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Mets’ trade for Carlos Gomez called off despite reports

Reports said that the New York Mets had acquired Carlos Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night, but the team later said that was not the case, completing a bizarre and emotional evening for fans and players alike. Late on Wednesday, reports first started to leak out saying the Mets had acquired Gomez in...Read More
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Wilmer Flores emotional on field after finding out he would be traded (Video)

Surreal scene. Mets trade Wilmer Flores but leave him in game. Flores then cries on field while playing. pic.twitter.com/0CDpjGpwpS — Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) July 30, 2015 On Wednesday, the Mets agreed to trade Wilmer Flores and Zack Wheeler to the Brewers in exchange for Carlos Gomez. While word of the trade began to circulate as...Read More
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Former NBAer Vin Baker now works at Starbucks

At one time, Vin Baker was an all-star and averaging a double-double in the NBA. Now, the No. 8 overall pick in the 1993 draft earns money in a decidedly different way. Baker made millions while playing in the NBA but, unfortunately, does not have much left of it. A battle with alcoholism during his...Read More
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Mariota’s lack of red flags was a concern for NFL teams

Those familiar with the saying “too good to be true” can probably relate to the evaluation some NFL teams had for quarterback Marcus Mariota. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Oregon coach Mark Helfrich says he was told by an NFL coach and GM before the NFL draft that Mariota not having any red flags was...Read More
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Jerry Jones backs Roger Goodell amid Deflategate controversy

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft made his thoughts about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell quite clear with a flame-thrower of a statement made on Wednesday. Though Kraft is furious with Goodell at the moment, the commish still has the support of at least one other prominent owner. Jerry Jones says he still backs Goodell even...Read More
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Tigers to sell at deadline, make David Price available

The Detroit Tigers are in a position not many expected from them entering the season: sellers at the trade deadline. After starting off the season well, the Tigers fell in late May and June and now find themselves three games under .500 and 12.5 games out of first place in the AL Central. As a...Read More
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Geno Smith finds poll ranking him worst quarterback ‘hilarious’

Geno Smith was ranked No. 32 — the worst projected starting quarterback in the league — in a poll by ESPN Insiders released last week. The New York Jets QB is brushing aside the disrespect and laughing off the low ranking. “I laugh at that. I laugh at it. It’s hilarious,” Smith said of his...Read More
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Panthers WR cited for marijuana paraphernalia, had child in car

This is not the way Stephen Hill wanted to begin training camp. The week the Carolina Panthers were set to report to training camp, Hill, a former second-round pick of the Jets, was cited for possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Hill was pulled over for a seat belt violation and was found to be in possession...Read More
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Bruce Irvin wants Kam Chancellor to get his money

Kam Chancellor feels that he is underpaid and reportedly is threatening to hold out in order to get more money. His defensive teammate Bruce Irvin is supporting his goal. Early Wednesday NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport broke news of Chancellor’s threat to hold out of Seattle Seahawks training camp: Sources: #Seahawks S Kam Chancellor wants more...Read More
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Roger Goodell asks police to keep an eye on his Maine vacation home

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is not a very well-liked man in New England, which has led to some concern about his vacation home in Maine. According to the Portland Press Herald, the NFL contacted the Scarborough police on Tuesday shortly before or after Goodell announced that Tom Brady’s four-game suspension has been upheld. “They did...Read More
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Paul Pierce first pitch indicates he cannot throw a baseball (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Paul Pierce threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers game on Tuesday night in honor of “Clippers Night.” The veteran forward was likely chosen because he is one of the newest members of Doc Rivers’ squad, but he shouldn’t be surprised if he isn’t invited...Read More
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Nick Saban: I told my agent 15 times I’m not interested in Texas

When Mack Brown left Texas in 2013, Nick Saban was immediately mentioned as a possible replacement. While there were reports that Saban gave serious thought to starting a new chapter with the Longhorns, the four-time national champion insists he never contemplated leaving Alabama. Last week, an excerpt from a new book about Saban quoted Texas...Read More
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Robert Kraft: NFL leaked false info on PSI, never corrected it

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft unloaded on the NFL on Wednesday in the wake of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension being upheld. One of Kraft’s main sticking points was that the NFL has planted false information and never bothered to correct it. When the Deflategate scandal first erupted back in January, a report from ESPN’s...Read More
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Kraft apologizes for accepting team Deflategate penalty

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Wednesday addressed the league’s decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. In doing so, Kraft apologized for accepting sanctions against his team back in May. Kraft said that he was “wrong” numerous times during his short press conference and made it clear that he felt accepting the loss...Read More
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Drew Storen not happy about Jonathan Papelbon trade

The Washington Nationals bolstered their bullpen on Tuesday when they acquired closer Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies. But it could take a while before one of Papelbon’s new teammates offers to buy him dinner. Drew Storen has been closing games for the Nationals all season, and he has been very effective in that role....Read More
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Cowboys reportedly not interested in Ray Rice

The Dallas Cowboys have not ruled out the possibility of signing a veteran running back during the preseason, but they apparently have no interest in a three-time Pro Bowler with a history of domestic violence. According to Charean Williams of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys will not be bringing in former Baltimore Ravens running...Read More
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Tom Brady: We turned over all emails, cell phone records Ted Wells requested

If only for just a few minutes, let’s assume Tom Brady panicked and destroyed his cell phone. Perhaps he had things on his phone that he was worried would be leaked to the public, but what if they had nothing to do with the inflation level of footballs? Brady is a celebrity. His wife is...Read More
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Tom Brady: I did nothing wrong, replaced a broken phone

Tom Brady released a statement on Wednesday morning addressing the NFL’s decision to uphold his four-game suspension. Sticking with the theme of the past six months, the New England Patriots quarterback claimed he is completely innocent. “I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me,” Brady began. “I...Read More
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Omar Infante, Alcides Escobar combine for highlight reel play (Video)

Omar Infante and Alcides Escobar combined for one heck of a defensive highlight on Tuesday night. During the 9th inning of Kansas City’s 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, Infante went up the middle to the shortstop side of the field, backhanded a grounder by Roberto Perez and flipped to Escobar, who made a barehanded...Read More
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Del talks Tom Brady fallout with The Tuck and O’Neill Show in Orlando

Shortly after the NFL announced on Tuesday that Tom Brady’s four-game suspension has been upheld, I joined The Tuck and O’Neill Show on Sports Talk 1080 The Team in Orlando to discuss what the future holds for the reining Super Bowl MVP. As most of you have heard, the NFL discovered that Brady destroyed his...Read More
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Kim DeJesus thrilled about husband being traded to Angels

David DeJesus was traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Angels on Tuesday, and nobody is happier about it than David’s wife, Kim. Upon learning of the trade, Kim sent off a flurry of tweets expressing her elation over the deal. @David_DeJesus3 is officially an Angel!!!!!!! And I'm officially in heaven!!!!!!!!!! — Kim DeJesus...Read More
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Golfer Billy Hurley III asks for help finding missing father

PGA Tour golfer Billy Hurley III made an emotional plea for help Tuesday in finding his father, who has been missing for the past nine days. Hurley is in Virginia to play in the Quicken Loans National tournament and took an opportunity while meeting with the media to open up about his father. Hurley says...Read More
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Nicolas Batum hilariously shoots down Raptors rumors on Twitter

Charlotte Hornets swingman Nicolas Batum has yet to play in a single game for his new team and already rumors of his departure are running rampant. Batum, who was acquired from the Portland Trail Blazers in late June in exchange for Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh, is widely suggested to have interest in joining the...Read More
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LeBron James names Kevin Love as one of his favorite teammates

LeBron James and Kevin Love had some ups-and-downs throughout their season together as teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers the past year, so it was surprising to hear LeBron cite the former Timberwolves star as one of his favorite teammates on Tuesday. James held a Q&A over Twitter for his fans and answered a variety of...Read More
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Royals prove they are all-in with Ben Zobrist trade

Just two days after pulling the trigger on a deal for Reds righty Johnny Cueto, the Royals sent shockwaves around the league with their acquisition of utilityman Ben Zobrist from the Athletics. MLB insider Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports broke news of the trade on Twitter late Tuesday morning. Oakland will be receiving minor league...Read More
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