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Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson

The Vikings are parting ways with Jerome Simpson. The club announced Thursday evening it had released Simpson, a veteran wideout who’s serving the final week of a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. The decision to move on from Simpson comes after news of the wide receiver’s July 7 citation for marijuana possession and other charges broke earlier Thursday.
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Tiki Barber not ready to give up on these Giants, yet

Tiki Barber has not been shy about criticizing the Giants in the past, and this is certainly a team that is ripe for a ripping. However, the Giants all-time leading rusher sees some hope for this 0-2 team. But first, the Giants have to find a way to survive an offensive malaise that probably will continue for at least a few more weeks. “In three weeks or so they’ll start to...
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Timberwolves feel no rush to extend Ricky Rubio's contract

Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton said he's optimistic the team and point guard Ricky Rubio will negotiate a contract extension but insisted there is no urgency. "If we can get something done sooner, great. If not, we're not necessarily in a rush," Newton said Thursday after a pre-training camp workout. The Wolves and Rubio's agent, Dan Fegan, have...
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Michael Vick: Roger Goodell 'doing a great job'

Looking for someone to defend NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell? We've got your man: Jets backup quarterback and one-time banished superstar Michael Vick. Vick, who was given an indefinite suspension by Goodell in 2007, came to the commish's side when asked about Goodell's recent PR issues, telling ESPN's Rich Cimini he thinks Goodell's "doing a great job....
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Red Sox's Brock Holt cleared to begin baseball activities

Brock Holt's versatility has allowed him to play seven different positions for the Boston Red Sox this season, but a concussion has kept the rookie on the bench since Sept. 12. The 26-year-old met with a doctor on Thursday for a follow-up exam and received some encouraging news, according to Sean McAdam of Comcast SportsNet New England.
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Devils' Jaromir Jagr: "I want to play until 50, maybe more"; Says he can be "better" than 2013-14

Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr is a year older, but, as far as his future is concerned, his approach to this season is the same as it was heading into last season. The 42-year-old future Hall of Famer has no plans for this to be his final season. “I don’t think that way,” Jagr said today after taking his training camp physical. “I love the game. What I want to tell you...
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MacKinnon needs to choose his shots better

Every season we tune in to endless streams of scouting, draft and prospect coverage and hype, gleefully anticipating the “next one”. The NHL and the surrounding media attention builds up teens into idols before they skate in an NHL game. All of this despite the fact that projecting prospect development is an amazingly challenging task. The most recent rendition of the “Next...
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Flyers D Kimmo Timonen's future still uncertain after blood clots

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen offered a status update on his health after blood clots were discovered in his leg and lungs in early August. Timonen hopes to be able to avoid retirement for now, but when he can return to action, if at all, remains to be seen. According to Timonen, it is likely to take months before he'll...
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Nationals claim Twins’ Opening Day shortstop off waivers

t’s not often you see a team’s Opening Day shortstop get claimed off regular, non-revocable waivers in mid-September, but the Twins just lost Pedro Florimon to the Nationals on the waiver wire. Of course, Florimon lost Minnesota’s shortstop job in April and has spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he hit just .257 with a .717 OPS in 85 games.
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Horton Sidelined As Camp Begins

Blue Jackets right wing Nathan Horton is out indefinitely with a back injury that has dogged him most of the summer. It's doubtful he'll take part in training camp and he may miss the early stages of the regular season. No, this is not an "encore" blog entry from last season. Horton played only 36 games last season. He was out until January 1 while recovering from...
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Tony Gonzalez: Robert Griffin III should see sports psychologist

Robert Griffin III needs to see a shrink. That's what future Hall of Fame tight end and current CBS Sports analyst Tony Gonzalez said Thursday. The thing is, Gonzalez wasn't making a joke at RG3's expense -- he was being quite serious. “Once confidence goes in this sport, you will get taken advantage of,” Gonzalez told 106.7 The Fan. “People are too good around...
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Ron Washington: 'I was not true to my wife'

Making his first public statement since resigning as Rangers manager on Sept. 5, Ron Washington said, "I was not true to my wife after 42 years. I broke her trust." Washington offered no further details and declined to take questions at a press conference at a Dallas-area hotel. "I'm embarrassed more than I've ever been in my life," Washington said....
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Derek Jeter gets a little help from Frank Sinatra in this chilling new ad

Derek Jeter has endorsed many products over his illustrious career ranging from Ford, Gillette to XM Radio. The two brands linked the tightest with the Yankee second baseman over the years have been Nike and Gatorade. Nike and Jordan Brand released a fantastic commercial earlier this year titled ‘RE2PECT’ featuring almost everyone they could find tipping a cap to the Yankee...
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Dwyer moved to reserve list, re-sign Parmele

The Cardinals have moved running back Jonathan Dwyer, arrested Wednesday in a domestic violence case, to the reserve/non-football illness list, and brought back running back Jalen Parmele to the active roster to get the team back to four backs going into the San Francisco game. The reserve list Dwyer is on means the Cardinals have the option not to pay him. In addition, the Cardinals...
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DC Matt Wallerstedt fired

Texas Tech fired defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt after the coach was suspected of being under the influence of an unknown substance while on campus, sources told ESPN.com on Thursday. Wallerstedt was sent home from the facility Monday, according to a source. The Red Raiders surrendered 438 rushing yards in a 49-28 loss to Arkansas last weekend, but the team's on-field...
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Rizzo named Branch Rickey winner

Anthony Rizzo has been named the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey Award. He is the youngest to receive the award. The announcement was made in Denver Thursday. Rizzo, 25, will be inducted as the 23rd member of the Baseball Humanitarians Hall of Fame on Nov. 14 at the McNichols Civic Center in Denver. Two days later, on Nov. 16 in Parkland, Fla., Rizzo and his foundation will host...
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NFL players unite to change negative perception

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said Wednesday that NFL players shouldn’t be negatively stereotyped in the wake of recent domestic violence and child abuse cases. “What I hope doesn’t happen as a result of this is that the perception of NFL players is that we’re a bunch of brutes and that we’re beating our wives and abusing our children. And that’s not [the...
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Angel Di Maria: Louis van Gaal made me want to join Manchester United

Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria says the opportunity to work with Louis van Gaal was the driving factor behind his decision to leave Real Madrid. Di Maria, who joined the Red Devils for a British transfer record fee of 59.7 million pounds last month, has enjoyed a bright start to his Old Trafford career and scored the opening goal in his side's emphatic 4-0 win over...
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Ravens player retires to give kidney to younger brother, a retired Steelers player

Ma’ake Kemoeatu missed his final collegiate football game because the NCAA suspended him for improperly providing textbooks to his younger brother. He was a four-year starter at Utah on scholarship and his little brother Tevita was a walk-on. Their parents didn’t have enough money to buy books, so Ma’ake bought them for him and therefore couldn’t play in the Las Vegas Bowl...
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FSU fans lash out at Jameis Winston 'snitches,' totally miss the point

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston reportedly screamed a vulgar sexual phrase on campus and was suspended by the school for the first half of the Seminoles' games against Clemson on Saturday. The incident apparently happened in the middle of the student union on campus, in front of many witnesses. Some of them took to Twitter to describe the scene. Several outlets picked...
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Ron Washington will explain his resignation from the Rangers on Thursday

Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington will explain why he suddenly resigned from the position during a 1:30 p.m. CT press conference on Thursday. Washington stepped down on Sept. 5, with no official word released as to why he left. We have been told why he didn't leave, at least. Narrowing the list down has only further confused the issue. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels...
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Taj Gibson remains underrated, crucial to success

Coming off a breakout offensive season in which he was arguably the Bulls’ most reliable scoring option (certainly in the post) and the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year runner-up (and probably should have won the award), it seemed as if not only Taj Gibson would return to the starting lineup on a permanent basis for the first time since his rookie season, but continue to take on a...
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John Elway’s Son Dodges Jail Time For Domestic Violence Guilty Plea

Jack Elway will avoid jail time after being indicted on charges stemming from an altercation with a girlfriend earlier this year. Elway, the son of Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, has been sentenced to one year of probation and one year of domestic violence counseling after pleading guilty to a charge of disturbing the peace, multiple media outlets reported Thursday. TMZ...
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Coach K refutes Team USA gig benefits Duke

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said the notion that coaching USA Basketball gives him a recruiting advantage is "utterly ridiculous." In his first news conference since leading the U.S. men's national team to gold in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, Krzyzewski pushed back against points raised by a Yahoo! Sports column published Monday. As the head coach of the national...
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Georgia Tech uses LeBron James in sales pitch to nation’s No. 2 basketball prospect

Both Georgia Tech and UGA had in-home visits with Jaylen Brown, the nation’s No. 2 college basketball prospect, within the last few days. And Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory had a creative recruiting pitch that related to the world’s best basketball player, LeBron James. “Coach Gregory expressed to him the importance of staying home, and he talked about how it affected LeBron...
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