• Padres dump Hector Olivera quickly after acquiring him for Matt Kemp

    Hector Olivera appeared in 30 games with the Braves over the past two seasons. The San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves agreed to swap one regret for another on Saturday. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Padres have traded veteran outfielder Matt Kemp to Atlanta…

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  • Andrew Cashner's beard consumed by Marlins' facial hair policy

    Then again, Cashner was also asked to leave behind his trademark beard, which had grown to become a legend on its own. As we learned in spring training, the Marlins have adopted a strict facial hair policy under new manager Don Mattingly.

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  • NWHL free agency deadline looms, USWNT players unsigned

    The NWHL could be facing its first labor battle as the deadline for free agency nears a close on Sunday, July 31. All 11 returning and three draft picks from the USWNT roster are not under contract. Waiting until the last hour to sign the USWNT members isn’t something new to the NWHL.

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  • MLB Trade Deadline Digest: Mets join pursuit of Jay Bruce

    The Stew’s Trade Deadline Digest recaps the day in news and rumors as MLB gets closer to the non-waiver trade deadline on Aug. 1. If you missed any of Thursday’s action, we’re here to help you catch up with all the important links and tidbits.

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  • USA Basketball’s airplane karaoke session is as awesome as it sounds

    Team USA Basketball had quite the airplane karaoke session. Olympic glory is nice, but hanging with your friends on your way to the Olympics is just as fun – especially when you’re Team USA Basketball. Who knew Vanessa Carlton really spoke to the souls of these men?

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  • Indians and A's meet in Free Game of the Day

    In a meeting of two teams with entirely different agendas, the Cleveland Indians will host the Oakland A’s Saturday night at Progressive Field. As we know, the AL Central-leading Indians are approaching the trade deadline as buyers looking for the final piece(s) to what they hope will be a…

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  • Rio Olympics security firm fired, maligned police force takes over

    Less than a week before the 2016 Rio Olympics are set to start, the Brazil Ministry of Justice terminated its contract with a private firm that was supposed to provide security for the games. It’s not hard to see why the Ministry of Justice reacted so harshly. With only a few days left until the…

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  • Brewers holding out Jonathan Lucroy as trade talks progress

    Jonathan Lucroy may never wear the catcher’s gear again for Milwaukee. There’s a growing feeling that Jonathan Lucroy has played his final game for the Milwaukee Brewers. On Saturday, it is clearly related to Lucroy’s trade status as the Brewers are at least protecting their asset from getting…

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  • Did Guy Fieri help lure Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors?

    When Guy Fieri tongs, people listen. Food Network personality Guy Fieri is a Bay Area native and, because the Golden State Warriors are awesome now, a fixture at Warriors games. The Warriors made the biggest splash in the NBA this offseason in adding 2013-14 NBA MVP Kevin Durant to a lineup that…

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  • Tennis pros Mike and Bob Bryan withdraw from Olympic Games

    More and more athletes are dropping like flies from the Rio Olympics that are set to start in less than a week. American tennis brothers Bob and Mike Bryan are the latest athletes who have said no to Rio, citing health concerns in their decision to withdraw from the Games. “After countless hours…

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  • Carmelo Anthony wants nothing to do with a Team USA singalong

    “Can’t we just do Blu Cantrell or something?” (Getty Images)

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  • Chinese Olympian robbed in Rio after thief pretended to be drunk, vomited on him

    Shi Dongpeng was robbed in Rio in a bizarre ruse. The Rio de Janeiro Olympics have still yet to commence, but we may already have a candidate for the most bizarre story to come out of Brazil. According to reports, Chinese 110m hurdler Shi Dongpeng and his cameraman were robbed shortly after they…

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  • American sailor helps clean toxic bay set for use in Olympics

    One American sailor is trying his best to protect everyone else. Brad Funk, a native of Clearwater, Fla., took it upon himself to clear as much debris as possible before the Olympic events are set to take place in the bay. “I love Rio, and it is very important to me that the Olympic Games is a…

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  • Nationals fill bullpen need by acquiring Pirates closer Mark Melancon

    Mark Melancon is headed to the Nationals in a trade. The Washington Nationals have landed the late-inning reliever they’ve been searching for at this year’s trade deadline. According to Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal, Washington struck a deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday afternoon, acquiring…

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  • Storms halt PGA Championship on Saturday

    The third round of the PGA Championship was suspended at 2:14 p.m. on Saturday, anticipating dangerous weather moving in the area, with play never resuming. PGA of America officials originally announced they anticipated a one-hour delay. Players will not repair, going off in their third round…

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  • Following testing crash, Keselowski says road courses are most dangerous tracks

    Keselowski is tied for the series lead in wins with four . Brad Keselowski said Friday following his head-on collison at Watkins Glen on Wednesday that he believed road courses were the most dangerous types of tracks because of the angles in which a driver can hit the wall. Keselowski’s car had a…

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  • The new normal in professional golf

    It started with Jordan Spieth winning the 2015 Masters at 18-under 270, matching Tiger Woods’ 72-hole scoring record and smashing the 36- and 54-hole scoring marks on the way. Spieth, in fact, reached 19 under par, but surrendered a shot on the final hole. Zach Johnson won a three-man playoff…

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  • Tony Stewart's insurance not liable for damages stemming from Ward incident

    A court ruling Friday means Stewart is responsible for fees and any damages (Getty). A court ruling Friday said Tony Stewart’s insurance company wasn’t obligated to pay any damages or fees regarding an incident at a dirt track in upstate New York where Stewart struck and killed sprint car driver…

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  • Betty White Says Goodbye

    Betty White says goodbye to 'Hot in Cleveland' - TV Land's first original comedy.

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  • Ichiro reminds us he still possesses a strong right arm

    Ichiro Suzuki fell short of making history on Friday night, going 0-for-4 in the Marlins 11-6 loss to the Cardinals. Just ask the Cardinals Kolten Wong. During the third inning, Wong attempted to challenge Ichiro’s arm on a fly ball to medium left field. Unimpressed and possibly insulted, Ichiro…

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