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Pompey, Kawasaki among Blue Jays' call-ups

The Toronto Blue Jays have taken advantage of Major League Baseball's expanded rosters for September and recalled five players from the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. Rookie outfielder Dalton Pompey, fan favourite infielder Munenori Kawasaki and a trio of pitchers, lefties Aaron Loup and Jeff Francis, as well as Ryan Tepera will join the team in Toronto on Tuesday where the American League...
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Urban Meyer: Ohio State will play both quarterbacks in 2015

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said after practice Tuesday that the Buckeyes will use both J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones during the 2015 season. “I would anticipate that throughout the course of year we'll play both quarterbacks,” Meyer told reporters. Ohio State finished the 2014 season with three talented, experienced quarterbacks capable of starting in 2015. In July, senior...
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Ailing Ramirez won't play outfield again this season

The experiment is over and it didn't go according to plan. Interim manager Torey Lovullo said Tuesday that Hanley Ramirez will not appear in the outfield again this season for the Boston Red Sox, leaving Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and Jackie Bradley Jr. the bulk of the work. With Ramirez out of action with a sore right shoulder, Lovullo is "hopeful" he will play before the...
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Teixeira out indefinitely with significant bone bruise

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is expected to miss at least two weeks after an MRI revealed a significant bone bruise on his ailing right leg. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters prior to Tuesday's game against Boston that Teixeira hasn't improved "at all" since his original diagnosis, and the club expects him to be sidelined for "an extended period...
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3 potential landing spots for Patrick Kane

When the Chicago Blackhawks skated off the ice with their third Stanley Cup in six years back in June, it seemed unthinkable that Patrick Kane's name would come up in trade speculation ahead of training camp. Yet, amid an ongoing police investigation revolving around an alleged sexual assault, and even as an eight-year, $84-million contract extension gets set to kick in, as many...
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Makers of Sony’s ‘Concussion’ Film Tried to Avoid Angering N.F.L., Emails Show

When Sony Pictures Entertainment decided to make a movie focusing on the death and dementia professional football players have endured from repeated hits to the head — and the N.F.L.’s efforts toward a cover-up — the studio signed Will Smith to star as one of the first scientists to disclose the problem. It named the film bluntly, “Concussion.” But in the end even this...
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Four-star forward Juwan Durham commits to UConn

Four-star power forward Juwan Durham verbally committed to UConn, he announced on Tuesday. Rivals.com rates the Tampa Prep (Fla.) star No. 27 overall in the 2016 class. The 6'9" Durham visited the UConn campus over the weekend and came away impressed enough to pledge his services to head coach Kevin Ollie and the Huskies. Durham had tweeted on Monday that he planned to announce...
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Aaron Lennon inks three-year deal with Everton

Aaron Lennon spent the second half of last season on loan at Everton, and today that move has been made permanent. The 28-year-old winger signed a three-year contract keeping him at Goodison Park, officially ending his long tenure at Tottenham Hotspur. Lennon spent nine seasons at Tottenham, making more than 350 appearances for the club. He also played for England at the 2006 and...
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Memphis suspends six connected to Miami Beach Brawl

BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall will announce which of his players were suspended because of their actions in last year’s bowl game after the 2015 opener is played. His counterpart, however, is a being a little more forthcoming. Monday, Memphis head coach Justin Fuente announced six players are facing game suspensions because of their actions in the infamous post-game Miami...
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Wizards expect Tomas Satoransky to join them in summer of 2016

Back in 2012, PBT got a first-hand look at Tomas Satoransky at Adidas Eurocamp and came away impressed: “Satoransky ran the point and played off the ball equally well, and whipped the ball around the perimeter with confidence, always looking to create the best shot for his teammates. When it was his turn to score, he showcased a smooth stroke from the outside, and was able to...
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Judge Berman “anticipates” Brady ruling by end of the week

On Monday, Judge Richard Berman said that he fully expected to issue a ruling in the Tom Brady case on Tuesday or Wednesday. It’s after 5 p.m. on Tuesday in New York and there’s been no ruling issued yet, so it seems unlikely to be delivered on September 1. September 2 may not be the day either based on an order issued by Berman on Tuesday afternoon.
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QB Connor Cook on not being voted a Michigan State captain: 'It stinks'

A subject isn't really closed until the subject speaks, and Connor Cook did so today on not being voted an MSU captain. Before he did, MSU coach Mark Dantonio said at his news conference that Cook "drives the car, the truck, the train, pilots the plane, however you want to term it." Before that, the three guys who were voted captain – Jack Allen, Shilique Calhoun and Darien Harris...
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Bill O’Brien starts charity swear jar for cursing on ‘Hard Knocks’

When mama isn’t happy then nobody’s happy. So when Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien’s mother wasn’t happy with all his cursing on HBO’s Hard Knocks, he had to do something to get back in her good graces. He didn’t stop swearing, but he has started a swear jar, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. The proceeds from the jar will benefit the Texans’...
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Maple Leafs' top prospects hope to accelerate rebuild

Some of the Toronto Maple Leafs' top prospects are hoping the changes made this summer will increase their chances of making the team this season. Mitch Marner, Connor Brown and Kasperi Kapanen, who were in Toronto on Monday at the NHL Players' Association Rookie Showcase, believe the additions of general manager Lou Lamoriello and coach Mike Babcock will create opportunities for...
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Coming to Grips with the CBJ Blueline Situation

I'll admit, I allowed myself to get convinced that Christian Ehrhoff was going to be a Blue Jacket, or at least that he'd be handed an invitation to try to make the team in training camp. It was never reported as being a done deal, I just figured it made so much sense, how could it not happen? Of course, Ehrhoff ended up signing with the Kings, with the news coming out right smack...
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Flames make the best of an imperfect situation with Mark Giordano contract

This is the situation: your captain, who also so happens to be your best player, is up for a contract extension within the year. You've made it clear his retention is a priority for your franchise. You aren't swimming in cap space as you once were, but you definitely have the room to get a deal that's fair for both sides done. This is the hiccup: he'll be 33 years old when his new...
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Craig Anderson Is The Senators Most Important Piece In 2015-16

This past season Ottawa realized that they actually have quite a few top line players on their team, besides the obvious superstar Erik Karlsson. Mark Stone broke out, Mike Hoffman lead the team in goals, Kyle Turris continued his improvement as a first line centre, Mika Zibanejad showed flashes of being a first liner, Bobby Ryan can still contribute 50-60 points, and Patrick Wiercioch...
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Eichel signs card deal with Leaf, attends Upper Deck Rookie Showcase

Jack Eichel is a popular man right now. Weeks after signing an equipment deal with Bauer, the young star has signed a multi-year exclusive trading card deal with Leaf. The company's CEO Brian Gray said it was one of the most lucrative autograph trading deals for a rookie in any sport. "Unlike some other 2015 draftees, Jack has no autographs on the market," Gray said in a release...
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Five-star 2016 guard Frank Jackson verbally commits to Duke

The Mike Krzyzewski/Duke recruiting train has not lost any speed this summer. And on Tuesday night, Duke picked up another five-star prospect. Frank Jackson, who plays at Lone Peak High School, in Utah, verbally pledged to Krzyzewski at a press conference Tuesday evening. Scout.com was the first to report the news. Jackson, who will graduate next spring, wasn't originally seen as...
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Blues invite Scottie Upshall to training camp on pro tryout

Scottie Upshall is going to have to work for his next NHL contract. The free-agent forward has been invited to attend St. Louis Blues training camp on a professional tryout, general manager Doug Armstrong announced Tuesday.
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Bob McNair: Patriots caused problem by not cooperating with Deflategate

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair believes the Patriots are to blame for the Deflategate scandal in large part because they did not cooperate with the NFL’s investigation. McNair joined Mike Meltser and Seth Payne on Texans Radio Tuesday and shared his opinions on Deflategate. “What escalated the whole thing is that (Tom) Brady and the Patriots were going to cooperate fully,...
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Eight Oakland A's earn September call ups

The Oakland Athletics called up eight players Tuesday, the first day active rosters may be expanded to up to 40 players. They are: Catcher: Carson Blair Outfielder: Jason Pridie Utility: Tyler Ladendorf Starter: RHP Cody Martin Relievers: RHP Ryan Dull, RHP R.J. Alvarez, RHP Arnold Leon, RHP Dan Otero The additions of Blair, Pridie, and Dull to the 40-man roster were offset by ...
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Angels may have a new GM before the season ends

Jeff Fletcher of OC Register had an interesting article tonight regarding the Angels' vacant general manager gig, the same gig that was left vacant when Jerry Dipoto resigned on July 1. Bill Stoneman was appointed "interim" GM and from the sound of Fletcher's source, they want to get someone in that red polo ASAP. The Angels have already conducted multiple interviews for their general...
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Astros designate Jake Buchanan for assignment, add Joe Thatcher to 40-man roster

The Astros have designated pitcher Jake Buchanan for assignment in order to add relief pitcher Joe Thatcher, per the Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich. Buchanan has bounced between the Astros and Triple A Fresno (and Oklahoma City before that) for that past two season. He appeared in 22 games during his major league career, making two starts in 2014. This season, he has mostly been...
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UCLA CB Ishmael Adams suspended indefinitely after alleged robbery

Jim Mora announced Tuesday junior cornerback Ishmael Adams has been suspended indefinitely following his Sunday arrest on suspicion of felony robbery, and per the Associated Press will not play in UCLA's season-opener against Virginia this Saturday. Adams was arrested early Sunday morning by university police on suspicion of felony robbery. Adams is accused of stealing a cell phone...
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