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Angels reportedly listening to offers for Hector Santiago

Make room on the southpaw trading block for Hector Santiago. According to a report by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN on Monday, the Angels are listening to trade inquiries that have been made for Santiago. Add Hector Santiago to the list of available starters. Several clubs have inquired about him, and the #Angels are listening. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 25, 2016 The 28-year...
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Jason Williams calls Charles Barkley a ‘loser’ over Kevin Durant criticism

Former NBA point guard Jason Williams had some very strong thoughts about Charles Barkley in a recent interview. Williams spoke to Mike Ortiz Jr. of DYST Now and was asked if he would have gone to the Golden State Warriors had he been in Kevin Durant’s shoes. “Ah man, you can’t put me on Kevin Durant’s level first and foremost,” Williams said. “If I was Kevin Durant...
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Report: CJ McCollum agrees to max contract with Blazers

CJ McCollum’s wallet just got a lot fatter. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Monday, McCollum has agreed to a four-year, $106 million contract extension with the Portland Trail Blazers. The deal comes with no options and no trade kickers. Portland guard CJ McCollum has reached agreement on a four-year, $106M maximum contract extension, league sources...
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Jags GM: Greg Hardy workout was to 'do our homework'

Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell clarified why the team brought embattled free agent defensive lineman in for a free agent visit. Caldwell said that the Jaguars were simply doing their due diligence on potential improvements. “It was an opportunity for us,” Caldwell said, via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. “Here was a guy who was a franchise...
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Josh Gordon reinstated by NFL, suspended four games

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will be reinstated for the 2016 season. As NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported first, the NFL has approved Gordon’s reinstatement but the 25-year-old will have to begin the year by serving a four-game suspension. #Browns WR Josh Gordon is being reinstated, source said. He’s suspended for the first 4 games. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
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Aldon Smith denies appearing in video with marijuana blunt

Aldon Smith has seemingly denied that he appeared in a video that showed someone smoking marijuana on a social media account that is known to belong to him. Smith, who signed a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders in April, sent the following tweet on Monday after the video went viral Sunday. Good try, not me — Aldon Smith (@AldonSmith) July 25, 2016 Smith has been using...
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Report: Cromartie may be forced to retire due to hip issue

Antonio Cromartie is still a free agent with training camp set to begin this week, and it sounds like he may have no luck finding work before the season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that teams are concerned about a lingering hip issue Cromartie has been dealing with. The injury is a big part of the reason there has been little interest in the 32-year-old veteran. The last...
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Report: Ryan Fitzpatrick given multiple offers by Jets

The New York Jets are still trying to get Ryan Fitzpatrick back in the fold, and they’ve reportedly made him an array of offers to try to make it happen. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets have made Fitzpatrick at least one other offer in addition to the reported 3 year, $24 million contract that was on the table. Given that Fitzpatrick has yet to accept...
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Aroldis Chapman reportedly traded to Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly agreed to a deal with the New York Yankees that will land them Aroldis Chapman. MLB insider Jon Heyman is reporting the Yankees will get Cubs No. 1 prospect Glyber Torres, an infielder, as well as outfield prospect Billy McKinney, pitcher Adam Warren and one other player who has not yet been named. A report over the weekend claimed another team had...
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Julian Edelman is dating Adriana Lima?

Maybe Julian Edelman really is trying to copy everything Tom Brady does. Barstool Sports reported over the weekend that Edelman is dating Brazilian supermodel and actress Adriana Lima. Barstool founder Dave Portnoy, who owns a home in Nantucket, Mass., said Edelman and Lima were spotted getting cozy together on the island recently. According to TMZ, Edelman and Lima met at the...
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NFL clears Peyton Manning in HGH investigation

The NFL has cleared Peyton Manning of wrongdoing after a seven month investigation into allegations that he used HGH. In a statement released by the league on Monday, the NFL said that it found “no credible evidence” that Manning was given or used HGH or any other banned substance. NFL announces Peyton Manning is cleared in the Al Jazeera/HGH investigation pic.twitter.com/IpzdXTFucH...
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Report: Bosh's camp 'angry and suspicious of Heat's intentions'

The situation between Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat has gotten quite complicated as questions remain about the 11-time All-Star’s health. With Bosh still taking blood thinners, some wonder if he will ever be able to play in the NBA again. And if he does, do the Heat even want him? Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports that there are some within Bosh’s camp who are “angry...
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JJ Watt pens dramatic letter to fans about back injury

J.J. Watt is going a bit stir crazy while sidelined with a back injury that is expected to keep him out more than 10 weeks. Over the weekend, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year killed some time by writing a hand-written letter to Houston Texans fans thanking them for their support. In the note, Watt vowed to be back on the field, “very soon.” pic.twitter.com/x54zmB0ide...
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Le’Veon Bell vows to win appeal: ‘I’m not going to miss games’

Le’Veon Bell does not expect the Pittsburgh Steelers to begin the 2016 regular season without him. In fact, the star running back guarantees he’ll be on the field. On Monday, Bell responded to an Instgram post that poked fun at him over his impending four-game suspension. “I’m not going to miss games, trust me,” he said, per Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...
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Andre the Giant drank six bottles of wine before match?

In addition to being one of the most well-known professional wrestlers of all-time, Andre the Giant was also a legend when it came to consuming alcohol. There are countless stories about the 550-pounder drinking more than 100 beers in a sitting in hotel lobbies, but apparently he liked to catch a good buzz before getting into the ring, too. In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times...
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Rangers reportedly expressing interest in Edinson Volquez

If the Texas Rangers are looking for some World Series experience this trade deadline, here’s one way they can get it. According to a report by Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News on Sunday, the Rangers are expressing interest in Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez and even sent their entire inner circle of front office personnel to watch Volquez’s most recent start against...
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Aldon Smith appears to post marijuana smoking video on Periscope

Aldon Smith may be hearing from the league soon after it appeared he posted a video on Periscope of him smoking a marijuana blunt. Smith, who signed a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders in April, has been broadcasting on a Periscope account under the name “Ricky” and an account named “ravenga.” Periscope is a social media service that allows a user to live-broadcast...
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Dallas Cowboys' team employee bus involved in fatal crash

A Dallas Cowboys-owned team bus was involved in a fatal crash on Sunday as it was going through Arizona on the way to Las Vegas for a fan event. The bus was carrying team employees when it collided with a van on highway 93 in northwest Arizona. As of late Sunday evening, four passengers aboard the van had died. The van flipped over and the roof caved in. Nobody aboard the team...
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Report: Padres trying to move Andrew Cashner, Derek Norris

The San Diego Padres are looking like an active team at the trade deadline and have at least two key players on the block. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that the Padres are trying to move catcher Derek Norris in addition to starting pitcher Andrew Cashner. In addition to Andrew Cashner, the Padres are pushing hard to move catcher Derek Norris, major league sources tell...
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Report: Hue Jackson designing plays for Terrelle Pryor

The Cleveland Browns are looking at ways to involve Terrelle Pryor in their offense this season. Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that coach Hue Jackson, who coached Pryor in Oakland when he was still trying to make his living as a quarterback, is drawing up plays specifically to get the ball in Pryor’s hands as a wide receiver. Pluto says the plays are mostly...
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Report: Yankees have not discussed releasing A-Rod

The New York Yankees are reportedly hanging on to Alex Rodriguez for the time being. According to Christian Red of the New York Daily News, the Yankees have not discussed releasing Rodriguez with a year and a half left on his contract. The struggling Rodriguez has not had a hit since July 18 and has just four hits in the entire month of July. The Yankees have essentially relegated...
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Report: Braves 'aggressively' shopping Francoeur, Aybar

If you’re trying to find the hottest garage sale of the summer, look no further than the Atlanta Braves. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Sunday, the Braves are “aggressively shopping” shortstop Erick Aybar, outfielder Jeff Francoeur, and some of their lefty relievers. Rival executive: #Braves aggressively shopping Aybar, Francoeur, left-handed relievers...
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Ken Griffey Jr. put on backwards hat during HOF speech

Ken Griffey Jr. joined baseball’s elite when he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. The 13-time All-Star didn’t just take his place among them, he did so in the most Ken Griffey Jr. way possible. Throughout his 22-year career, Griffey made his mark on the game like few have or will. His swing was near perfection. He glided effortlessly around center field...
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Report: Darnell Dockett expected to announce retirement

Three-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Darnell Dockett is calling it a career. According to a report from Josh Weinfuss of ESPN on Sunday, the Cardinals great is expected to announce his retirement from the NFL on Monday. The 35-year-old Dockett spent the first 11 years of his career in Arizona, appearing in 158 of a possible 160 regular season games from 2004 to 2013. He recorded...
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Jeremy Lin hints he is racially profiled by arena employees

Jeremy Lin has played 25 or more minutes per game in each season since he became a household name with the New York Knicks four years ago, but he apparently still has trouble with security staffers not recognizing him when he shows up to work. In a lengthy interview with Steve Serby of the New York Post, Lin was asked if he still encounters racism on the job or in everyday life...
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