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Le’Veon Bell suspension reportedly result of ‘several’ missed drug tests

The missed drug test that led to Le’Veon Bell’s suspension was apparently not an isolated incident. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Bell missed “several” drug tests that led to his four-game suspension. Bell plans to appeal, and the league will give him the opportunity to explain why he missed the tests. However, if the suspension is the result of multiple missed...
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Orioles, Padres reportedly talking trades involving Melvin Upton, Andrew Cashner

The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly in the hunt for two players the San Diego Padres have put on the trade block. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Orioles are engaged in discussions with the Padres over outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. and pitcher Andrew Cashner. Source: #Orioles pursuing #Padres’ Cashner in addition to Upton. Separate deals. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal...
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Oklahoma City store selling Kevin Durant Thunder jerseys for 48 cents

Kevin Durant is most certainly not an $88 player. And that’s because he’s actually a $0.48 player. According to a report by Darren Rovell of ESPN on Friday, Academy Sports+Outdoors, a sporting goods store in Oklahoma City, is selling Durant Thunder jerseys at an insane 99 percent discount. Normally priced at $69.99, the jerseys were marked down to just 48 cents before being...
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Report: Rangers pushing trade efforts for Sale

Remember the report from Thursday saying that the Chicago White Sox turned down a “king’s ransom” for Chris Sale? We have to wonder if that offer came from the Texas Rangers. MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers are making a serious effort to acquire the southpaw pitcher. Chicago reportedly wants power hitter Joey Gallo and 23-year-old infielder Jurickson Profar...
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Russell Martin day-to-day after sauna-related mishap

There is an epidemic of weird injuries ripping through baseball, with Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin the latest victim. According to manager John Gibbons, Martin will miss a few days after injuring his knee in the shower — because he became lightheaded from staying in the sauna for too long. Gibbons on Martin:Russ was in sauna yesterday, was in too long, got lightheaded...
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Report: Jay Bruce drawing trade interest

It turns out that there may be a new Bruce Almighty in town. According to a report by Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball on Friday, Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is drawing trade interest from many teams around the league, including the Indians, the Dodgers, the Rangers, the Blue Jays, and the Nationals. The 29-year-old Bruce is batting .263/.314/.530 for Cincinnati this season with...
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Luis Scola isn’t a fan of the rent prices in New York

Moving to New York City can be a major culture shock for many, but it’s the cost of living that does the trick for new Nets power forward Luis Scola. In an interview with Marc Berman of the New York Post on Thursday, Scola opened up about his excitement to live in New York but singled out the rent prices as the one fly in the ointment. “I think New York is one of the best cities...
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Report: Nationals ‘want in’ on Chapman sweepstakes

The Washington Nationals are looking to make a big splash before the trade deadline. Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post reported Friday that the Nationals “want in” on the Aroldis Chapman market. Best Nats trade info: They want in on Chapman. Others very interested. Won't give up Giolito, Turner, Robles, Lopez. — Barry Svrluga (@barrysvrluga) July 22, 2016 Chapman...
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Celtics reportedly unwilling to give up much for Jahlil Okafor

The Boston Celtics’ ongoing quest to find the right deal to cash in on all their assets continues to prove fruitless. According to a report by Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday, Boston is unwilling to give up much to acquire Sixers center Jahlil Okafor, citing in part concern with Okafor’s various off-court incidents of the last year. The Celtics have been...
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Darren McFadden hopes to return in preseason

The Dallas Cowboys suddenly have to be concerned about the running back position entering training camp. Darren McFadden is recovering from a broken elbow he sustained in June. Reports said he was likely to miss two months to recover after undergoing surgery, which placed his timetable for a return at potentially mid-to-late August during the preseason. Bleacher Report’s Jason...
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Art Jones, brother of Jon Jones, suspended four games for drug violation

Arthur Jones, the brother of UFC fighter Jon Jones, has been suspended the first four games of the upcoming NFL season for a violation of the league’s drug policy, the league announced Friday. The failed test marks the latest in a string of disappointments since Jones signed with the Indianapolis Colts. Jones signed a five-year, $33 million deal with the Colts prior to the 2014...
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Dave Stewart not commenting on report of managerial change

Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart is not commenting on reports of a managerial change being imminent. The chatter about the Diamondbacks firing Chip Hale and replacing him with Triple-A manager Phil Nevin originated from a comment on a blog post on Dodgers Digest. The comment came from the same person who had the news of Zack Greinke signing with the Diamondbacks...
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New Vikings stadium vandalized by pedestrian days before ribbon-cutting ceremony

The Minnesota Vikings held their ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new home, U.S. Bank Stadium, on Friday. Unfortunately, they had to do it with a gaping hole in one of the windows thanks to an unruly passerby. According to Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, sometime before Wednesday morning, a vandal threw a rock through a window at the new stadium, putting a hole...
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Report: Royals have interest in Nick Markakis

The Kansas City Royals are on the fringes of the playoff race, but they are still looking at potential upgrades. One of them is reportedly Braves outfielder Nick Markakis, whom Kansas City is looking at, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Markakis fits in well with how the Royals build. He’s a contact-hitting outfielder who hits left-handed and doesn’t rely on power. He has...
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Ezekiel Elliott domestic violence 911 call released

Audio from the 911 call Tiffany Thompson made on Friday morning to report domestic violence allegations against her boyfriend Ezekiel Elliott has been released. In the recording, Thompson is remarkably calm and says she has been beaten up by Elliott for the past five days. Thompson accused Elliott of assaulting her Friday morning in a parking lot in Columbus, Ohio. The Dallas...
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Report: Blue Jays scouted Sabathia, Cashner

An arms race is brewing in Toronto. According to a report by Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, the Blue Jays sent scouts to watch both CC Sabathia and Andrew Cashner in their respective starts on Thursday. Heyman notes that the move could be an indication that Toronto is trying to acquiring another starter in order to shift All-Star right-hander Aaron Sanchez into a bullpen role...
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Report: Elliott told police ex's injuries were from bar fight

The woman who accused Ezekiel Elliott of assaulting her filed two reports with police on Friday morning, and the rookie running back has denied that any of the allegations are true. As we learned earlier, Elliot’s ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson told police the former Ohio State star attacked her while she was sitting in the driver’s seat of her parked car on Friday. That was...
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Report: Rodman a 'person of interest' in hit-and-run

For those of you who are wondering what Dennis Rodman is up to these days, the only thing we can tell you is that he may or may not have been involved in a recent hit-and-run. TMZ is reporting that Rodman has been named a “person of interest” in a hit-and-run investigation in Santa Ana, Calif., following a collision early Wednesday morning. California Highway Patrol reported...
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Draymond Green takes plea deal in assault case

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has reached a plea deal in his assault case and will not face jail time for the recent incident. Officials announced Friday that Green’s charges have been reduced to a noise violation, for which he will have to pay a $500 fine, according to Christopher Haxel of the Lansing State Journal. He is also ordered not to contact alleged victim...
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Yankees have reportedly considered cutting Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira

The possible rebuild of the New York Yankees could claim two very high profile victims. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, Yankees higher-ups have discussed potentially releasing first baseman Mark Teixeira and DH Alex Rodriguez. Teixeira is gone after the season anyway, with his contract set to expire. Rodriguez, though, is still signed through 2017 and owed $21...
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Report: Cowboys do not believe allegations against Elliott

The Dallas Cowboys reportedly believe the woman who has accused Ezekiel Elliott of assaulting her is not telling the truth. A woman who claims to have lived with Elliot while the two were dating told police in Columbus on Friday that the former Ohio State star assaulted her while she was sitting in the driver’s seat of her parked vehicle. According to Clarence Hill of the Fort...
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Dennis Green ‘they are who we thought they were’ rant revisited (Video)

The NFL lost a legend on Friday with the passing of former Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green, who died of cardiac arrest at age 67. Green was one of the more well-liked figures in football. While most will remember him for bringing us one of the most incredible rants of all time, he was also a heck of a coach. In 10 seasons with the Vikings, he compiled...
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Michael Vick says he would only sign with contender

Michael Vick is hoping to play at least one more season in the NFL, but that does not mean he is desperate enough to take any offer that comes along. While speaking to reporters at the HoopTee Celebrity Golf Classic in Charlotte earlier this week, Vick said he is not giving up hope despite still being a free agent with training camp about to begin. He also said he would not just...
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Woman accuses Ezekiel Elliott of assaulting her, shares photos

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been accused of assaulting his former girlfriend, and the woman shared photos of her alleged injuries on social media Friday. According to a police report obtained by TMZ, a woman claiming Elliott was formerly her live-in boyfriend told Columbus police on Friday morning that Elliott assaulted her while she was sitting in the driver’s...
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Report: Le’Veon Bell facing four-game suspension for missing drug test

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is reportedly facing the possibility of a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. As Dan Graziano of ESPN reports, the situation is somewhat unique. Bell did not test positive for anything, but rather missed a drug test. The Steelers have known for weeks that he could be facing a suspension and are awaiting...
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