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Report: Blue Jays acquire Tulowitzki from Rockies

The Toronto Blue Jays have traded for Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes and some minor-leaguers are reportedly heading Colorado’s way in the deal More to come.
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Stars' Seguin skating without knee brace

Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin said his injured right knee is healing and he expects to open training camp without a brace. "I want to go free," Seguin told The Dallas Morning News on Monday. "I'm sure you can use a smaller brace or a lighter brace, but they say that once you start relying on them, you never get off. I like skating without one, and I want to keep it that way...
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Lidstrom says Lemieux was best he faced: report

Retired Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom said former Pittsburgh Penguins center Mario Lemieux was the best player he faced during his career, according to a report in the Swedish newspaper Expressen. "It was all about Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Steve Yzerman," said Lidstrom, who will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November. "Lemieux had an incredible...
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The Astros are "making a big push" for Cole Hamels

The Astros acquired Scott Kazmir from the Athletics last week, but they are still thinking big as they make a push for the postseason. According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Astros “remain in the thick” of the bidding for Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels and are “making a big push” to get a deal done. We heard yesterday that there is “momentum building” toward a trade...
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Phil Jackson on relationship with Kobe: 'Quite often I could feel his hatred'

The holy trinity of Los Angeles Lakers basketball in the early 2000's - featuring Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, and head coach Phil Jackson - didn't need to like each other, as long as they won together. And that they did, to the tune of three-straight NBA championships from 2000 to 2002. The on-court brilliance of the "Black Mamba" and "Superman," paired with the Zen mastery of...
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Broncos' Shane Ray says he's '100 percent' healthy heading into camp

Denver Broncos rookie Shane Ray has declared himself completely healthy after a toe injury limited him during the offseason. The talented pass rusher fell to the Broncos in the first round of the draft after being cited for marijuana possession. Now fully recovered, Ray doesn't expect to miss any time during training camp, crediting the Broncos organization with helping him get...
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Willie Mays rookie card worth $175K stolen from actor Rob Schnieder's house

Rob Schneider's home was burglarized Friday night and uber-expensive jewelry was taken, but nothing as expensive as an ultra-rare baseball card. The "Deuce Bigalow" star was at the Comedy Film Festival in Montreal, and his wife and kid were out to dinner in L.A. when the thieves broke into their Encino home. They made off with his wife's diamond engagement ring, a Cartier watch...
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Russell Wilson will shut down contract talks if no deal in place by Friday

Russell Wilson will shut down contract negotiations with the Seahawks if he does not have a new deal by the time Seattle begins training camp on Friday, sources told ESPN's John Clayton and Jim Trotter. Although a long-term deal for Wilson remains Seattle's top priority, the star quarterback does not want contract talks to extend into training camp, according to sources. Wilson...
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Jamal Mayers returning to 'Hawks in front office role

Jamal Mayers, who played in 100 games with Chicago and won a Stanley Cup with the team in 2013, is returning to the Blackhawks in a community liaison role. “We are proud to welcome Jamal back to the organization in this role,” Blackhawks president John McDonough said in a statement. “We envision him being a strong asset to the Blackhawks as we continue to focus on the growth of youth hockey
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Cardinals Add First Female Coach

During the owners meetings in March at the Arizona Biltmore, someone asked Bruce Arians about the possibility of female coaches in the NFL. “The minute they can prove they can make a player better, they’ll be hired,” Arians said, noting that’s all any player ever really wants. It was soon after that Arians heard from the coach of the Texas Revolution in the Indoor Football...
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Mike Pettine leaves door open for Johnny Manziel to be starter

Johnny Manziel begins training camp as the Cleveland Browns' backup, but coach Mike Pettine said Manziel can still win the starting quarterback job based on performance. Pettine added that it's still likely that Josh McCown will be the Browns' Week 1 starter against the New York Jets on Sept. 13. "I don't think anything's changed," Pettine said as he discussed the team three days...
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Rams sign Isaiah Battle

When the Colts signed a pair of third-round picks on Friday, all 2015 draft picks were under contract. On Monday, the entire 2015 supplemental draft class agreed to terms. It was a class of one.
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Mitch Callahan says he'll be ready for Red Wings camp, but not a return to AHL

Mitch Callahan doesn't want to let a knee injury slow his progress to the NHL and lead him into another season with the Grand Rapids Griffins. The four-year AHL veteran, who underwent knee surgery following a torn right ACL on Feb. 13, expects to be ready and competitive when the Detroit Red Wings open training camp Sept. 19 in Traverse City. "It feels good, doesn't bother me at...
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Ex-Redskins TE Chris Cooley says comeback might be delayed until season begins

Former Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley remains realistic about his possible comeback -- and knows it might not happen until after the season begins. Cooley said during his show on ESPN980 that he did talk to Arizona before it signed Jermaine Gresham. But he said doesn't anticipate a team signing him before training camp. And he added that he doesn't want to get too excited...
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Cubs release Edwin Jackson, eat $15 million left on contract

Edwin Jackson is officially a free agent, as the Cubs released the veteran right-hander after designating him for assignment last week. That means Chicago is on the hook for the remaining $15 million or so on Jackson’s four-year, $52 million contract and he’s now able to sign with any team for whatever he can get.
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Brandon Marshall worries about NFL drug test after weekend in Jamaica

Over the weekend, Brandon Marshall found himself in a bit of a hazy situation. In Jamaica for his sister's wedding, Marshall wasn't necessarily partaking in any sort of activities that could get him suspended, but that didn't stop him from worrying about his next drug test. According to Marshall, Jamaica smells like Denver, where smoking marijuana is legal. Naturally, Marshall got...
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Retirement decision looms for Daniel Briere

Not long ago, Daniel Briere took his two oldest sons to California for an annual summer camp run by CAA Sports agency for its young undrafted hockey clients. It was a nod to Briere’s standing with longtime agent Pat Brisson and partner J.P. Barry that Briere’s boys Caelan, 17, and Carson, 15, got a chance to skate with promising young players, including Auston Matthews, who...
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Mets acquire Clippard in deal with Athletics

The New York Mets have acquired right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Casey Meisner. The Mets remain in the hunt for the National League East division title, sitting just two games behind the Washington Nationals. The addition of Clippard gives the Mets another decent bullpen arm, but doesn’t necessarily...
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Red Sox trade Victorino to Angels

The Boston Red Sox today traded outfielder Shane Victorino and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for infielder Josh Rutledge. To fill Victorino's spot on the 25-man roster, outfielder Rusney Castillo was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket and is expected to start in tonight's series opener against the Chicago White Sox beginning at 7:10 p.m. at Fenway...
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Russian president Vladimir Putin: People like Sepp Blatter 'deserve the Nobel Prize'

Russian president Vladimir Putin and outgoing FIFA supremo Sepp Blatter are close friends. That's the only explanation for recent comments by the former, who - after spending time with the embattled football chief during the recent World Cup qualifying draw in St. Petersburg - says Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for his management of football's governing body. Seriously. "We all...
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Rams Discussing Contract Extension With CB Janoris Jenkins

Rand Getlin of NFL Media reports that the Rams are currently engaged in contract discussions with CB Janoris Jenkins regarding a long-term extension. According to Getlin, Jenkins and his representatives would like to get a deal done before the start of the regular season, and there’s reportedly optimism that this could happen.
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Texans Place OLB Jadeveon Clowney & LB Akeem Dent On PUP List

The Houston Texans placed OLB Jadeveon Clowney and LB Akeem Dent on the active/PUP list on Monday, according to the NFL transactions release. Last we heard regarding Clowney’s recovery from microfracture surgery, Texans team physician Dr. Walt Lowe mentioned that former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney “looks spectacular” seven months removed from the procedure.
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Buccaneers bring back defensive end Da’Quan Bowers

The Buccaneers haven’t needed Da’Quan Bowers all offseason. But now that camp’s about to start, they realized some depth at defensive end might not be bad to have. The Bucs announced they had re-signed the free agent, who had sat on the market untouched all offseason.
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Astros bump Taylor Swift to prepare for postseason run

So remember back in December 2014 when Taylor Swift announced all the tour dates for her 1989 tour, and the Houston Astros sent out a tweet saying that the date was subject to change due to an Astros' postseason run. Remember when everybody (Ok, it was me) made fun of the Astros because nobody thought it was likely they would make such a run. Well, jokes on me, because Monday,...
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Pettine calls idea of power struggle completely inaccurate

In his press conference Monday, Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine denied the report that there is a power struggle between he and general manager Ray Farmer. Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland reported last week that there was a tug of war between Pettine and Farmer in Berea. Pettine dismissed the idea of any issue between he and Farmer.
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