5 million euros ($5.5M). "Werder Bremen confirmed their interest on Saturday evening and since then it went very quick," AZ technical director Earnie Stewart told the club's website. "They really wanted...
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Debate: Does Dez Bryant need to be a leader on the Cowboys?

He's one of the best playmakers in the NFL and the catalyst for the Cowboys offense. Dez Bryant also throws down in training camp and just signed a new $70 million deal. So does Bryant need to step up and become a leader in Dallas? Petros Papadakis and Peter Schrager hash it out in the video below.
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Carlisle: Mavericks won't rush Wesley Matthews back from injury

Once DeAndre Jordan changed his mind and spurned the Mavericks in free agency to re-sign with the Clippers, Wesley Matthews became the biggest offseason acquisition in Dallas.Matthews was inked to a deal worth $70 million over four years, and coming off of a torn Achilles injury, the Mavericks will do everything possible to protect that investment.“You know, we’ve done research...
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Ayre: Anfield redevelopment will help us compete with rivals

Ian Ayre says the redevelopment of Anfield will allow Liverpool to "compete financially" with their major rivals at home and in Europe. When complete, the renovated stadium will house close to 60,000 spectators and is on course to be ready for the start of the 2016/17 season. Speaking to Sky Sports the Liverpool chief executive said: "The stadium is vital to the health of the club...
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Liverpool winger Ibe says he needs more end product this season

"Self-critical" Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe says he must be looking to contribute a goal or assist in every game he plays for the Reds. The 19-year-old has enjoyed a productive pre-season with Liverpool as he looks to establish himself in Brendan Rodgers' first-team plans. With Lazar Markovic, Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino all competing in similar positions, Ibe is aware that...
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Simpson wins high diving gold at world championships

KAZAN, Russia (AP) The United States won gold and silver in women's high diving at the world championships Tuesday as Rachelle Simpson beat defending champion Cesilie Carlton to the top spot. Diving last into the Kazanka river off the 20-meter board in the final round, former gymnast Simpson landed the highest-scoring dive of the competition - earning 102 points for a total of 258...
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College football is hot in exploding daily fantasy sports market

On the final play of the 2014 BCS Championship Game, Auburn, down 34-31 to Florida State, attempted a desperate series of laterals. The ultimately futile play had no impact on the outcome. Watching from a bar in Berkeley, Calif., though, Hunter Harrison and his friends went nuts. Harrison, 32, was not a fan of either team (he’s an Arkansas native). But when Tigers star Tre Mason...
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MLB Quick Hits: Pitching pair debuts Tuesday

Two top pitching prospects will make their first big-league starts on Tuesday. First, lefty Henry Owens joins a decimated Red Sox rotation at Yankee Stadium against Masahiro Tanaka. The 23-year-old Owens hasn't been quite as impressive as expected this season, posting a 3.16 ERA at Triple A that was accompanied by an unimpressive 103/56 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 122 1/3 innings...
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Timofey Mozgov won't sign contract extension with Cavaliers

Timofey Mozgov is woefully underpaid by NBA big men standards. He's in the final year of a contract that will pay him under $5 million for next season, but we won't be looking to sign an extension with the Cavaliers just yet.Terry Pluto of Cleveland.com explains why:"In four years, the salary cap may double. It's expected to rise about 30 percent in 2016, what I've called 'The Money...
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Bournemouth signs winger Max Gradel from Saint-Etienne

BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) Premier League newcomer Bournemouth has signed Ivory Coast winger Max Gradel on a four-year deal from French side Saint-Etienne. The 27-year-old Gradel joined for an undisclosed fee as Bournemouth prepares for its first ever season in England's top flight. Gradel, who has made 41 appearances for the Ivory Coast, scored 17 goals in 23 appearances for Saint...
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LeBron will attend USA Basketball minicamp, but only for one day

Jerry Colangelo has already said that LeBron James has a spot on the 2016 Olympic team if he wants it.Colangelo has also said that attendance at USA Basketball's August minicamp is mandatory for any player who wants a chance at making the roster, even if they're injured and unable to participate.So, despite the fact that James has a prior commitment, he'll show up in Las Vegas -...
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Triple Olympic champion Domracheva to miss season

MOSCOW (AP) Triple Olympic biathlon champion Darya Domracheva says she will miss the entire upcoming season after being struck down by the illness mononucleosis. The illness had been due to sideline her for several months and the 29-year-old Domracheva decided to take a full-season sabbatical instead, in comments reported by media in her native Belarus. She denies any plans to retire...
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Pochettino thinks Spurs star Kane can be one of world's best strikers

Mauricio Pochettino says Harry Kane "has what it takes" to become one of the world's best strikers and says Spurs can match his ambitions. The England forward netted 31 goals for Spurs last season and manager Pochettino says Kane is delighted to be starting the new season with the club he supported as a boy. The 22-year-old has attracted the interest of a number of clubs but his...
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Barcelona manager Enrique wants Pedro to stay at Camp Nou

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has said he wants Pedro to stay in Catalonia and revealed the player has not expressed his desire to leave. Pedro's release clause has been set at £22million after it was lowered from a staggering £107million earlier in the summer and Manchester United are reportedly keen a move for the 28-year-old. Enrique though is keen to keep hold of the player...
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One & Done: Kevin Melillo walked proudly during his stint with the A's

In the world of sports, athletes often dedicate their entire lives to reaching the pinnacle of their profession, but for many, life at the top can be short-lived. Sometimes all a player gets to experience at the highest level is one minute on the court, one trip to the plate, one shot on goal or one checkered flag, but more often than not, that fleeting moment in the spotlight is...
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Legia awarded win after crowd trouble stops Europa League match

NYON, Switzerland -- UEFA says it awarded Legia Warsaw a 3-0 win after a Europa League qualifying match in Albania was abandoned due to crowd trouble. Legia player Ondrej Duda was struck by an object thrown from the crowd when the Polish side led Kukesi 2-1 early in the second half last Thursday. The third qualifying round, first-leg match was abandoned in the 52nd minute. UEFA says...
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UEFA dismisses Fenerbahce protest over Shakhtar Donetsk doping case

NYON, Switzerland -- UEFA says it dismissed Fenerbahce's protest against Shakhtar Donetsk fielding a player in a Champions League qualifying match who previously tested positive for doping at the Copa America. The 0-0 result stands for the teams' third qualifying round, first-leg match in Turkey last week ahead of the return match on Wednesday in Lviv, Ukraine. UEFA says Shakhtar...
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Ferdinand: Everton defender Stones would be a lunatic to join Chelsea

Rio Ferdinand says John Stones would be a "lunatic" to join Chelsea and sit on their bench, saying Man United are the "right club" for him. The Everton center-back has been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks after the Toffees, who insist he is going nowhere, twice rejected big-money bids from Chelsea for the 21-year-old. Both Manchester clubs have also been linked...
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