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Meyer, Herbstreit set to take part in MLB All-Star Game festivities

The MLB All-Star Game is coming to Ohio the second full week in July, and that means the Queen City will host the annual Legends and Celebrity Softball Game on July 13 with a pair of Ohio State football connections.  Coach Urban Meyer was announced Tuesday as one of the participants, joining previously announced player Kirk Herbstreit, a former Ohio State quarterback who has gone...
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Report: Gasol will only meet with Grizzlies in free agency

Those hoping for Marc Gasol to leave the Memphis Grizzlies and join their favorite team should probably move on to other fantasies.According to ESPN's Marc Stein, it's all but set in stone that he'll come back:"Sources told ESPN.com that Gasol will instead host a contingent of Grizzlies officials in his native Spain on Wednesday morning," Stein writes, "raising the possibility that...
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Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman

NEW YORK (AP) Nike Chairman Phil Knight plans to step down, and says he wants President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him. Knight, 76, says he plans to stay involved with the company after he steps down as chairman. Parker has been Nike's president and CEO since 2006. Nike Inc. says it expects to name a new chairman in 2016, but no specific date was set for Knight's departure....
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When Don Mattingly hung up the spikes

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Meyer explains why long snapper got Ohio State offer

Although the wisdom of giving a four-year scholarship to a high school long snapper might be debatable, Urban Meyer's competitiveness is not.  The Ohio State football coach proved as much again in explaining to 2015 OSU signee Liam McCullough why he was upgrading an offer to be a preferred walk-on to to one for a full scholarship last year after Michigan State stepped up with the...
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Some early spreads shrinking for Ohio State football

Defending champion Ohio State is the favorite to win the national championship in 2015, but were some of the opening lines a bit too optimistic?  RJ Bell of Pregame.com notes that while the Buckeyes remain plus-375 to take home the title, the Golden Nugget lines for their games against Penn State, Michigan State and Michigan have all moved over the past week.  After opening as...
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Fake notes give players voice in Ohio State QB derby

Urban Meyer has not done much to give away who he might think will win the starting quarterback job at Ohio State this fall. Heck, he might not even have a guess himself.  But he got some unsolicited advice Monday night from an old friend while making an appearance at a fundraiser near Bowling Green, the northwest Ohio school where he got his first head coaching position in 2001...
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Fantasy 15 Podcast: Fantasy Baseball Advice for June 30

The much-anticipated return of Jose Fernandez is nearly here. The young Miami Marlins ace will make his season debut Thursday against the San Francisco Giants after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2014. Fox fantasy owners are primed and waiting, with Fernandez already owned in nearly 90 percent of leagues. Forget about giving Fernandez a game or two to shake the rust off. In the...
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Report: LeBron wants Cavs to sign Mike Dunleavy

When it comes to friends and foes, LeBron James is happy to convert one to the other.According to ESPN's Marc Stein, you can add Mike Dunleavy of the Chicago Bulls to the list of James' rivals he wants to join him. Dunleavy is a free agent this summer, and LeBron has signaled that he'd be happy to have him sign with his Cleveland Cavaliers.Dunleavy and the Bulls have already made...
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Mike Miller exercises player option for Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin has announced that Mike Miller is staying with the team.An old teammate of LeBron James with the Miami Heat, Miller's past season in Cleveland saw him in decline. He was all but a non-factor in the team's playoff run, but he's still considered a valuable asset for his relationship and experience with James through multiple titles...
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Cavs extend qualifying offers to Thompson, Shumpert and Dellvedova

The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to have an expensive summer, any way you slice it. Guess you can't blame them for trying to find any refunds they can.Matthew Dellavedova, Tristan Thompson and Iman Shumpert are among their many free agents. All three played very well for them in their run to the 2015 NBA Finals, too.That's why the Cavs have extended qualifying offers to each of...
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Source: Spurs pushing trade for Brendan Hayward

In order to clear enough cap space to sign a max-level free agent like Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, the San Antonio Spurs still need to clear a ton of cap space. It's a somewhat complicated dilemma, and several things need to go San Antonio's way for them to entertain the idea of adding an MVP candidate to their frontcourt. According to the San Antonio Express...
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Report: Wizards aren't expected to trade Nene

Washington Wizards big man Nene is no stranger to trade rumors, but it doesn't appear he'll be changing teams this offseason. Nene will be on the final year of a deal worth $13 million this season, but he may be tough to move this offseason.Here's more from J. Michael at CSN Washington: The Wizards, CSNwashington.com has confirmed through two persons with knowledge of the situation...
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Randy Wittman says Wizards need a better stretch 4

After a strong season and a nice run in the playoffs, the Washington Wizards will most likely make small tweaks to their roster instead of large overhauls. Given their lack of flexibility under the salary cap, the Wizards will probably make small additions in free agency.What does Wizards head coach Randy Wittman think the team needs in order to become more competitive against the...
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Justin Bethel talks about issue of racism and Confederate flag

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel was born in South Carolina. The recent shooting at the historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina really hit home for Bethel. His father, Chris, is a minister and musician who performs at churches across the country.  “It’s definitely scary,” Justin Bethel said, via ESPN.com. “You’re in church and you’re praising the...
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Cardinals place RHP Matt Belisle on 15-day DL

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-handed reliever Matt Belisle on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation, retroactive to June 28. Right-hander Marcus Hatley's contract was purchased from Triple-A Memphis. To make room on the 40-man roster, reliever Jordan Walden was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. The 35-year-old Belisle is...
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Reds' Hamilton stealing bases at rapid rate

  Everyone knows Billy Hamilton is fast. Everyone knows he is going to try to steal bases. However, knowing what he going to do and stopping him from doing it are two very different things – a lesson the National League is learning the hard way over and over again this season. In the Reds' Monday night victory, Hamilton stole four bases – bringing his total to 40 this year....
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Hernan Crespo appointed coach of Modena in Italy's Serie B

MODENA, Italy (AP) Italian Serie B club Modena says it has appointed former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo as its new coach. Crespo, who had been coaching the youth squad of Parma, the club where he played twice during his playing career, has signed a one-year contract with an option for a further two years. Crespo, who turns 40 on Sunday, joins a club that finished 18th in the...
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Cardinals place Belisle on DL

  Right-hander Matt Belisle is now on te 15-day disabled list, according to Cardinals.com. The Cardinals placed the reliever on the DL with right elbow inflammation and called up Marcus Hatley – another right-hander – to fill the roster spot. (h/t Cardinals.com) Photo Credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images  
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Brewers getting ready for July 31

  While the Brewers are in the midst of a rough season on the field, there are plenty of people in the background working to make sure disappointing seasons like this are few and far between. Ultimately it is up to the general manager to make moves and assemble the roster, but he can't do that without the help of Zack Minasian, the Brewers pro scouting director. Since the Brewers...
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Casey McGehee designated for assignment by Giants

MIAMI (AP) Casey McGehee, the NL Comeback Player of the Year in 2014, will need another comeback. The veteran infielder was designated for assignment Tuesday by the San Francisco Giants shortly before they began a three-game series at Miami. The Giants purchased the contract of infielder Ehire Adrianza from Triple-A Sacramento. McGehee, 32, lost his starting job at third base to...
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FIFA president Blatter will not travel to Canada Women's World Cup final

FIFA president Sepp Blatter will not travel to Canada for the final of the Women's World Cup, the world governing body has said. The 79-year-old Swiss would ordinarily present the trophy to the winning team's captain in Vancouver, but his appearance had been in doubt with Blatter reportedly under investigation by the FBI as part of ongoing probes into alleged FIFA corruption. On...
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Report: Butler cancels meetings with other teams after Bulls offer max

Chicago Bulls fans should not be worried about Jimmy Butler's free agency.The breakout 2014-15 All-Star has been offered a maximum contract by the Bulls. Chris Broussard of ESPN reports that a five-year deal worth in excess of $90 million is already on the table. Broussard also says that Butler has called off all meetings with other teams.This makes sense because Butler can now only...
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Duquesne coach Jim Ferry receives contract extension

PITTSBURGH (AP) Duquesne men's basketball coach Jim Ferry signed a contract extension on Tuesday as his rebuilding project with the Dukes continues. Terms of the extension were not disclosed. Ferry is 33-58 in three seasons at Duquesne, including a 12-19 mark in 2014-15. The Dukes went 6-12 in the Atlantic 10 last winter and won an opening round game in the Atlantic 10 tournament...
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Labor Department sues trainer Asmussen, stable over wages

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Trainer Steve Asmussen is being sued by the U.S. Labor Department, which alleges his stable didn't pay overtime since at least 2012 to grooms and hot walkers who worked more than 40 hours in a week. The federal lawsuit filed last week in Louisville accuses Asmussen and KDE Equine of violating federal wage law and also says two employees were improperly treated...
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