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Wild's Cooke suspended seven games for kneeing

Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been suspended seven games for kneeing Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie during Game Three of the teams' First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series in St. Paul on Monday, April 21, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. If the term of the suspension is not fully served during the 2014 Stanley...
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2014 NFL Schedule: Seahawks host Packers in Week 1

The NFL season will kick off with a rematch of one of the most famous games in NFL history. As part of Wednesday's NFL schedule release, we learned that the Green Bay Packers will open the season in Seattle to face the Seahawks. The September 4th game will be the first trip for Aaron Rodgers and company to the great Northwest since the "Fail Mary" play helped define...
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Giants bust out for 12 runs, win on Sanchez’s slam

In one segment of Giants fandom, Hector Sanchez has been traded, sold, demoted and released about 100 times as he has struggled after being brought to the majors earlier then they should have. For one day, Sanchez demonstrated why he is here and once again came up clutch. Sanchez’s grand slam off Chad Bettis with one out in the 11th inning gave the Giants a 12-8 lead en route...
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Patriots exercise 2015 option on Nate Solder’s contract

Teams have until May 3 to exercise fifth-year options on contracts given to first-round picks in 2011 and many teams have already gone ahead and locked up productive players well ahead of the deadline. You can add the Patriots to that list. Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com reports that the Patriots have decided to exercise the option on tackle Nate Solder’s contract. It shouldn’t...
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Heat agree on 10-year extension to remain in Miami through 2040

As the Miami HEAT embarks on its historical quest for a fourth straight appearance in the NBA Finals and our third consecutive NBA Championship, I am happy to announce that we have come to an agreement with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, subject to the approval of the Board of County Commissioners, to extend our partnership with Miami-Dade County for an additional 10 years...
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Seager's walk-off blast ends Mariners skid with 5-3 win over Astros

Well, how about this? Just when it appeared the Mariners were headed toward a ninth straight loss Wednesday afternoon, Kyle Seager unloaded a three-run homer that delivered a 5-3 walk-off victory over the Houston Astros. It was Seager’s second homer of the game, and it erased what loomed as another frustrating loss. He jumped a first-pitch offering from Josh Fields, who simply...
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Martin Perez pitches Rangers to sweep of A’s

More mound brilliance from Martin Perez on Wednesday and more contributions from unexpected sources at the plate resulted in the Texas Rangers finishing off a three-game sweep of the Oakland A’s. Perez tossed his second consecutive three-hit shutout, and Donnie Murphy hit his first homer of the season to help the Rangers beat the A’s 3-0 at O.Co Coliseum. It’s only April...
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Cubs blow 3-run lead in 9th, lose 7-5

The Chicago Cubs pulled out all the stops Wednesday in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field, inviting the likes of Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Ferguson Jenkins and Billy Williams, Bears superstars Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers and Commissioner Bud Selig. Manager Rick Renteria loves the history of Wrigley Field but hoped his players would maintain their focus when they...
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Phil Jackson: Spurs no dynasty

Phil Jackson has never been shy at tweaking his opponents. He started in on the Spurs almost as soon as he took the Lakers job back in 1999, suggesting an asterisk was necessary for their first championship coming in a lockout-shortened season. Now the president of the Knicks, Jackson was at it again on Wednesday, sneaking in a quick jab on the Spurs’ inability to defend any...
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Herschel Walker says he could still play in NFL

Even at 52-years-old, Herschel Walker still thinks he can play in the NFL. The former NFL running back isn't planning a comeback, but he says that he could jump back into the game if he wanted. "I can play in the NFL today," Walker told USA TODAY Sports this week. "I couldn't take every snap. But running backs nowadays don't play every down. Now they...
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Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo visits Jets

The Jets already have Geno Smith, Michael Vick and Matt Simms on their roster, but the team surely is keeping an eye on what the draft has to offer at the QB position. Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is visiting the Jets Wednesday, according to a source. Garoppolo isn’t being touted on the level that Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles are, but the...
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Selig comes out swinging for Cubs in rooftop battle

Commissioner Bud Selig came out swinging Wednesday on behalf of the Ricketts family, which he believes is being treated unfairly by the Chicago media in their battle with rooftop owners. Selig said he’ll do “whatever is legally” possible to help the Cubs get their $300 million ballpark renovation plan underway. “That’s how strongly I feel about preserving Wrigley Field...
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Relieved Shin-Soo Choo plans to be cautious

Left fielder Shin-Soo Choo was expecting the worse Monday after leaving with a sprained left ankle, but his mind was put at ease Tuesday when an MRI exam showed no significant structural damage. Two days later, the ankle continues to feel better, but the Rangers’ leadoff hitter isn’t sure when he will return to the lineup. “When I first came out of the game, I thought it...
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Would the Seahawks turn Terrelle Pryor into a tight end?

After weeks of hand-wringing about the possibility of either trading or cutting Terrelle Pryor, the Raiders finally got around to sending him to the Seahawks for a seventh-round pick earlier this week. Here's the funny thing, though. Seattle already has a Super Bowl-winning quarterback at starter. His name is Russell Wilson. The Seahawks also have a competent backup in Tarvaris...
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Cubs: Sosa must make amends

Former Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa was not invited to participate in the festivities commemorating the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field on Wednesday, and a team official says Sosa has some work to do before being welcomed back by the organization. "There are some things Sammy needs to look at and consider prior to having an engagement with the team," Cubs spokesman Julian...
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Colorado will give Hishon NHL debut in Game 4 vs. Wild

In one of the cooler stories to come from the opening playoff round, Colorado will give ’10 first-rounder Joey Hishon his NHL debut on Thursday in Game 4 of its series against the Wild. Avs head coach Patrick Roy confirmed the move on Thursday, explaining that Hishon will play on the fourth line but will also see time on one of the club’s power-play units. Colorado is just 1...
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Sean Payton says no decision yet on picking up fifth-year option for Mark Ingram's contract

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram was unsure Tuesday if the team would pick up his fifth-year option as his contract is set to expire after the 2014 season. Saints coach Sean Payton didn't make the team's intentions any clearer Wednesday. Payton, speaking before his round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans's Pro-Am, said no decision has been made on Ingram...
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Phillies activated LHP Cole Hamels from the 15-day disabled list

Hamels will make his season debut on Wednesday against the Dodgers. While it's not an ideal first matchup, the left-hander held a 2.12 ERA and 12/1 K/BB ratio in 17 innings during his rehab assignment and can be safely penciled into fantasy lineups from the get-go.
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Michigan's Graham Glasgow to be charged with OWI

Michigan offensive lineman Graham Glasgow had been suspended by coach Brady Hoke for parts of spring practice, as well as Michigan's season-opener against Appalachian State, and it seems now we know why. Glasgow is scheduled to be arraigned before an Ann Arbor judge on May 19 and will be charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Glasgow allegedly committed the offense...
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Phil Jackson quiets rumors of a rift with James Dolan by talking up Steve Kerr, Carmelo Anthony's contract

Much like an NCAA basketball team getting its first loss out of the way before the NCAA tournament hits, perhaps it is best that the New York Knicks’ owner James Dolan and Phil Jackson had their first disagreement about something as relatively benign as the firing of unnamed staff this month. Just a chance to re-iterate just who is who in this relationship, before it comes time...
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Trent Richardson remains confident after a bad year

Trent Richardson was nothing short of terrible after the Colts traded a first-round draft pick for him last season. But Richardson hasn’t lost his confidence. Richardson told reporters today that when he looks in the mirror, he sees the same running back who was viewed as a can’t-miss prospect heading into the draft two years ago. “As far as confidence, man, I can’t wait...
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Gattis’ pinch double in 8th lifts Braves to 3-1 win over Marlins

Whatever it is that’s ailed the Braves offense lately, it hasn’t affected Evan Gattis. And for that, the Braves were thankful again Wednesday. Two days after Gattis hit a 10th-inning walk-off homer to beat the Marlins in the series opener, the big catcher came off the bench to hit a two-out, two-run picnch-hit double in the eighth inning that lifted the Braves to a 3-1 win in...
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LSU's Jordan Mickey announces he'll be back for sophomore season

One of the best forwards in the SEC will stay in the league next season. In truth, Jordan Mickey looked to be one of the 10 best freshmen in the country for most of last season. Because of that, some wondered if he'd take the one-and-done route in college. But on Wednesday Mickey, who earned SEC Second Team honors, announced via press conference that he'd bypass opportunities...
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Pacers deny fistfight between Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner

Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner reportedly had quite the scrap on the eve of the playoffs, but as you'd expect, the team got its story straight and denied the severity of the fight. Impossible for us to know what happened unless the Pacers want to go ahead and release their practic film for us all to see. Fights happen within teams all the time, but in the Pacers situation...
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Bucs considering Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel is on the short list of players the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are considering with their first-round pick in next month's NFL draft, a league source told ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure. Manziel is one of at least four quarterbacks the Bucs have hosted for predraft visits. The source did not disclose how short the team's list is for its first pick. The Bucs hold...
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