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Sonnen: McGregor needs to cut 27 pounds to make weight

If the rumors are true, then Conor McGregor is going to have to drop some significant weight ahead of his UFC 189 fight against Chad Mendes. And he's going to have to do it before Saturday. Former UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen appeared on "The Jim Rome Show" on Friday and told the host he saw McGregor recently and thought he looked huge. In fact, he looked 27-extra-pounds...
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Nation's top athlete, Demetris Robertson names his favorite schools (VIDEO)

Having already committed to Alabama last season before deciding to step back from that commitment in the spring, many assumed Georgia athlete Demetris Robertson may have moved on to other options. However that does not appear to be the case.  While in attendance at this week's The Opening, Robertson gave an update on his recruitment to ESPN.  "I know Stanford and Alabama are two...
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Cano's game-winner gives Seattle 7-6 win over Detroit

SEATTLE (AP) -- Robinson Cano lined an RBI single into the right-field corner with one out in the 11th inning, giving the Seattle Mariners a 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Cano lined a 2-1 pitch from Detroit left-hander Ian Krol (1-2) that one-hopped off the wall. It was the first walk-off hit for Cano since Aug. 28, 2009, with the New York Yankees. Austin Jackson...
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Kaaya scores a spot on Maxwell Award watch list

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya continues to score some preseason love as the rising sophomore was named to the Maxwell Award watch list on Tuesday. In 2014, Kaaya threw for 3,198 yards and 26 touchdowns, both of which were Miami freshman records, and was named the ACC Rookie of the Year. In all, a total of 80 players were named to the Maxwell Award watch list, 20 of which...
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Top-pick Strome enjoys being a Coyote

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Fans got to see top pick Dylan Strome skate in a Coyotes jersey for the first time Tuesday at the team's prospect development camp at the Ice Den. The Coyotes signed the 18-year-old Strome, the No. 3 overall selection in last month's NHL Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract Monday. "I'm going to go out there and do what I do best," Strome said. "I am going...
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Ray outduels Gallardo in D-backs' win

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Robbie Ray gave Arizona a glimpse of the future and Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale liked what he saw. Ray took a shutout into the eighth inning to outpitch Texas' Yovani Gallardo, and the Diamondbacks beat the Rangers 4-2. Ray (3-4) pitched four-hit ball with one walk over a career-high 7 2/3 innings. The rookie didn't give up a hit until Elvis Andrus' single...
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Top 2017 prospect flips commitment from Miami to Florida

The Miami Hurricanes suffered disappointment on two different levels on Tuesday as Kadeem Telfort, one of the premiere offensive linemen prospects in the state of Florida for 2017, not only decommitted from the team, he committed to an in-state rival.Which was soon followed by:Ouch. So why the switch? Telfort spoke with Rivals regarding his change of heart."It was because of the...
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Tuesday's Sports In Brief

WOMEN'S WORLD CUP LOS ANGELES (AP) Carli Lloyd looked out over the cheering mob of U.S. women's national team fans and raised an arm in triumph. ''It feels great to wake up as a world champion, and that feeling won't ever get old,'' Lloyd said. The home celebrations got underway for the World Cup winners on Tuesday. The Americans were welcomed to downtown Los Angeles by an estimated...
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Cain, Pence power Giants past Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Matt Cain pitched six innings of two-hit ball in a triumphant return to AT&T Park for his first win in nearly a year as the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 3-0 to end their seven-game losing streak. Hunter Pence drove in two runs after being activated from the disabled list earlier in the day and made a sparkling defensive play in the sixth inning...
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McIlroy's absence dominates talk at Scottish Open

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) All the talk at the Scottish Open is about a player who isn't even here this week. Rory McIlroy was supposed to be the main attraction at the tune-up to next week's British Open at St. Andrews. But the golf-loving Scottish public has been denied the sight of the world's top-ranked golfer after he injured his left ankle in a soccer kick-about with friends at...
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Warriors sign 1st-round pick Kevon Looney to rookie contract

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Golden State Warriors have signed first-round draft pick Kevon Looney to his rookie contract. The Warriors announced the signing late Tuesday night. Looney is expected to play in the team's first summer league game in Las Vegas on Friday. There had been some concern about whether Looney would be able to play because of a previous hip injury. Warriors general...
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Padres' Justin Upton robs Andrew McCutchen of a home run (VIDEO)

Padres outfielder Justin Upton may have made the catch of the year on Tuesday. The All-Star outfielder leaped over the left field wall at the Pirates' PNC Park to rob fellow All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen of a home run. It preserved a 2-1 lead for the Padres during the fifth inning of the game. According to ESPN, it was the first time in Upton’s career that he had robbed...
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Reds' Cueto makes case for ASG spot in 2-hitter vs. Scherzer, Nats

WASHINGTON In a matchup against Max Scherzer and the first-place Washington Nationals, Johnny Cueto lifted his game to another level — perhaps that of an All-Star. Cueto pitched a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts, Joey Votto homered and drove in three runs and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Nationals 5-0 Tuesday night. The potential pitching duel between Cueto and Scherzer never materialized...
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Velasquez sent to Double-A despite feeling 'comfortable' with Astros

Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow is well aware of the importance of preserving the arms of young pitchers like Lance McCullers Jr. and Vincent Velasquez.That's why the Astros optioned Velasquez back to Double-A Corpus Christi after he pitched well in Tuesday's loss to the Cleveland Indians: to keep him fresh. Velasquez made six starts with the Astros since his promotion...
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Billingsley pitches Phillies to 7-2 victory over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Chad Billingsley won for the first time in over two years, against his old team, Jeff Francoeur homered and drove in three runs, and the last-place Philadelphia Phillies beat the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 Tuesday night. Billingsley (1-2) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings in just his third start in 25 months to earn his first victory since...
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Howie Long donates $1 million to Villanova athletics

Villanova's athletics facilities will be getting a facelift thanks to a donation from NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long, according the NFL Network's Gil Brandt.Long is the only Hall of Famer in (current) Big East football history.(h/t Big East Coast Bias)
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Miss Kentucky is sister of Butler basketball player

Jackson Davis didn't see much playing time on the court for Butler last season, but with Kameron Woods graduation, he could see some more time this year.However, he didn't make the most headlines in his own family this offseason. Nope, that distinction would go to his sister, Clark, who was crowned Miss Kentucky on Saturday night.So, it looks like the Bulldogs will have a rooting...
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With tarp out of control, McCutchen and other Pirates come to rescue

PITTSBURGH -- Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen made quite a play -- during a rain delay. The grounds crew at PNC Park was trying to put the tarp on the infield Tuesday night when the game between Pittsburgh and San Diego was delayed by bad weather in the third inning. Heavy winds and rain caused the tarp to start swelling, and a member of the grounds crew was swallowed up...
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Astros' Lowrie making progress in injury rehab, but return not imminent

Shortstop Jed Lowrie has been out of action for the Houston Astros since late April after a ligament tear required thumb surgery. Despite his absence, the club has maintained its lead in the AL West, thanks in part to the efforts of young phenoms like Carlos Correa and Preston Tucker.  MLB.com's Brian McTaggart updated Lowrie's situation on Tuesday, and by all accounts the road...
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Matt Ryan finally gets some love on a recent QB ranking list

More often than not, it seems that Matt Ryan almost gets overlooked, or just doesn't get enough love for the work he does on the field. The man dubbed "Matty Ice" has put up some impressive numbers throughout his NFL career, but according to Andy Benoit of MMQB, he may be in for even bigger things in 2015. When ranking all 32 quarterbacks heading into 2015, Benoit gave some major...
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Brewers' Cravy loses in second big league start

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brewers' pitcher Tyler Cravy thought his major league debut was better than his first start at Miller Park. A.J. Pierzynski homered among his three hits, Manny Banuelos earned his first major league win and the Atlanta Braves beat Milwaukee 4-3 Tuesday night. Cravy (0-2) started in place of Matt Garza, who went on the disabled list Monday. Cravy gave up three runs...
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Former Canisius great Bob MacKinnon passes away

The Canisius Golden Griffins lost a special member of their family this week.Bob MacKinnon, a former Canisius College student-athlete, coach and athletic director, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the age of 87. A member of the first induction class to Canisius’ Sports Hall of Fame in 1963 and a member of the Canisius graduating Class of 1950, MacKinnon was the head coach and...
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UNC named on final lists for top 2016 talent

North Carolina basketball has experienced some turmoil as of late, but as far as the 2016 recruiting class is concerned, it appears to be coming up all Tar Heels.ESPN college hoops insider Jeff Goodman went on a tweeting spree earlier rattling off the top choices for the class of 2016. See how UNC is faring for yourself:2016-17 could be a special year in Chapel Hill.
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NC State juggles roster, coaching roles in bumpy offseason

Going into the offseason, it looked as though North Carolina State had it all figured out.After a prosperous tournament run that saw the Wolfpack upset Villanova in the Round of 32, plenty of key players were returning.Until they weren't.There was the unexpected departure of all-conference guard Trevor Lacey for the NBA draft and the transfer of forward Kyle Washington to leave behind...
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Pujols, Trout homer as Angels score 10 or more in third straight

DENVER The Los Angeles Angels' once-struggling offense is heating up. All-Stars Albert Pujols and Mike Trout hit two of Los Angeles' four home runs and the streaking Angels routed the Colorado Rockies 10-2 on Tuesday night. Matt Joyce and Chris Iannetta also went deep as the Angels jumped on Colorado starter Chad Bettis for 10 runs in just 2 1/3 innings to win their fourth straight...
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