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Colts RB Vick Ballard Tore His Achilles Friday, Likely Done For The Season

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Colts RB Vick Ballard suffered a torn Achilles tendon during Friday’s practice. Mike Garafolo confirms the news and mentions that this is just an “initial diagnosis” with an MRI to come. He had to be carted off the field, so it appeared as though the injury was fairly serious. This will most likely end Ballard’s season and it wouldn’t...
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Carl Nicks, Buccaneers part ways

Two years ago, the Buccaneers pilfered free-agent guard Carl Nicks from the Saints with a five-year, $47.5 million contract. Now, Nicks is a free agent again. Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the Bucs and Nicks have struck a deal to end his time in Tampa. Glazer calls the situation an “amicable settlement,” which implies that something other than an outright release happened...
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Nuggets to sign Erick Green to 3-year deal

The Denver Nuggets have reached a contract agreement with point guard Erick Green, as first reported by Nikos Varlas of EuroHoops. The deal will be for three years, per Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Green was acquired by the Nuggets at last year's draft, when he was taken No. 46 overall. He spent last season in Italy, playing for Siena. The score-first point guard earned...
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NaVorro Bowman expected to return at season midpoint

The San Francisco 49ers have a loose timetable in mind for All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman. Niners defensive coordinator Vic Fangio told reporters on Friday that Bowman is not expected to return until the midpoint of the season, according to the Bay Area News Group. Bowman -- who is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL -- was placed on San Francisco's physically unable...
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Pounceys sued by three people after alleged incident at nightclub

Somehow, the Pouncey twins’ birthday party featuring the “Free Hernandez” hats ended up being less eventful than this year’s self-celebration of survival for another 365 days. Andy Slater of 940 WINZ in Miami has obtained a copy of the civil complaint filed by Riquan James, Brantley Williams, and Niya Pickett against Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and Dolphins center Mike...
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Restricted free agent Shelvin Mack agrees to return to Hawks

Restricted free-agent guard Shelvin Mack has reached agreement on a three-year, $7.3 million deal to return to the Atlanta Hawks, a league source told Yahoo Sports. Mack is coming off his best season as a pro for the Hawks, starting 11 of 72 games and averaging a career-best 7.5 points and 3.7 assists per game. The deal includes a team option in the third year, a source said. ...
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As Everbank extends naming rights deal with Jaguars, Khan talks economic impact

EverBank will be extending its naming rights deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars for another 10 years in a $43 million deal. The deal is a sign of the team's commitment to the area, Jaguars owner Shad Khan said, and a demonstration of how football plays into economic development for the city. "I think if you go back and review when I was introduced here, I said I would...
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Kemp's agent Stewart on trade talks: 'Sometimes change is good'

The Dodgers, after somehow fitting five players into three outfield spots for more than a year now, are trying to alleviate a numbers crunch that's become a problem for Matt Kemp (and could become one for manager Don Mattingly and the team, too), by finally seeking a new team for Kemp. The Dodgers are making calls, and rival executives have the feeling the Dodgers are ready to...
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Funny or Die parodies Derek Jeter’s RE2SPECT commercial with A-Rod

Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez have been compared their entire careers. They came into the league as part of a new generation of AL shortstops. As Yankees #2 continues his farewell tour with outrageous gifts and mesmerizing commercials, its fun to wonder how the estranged Yankee third baseman would be received by baseball fans if he was embarking on a farewell tour. Funny or Die...
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Aaron Gordon is terrorizing young girls at Magic basketball camp

Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon was praised by NBA talent evaluators for his relentless work-ethic and athleticism. The 4th overall pick in the 2014 draft looks to be working on his cross-over at the expense of some young campers. Gordon and fellow Magic rookie Elfrid Payton were part of the Magic FIT program - a fitness and education for young in the Orlando area. Todays lesson...
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Browns 'alarmed' by some of Johnny Manziel's behavior, concerned it's set him back in QB competition

The Browns have been 'alarmed' by some of Johnny Manziel's antics since the draft -- especially a photo of him rolling up a $20 bill in the bathroom of a bar -- and some in the organization feel he's lost ground in the quarterback competition heading into camp, sources have told Northeast Ohio Media Group. After the suspicious photo of Manziel tightly rolling up...
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Lakers offer Byron Scott head-coaching job

The Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head-coaching job to Byron Scott, per ESPN's Chris Broussard: The Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott, according to league sources. The two sides are now in negotiations on a contract. The Lakers made Scott a verbal offer on Thursday after Scott spoke with owner Jim Buss. Scott and his representatives...
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Watch Lions Joseph Fauria give a guided tour of the history of the touchdown dance

Thanks to the efforts of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell the touchdown dance isn’t as innovative and prevalent in 2014 as it has been in previous generations. Silly anti-fun rules have been installed and a 15-yard penalty has been added to deter celebrations - because who wants to see athletes having fun?  Joseph Fauria chronicles the history of the touchdown dance in this video...
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Cashman prioritizes adding bat before August

The reformulated Yankees rotation has performed better than Brian Cashman would have anticipated, and the general manager said that he'd prefer to focus his attention on acquiring a big bat as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches. "It's weird," Cashman said in an interview with ESPN New York 98.7 FM. "Our pitching has been drastically altered because...
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Former Alabama star Rolando McClain found guilty on 2 charges in Decatur

A judge today found former Alabama All-American Rolando McClain guilty on two misdemeanor charges stemming from a 2013 incident in his hometown and sentenced him to 18 days in jail. The jail term will be delayed after McClain's attorneys filed an immediate appeal in Morgan County Circuit Court seeking to overturn the verdict handed down by Muncipal Judge Bill Cook. McClain...
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John Wall to attend Team USA camp

Washington Wizards guard John Wall has accepted USA Basketball's invitation to attend its training camp next week in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that USAB has wanted Wall in camp for weeks and merely wanted to make sure that the Wizards' All-Star was able to play at full capacity after a longer-than-expected season before...
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Carmelo Anthony: I want to win

Carmelo Anthony said it was not the money, but instead his confidence in Phil Jackson and his belief that the Knicks "aren't that far away from contending for an NBA title" why he opted to remain in New York instead of signing with the Chicago Bulls. "I want to win. I don't care about the money," Anthony told ESPN.com. "I believe Phil will do what...
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Lil Wayne to join sports management, represent Ronaldo

First it was Jay-Z and now rapper Lil Wayne is interested in getting into the sports management business and his first client is going to be a mega star. According to TMZ, Lil Wayne is starting his own company and will bring on Portuguese and Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo as his client. It's a big fish to reel in for a first-time sports manager -- probably the biggest...
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Couture physically and mentally slow to recover from Sharks' playoff collapse

Logan Couture doesn't have to look far to be reminded of the San Jose Sharks' playoff collapse against the Los Angeles Kings. His surgically repaired right hand still has scars from last month's surgery, and the recovery has been slow. He expects the hand, injured in a fight with Kings centre Mike Richards, to be OK by training camp. And Couture works out with Kings...
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How a Bartolo Colon trade would go down and what about a big trade for a Colorado hitter?

The Bartolo Colon trade market is not yet scorching, but it is far too early to say that it won’t get there. When you zoom out and look around the league, you realize that teams waiting on David Price, Cliff Lee, and Ian Kennedy could easily turn to Colon on July 30 or 31. In fact, if the Mets move Colon before the deadline, that is how it will probably go down, according to several...
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Orioles and Twins among teams looking at catcher Kurt Suzuki

The Orioles and Cardinals are among teams showing trade interest in Twins veteran catcher Kurt Suzuki. The two contending teams both lost star catchers to injury. St. Louis is looking at catching after star Yadier Molina went out with a thumb injury, and Molina isn't expected back until September, at the earliest. Batlimore has been using young Caleb Joseph after losing Matt...
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Keith Olbermann rips the NFL over Ray Rice’s lackluster suspension

Keith Olbermann thundered in on the NFL’s decision to suspend Ray Rice for only two games after he was charged with aggravated assault for ‘allegedly’ striking his then-fiancé now wife unconscious in an elevator of a casino. After running through a list of examples of misogyny that sum up the treatment women receive in the sports universe, Olbermann shifts to commissioner...
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Jim Brown's NFL Ring -- AUCTION ON HOLD ... After NFL Star Claims 'Stolen Property'

Jim Brown's 1964 Cleveland Browns Championship ring has been PULLED OFF THE AUCTION BLOCK amid allegations the ring was stolen from the NFL legend back in the '60s ... TMZ Sports has learned. Earlier this week, Brown sued Lelands Collectibles Inc. in the hopes of getting the ring back -- though he does NOT accuse the auction house of having anything to do with the original...
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On Steven Stamkos' Toronto temptation

Leave it to a promotional ball hockey event in late July to stir up one of the hottest discussions in hockey. If that isn't a true sign of it being the offseason, I don't know what is. Steven Stamkos' appearance at said event, held in Toronto, afforded media in attendance the opportunity to ask him about another hot topic in sports: LeBron James returning home to Cleveland...
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Indians' Ryan Rayburn has defensive meltdown, allows "little league home run"

Ryan Rayburn of the Cleveland Indians is hardly a defensive genius, but what he did on Thursday night against the Kansas City Royals is as bad as it gets.With one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, Mike Moustakas stepped to the plate in a scoreless game. That's when the fun started in left field.Your browser does not support iframes.In total fairness to Rayburn, it isn&...
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