• Roundtable: Which trade needs to happen at the deadline?

    The Major League Baseball trade deadline is just days away. With that in mind, the Big League Stew crew identified some of the trades they would like to see happen at the deadline. Which teams can greatly increase their World Series chances with a blockbuster move? One of the Rangers’ biggest…

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  • Vladimir Putin says absence of Russians will devalue Olympic medals

    Russian president Vladimir Putin addresses the Russian Olympic team. The list of Russian athletes banned from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics grew to 105 on Tuesday, and as you might imagine, Vladimir Putin is brimming with indignation and conspiracy theories. Stopping short of ruling Russia out…

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  • Nashville Predators give Calle Jarnkrok six-year contract extension

    The Nashville Predators have signed versatile young forward Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract extension. Last season the 24-year-old Jarnkrok set career highs with 16 goals and 30 points in 81 games played. Jarnkrok held a plus-51.83 score and venue adjusted 5-on-5 CF% and had a…

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  • Cal giving away Marshawn Lynch golf cart bobblehead vs. Washington

    Marshawn Lynch celebrated Cal’s 2006 win over Washington with a golf cart (Getty). This is a must-have bobblehead if you’re a bobblehead collector and college football fan. Cal is giving away a bobblehead commemorating Marshawn Lynch’s golf cart ride vs. Washington in 2006.

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  • Closing Time: Melvin Upton reports to Toronto, sans fantasy value

    Change has been the constant in Melvin Upton’s professional life. Upton was shipped to the Blue Jays on Tuesday, in a curious giveaway trade. The Padres picked up Hansel Rodriguez, a largely-unknown 19-year-old pitching prospect in rookie ball.

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  • Red Wings sign Petr Mrazek to two-year, $8M contract

    The Detroit Red Wings and young goaltender Petr Mrazek have come to terms on a two-year contract extension reportedly worth $8 million. Mrazek and the Red Wings were supposed to go through an arbitration hearing Wednesday. Heading into arbitration, Mrazek was reportedly looking for $10 million…

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  • Aaron Rodgers says it's 'inappropriate' to talk about relationship with brother Jordan

    Jordan Rodgers, the younger brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, is on the current season of “The Bachelorette” and trying to charm his way into the heart of bachelorette JoJo Fletcher. Asked on Tuesday about Jordan being on the show and his comments, Aaron claimed he hadn’t…

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  • 2016 Team USA, 1992 'Dream Team' will be featured in 'NBA 2K17'

    If you’re a video-game enthusiast who also loves the U.S. men’s national basketball team’s unique brand of competition-stomping brilliance, I’ve got some good news for you. The folks at 2K Sports announced Wednesday morning that this year’s edition of their wildly successful basketball video game,…

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  • Target leaving IndyCar and Chip Ganassi Racing after 2016

    The most recognizable IndyCar sponsorship is ending at the end of the year. Per the AP, Target will not return to Chip Ganassi Racing after the conclusion of the 2016 season. The company has a new chairman and is looking at its sponsorship agreements per the report.

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    Wed, Jul 27
    8:10 PM EDT
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  • Kevin Harvick's crew chief suspended for lug nut violation

    Childers has been with Harvick since 2014 (Getty). Kevin Harvick’s crew chief Rodney Childers has been suspended for a race for a lug nut violation at Indianapolis on Sunday. NASCAR announced the penalty on Wednesday in yet another example of the incongruity of some NASCAR rules.

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  • Bill Peters locked up by Carolina Hurricanes through 2019

    Bill Peters of the Carolina Hurricanes wasn’t one of them, despite having guided his team to within seven points of a wild card spot while having a bottom five payroll. Peters was handed a new contract that extends the 50-year-old coach through the 2018-2019 season, as Carolina announced on…

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  • Look at Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner's stitch-filled post-surgery foot (Photo)

    Leidner threw 14 touchdowns in 2015 (Getty). Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner had a left foot injury for most of the 2015 season. If you want to see what it looked like after surgery, here’s your chance.

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  • 2016 NFL Preview: Cowboys might regret their draft decisions

    Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. Had Dez Bryant’s catch at Lambeau Field been called a catch, they were going to advance to play the Seattle Seahawks with the NFC…

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  • Amar'e Stoudemire was so much more than his highlights

    History will not view the newly retired Amar’e Stoudemire as one of the best players of his era, but he is sure to go down as one of the memorable. It’s to Stoudemire’s credit that all those incredible moments seem more like the punctuation to his fantastic NBA career than they do the substance. …

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  • Police helped Rangers' top prospect Joey Gallo get to game on time

    Texas Rangers top prospect Joey Gallo was called up to the major leagues Tuesday and inserted into the starting lineup while he was still miles away from the ballpark fighting his way through traffic hoping to make it to the game on time.

    Big League Stew
    Wed, Jul 27
    8:05 PM EDT
    Oakland at Texas
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  • Cardinals are already better than last year in one way

    First, we start with the long ball in St. Louis. When the season began, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny was optimistic his team would hit for power with more success than it did a year ago and with the All-Star break not too far back in the rearview mirror, the Cardinals already have surpassed…

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  • Mets will wear Mike Piazza-themed hats in weekend tribute

    The New York Mets are planning to honor recent Hall of Fame inductee Mike Piazza this weekend during a four-game series with the Colorado Rockies, including wearing hats with Piazza’s likeness on the side. The Mets are planning to give away a replica Piazza jersey to every fan who attends Friday’s…

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    Wed, Jul 27
    7:10 PM EDT
    St. Louis at NY Mets
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