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Alex Rodriguez drops lawsuits against MLB and Bud Selig.

Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America Alex Rodriguez has abandoned his lawsuits against Major League Baseball, commissioner Bud selig and the Major League Baseball Players Association. Last month Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension was reduced to 162 games plus the 2014 playoffs by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz. Rodriguez’ attorney, Joe Tacopina has confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com that...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers sign Francisco Rodriguez

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez to a one-year contract worth $3.25 million. Rodriguez, 32, can earn an additional $550,000 in incentives. Last season Rodriguez split time between the Brewers and Baltimore Orioles finishing with a 2.70 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 46 2/3 innings. Rodriguez should occupy a spot in-front of Jim Henderson in the Brewers...
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Joel Zumaya and Dan Wheeler retire from baseball

Relief pitchers Joel Zumaya and Dan Wheeler have retired from baseball according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. Zumaya, 29, last pitched at the big league level in 2010. Known for being a hard thrower he never could overcome arm injuries. Zumaya pitched 209 2/3 innings in the big leagues finishing with a 3.05 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. Another retirement to report: RHP Joel Zumaya...
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Cheifs releases cornerback Dunta Robinson after one year

After the first year of a three-year contract the Kansas City Chiefs have released cornerback Dunta Robinson. Robinson, 31, lost his job to rookie Marcus Cooper last season and finished with just eight appearances 13 tackles and four pass deflections. The #Chiefs announce they have released CB Dunta Robinson. — Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) February 7, 2014 While Robinson figures...
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Red Balloon Girl Steals show at Sochi Opening Ceremony (GIF)

For all the talk about the Sochi Olympics in a negative light, the little girl with the red balloon at the opening ceremony will at-least provide a short break. While the Opening Ceremony has already taken place in Sochi, those watching in the United States will be treated to the events later today. credit: Fansided Up, up and away she goes. Obviously a shout out to Bansky. It...
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See Jonny Gomes’ awesome new Red Sox World Series tattoo

Red Sox first basement Mike Napoli revealed photos of his teammate Jonny Gomes’ new Red Sox World Series tattoo on Friday, and it is positively awesome. Napoli tweeted the photo with the caption, “How sick is this?”and urged followers to guess who the tattoo belonged to before ultimately spilling the beans. Gomes it is pic.twitter.com/3xdV8NP9GG — Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25...
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Norv Turner says Vikings are seeking young quarterback

The Minnesota Vikings have a plan at quarterback according to new offensive coordinator Norv Turner. “I think everybody is in agreement: We’re trying to add a young quarterback to the organization. So, you just gotta make sure it’s a good one wherever you get him,” Turner said during a press conference introducing him. Turner has always utilized a vertical passing game so...
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Falcons expected to keep Osi Umenyiora

The Atlanta Falcons are expected to keep defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora for the 2014 season according to Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. It’s hard to imagine that the Falcons would be willing to ditch Umenyiora after he recorded 7.5 sacks and was somewhat effective against the run. Cutting Umenyiora would save the Falcons $3.5 million against the salary cap.
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Kellen Winslow Jr. pleads not guilty to synthetic marijuana charge

New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. had pled not guilty to synthetic marijuana charge. While Winslow did not appear in court, two attorney’s appeared in his place to enter the plea. Winslow, 30, was arrested in November after a woman called police to report him masturbating in his vehicle at a Target. While Winslow was not charged for lewdness, police allegedly found synthetic...
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White Sox sign relief pitcher Mitchell Boggs

getty The Chicago White Sox have signed relief pitcher Mitchell Boggs to a major league contract. Boggs, 27, managed to land a major league contract dispute a hideous 2013 season that saw him post a 8.10 ERA and a 2.06 WHIP in 23 1/3 innings of work. Source: Free-agent RHP Mitchell Boggs to #WhiteSox. Major-league deal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 7, 2014 The White...
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Redskins and Santana Moss have talks regarding contract

The Washington Redskins and wide receiver Santana Moss have had talks about a new contract. Moss, 34, wants to stay with the Redskins according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. Last season Moss caught 42 passes for 452 yards and two touchdowns. #Redskins have had talks with Santana Moss' camp about re-signing. Moss, a 34-yr-old, 13-yr vet, has said he wants to stay here. ...
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Sochi Olympic Rings Fail at Opening Ceremony (Video)

GIF BuzzFeedUK During the Opening Ceremony at the Sochi Olympics, one of the rings failed to bloom. (The Opening Ceremony will be on NBC tonight.) First it was the stray dog, now this, Sochi?
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Kris Letang Suffers Stroke, Career not in Jeopardy

creative commons The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Friday that defenseman Kris Letang suffered a stroke last week. Letang, 26, will miss at least the next six weeks as he recovers. The good news is that Letang’s career does not appear to be jeopardy. The Penguins released the following statement: Further testing also revealed that Letang, 26, has had a very small hole in the...
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Photo: Stray Dog Makes Its Way Into Sochi Opening Ceremony

This dog just wanted to join the fun! Sochi knew the issues they would have with stray dogs, and even with strong efforts to rid the dogs from interfering with the 2014 Sochi Olympics – one managed its way into the Opening Ceremony (which will be on television tonight on NBC.) “Sup, y’all?” MT @jellingworth: A stray dog just strolled into the stadium ahead of the Sochi opening...
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Get to know the USA Women’s Figure Skaters: Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold and Polina Edmunds (Photos)

Women’s Figure Skating has long been one of the Winter Olympics favorite events, it will be no different in 2014. The USA has fielded a three woman squad who will be competing for medals in Sochi – but really Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold and Polina Edmunds have already won gold in our hearts. We take a look at the three women who make up the USA Women’s Figure skating team. Ashley...
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Lesbian snowboarder Cheryl Maas shows rainbow glove to camera in Sochi

Cheryl Maas, a Dutch snowboarder is the first Olympic athlete to make a statement regarding her stance on gay rights at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Maas was on her second run during slopestyle when she messed up. The camera’s cut to her anticipating her score. Upon scoring, she resigned to the fact that she did not make the finals and would have to try again during the semis on Saturday...
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Phillies add utility player Brian Bixler

The Philadelphia Philies have added infielder/outfielder Brian Bixler via a minor league contract. Bixler, 31, should offer the Phillies some organizational depth but probably will not make the team out of spring training. Last season he appeared at the Triple-A level in the New York Mets system hitting .259./323/.372 over 101 games. In Bixler’s big league career he has seen action...
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Derek Jeter looks 'amazing' during practice according to teammate

getty images How will Derek Jeter preform upon his return to the ball field in 2014? According to one New York Yankees teammate there should be no cause for concern. Pitcher David Phelps told the New York Daily News that he had seen Jeter practicing and delivered some encouraging news. “Derek looks amazing. That’s awesome.” Jeter is working his way back from breaking his ankle...
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Stephen Drew seeking opt-out clause in contract

Stephen Drew will cost a draft pick if he signs with a team but his agent is also seeking an opt-out clause. Scott Boras reportedly wants Drew to have the option to opt-out of any contract he signs after just one season according to ESPN New York. If granted an opt-out clause, Drew could simply become a free agent again next season and not have draft pick compensation tied to him...
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Knicks owner met with Carmelo Anthony to discuss coach Mike Woodson

Mark Runyon | BasketballSchedule.net The Knicks are 19-30 this season under Mike Woodson and ownership appears divided on whether or not he has lost the locker room. According to the New York Daily News, owner James Dolan visited with Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday. At-least one other player was present as a discussion was held on the future of Woodson. “There may be players that...
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Farrah Abraham Releasing New Porn Video: Backdoor & More

Farrah Abraham has made a new porn tape. Yes, a new tape. It will be available just before Valentines Day, on February 13 and will be titled,’ Farrah 2: Backdoor and More!’ The former, ‘Teen Mom’ made her porn debut last year with James Deen, who she claimed was her ‘boyfriend’ and tried to pass the tape off as a leaked sex tape. Former Teen Mom Star Set to Release New...
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Bob Costas has pink eye, says ***** Riot

@dkitendaugh Longtime time host Bob Costas is dealing with a case of pink eye as the 2014 Winter Olympics begin from Sochi. While Costas is hoping to get over the condition by this weekend there has been no shortage of jokes about the water in Sochi getting the better of him. “According to NBC doctors here, it’s some kind of minor infection which should resolve itself by the...
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Mardi Gras: Rob Ryan to reign as Krewe of Argus’ grand marshal

Rob Ryan and Mardi Gras, a match made in New Orleans. Ryan, the defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints, will serve as the Krewe of Argus’ 2014 grand marshall on March 4. “We are so excited to announce that Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will be riding as our grand marshal this year! Who Dat!!!” the krewe wrote on a Jan. 16 post on its Facebook page, announcing...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn coping with not being in Sochi Olympics

getty images Lindsey Vonn is not competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and the 29-year-old is in beginning to accept it. Vonn will be serving as an Olympic correspondent for NBC’s “Today.” She is unsure if she will watch the events she would have competed in. Vonn pulled out of the Olympics after re-injuring her right knee. Julia Mancuso: Skier appears in GQ...
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Sochi Olympics Alpine Skiing List of Medal Events, Results

Alpine Skiing at the 2014 Sochi Olympics kicked off on Thursday, Feb 6 with Mens Downhill Training. Below is the schedule and results for Alphine Skiing Medal Events. Results will be posted once the event is completed. February 9 2:00 AM ET – Men’s Downhill MEDAL EVENT February 10 6:00 AM ET – Womans Super Combined Shalom MEDAL EVENT February 12 2:00 AM ET- Womans Downhill...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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