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Joey Votto shuts down kid who asks for his batting gloves

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has something of a habit of trolling fans while on the road, and one fan who was at Wednesday’s game revealed his savage response to a young fan asking for a souvenir. The Reds were in San Francisco, and when asked for his batting gloves by what we’re guessing was a Giants fan in the front row, Votto was not having it. Kid asks for Joey...
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Hue Jackson says Browns will give Josh Gordon a fresh start

Josh Gordon will get a clean slate when he returns to the Cleveland Browns, according to coach Hue Jackson. Jackson and Browns executive vice president Sashi Brown both spoke about Gordon on Thursday, and they sound happy to welcome back as long as he stays out of trouble. #Browns Hue Jax said Josh Gordon will have to be accountable. "His slate's clean with….hit the restart button...
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Pierre-Paul won't need to wear club on hand this season

Jason Pierre-Paul appeared in eight games for the New York Giants last year, and the club he wore over his injured right hand may have been one of the reasons he was only able to record one sack. Fortunately, the star defensive end won’t have to worry about that this season. Pierre-Paul told reporters on Thursday that he no longer needs a club, cast or special glove to protect...
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Doc Rivers: Clippers have plan to let Paul Pierce retire as a Celtic

Paul Pierce has yet to make an official decision on whether he will play one more season. If he does retire, the Los Angeles Clippers will let him join the Boston Celtics first. In an appearance on “The Vertical Podcast with Woj” this week, Clippers head coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers said there is already a plan in place that will allow Pierce to retire...
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Report: Yankees have inquired about Chris Sale

The New York Yankees may not be so set on selling as it seemed. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, the Yankees have called the Chicago White Sox about pitcher Chris Sale, and some within the game believe they could look to be buyers before the August 1 trade deadline. Heyman cautions, though, that even if they do jump into the race all the way, they aren’t favorites...
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Vlade Divac: Cousins ‘most dominant player in the world’

Move over, LeBron James. Don’t even think about throwing your hat in the ring, Kevin Durant. The same goes for you, Stephen Curry. DeMarcus Cousins is the most dominant player in the NBA, at least according to Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac. Did we say the NBA? We meant the world. “It’s a no-brainer,” Divac said after Team USA’s rout of China Tuesday night...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ordered to pay $900K to auction house

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is about to be out nearly $1 million after he lost a lengthy battle with a famous auction house. TMZ reports that Abdul-Jabbar has been ordered to pay $900,000 to Julien’s Auctions after a deal between the auction house and Los Angeles Lakers legend went south in 2012. Abdul-Jabbar believed the auction house was supposed to sell around 400 items for him, and...
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Brown responds to Marshall's high-stakes challenge

Brandon Marshall took to social media on Wednesday to challenge Antonio Brown to a high-stakes bet, and the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver is open to accepting. In a video he posted on Instagram, Marshall showed off his New York Jets-themed Porsche and said he recently saw Brown’s photo of his Steelers-themed Rolls Royce. Marshall is proposing that the player with the most...
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Report: NBA team hoping to poach Steph Curry if he can’t play with Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are two of the biggest superstars in the NBA. It would stand to reason that they will be unstoppable as teammates, but at least one team is holding out hope that the exact opposite happens. According to Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, one NBA team is planning on the relationship between Durant and Curry becoming “poisonous.” “There are 29 teams...
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Fitzpatrick on negotiations: I wouldn’t wish it on anybody

Ryan Fitzpatrick signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets on Wednesday, and the 33-year-old veteran is beyond relieved to be able to get back to work. In an interview with Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Fitzpatrick opened up about the contract stalemate that lasted six months and at times seemed like it would never end. “Oh my gosh … it’s been a long six months...
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Report: Geno Smith 'intent' on beating out Ryan Fitzpatrick

The New York Jets have finally reached an agreement with Ryan Fitzpatrick on a one-year, $12 million deal, but that does not mean Geno Smith is ready to accept spending another season as a backup. Smith has been having a good offseason thus far, and NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports that he is “intent” on battling with Fitzpatrick for the starting job. What does the Fitzpatrick...
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Astros reportedly surveying market for catcher upgrade

For the Houston Astros to take the next step in contending for a title, the answer may ultimately wind up coming from behind the dish. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Wednesday, the Astros are surveying the market for an upgrade at the catcher position and have been monitoring Jonathan Lucroy of the Milwaukee Brewers and Derek Norris of the San Diego Padres...
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Report: Mariners showing interest in Jay Bruce

Springsteen played a show in Seattle just last March, but apparently the city is still hungry for Bruces. According to a report by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN on Wednesday, the Seattle Mariners are one of the teams that have recently reached out to the Cincinnati Reds about the availability of outfielder Jay Bruce. The #Mariners are among the teams that have reached out to the #Reds...
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Report: Nats have inquired about Jose Bautista

Do the Washington Nationals need even more star power? Ah heck, why not? According to a report by Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post on Wednesday, the Nationals have inquired about Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista. Ok, this one is crazy and seems unlikely, but: person with knowledge says Nats have inquired about Toronto OF Jose Bautista. He is 10-5. — Barry Svrluga (@barrysvrluga...
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Model files paternity papers saying Julian Edelman impregnated her

A Swedish model named Ella Rose has filed paternity papers in Los Angeles that name New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman as the father of her unborn child. TMZ Sports reports the story and says Rose is about 5.5 months pregnant. Rose and Edelman reportedly have had a casual relationship for about two years, but their relationship was never official. The timing of the...
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Warren Sapp bitten on arm by shark

Warren Sapp recently spent time on an excursion off the coast of Florida in search of lobster. Unfortunately, the trip included an up-close encounter with something other than a lobster. While out on a charter boat, Sapp reached into the water in an attempt to grab a lobster. That's when a shark bit the Hall of Famer, leaving a gash in his arm. Two Conchs Charters, which hosted...
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John Elway: Broncos quarterback competition ‘wide open’

There remains no leader in the Denver Broncos quarterback competition, according to team president John Elway. Elway called the competition between Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian “wide open” when speaking on Wednesday. Elway — QB competiton "is going to be wide open, as Gary said." — Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) July 27, 2016 Coach Gary Kubiak backed this up, but interesting...
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Nick Foles reportedly requests, receives release from Rams

The Los Angeles Rams have released quarterback Nick Foles, reportedly on his request. ESPN reported on Wednesday that Foles asked the Rams to release him, and they honored that request. Foles immediately becomes an unrestricted free agent. ESPN reported that in exchange for his release, Foles agreed to give up some guaranteed money. “We have been in contact with Nick and his representation...
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Baker considering removing Papelbon from closer role?

Jonathan Papelbon may not be long for the Washington Nationals closer role. After Papelbon blew a save on Tuesday night against Cleveland, Nationals manager Dusty Baker seemed to call into question whether Papelbon was the solution in the role. “It’s too soon after,” Baker said of Papelbon’s role after the game, according to Mark Zuckerman of MASN. “I mean, that’s his...
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Greg Hardy struggling to find work, reportedly even in CFL

As Greg Hardy continues to languish on the free agent market in the NFL, it sounds like he can put to bed any hopes of finding a home in the CFL, too. Chris Jones, the head coach of the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders, said Tuesday that the league had told him not to pursue Hardy, who had reached out to the team during the spring. “Greg Hardy inquired to us back during camp...
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Durant: Being cheered by Oracle Arena crowd ‘felt a little weird’

Kevin Durant got a taste of his new home playing for Team USA on Wednesday night, and he admitted that it was all a bit strange. Team USA beat China 107-57 in an exhibition game at Oracle Arena, with Durant scoring 13 points in his new stomping grounds. The crowd gave him a standing ovation when he was introduced, and was greeted by cheers even when he emerged for warmups. “It...
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Report: Odom’s family working hard to get him to go to rehab

Lamar Odom walked out on his family’s attempt at an intervention last week, but that is not stopping those close to him from trying to convince the former NBA star to seek professional help. According to a report from Extra, Odom’s family is searching for “additional options to present to him” that might convince him to go to rehab now that their intervention attempt failed...
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Greg Jennings: Ryan Tannehill has had his hands tied by coaches

Fresh off a season with the Miami Dolphins, Greg Jennings is once again having his say on quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Jennings, who recently announced his retirement from the NFL, said that Tannehill could conceivably be a star, but it’s hard to say definitively given the limitations put on him by Miami. “I believe that he has what it takes, but because his hands have been...
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Enes Kanter blasts writer over Russell Westbrook bashing

Oklahoma City Thunder big man Enes Kanter is looking forward to playing another season alongside Russell Westbrook, and he wants the analysts and talk show hosts who think otherwise to slow their role. During his usual spot on FOX Sports 1’s “Speak for Yourself” this week, Jason McIntyre went off on Westbrook and said nobody wants to play with the star point guard. “He’s...
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Report: White Sox make James Shields available for trade

A matter of weeks after acquiring him, the Chicago White Sox are reportedly willing to move James Shields. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported Thursday that the starting pitcher is available, and that a recent string of good starts could boost his value significantly. James Shields is available via trade, sources say, and #WhiteSox could capitalize on spike in value: 1.71 ERA over...
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