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  • Jordy Nelson discusses his $40M extension with Packers

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    Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson joins The Dan Patrick Show to discuss his recent extension with Green Bay. Nelson discusses working on his personal farm and addresses Patrick's question about whether or not he is a "real" farmer. The Packers receiver says Greg Jennings was really instrumental in helping him develop into the player he is today.

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  • Rory McIlroy wanted to quit golf at 16; not focused on Jack's 18

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    Believe it or not, there was a time when Rory McIlroy decided he didn’t want to pursue a career in professional golf.

    It lasted all of three days.

    “I was ready to give it up when I was 16,” he recalled Tuesday in advance of this week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. “I remember the drive. I just won the Mullingar Scratch Cup, and I remember the drive home with my dad. It was like a three‑hour drive. And I said to him, ‘I don't like this anymore. I don't enjoy it. I just won, and I don't know, I'm not happy, I'm not excited.’”

    McIlroy didn’t play for three days, and then came to the realization that he really does love the game.

    Explaining it now, he called it “just an impulsive teenager going through hormonal issues.”

    That instance remained his lone act of teenage rebellion against the game.

    “That was like the only time,” he said. “Apart from that, I love the game of golf. It's been great to me over the years, obviously. As I said, this is what I always wanted to do. I'm really enjoying it.”

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  • Exploring the Phillies Cole Hamels-to-Dodgers trade possibility

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    National reports surfaced Monday night that the Phillies "have made Cole Hamels available" and the Dodgers are interested. It makes sense since L.A. is one of few teams -- maybe the only team -- equipped with the finances and elite prospects to pull off a blockbuster for the Phils' lefty ace. But, as colleague Jim Salisbury has said all along, the Phillies will need to be bowled over to trade Hamels. The Dodgers have a package that may force the Phillies to listen. They have an outfielder, an infielder and a young southpaw who, if acquired, would likely become the Phils' top three prospects. Back on July 16, we ran the following piece (updated with current stats) examining the Dodgers' top prospects and why they'd make sense for the Phillies:

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  • Red Sox scratch Lester from start as deadline nears

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    Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan wrote Tuesday afternoon that “sentiment among competing executives is unanimous” that the Red Sox will trade left-hander Jon Lester before Thursday’s July 31 deadline.

    And this news will only add to that thought.

    Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports that Lester has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday night against the Blue Jays, with right-hander Brandon Workman getting the call from Triple-A Pawtucket to take his rotation spot.

    The Pirates, Dodgers, Brewers, Blue Jays, Cardinals, and Orioles are all thought to have interest in acquiring Lester, who can become a free agent after this season. He boasts a 2.52 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 149/32 K/BB ratio through 143 innings in 2014.

    - Drew Silva, NBC Sports

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  • Report: Dallas Cowboys fear Demarcus Lawrence has a broken foot

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    For a defense that couldn’t afford to take any more hits after the loss of Sean Lee to injury earlier this offseason, the Dallas Cowboys had to watch another key defensive piece get carted off the practice field.

    Second-round defensive end Demarcus Lawrence was taken off the field by cart after going down with an injury during Tuesday’s practice.

    According to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram , the Cowboys fear Lawrence has suffered a broken foot.

    While the extent of the damage is still uncertain, it is an injury that can require a substantial recovery period.

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  • What do Cowboys need to do to go better than 8-8?

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    ProFootballTalk: The PFT crew discusses everything going on in Dallas, from Tony Romo's back to Dez Bryant's contract to how the team's defense needs to improve.

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  • Fantasy Football Live: Jamaal Charles or LeSean McCoy to go first overall?

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    Fantasy Football Live: The Fantasy Football Live team takes a look at the top 12 average draft positions for the upcoming season and predicts who will be the most popular players on draft boards.

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  • Redskins asked Robert Griffin III to do too much in 2013

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    Though many have already come to this conclusion, Redskins president and GM Bruce Allen has admitted quarterback Robert Griffin III was asked to do too much the year following major knee surgery and should have been granted adequate time to properly recover.

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  • Redskins asked Robert Griffin III to do to much in 2013

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    Redskins president and general manager Bruce Allen has finally come to the conclusion, that everyone else already knew, that quarterback Robert Griffin III was asked to do too much last year and that he should have been given more time to recover from his ACL/LCL tear.

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  • Both Lackey and Lester on trading block for Red Sox

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    Craig Calcaterra breaks down the latest trade rumors out of the MLB. The Red Sox are reportedly putting both John Lackey and Jon Lester, who will become a free agent at the end of the season, on the trading block. While Calcaterra doesn't think there will be any blockbuster moves, he does expect a few smaller deals as the trade deadline nears.

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