Could Julio Urias be the new Fernando Valenzuela for Dodgers in September?

ESPN had just turned 1. Baseball America had not yet been born. The Futures Game was decades away. This September marks the 35th anniversary of one of the most auspicious debuts in major league history, when the Dodgers called up a Mexican prodigy from double A, a 19-year-old left-hander polished an...

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Bill Shaikin
Los Angeles Times, Baseball Sportswriter

Tweet of the Night: Trevor Ariza reacts to being rejected by 5-foot-9 Isaiah Thomas

Boston guard Isaiah Thomas is a relatively-tiny 5-foot-9, while Houston small forward Trevor Ariza is 6-foot-8 and one of the league’s premier defenders. So if Ariza were to take the ball hard to the rim, you wouldn’t expect Thomas to reject聽him. But that’s exactly what happened in a recent ...

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Chris Sheridan, Sportswriter

Notes: 49ers holding back on Kaepernick audibles in preseason

In describing the events that led to his sack for a safety on Saturday night, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said the Denver Broncos called the right coverage for that particular play. And, of course, that begged the question, why didn’t Kaepernick recognize the coverage with his pre-snap read...

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Matt Maiocco
Comcast SportsNet, NFL Insider
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Adam Schefter , ESPN, NFL Insider
First surprise cut of the week: Bears are releasing veteran CB Tim Jennings, per source.
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Adam Schefter , ESPN, NFL Insider
Vikings' cuts today included former Packers TE Brandon Bostick and RB Joe Banyard.
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Zach Zaidman , Bears Radio Network, Sideline Reporter
#Bears place S Ryan Mundy (hip) on IR.
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Bill Williamson , ESPN, AFC West Reporter
Seeing Larry Fitzgerald in Cardinals’ uniform is reminder that #Raiders took Robert Gallery over him 11 years ago. Not good.
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Zach Lowe ,, NBA Writer
Programming alert: Pacers-Bulls, '98 G7, currently on NBA TV. Arguably toughest challenge MJ Bulls faced in any of six title runs.
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Carrie Muskat ,, Cubs Beat Writer
Bryant gives #Cubs 2-0 lead in 1st with 21st HR of season
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Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Getting ready to start … Cubs at Dodgers… Kyle Schwarber just took out the lineup card for the Cubs. Can't remember seeing a rookie do that.
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Bruce Levine , ESPN Radio, Baseball Reporter
Kris Bryant goes out to left after Denorfia walks. No. 21 Cubs lead 2-0 Top 1
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Grant Paulsen , 106.7 The Fan, Sports Reporter
Dan Snyder bought #Redskins in 99. We've heard a bunch of times that he's changed. He hasn't. You finally have good GM. Let him do his job.
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1440973536 , Sports News and Updates
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Brad Biggs , Chicago Tribune, Bears Beat Writer
#Bears CB Tim Jennings on his release: "They told me they were going to go younger." Said he is looking forward to finding his next team.
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Adam Schefter , ESPN, NFL Insider
A Randall Cobb update....
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Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
After this game, the Cubs will be traveling in Onesies (or pajamas). Tigers did that last year, I think…
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Carrie Muskat ,, Cubs Beat Writer
Bryant's last road HR was June 17, his grand slam off Indians' Murphy. #Cubs
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Brad Biggs , Chicago Tribune, Bears Beat Writer
#Bears 1st round pick Kevin White placed on reserve/physically unable to perform list. So roster now stands at 76. One more move due.
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Texans DB Charles James plays RB, has 73-yard TD nullified by penalty. WATCH:
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Kent Somers , Arizona Republic, Cardinals Beat Writer
Two ex-cardinals on Raiders D-Line: Dan Williams. Ricky Lumpkin.
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Scott Bair , Associated Press, Sportswriter
Menelik Watson being looked at on the training table.
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AGon goes down swinging to end the inning. #Dodgers down 2-0 after 1.
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Bill Williamson , ESPN, AFC West Reporter
Menelik Watson limped off field.
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Carrie Muskat ,, Cubs Beat Writer
Nice play by #Cubs Castro at 2B to get Utley
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Darren Urban ,, Cardinals Beat Writer
OLB Markus Golden getting work on first-team nickel opposite Okafor.
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Jeff Duncan , Times-Picayune, Saints Beat Writer
Payton then had to sheepishly back track (Because clearly Edwin Baker is NOT making this team, barring injury.)
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Mike Triplett , New Orleans Times, Saints Writer
Stock watch: WR Willie Snead stays hot, QB Ryan Griffin goes cold in #Saints' loss
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Steve Corkran , Contra Costa Times, NFL Beat Writer
Latavius Murray stuffed for second straight time. #Raiders would be better off protecting Murray, looking at potential backups.
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1440980712 , News and Updates
JRoll flies out to center to start the #Dodgers half.
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Aaron Gleeman ,, Sportswriter
Best slugging percentage in Twins history: .627 - Thome 2010 .618 - Morneau 2010 .606 - Killebrew 1961 .591 - Sano 2015
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1440980644 , NFL News and Updates
Bears release Tim Jennings
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Paula Pasche , The Oakland Press, Lions Beat Writer
Just finished final proof of book: "Game of My Life Detroit Lions.' Very excited. Pre-order >>
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Kent Somers , Arizona Republic, Cardinals Beat Writer
Shipley overpowered by Dan Williams on one play. BA said C spot was 50-50 between Shipley-Sendlein.
@kentsomers | | 8m | Score: 15

Kent Somers , Arizona Republic, Cardinals Beat Writer
Zastudil with 51 yd punt, 45 net. He needed a good day to help his chances.
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Darren Urban ,, Cardinals Beat Writer
Zastudil gets a quality 51-yard punt on hs first try, 45 net. #AZvsOAK
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Carrie Muskat ,, Cubs Beat Writer
Here's what #Cubs Maddon is wearing tonight after the game
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Bruce Levine , ESPN Radio, Baseball Reporter
He and Jason Hammel had to do some searching. Hammel's hung down to the ground in his stall and then some
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Pat Yasinskas , ESPN, NFC South Reporter
Buccaneers not about to bench rookie offensive
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Tyrann Mathieu isn't letting down the Arizona Cardinals

Undersized and overburdened, that was Tyrann Mathieu. Not only was he widely seen as too small to play safety in the NFL, but he was weighed down by his off-the-field baggage from college. He had been kicked off the Louisiana State team after multiple positive tests for marijuana, shown the door les...

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Sam Farmer
Los Angeles Times, NFL Writer

#Cubs to head home from LA in comfort

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Carrie Muskat, Cubs Beat Writer
Zach Zaidman
Bears Radio Network, Sideline Reporter

Cowboys aren't bluffing about running back by committee plan to replace workhorse DeMarco Murray

ARLINGTON, Texas – If you were to pick one moment when the Dallas Cowboys' running back picture seemed to crystalize, it was this: Darren McFadden going around left end early in the second quarter, giving Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo a little bit of the pepper shaker with some left-and-...

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Evan Silva
NBC Sports, NFL Writer
Adam Schefter - ESPN, NFL Insider
Vikings' cuts today included former Packers TE Brandon Bostick and RB Joe Banyard.
@AdamSchefter | | 1h | Score: 322

Angels slip to .500, but look to battle back

"We're in a tough spot," Jered Weaver said after a 9-2, sweep-clinching loss to the Indians. "Obviously, we haven't been playing the baseball we want to play. We've been struggling a little bit in all aspects. It's frustrating, but at the same time, we have to know that things can still happen. We'v...

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Alden Gonzalez, Angels Beat Writer
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Braves blown out 20-6 as Yankees complete sweep

If there was one aspect of Braves pitching the team had been able to count on this season – well, other than not scoring runs for Shelby Miller – it was that Julio Teheran would pitch well at home. Teheran did not pitch well at home Sunday, and the bullpen got pummeled after his fifth-inning exi...

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David O'Brien
AJC, Braves Beat Writer

David Ortiz leaves his mark on the Mets

NEW YORK -- Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was autographing a boxful of baseballs for equipment manager Tom McLaughlin, his last act before leaving Citi Field to catch the team bus to the airport Sunday afternoon, when a visitor popped up at his elbow. “Way to swing the bat," said David Dombro...

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Gordon Edes, Red Sox Reporter

Dodgers News: Ethier Believes Kershaw’s Call For Urgency Was Perfectly Timed

Sunday marks the one-week anniversary of Clayton Kershaw’s call for some panic and urgency to be exuded by the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had just dropped their fifth straight game at the time. Neither manager Don Mattingly or Jimmy Rollins took issue with Kershaw’s comments, and the club has resp...

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Projecting The Browns Initial 53-Man Roster Through 3 Preseason Games

Cleveland Browns beat writer and member of the Pro Football Writer... Read More CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The first round of cuts comes Tuesday at 4 p.m. when rosters are reduced to 75 and teams around the league have to be down to 53 by 4 p.m. Saturday. There are a lot of difficult decisions to ...

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Daryl Ruiter
92.3 The Fan, Browns Reporter

Source: Bears set to release veteran cornerback Tim Jennings

CHICAGO - The Bears will release veteran cornerback Tim Jennings, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. A Pro Bowler in 2012 and '13, Jennings has seen his role diminished in recent weeks. A two-time Pro Bowler and 10-year veteran, cornerback Tim Jennings is expected to be released by...

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Bears cut two-time Pro Bowler Tim Jennings

Tim Jennings said he saw the writing on the wall when the Chicago Bears overhauled the organization in January and then again when Alan Ball was signed in March. A veteran that has been to two Pro Bowls never expects to be released but Jennings wasn’t surprised when coach John Fox called him Sunda...

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Brad Biggs
Chicago Tribune, Bears Beat Writer

CB Tim Jennings' stock tumbles, DT Will Sutton shines for Bears

CINCINNATI -- Here are some highs and lows in terms of individual performances from the Chicago Bears' 21-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. HIGHS Will Sutton, defensive tackle: Sutton seems to be a roster lock after another strong effort. The second-year defensive lineman recorded three first-half ...

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Michael Dickerson
ESPN, NFL Reporter

Padres Claim Chris Rearick, Designate Caleb Thielbar

The Padres claimed left-hander Chris Rearick off waivers from the Rangers, the team announced (via Twitter). In a corresponding move, San Diego designated southpaw Caleb Thielbar for assignment. Rearick is back with the Padres just a few days after the Rangers themselves claimed him off waivers. Rea...

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Russell Westbrook
Oklahoma City Thunder

Mets' trade for Addison Reed now official

NEW YORK -- It’s official. The New York Mets have confirmed the acquisition of right-handed reliever Addison Reed from the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league right-handers Matt Koch and Miller Diaz. Reed is due to be activated by the Mets on Monday, the day before rosters expand, so the Amazin...

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