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LeBron James returning to Cavaliers

The wait is over. LeBron James is returning to Cleveland. James told SI.com that he was returning to the Cavaliers adding, “Who am I to hold a grudge.” In a open letter on SI.com, James said that his decision to leave Cleveland was purely based on winning championships. “When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already...
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Mets fan cannot take teams inability to score

H/T: Deadspin The New York Mets lost again on Thursday night. Scoring has been a problem for the Mets lately, they were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position in the 3-1 loss the Atlanta. When Juan Lagares popped out in the eight inning to Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman one fan had enough. He got “excited” according to MLB.com….. yea, anyone who has watched the Mets...
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Rockies owner: “Maybe Denver doesn’t deserve a franchise”

Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort is not looking good in the court of public opinion after his response to a unidentified season ticket holder. The ticket holder sent sent a email to the Rockies via their online submission box writing “The Monforts have no business owning a baseball team and their missteps in hiring ‘the good old boys’ for front office and management positions...
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NASCAR at New Hampshire: Weekend Schedule, Start Time, Practice, Qualifying, Fantasy Picks, TV Info and Weather

NASCAR is at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend in Loudon, New Hampshire. Both the Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series will race at Loudon, while the Camping World Truck Series will race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. The Truck Series will run the American Ethanol 200 on Friday. The Nationwide Series will run the Sta-Green 200 on Saturday and the Sprint Cup Series...
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WWE SmackDown Results for July 11, 2014 (Spoilers)

WWE SmackDown Results for July 11, 2014 can be seen below. The event which took place at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada will be airing on SyFy Friday night but fans can go ahead and find out what happened ahead of time. Rusev and Lana kicked off the show with some pro-Russia sentiment. Roman Reigns interrupted and promised not to be crushed like Rusev’s other...
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Colby Lewis gives up 13 runs before being pulled out of game

getty images Texas Rangers pitch Colby Lewis did not have it tonight. In fact Lewis put up one of the worst pitching lines you will see this season. In 2 1/3 innings of work Lewis allowed 13 runs – 11 earned – on 13 hits while striking out just one batter. Lewis went seven inings allowing three runs – two earned – in his last start on Saturday against the New York Mets...
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Holly Holm signs deal with UFC

On Thursday UFC President Dana White broke the news that many MMA fans have been waiting for, the company has signed Holly Holm. Holm, 32, is a former boxer with a 33-2-5 career line. She is 7-0 in her MMA career and immediately becomes a future threat to women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Welcome to the UFC @_HOLLYHOLM pic.twitter.com/BxNVy8SYTR — Dana White (@danawhite...
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Phillies transfer Cliff Lee to 60-day DL, call up Grady Sizemore

getty images The Philadelphia Phillies have transferred left handed pitcher Cliff Lee from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Lee will be first eligible to rejoin the Phillies rotation on July 18 and is expected to pitch on July 19 for the team. Cliff Lee will go on 60-day DL. Can be activated July 18. Expected to pitch July 19 in Atlanta. — Matt Gelb (@magelb...
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Yankees lose Masahiro Tanaka for at-least six weeks

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will miss at-least the next six weeks. Speaking on Thursday, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the Yankees star free-agent signing from last winter would attempt non-surgical rehab as a way to return to the field this season from a partially torn UCL. Masahiro Tanaka diagnosed w/ partially torn ligament in throwing arm. Rehab...
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Homer Bailey leaves start with knee injury

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey left his Thursday start against the Chicago Cubs early due to pain in his right knee. Bailey left with an issue in his right patellar tendon after giving up three runs in five innings of work. Your browser does not support iframes. Though his first 117 2/3 innings of work this season Bailey owns a 4.21 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP to go with a 105/38 K...
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TNA Impact Wrestling Results for July 10, 2014 (Spoilers)

TNA Impact Wrestling will come to you taped from Bethlehem, PA. Below you can find the full results for Thursday’s show. The Wolves defeated Magnus and Bram. Austin Aries defeated Sanada to become the new X Division Champion. Bobby Roode calls MVP to the ring and gets attacked by Kenny King. Eric Young makes the save but Bobby Lashley is out next. Lashley, King and MVP get the...
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Andre Johnson tells Texans he wants to play elsewhere

Once the face of the Houston Texans offense, wide receiver Andre Johnson now wants to place elsewhere. Thus far the Texans have shown no desire to trade Johnson whose status with the team has been an ongoing question. The hangup around Johnson’s status with the Texans is about a $1 million workout bonus reports NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. The question revolved around his $1 million...
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Rockies interested in re-signing Michael Cuddyer

The Colorado Rockies are interested in re-signing Michael Cuddyer. Cuddyer, 35, is a favorite of team owner Dick Monfort meaning that while the Rockies are 14 games under .500 on the season the team has no intentions to move the outfielder reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Currently sidelined with a broken shoulder, Cuddyer is hoping to begin his rehab prior to the end of July. ...
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TNA Impact Wrestling Results for June 10, 2014 (Spoilers)

TNA Impact Wrestling will come to you taped from Bethlehem, PA. Below you can find the full results for Thursday’s show. The Wolves defeated Magnus and Bram. Austin Aries defeated Sanada to become the new X Division Champion. Bobby Roode calls MVP to the ring and gets attacked by Kenny King. Eric Young makes the save but Bobby Lashley is out next. Lashley, King and MVP get the...
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Joey Logano to have AutoTrader scheme for New Hampshire

This weekend when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway the No. 22 Ford Fusion driven by Joey Logano will have a new AutoTrader.com paint scheme. Through the relationship with Team Penske, AutoTrader.com will help build its brand with NASCAR fans and integrate Logano and Team Penske into its marketing programs. AutoTrader has more than 17 million visitors...
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Ronda Rousey has broken thumb, set to undergo knee surgery

Ronda Rousey retained her title at UFC 175 with a dominant 16-second win over Alexis Davis. Perhaps even more impressive was that Rousey managed to break her thumb in the contest. MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani confirmed the news on Wednesday’s edition of UFC Tonight. Surgery is not expected to be needed for Rousey’s thumb. The impending knee surgery for Rousey is expected...
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World Cup fan scores modeling contract

While Belgium may not win the World Cup this year, one of its fans scored big. Axelle Despiegelare, 17, has landed a modeling contract from L’Oreal Professionnel after photos of herself went viral on social media sights during last Saturday’s game between Belgium and Argentina. Despiegelare posted the following message on her Facebook page that now has over 20,000 followers....
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Adam Lind to miss six to eight weeks

The Toronto Blue Jays continue to add players to the disabled list. Adam Lind is the latest. The 30-year-old Lind will miss the next six to eight weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his right foot. An MRI revealed that Lind had a fracture in his foot after he expressed discomfort. Already without Edwin Encarnacion the Blue Jays are going to be without a pair of heavy hitters the...
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Pierzynski designated for assignment, Red Sox call up Vazquez

On Wednesday the Boston Red Sox designated veteran catcher A.J. Pierzysnki for assignment. Last in the AL East, the Red Sox are 10.5 games behind division leading Baltimore. With Pierzynski being designated for assignment the Red Sox have called up Christian Vazquez. “It’s an opportunity for us to invest in players who we feel are going to be here beyond 2014,” said manager...
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Koji Uehara named to AL All-Star roster in place of Masahiro Tanaka

With Masahiro Tanaka going to the disabled list, the American League needed another arm for their All-Star squad. Enter Koji Uehara who is having another strong season as the closer of the Boston Red Sox. In 41 2/3 innings of work this season Uehara has a 1.30 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 52/6 K/BB ratio. This is his first selection to the All-Star game. .@RedSox closer Koji Uehara will replace...
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Free agent Jermichael Finley wants to return to the Packers

getty images Free agent tight end Jermichael Finley is hoping to resume his NFL career in 2014 and he would like to do it with the Green Bay Packers reports ESPN Wisconsin’s Jason Wilde. “This is the best I’ve felt in this entire crazy process,” Finley said. “I’m working as hard as I can to get back to Packer Nation.” From @JermichaelF88: "This is the best I'...
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Blackhawks sign Kane and Toews to eight year extensions

Well, that was easy. The Chicago Blackhawks have re-signed star players Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to eight year extensions. Kane and Toews will each receive matching deals paying them $10.5 million a year though the 2022-2023 season. “When we started our journey we made a commitment to our fans to be relevant and to see the Chicago Blackhawks become the best professional...
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Addison Reed to remain as Diamondbacks closers

Even after blowing his fifth save of the season on Tuesday night the Arizona Diamondbacks are not removing Addison Reed from the closers role. Speaking on Wednesday Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson announced that Reed would remain in the closers spot. Reed has a 4.42 ERA in 36 2/3 innings of work this season and has given up a stunning nine home runs. Kirk Gibson says Addison Reed...
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Marlins playing waiting game on Brad Penny

With a July 31 opt out date looming, the Miami Marlins still want to see what pitcher Brad Penny has before calling him up to the majors. Penny, 36, is expected to make at least two more starts for Triple-A New Orleans before the Marlins even consider promoting him reports the Miami Herald. In his most recent start for High-A Jupiter the veteran allowed two runs over six innings...
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Yasiel Puig gives finger wag after call is overturned

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was initially ruled to have thrown out Torii Hunter at second base. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus challenged the play and it was later decided that Hunter was safe. Of course not everyone was happy with the ruling, mainly Puig who channeled his inner Dikembe Mutombo with the finger waggle. Your browser does not support iframes. Worse...
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