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Spurs sign Patty Mills to three-year deal

getty images Even though he is expected to miss seven months due to rotator cuff surgery the San Antonio Spurs are bringing back guard Patty Mills. Mills was one of the keys to the Spurs post season run and he is being rewarded with a new three-year deal that will keep him on their bench. This will make @Patty_Mills shoulder feel better. He and the Spurs have agreed to a 3-year contract...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Entry List for Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Daytona International Speedway this weekend. This is the second race of the season at the 2.5-mile oval which saw Dale Earnhradt Jr. in victory lane at the end of the Daytona 500. Below is the entry list for Saturday’s Coke Zero 400. There are 44 cars entered in Saturday’s race.   Car Driver Make Sponsor Owner 1 1 Jamie McMurray...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee to begin minor league rehab assignment on Sunday

getty images Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee is nearing his return to the rotation. Lee has been cleared to make a minor league rehab start on Sunday for High-A Clearwater. The ace left hander has been out since mid-May with a strained elbow. Cliff Lee will begin a rehab assignment Sunday with Class A Clearwater. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) July 2, 2014 On Tuesday the...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies acquire pitcher Jair Jurrjens from Reds

File this one under where are they now. The Colorado Rockies have acquired pitcher Jair Jurrjens from the Cincinnati Reds for infielder Harold Riggins. Jurrjens, 28, had struggled at Triple-A Louisville prior to the trade posting a 4.46 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, and 27/13 K/BB ratio through 34 1/3 innings of work. "I'm gonna call him J.J., I know that much," Walt Weiss said of the #Rockies...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly to need additional rehab starts

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly will need two more minor league rehab starts according to general manager John Mozeliak. Kelly made his latest rehab start at Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday throwing 49 pitches over four scoreless innings of work. Mozeliak tells me he anticipates Joe Kelly needing 2 more rehab starts, Gonzales probably best internal option to start Monday vs PIT...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE releases Emma following arrest

The WWE has released Diva Emma following her arrest for allegedly trying to shoplift an iPod case from a Hartford, Connecticut, Walmart Emma did not appear on RAW and obviously her on screen relationship with Santino Marella was not enough to save her job. The company released the following statement about her release. “WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Diva Emma as of...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham loses grievance, ruled a tight end

An NFL arbitrator has ruled that New Orleans Saints player Jimmy Graham is a tight end. Graham had contended he was a wide receiver which would have earned him more money under the NFL’s franchise tag. Graham will earn $7.05 million during the 2014 season instead of the $12.3 he would have made as a wide receiver. The case for Graham was that he played two-thirds of his snaps as...
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Padres give Seth Smith two-year extension

getty images The San Diego Padres seem to have ruled out trading outfielder Seth Smith after signing him to two-year contract extension on Wednesday. Smith’s availability had some contenders contacting the Padres but the team instead have given him a two-year deal worth $13 million. Additionally there is a $7 million club option for 2017 which will guarantee Smith at-least a $250...
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Florida State paint scheme on No. 55 car of Brian Vickers at Daytona

When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night one of the more popular cars on the track could be the No. 55 Toyota Camry driven by Brian Vickers. Vickers will be driving a car honoring the Seminoles 2013 BCS National Championship football team. Michael Waltrip Racing has a long history of fielding cars honoring NCAA National Champions...
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Twins place Joe Mauer on DL, recall Chris Colabello

getty images The Minnesota Twins have placed first baseman Joe Mauer on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique. Mauer suffered suffered the strain in Tuesday’s win over the Kansas City Royals while producing a two-RBI double. With the All-Star break coming, Mauer will be eligible to come off the DL immediately following it. In 76 games Mauer had a .271/.342/.353...
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Noah Syndergaard may not make big league debut this season

It seemed almost certain that New York Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard would make his debut at some point this season. However Syndergaard has struggled at Triple-A Las Vegas posting a 5.70 ERA and Mets manager Terry Collins is unsure if he will appear with the Mets this year. “(Stuff) happens — I don’t know any other way to put it,” Collins said. “Injuries, workload...
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Warren Sapp stiffs waiter on tip? (Photo)

Warren Sapp apparently stiffed a waiter on a tip today at Sports Bar & Grill while watching the United States Men’s Soccer team lose to Belgium. Sapp’s name appears on the receipt with an inscription reading “Boys dont tip!.” Restaurant server says Warren Sapp came to watch US game, stiffed her on tip pic.twitter.com/DZxkS7Y58w — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) July 2...
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Padres shopping outfielders in addition to relievers

getty images The San Diego Padres will be sellers as baseball’s July 31 trade deadline approaches. Long out of contention in the NL West the Padres will be looking to unload anyone with value as they start over with a new front office. #padres are getting hits on seth smith and chris denorfia but the most hits are on the relievers, street & benoit — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS...
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Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso tears ACL

getty images Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso suffered a torn ACL while working out in Oregon and will likely miss the entire 2014 season. “We do not have the details at this point, but early indications are that it could be significant,” general manager Doug Whaley said in a statement Tuesday evening. Alonso will need seven to nine months to recover from the ACL tear. It...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys acquire Rolando McClain from Ravens

credit: getty images Rolando McClain may be un-retiring again. On Tuesday the Dallas Cowboys acquired the linebacker from the Baltimore Ravens. McClain had a troubled time in the NFL before signing with the Ravens last season and then abruptly retiring. He came out of his retirement a few weeks ago only to again walk away from the NFL. The plan for McClain was to finish getting a...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves to activate David Carpenter, send Juan Jaime to Gwinnett

getty images The Atlanta Braves are activating pitcher David Carpenter from the disabled list. Carpenter went on the DL with a strained right biceps. He spent the minimum time on the DL and will return for Wednesday’s game against Arizona. To make room for Carpenter the Braves will send Juan Jaime back to Triple-A Gwinnett. Jaime was called up on Tuesday to take the roster spot...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks reach three-year deal for goalie Ryan Miller

getty images The Vancouver Canucks have signed goalie Ryan Miller to a three-year deal. Miller, 30, signed his deal on the first day of free agency earning a annual salary of $6 million. The total value is three years for $18 million. Last year Miller was traded from the Buffalo Sabres to the St. Louis Blues. He had just  .918 save percentage. Ryan Miller's deal with VAN is three...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip returns to No. 66 Toyota at Daytona

Michael Waltrip will again get behind the wheel of the No. 66 Toyota Camry when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Daytona this week. Waltrip will drive a car with sponsorship coming from Royal Teak. Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 marks the 53rd race for Waltrip at Daytona and the 777th of his craeer, He owns wins in the 2001 and 2003 Daytona 500 as well as the 2002 July event. He...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds mull calling up Chien-Ming Wang

The Cincinnati Reds are considering the promotion of pitcher Chien-Ming Wang to start one game of their July 8 double header against the Chicago Cubs. Source: #Reds considering Chien-Ming Wang to make a start during doubleheader on 7/8, so he pushed opt-out date back to the All-Star break. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 1, 2014 Wang has pushed back an opt out date in his...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rashad Jennings expected to be workhorse back for Giants

Rashad Jennings is expected to be the workhorse running back for the New York Giants in 2014 reports ESPN New York. Signed as a free agent, Jennings is looking to get the bulk of the carries ahead of David Wilson who is still trying to come back from a neck injury. “They like him as a between-the-tackles runner and as a receiver out of the backfield, and they will work with him...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel parties with Floyd Mayweather and Justin Bieber

Johnny Manziel continues to party and this time its with other high profile celebrities. Manziel was among group that included Floyd Mayweather, Tyrese, Tyga, Chantel Jeffries and others at the home of Justin Bieber in Beverly Hills reports TMZ. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. We know this because the cops were called early Tuesday in regards to a noise complaint...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Romo quit golf a year ago

Tony Romo is will not be playing any golf during his rehab. In fact the Dallas Cowboys quarterback has given up on the game. “It’s been awhile,” Romo said via the Dallas Morning News. “Almost a year and a half.’’ Romo underwent a microdisecthomy to repair a herniated lumbar disk in late December missing the Cowboys final game of 2013. Currently the team has been limiting...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis headed to DL with bulging disc in back

getty images The Atlanta Braves will be without Evan Gattis for some time as he heads to the disabled list due to a bulging thoracic disc in his back. Gattis will be given an epidural on Tuesday to hopefully speed up the healing process. The Braves are unsure how long the 27-year-old will be out of the lineup but given that he had 16 home runs with a .290/.342/.558 line though 63...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Felix Jones wants to continue NFL career, waiting for contract

Felix Jones is still waiting or a team to contact him about playing in the 2014 season. A six-year veteran, Jones spent five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys before playing with the Pittsburgh Steelers last year. “I know something is going to happen, I have a gut feeling,” Jones said Saturday via Tulsa World. “I just have to stay prepared for it.” With a long history of injuries...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros calling up Domingo Santana

The Houston Astros are again making roster changes with infielder Enrique Hernandez, reliever Kevin Chapman and outfielder Domingo Santana all ticketed for the big leagues. Of course the big name here is that of 21-year-old Santana who was acquired in 2011 as part of the Hunter Pence trade with Philadelphia. While he is prone to strike out, Santana has been performing well at Triple...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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