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Giants owner doesn’t know how many fingers Pierre-Paul has

“How many fingers am I holding up?” used to be the NFL’s version of a concussion protocol. Now, it is a question one player can legitimately ask to his owner. As the New York Giants head to training camp, team co-owner John Mara legitimately does not know how many fingers are still attached to defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s hand following his Fourth of July fireworks...
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Report: Aroldis Chapman unlikely to be traded

The Cincinnati Reds are supposed to be in full sell mode after shipping Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals over the weekend, but their other big pitching piece doesn’t look like he will be heading anywhere. Jayson Stark is reporting that Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is unlikely to be traded despite high interest just a few weeks ago. The flame-throwing lefty had drawn interest...
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Report: Rangers are front-runner for Cole Hamels

As Friday’s Major League Baseball trade deadline approaches, the rumors are coming fast and furious. One report on Tuesday caught our collective eye, as it appears the Texas Rangers will try to land a big fish this week. Bob Nightengale is reporting that the Rangers are “now the clear-cut favorite” to land Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels.   The Rangers are currently...
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Report: Dodgers make Yasiel Puig available in trade

Remember the Summer of Puig in 2013? When Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig stormed into Major League Baseball as a 22-year-old and posted a WAR of 5.0 in just 104 games while galvanizing the entire Los Angeles Dodgers franchise? Yeah, that seems like a long time ago, as the Dodgers are now reportedly ready to move on from the former All-Star. Bob Nightengale reports that the Dodgers...
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Video: Kris Bryant hits first career walk-off home run

The Chicago Cubs were swept by an awful Philadelphia Phillies team over the weekend and appeared to be heading into the tank. On Monday night things looked bleak again against the Colorado Rockies, but rookie phenom Kris Bryant turned that narrative on its head with one swing. The Cubs led 7-4 heading into the top of the ninth, but the Rockies scored four runs off of Jason Motte...
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MLB Rumors: Tyson Ross in high demand

While most of Major League Baseball’s trade deadline focus has centered on big-name guys like Johnny Cueto, Cole Hamels and David Price, another starting pitcher has emerged as possibly the most wanted man on the market. As we get closer to the deadline, San Diego Padres right-hander Tyson Ross has nearly a half-dozen contenders coming hard after him. John Heyman is reporting that...
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Cubs need to punt on 2015 at trade deadline

In a way, this feels better than a September collapse, because they presumably got it out of the way before mistakes could be made and real heartbreak could be suffered. But this weekend’s home sweep at the hands of the woeful Philadelphia Phillies, which included getting no-hit for the first time since 1965, proved that the Chicago Cubs absolutely should not be selling off prospects...
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Pirates acquire Aramis Ramirez from the Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates are chasing the postseason again and with some key injuries currently hampering the roster, they desperately need infield help. On Thursday afternoon they got just that, as they acquired third baseman Aramis Ramirez from the Milwaukee Brewers. Ramirez will head to the Pirates along with cash considerations in exchange for right-handed pitcher Yhonathan Barrios...
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LSU WR Peterson joins would-be teammate Kiel at Cincinnati

Cincinnati football is apparently now the official home of those who “don’t have enough chest” to play at LSU. Wide receiver Avery Peterson, the younger brother of Patrick, is headed to play for the Bearcats after playing only one game for the Tigers during his redshirt freshman season. When he’s there he’ll join quarterback Gunner Kiel, who was nearly one of his teammates...
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Video: Kyle Schwarber hits two clutch home runs

Kyle Schwarber has finally arrived in the majors after touted as one of the best hitting prospects in baseball ever since he was selected fourth overall in the 2014 MLB Draft. The Chicago Cubs have been eagerly awaiting his arrival to the big leagues, and Tuesday night the young catcher showed why everyone has been making such a big deal about him. Schwarber went 4-for-7 with a double...
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Report: Detroit Tigers ready to sell at trade deadline

After years of chasing pennants with one of the most loaded rosters in baseball, the Detroit Tigers have limped through the 2015 season. After Monday night’s action, Detroit sits at 46-46, a whopping 9.5 games behind the Kansas City Royals for first place in the American League Central. The Tigers are also four games out of the final Wild Card spot, and it appears they are almost...
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Report: Detroit Tigers ready to sell at trade deadline

After years of chasing pennants with one of the most loaded rosters in baseball, the Detroit Tigers have limped through the 2015 season. After Monday night’s action, Detroit sits at 46-46, a whopping 9.5 games behind the Kansas City Royals for first place in the American League Central. The Tigers are also four games out of the final Wild Card spot, and it appears they are almost...
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Report: Detroit Tigers ready to sell at trade deadline

After years of chasing pennants with one of the most loaded rosters in baseball, the Detroit Tigers have limped through the 2015 season. After Monday night’s action, Detroit sits at 46-46, a whopping 9.5 games behind the Kansas City Royals for first place in the American League Central. The Tigers are also four games out of the final Wild Card spot, and it appears they are almost...
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ACC Football: F*ck This Sh!t

College conferences like to come up with catchy mottos because some consultant told them it matters. That’s why last year the Big 12 tooted its horn as having “One True Champion” until realizing it had a problem on its hands trying to get TCU into the College Football Playoff over Baylor if it really did only have one true champion. This year, the Big 12 is making the most...
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Pair of SoCal games rained out for first time in years

Is Sunday what Al Gore was warning us about? Both the Padres and Angels had home games rained out for the first time in a very long time, with San Diego calling a game for the first time since 2006 and the Anaheim doing so for the first time since 1995. For the Padres, the exact date of the last rainout was April 4, 2006 — a span of 820 games. San Diego overcame that rare occurrence...
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Pair of SoCal games rained out for first time in years

Is Sunday what Al Gore was warning us about? Both the Padres and Angels had home games rained out for the first time in a very long time, with San Diego calling a game for the first time since 2006 and the Anaheim doing so for the first time since 1995. For the Padres, the exact date of the last rainout was April 4, 2006 — a span of 820 games. San Diego overcame that rare occurrence...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pair of SoCal games rained out for first time in years

Is Sunday what Al Gore was warning us about? Both the Padres and Angels had home games rained out for the first time in a very long time, with San Diego calling a game for the first time since 2006 and the Anaheim doing so for the first time since 1995. For the Padres, the exact date of the last rainout was April 4, 2006 — a span of 820 games. San Diego overcame that rare occurrence...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pair of SoCal games rained out for first time in years

Is Sunday what Al Gore was warning us about? Both the Padres and Angels had home games rained out for the first time in a very long time, with San Diego calling a game for the first time since 2006 and the Anaheim doing so for the first time since 1995. For the Padres, the exact date of the last rainout was April 4, 2006 — a span of 820 games. San Diego overcame that rare occurrence...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers and Phillies still talking about Cole Hamels

The Los Angeles Dodgers are set on acquiring a front-line starting pitcher before baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline and have already picked out their top target. The Dodgers have continued to talk to the Philadelphia Phillies about lefty Cole Hamels and appear intent on landing him. Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers and Phillips have “quietly continued having dialogue...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox first-rounder suspended 50 games for PEDs

The Boston Red Sox selected right-hander Michael Kopech in the first-round of the 2014 MLB Draft, and just more than a year later he has been suspended 50 games. Kopech was nicked after a positive test for the stimulant Oxilofrine. Kopech was the 33rd pick in the 2014 draft out of Mount Pleasant High School in Texas. The lanky, hard-thrower signed for $1.5 million and is considered...
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Report: Fedor Emelianenko to return to MMA

Without a doubt Fedor Emelianenko was the most dominant force in mixed martial arts history. The Russian heavyweight amassed a 31-1 record to open his career (the one loss coming via stoppage due to a cut), boasting easy victories over the sport’s biggest names. He was feared by all, and now it looks like he will return to MMA. After retiring in 2012, it appeared Fedor would fade...
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Report: Fedor Emelianenko to return to MMA

Without a doubt Fedor Emelianenko was the most dominant force in mixed martial arts history. The Russian heavyweight amassed a 31-1 record to open his career (the one loss coming via stoppage due to a cut), boasting easy victories over the sport’s biggest names. He was feared by all, and now it looks like he will return to MMA. After retiring in 2012, it appeared Fedor would fade...
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Report: Fedor Emelianenko to return to MMA

Without a doubt Fedor Emelianenko was the most dominant force in mixed martial arts history. The Russian heavyweight amassed a 31-1 record to open his career (the one loss coming via stoppage due to a cut), boasting easy victories over the sport’s biggest names. He was feared by all, and now it looks like he will return to MMA. After retiring in 2012, it appeared Fedor would fade...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Fedor Emelianenko to return to MMA

Without a doubt Fedor Emelianenko was the most dominant force in mixed martial arts history. The Russian heavyweight amassed a 31-1 record to open his career (the one loss coming via stoppage due to a cut), boasting easy victories over the sport’s biggest names. He was feared by all, and now it looks like he will return to MMA. After retiring in 2012, it appeared Fedor would fade...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Fedor Emelianenko to return to MMA

Without a doubt Fedor Emelianenko was the most dominant force in mixed martial arts history. The Russian heavyweight amassed a 31-1 record to open his career (the one loss coming via stoppage due to a cut), boasting easy victories over the sport’s biggest names. He was feared by all, and now it looks like he will return to MMA. After retiring in 2012, it appeared Fedor would fade...
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