• Arizona Coyotes lock up Connor Murphy with six-year, $23.1M contract

    The Arizona Coyotes have agreed to a six-year contract with 23-year-old restricted free agent defenseman Connor Murphy. Murphy had just finished his three-year entry-level deal. “We are extremely pleased to sign Connor to a long-term contract,” said Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka in…

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  • Daily Dime: Marlins' Fernandez is catch of the day

    Marlins Fernandez and Ozuna could prove to be big fish for thursday’s dfs slate

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  • Olympic torch snuffed out by protesters in Brazil

    The Rio 2016 Olympic torch is seen during its launching ceremony on July 3, 2015 in Brasilia, Brazil. The Rio Olympics are just over a week away and the protests we’ve seen on the ground in Brazil show no signs of abating anytime soon, with angry protesters on Wednesday night having gone as far as…

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  • North Texas WR Turner Smiley arrested for DWI

    Smiley had 25 catches in 2015 (Getty). North Texas’ leading returning receiver was arrested for DWI Wednesday morning. According to the Denton Record-Chronicle, Turner Smiley was booked into the Denton City Jail at approximately 4 a.m. after an officer found him in a vehicle after reports of an…

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  • The staffer Blake Griffin punched no longer works for the Clippers

    Blake Griffin stands on the court as Clippers equipment manager Matias Testi (left) stands behind the bench during a Feb. 18, 2016, game. Matias Testi, the assistant equipment manager on whose face Blake Griffin broke his right hand back in January, is no longer employed by the Los Angeles…

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  • Minnesota Vikings lock up head coach Mike Zimmer for long haul

    There’s a lot to get excited about with the Minnesota Vikings’ future — a new stadium and a talented roster. The Vikings announced that they have signed Zimmer to a contract extension prior to his third year on the job. The news came as a bit of a surprise as the Vikings reported to camp.

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  • Detroit's salary cap struggle; Gaudreau, Monahan update (Puck Headlines)

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com. Photo via LA Kings PR on Twitter

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  • Kings GM Vlade Divac on Rudy Gay: 'He has my number.'

    Rudy Gay eyes his options. Players like Sacramento’s Rudy Gay, who recently revealed that (like the rest of us) he has “no idea” what is going on with the Kings’ personnel plans moving forward. Kings general manager Vlade Divac, however, doesn’t appear to be concerned with Gay’s frustrations.

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  • Playoff semifinals to move off New Year's Eve in 4 future years

    The CFP semifinals won’t be on NYE following the 2018 season (Getty). The College Football Playoff’s move to get its semifinal games off New Year’s Eve is official. The playoff announced Thursday that the semifinal games would have new dates in 2018, 2019, 2024 and 2025.

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  • Dee Gordon apologizes and returns to the contending Marlins

    On April 29, Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon was suspended 80 games for testing positive for PEDs. This was pretty bad news for the Marlins, as Gordon had spent 2015 hitting like a mad man and ended the season with a .333 average and the National League batting title. Eighty games later,…

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  • Report: Ex-Baylor staffer requests Pepper Hamilton report release

    A former Baylor employee fired in the wake of the Pepper Hamilton report has reportedly requested the school make the report public via a court order. Hill was one of two Baylor staffers filed in May as the athletic department was in significant upheaval following the release of a summary of the…

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  • Hurricanes coach on Teravainen, goalie issues (Podcast)

    Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters (beginning at the 28:00 mark) and NHL free-agent forward Sam Gagner joined the Marek Vs. Wyshynski podcast this week, as Peters discussed the team and his new contract. Peters said he sees Teravainen skating with Sebastian Aho, a Finnish rookie, and Elias…

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  • The Pacers and Nuggets will play a regular-season game in London

    Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari tries to dribble past the defense of Indiana Pacers forward Paul George during a Jan. 30, 2016, game. This season’s NBA Global Games slate will once again feature a regular-season contest in London, with the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets getting tapped…

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  • Closing Time: Wade Davis on market, Kelvin Herrera on wire

    Will Wade Davis SOON be hugging on west-coast time? (AP) All things considered, Wade Davis and the Royals led a rather charmed life over the last few years. Davis shifted from a forgotten trade throw-in to a dominant closer, getting downballot Cy Young recognition the last two years. He led…

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  • Huge If True: Will Canucks take on Evander Kane?

    Last week in this space, we discussed whether the Vancouver Canucks would be able to trade for a scoring winger. At the time, though, the idea that Evander Kane would be the target was a little farfetched. Kane was arrested late last week for allegedly harassing three women, and potentially…

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  • Warren Sapp bitten by a shark (True story)

    Retired defensive tackle Warren Sapp, who last year was charged with three counts of domestic violence after he allegedly bit the finger of and stepped on the face of his then-girlfriend, got some comeuppance on Wednesday thanks to a hungry shark. Via Tampa Bay Times reporter Greg Auman, Sapp was…

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  • Three-Point Stance: Marshall, Decker exhale with Fitz's return

    For the sake of fantasy owners and Jets WRs, Ryan Fitzpatrick better not regress in ’16. Writers close to the organization reported in recent days Matt Forte’s workload will be curtailed this year, prompting concerns a timeshare system will be implemented. Bilal Powell is a younger mirror image…

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  • Clemson DL Christian Wilkins can catch passes on a bike (Video)

    Wilkins executed a fake punt against OU in the Orange Bowl (Getty). If defensive lineman Christian Wilkins wasn’t listed at over 300 pounds, it’s easy to see him playing another position. Take a look at this catch Wilkins made at Clemson’s practice facility while riding a bicycle.

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  • Has the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl window closed?

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — There is a working theory beneath the surface here, one spoken only in the most hushed of voices, that perhaps the Green Bay Packers really did die that brutal Sunday in Seattle two years ago. Aaron Rodgers will be thrilled when Jordy Nelson comes back. Last season proved to be…

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  • Brewers have an error party, committing five in two tragic innings

    Tragic is really the only way to describe what happened to the Milwaukee Brewers in the first two innings of Wednesday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Two players, right fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis and shortstop Jonathan Villar, committed a combined five errors in just two frames. …

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