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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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Chris Sale jersey cutting incident gets meme treatment

In one of the more bizarre stories of the Major League Baseball season, Chris Sale was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday due to what was called a “clubhouse incident” by the White Sox. As more details began to emerge, it was discovered jerseys played a role. Sale apparently lost his temper and threw a tantrum over the throwback uniforms the team was to wear Saturday...
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Chris Sale reportedly cut up throwback uniform with knife, refused to wear it

Chris Sale reportedly lost his temper over throwback uniforms that the Chicago White Sox were slated to wear Saturday night. Reports stated that Sale, who was scratched from his start and sent home before the game, refused to wear the uniforms and went as far as to cut them up in protest. Not a joke: Source says Sale blowup was because he didn't want to wear throwbacks, so he cut...
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Reports: Sale cut up throwback uniforms with knife in protest

Chris Sale reportedly lost his temper over throwback uniforms that the Chicago White Sox were slated to wear Saturday night. Reports stated that Sale, who was scratched from his start and sent home before the game, refused to wear the uniforms and went as far as to cut them up in protest. Not a joke: Source says Sale blowup was because he didn't want to wear throwbacks, so he...
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Report: Chris Sale incident had to do with team executives

Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale was reportedly scratched from his start Saturday night due to issues he is having with the team’s front office. Shortly after the White Sox announced that Sale had been sent home from the ballpark at the last second over a “clubhouse incident” that was not physical, Jerry Crasnick reported that something happened between Sale and team executives...
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Chris Sale scratched from start due to ‘clubhouse incident’ as trade rumors fly

Chris Sale has been the subject of a lot of trade rumors over the past week, but on Saturday evening, the saga surrounding him took an unexpected turn. Just hours before gametime, Sale was scratched from his scheduled start against the Detroit Tigers. Naturally, many immediately assumed that a trade was in the works, but initial reports indicated that Sale was dealing with an illness...
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Red Sox reportedly interested in Chris Sale, Jose Quintana

Here’s one revelation that’s sure to put the strength of The MLB Sox Fraternity to the test. According to a report by Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball on Saturday, the Boston Red Sox are inquiring about Chicago White Sox starters Chris Sale and Jose Quintana. The Red Sox are said to be “greatly interested” in both pitchers, especially Sale. The White Sox appear to at...
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Rob Gronkowski: Patriots players have ‘a lot of confidence’ in Jimmy Garoppolo

Some may discount the New England Patriots as long as Jimmy Garoppolo is under center, but Rob Gronkowski thinks those people would be making a mistake. Gronkowski told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Felger & Mazz on Thursday that Patriots players know Garoppolo well and believe in him. “We got a lot of confidence in Jimmy,” Gronkowski said, via Oliver Thomas of 247 Sports. ...
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Rays reportedly demanding Profar in pitching deal with Rangers

The Texas Rangers are combing the trade market for starters, and Jurickson Profar appears to be a name coming up frequently in talks. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Tampa Bay Rays are insisting on Profar in trade talks, with Texas refusing to blink. #Rangers/#Rays staring contest continues. Tampa Bay wants Profar in return for one of their arms; Texas saying no. ...
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Jay Gruden rewards players with reserved parking spaces for efforts in camp

The Washington Redskins are rewarding some of their players for working hard during offseason workouts by giving them their own parking spots. A Jay Gruden tradition that started last offseason, eight players were rewarded with a personalized parking space for impressing during the workout program. Gruden rewards players with reserved parking.Also, don't park in @Niles_Paul84...
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Report: Teams asked about Wade Davis, asking price very high

With the Kansas City Royals treading water, teams have begun to wonder if they’d be willing to sell some of their prime assets, and that includes Wade Davis. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, teams have inquired about the Royals’ closer, but came away finding that the asking price is extremely high. In fact, the Royals are asking for more in return for Davis...
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Drew Brees unsure why contract talks with Saints have not progressed

It has now been three months since Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints had constructive negotiations about a restructured contract, and the quarterback does not know why. Brees has one year remaining on his deal, and the Saints seem uninterested in renegotiating his $30 million cap hit. “Not sure why things have not progressed,” Brees said, via Mike Triplett of ESPN. “They...
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Top five takeaways from this year's NBA Summer League

Las Vegas waved goodbye to the NBA Summer League once again after hosting some of the league’s young up-and-comers. The Bulls went 7-0 to win the league, as they took down the Timberwolves in overtime, while the Raptors had a strong display at 4-1. Las Vegas was our first chance to see some of the rookies compete, while it also gave us a look at other emerging young players. ...
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Le’Veon Bell suspension reportedly result of ‘several’ missed drug tests

The missed drug test that led to Le’Veon Bell’s suspension was apparently not an isolated incident. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Bell missed “several” drug tests that led to his four-game suspension. Bell plans to appeal, and the league will give him the opportunity to explain why he missed the tests. However, if the suspension is the result of multiple missed...
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Orioles, Padres reportedly talking trades of Melvin Upton, Cashner

The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly in the hunt for two players the San Diego Padres have put on the trade block. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Orioles are engaged in discussions with the Padres over outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. and pitcher Andrew Cashner. Source: #Orioles pursuing #Padres’ Cashner in addition to Upton. Separate deals. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal...
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Oklahoma City store selling Kevin Durant Thunder jerseys for 48 cents

Kevin Durant is most certainly not an $88 player. And that’s because he’s actually a $0.48 player. According to a report by Darren Rovell of ESPN on Friday, Academy Sports+Outdoors, a sporting goods store in Oklahoma City, is selling Durant Thunder jerseys at an insane 99 percent discount. Normally priced at $69.99, the jerseys were marked down to just 48 cents before being...
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Report: Rangers pushing trade efforts for Sale

Remember the report from Thursday saying that the Chicago White Sox turned down a “king’s ransom” for Chris Sale? We have to wonder if that offer came from the Texas Rangers. MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers are making a serious effort to acquire the southpaw pitcher. Chicago reportedly wants power hitter Joey Gallo and 23-year-old infielder Jurickson Profar...
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Russell Martin day-to-day after sauna-related mishap

There is an epidemic of weird injuries ripping through baseball, with Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin the latest victim. According to manager John Gibbons, Martin will miss a few days after injuring his knee in the shower — because he became lightheaded from staying in the sauna for too long. Gibbons on Martin:Russ was in sauna yesterday, was in too long, got lightheaded...
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