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Jose Mourinho says Eden Hazard better than Cristiano Ronaldo

The Blues are preparing for Tuesday's battle with Barcelona on their US pre-season tour following their penalty shoot-out win over Paris Saint-Germain in their International Champions Cup clash at the weekend. As the players get set to take on the European champions, Mourinho, who coached Ronaldo during his three years in charge at the Bernabeu Stadium, has picked out his Belgian...
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Cardinals hire first female coach in NFL history to work with ILBs

The Arizona Cardinals made potentially a groundbreaking hiring on Monday. Jen Welter, who is the first female to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL, will work with the inside linebackers throughout training camp and the preseason. Welter, 27, played running back and special teams for the Indoor Football League's Texas Revolution in February, becoming the first female...
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Dave Gettleman has no issue with Cam Newton's offseason activities

Watching Cam Newton play Knockerball and flag football may leave fans a bit on edge. According to David Newton of ESPN though, general manager Dave Gettleman isn't one of the people who is concerned in the slightest."They're guys. You can't put them in Bubble Wrap. You just can't do it. It doesn't make a difference who it is. You look at all of these guys across every sport. They...
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Dave Gettleman: 'We feel we've got a stronger roster than last year'

The Carolina Panthers made some offseason additions, but not many that would really blow you away on paper. Still, the Panthers should be a stronger team across the board in 2015, a statement that especially stands true if you ask general manager Dave Gettleman. As David Newton of ESPN reports, Gettleman was in Spartanburg, South Carolina preparing for training camp while answering...
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Wisconsin Assembly leader says new $500M Bucks arena has votes to pass

MADISON, Wis. -- A $500 million plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena has enough votes to pass the state Assembly with help from Democrats, Republican Majority Leader Jim Steineke said Monday. If approved without any changes by the Assembly, the bill would then head to Republican Gov. Scott Walker for his consideration. Under the proposal up for a vote Tuesday, half of the $500 million...
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Wisconsin politician says new $500M Bucks arena has votes to pass

MADISON, Wis. -- A $500 million plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena has enough votes to pass the state Assembly with help from Democrats, Republican Majority Leader Jim Steineke said Monday. If approved without any changes by the Assembly, the bill would then head to Republican Gov. Scott Walker for his consideration. Under the proposal up for a vote Tuesday, half of the $500 million...
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Tigers' Price faces trade rumors again

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - David Price is in a familiar place, just wearing a different uniform, in the days before the major league trade deadline. The Detroit Tigers' 29-year-old left-hander is one of the biggest names - perhaps the biggest name - on lists of players most likely to be traded before Friday's deadline. It's not his first time on the rumor mill. "I've been through...
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Vikings WR Wallace aims for more than just deep throws in offense

MANKATO, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings acquired Mike Wallace for his speed and his experience at the wide receiver position. He came to training camp with more than that. "I've got to take some things from Miami that I don't think I did as well and just try to bring it here and be a better person and a better player. Just lead more," Wallace said. "I think I did a good job of leading...
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Cubs release RHP Edwin Jackson

CHICAGO (AP) The Cubs released right-hander Edwin Jackson on Monday, one week after he was designated for assignment. Jackson, 31, was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 23 relief appearances for the Cubs this season. Signed to a four-year deal worth $52 million before the 2013 season, Jackson struggled badly over his first two years with the Cubs, going 14-33 with a 5.58 ERA and was moved...
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Cubs manager Maddon gets hands-on with struggling Bryant, Castro

Hand-in-hand with the Chicago Cubs' recent downturn has been the hitting slumps of rookie sensation Kris Bryant and shortstop Starlin Castro, a subject of recent trade rumors. During Monday's batting practice session at Wrigley Field before the Cubs were set to start an important three-game series against the Colorado Rockies, the NL West's worst team, Cubs manager Joe Maddon and hitting...
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USOC won't seek $25 million bailout penalty from Boston

BOSTON (AP) Oh, about that $25 million. Don't worry about it, Boston. A U.S. Olympic Committee official said the federation will not pursue payment under a clause in its contract with Boston that put the bid on the hook for $25 million if it pulled out of the running. The USOC and Boston 2024 leaders mutually agreed to end the bid Monday, opening the door for the USOC to possibly...
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Seau lawyer: family won't disrupt Hall of Fame ceremonies

CANTON, Ohio (AP) The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction. Steve Strauss, legal counsel to the Seaus and partner at Cooley LLP, says in an email Monday night that the family ''does not want this issue to become a distraction to Junior's accomplishments...
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William Moore looks to lead the defensive turnaround in Atlanta

The Atlanta Falcons are going to have a new-look defense in 2015. Not only because of new players, but largely due to the hiring of former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as head coach. While the expectations are high, not many are as high as William Moore's, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Albany Herald. “We can go from the bottom of the league to hopefully...
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Julio Jones one of multiple Falcons at luncheon for Charleston church

The Atlanta Falcons are doing their all to reach out to the families and youth group members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. This is the church in Charleston, South Carolina which was tragically attacked on June 17. Nine were left dead after the terrible shootings, and many people from all over the world have reached out to the church and community. According to Vaughn...
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Miami commit rocks Hurricanes gear to Gators camp

Oakleaf High (Fla.) linebacker Shaquille Quarterman may have attended Florida’s Friday Night Light’s football camp, but he refused to adhere to the dress code. The 6’0”, 239-pound four-star Miami commit showed up at the home of the Gators dressed in full Hurricanes attire. Needles to say Quarterman, who is ranked the 180th-best recruit in the nation by Rivals, stood out...
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TCU overrated? Well, someone has to be

Sports Illustrated called TCU the most-overrated team in the Big 12. Not exactly the kind of thing you'd expect of a team that went 12-1 a season ago and was seemingly overlooked and snubbed for college football's first four-team playoff. But think about it – someone has to be the most-overrated and it has to start with a team ranked highly. TCU is the only team that fits that...
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Vladimir Putin implies that Sepp Blatter merits Nobel Prize

"I think people like Mr Blatter or the heads of big international sporting federations, or the Olympic Games, deserve special recognition," Putin said in an interview on Swiss broadcaster RTS. "If there is anyone who deserves the Nobel Prize, it's those people." Putin appeared alongside the outgoing FIFA president during Saturday's World Cup qualifying draw, amid ongoing investigations...
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Hornets want you to celebrate Christmas in July by purchasing this hideous sweater

Once we get past free agency and Summer League, the NBA news cycle slows to a predictable crawl. This is equally true for the teams themselves, who evidently get just desperate for content as the rest of us.Witness the Charlotte Hornets, who took to Twitter to try to sell some of their leftover inventory of ugly Christmas sweaters ... in July. Celebrate Christmas In July...
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Boston 1B Napoli ejected by HP ump

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has been ejected by home plate umpire Toby Basner. Napoli took a called third to end the first inning of Monday night's game against the White Sox, threw his bat down and fired his helmet. The helmet bounced and hit Basner on the leg. The umpire immediately threw out the first baseman. Manager John Farrell came out to argue, but was...
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Pique says Pedro has to decide on whether to stay or leave Barca

Pedro has found first-team opportunities hard to come by following the arrival of Luis Suarez last summer, with the 27-year-old currently behind the Uruguayan, Lionel Messi and Neymar in the pecking order at Barca. Manchester United and Liverpool are among the clubs reportedly linked with Pedro this summer, but Barca president Josep Bartomeu has confirmed the club are yet to receive...
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Clemson coach Swinney: Irish should join a conference or play 13 games

Clemson’s Dabo Swinney lent his voice to Gary Pinkel’s on Monday as the Tigers coach said Notre Dame should either join a conference or play a 13-game schedule, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. On Monday, McMurphy tweeted, “Dabo Swinney agrees w/Gary Pinkel: “Absolutely Notre Dame needs to be in conference or play 13 games to be in @CFBPlayoff." Notre Dame is a partial...
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Seattle believes struggling Rodney tipping pitches

SEATTLE (AP) Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon thinks struggling reliever Fernando Rodney is tipping his pitches, causing some of his problems. McClendon said before Monday's series opener with Arizona that his staff has been watching tape and there are some ''dramatic'' things that stand out and may have helped batters know what pitch is coming from the right-hander. Rodney was...
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Oh, and about Victorino's contract...

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Reports: Giants, Diamondbacks join hunt for Phillies lefty Cole Hamels

As the trade deadline draws nearer, interest in Philadelphia Phillies left-handed ace Cole Hamels is only burgeoning.   As the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers continue to actively pursue Hamels, reports released Tuesday suggest that a pair of NL West teams in addition to the Dodgers have expressed interest in the 31-year-old lefty. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the...
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America's Pregame: Can A-Rod get out from under PED cloud?

It's safe to say the New York Yankees wouldn't be in first place in the American League East without Alex Rodriguez. In fact, under other circumstances, he could even be considered part of the Most Valuable Player discussion. Rodriguez, who turns 40 on Monday, is having a stellar season as the Yankees' designated hitter, batting .277 with a .375 on-base percentage, 23 homers and...
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