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Jeff Van Gundy calls Alvin Gentry 'a really good choice' for Pelicans job

The New Orleans Pelicans had some of the very best coaching minds in the basketball profession to choose from when they picked a head coach this offseason. In the end, Alvin Gentry was the choice. But former New York Knicks and Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy was in the running, and he would have been a solid choice as well. Van Gundy joined his brother Stan on ESPN radio with...
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IOC urges US to come up with another bid city for 2024 Games

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) With Boston no longer in contention, IOC leaders encouraged the U.S. on Tuesday to ''make the right choice'' and put forward a new candidate city for the 2024 Olympics. Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles could fit the bill perfectly, according to several IOC board members. The U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties with Boston on Monday, finally pulling the...
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Tigers' Rajai Davis follows Cardinals people on Twitter - for fun?

Ahh the 21st century. Where somebody's Twitter following list can spark a huge internet rumor.On Monday afternoon, Detroit Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis created some waves by following St. Louis Cardinals players and writers:This, of course, caused a stir on Twitter, but really nothing more than that:
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Crawford homers to back Heston as Giants win again, 4-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer to help rookie Chris Heston win his fifth consecutive decision, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Monday night for their sixth straight victory. Heston (11-5) allowed two runs and five hits over seven innings as the defending World Series champions moved a season-high 11 games over .500 with their...
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Hawks' Paul Millsap honored in home state of Louisiana, makes big donations

It must be nice for Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap to be so close to home. The Hawks forward was born in Monroe, Louisiana, a roughly seven hour drive from Atlanta. It's not a bad trip at all for Millsap whenever he wants to go back.Like last week, for example, when Millsap was back in his home state to be honored in an event that spotlighted "homegrown talent" from the area...
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Bortles aims to master Jags new offense in camp

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles prepares for his second training camp with the team with a simple, yet crucial goal for the month of August. “To come out of camp with a clear ownership of the offense," Bortles said, via Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. "I got a brief overview of it going through the spring and had an opportunity this month to stay on...
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No curse here: Rapper Lil B shares his love for the Atlanta Hawks

You know him as the man who cursed Kevin Durant and James Harden. But Bay Area rapper Lil B the Based God has nothing but love for the Atlanta Hawks.During the playoffs, the Hawks recognized the realness of Lil B's curses, asking the rapper not to curse their franchise as it pushed toward the NBA Finals. Atlanta inevitably fell short, but that wasn't Lil B's fault. He told the...
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Report: Wilson to shut down talks if deal not agreed to by Friday

The days continue to pass, yet there is still no deal in place for Russell Wilson.  Now, John Clayton and Jim Trotter are reporting that Wilson will call off contract talks if a deal agreed upon by Friday when the Seahawks begin training camp. Wilson is slated to make $1.54 million this season in the final year of his rookie deal. He hinted at a possible figure in an interview with...
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It's a beautiful view at Greenbrier before training camp (PHOTO)

It's so close that you can practically smell it. The New Orleans Saints will be reporting for training camp on Wednesday, July 29 at the Greenbrier. For those who'll be there, here's a look at what you'll see from the team's official Instagram account. The view? Well, it just simply doesn't get much better than that. If this image doesn't get you excited for some football, I'm not...
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Report: New Orleans Saints sign two after Junior Galette release

As reported by Evan Woodbery of NOLA.com, the Saints are going about business as usual after the roller coaster ride of releasing Junior Galette. Woodbery reports that the Saints have added both tight end Kevin Brock and guard Cole Manhart to the active roster. The moves come after of course releasing Galette, but also waiving center Mike Brewster with an injury designation. As for...
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Sources: Rockies trade SS Tulowitzki to Blue Jays

The Colorado Rockies have traded shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays, sources have told FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal. Speaking on MLB Network, Rosenthal said that while the return for Tulowitzki is not yet known, he would not be surprised if Jose Reyes is in the deal, and he would also not be surprised if the Rockies next deal outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. More to come
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Braves' Markakis gets standing ovation in return to Baltimore

For the better part of a decade, Nick Markakis manned right field for the Baltimore Orioles.In his first plate appearance at Camden Yards as a member of the Atlanta Braves, the Orioles faithful gave him a standing ovation:The right fielder is currently enjoying a productive season with the Braves. He is hitting .286 with 32 RBI in 97 games with Atlanta.He was known as a consistent...
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A-Rod joins elite club with home run on his 40th birthday

In case you hadn't heard, Alex Rodriguez turned 40 today. To celebrate, the New York Yankees' slugger hit his 24th home run of the season.Consequently, he joined some elite names who have homered both in their teenage years and in their 40's:Not a bad list to be a part of in the slightest.A-Rod is currently enjoying a huge bounceback season with the Yanks after sitting out the 2014...
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The Tampa Bay Rays leave no surprises in their Gatorade showers

Usually, when a player is giving a postgame interview and his teammates give him a Gatorade shower, they try to dodge the icy shower. Not the Tampa Bay Rays.They actually seem to be taking the exact opposite approach.No surprise. Clear warning. No running.For example, check out how casual this postgame bath was after Monday's game:And on Friday:It's certainly different, but hey,...
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Red Sox fans make placeholder for Pedro Martinez' retired number

The Boston Red Sox may be retiring Pedro Martinez' #45 on Tuesday, but fans wanted to see it up there a little bit sooner:Martinez is a Boston legend, enjoying some of the best seasons of his career in that city from 1998-2004.You can expect the newly-inducted Hall Of Famer to receive an ovation that Fenway Park has never seen.
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Report: Blue Jays casting a wide net for starting pitching

There are plenty of starting pitching options on the trade market this July and the Toronto Blue Jays are interested in just about every one of them.According to Jon Heyman, the Jays have Jeff Samardzija, Mike Leake, Mat Latos, Dan Haren, Carlos Carrasco, Mike Fiers, Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross "and perhaps several others."Toronto has been linked to starting pitching for a couple...
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Robert Mathis not yet cleared for training camp

Robert Mathis has vowed to be back on the field by the Colts' season-opener in September, but team owner Jim Irsay said Monday the outside linebacker has yet to receive clearance from doctors to resume on-field activities as he recovers from a torn Achilles tendon.Irsay told the Indianapolis Star that despite the uncertainty surrounding Mathis' return, the six-time Pro Bowler is...
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$175K Mays baseball card reportedly stolen from actor's home

Rob Schneider has made millions as the funny man in movies, particularly in roles opposite Adam Sandler. But the former “Saturday Night Live” cast member is in no mood to laugh after his house was reportedly burglarized over the weekend, with thieves making off with jewelry, a Cartier watch and the priciest item of all … a baseball card worth a reported $175,000. According...
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Bryant's HR in 9th with 2 outs lifts Cubs over Rockies

  Kris Bryant's two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 9-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies 9-8 on Monday night. Colorado had taken an 8-7 lead in the ninth inning on a two-run home run by Carlos Gonzalez, but Bryant hit the second pitch he saw from John Axford (3-4) over the wall in left-center to give Chicago a dramatic victory...
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IOC meetings begin, 2022 Winter Games venue top of agenda

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) The International Olympic Committee executive board meetings have begun, setting the stage for Friday's vote to decide which city will host the 2022 Winter Games. The choice between Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan is the centerpiece of the weeklong meetings in the Malaysian capital. The executive board and later the full IOC membership will also receive...
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Cardinals' Stanton enters training camp with fully healthy knee

Carson Palmer wasn't the only Cardinals' quarterback to suffer through an injury-plagued 2014 season. Backup signal caller Drew Stanton endured his fair share of bad luck, first with a concussion suffered in Week 4 vs. Denver. He went down with a knee injury (MCL sprain) in Week 15 vs. St. Louis, then developed a staph infection that ultimately cost him the remainder of the year...
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Jim Irsay: No pressure from me about Deflategate appeal

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay strongly denied a report last week that said he was pressuring NFL commissioner Roger Goodell not to reduce the four-game suspension handed down to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his role in Deflategate."That's not true at all," Irsay said Monday, via the Indianapolis Star. "I haven't talked to Roger Goodell about Deflategate since...
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Bryant's HR in 9th lifts Cubs to 9-8 win over Rockies

CHICAGO (AP) Kris Bryant's two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 9-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies 9-8 on Monday night. Colorado had taken an 8-7 lead in the ninth inning on a two-run home run by Carlos Gonzalez, but Bryant hit the second pitch he saw from John Axford (3-4) over the wall in left-center to give Chicago a dramatic...
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Wieters' walk-off homer in 11th lifts Orioles over Braves

  Playing at home for the first time since the All-Star break, the Baltimore Orioles honored a part of their past and pulled out a victory they hope will influence their immediate future. Matt Wieters homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Monday on the night Nick Markakis returned to Baltimore. After taking two from Tampa Bay over the weekend...
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Jags WR Greene has improved chemistry with QB Bortles

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Rashad Greene enters his first NFL training camp this week having worked to give himself a leg up during the team's summer break. Greene, a fifth round pick out of Florida State, said he spent the time off after last month's minicamp working out with some of his fellow recievers and second-year quarterback Blake Bortles at a local high school...
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