Bengals' Dalton drowns out the boos from All-Star softball game

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was at the receiving end of some boos from his hometown fans during last month's celebrity softball game during Major League Baseball's All-Star Week, but heard plenty of applause, especially after a pair of home runs.  Dalton discussed the incident during his first session with reporters at training camp on Friday.  "They didn't boo when I hit my...
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Cardinals' Garcia, a tough critic, not satisfied with latest outing

Jaime Garcia is tough to please. At least when it comes to evaluating his owner performances. The lefty returned to the rotation last week after missing a month with a groin injury, yet even after a two-hit outing over five-plus innings Sunday, he wasn't happy. "I've got to do a better job in five innings," Garcia told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as he described frustrating control...
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Suh takes Dolphins rookie Phillips under his wing

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- For about three weeks preceding the start of Miami Dolphins training camp, rookie defensive lineman Jordan Phillips and his fiancee were on a vacation of sorts in Oregon. They were together about 22 hours a day. The other two hours of Phillips' time was owned by Ndamukong Suh. When the new defensive leader of the Dolphins asked Phillips -- this year's second-round...
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Tigers' new prospect JaCoby Jones has three-homer game for Double-A Erie

The Detroit Tigers traded closer Joakim Soria to the Pittsburgh Pirates last week in exchange for prospect JaCoby Jones, a player that not many fans had heard of. That all changed on Sunday when Jones, a 23-year-old shortstop, hit three home runs for the Tigers' Double-A affiliate, the Erie Sea Wolves. Check out the videos: The Richton, Mississippi native was a third-round pick out...
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Scioscia confident in Angels' chances of a turnaround

It's been a rough past week or so for the Los Angeles Angels. Not only did they potentially lose starter C.J. Wilson for the remainder of the season due to an elbow issue, but they were swept by their geographic rival Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend, have lost six straight games and enter Monday four games back of the Houston Astros in the West. Despite it all, manager Mike...
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Benitez confident Bale and Benzema will remain at Real Madrid

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez remains confident Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema will both still be at the Bernabeu this coming season despite ongoing speculation about their futures. Bale has long been linked with a move to Manchester United and, with Angel di Maria poised to leave Old Trafford for Paris St Germain, fresh talk about a possible bid for the world's most expensive...
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DeSean on rookie WR Jamison Crowder: He'll make some big plays

A disappointing NFL Combine dropped rookie wide receiver into the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, and the Washington Redskins snapped him up. They think they might have gotten a steal, and the early results are very positive. Crowder has made an early impression on coaches and now teammate DeSean Jackson has joined in the praise of Crowder.The Redskins are giving Crowder the...
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Whether Rousey vs. 'Cyborg' happens is up to the UFC and Justino

Two things off the bat - First, I want to see Ronda Rousey fight InvictaFC 145 pound champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino. Second, the UFC should have a 145 pound women's division. Reasoning for wanting the former is simple enough. "Cyborg" is a dangerous, great champion at 145 pounds, and Rousey has beaten the best at 135 pounds. As for the latter - Well, most importantly, there are so...
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OSU has a new-look helmet for 2015

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True Detective "Black Maps and Motel Rooms" Review

2015 has provided television viewers with plenty of excitement, plenty of joy, and sturdily taped boxes full of drama. It's been a very fun year to be a fan of this medium. And then there's been True Detective. For seven weeks, we've discussed Nic Pizzolatto's drama and as we sit six days away from the finale, I'd like to apologize to all of you. I don't know many of you by name...
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Panthers DT Lotulelei carted off field with foot soreness

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Panthers starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was carted to the locker room with his right foot taped in ice. It's the same foot that Lotulelei fractured in January, preventing him from playing in the team's NFC divisional playoff game against Seattle. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Monday after practice the 2013 first-round draft pick has been experiencing...
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Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman doesn't mess around with wildlife

For Josh Norman of the Carolina Panthers, there's no taking risks heading into a contract year. At least, no risks off the field itself.  We've seen Eric Berry admit to being ridiculously scared of horses, according to Dan Hanzus of Apparently, though, Berry isn't the only NFL player to admit to being afraid of animals, as Norman has his own fears. As David Newton of ESPN...
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Fitzgerald won't rush QB decision for Wildcats

The Northwestern Wildcats find themselves coming into the 2015 season with a quarterback battle after losing veteran quarterback Trevor Siemian to graduation. The ‘Cats have a three man race going between senior Zack Oliver, sophomore Matt Alviti, and redshirt freshman Clayton Thorson that will rage on during fall camp. During Big Ten Media Days, Pat Fitzgerald was asked when he...
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Phenom Marte off to fast start with Mariners

The Seattle Mariners called up 21-year-old infield prospect Ketel Marte in time for this past weekend's series in Minnesota, and he did pretty well in his first few games with the club. On Sunday, manager Lloyd McClendon was rewarded for putting Marte in the leadoff spot, as he went 3-4, got on base four times and scored the go-ahead run in the 11th inning.  Afterward, McClendon...
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Triple Crown winner jetting home to California after Haskell

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) American Pharoah is on the road again. The Triple Crown winner is headed home to California the morning after a 2 1/4-length victory in the $1.75 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in New Jersey on Sunday. The brilliant colt owned by Ahmed Zayat was led around the barn a few times before being vanned to Atlantic City Airport, where he was to board a private...
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Penguins' Bonino records hole-in-one to celebrate big week

Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino certainly had a memorable week.After being acquired by the Penguins in a three-player deal with the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday, Bonino continued his good fortune four days later by reportedly making a hole-in-one.Bonino confirmed on Twitter that he recorded the ace at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., however many of his followers couldn...
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Bill O'Brien stands up for Houston's quarterbacks

Bill O'Brien is well aware of the perception that the Houston Texans quarterback situation isn't in line with the other standout areas of the football team. Yes, the Texans have what looks once again to be an elite defense and running back Arian Foster is coming off a season where he ran for more than 1,200 yards. But the idea that Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett aren't capable quarterbacks...
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Bigger, better 2015 in store for Rams' Robert Quinn?

Robert Quinn has been nothing short of dominant during his young career in St. Louis thus far. But he wants more. “I have to push myself to start faster, do whatever I can to figure it out, and, I don’t know, maybe get 20 [sacks] -- or whatever the number may be,” Quinn said, via “I just set my bar so high, that way I can constantly continue to reach. And if I reach...
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Things you don't want to hear: Darrell Waltrip looks at a wild weekend at Pocono

When you are in a race, there are certain things a driver, crew chief or team doesn't want to hear. One is the crew chief saying "Caution's out," and the spotter responds, "Yeah, and we're wrecked." You also don't want to hear your driver say, "I'm out of gas." That's about as sick of feeling a team can ever have when you are trying to stretch that fuel but it doesn't work. You know...
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Hosszu of Hungary sets world record in 200 IM at swim worlds

KAZAN, Russia (AP) Katinka Hosszu has set a world record in the 200-meter individual medley at the world swimming championships. The Hungarian led all the way and touched in 2 minutes, 6.12 seconds to win gold Monday night. Hosszu, who trains in the United States and is coached by her husband Shane Tusup, covered her mouth with her left hand and cried as she stared at the clock...
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(WATCH) CFB's largest video board turned on at Auburn

With just over a month until the home opener against Jacksonville State, Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium is officially home to college football's largest video board, as the school powered on its enormous screen for the first time Friday. The new video board is 190 feet wide and 57 feet tall, a whopping 10,830 square feet of screen. Texas A&M previously had the largest video board...
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NHRA: Jack Beckman, Antron Brown collect wins at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. -- Jack Beckman won the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday for his second straight victory and fifth of the season, beating Tommy Johnson Jr. on Sunday in the Funny Car final. Beckman had a 4.037-second run at 310.63 mph in a Dodge Charger to pull away from Johnson. Beckman also received a 20-point bonus this weekend for setting the national elapsed-time record of 3.921...
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Tigers' Daniel Norris makes great diving catch (VIDEO)

It didn't take long for Daniel Norris to make a name for himself with his new team. The recently acquired starting pitcher had an impressive Tigers debut, allowing one run, four hits and a walk in 7 1/3 innings during Sunday's win over the Orioles. Not only did Norris deal on the mound, he made a stellar defensive play for the Tigers in the second inning -- a diving stop off the...
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Duffey gets passport delivered after big league call-up

TORONTO (AP) Minnesota Twins pitcher Tyler Duffey wasn't entirely prepared when he got called up to the major leagues for the first time. The right-hander, who opened the season at Double-A, didn't have his passport with him when the Twins promoted him from Triple-A Rochester and picked him to start against the Blue Jays in Toronto on Wednesday. Early Sunday morning, Duffey's father...
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Vikings face backlash after 'shameless' Family Day Tweet

Saturday was Family Day at Minnesota Vikings training camp, so the team shared a photo of a player kissing his son on its official Twitter account.It would have been a touching post, if the player chosen for the photo wasn't running back Adrian Peterson, who spent 15 games on the NFL's exempt/commissioner's permission list for his involvement in a child-abuse case last season.It...
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