• Ex-NBA player hits Twitter, begs teams to give him one more chance

    Von Wafer of the Boston Celtics reacts after scoring against the Miami Heat on Feb. 13, 2011. It’s been four years since Von Wafer last played in the NBA, and, from the sound of it, that’s quite long enough for him, thanks. The 31-year-old shooting guard, a former McDonald’s All-American and second-round draft pick out of Florida State, last saw an NBA court with the Orlando Magic in May of 2012.

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  • Lawsuit: Baylor players gang raped student, school knew

    The allegations against Baylor University and its football program continue to get uglier by the day. Most recently, a woman who has filed a lawsuit against the school is claiming several players gang raped a fellow student in 2011. Jasmin Hernandez, a former Baylor student who was raped by a football player in 2012, filed a lawsuit in March against the university, former athletic director Ian McCaw and former head football coach Art Briles for failing to comply with Title IX law. The suit was amended last week and a woman identified as “Jane Roe 4” was added. A portion of the amendment reads as follows, according to Suzanne Halliburton of the Austin American-Statesman: Plaintiff is informed,

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  • Chapman has trouble remembering convo with Cubs management about off-field behavior

    CHICAGO — Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn’t remember what management told him about off-field expectations and behavior. After Chapman’s awkward introductory news conference, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein insisted Chapman understands what the Cubs expect of him after an offseason domestic violence incident. When the Cubs announced the trade with the New York Yankees on Monday, the team released a statement from Chairman Tom Ricketts saying they were aware of his 29-game suspension to begin the season under Major League Baseball’s new domestic violence policy. Ricketts said he and Epstein

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  • Pat Riley: Dion Waiters ‘is not a room-exception player’

    The Heat signed Dion Waiters to a room-exception contract. Heat president Pat Riley, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald: “Dion is not a Room Exception player. He wanted to play for the Miami Heat and chose to forgo other more lucrative financial opportunities to be a part of our championship organization. We are very honored that he made the commitment to come to South Florida and sign with us. Dion is young, athletic and explosive, which fits in with our roster. He will add a great dimension for us at the off-guard spot. I really like the depth and versatility that we now have in our perimeter positions. Welcome aboard Dion!” I’m really curious about those “more lucrative financial opportunities.”

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  • Adam Clendening feels he is a good fit in the Rangers system

    Adam Clendening said that he has been interested in joining the Rangers ever since he knew he wasn't going to return to the Oilers this season. (NYR) He said that he knows the Rangers needed a player like him "who can move the puck from the back end and has a good shot." (NYR) Clendening said that the Rangers were interested "right away" and figured it would be a good fit. (NYR) He said that Alain Vigneault's style of play fits how he likes to play, making plays, joining the rush, moving the puck quickly, and anticipates it working out "pretty well." (NYR) Asked to describe his game, Clendening said that he is a "good puck moving defenseman" who can be a PP QB, makes a good first post, plays

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  • Funniest Photos in Golf: RBC Canadian Open

    Each week, we bring you the funniest and most entertaining photos from around the golf world. Last week, players headed to Oakville, Ontario to compete in the RBC Canadian Open. 

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  • White Sox fan supports Chris Sale's jersey protest in unique way

    Chris Sale’s feud with the Chicago White Sox over the club’s 1976 throwback jerseys has put the team’s fans in an uncomfortable position. One fan has made up his mind. We here at The Stew aren’t going to take an official stance on the matter, but we will say that the above picture does provide some compelling evidence in support of Sale. There are things no person should have to see, and it’s possible Sale was trying to save us from that reality.

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  • Video: Adrian Beltre belts a walk-off home run on Monday against the Athletics

    The Rangers found themselves in a 5-1 hole after three innings against the Athletics on Monday, but scratched out some runs in the middle innings. That allowed them to enter the bottom of the ninth inning trailing by only one run, 6-5, facing A’s closer Ryan Madson. Adrian Beltre, who hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, stepped to the plate with a runner on first base and two outs. He was the Rangers’ last hope to keep the game alive. The veteran third baseman swung at Madson’s first pitch, a 96 MPH fastball, and drilled it to left-center field for a walk-off two-run home run. Beltre now has nine walk-off home runs in his career. While the 37-year-old isn’t quite the offensive dynamo he

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  • Reserve Ohio State DL Dylan Thompson academically ineligible for the fall

    “Do something. And underline that. Do something.” Those were the words of Urban Meyer back in May when discussing the status of Dylan Thompson with his Ohio State football program.  Fastforward two months, and Thompson did indeed do something, albeit it’s a something that’s not even remotely positive. At the Big Ten Media Days Tuesday, the OSU head coach announced that Thompson is academically ineligible for the fall semester.  That means the defensive lineman likely won’t play at all in 2016, and it could mean it’s the end of the road for the player in Columbus. Thompson came to the Buckeyes as a three-star 2014 signee, rated as the No. 21 strongside defensive end in the country and the No.

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  • Why only Paul Pierce, returning for a 19th NBA season, can stop himself

    Paul Pierce can’t stop, and he won’t stop. Paul Pierce was not good last season, and it pains me to say that, since The Truth was everything to a 20-something who did dumb things in Boston during the early 2000s before becoming a fully realized professional, because he was me. My post-college life in Boston coincided almost entirely with Pierce’s 15 seasons there, and our paths crossed for a few years after I began covering the Celtics in 2010.

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  • Blue Jays walk off on wild pitch

    Devon Travis breaks for home on a wild pitch by Paul Clemens and scores the game-winning run in the bottom of the 12th for a walk-off win

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  • Michael Bennett's contract complaints could signal trouble for Seahawks

    It’s still in the early stages but there might be some contract trouble brewing in Seattle. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is unhappy with his current deal. Bennett made that clear in a recent interview with the Huffington Post.

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  • Aaron Rodgers reveals the true meaning of Peyton Manning's 'Omaha' call

    Thanks to Aaron Rodgers, the mystery of Peyton Manning's 'Omaha' call has finally been solved. For years, football fans everywhere have tried to solve the riddle of the 'Omaha' call, only to come up empty. The frustration has finally come to an end though because Rodgers spilled the beans during a recent appearance on the HBO show Any Given Wednesday. During the interview, host Bill Simmons asked Rodgers who he tries to emulate at the quarterback position. The Packers quarterback mentioned that he'll occasionally watch film on guys like Manning, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady. During an extra segment after the show, Rodgers went into even more detail on what he likes about Manning "I like watching

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  • How Venus Williams Quietly Became a Successful Entrepreneur (and Why She Can't Go to Movies)

    Unless you've been living totally off the grid for the past twenty-two years, you know Venus Williams: ranked the world's #1 tennis player on three separate occasions; winner of 7 Grand Slam singles titles; winner of 14 Grand Slam doubles championships; 4-time Olympic gold medalist... I could go on and on. What you probably don't know is that Venus has quietly crafted a successful career as an entrepreneur, launching her active wear brand EleVen, a clothing company that makes tennis clothing and performance women's clothing for yoga, fitness, running and dance. Venus has never felt she should just focus on tennis: she can be a tennis player and a student and a designer and an entrepreneur.

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  • Thunder renounce Derek Fisher

    Derek Fisher is already stumping for his second head-coaching job. Fisher has done plenty since retiring as a player — getting hired by the Knicks, getting fired by the Knicks and in between being attacked by Matt Barnes and finding another controversy about player relations. All the while, Fisher counted against the cap for the Thunder, his last NBA team. Oklahoma City finally renounced him to sign Alex Abrines. Albert Nahmad of Heat Hoops: This is one of my favorite salary-cap quirks, explained in further detail here. These are becoming fewer and further between, because teams are using cap room more frequently as the salary cap skyrockets. Gone are the days of a team operating above the cap

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  • Logan Morrison tears apart Dodger Stadium to make crazy catch

    Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Logan Morrison took things to a new level though on Wednesday afternoon after crashing over the wall and almost bringing the wall down with him to make a catch in foul territory at Dodger Stadium. Morrison had a lot working against him. In addition to the fast approaching wall, Morrison was also fighting an unforgiving sun that would later cause Tampa Bay to botch a popup.

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  • Video: Matt Cain launches a three-run home run

    Madison Bumgarner isn’t the only Giants pitcher who can rake. Matt Cain crushed a three-run home run during Tuesday’s game against the Giants. Cain stepped to the plate with runners on the corner and one out against Reds starter Cody Reed in the bottom of the second inning. Reed threw a 1-1 fastball down the middle and Cain hit it about 20 rows back in the left field seats. It’s Cain’s first homer of the season, his first since 2012, and the seventh of his 12-year career. He still has some work to catch up to Bumgarner, who has two homers this year and 13 in his career. On the pitching side of things, Cain got the win against the Reds on Tuesday night, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk

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  • Did Red Wings overpay Danny DeKeyser with 6-year deal?

    The Detroit Red Wings signed 26-year-old defenseman Danny DeKeyser to a six-year, $30-million deal on Tuesday that carries a $5 million cap hit. Did the Red Wings overpay here? DeKeyser, 26, has established himself as a top-four regular since being signed out of university in the spring of 2013.

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  • Rudy Gay has 'no idea' what the Sacramento Kings are doing

    Rudy Gay’s no stranger to trade rumors. The latest round of rumors came a couple of weeks back courtesy of ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, who reported that the Sacramento Kings “are actively seeking to move Gay as well as big man Kosta Koufos and guard Ben McLemore” as they look to shuffle up their roster in pursuit of better results — like, say, a .500 record and outside shot at the West’s No. 8 seed — for what feels like the umpteenth year in a row.

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  • In case you missed it on Monday, presented by Citi

    The Nationals were off, the Mets were rained out and the Marlins lost to the Phillies... A rumored deal between the Mets and the Brewers for catcher Jonathan Lucroy was dead on arrival, according to Mets GM Sandy Alderson Read more Alderson discussed how the team might approach the trade deadline Read more Triple-A LH reliever Sean Gilmartin was placed on the DL in Las Vegas Read more What's on tap for Tuesday, July 26 The Mets will play a straight doubleheader against the Cardinals at Citi Field, beginning at 4:10 p.m. Noah Syndergaard (2.43 ERA, 1.10 WHIP) gets the start in Game 1 against Carlos Martinez (2.83 ERA, 1.13 WHIP). For every Mets home run hit at Citi Field® this season,

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  • Upset over contract status, Chiefs' Eric Berry won't report to camp

    In the days leading up to the July 15 deadline for teams to sign their designated franchise players, the Kansas City Chiefs and safety Eric Berry were reportedly “miles apart” on a deal. Since Berry has not signed his franchise tag, and is therefore not under contract, he cannot be fined by the club. Berry’s recent battle with Hodgkin’s disease played a role in negotiations, with NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reporting that the Chiefs wanted Berry to pay for a disability insurance policy that would have named the team as beneficiary.

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  • Rodriguez's diving catch

    Sean Rodriguez makes his second great catch of the game when he makes a diving catch to haul in Norichika Aoki's fly ball in right

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  • Kyle Busch open to Indy 500, but “wouldn’t put too good a chance” on it

    Following his dominant display this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where he swept both poles and both wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Xfinity Series, Kyle Busch doesn’t have much left to conquer at the hallowed “Brickyard.” Except, maybe, we can dream, one day, of him running that 500-miler around IMS in May. His brother, Kurt, did it to national acclaim and a heck of a lot of headlines in 2014 – Kurt Busch finished sixth and was that year’s Indianapolis 500 Rookie-of-the-Year for Andretti Autosport before jetting to Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600. But while Kyle Busch’s name has been brought up in rumors about running the Indianapolis 500 before, he didn’t seem entirely

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  • De Laurentiis feels betrayed by Higuain swapping Napoli for Juventus

    Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis feels betrayed by Gonzalo Higuain's decision to join Serie A rivals Juventus. Higuain's switch to Turin was confirmed on Tuesday, with Juve shelling out €90million for the striker's signature and tying him down to a five-year deal. The transfer ended the Argentinian's three-year stay at Napoli, scoring 36 top-flight goals as they finished second to the Bianconeri in Serie A last season.

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  • Cowboys circus in full swing and training camp hasn't started

    At least the talk about Tony Romo’s health has taken a back seat. If Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is looking for a silver lining as his team’s training camp begins its first practice on Saturday, the unexpected cover for Romo might be the lone upshot. Dallas has too many other things to worry about now.

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