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  • Volquez calls Donaldson 'a little baby,' Ventura takes shot at Bautista

    The Score "A pair of AL heavyweights wasted no time exchanging verbal blows on the heels of a heated four-game series. The Toronto Blue Jays took three from the Kansas City Royals after Sunday's 5-2 win, one in which Royals starter Edinson Volquez kick-started the fireworks by plunking Blue Jays third..." August 03

  • Jose Bautista says he "lost a lot of respect for Ned Yost today"

    Hardball Talk "The Blue Jays and Royals don’t seem to be very big fans of each other. Royals starter Edinson Volquez made a habit out of pitching inside to Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson, including when he hit him with a pitch in the third inning. That led to retaliation later in the game, and an..." August 03

  • Matheny: Contracts can't be ignored in setting bullpen roles

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals have had internal discussions during manager Mike Matheny’s tenure about when, if ever, they would consider using the closer earlier than the ninth, when perhaps the true save situation is the eighth inning against the heart of the order. The closer might not get the stat. The team..." August 03

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: Dodgers' RHP Brandon Beachy cleared waivers after being designated last week.

  • Dayan Viciedo reunites with White Sox

    Hardball Talk "Dayan Viciedo, who played for the White Sox from 2010-2014 before being dropped this offseason, has re-signed with the team on a minor-league contract. Dating back to February he’s been released by the White Sox, Blue Jays, and A’s while hitting just .228 with one homer and a .617 OPS in 32..." August 03

  • Nike signs top two draft picks Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell

    CBS Sports "After Adidas decided not to renew its licensing deal with the NBA, Nike swooped (swooshed?) in and swept up the deal. It was a "want," not a "need" for the biggest sports apparel company in the world. That deal had two major impacts. The first is a much closer relationship between Nike, which..." August 03

  • Ray Allen: “I Won’t Officially Retire”

    SLAM Online "Last season, it took until March for Ray Allen to make up his mind about not suiting up. Allen, who turned 40 a couple of weeks ago, says he is not yet ready to officially retire—the future Hall of Famer is keeping all doors open just a crack, in case the right opportunity comes along. Jesus..." August 03

  • Adidas makes $200M bid to sign Rockets star James Harden

    ESPN "Adidas has made a big play for the biggest basketball sneaker free agent of the summer of 2015. The company has submitted a bid of $200 million over 13 years to sign Houston Rockets guard James Harden, sources told Nike, whose deal with Harden recently expired, has until the end of..." August 03

  • Kobe Bryant creating Kobe-branded products, social media site in China

    CBS Sports "Kobe Bryant's popularity in China is immense and with his career winding down, the Los Angeles Lakers star has begun to expand his presence in the country to help grow his brand. During last season's NBA Finals, Bryant provided analysis for the China-based online community Sina, and now he has..." August 03

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    Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

    Draft of NBA schedule circulating among teams. Sources say 4-games-in-5-nights nearly eliminated in that draft version.

  • DeSean Jackson boasts no one can stop him, including NFL's top CBs

    ESPN "The word poked at his competitive side, prompting receiver DeSean Jackson to issue a reminder. So when he was asked Monday how one teammate, cornerback Chris Culliver, challenged him in practice, the wide receiver made one point clear. "I don't think no one can guard me," Jackson said. "It's..." August 03

  • It's beginning to look like Tim Tebow will make the Eagles' 53-man roster

    Philly Voice "Over the last few weeks, chatter among some people who are plugged in with the team believe that the Eagles didn't just sign Tim Tebow because he's a nice guy, or a "camp arm." Their sentiment is that the Eagles not only intend to keep him, but they intend to use him. The perception that Chip..." August 03

  • Star Lotulelei carted off field with right foot soreness

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was in a walking boot Monday after he was carted from practice to the locker room with his right foot taped in ice. It's the same foot that Lotulelei fractured in January, preventing him from playing in the team's NFC divisional..." August 03

  • Rivers contract resolution coming soon

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The first Chargers preseason game has added significance this month. One way or another, it'll bring clarity to Philip Rivers' contract situation. The Chargers will host the Cowboys on Aug. 13. If the quarterback and team have not agreed to an extension by then, they aren't expected to this..." August 03

  • Scot McCloughan: We’re “very comfortable” with Junior Galette

    CSN Washington "Redskins GM Scot McCloughan said he and other members of the team’s front office interviewed over 20 people about Junior Galette before deciding to sign the troubled former Saints linebacker. “It was a long process,” McCloughan said Sunday at the Bon Secours Training Facility. “I will promise..." August 03

  • Judge orders NHL to turn over injury and concussion data

    TSN "The National Hockey League has been ordered by a judge to turn over reams of data about player injuries and concussions to lawyers representing former NHL players who are suing the league. The roughly 80 former players who are suing the NHL, including Bernie Nicholls, Gary Leeman and Butch..." August 03

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    Ottawa Senators @Senators

    Breaking News: #NHL arbitrator has awarded #Sens Mike Hoffman a one-year deal at $2.0 million.

  • Report: Leafs, Bernier agree to two-year deal

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs and goalie Jonathan Bernier have settled their case before the arbitrator's decision. Bernier has agreed to a two-year deal worth $8.3 million Sunday, according to James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail. The soon-to-be 27-year-old finished last season with a 21-28-7..." August 03

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Caps centre Nicklas Backstrom has resumed skating recently after undergoing hip surgery after the season GM Brian MacLellan said.

  • Penguins not alone in top-heavy approach to salary cap

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "For more than three decades, the Penguins have been a star-driven team. That creates certain challenges in a salary-cap environment, as Dan Mason, a professor at the University of Alberta who teaches a class in the business of hockey, understands. “They're going to have to remunerate those..." August 02

  • Laremy Tunsil, stepfather drop cases against each other

    ESPN "The legal case involving Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil and his stepfather was dismissed Monday, according to a report. The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports, citing Tunsil's attorney Steven Farese Sr., that both parties -- Tunsil and his stepfather, Lindsey Miller -- agreed to drop the..." August 03

  • Tunsil, stepfather agree to drop domestic violence charges

    The Clarion-Ledger "Domestic violence charges against both Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil and his stepfather are likely to be dropped on Monday. Tunsil's attorney, Steven Farese, told The Clarion-Ledger on Friday that both attorneys mutually agreed to have their clients sign dismissal forms earlier in the..." August 02

  • No charges filed against LSU QB Anthony Jennings, two other Tigers, DA says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "No charges will be filed against LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings and two other players arrested for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Friday. Jennings, defensive lineman Maquedius Bain and defensive back Dwayne Thomas..." August 01

  • Wisconsin may change admissions process to help recruits

    CBS Sports "On the one hand, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez insisted Thursday that his program's tougher admissions process for athletes compared to other schools has not competitively hurt the Badgers. On the other hand, Alvarez said Wisconsin is discussing a return to its old process so recruits..." July 31

  • Victim asks for charges against LSU players to be dropped

    CBS Sports "The LSU student at the center of an on-campus break-in involving three LSU football players has asked that the charges against the players be dropped. LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings, defensive lineman Maquedius Bain and defensive back Dwayne Thomas were arrested in June and charged with..." July 30

  • Australian star Isaac Humphries expected to enroll at Kentucky

    CBS Sports "Class of 2016 star Isaac Humphries is planning to reclassify to 2015 and enroll at Kentucky in time to play for the Wildcats this season, a source told Humphries is on a visit to Kentucky this weekend. Barring any snags, he's expected to publicly announce his intentions..." August 02

  • UCLA accepts verbal commitment from 13-year-old star LaMelo Ball

    CBS Sports "LaMelo Ball -- a 13-year-old basketball player from California -- has, like his two older brothers, verbally committed to UCLA, the family told The commitment came one day after the Ball family was featured at LaMelo Ball is the younger brother of Class of 2016..." August 02

  • SDSU's Matt Shrigley tears ACL

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The season opener is still 3½ months away, but San Diego State’s basketball team suffered a huge loss in July. Fourth-year junior Matt Shrigley tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee playing basketball at a local fitness center, had reconstructive surgery Tuesday and is expected..." July 30

  • Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year transfers to BYU

    CBS Sports "Elon's reward for finding a gem of a mid-major player in freshman guard Elijah Bryant? Bryant is now off to BYU. In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Bryant said, "I want to thank the one person who made this possible, my lord and savior Jesus Christ [prayer emoji]" below an altered photo of him a..." July 30

  • SE Louisiana assistant loses job because of USM investigation

    CBS Sports "The NCAA's investigation into the Southern Miss men's basketball program formerly run by Donnie Tyndall has cost another coach his job, multiple sources told That coach: Tyson Waterman Waterman, a former player at Winthrop, spent last season as an assistant at Southeastern..." July 29

  • Karim Benzema to Arsenal: Arsene Wenger dismisses Real Madrid striker speculation

    London Evening Standard "Arsene Wenger has dismissed speculation linking Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema with a summer move to Arsenal. Reports have suggested the 27-year-old could quit the Bernabeu during the close season and many supporters believed that he was closing in on a switch to the Emirates Stadium after..." August 03

  • Wolfsburg boss believes target De Bruyne will snub Blues

    Manchester Evening News "Manchester City remain keen on landing midfield playmaker Kevin de Bruyne - but his manager believes he will stay at Wolsburg. Wolfsburg boss Dieter Hecking believes Kevin de Bruyne will snub Manchester City after helping his team beat Bayern Munich to land the German Supercup. The Blues..." August 03

  • Arsenal ‘sign Joao Virginia after he rejects Manchester transfer’

    Metro "Arsenal have beaten Manchester United to sign Benfica goalkeeper Joao Virginia, according to reports. The 15-year-old, who had a trial with United earlier this year, was believed to be on the cusp of sealing a transfer to Old Trafford. " August 03

  • Manchester City could lose starlet Marcos Lopes

    Daily Mail "Manchester City face a battle to keep one of the club's most higly-rated youngsters after it emerged that attacking midfielder Marcos 'Rony' Lopes is a transfer target for a host of French sides. Lyon, Monaco and Marseille have registered their interest in the 19-year-old forward and Sportsmail..." August 03

  • Yann M’Vila and Leroy Fer set to add muscle to Sunderland’s midfield

    The Guardian "Dick Advocaat hopes to be in a position to include two new midfielders, Yann M’Vila and Leroy Fer, in the Sunderland squad he will take to Leicester City on Saturday. Significantly, both players are tall, powerful and physically imposing. M’Vila is scheduled to have a medical in the north-east..." August 03