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Marlins again interested in A's reliever Jim Johnson

Though they failed to pull the trigger on an earlier deal for A's reliever Jim Johnson, it appears the the Marlins continue to remain interested in Oakland's struggling former closer, according to sources. One player the A's have discussed with the Marlins as a possible trade return: Marlins minor league pitching prospect Adam Conley. After posting 50-save seasons each...
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Seahawks' Sidney Rice has decided to retire

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Rice has decided to retire due to concussion concerns, according to a source who has spoken with the wide receiver. ProFootballTalk first reported Rice's retirement. The team later announced the news. Rice had been expected to be in a camp battle this summer for a role as an outside receiver in Seattle. He re-signed with...
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Cubs option Mike Olt to Triple-A

The Chicago Cubs optioned third baseman Mike Olt to Triple-A Iowa late Tuesday to make room on the roster for Wednesday night's starter, Tsuyoshi Wada. Olt had been with the Cubs since making the team out of spring training, but he struggled at the plate and struck out 84 times this season, including three Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres before he was demoted. He...
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Chris Kluwe, Vikes to continue talks

The attorney for former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said he won't file suit against the team for now, after conversations with a Vikings attorney re-opened the door for settlement discussions. Clayton Halunen, Kluwe's attorney, said in an email on Wednesday afternoon that he had talked with Vikings attorney Joe Anthony, and that both agreed to recommend continued...
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Reggie Wayne: 'I'm ready to go'

The revving of the engine could be heard well into the distance. Indianapolis Colts coaches and players lined up with their phones ready to snap pictures, as they knew veteran receiver Reggie Wayne was ready to make his customary grand entrance to training camp at Anderson University. And in typical fashion, Wayne didn't disappoint, reporting to training camp Wednesday morning...
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Cemetery decries fan's actions

A Cleveland Browns fan posted a video on YouTube showing himself urinating beside Art Modell's grave in Pikesville, Maryland. The unidentified man in the video, titled "Browns Fan 'Pays Respects' to Modell," arrives at the gravesite dressed in a Baltimore Ravens Ed Reed jersey. He then pulls it off to reveal a Browns Lyle Alzado No. 77 jersey and apparently...
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Mark Fayne looking forward to larger western opponents in move from Devils to Oilers

Mark Fayne has spent most of his life on the East Coast. But when an opportunity arose to go west, the Nashua, N.H., product jumped at it. Fayne, 27, will join the Edmonton Oilers blue-line this season, having signed as a free agent from the New Jersey Devils. On Tuesday, Fayne was touring his new city. "They (Devils) tried to keep me, but they also have a lot of guys in...
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Broncos linebacker Von Miller cleared for training camp

The Denver Broncos lost five defensive starters to season-ending injuries or illness during their Super Bowl run last season. All but one of them has been cleared to practice when the team begins training camp on Thursday. Outside linebacker Von Miller (ACL), defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (hip), safety Rahim Moore (lower leg) and defensive end Derek Wolfe (neck/illness) have...
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Jacques Martin is now Pittsburgh’s senior advisor of hockey operations

The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Jacques Martin senior advisor of hockey operations, the club announced today. From the press release: His duties will include monitoring NHL games, with an emphasis on Eastern Conference teams, assessing how the Penguins compare to the competition. He will report his information to general manager Jim Rutherford. Martin, who spent last season...
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Sakic says there was ‘never any animosity’ between Avs and O’Reilly

“There was never any animosity between us this whole time. Any of the perceived animosity came from the outside.” That was Joe Sakic today, to the Denver Post, after the Avalanche and Ryan O’Reilly agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract, avoiding a potentially nasty arbitration hearing in the process. Sakic, Colorado’s executive VP of hockey ops, also said the Avs want...
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Aggravated assault arrest leads to Georgia dismissing DT Taylor

Following an arrest for aggravated assault earlier this week, Georgia has dismissed defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor. As reported yesterday, Taylor was arrested for the second time this offseason, this time being charged for aggravated assault on a female. According to The Telegraph, Taylor was released from jail after 28 hours. Soon after his release from jail, the University of...
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Former Brooklyn Net Jerry Stackhouse, while spotted with Derek Jeter, tells News that he’s ‘looking to coach’

While Derek Jeter held court Monday at Columbus Circle, promoting his latest business venture -- the Luvo food company -- retired basketball star Jerry Stackhouse stood nearby, virtually unnoticed among the throng of fans and tourists gathered on the sidewalk. But the former Brooklyn Net and NBA veteran is hardly idle these days, and told the Daily News that he is “looking to...
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Bulls have offered Gibson, McDermott and Mirotic for Love

The Chicago Bulls have offered a package of Taj Gibson and rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic to the Minnesota Timberwolves for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a league source told SheridanHoops.com on Wednesday. The package is extremely intriguing to the Timberwolves, but there is a catch; it cannot be completed for another 29 days because McDermott and Mirotic signed their...
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Cubs weigh position changes for Javier Baez and Kris Bryant

With a straight face, Jed Hoyer said it’s important to focus on what’s up here at Wrigley Field right now — a last-place team flirting with a 100-loss pace. But the Cubs general manager did make a larger point about the obsession with Triple-A/Double-A kids. “It’s fun to look at the box scores in Iowa and Tennessee,” Hoyer said before Tuesday’s 6-0 win over the San...
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Kelly Johnson goes on Yankees’ disabled list with groin injury

Kelly Johnson isn’t as needed in the Yankees’ lineup following the trade for Chase Headley and now he won’t be available at all for a while, as the utility man has been placed on the disabled list with a strained groin. Johnson signed a one-year, $3 million deal this offseason and has played all over the diamond, starting games at third base, first base, left field, and right field.
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Peyton Manning top QB in new 'Madden'

There are Pro Bowl selections and plenty of all-everything teams revealed in every NFL season. Some players are named, some are snubbed and the discussion on all fronts can be lively. And then there's what Donny Moore does. Moore, who laughingly calls himself a "former sandwich artist who has had the greatest of opportunities, is a 36-year-old guy whose decisions are debated...
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Houston releases Brad Smelley, leaving Jay Prosch as Texans' only fullback

The Houston Texans waived former Alabama standout Brad Smelley on Tuesday, leaving Jay Prosch from Auburn as the only fullback on the NFL team's roster. The Cleveland Browns selected Smelley as a tight end in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He ended up on the Browns' practice squad until being activated on Dec. 10, 2012. The Browns released Smelley at the end of...
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C.J. Mosley, rookies eager to show coaches, veterans they belong

For long stretches of the offseason, Ravens first-round pick C.J. Mosley and his fellow rookies have toiled on their own, learning the playbook and the team culture while veterans parachuted in for organized team activities and minicamp. After a week of practices mostly on their own, Mosley said he and the newest batch of Ravens are ready to show themselves to both the coaching...
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Jets to reward good fan behavior

When the visiting team commits a false-start penalty or burns a timeout before the two-minute warning, ostensibly because of crowd noise, the fans attending New York Jets home games will receive "rewards" points that could lead to a seat in the owner's suite or a ticket on the team plane for future games. The perk is part of an incentive program for season-ticket holders...
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Miami Dolphins Super Bowl odds aren't flattering

Training camp's start is right around the corner, and that means NFL odds makers are trying to profit off your excitement for the 2014 NFL season. Every year the odds makers produce a pre-training camp line on all 32 NFL teams, and their Super bowl odds. This season the Miami Dolphins' odds of winning it all isn't bery flattering. SportsBettingDime.com gives the Dolphins...
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Watkins makes like Moss at Bills camp

In his prime, Randy Moss made it look easy. With long arms, big strides and blazing speed, Moss both towered over defenders and blew past them. He had a way of making downfield catches seem effortless, the football equivalent of Yao Ming grabbing a rebound. Through three training camp practices, I can't help but think of Moss when I watch Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins...
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Brian Orakpo vows contract won’t be an issue in 2014

Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo may yet sign a long-term contract with the team that drafted him five years ago. In that ideal future, Orakpo, chosen No. 13 overall in the first round of the 2009 draft, would retire in a Washington jersey, bask in the adulation of the home fans at FedEx Field and head into retirement with a handful of franchise records, including most sacks. He...
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DT Henry Melton will be cleared to open Cowboys training camp

Henry Melton will be cleared to take part in the Cowboys first practice of training camp, sources said. The defensive tackle must pass Wednesday’s physical before his status becomes official. But club officials don’t anticipate any red flags to appear in Melton’s return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
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Buccaneers cut veteran corner D.J. Moore

Veteran cornerback D.J. Moore signed with the Buccaneers this offseason hoping to win their nickel job. As it turns out, he won’t be winning any job. The Bucs announced they cut Moore, and signed journeyman tackle J.B. Shugarts and undrafted linebacker Jeremy Grable.
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Falcons place Corey Peters, Zeke Motta on PUP list

Wide receiver Julio Jones has been cleared to practice in at least a limited fashion, but the Falcons will wait a little longer before giving two defensive players returning from injuries the green light to hit the practice field. The Falcons announced that defensive tackle Corey Peters and safety Zeke Motta have been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list to start training camp.
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