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  • Shelby Miller Demotion Expected To Delay Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have scheduled right-hander Shelby Miller for at least one more Triple-A start, which Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic says will leave the 25-year-old unable to accrue enough days on the active roster this year to reach four full years of MLB service. Miller is sitting at..." August 25

  • Giancarlo Stanton says he's uncertain if he'll play again this season

    CBS Sports "The Marlins entered Thursday just 1 1/2 back in the race for the second wild card. Yet no matter how close the Marlins get to a postseason spot, their efforts are overshadowed by the looming specter that is Giancarlo Stanton's availability. Stanton, of course, was placed on the disabled list..." August 25

  • Is Manny Machado becoming a better investment than Bryce Harper?

    ESPN "With Bryce Harper and Manny Machado scheduled to hit free agency in two years, the 2018 offseason could go down in history as the winter that broke baseball's bank. The question is, which one of them will be the most prized catch? Earlier this season, the answer seemed simple. Coming off his..." August 25

  • Nationals acquire Marc Rzepczynski in trade with Athletics

    Today's Knuckleball "The Washington Nationals have acquired left-handed pitcher Marc Rzepczynski and cash considerations in a trade with the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league infielder Max Schrock, per Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post. Rzepczynski has appeared in 56 games out of the bullpen this..." August 25

  • Red Sox put Andrew Benintendi on disabled list

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox placed rookie left fielder Andrew Benintendi on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday and recalled infielder Marco Hernandez from Triple A Pawtucket before their game against the Tampa Bay Rays." August 25

  • Kobe has a perfect response for which number Lakers should retire

    CBS Sports "With the retirement of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant official, we now have few things to count down to with Kobe's post-career life. One of those things is his eventual induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. The other one is the Lakers' organization..." August 26

  • NBA Insider Chris Broussard's contract expiring at ESPN

    Sporting News "The NBA free agent class just became more intriguing with the addition of a new player: ESPN's Chris Broussard. The NBA insider's current contract with ESPN expires in mid-September, said sources with knowledge of his deal. That could make the experienced, versatile Broussard a valuable free..." August 25

  • Corey Brewer: James Harden Will ‘Play Defense This Year’

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden’s, shall we say, lackadaisical effort on the defensive end has been the subject of ire in the NBA community for many years now. But Houston Rockets teammate Corey Brewer thinks Harden will soon be on his way towards putting that stigma behind him. In a recent appearance on ESPN’s..." August 25

  • Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol says he’s ready for next season

    Today's Fastbreak "In an interview with Spanish newspaper L’Esportiu, Memphis Grizzlies’ center Marc Gasol said that his foot injury has progressed well over the summer. “I’m really well and looking forward to starting [the season],” said Gasol. “I miss the competition, playing and enjoying basketball. All..." August 25

  • Report: Incentive bonuses in Yi Jianlian’s Lakers contract would septuple his salary if he plays 59 games

    Pro Basketball Talk "Yi Jianlian’s unconventional contract terms with the Lakers had slowly emerged. He’ll earn somewhere between $250,000 and $8 million next season, $1,139,123 just for remaining on the roster through Jan. 10. But that left a huge sum to unknown incentive bonuses. Now, they’re known. Yi can..." August 25

  • Tony Romo exits early after hit from behind

    NFL.com "Tony Romo was only planning to play two series in Seattle on Thursday night. He only lasted three plays. Romo left the game after taking a hit from behind by defensive end Cliff Avril. On the play, Romo took a lot of time in the pocket before sliding to the ground too late, not sensing Avril...." August 26

  • Browns VP: Talk of tanking 'silly' and would be 'disappointed if we have four wins'

    CBS Sports "Here's Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown on Friday, shortly after the team traded 2013 sixth-overall pick Barkevious Mingo to the Patriots, about whether the team is unloading dead weight, and tanking the season in the process: "I think if anybody has been..." August 26

  • Demaryius Thomas on tweet to Josh Norman: Not trash talk, was speaking fact

    ESPN "One man's trash (talk) is another man's truth. At least that's the way Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas sees it. Asked after Thursday's practice why he posted a picture on Twitter wearing his Super Bowl ring with a tweet directed at Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman that..." August 25

  • Jason Pierre-Paul’s lawsuit against Adam Schefter, ESPN will proceed

    Larry Brown Sports "Nearly six months after New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul filed an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter, a Miami federal judge has ruled the case can proceed. “The court correctly ruled that Jason properly stated an invasion-of-privacy claim..." August 25

  • Report: Ezekiel Elliott reported to camp overweight

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott will see his first preseason action this week. The No. 4 overall pick in this year’s draft was sidelined during the end of camp and in the first two exhibition games with a hamstring injury. We now know why Elliott’s hamstring started to bother..." August 25

  • Jared Bednar Hired As Avs Coach

    Columbus Dispatch "The Colorado Avalanche are on the verge of hiring Jared Bednar as coach, according to a report by TSN's Darren Dreger. Bednar was coach of the Blue Jackets' minor-league affiliate, the Cleveland Monsters, winning the AHL's Calder Cup last spring." August 25

  • Sidney Crosby named Team Canada’s captain for World Cup

    Sportsnet "Hockey Canada has named Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby Team Canada’s captain for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews and Montreal Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber were named alternate captains for the September tournament. Crosby has served as..." August 25

  • Avs Give Rene Bourque a PTO: Report

    The Hockey Writers "The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Rene Bourque to a professional tryout (PTO), according to James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail. The former University of Wisconsin Badger most recently spent time with the Columbus Blue Jackets, putting up three goals and eight points in 49 games last..." August 25

  • Coyotes GM: Bolland ‘won’t be ready to play for the foreseeable future’ due to injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Arizona Coyotes fans anticipating Dave Bolland‘s debut for his new team will have to wait, and a long time, too, by the sounds of it. On Thursday, the Florida Panthers traded the 30-year-old Bolland and prospect Lawson Crouse to the Coyotes in exchange for draft picks. Bolland, who has an..." August 25

  • Brandon Pirri reportedly inks deal with Rangers

    Today's Slapshot "As the upcoming 2016-17 season grows ever closer, the final remaining free agents on the market have been getting snapped up by NHL clubs – and that includes, as of Thursday morning, forward Brandon Pirri. Per Elliotte Friedman, Pirri- who put up a 22-goal season just one year ago- has been..." August 25

  • UEFA Champions League group stage: Premier League teams learn their fate

    Pro Soccer Talk "Premier League teams got off very lightly, overall, in the UEFA Champions League group stage draw. The draw took place in Monaco on Thursday as reigning Leicester City were handed a very comfy group of opponents in Group G with FC Porto, Club Brugge and Copenhagen, as were Tottenham Hotspur who..." August 25

  • Cristiano Ronaldo named UEFA Best Player of Europe

    ESPN FC "Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was named UEFA Best Player of Europe following the Champions League draw ceremony on Thursday. European football's governing body whittled a shortlist of 10 down to Real Madrid duo Gareth Bale and Ronaldo and Atletico Madrid star Antoine..." August 25

  • Southampton set to sign Lille forward Sofiane Boufal for £21.2m

    The Telegraph "Southampton are poised to break their transfer record after agreeing a £21.2 million (25 million euros) fee with Lille for Morocco forward Sofiane Boufal. Their previous record is the £15 million that was paid for Dani Osvaldo, but agreement has now been reached with Claude Puel’s former club..." August 25

  • Chelsea offer £35million for AC Milan's Alessio Romagnoli as Antonio Conte looks to strengthen his defence

    Daily Mail "Chelsea have made a £35million offer for AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli. Antonio Conte met with the club's hierarchy on Wednesday as he looks to add at least three more signings to his squad before next Wednesday's deadline. A centre-back remains his priority and Chelsea have lodged their..." August 25

  • Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge admits feeling fed up about being played out of position by Jurgen Klopp

    Daily Mirror "Daniel Sturridge has revealed his frustration at Jurgen Klopp’s decision to ignore him for a central striking role. The England international insists he is ready to “do a job for the team” by operating in a wide position for Liverpool, but added: “That’s not saying I am happy to do it”. The..." August 25

  • Harbaugh: I see myself coaching Michigan for 20-25 years

    Detroit News "There is no question Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has been fully embraced by Wolverines’ rabid fan base and also is being well-compensated by his alma mater. There also is no question that many observers outside the program think Harbaugh will have a short stay in Ann Arbor coaching the..." August 25

  • Notre Dame's Devin Butler a victim of police brutality, witnesses claim

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Devin Butler's run-in with police may have been more complicated than originally thought. The Notre Dame defensive back's girlfriend and his teammate's fiancée say Butler was a victim of police brutality, according to the South Bend Tribune. Police reported that Butler assaulted an officer,..." August 25

  • Ryan Burns is Stanford's starting quarterback

    San Jose Mercury News "Ryan Burns will start at quarterback for Stanford in the season opener next week, coach David Shaw announced Wednesday. Burns, a junior, beat out sophomore Keller Chryst in the competition to replace Kevin Hogan, the winningest quarterback in school history. At least, that's the pecking..." August 25

  • NCAA expanding Ole Miss investigation

    USA Today "The NCAA’s current investigation into Ole Miss’ football program may have grown beyond former offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil saying he received money from staffers. NCAA enforcement staff interviewed players from Auburn and Mississippi State and possibly another Southeastern Conference program..." August 25

  • Trace McSorley named Penn State's starting quarterback

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Listening to the way Trace McSorley tells it, relaying what was possibly the biggest news of his life to the most important people in his life elicited the same reaction as an aced elementary spelling test going up on the fridge. Or the McSorleys are the chillest family, even when the son..." August 25

  • John Calipari makes incredible gesture to help flood victims in Louisiana

    Fox Sports "Over the last few weeks, the nation has looked on in horror, as devastating floods have displaced thousands in and around the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area. And now, one of the biggest names in college sports, with the help of one of his former stars (who just so happens to be an adopted Louisianan)..." August 25

  • Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State to play in Champions Classic through 2019

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Champions Classic announced on Wednesday that Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Michigan State will continue playing in the four-team event through 2019. Initially launched in 2011, the event has become one of the staples of college basketball's opening Tuesday. New York City's Madison Square..." August 25

  • St. Bonaventure basketball signs head coach Mark Schmidt to extension

    Today's U "According to a report from Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports on Wednesday, St. Bonaventure men’s basketball coach Mark Schmidt has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the helm through 2021-2022. Schmidt has been in charge at St. Bonaventure since the 2007-2008 season. In his nine..." August 24

  • Dillon Brooks will miss time with foot injury as Oregon Ducks travel to Spain

    Oregonian "The Oregon Ducks men's basketball is in Spain over the next two weeks, taking place in exhibition games afforded to college basketball programs once every four years. The Ducks will be doing so, however, without one of their most important pieces of the upcoming season. Dillon Brooks, who..." August 24

  • UHart's 'Pancake' Thomas Leaving Team

    Hartford Courant "Cleveland "Pancake" Thomas, an electrifying shooter at the University of Hartford, has been granted his release, the school announced Wednesday. "Our biggest priority for Cleveland was that he graduate from the University of Hartford with a valuable degree," Hartford men's basketball coach John..." August 24