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Sandoval admits he never should have left Giants

After two and a half disastrous years in Boston, Pablo Sandoval is back with the San Francisco Giants, and he is looking back on the events that led him there.In an article written for the Players’ Tribune, an apologetic Sandoval offered another mea culpa to the Giants organization and their fans while admitting he never felt comfortable with the Red Sox and should never have left...
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Showalter predicted danger with bases before Harper injury

At least one person associated with Major League Baseball saw the risks of injury thanks to bases long before Bryce Harper hurt his knee running through one.Several months ago, Joel Sherman of the New York Post spoke to multiple people about what they would change about the game, and Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter voiced concern over the safety of bases.“The bases that...
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Falcons want more red zone touches for Julio Jones

Atlanta Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones pulled down a modest six receiving TDs in 2016, and now the focus for the team is on improving that total.Kelsey Conway of the Falcons official website reported Monday that Atlanta seems to be emphasizing more red zone touches for Jones in training camp with head coach Dan Quinn saying that the four-time Pro Bowler is “a real factor”...
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Penny Hardaway: Kawhi Leonard is not a superstar

Everybody has their own definition of what constitutes a superstar, and apparently Kawhi Leonard does not fit Penny Hardaway’s.In an appearance Monday on SiriusXM’s “Bottomline,” the retired NBA great said he doesn’t consider Leonard a superstar, citing his reserved demeanor but crediting the San Antonio Spurs forward for being “a good player.” At the age of 26, Leonard...
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Report: Ric Flair in medically induced coma, will have surgery

Ric Flair’s medical condition is indeed quite serious, according to a report.TMZ Sports reported Monday, citing a WWE rep, that Flair is in a medically-induced coma and is set to undergo a procedure imminently, though few details were available beyond that.Flair was admitted to the hospital on Saturday morning, with the situation originally being described as “routine.” All...
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LeBron wishes Magic Johnson a heartfelt 'happy birthday'

Magic Johnson celebrated his 58th birthday on Monday, and LeBron James took some time to wish the Los Angeles Lakers legend a happy birthday with a personal spin.LeBron, who has been linked to the Lakers through a number of rumors this offseason, praised Johnson for being “one of the few that’s showed love from day 1 to me.” Of course, wishing someone a happy birthday on Twitter...
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Report: Chargers hope to have Mike Williams by October

The Los Angeles Chargers are hoping to have first-round pick Mike Williams available for most of the season.According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Chargers are hopeful that they can get the wide receiver to make his debut in October as he works through a herniated disc in his back.The Chargers may have to consider placing Williams on the Physically Unable to Perform list,...
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Roenick uses fake story to rip Lynch, other anthem protesters

Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick does not agree with professional athletes protesting the national anthem, and he is even willing to use fake stories to illustrate his disgust with the trend.On Monday, Roenick took aim at Marshawn Lynch and other athletes who have chosen not to stand during the national anthem. His rant began when he tweeted a screenshot of a fake story about Pittsburgh...
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Report: Lamar Odom has real chance to play in BIG3

Lamar Odom has indicated in the past that he wants to play professional basketball again, so it would stand to reason that he would be interested in playing in the BIG3 if he has no future in the NBA.One of Odom’s close friends and former coaches said last week that Odom is excited about the possibility of joining a BIG3 team. Ice Cube, the founder of the league, told TMZ on Sunday...
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Report: Kerry Hyder out for season with torn Achilles

The Detroit Lions’ defense has suffered a big blow before their season has even started.According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, defensive end Kerry Hyder, a pleasant surprise who collected eight sacks in 2016, will miss the entire 2017 season after tearing his Achilles during Detroit’s preseason opener. This comes as a huge blow to the Lions, who feared this after he went down...
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Kenny Stills explains why he ended his anthem protest

Kenny Stills was one of several players who took up Colin Kaepernick’s cause last season by kneeling during the national anthem, but the Miami Dolphins wide receiver is not planning to continue the protest in 2017.Stills and teammate Michael Thomas, who also took a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner” last year, both remained on their feet when the song played before Sunday’s...
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Gase: Cutler could debut in next Dolphins preseason game

Quarterback Jay Cutler is up to speed enough that he could make his Miami Dolphins debut this week, according to coach Adam Gase.Gase said the veteran quarterback is “trending” toward playing in Miami’s preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday. Cutler played under Gase, then the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator, in 2015, so the offense likely isn’t accompanied...
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Ezekiel Elliott’s father says son’s legal team is ‘ready to fight’

The father of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott looks to be fully supportive of his son’s efforts to fight his six-game suspension.Stacy Elliott posted on Twitter Monday that his son’s legal team is “ready to fight,” even stating that Elliott was the victim of a “plot” and sharing a portion of an article that raises questions about the accuser’s reliability...
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Bucs GM ‘owning up to’ mistake of Roberto Aguayo draft pick

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht was widely derided and mocked for trading up to select a kicker, Roberto Aguayo, with the No. 59 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. It only got worse when Aguayo proved ineffective.With Aguayo now released due to his maddening inconsistency and missed kicks, Licht could only say that he was “owning up” to making a bad move....
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Ezekiel Elliott could have games added to his suspension

Ezekiel Elliott is planning to appeal his six-game suspension in hopes of having it reduced or overturned, but is there a chance he could actually end up being banned for more than six games in 2017?The short answer is yes.Elliott has been suspended for the first six games of the season for what the NFL deemed “credible evidence” of domestic violence, despite the running back...
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Ric Flair hospitalized with ‘tough medical issues’

Ric Flair was hospitalized over the weekend with what was initially deemed a non-serious issue, but his representatives are now asking fans to pray for the wrestling legend.On Saturday, the CEO of Legacy Tallent LLC confirmed that Flair had been admitted to the hospital but said it was for “routine monitoring” and there was “no reason to panic.” Something must have changed...
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Jordan Matthews week to week with ‘chip fracture’ in sternum

If the Buffalo Bills were hoping to replace an injury prone Sammy Watkins with a more durable wide receiver in Jordan Matthews, their plan is not off to the best start.Matthews, whom the Bills acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles last week, suffered an injury in his first practice in Buffalo on Sunday. The team said Monday that Matthews is considered week to week with...
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Bennett explains why he will keep sitting during anthem

With a new NFL season unofficially underway, it has become clear that some players across the league will continue protesting the national anthem. Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who chose to sit during the pregame ritual over the weekend, is among those who have joined the movement.Bennett sat on the bench with a towel draped over his head during Sunday’s preseason...
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Maloof brothers behind $880,000 bet on Floyd Mayweather

The Maloof brothers are the bettors behind the $880,000 wager placed on Floyd Mayweather Jr. for his fight with Conor McGregor on Aug. 26, the brothers revealed. The photo from a printed $880,000 betting slip circulated on social media a few days ago, leaving behind many questions about its legitimacy and who had placed the bet. The slip also had an incorrect payout figure that was...
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10 NFL veterans on the roster bubble

Training camp presents a bit of a mixed bag for NFL players. Every team enters the season with the potential to go on and win the Super Bowl, which is a good feeling. But before the regular season begins, players have to fight for jobs. Making an NFL roster is extremely difficult as even veterans are not safe from being cut.Each year there are countless surprises when final cuts...
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Rory McIlroy says rib injury will keep him out indefinitely

Rory McIlroy says that he will be out indefinitely with a rib injury following a 22nd-place finish at the PGA Championship in Charlotte on Sunday. McIlroy shot a final-round 68 to finish the major one over par. Afterwards he said he will return home to be examined by doctors. He believes he may miss anywhere from a few weeks to several months. “I don’t know what I’m going to...
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Astros looking for more bullpen help even after landing Tyler Clippard

The Houston Astros are interested in making more moves even after adding Tyler Clippard to their bullpen.Houston acquired Clippard from the White Sox on Sunday for a player to be named later. The 32-year-old reliever is bouncing around a bit this season, as he went to Chicago in a deal with the Yankees, and now is heading to Houston.Clippard struggled with the Yankees, posting a...
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Drazen Petrovic’s brother impressed by Luka Doncic

Slovenian hoops sensation Luka Doncic could be basketball’s next big thing, and even the brother of one of the greatest players in European history is sold. After Doncic hung a 27-8-5 line on Croatia’s national basketball team at Eurobasket over the weekend, Croatian coach Aleksandar Petrovic, the brother of the late great Drazen Petrovic, had high praise for the 18-year-old...
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Dodgers reportedly hopeful Clayton Kershaw will return by end of August

Not that the Los Angeles Dodgers need the help, but ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw is getting closer to a return.Kershaw threw a bullpen session over the weekend, clearing the way for him to throw in a simulated game on Wednesday. If all goes according to plan, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers aim to get Kershaw back on a big league mound by the end...
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Mike Glennon downplays pressure of second preseason game

After an awful preseason opener, Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon is downplaying the necessity of a big performance to silence some of the questions about his status as the team’s starter.Glennon posted a 0.0 quarterback rating in his preseason debut, but he downplayed any added pressure ahead of his second showing. Glennon became an internet punching bag after his abysmal...
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