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Nationals make astute move in acquiring Mark Melancon

It became very clear that the Washington Nationals were going to get a reliever from somewhere prior to Monday’s MLB trade deadline, and they made one of the better moves they could have in acquiring Mark Melancon from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of Fox Sports confirmed Saturday that the Nationals were getting Melancon for left-handed reliever Felipe Rivero...
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WATCH: Bautista bat flip will be available as NHL 17 celebration

Jose Bautista’s bat flip heard around the world will be available as a goal celebration in EA Sports’s NHL 17. Video from an early build of the game shows that the developers have actually captured the iconic moment from the 2015 playoffs quite well. So Jose Bautista's bat flip as a goal celebration in #NHL17 is apparently a very real thing. #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/NtCSKY2wE5...
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Tony Romo training camp picture leads to fat jokes, concern

An unflattering photo of Tony Romo taking the field at Dallas Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, Calif. on Saturday went viral and led to concern from some fans that the quarterback is overweight. Photographers and other media members took pictures and video of Romo and other Cowboys running onto the field Saturday: Tony Romo and the #Cowboys take the field for the first time this...
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DeAndre Hopkins roster bonus puts holdout in question

Veterans were scheduled to arrive at Houston Texans training camp at midnight, but DeAndre Hopkins did not report. That’s because the talented wide receiver is unhappy with his current contract and holding out for a new one. ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Tania Ganguli report the news about Hopkins and say the receiver actually showed up at camp Friday but took some belongings from...
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Report: Indians, Rangers have asked about Carlos Beltran

The New York Yankees are reportedly fielding calls on Carlos Beltran from multiple teams. The Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers have reportedly both asked about the Yankee outfielder, though the team remains hesitant to sell. both indians & rangers have talked about beltran. but they'd have to top the draft choice. plus, trading CB means giving up — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman...
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Report: White Sox could trade David Robertson

Most of the trade rumors surrounding the Chicago White Sox have centered around Chris Sale, but he doesn’t sound like the only pitcher the team has on the market. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported Friday that closer David Robertson is very much available in a deal. Source: There's "a real possibility" the White Sox trade David Robertson. Plenty of contenders ...
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Former NFL LB Armstrong, wife reportedly killed by 16-year-old son

Former NFL linebacker Antonio Armstrong and his wife Dawn were reportedly shot and killed by their teenage son at their home in Houston early Friday morning. According to The Houston Chronicle, police responded to shots of gunfire at the Armstrong family’s town home at around 1:30 a.m. Both Antonio and Dawn had been shot in their bedroom, with Dawn pronounced dead at the scene...
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D’Angelo Russell, girlfriend Niki Withers back together?

Los Angeles Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell and his girlfriend Niki Withers had what was described as a “mutual” breakup earlier this month, but it appears it didn’t last very long. According to TMZ, Russell and Withers, a USC volleyball player, broke things off because they felt they were growing apart. They reportedly went to dinner recently to talk things over and...
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John Gibbons says Blue Jays are talking Rich Hill trade with Oakland

Here’s a new double entendre to the saying “The rich get richer.” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons appeared on MLB Network Radio with Jim Duquette on Friday and revealed that the team is engaged in talks with the Oakland Athletics about the possibility of a trade for veteran lefty Rich Hill. Gibby confirmed that they're talking to Oakland about Rich Hill — Jim Duquette (...
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Mariners GM says Taijuan Walker will not be traded

Unfortunately, it looks as though Walker, Texas Ranger will remain just a TV series for the foreseeable future. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said on Friday that the team will not be moving young right-hander Taijuan Walker at the trade deadline, per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. #Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto: “We’re not currently discussing Taijuan (Walker) with anybody...
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Wade says Riley did not push him out of Miami

Dwyane Wade tried to clear up the stories that it was Pat Riley who drove him out of Miami. Wade, introduced to the Chicago media on Friday, said that his hometown was where he wanted to be. Wade: "Let’s clear up the notion Pat Riley orchestrated me getting out of in Miami. This is a place I wanted to be." — Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) July 29, 2016 Wade on Riley:...
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Brown, Marshall are apparently serious about their car bet

Brandon Marshall seems to be quite serious about his bet with Antonio Brown — so serious, in fact, that they’re negotiating the terms. As we told you, Marshall and Brown were proposing a bet on which of them got the most receiving yards in 2016, with the winner getting the loser’s very expensive car. Were they serious? According to Marshall, you bet they were. “We spoke...
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Aldon Smith checks into rehab

Aldon Smith has checked into rehab, days after a video of him appearing to smoke a marijuana blunt made the rounds on the internet. TMZ Sports reports the news about Smith, who is suspended by the NFL for a year due to past transgressions. Smith has been in rehab before in 2013 after two DUI arrests, but the 49ers allowed him to join the team after he completed his stay. It’s...
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Report: Nationals, Pirates discussing possible Mark Melancon trade

Congratulations to everyone who put money on the prop bet of the Washington Nationals pursuing an alliterative closer. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Friday, the Nationals are discussing a potential Mark Melancon deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Multiple other teams are also said to be in on Melancon and the Nationals are pursuing Royals reliever Wade Davis...
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Cyborg Santos post-surgery skull photos are eerie

Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos underwent a lengthy surgery on Wednesday to help repair his fractured skull, and he later shared photos of the results of the procedure. The Brazilian MMA fighter lost to Michael Page at Bellator 158 in London on July 16 and had his skull crushed on a flying knee. There was literally a dent in his skull, as photos showed. But thanks to Bellator,...
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McClain does not show up for Cowboys’ training camp

The Dallas Cowboys have placed Rolando McClain and Randy Gregory on their reserve/did not report list after the two did not travel with the team to Oxnard, Calif. for training camp. The difference is they only know what’s going on with one of those players. McClain did not join the Cowboys for their team flight to Oxnard on Thursday. That was a concern because it was unexpected...
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Lacy, Starks could split carries to start season

There may be something of a running back by committee in the Green Bay Packers backfield this season. ESPN’s Rob Demovsky appeared on SiriusXM’s Next Level Fantasy Football show and told host Mike Clay that the Packers could use Eddie Lacy and James Starks to split carries, particularly at the start of the season. Rob said Packers “didn’t give Starks $3M /year to not...
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Andre Johnson agrees to two-year deal with Titans

Andre Johnson’s AFC South tour is nearly complete. According to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN on Friday, Johnson has agreed to a two-year deal with the Tennessee Titans, who will help absorb some of the money he is still owed by the Indianapolis Colts. Tennessee Titans are signing WR Andre Johnson, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 29, 2016 Titans...
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Redskins GM injures hand punching wall in frustration

The injuries to the Washington Redskins are having negative effects on the team beyond just the players who are hurt. Washington GM Scot McCloughan actually injured his hand punching a wall in frustration after learning that first-round pick Josh Doctson had an Achilles’ tendon injury. Former Washington TE Chris Cooley, who is a radio host, shared the story of McCloughan’s...
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Report: Nationals would give up Lucas Giolito to get Andrew Miller

How desperate are the Washington Nationals to get some relief help? The answer appears to be very desperate indeed. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Nationals would be willing to trade top prospect Lucas Giolito in a one-for-one deal to acquire Yankees reliever Andrew Miller. Sources who have spoken with #Nats believe they would trade Lucas Giolito to #Yankees for Andrew...
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Martellus Bennett has funny quote about working with two QBs

In his first season with the New England Patriots, Martellus Bennett has to learn to play with two starting quarterbacks. That might be a challenge for some guys, but Bennett isn’t concerned about building chemistry with Jimmy Garoppolo while Tom Brady is suspended. As Bennett said on Friday, he’s juggled two girlfriends at the same time before. How hard can it be do do it with...
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Report: Offer Brewers received for Ryan Braun not good enough

The Milwaukee Brewers are fielding some hits on outfielder Ryan Braun, but so far, they reportedly haven’t been offered anything that would compel them to move him. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball said that the Brewers had received one offer for the outfielder, but dismissed it as “terrible.” brewers have received at least one off for ryan braun. found at least that...
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Joey Bosa reportedly will not report to Chargers camp amid contract dispute

Joey Bosa’s NFL career is off to an inauspicious start. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Bosa will not be in training camp on Friday as he still has not signed a rookie contract with the San Diego Chargers. Bosa has already missed OTAs and the team’s mandatory minicamp, and now he’ll miss the start of training camp. The holdup is reportedly largely over the deferred payment...
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Gordon defends friendship with 'good friend' Manziel

The Cleveland Browns have likely spoken to Josh Gordon about the company he keeps in his free time, which most infamously includes Johnny Manziel. No matter how you look at it, the Browns can’t be thrilled about Gordon hanging out with their former quarterback. But that doesn’t mean Gordon is just going to ditch his good buddy. On Thursday, Gordon told reporters at training...
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Geno Smith on Ryan Fitzpatrick coming back: ‘I’m kind of pissed off’

Geno Smith has reportedly looked sharp during offseason workouts, and he may have been getting used to the idea of being the starting quarterback for the New York Jets once again. You can understand why he would be disappointed that the team re-signed Ryan Fitzpatrick, but apparently “disappointed” isn’t a strong enough word to describe it. While speaking with the media from...
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