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Red Sox, Tigers in lead for Castillo

The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers appear to be the front-runners for the services of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, two league sources said Thursday, with a decision expected no later than the weekend. The Red Sox would like to add Castillo to an outfield that already includes another Cuban defector, Yoenis Cespedes. The Tigers, who have fallen behind the first-place Kansas...
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Giants' first baseman Brandon Belt hopes to play again this season

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that he expects Brandon Belt to play again this season. During an appearance on 95.7 The Game, the first baseman said the same. "I'm definitely planning on playing this season," Belt said while on "The Wheelhouse." I'm definitely planning on being there when we go to the playoffs." Belt has missed 22 games...
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Wolves to acquire Thaddeus Young and trade pick, Shved, Mbah a Moute

Let's clear things up with regards to the moving parts in the Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins trade that can be completed on Saturday. Anthony Bennett is reportedly staying with the Minnesota Timberwolves, not going to the Philadelphia 76ers. Thaddeus Young is reportedly going to Minnesota, with the Wolves sending a few assets Philly's way. According to Dan Barreiro of KFAN 100...
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Bon Jovi, Toronto group's Bills bid on 'life support'

Jon Bon Jovi and his Toronto backers are reassessing whether even to continue in their pursuit of the Buffalo Bills, QMI Agency has learned. Their bid has been on the rocks for weeks and no one within the group is optimistic they'll wind up buying the NFL team, according to two sources in the position to know. The group cancelled a scheduled tour of Ralph Wilson Stadium on...
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Jarome Iginla "thrilled" on idea to play with Avs Landeskog, MacKinnon

In his first public comments since moving to Colorado following his July 1 free-agent signing with the Avalanche, Jarome Iginla's eyes brightened Thursday when asked about playing right wing on a line with two of the last three Calder Trophy winners. Left wing Gabriel Landeskog was named the NHL's rookie of the year in 2012 and center Nathan MacKinnon won the award in June...
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Ilya Bryzgalov 'would very much like' to be back with Wild, agent says

Ilya Bryzgalov really enjoyed his time in Minnesota at the end of last season. His arrival to the team was mutually beneficial, as he went 7-1-3 in 12 appearances during the playoff race as the Wild dealt with a litany of goaltending problems last season. In fact, Bryzgalov enjoyed himself so much with the Wild that it sounds like he desperately wants to return to the team next...
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Pittsburgh names Chad Voytik starting quarterback

Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst has named Chad Voytik the team's starting QB heading into the 2014 season, a source told CBSSports.com. The 6-1, 205-pound Voytik played in four games as a backup to Tom Savage last season, completing 6 of 11 passes for 116 yards. He played the second half of the team's 30-27 win over Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Bowl, relieving an...
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Darius Morris To Join Blazers For Camp

The Blazers and guard Darius Morris have reached agreement on a non-guaranteed deal that will bring the three-year veteran to training camp, reports Joe Freeman of The Oregonian (Twitter link). He’ll join Diante Garrett and James Southerland, who inked non-guaranteed contracts with Portland earlier this month.
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Redskins uncertain on Bowen's return

The Washington Redskins still remain uncertain about whether or not defensive end Stephen Bowen will return for the season opener. With a little more than two weeks before that game, Bowen is on the physically unable to perform list. Bowen continues to work his way back after having microfracture surgery on his right knee in early December. Bowen still says he’ll be ready for...
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Jim Irsay trial postponed, moved from August to October

Jim Irsay was originally scheduled to face trial on Aug. 28, but thanks to a continuance, that date has now been pushed back two months. The new trial date for the Colts owner is scheduled for Oct. 30, according to the Associated Press. Irsay is facing two misdemeanor counts of impaired driving stemming from his arrest on March 16. Officially, Irsay has been charged with operating...
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NBA GM: 'No reason' to trade for potential free agents Monroe, Bledsoe

Given the stalemates that have gone on with Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe and Pistons forward Greg Monroe, the best option for both players would seem to be some sort of sign-and-trade. Bledsoe has been shopped around the league for the past month, while the Washington Post’s Michael Lee reports that Monroe’s agent, David Falk, has sought sign-and-trade deals to get his client...
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Nets' Brook Lopez says he's lost about 15 pounds

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has lost some weight while recovering from his fractured fifth metatarsal. It's not quite a Carmelo or LeBron situation -- Lopez is still close to 275 pounds -- but it's different than this time last year. From The New York Post's Tim Bontemps: Lopez, who arrived at training camp last fall weighing around 290 pounds before playing...
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Jean-Sebastien Giguere Announces Retirement

After 16 NHL seasons, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship, former Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere is calling it a career. Giguere announced Thursday he is retiring from the NHL, ending a career that saw him win 262 games in 597 regular-season contests. He made the announcement in Quebec with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada hockey team, where...
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Wolves will keep Anthony Bennett, not trade him to Sixers

Contrary to an earlier report, it looks like Anthony Bennett will spend next season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Multiple reports indicate that Minnesota wants to keep the 2013 No. 1 overall pick, rather than trading him to the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Thaddeus Young. Trading Bennett seemed like a curious move from the beginning -- he had a miserable rookie season with...
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Mike Scioscia confirms Garrett Richards has a 'significant injury'

Angels pitcher Garrett Richards is scheduled to fly back to Los Angeles on Thursday to be examined by team doctors for what manager Mike Scioscia called a "significant injury" to his left patellar tendon. Richards sustained the injury Wednesday night against the Red Sox while covering first base in the second inning. First baseman Albert Pujols had fielded a ground ball...
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Dodgers Ace Clayton Kershaw Explains Why Charity Work Is So Fulfilling To Him

Clayton Kershaw's wife, Ellen, had a chance to visit Africa as a college student and told him about the poverty she encountered there. The couple went to Africa shortly after they got married in 2010, and the trip made a serious impact on the Dodgers ace."I didn't really understand it until I went over there myself," Kershaw said.The Kershaws decided they wanted...
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Cowboys' DeVonte Holloman's career is over after serious neck injury

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said during his Thursday press conference that DeVonte Holloman’s career is likely over. The 23-year old second-year linebacker left Saturday’s preseason game with a neck injury. He was going for a tackle with 6:34 left in the fourth quarter and one of his teammates made contact with him underneath his arm. Before team doctors could get to...
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Clemson OT Shaq Anthony decides to transfer

The already-thin offensive tackle depth at Clemson thinned even further Thursday, when junior right tackle Shaq Anthony decided to transfer from the Tigers. Anthony, a 6-4, 280-pounder who played 17 games (with five starts) the past two years, informed head coach Dabo Swinney of his decision Thursday morning. "This is an outstanding program, but I wish to make a clean start...
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USA's Rose plans to play Friday against Puerto Rico

Derrick Rose told reporters Wednesday that he will play in Team USA's scrimmage Friday night against Puerto Rico. "Just trying to protect myself, just knowing that this is a long, long schedule and this is the most basketball I'll be playing in two years," Rose said. "So I'm just going in, trying to gear up, making sure that I'm healthy." Rose...
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LSU Players Help Freshmen With Move

LSU freshmen got a little help moving into dorms this week from none other than the players on the nation's 13th ranked football team. Les Miles' guys hit the pavement Wednesday to help incoming students carry bedspreads, books, backpacks and much more. And this wasn't just the bench players who were helping out. Quarterback Brandon Harris, who is competing for the starting...
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White Sox's top pick Rodon could start in 2015

The Chicago White Sox's plan is to ultimately make first-round draft pick Carlos Rodon a major league starter. The only issue is how quickly it will happen. If Rodon ends up being added to the major league club when rosters expand in September, it would appear to be as a reliever to assist the struggling bullpen. Moving forward, the left-hander could end up with an opportunity...
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Rangers agree to terms with F Kristo

The New York Rangers agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Danny Kristo, the team announced Thursday. Kristo, 24, skated in 65 games with Hartford of the American Hockey League this past season, registering 25 goals and 18 assists for 43 points, along with 18 penalty minutes. He led the team -- and tied for seventh among AHL rookies -- in goals, tied for second on the...
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Calipari calls in to radio show as 'John from Kentucky' to defend himself

What happens if you're a radio host and you blast John Calipari's coaching style? Well, Mike Francesa found out on Wednesday. Francesa had Calipari on his show earlier that day, and after the Kentucky coach left the studio, he told the airwaves that he didn't think that Calipari's strength was coaching. "I said Cal is a great recruiter — a master motivator—...
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Pete Rose: America's for second chances; I want one

Hit king Pete Rose says the following in a clip on ESPN.com culled from an interview for ESPN2's "Outside the Lines" about the 25th anniversary of his banishment from baseball: "I've been led to believe America is a forgiving country, and if you do the right things – keep your nose clean, be a good citizen, pay your taxes, do all the things you're supposed...
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How Baltimore Ravens Drafted Joe Flacco Rather Than Trading Up For Matt Ryan

From Art Modell's founding of the franchise in 1996 to the decision to draft Ray Lewis and Jonathan Ogden, to victories in two Super Bowls the past 15 years, the Baltimore Ravens' short history has been full of highlights. Jamison Hensley has covered much of that history, first as a Baltimore Sun reporter for 11 seasons before moving to ESPN. In this excerpt from his new...
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