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Each MLB team’s top performer this season

Every baseball team needs a star — someone who can pace the team either offensively or defensively — or perhaps both. On the pitching side, a star can be the ace of a staff or the stopper in the bullpen.Here’s a list of each MLB team’s top performer so far in 2017.Arizona Diamondbacks — Paul GoldschmidtOne of the league’s most complete first basemen, Goldschmidt remains...
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Cardinals WR John Brown’s recovery hampered by sickle cell trait

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown has been limited in training camp by a quad injury, and the receiver’s sickle cell trait apparently has slowed his recovery.Brown was a strong performer as a rookie in 2014 and then had a breakout 2015 season where he had 1,003 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. Last year his stats were almost cut in half as he battled a hamstring injury...
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Report: LeBron, Kyrie were cordial during Miami encounter

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were reportedly cordial during an encounter in Miami over the weekend.Much has been made in recent weeks of the alleged frosty relationship between Irving and James. Irving has reportedly grown tired of playing alongside the four-time MVP. James was reportedly not pleased with Irving claiming James' camp leaked Irving's trade request.James was in Miami...
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Cowboys to limit Jaylon Smith’s snaps in first preseason game

The Dallas Cowboys are planning to take things slowly with Jaylon Smith.Smith is set to make his preseason debut for the Cowboys in Saturday’s game against the Colts. Team executive Stephen Jones says that Smith’s snaps will be limited in the game. It’s understandable why the Cowboys will limit Smith early on. The 22-year-old is coming back from an awful knee injury sustained...
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Rams working with Nike to develop shoe to help Sammy Watkins

The Rams have begun taking measures in an effort to ensure their new offensive weapon is on the field as much as possible.Last week, the Rams sent cornerback E.J Gaines and a draft pick to the Bills for Sammy Watkins and a draft pick. Watkins has shown the ability to be a game changing receiver during his three years in the league. However, he has also had two surgical procedures...
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Red Sox fan sends funny tweets after botching first pitch

Boston Red Sox fan Jordan Leandre sent some really funny tweets after his botched ceremonial first pitch prior to Wednesday’s Red Sox-Cardinals game went viral.Leandre, a Ewing’s sarcoma survivor who sang the national anthem and ran the bases around Fenway Park as a kid, threw out the first pitch while surrounded by the 1967 Red Sox. He sailed his pitch over his catcher, and...
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Broncos reportedly giving Paxton Lynch more first-team reps

Read into it what you will, but the Denver Broncos are reportedly spending the week taking a long look at Paxton Lynch.According to Mike Klis of 9News, the second-year quarterback is getting “considerably more first-team reps” than he has at any point in the offseason.It is unclear what this means, especially as, according to Klis, Trevor Siemian has largely outperformed Lynch...
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Freeze reportedly made escort-type calls while on recruiting trips

More information has emerged regarding the Hugh Freeze scandal at Ole Miss, and a new report points to the former football coach establishing a pattern of making escort service-type phone calls while on recruiting trips.Freeze resigned as the head coach at Ole Miss last month amid a report that he made phone call to an escort service. Freeze tried to dismiss the phone call as being...
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Kevin Durant weighs in on LeBron James/Cavs situation

LeBron James’ increasingly uncertain future with the Cleveland Cavaliers has everybody talking, including his NBA peers.Kevin Durant had a spirited back-and-forth on Twitter with rapper/comedian Lil Dicky on Wednesday over whether or not the Cavs should trade James amidst the growing rumors that he will be leaving the team next summer. Of course, James has a full-no trade clause...
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Shane Mosley blames botched elbow surgery for decision to retire

Former three-division world champion Shane Mosley is calling it quits at age 45 after nearly two-and-a-half decades of fighting, but he blames a botched surgery for robbing him of what could’ve been several more years in the ring.In an interview with ESPN’s Dan Rafael on Wednesday, Mosley said that an elbow procedure gone wrong was what forced him into retirement.“I had a few...
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Dana White: Mayweather-McGregor on track to be biggest PPV ever

Skeptics may be viewing the upcoming Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight as a spectacle, but that’s not stopping the fight from potentially becoming the biggest pay-per-view bout in history.UFC president Dana White spoke on a conference call with the media Wednesday about the fight. On the call, White said that the fight is tracking to be the biggest ever on pay-per-view...
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LeBron James camp strongly denies report he intends to leave Cavaliers

Sources close to LeBron James are strongly denying a report that surfaced Wednesday stating that the star forward is certain to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers when his contract expires.On Wednesday, a report emerged stating that James was “100 percent leaving,” with his relationship with order Dan Gilbert irreparably broken. Sources close to James, however, dismissed this story...
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Brock Osweiler to start Browns’ second preseason game

Hue Jackson has made it official: Brock Osweiler will start the Cleveland Browns’ second preseason game. Another interesting note is that DeShone Kizer may be moving up the depth chart too.According to Jackson, Osweiler will be followed by Kizer and then Cody Kessler when the Browns face the Giants on Monday night. Jackson specifically says that Osweiler “deserves” to get the...
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Sean Payton explains Saints’ decision to fire orthopedists

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton explained why the organization parted ways with a pair of orthopedists.It was widely reported that the orthopedists, Deryk Jones and Misty Suri, were fired in light of a significant misdiagnosis of cornerback Delvin Breaux. Breaux was found to have a fractured fibula after the team doctors diagnosed him with a contusion. Payton contended that...
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Tyrann Mathieu has funny quip about Cardinals’ wide receiver struggles

Wide receiver play has not been a strong suit for the Arizona Cardinals so far this year at training camp, and Tyrann Mathieu has his theory as to why.Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians took to the press on Monday to rip his receivers for their sorry showing at camp.“I must’ve been seeing things back in the spring when I said we had 12 guys who could play in the NFL,” said Arians...
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Report: Bulls expected to buy out Wade in next few months

Dwyane Wade’s days in Chicago appear to be numbered.Nick Friedell of ESPN reported on Wednesday that the Bulls are expected to agree to a buyout with Wade “at some point in the next few months.”The 35-year-old Wade, who put up 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game for Chicago last season, opted into $23.8 million for the 2017-18 campaign earlier this summer. But...
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Report: Marlins open to Giancarlo Stanton trade talks

Now that they know who their next owners will be, the Miami Marlins can begin assessing the future of their franchise — and it’s not clear whether Giancarlo Stanton will be a part of it.According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Marlins are now “willing to engage” in trade talks about Stanton, but nothing appears to be in the pipeline. Stanton’s value may never be higher...
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Dikembe Mutombo: Joel Embiid is ‘like my son’

The kinship of Philadelphia 76ers big men runs rather deep.Retired NBA great Dikembe Mutombo told Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated on Wednesday that he sees star Sixers center Joel Embiid like a son and prays daily for the 23-year-old and his healing. Mutombo presumably sees a lot of himself in Embiid — both of them were born and raised in Africa before going on to attend college...
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NFLPA calls out NFL ‘hypocrisy’ in latest statement

The NFLPA is not taking the NFL’s accusatory statements lying down.After the NFL slammed the NFLPA in a statement Wednesday over Ezekiel Elliott’s domestic violence case, the players’ union offered a strongly-worded response to the league’s accusations of misinformation and victim-blaming. The union does not hold back, accusing the league of “hypocrisy” and claiming they...
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Chick-fil-A in new Falcons stadium will be closed on Sundays

Seven of the Atlanta Falcons’ eight home games at their new stadium this season will be held on Sunday, which means one very important thing for fans at the Mercedes-Benz Dome — there will be only one opportunity to eat Chick-fil-A during the regular season.As ESPN’s Darren Rovell notes, there is a Chick-fil-A restaurant inside the NFL’s newest venue. Of course, all Chick...
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Jim Mora thinks Josh Rosen will stay at UCLA after 2017

UCLA coach Jim Mora has a rather interesting prediction about quarterback Josh Rosen’s NFL Draft future.At the moment, Mora believes Rosen will elect to pass on the NFL Draft in 2018 and stay with the Bruins for his senior season.“My firm belief is that he will not leave,” Mora told Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports on Sunday. “I don’t think he’ll leave. I want a disclaimer...
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Gary Sanchez credits A-Rod, J-Lo for helping him through slump

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez has endured a lot of criticism over his defense recently, but he got through it with the help of two very famous mentors.Sanchez talked about how he had lunch with former Yankee Alex Rodriguez and his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, both of whom helped him work through his defensive slump.“We talked about pretty much everything,” Sanchez said...
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Jose Fernandez statue may not be built with new Marlins ownership

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria had plans to construct a statue outside Marlins Park honoring the late Jose Fernandez, but there’s a chance the tribute may never be completed with the team now being sold.Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the building of the Fernandez statue is “very much in question” since it will not be completed before the new ownership group...
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Padres’ Jered Weaver announces retirement from baseball

Jered Weaver is hanging them up.The veteran starting pitcher announced Wednesday that he is retiring effective immediately after 12 seasons in the majors.“I’ve decided to step away from baseball,” Weaver said in a statement released by the team. “While I’ve been working hard to get back on the mound, my body just will not allow me to compete like I want to. Many thanks...
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NFL rips NFLPA for ‘shameful’ victim blaming in Elliott case

The battle over Ezekiel Elliott’s domestic violence suspension is getting very ugly, even between the NFL and its players’ union.In a statement issued Wednesday, the league was extremely critical of the NFLPA, accusing them of spreading “derogatory information” about Elliott’s accuser Tiffany Thompson and outright suggesting the union engaged in victim-blaming tactics in...
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