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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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Report: Indians have best deal on table for Chapman

The winning bid for Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman may be coming from a fellow American League club. According to a report by Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM on Sunday, the Cleveland Indians have the best offer on the table for Chapman. The Washington Nationals are also said to be “very aggressive” in their pursuit of the Cuban. MLB source- the Cleveland Indians have the best names...
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Report: D-Backs making Shelby Miller available via trade

One of the biggest names moved during the most recent MLB offseason is already available again. The Diamondbacks have reportedly made pitcher Shelby Miller available in trade talks, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Sources: The Diamondbacks have let teams know Shelby Miller is available in a trade. Price isn't nearly what it cost them eight months ago. — Jeff Passan...
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Why did Rio mayor offer to put kangaroo in Olympic village?

Rio de Janeiro appears nowhere close to prepared to host the Summer Olympics in less than two weeks, but the city’s mayor does not seem overly concerned. On Sunday, Rio mayor Eduardo Paes was asked about the Australian Olympic Committee deeming the athlete’s village “uninhabitable” after running some tests at the dorms over the weekend. Rather than reassure people that the...
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Joe Maddon wastes no time cracking Chris Sale joke

The Chris Sale situation is providing fodder for some quality one-liners both in and out of Major League Baseball. Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon piled on Sunday when discussing the trade rumors surrounding the team. He couldn’t help but make reference to the current issues surrounding the Cubs’ south side neighbors. Within clubhouse, Joe Maddon says trade speculation "cuts...
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Michael Bennett to Seahawks: Pay me or 'get rid of me'

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett is still unhappy with his contract, and he’d like the team to do something about it one way or another. Bennett told Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post that he’s tired of being underpaid and wants the Seahawks to pay up — and if they don’t think he’s worth that, let him go. “It is never-ending,” Bennett said. “Especially...
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Report: Lamar Odom walked out on family intervention

Friends and family have been trying to convince Lamar Odom to seek help in the wake of him resorting to some of his old habits, but the former NBA star is reportedly not interested in hearing what other people have to say. A report from Extra claims some family members made an unsuccessful attempt at staging an intervention for Odom in New York Friday night. A source told the gossip...
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White Sox suspend Chris Sale for 'destroying team equipment'

The Chicago White Sox announced on Sunday that starting pitcher Chris Sale has been suspended for five days following an incident in the clubhouse before Saturday night’s game. In a statement announcing the disciplinary action, the White Sox essentially confirmed reports that Sale threw a fit over not wanting to wear throwback uniforms. The #WhiteSox have suspended pitcher...
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Report: Cubs pushing hard to land Aroldis Chapman

The Chicago Cubs may be the favorites to land pitcher Aroldis Chapman as trade talks remain fluid, according to various reports. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported Sunday morning that the Cubs are very much in on Chapman, but there is no deal yet. Sources: #Cubs strong in mix for #Yankees’ Chapman. At least two other clubs involved. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July...
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Olympic village in Rio deemed 'uninhabitable' for time being

With the official start of the 2016 Summer Olympics less than two weeks away, the city of Rio de Janeiro should probably be ready to host by now. But is it? Let’s just say if the Games started today, the athletes would have nowhere to live. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Olympic Committee confirmed on Sunday night that the athlete’s village in Rio has...
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Former 49ers OL: Gabbert will likely start over Kaepernick

All signs point to Blaine Gabbert winning the starting quarterback job for the San Francisco 49ers this summer over Colin Kaepernick, and someone who might know more about the situation than the average person believes that will be the case. Offensive lineman Alex Boone, who spent the first six seasons of his career with the Niners before signing with the Minnesota Vikings, recently...
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Report: Le'Veon Bell recently completed DUI probation

Le’Veon Bell may be a repeat offender of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, but his official record is now clear of the DUI arrest that resulted in the Pittsburgh Steelers running back being suspended for the first three games of the 2015 season. According to a report from TMZ, Bell recently completed the 15-month probation program he was ordered to follow after he was arrested...
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Joel Embiid shows love to Sam Hinkie in Instagram post: ‘He died for our sins’

Sam Hinkie may no longer be the general manager of the Sixers, but his disciples certainly have not forgotten his Messianic sacrifice. Sixers center Joel Embiid showed love to Hinkie in an Instagram post on Saturday, calling Hinkie “The GOAT” and saying that “he died for our sins.” THE GOAT #HeDiedForOurSins #TrustTheProcess A photo posted by Joel Hans Embiid (@joelembiid...
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Report: Yankees say they’re trading Aroldis Chapman, keeping Andrew Miller

Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman appears to have been voted off the island. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Saturday, the Yankees are telling teams that they’re close to trading Chapman away but will keep fellow bullpen arm Andrew Miller. Sources: #Yankees telling clubs that they are close to trading Chapman and will hold Miller. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal...
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Report: Royals didn't invite Johnny Cueto to White House visit

Johnny Cueto was only a Royal for a few months. But that doesn’t mean he deserves this kind of shade. Cueto, who won the World Series with Kansas City last year, was not invited by the Royals on their recent trip to the White House despite having both an off day and a desire to attend, according to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area. The All-Star right-hander was acquired by the Royals...
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WATCH: Dontrelle Willis' great reaction to Giancarlo Stanton home run

During Saturday’s game between the Marlins and Mets, Giancarlo Stanton launched a monster home run that hit the scoreboard in left field at Marlins Park. Perhaps just as enjoyable as Stanton’s blast was the reaction by a former member of the Marlins. Dontrelle Willis was on hand for the game as it was his bobblehead night at the stadium. While there for the festivities, Willis...
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