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LeBron's decision to rejoin Cavs will be announced on his Web site before he leaves for World Cup

The Decision has been made, even though it hasn’t been made public by the man himself. LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, a league source tells SheridanHoops.com. James met with Miami Heat president Pat Riley on Wednesday in Las Vegas to deliver the news, and Riley did his best to try to get James to reconsider, comparing the stability of the Heat organization...
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Mavs, Rockets discussing Chandler Parsons sign-and-trade

The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets are discussing potential sign-and-trade scenarios involving restricted free agent Chandler Parsons, Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson told reporters on Thursday, via ESPN's Tim McMahon. The offer sheet Parsons signed at a club has not been submitted to the Rockets yet. If Dallas sends Houston a signed offer sheet, the Rockets would...
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Pierzynski unpopular because he spent 'significant' time on his phone

The Red Sox designated catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment on Wednesday, mostly because he was unproductive and they had a younger, better option in prospect Christian Vazquez. It was a common sense move. Pierzynski has long had a reputation for being a bit of a jerk, though it was often played off as a "you hate playing against him but love having him on your team"...
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Bulls Hope To Acquire Gasol In Sign-And-Trade For Boozer

Sources indicate that the Chicago Bulls hope to pursue a sign-and-trade with the Los Angeles Lakers involving Pau Gasol and the expiring contract of Carlos Boozer. The window to use the amnesty provision on Boozer officially started on Wednesday night. By trading Boozer in a deal for Gasol, the Bulls would keep their exceptions to target players such as possibly Nikola Mirotic...
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Jury finds Dodgers negligent in Stow beating

A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating in a Dodger Stadium parking lot won his negligence lawsuit Wednesday, with a jury agreeing that the Dodgers didn't provide adequate security and were partly to blame for the attack. Bryan Stow's father said his son probably wouldn't understand the details of the settlement that will give him about $14...
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Javier Mascherano tore his anus during Argentina win

Argentina defender Javier Mascherano laid it all on the line for his country on Wednesday. No, I mean he really, really went all out. Mascherano may have saved the game with a tremendous tackle on Netherlands forward Arjen Robben in the 90th minute to keep the score 0-0. And you know what else happened? He tore his anus. Mascherano, who seemed embarrassed, told reporters about...
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Ott returns to Blues with two-year contract

Steve Ott signed a two-year contract to remain with the St. Louis Blues, the team announced Thursday. Financial terms were not released, but Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the total value to be $5.2 million. Ott, 31, joined the Blues before the trade deadline last season following a trade from the Buffalo Sabres. He had no goals and three assists in 23...
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Louisville coach Rick Pitino: 'I can go for a long time'

Rick Pitino's game plan doesn't include retirement any time soon. The 61-year-old Louisville men's basketball coach said Wednesday he "can go for a long time" thanks to the enthusiasm provided by recent Cardinals recruiting classes. Pitino said during a news conference discussing a roster that's preparing to enter the tough Atlantic Coast Conference that...
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Dwyane Wade is the biggest loser of the NBA offseason

Dwyane Wade needs a hug. Well, not really. Wade is a multi-millionaire who has won 3 NBA rings and is marrying Gabrielle Union. He doesn’t need your pity. That being said, Wade is far and away the biggest loser in this month of NBA free agency. As rumors swirl and contracts get offered, as LeBron James and Chris Bosh evaluate their best options, Wade remains sitting on the sidelines...
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Slowing down Oilers’ top prospect ‘tough, almost impossible’ assignment

For the last two seasons, whenever their Western Hockey League clubs squared off, Dylan Bredo had a six-foot-one, 201-pound headache on his hands. The Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman was routinely tasked with the assignment of checking Leon Draisaitl. “It was tough, almost impossible,” Bredo said of those matchups with the Prince Albert Raiders’ star centre. “You just had...
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Oilers sign Jeff Petry to one-year, $3.075-million contract

After pitching different options back and forth, the end result for Jeff Petry and the Edmonton Oilers was a one-year contract. Petry’s $3.075-million deal will set him up for unrestricted free agency after the 2014-15 season. “It was something that both sides had gone back and forth about, discussing all the options from terms to dollars,” the 26-year-old defenceman said...
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Oilers sign goalie Richard Bachman to a one-year contract

The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Richard Bachman to a one-year contract. The 5’10”, 176 pound goalie played three games with the Oilers last season, registering a .916 save percentage and 3.02 goals against average. Bachman made an awesome 47 saves in his Oilers debut on October 27, 2013, in a tilt versus the Los Angeles Kings. The Oilers lost 2-1 in a shootout.
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Gaudreau takes stock in whirlwind year as he prepares for first NHL training camp

The name has been talked about around the city since 2011. But finally, after four years of summer development camps, John Gaudreau’s next trip will be for this fall’s Calgary Flames training camp. “It’s a little different,” said skilled winger following Wednesday’s final scrimmage at WinSport arena, signalling the final day of the annual prospects grind. “I’m coming...
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Decision on surgery for Crosby still up in the air

Penguins center Sidney Crosby injured his right wrist “during the season,” general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement released Wednesday. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported earlier Wednesday that Crosby faces arthroscopic surgery on that wrist to correct an injury that limited his effectiveness in the playoffs, and that the team captain is not expected to miss any...
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Starling Marte goes on bereavement list

The Pirates placed outfielder Starling Marte on the bereavement list Wednesday because of the death or illness of a family member and called up infielder Matt Hague from Class AAA Indianapolis to take his place. Marte must spend at least three days, but no more than seven, on the bereavement list. The Pirates selected the contract of Hague, who was not on the 40-man roster, and...
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NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759 million. The estimate of the new salary cap was $63.2 million.
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FIFA rejects appeal by Suarez, Uruguay against four-month ban

FIFA has rejected an appeal by Luis Suarez and the Uruguay Football Federation (AUF) against his four-month ban from all soccer activities for biting an opponent. The appeal was lodged against the sanctions imposed on the Liverpool striker by FIFA's disciplinary committee for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini. They included a nine-match international ban plus a 100,000 Swiss...
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The internet claims that LeBron James is returning to Cleveland...here is the evidence

The internet is a wonderful place. People can say whatever they want, speculate in any way they want, and basically just make stuff up as they see fit. Here is some of the better "evidence" that LeBron James will be taking his talents back to Cleveland, Ohio.I always though LeBron would eventually return to the Cavaliers, but I assumed it would be later in his career after...
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Report: Andre Johnson wants a trade, four teams interested

Andre Johnson has already said he’s not sure he’ll show up for Texans training camp. But what he really wants is to show up for someone else’s. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Johnson has told the Texans he wants to play elsewhere, and four teams are interested in making a move. But to this point, the Texans haven’t budged, on money or location. Johnson...
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Clippers, Cavaliers Among Teams Interested In Anthony Tolliver

Free agent Anthony Tolliver has been in substantial conversations with six NBA teams – including the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers – as a stretch-forward addition, league sources told RealGM. Tolliver has also received interest from the Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Hornets among other organizations, sources said, and teams...
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Erik Gudbranson signs two-year extension with Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers took steps to securing the future of their blueline Thursday by re-signing restricted free agent defenseman Erik Gudbranson to a two-year deal. The young defender has not quite lived up to lofty expectations following his being selected with the third overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, but at 22 likely has a ways to go to get to his ceiling. "Erik...
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Giants targeting Friday to activate Marco Scutaro

Marco Scutaro is 38 years old, he has a chronic back injury, he was a defensive liability at second base last season and 11 NL second basemen posted a higher slugging percentage than he did. No, he does not profile as a difference-making force for a team that has scored 30 runs over its past 14 games. But the Giants plan to find out what Scutaro has left, and soon. The veteran...
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Watch Rory McIlroy drive the green on a 436-yard par-4

Rory McIlroy was sizzling at Royal Aberdeen on Thursday. He set a course record with his 64 and leads the Scottish Open after the first day. Oh yeah, he also slammed a ridiculous 436-yard drive off the tee on the par-4 13th hole.Now, I understand that the drive was wind-aided, they are playing on a harder surface than we are used to seeing on the US PGA Tour, and the 13th hole at...
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Bulls likely losers in Carmelo Anthony derby

A wild Wednesday passed with the NBA's free-agent moratorium ending, LeBron James' future in limbo, Carmelo Anthony likely announcing his return to the Knicks on Thursday and the Bulls focused on Pau Gasol. Twitter somehow survived. Though the Bulls had yet to be told officially they're out of the Anthony sweepstakes, the New York Daily News reported Anthony will make...
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Jon Lester shouldn't be part of Red Sox' selloff

The first domino -- in the person of A.J. Pierzynski -- fell Wednesday, with the Red Sox designating the veteran catcher for assignment and moving forward with Christian Vazquez behind the plate. Starter Jake Peavy will probably be next, shipped to some National League playoff contender (or pretender) for a marginal prospect or two. In time, there could be a dismantling of the...
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