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Bruce Bochy makes wrong call sending Matt Moore out for no-hitter

Few managers handle their pitchers and bullpen better than San Francisco’s Bruce Bochy, but the three-time World Series winner made the wrong call on Thursday night. Bochy allowed pitcher Matt Moore to bat for himself to lead off the top of the 9th inning against the Dodgers despite throwing 119 pitches in the game so that the hurler could attempt to close out a no-hitter. Moore...
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Cowboys not concerned about Tony Romo’s back injury

Tony Romo may have been knocked out of the Cowboys' preseason game on Thursday night on the team's first drive, but team officials do not appear to be concerned about the extent of the quarterback's back injury. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said at halftime that the team doesn't think Romo's back injury "is a serious thing." #Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says on their broadcast...
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Tony Romo suffers back injury on first drive of preseason game

Tony Romo gave Dallas Cowboys fans a huge scare when he exited the team’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night with what appeared to be a back injury. Romo was hurt on the third play of the Cowboys’ first drive when he scrambled and was tackled while sliding. Tony Romo appeared to hurt his back. Great block by Zeke, but certainly not what the Cowboys...
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Matt Ryan: Julio Jones ‘doing OK’ after ankle injury

Julio Jones gave his fans a scare when he left Thursday night’s preseason game with an ankle injury. The Falcons termed Jones questionable to return to the team's game against the Miami Dolphins, but he was held out for the rest of the game as a precaution. @Jefflosh @The_Jerk_Forum Low ankle sprain mechanism for Julio Jones. Stayed on sideline. pic.twitter.com/VDLXN34gV1...
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WATCH: Jason Kipnis has funny exchange with Rougned Odor

During Thursday's game between the Rangers and Indians, Jason Kipnis had a lighthearted moment with Rougned Odor that led to laughs all around. With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, Odor reached first base on a fielding error by Mike Napoli. Then Jonathan Lucroy grounded into a double play with Odor out at second base. As Odor came to his feet after the play, Jason Kipnis...
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Kobe Bryant has great response to jersey retirement question

Now that Kobe Bryant has called it quits on his playing career, the discussion of which of his uniform numbers should be hanging from the rafters at Staples Center can ramp up. He isn’t giving any hints which one it might be, though. Bryant, of course, wore No. 8 for the first ten years of his career and No. 24 for the second half. He was great in both. While wearing No. 8, Bryant...
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Carlos Ruiz traded to Dodgers

The Carlos Ruiz era in Philadelphia has officially come to an end. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the longtime Phillies catcher has been traded along with cash to the LA Dodgers in a backstop exchange for AJ Ellis. Also headed to the Phillies are right-handed pitching prospect Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later. The 33-year-old Ruiz...
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Ryan Lochte charged in Brazil for filing false police report

The Brazilians really have some balls on them. AFP reported Thursday that Ryan Lochte has been charged in Brazil for filing a false police report. “Ryan Lochte was charged with the crime of falsely reporting a crime,” police said in a statement, via the AFP. Lochte and fellow swimmer Jimmy Feigen initially told police they were pulled over at random in their taxi and robbed...
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Ezekiel Elliott reportedly arrived at training camp overweight

Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott doesn’t seem like he’s the best at first impressions. According to a report by Albert Breer of The MMQB on Thursday, Elliott caused “some concern” when he arrived to Cowboys training camp overweight at 231 pounds. While that mark was only six pounds heavier than Elliott’s listed playing weight at Ohio State and the 21...
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Yankees’ ‘Core Four’ admit they were all terrified of George Steinbrenner

The “Core Four” members of the New York Yankees admitted in a recent chat that George Steinbrenner ruled the team by fear back in the 1990s. Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettitte chatted for the Players’ Tribune recently, and Steinbrenner’s tactic of ruling by intimidation came up. “We had fun, but that didn’t mean we weren’t always on our toes...
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Tim Tebow impresses former MLB closer David Aardsma

Anonymous MLB scouts say Tim Tebow has “no shot” to make it in the game of baseball, but at least one former big-league closer disagrees. Following a recent practice session with the former Heisman Trophy winner, David Aardsma, who played for eight teams over his nine-year MLB career, came away “impressed” with Tebow’s bat and patience at the plate. “When I walked away...
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Houston Nutt discusses messy situation with Mitch Mustain

The story of Mitch Mustain and how his career fell apart is something of a legend in Arkansas. Mustain was a high school star and reached celebrity status at Springdale High in Arkansas as part of the famed “Springdale Five.” But despite starting at Arkansas, Mustain and high school teammate Damian Williams ended up transferring to USC. Mustain went from National Player of the...
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Tristan Thompson takes Larry O’Brien Trophy up CN Tower

The Larry O’Brien Trophy is soaring to new heights…literally. Cleveland Cavaliers big man Tristan Thompson, a native of Toronto, used his time with the NBA championship trophy wisely, bringing it up the CN Tower, one of the tallest structures in the world, and documenting the moment on his Twitter account for all to see. I get a ring and I bring it home like I'm Cory Joe @cntower...
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Victor Cruz to see game action for first time in two years

It’s been nearly two years since New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz tore his patellar tendon in a Week 6 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Since then, everything that could go wrong has gone wrong for the former Pro Bowler. After working his way back from the leg injury, over-compensation led to further problems for Cruz in 2015. A series of calf injuries shut him down...
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John Wall reportedly bothered by James Harden’s contract

If John Wall is going to be jealous every time a player signs a contract that is worth more than his, the next three years are bound to be pretty frustrating for him. According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, Wall was “rankled” by the four-year, $118 million extension James Harden signed with the Houston Rockets last month. Wall, who is under contract at an average of about...
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Rex Ryan has gained 30 pounds since brother Rob joined Bills staff

The Ryan twins truly have a fascinating relationship. ESPN ran a feature Thursday on brothers Rex and Rob, now co-workers on the Buffalo Bills as head coach and assistant head coach, respectively. One of the more intriguing details of the piece? Rex’s significant weight gain ever since Rob was hired by the team in January. Per Elizabeth Merrill: Before we can begin, Rex and Rob...
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Sashi Brown says Browns want to keep Josh Gordon

Cleveland Browns executive Sashi Brown denied that the Browns are trying to trade Josh Gordon, though he did not dispute that the team had held conversations about the player. Brown said that a recent report stating that Cleveland was willing to listen to offers “is probably a mischaracterization.” “I understand what the interest is in Josh,” Brown said Thursday, via ESPN...
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Corey Brewer says James Harden will actually play defense this season

James Harden’s, shall we say, lackadaisical effort on the defensive end has been the subject of ire in the NBA community for many years now. But Houston Rockets teammate Corey Brewer thinks Harden will soon be on his way towards putting that stigma behind him. In a recent appearance on ESPN’s SportsNation, Brewer claimed that the four-time All-Star will play better defense in...
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Ryan Lochte signs endorsement deal with cough drop company

Ryan Lochte has been dropped by all of his major sponsors in the wake of the incident he was involved with at a gas station in Brazil, but at least one company is willing to work with him despite the bad publicity. TMZ learned on Thursday that Lochte has signed an endorsement deal with the Pine Brothers throat lozenge company. The CEO of the company, Rider McDowell, said he believes...
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Jason Pierre-Paul’s lawsuit against Adam Schefter, ESPN will proceed

Nearly six months after New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul filed an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter, a Miami federal judge has ruled the case can proceed. “The court correctly ruled that Jason properly stated an invasion-of-privacy claim against ESPN and Adam Schefter, who we allege improperly published Jason’s medical records...
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Gary Kubiak excited about ‘progress’ from Paxton Lynch

The Denver Broncos have decided that Trevor Siemian will start the team’s third preseason game, which is a strong indication he may be in the lead for the team’s starting quarterback job. But how do the rest of the guys stack up? Maybe Denver doesn’t know yet, but head coach Gary Kubiak likes what he’s seen from Paxton Lynch so far. Kubiak said on Thursday that he likes...
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Report: Dodgers have turned down lowball offers for Puig

Despite the rumors that the Los Angeles Dodgers are desperate to get rid of Yasiel Puig and would take whatever they could get for him, a new report states that that is not the case. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, team have been lowballing the Dodgers in offers, but the team has resisted them and seem intent on at least getting fair value for him. “They don’t...
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CFL would welcome Johnny Manziel with conditions, says commissioner

The CFL would welcome Johnny Manziel, provided he bought into the culture of the league. CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge said that the door was not closed on Manziel in Canada, but he would have to be a good representative of the league. “We try not to speculate on situations like that,” Orridge told ESPN’s Kevin Seifert on Friday, “and I really can’t speculate too much...
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Report: Browns trade former No. 6 overall pick Mingo to Pats

The Cleveland Browns are giving up on their No. 6 overall pick from the 2013 NFL Draft. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Browns have agreed to a trade that will send linebacker Barkevious Mingo to the New England Patriots. Browns are trading the sixth overall pick from the 2013 draft, LB Barkevious Mingo, to the New England Patriots, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
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Report: JJ Watt expects to return to practice next week

Despite reports claiming he could miss the start of the regular season, J.J. Watt is reportedly expected to return to practice before the Houston Texans’ fourth and final preseason game. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Watt could practice as early as next week. #Texans star DL JJ Watt expects to practice next week, source said. Potentially major development toward...
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