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pRICHMOND, VA - JULY 26: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (C) is escorted by U.S. Marshals, as he arrives at the federal courthouse for his arraignment on July 26, 2007 in Richmond, Virginia. Vick pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal dogfighting charges and was released without bond until a November 26 trial. (Photo by Haraz N. Ghanbari-Pool/Getty Images)

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (C) is escorted by U.S. Marshals, as he arrives at the federal courthouse for his arraignment on July 26, 2007 in Richmond, Virginia. Vick pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal dogfighting charges and was released without bond until a November 26 trial.
  • Angels protest key play during 7-5 loss to Royals

    Major League Baseball’s rulebook splayed out on his desk in Kauffman Stadium’s visiting clubhouse, Mike Scioscia spoke vehemently late Wednesday night. He believed an umpiring misinterpretation robbed his Angels of a victory that could have been theirs. Ahead by two runs on Kansas City in the seventh inning, with Royals on first and second bases, Matt Shoemaker fielded a sacrifice bunt by Raul Mondesi Jr., turned and threw the baseball into right field. Kole Calhoun slipped when he tried to pick it up at the wall and both Royals runners scored while Mondesi took third base. Scioscia emerged at once. The Angels manager argued to home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi that Mondesi ran inside the first-base

    Los Angeles Times
  • 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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  • This video of Lionel Messi in training is just glorious (Luis Suárez nutmeg included)

    Lionel Messi is awesome. Not only did he cut his vacation short so he could rejoin the Barcelona squad a week earlier to train with his teammates in England and play every friendly match in preseason, he is also using the training sessions  to show just how amazing he is. These are just 140 seconds of greatness. Messi is laughing in the Rondos as he makes his teammates look like fools, he's dribbling Mathieu like he's not even there, and he's even nutmegging his good friend Luis Suárez just because why not. He's also scoring goals on little posts, because every goalpost is big enough for Messi. Just wish Messi was not blonde. But hey, you can't always get what you want. Still, Messi, you're awesome.

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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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  • 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 choking and pulling the hair of one of them.

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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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  • Two Power Five teams among handful of FBS schools to express interest in ex-Gator Treon Harris

    Less than a week after he left his first college football home, teams are lining up to inquire about being Treon Harris’ second.  Reportedly. According to 247Sports.com, at least nine FBS pro…

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  • David Wright is not alone in naming his child after Shea Stadium

    New York Mets third baseman David Wright and his wife, Molly, welcomed a daughter into the world over the weekend and named her Olivia Shea Wright, leading to mass speculation in the media in New York that the Wrights gave their daughter a middle name in honor of the stadium the Mets called home from 1964-2008. The Wall Street Journal went to the trouble of examining baby names in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut over the past 40 years to see how many people possibly named their kids Shea and if there might be a correlation to the Mets and Shea Stadium.

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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

    SNY
  • 32 of the Most Scandalous, Controversial, and Memorable Moments in Summer Olympics History

    ​The summer games are a place for glory, victory, and honor. They're also a place for controversy, scandal, and dishonesty. As such, let's round up Olympic moments from both ends of the spectrum, from disgraceful cheating in 1896 to seriously inspiring

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. The Rangers

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  • Dion Waiters explains decision to sign with the Heat in an Instagram post

    On Monday, Dion Waiters agreed to a one-year, $2.9 million deal with the Heat, far less than most people thought he would get as one of the few significant free agents still on the market. Tuesday afternoon, he posted an explanation on Instagram for his deal. Here’s what he said: I didn’t do it for the money… I did it for the opportunity to go out & ball & have fun. Everything else will take care of its self!!! I just felt like it was the best situation for me…& my family. I could have waited & got wat I wanted. But I rather be happy then miserable at the end of the day!!! Meaning Yu can have everything & still not be happy… #heatnation let’s get it!!! #provethemwrong #stamped #Philly It seems

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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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  • 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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  • 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 over the next two years in his asking price.

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  • High school player steals home by sliding through teammate's legs

    High school player Graham Tews went between his teammate’s legs on this steal of home. (@DrewEich14 Screenshot) Stealing home is already pretty cool. It’s the ultimate swagger move. You’re not only going to steal a base, but you’re going to beat the pitch

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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. At one time, the knock on Stoudemire was that he would be too inconsistent to make a major pro impact.

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  • John Daly shows up to PGA champions dinner in his loudest, most patriotic sportcoat

    It's never hard to spot JD in the group photo at the PGA Championship. You might be able to spot me in this pic...or not @PGAcom Past Campions Dinner #1991 #PGA pic.twitter.com/at3y4qKDvn — John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) July 26, 2016

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  • Packers use doughnuts, ‘Man Hands’ to help them in training camp

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — In the middle of the first training camp practice of the season, the Green Bay Packers rolled out doughnuts for their players. Yes, some folks have had fun with Lacy’s weight (with doughnut punch lines) in the past, but we’re not talking about edible doughnuts here. Several Packers players say there’s no official name for them.

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  • John Tavares pledges loyalty to Islanders

    Islanders Captain John Tavares suggested on Tuesday that he wants to remain in New York for the long haul. Early in the day, he made a guest appearance Tuesday at the Gatorade GCamp, taking part in a light skate with 14-to-19 year olds who represent the best the amateur game has to offer. Afterwards, word got out on Twitter from Joe Buono, who runs IslesBlog, that the captain spoke to Sportsnet 590 - The Fan about his much discussed future, even though the captain is two years removed from unrestricted free agency. Needless to say, as I waited for my day to end in the financial market, I didn't expect anything other than a lighthearted summer conversation about one of Tavares' passions, his hometown

    SNY
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  • Mike Krzyzewski: Team USA having too much fun, needs to tone it down

    Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Kevin Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans’ first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the floor. What a performance for Golden State’s latest big star to help lead the U.S. Olympic team past China 107-57 on Tuesday night for a third dominant victory in as many exhibition games. Durant, who finalized his two-year contract with the Warriors on July 8, scored all 13 of his points during a 13 1/2-minute span of the first half while playing his first game at his new home, Oracle Arena. Booed in Los Angeles a couple days back, Durant received a far more friendly reception in the Bay Area he will now call home.

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