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  • Jets Center Nick Mangold Helps Cops Bust a Car Burglary Ring

    Complex "Jets center Nick Mangold is a Pro Bowl player when it comes to protecting his quarterback. And from the sound of things, he knows a thing or two about protecting his house—and his neighborhood—too. According to TMZ Sports, Mangold may have helped police bust a car burglary ring in Chatham, N.J...." August 28

  • Report: Referee Connected To Deflategate Will Work Patriots-Panthers Game

    NESN "Coincidence? Maybe. Hilarious? You bet. Clete Blakeman will serve as the referee for Friday night’s preseason game between the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., according to Why is this funny? Well, you see, Blakeman..." August 28

  • Maurkice Pouncey likely to miss first 10 games

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey appears likely to miss the first 10 games of the season with a broken fibula. Although the team has not made the designation official, the Steelers’ website says Pouncey is expected to be placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list. That would mean..." August 28

  • Odell Beckham Jr. becomes new NFL spokesperson for Head & Shoulders

    Sporting News "The possibilities for bad puns are endless. Procter & Gamble released a 70-second video on YouTube Friday morning to announce Odell Beckham Jr. as the new NFL spokesperson for Head & Shoulders shampoo. He'll replace Troy Polamalu, who retired in April, to become the "hair apparent" or "heir to..." August 28

  • Charge against Titans' Hunter reduced from felony to misdemeanor

    Titan Insider "Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter will not face a felony charge from the incident on July 3 in a Virginia Beach, Va., bar. Hunter, who is due back in court on Tuesday, will only face a misdemeanor charge, according to Gabriella DeLuca. Hunter was initially jailed on a felony..." August 28

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  • Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

    Seattle Times "With the Mariners headed for yet another losing season – the fifth during his tenure – general manager Jack Zduriencik was relieved of his duties on Friday morning." August 28

  • Matt Harvey won't complain if Mets skip him again

    New York Daily News "Matt Harvey is not fighting it. The Mets righthander who is coming off a season missed due to Tommy John surgery, had to skip a start last week, and he knows there might still be limits ahead in September — including, possibly, skipping another start. But the 26-year-old with a reputation for..." August 28

  • Cardinals hire former reliever Randy Flores as new scouting director

    Hardball Talk "Two months ago, in the wake of the Astros database hacking scandal, the Cardinals fired scouting director Chris Correa. Today they named a replacement, with Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reporting that the Cardinals have hired longtime big league reliever Randy Flores to take over..." August 28

  • Mets Unlikely To Add Reliever Via Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have struggled for much of the season when it comes to left-handed relief, but Anthony DiComo of tweets that a source says the team is “unlikely” to trade for another reliever. Mike Puma of the New York Post, too, tweets that the Mets don’t expect to add a reliever from outside..." August 28

  • Tristan Thompson, agent Rich Paul could be eyeing the Raptors in 2016: Report

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In a little less than a month the Cleveland Cavaliers will begin training camp, the first step on a journey they hope lasts until June. Whether free agent power forward Tristan Thompson joins his teammates still remains a mystery. All is quiet between the Cavs and Thompson, a restricted free..." August 28

  • Report: Boozer likely to wait for season to start, try to land with playoff team

    The Score "For the first time since 2001-02, an NBA season is set to open without a bearded and tattooed man screaming "And-1!" after every field goal attempt. Carlos Boozer will likely begin the 2015-16 season as a free agent, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports, citing league sources. Boozer's..." August 28

  • Lakers' Jim Buss says it's not his decision when Kobe Bryant retires

    Los Angeles Times "The Lakers start training camp in just over a month and there are still many unknowns. How will Kobe Bryant play? Was rookie guard D'Angelo Russell the right pick? Can the team make the playoffs? On Thursday Jim Buss, part-owner and executive vice president of basketball operations, spoke to..." August 28

  • Clippers owner turns down $60M offer for TV rights

    New York Post "Steve Ballmer, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has turned down a $60 million-a-year offer for local TV rights and is forging ahead with a plan to start his own over-the-top streaming network, The Post has learned. If he follows through on the plan, Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft,..." August 28

  • Bob Myers says Warriors working on extensions for Barnes and Ezeli

    CBS Sports "The Golden State Warriors go into the 2015-16 season as the defending champions, and immediately after winning a title people start wondering if you can do it again. The Warriors will have to traverse the difficult Western Conference in order to get back in position to win another title, but to..." August 28

  • Hall of Fame coach Al Arbour passes away at 82

    TSN "Hockey Hall of Famer and four-time Stanley Cup winning coach Al Arbour has died at the age of 82. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Arbour made his NHL debut in 1953 with the Detroit Red Wings and went on to compete in 653 NHL games over the course of 16 seasons in the league, also playing for the..." August 28

  • Wayne Gretzky memorabilia among hockey items auctioned by Canadian government

    Sporting News "The Canadian government has amassed quite the collection of hockey memorabilia, and some of it is up for sale. A few of the more notable items include a binder containing Wayne Gretzky's professional draft questionnaire and autographed photos of other NHL greats such as Guy Lafleur and Lanny..." August 28

  • Patrick Kane dropped from OHL's London Knights training camp's team names

    The Score "Patrick Kane's former junior team is dissociating itself from the Chicago Blackhawks star amid an ongoing police investigation. In recent years, the OHL's London Knights have split the 80 camp attendees into four teams named after players who have moved on and achieved success at the NHL level,..." August 28

  • Who will be San Jose’s next captain?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a year in which playing without a captain proved to be a massive distraction, the San Jose Sharks are reversing course for 2015-16 — in fact, one of the first things new head coach Peter DeBoer confirmed upon getting hired is that someone would wear the “C” this year. Probably a good..." August 28

  • Cam Ward on Hurricanes: ‘Nowhere else I want to be’

    Raleigh News & Observer "Goaltender Cam Ward was the first off the ice Thursday at Raleigh Center Ice, soon to be followed by Eric Staal. Ward and Staal have been two constants for the Carolina Hurricanes for more than a decade. They’re the two remaining members of the Canes’ 2006 Stanley Cup champions, a reminder of..." August 28

  • Illinois fires Tim Beckman, allegedly for mistreatment of injured players

    SB Nation "Illinois has fired head coach Tim Beckman just one week before the team's season opener against Kent State, FootballScoop is reporting. Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman confirmed the news. This offseason, multiple former Illini players accused Beckman of abuse and improper treatment, specifically with..." August 28

  • WR Mitchell commits to U-M with airplane banner

    Detroit Free Press "The ante keeps going up in recruiting announcements. Jabrill Peppers' rap commitment to Michigan on an ESPN network seemed groundbreaking. But since then, a Tennessee commit revealed his choice on a billboard in Times Square, and Rockford kicker Quinn Nordin picked Penn State in a video on a..." August 28

  • Former Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant opens recruitment

    ESPN "Former Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant is reopening his recruitment, the redshirt sophomore announced Thursday on Instagram, making his return to South Bend, Indiana, unlikely. "Opening up my recruitment so my next move will be best move," Bryant wrote in part of his post. Bryant, who..." August 28

  • McElwain surprises six deserving Gators with full scholarships

    Fox Sports - College Football "Jim McElwain certainly has his hands full. He’s trying to rebuild a very famous college football program that hasn’t lived up to its name in recent years. Well, the Florida head coach is doing his part to has been working his tail off to recruit some of the best prospects in the nation, and..." August 28

  • Former Alabama, UNLV RB Altee Tenpenny heads to FCS Nicholls State

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Running back Altee Tenpenny is working on his third college football program in eight months. Nicholls State confirmed to Thursday that Tenpenny has joined its program after being dismissed from UNLV earlier this month for an undisclosed violation of team rules." August 28

  • Former Missouri men’s basketball player Montaque Gill-Caesar to transfer to San Diego State

    Columbia Missourian "For the second time this week, a former Missouri basketball player is reportedly headed to a new program. Former Missouri guard Montaque Gill-Caesar tweeted Thursday he will transfer to San Diego State University. Gill-Caesar is the third Tiger to transfer this summer. Jon Rothstein of CBS..." August 28

  • Tom Crean on IU's leadership: 'It's got to get better'

    Sporting News - NCAAB "In his first public comments since Indiana big men Emmitt Holt and Thomas Bryant were cited for illegal alcohol possession, head coach Tom Crean addressed the lack of leadership plaguing the Hoosiers in the past two seasons. Since February 2014, Indiana basketball players have been involved in..." August 28

  • Former Arkansas forward joins Middle Tennessee State program

    College Basketball Talk "Just over a month ago forward Jacorey Williams was one of three Arkansas players (Anton Beard and Dustin Thomas being the others) arrested on charges of first degree suspicion of forgery in relation to their alleged use of counterfeit money. That case was Williams’ latest misstep away from the..." August 28

  • Akron coach Keith Dambrot to chair rules committee for next two years

    CBS Sports "The man who coached LeBron James in high school will now lead the committee that decides the way college basketball is played and officiated. Keith Dambrot is entering his 12th season at Akron , and on Thursday the school announced he has been tabbed as Rick Byrd's replacement for the NCAA..." August 27

  • U-M's Walton eager to show what last year could have been

    Detroit Free Press "These days, Derrick Walton Jr. walks with a bounce. He moves confidently and with a purpose. It's a far cry from last winter, when the junior point guard limped for months, staggering, adjusting, never feeling just right. Eventually, that painful stride needed a boot, then crutches, a..." August 27

  • Europa League group stage draw, complete results: Tottenham gets Anderlecht, Monaco

    The Score "The wait is over. The Europa League group stage draw took place in Monaco on Friday, dividing the competition's 48 hopefuls into 12 groups of four. It was Tottenham Hotspur of the competition's larger teams that fell victim to a brutal draw, finding itself alongside Anderlecht, AS Monaco,..." August 28

  • Chelsea turn from Stones to Zhang Linpeng

    ESPN FC "Chelsea may not be getting very far with their bids for John Stones, but Chinese media reported on Friday that they have made an offer for China and Guangzhou Evergrande defender Zhang Linpeng. The 26-year-old right-back has been given the nickname "Zhangmos" in China due to his similarity to..." August 28

  • Chelsea and Juventus held secret talks in Monaco over Paul Pogba transfer

    Daily Star "Top brass from both clubs were in the French principality for the Champions League group stage draw on Thursday. And Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri has revealed talks took place over a potential offer for Juve's star midfielder. He wrote on Twitter: "Chelsea and Juventus had a meeting..." August 28

  • Paris Saint-Germain chief confirms Arsenal and Inter target will leave the club

    The Express "EZEQUIEL LAVEZZI is free to leave Paris Saint-Germain, club president Nasser al-Khelaifi has revealed. Lavezzi, 30, is a reported transfer target of both Inter and Arsenal. Inter are believed to have stolen a lead over the Gunners to sign the forward, although no deal has yet been..." August 28

  • Edinson Cavani’s goals can win Arsenal the Premier League

    Metro "Edinson Cavani is the latest big name striker to be linked with a move to Arsenal this summer, but is he the answer to the Gunners inefficient attack? When spending over £30million on a player, you need to be sure they improve your first team. Cavani’s fee is likely to be north of £35million,..." August 28

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