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Manchester United 'have been trying to sell van Persie since January'

Manchester United have been trying to sell Robin van Persie since January, according to his former Netherlands team-mate Pierre van Hooijdonk. Van Persie said early last month that both he and United were 'evaluating his situation' at Old Trafford, and the striker has since been linked with several clubs across Europe. Besiktas are the latest club to express their interest in signing...
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Marlins' Jose Fernandez on 2015 debut: 'There's going to be emotions'

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernadez has been waiting for Thursday for 14 months, and he admits it will be hard to contain his emotions when takes the mound for the first time since his Tommy John surgery. "I know I have to stay calm," Fernandez said, per the Miami Herald. "But probably it's going to be really hard. I don't think it's going to happen. I've got to control my emotions as...
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Michael Cuddyer won't be placed on DL, anxious to return to Mets

The New York Mets haven't had much luck with injuries this season, but they caught a break on Wednesday, when they discovered that outfielder Michael Cuddyer's knee injury won't send him to the disabled list. Cuddyer, who felt increasing discomfort in his left knee in the Mets' game on Tuesday, underwent an MRI Wednesday that showed that he has not sustained any substantial damage...
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Report: Mets' David Wright could be cleared for limited activities next week

David Wright won't be returning to the New York Mets at the All-Star break as general manager Sandy Alderson had hoped for, but he might not be too far off if everything goes to plan for Wright in the coming weeks. The New York Post reported Wednesday that Wright, who has spinal stenosis, has made "significant progress" in strengthening his back and "there is a strong possibility...
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Nationals' Williams talked to Bryce Harper about not running out fly ball

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is known for his passionate and energetic play, but sometimes the young star gets frustrated and doesn't run out a ball put in play, which manager Matt Williams reminded Harper he doesn't approve of in the slightest. In the Nationals' game on Tuesday, Harper was thrust under the spotlight after he failed to run out a fly ball he hit to...
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Watch Kyle Lohse tackle Ryan Howard while running out a hit

Wednesday night was a strange night for Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse, not just because he notched three hits but also because of the bizarre series of events that occurred on his last one. With the Brewers leading the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-2, in the top of the sixth, Lohse, who already had two hits on the night, led off the inning by aggressively hacking at the first pitch...
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US files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials

ZURICH (AP) The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested as part of a corruption probe in Zurich in May, Swiss officials said Thursday. Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice said the requests were received July 1, within the 40-day deadline required. They are based on a U.S. federal probe into alleged bribery and racketeering...
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USA requests Swiss authorities to extradite seven FIFA officials

The United States has asked Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials who were arrested in May as part of an investigation into alleged corruption, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice has announced. Six of the seven, including FIFA vice-president and former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, were arrested during a dawn raid on a Zurich hotel days before FIFA's Congress, plunging...
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Former Arsenal midfielder Diaby holding talks with FC Dallas

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Manchester United are trying to sell striker Robin van Persie in secret, claims former Netherlands forward Pierre van Hooijdonk who believes his compatriot was offered to Fenerbahce as early as January...
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Switzerland: US seeks extradition of 7 FIFA officials

BERLIN (AP) Swiss justice officials say they have received a formal request from the United States to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich in May. The Federal Office of Justice said Thursday the requests were received July 1, within the deadline required by a bilateral treaty. They are based on a U.S. probe into alleged bribery worth more than $100 million involving...
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Swiss say US has filed formal request to extradite 7 FIFA officials arrested in May

BERLIN (AP) Swiss say US has filed formal request to extradite 7 FIFA officials arrested in May.
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Padres-Cardinals Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals should be at the forefront of discussions if baseball entertains the idea of bringing the designated hitter to the NL. Jaime Garcia has been pushed back in the rotation for a second time, giving Tim Cooney the opportunity to make his second major league start Thursday night against the slumping San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium. Adam Wainwright tore his left...
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Dodgers manager Mattingly cites communication as key to relationship with front office

While there seems to have been an uneasy relationship in Anaheim between the front office and the dugout as evidenced by the recent departure of Angels GM Jerry Dipoto, things seem much better up the 5 freeway in Los Angeles. According to the Orange County Register, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly noted that communication between him and the front office is key. He said:“Andrew ...
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Coach: Pressure's off Japan in World Cup final against US

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The pressure is off now that Japan gets the opportunity to defend its Women's World Cup championship. And not even the prospect of facing the suddenly surging United States in the final in Vancouver on Sunday is enough to worry Norio Sasaki. Japan's coach was in a philosophical mood after his normally fluid-passing team showed uncharacteristic tentativeness...
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Cardinals beat the rain but not the White Sox in 7-1 loss

ST. LOUIS -- Melky Cabrera homered to back a strong outing from Jose Quintana, and the Chicago White Sox pulled away late to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 Wednesday night in a game interrupted by three rain delays. The Cardinals lead the majors with a 51-26 record and had a six-game winning streak entering the two-game series but were held to a single run in each of the two losses...
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Rockies-Diamondbacks Preview

Three of baseball's hottest hitters in June weren't able to add to their success on the first day of July. Given their run in this season series, Paul Goldschmidt and Troy Tulowitzki may change that in a hurry. Goldschmidt will try to help the Arizona Diamondbacks avoid their longest home losing streak since April on Thursday night when they take on Tulowitzki, Nolan Arenado and...
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Tiger fans get hype with 'This is Auburn' preview (VIDEO)

The hot long summer is upon us and fall Saturdays are either a distant memory or an ensuing dream to many but for Auburn fans, football Saturdays are always on the mind. With that in mind, the Auburn Tigers have released a preview video designed to get you ready for the what could be a season to remember on The Plains, featuring former players, fans young and young at heart and...
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Mavs lose Chandler as Suns lock up him, Knight

The Phoenix Suns took care of their top offseason priority by bringing back Brandon Knight and added veteran frontcourt leadership in the form of Tyson Chandler. Knight agreed to a five-year, $70 million deal, people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Chandler agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal, the people said on condition of anonymity because...
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Giants catcher Buster Posey passes concussion test

Giants catcher Buster Posey had a scare on Wednesday night. He took a foul tip behind the plate during the fourth inning and said he felt “off.” He later left the game. According to reports, he passed a concussion test. Per CSN Bay Area, Giants manager Bruce Bochy spoke about the condition of his catcher: “We think he’s going to be fine, but we’ll check on him tomorrow...
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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

SOCCER BERLIN (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said in a magazine interview that he is not corrupt and that he has a ''clear conscience'' despite corruption investigations into world soccer's governing body. ''Whoever accuses me of being corrupt has to prove it to me first. But nobody can do that because I'm not corrupt,'' Blatter told Thursday's edition of German weekly Bunte...
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Padres' Kemp doesn't blame fans for booing

With the Padres being shutout twice in a row and the team being limited to four hits over the past two games, at home, some fans at Petco Park began booing on Wednesday afternoon. Padres blog Gaslamp Ball points out that in an interview after the game, right fielder Matt Kemp didn’t mince words about it. He said he didn’t blame the fans for reacting that way. He even said, ...
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Former NFL star tackles overgrown field for football camp

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) The weeds and wild grass rose well above Reggie McKenzie's knees as the former NFL star walked the field bearing his name in the small Detroit enclave of Highland Park. With two weeks until the start of the youth football camp he's been running for four decades, the city-owned field had yet to be mowed - and something had to be done. McKenzie, who starred...
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Quintana paces White Sox to 7-1 win over Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) Melky Cabrera homered to back a strong outing from Jose Quintana, and the Chicago White Sox pulled away late to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 Wednesday night in a game interrupted by three rain delays. The Cardinals lead the majors with a 51-26 record and had a six-game winning streak entering the two-game series but were held to a single run in each of the two...
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Tennessee the only SEC team to have commit and counselor at Elite 11 finals

The Elite 11 finals will be held next week, July 5-10, during Nike's The Opening camp, which features many of the top prospects in the nation coming together at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. The camp also invites top college performers from around the nation to help mentor and instruct the next generation of college talent. Of the 18 high school quarterbacks represented...
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Dan Straily to make Astros debut Friday vs. Red Sox

The Houston Astros obtained right-hander Dan Straily in the off-season in the trade that brought Luis Valbuena to Houston and sent Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs, but he hasn't yet suited up with the Astros...until now.  The club announced on Wednesday that Straily will be called up in time to pitch on Friday night at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox. Straily is filling...
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