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Baltimore Orioles Add Outfielder Drew Stubbs

The Baltimore Orioles made several moves on Wednesday afternoon including the addition of outfielder Drew Stubbs. Stubbs, a versatile outfielder with experience at all three outfield positions  played in parts of 39 games this season for the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers. The 31-year-old has hit .259 with three home runs and six RBIs on the season and will give the Orioles much...
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According to Rookies, Kris Dunn is Rookie of the Year Favorite

During every NBA offseason, NBA.com puts the rookies through a poll asking two questions on the upcoming NBA season. The first one is simple: who is your favorite player? In response, for 2016 rookies, Kevin Durant was the clear winner. However, the second question is more important: Who will win the rookie of the year? Of the 38 players polled, the surprising winner was Kris Dunn...
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Matt Moore Looks to Follow Up Best Start of Career

Matt Moore (8-10, 3.59 ERA) pitched the best game of his major league career last Thursday, and he did it on perhaps the biggest stage possible at this point in the season. The setting: Dodger Stadium. The stakes: precious standing in the National League West. The outcome: 8.2 innings of seven strikeout, one hit baseball and a 4-0 win for the orange and black. Moore, who said after...
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Does Tim Tebow have a Chance at an MLB Career?

Tim Tebow is trying a new career venture into baseball as he held a tryout in front of scouts from 28 different MLB teams. Tebow is looking for an opportunity in baseball and believes one team will give him this opportunity. The Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics were the only two teams to not attend the workout. Tebow was able to show he has power at the plate, but has plenty...
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Will Brandon Browner Earn Another NFL Opportunity?

The Seattle Seahawks brought back former Legion of Boom member Brandon Browner this off-season with the hopes he could provide a boost to the secondary as a safety. This experiment is now over as the Seahawks released the five-year veteran after a very quiet training camp and preseason. Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard made the call to inform Browner of his release and...
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Minnesota Vikings Are SOL Thanks to Teddy Bridgewater’s Torn ACL

Preseason injuries are undeniably the worst in any sport, and it looks like the Minnesota Vikings are in the thick of misfortunate. It was announced Tuesday August 30th that starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater dislocated his knee during drills – effectively and completely tearing his ACL in the process. “Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage...
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San Francisco Giants Fall to Arizona Diamondbacks After Inexplicable Inning

In the third inning of the Giants-Diamondbacks game on Tuesday, pastel pink clouds the texture of cotton candy sat in the sky over McCovey Cove. Johnny Cueto hadn’t allowed a hit and San Francisco led 1-0. By the fifth, the sun had set, a slate black sky stretched over the yard and the Diamondbacks had a three run lead. The evening’s panoramic progression seemed to capture the...
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San Francisco Giants September Callups Speculation

Starting in September, baseball changes. Not only are the playoffs a mere month away, but clubs also get the opportunity to expand their rosters from 25 to 40 men. That’s a lot of men. And teams that have been beaten and battered by injuries look forward to seeing those men arrive in droves, bright eyed and bushy tailed. The San Francisco Giants are one of those teams looking forward...
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New York Giants’ Offensive Woes Continue

As the preseason is coming to a close, one thing seems to be clear about the New York Giants; their offense continues to struggle. The offense has been muted this preseason and all signs point to the offensive line. To put it mildly the New York Giants’ run game this preseason has been deplorable. In their most recent preseason game against the New York Jets they ran for a measly...
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The Philadelphia Eagles Steal of the Preseason

While preseason lacks a certain level of excitement, there are some interesting stories that develop. One example of this is the Tennessee Titans trading Dorial Green-Bechkam to the Philadelphia Eagles for offensive lineman Dennis Kelly. At 6-foot-5 and 237 pounds, the freakishly athletic 2015 second round pick has a lot of potential. His size and athleticism not only make him...
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Johnny Cueto and Zack Greinke; The Rivalry that Never Was

In some parallel universe, Zack Greinke is still a Dodger and tonight he’s taking on the Giants’ Johnny Cueto in a sky blue cap, rather than a night black one. In that universe, the Dodgers and Giants have the most effective one and two starters in the game and every time Cueto and Greinke square off it’s a nationally televised event. There is fanfare in this universe, and...
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Inconsistency the Achilles Heal for the Baltimore Orioles’ Offense

In June, the Baltimore Orioles had arguably the best offensive month in franchise history. The team ranked first in runs, hits, total bases, RBIs, batting average and of course home runs — an MLB record 56 of them. Three months later, that record-setting month looks like nothing but a distant memory. After spending more time (111 days) in first place in the AL East than any other...
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New York Giants Look to Secure their First Starting Win in Six Years

The New York Giants have had it rough in terms of season debuts. They’ve lost every single game one matchup since 2010, two of which have been at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys. But that’s all about to change as a result of Tony Romo’s broken back. “I feel bad for Tony,” said Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning.  “I know he had a tough season last year with injuries and...
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Injury Sidelines Jared Goff in Los Angeles Rams’ First Loss of Preseason

The Los Angeles Rams have been in an adjustment period since they relocated. But they’ve rolled surprisingly well with the punches with their 2-1 preseason record. And not that preseason is entirely indicative of a teams’ regular season achievements, the Rams look equipped to handle the NFC West – at least better than they did last season. “I thought there would be some things...
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Why the New York Giants Will Win Game One of Regular Season

The New York Giants have had it rough in terms of season debuts. They’ve lost every single game one matchup since 2010, two of which have been at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys. But that’s all about to change as a result of Tony Romo’s broken back. “I feel bad for Tony,” said Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning.  “I know he had a tough season last year with injuries and...
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Pharoh Cooper to Miss “a Few Weeks” with Shoulder Injury

Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher confirmed that rookie WR Pharoh Cooper will miss “a few weeks” after injuring his shoulder during the team’s first preseason loss Saturday at Denver. His shoulder appeared to slam against the ground in the third quarter while coming down from a highlight-reel leaping catch on a pass from fellow rookie Jared Goff. The 5’11” 208 pound...
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For Orioles’ Pitcher Kevin Gausman, Sunday was a Game Two Years in the Making

On Sunday afternoon in the Bronx, New York, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman picked up his first road win in just over two years. The last time Gausman saw a W next to his name after a road start was August 17 of 2014. “I’m pretty relieved about it,” Gausman said about the road win. “It’s been kind of annoying to hear. But I know it’s kind of what you guys have...
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Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid Finally Ready to Start NBA Career

What has been two years of rehab, hilarious tweets and uncontested workout videos will finally result in some playing time. That’s right Sixers fans, Joel Embiid will be playing in the 2016-2017 season. The 76ers held their annual “Beach Bash” in Avalon, New Jersey where Embiid was present. After letting out this HUGE block on an unsuspecting kid, he made time for interviews...
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Baltimore Orioles Set for Huge Series With Toronto

The Baltimore Orioles will play the first game of a three-game series against the AL East leading Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. The Orioles currently sit three games behind the Jays in the division. Although chances of a division title seem slim as of now, a big series win for the Orioles can catapult them back into the division conversation once again. As of now, the O’s...
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Former BSU Standout Ted Belisle Joins LA Kings As a Scout

The Los Angeles Kings have added hockey mind Ted Belisle to their scouting staff for the 2016-17 season. Belisle, a former Thunder Bay Flyer of the United States Premier Hockey League, is the current head coach of Bemidji State University. Belisle was a captain on BSU’s 2000-2001 team, the program’s second year at the Division I level and its final season under legendary head...
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Christian Hackenberg has Encouraging NFL Debut

Christian Hackenberg got his first taste of NFL action Saturday night in the New York Jets preseason loss to the New York Giants. Hackenberg flashed some of his great potential and showed reasons why he is a work in progress, but overall the 2016 second round draft pick had an encouraging NFL debut. Hackenberg’s stat line was not the best as he finished 6 for 16 with 105 yards...
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Orioles’ Outfielder Mark Trumbo Continues Home Run Filled Season

On Sunday afternoon in the Bronx, New York, Baltimore Orioles’ outfielder Mark Trumbo crushed his 40 home run of the season over the left-field wall  in the O’s 5-0 win over the New York Yankees. Trumbo’s 40 homer of the season was a two-run shot and came on a 2-1 fastball by Yankees pitcher Ben Heller. Trumbo is the first MLB player this season to reach 40 round trippers...
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Giants Ride Eight-Run Inning to win Series

Bing, bang, boom — a perennial pounding took place on Sunday afternoon in San Francisco. The Giants (71-59) took the series against the Braves 13-4, led by ace Madison Bumgarner who outdueled the recently recalled right-hander Aaron Blair. The Braves (48-83) got at Bumgarner early on. But after giving up a leadoff triple to Ender Inciarte — who scored on a Matt Kemp sac-fly —...
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Giants Lose Most Consistent Bullpen Arm

Medical news on Sunday morning is a supreme punch to the gut. A Giants roster slot sent to the disabled list, again. In a pennant race, success is often attributed to who can stay most healthy. The Giants are struggling in this department. With Hunter Pence again out of the lineup — expected to return on Tuesday — the subject of the most recent bad news is right-handed reliever...
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San Francisco Giants Need Consistency in Order to Make the Playoffs

The San Francisco Giants looked threatening to retake first place in the NL West. After their 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday August 25th, they came back to AT&T Park and slaughtered the Atlanta Braves in a 7-0 shutout win. They hoped to settle into somewhat of a groove and get a three-game winning streak for the first time in months. But the Braves were able...
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