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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/27/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/27/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (69-64) – St. Louis Cardinals 1 (71-61)
Texas Rangers 12 (52-80) – Seattle Mariners 4 (72-60)
Tampa Bay Rays 3 (65-68) – Baltimore Orioles 1 (75-56)
Philadelphia Phillies 8 (61-72) – Washington Nationals 4 (75-57)
Toronto Blue Jays 5 (67-66) – Boston Red Sox 2 (58-75)
New York Yankees 8 (69-62) – Detroit Tigers 4 (71-60)
Atlanta Braves 3 (69-64) – New York Mets 2 (62-71)
Cincinnati Reds 7 (64-69) – Chicago Cubs 5 (59-73)
Kansas City Royals 6 (74-58) – Minnesota Twins 1 (58-74)
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USC CB Josh Shaw Admits He Made Up Injury Story

USC CB Josh Shaw Admits He Made Up Injury Story

Banana Stock(LOS ANGELES) — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw told school officials that he lied about how he suffered his ankle injuries over the weekend, according to a statement released by the school. He has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities by the university.
Shaw claimed he was injured after leaping from the second story of an apartment complex to save his 7-year-old nephew, who was struggling in the pool.
“We are extremely disappointed in Josh,” USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian said in a statement.  “He let us all down.  As I have said, nothing in his background led us to doubt him when he told us of his injuries, nor did anything after our initial vetting of his story.
“I appreciate that Josh has now admitted that he lied and has apologized.  Although this type of behavior is out of character for Josh, it is unacceptable.  Honesty and integrity must be at the center of our program.  I believe Josh will learn from this. I hope that he will not be defined by this incident, and that the Trojan Family will accept his apology and support him.”
USC did not release details on how Shaw injured himself.
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Jets Suspend Cornerback Dimitri Patterson for Rest of Preseason

Jets Suspend Cornerback Dimitri Patterson for Rest of Preseason

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) — After he never showed up for the team’s preseason game, the New York Jets have suspended cornerback Dimitri Patterson for the remainder of the preseason.
Patterson didn’t show up for the team’s preseason game last Friday night against the New York Giants. He went AWOL and wasn’t heard from for 48 hours.
“I think there’s a level of accountability,” guard Willie Colon said. “I think if he’s able to stand up in front of the team and say, ‘Hey, this is how I felt, such-and-such happened,’ whether it’s right, wrong or indifferent, for him to say something would be welcomed. We’ll have to proceed from there.”
Though there was speculation that Patterson could be cut, the team has decided to just suspended him until Monday as they get ready for their first game of the 2014 regular season.
The 31-year-old Patterson is a nine-year NFL veteran, but this is his first season with the Jets.
He’s battled injuries the past few seasons, as he’s played in just 15 out of a possible 48 games over the past three seasons.
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Yadier Molina Nearing Return to Cardinals

Yadier Molina Nearing Return to Cardinals

Tony Firriolo/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With the St. Louis Cardinals holding onto the lead in the first Wild Card playoff spot in the National League, one of their best players is getting closer to coming back as catcher Yadier Molina will begin his rehab assignment on Wednesday.
Molina has been out of action since tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right (throwing) thumb back on July 9.
After taking part in batting practice Tuesday, the plan is for Molina to catch five or six innings for Double-A Springfield on Wednesday.
“My thumb feels great,” Molina told the Springfield News-Leader. “I’m in really good shape. I’m happy with the way everything is going. I can’t wait for tomorrow. I’m going to be nervous. …It’s been a long time. It’s been the longest two months ever. But I’m so excited to come back on the field.”
The 32-year-old Molina is still one of the best catchers in baseball. In 83 games this season, Molina is batting .287 with 7 home runs and 30 RBIs.
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Donovan Will Play One Last Time for U.S.

Donovan Will Play One Last Time for U.S.

Victor Decolongon/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team’s all-time leading scorer Landon Donovan, who announced in early August he would retire at the end of the MLS season, will play in one more game for the country. The 32-year-old will be part of the American team Oct. 10 in East Hartford, Conn. when it takes on Ecuador.”For 15 years, Landon has thrilled us with his amazing abilities on the field and impressed us with his gracious approach off the field,” U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said in a statement. “We are looking forward to celebrating his legacy during our next home national team match and allowing fans the opportunity to thank him for all the memories he’s provided over the years.”Donovan, who was left off the U.S. 2014 World Cup team by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, has 57 goals and 58 assists throughout his 156 matches with Team USA. “Congratulations to Landon Donovan on an absolutely amazing career. He consistently raised the bar for himself these last 15 years, and he set a fantastic example for so many other American players to follow,” Klinsmann said in a statement. “As one of the best players in U.S. Soccer history, Landon should be proud of everything he has accomplished.”
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SP Ventura Will Miss Wednesday’s Start

SP Ventura Will Miss Wednesday’s Start

Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — Kansas City Royals skipper Ned Yost has elected to scratch pitcher Yordano Ventura from his start Wednesday while the rookie deals with a sore back. Ventura complained of pain in his lower back after his start last Friday night against the Rangers. An MRI revealed inflammation but no damage.The Royals are currently 1.5 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers for first place in the American League Central.”There’s the hope that he’s not going to miss anything more. He’s made good progress to this point. He’s feeling much better,” Yost said. “We could try to push it, but it doesn’t make much sense right now. Let him get through it.”The Royals called up 25-year-old Liam Hendriks from Triple-A Omaha to take Ventura’s place. Hendriks has pitched 143 innings this season split between Omaha and Buffalo. During that time, he has compiled a 12-2 record with a 2.45 ERA, 126 strikeouts and 13 walks.Ventura has been solid all season for the Royals, posting a 10-9 record with a 3.40 ERA and 125 strikeouts in 145 2/3 innings pitched.
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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/26/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/26/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (68-64) – St. Louis Cardinals 2 (71-60)
Baltimore Orioles 4 (75-55) – Tampa Bay Rays 2 (64-68)
Philadelphia Phillies 4 (60-72) – Washington Nationals 3 (75-56)
Detroit Tigers 5 (71-59) – New York Yankees 2 (68-62)
New York Mets 3 (62-70) – Atlanta Braves 2 (68-64)
Chicago Cubs 3 (59-72) – Cincinnati Reds 0 (63-69)
Kansas City Royals 2 (73-58) – Minnesota Twins 1 (58-73)
Houston Astros 4 (56-77) – Oakland Athletics 2 (77-54)
San Francisco Giants 3 (69-62) – Colorado Rockies 0 (53-78)
Cleveland Indians 8 (67-63) – Chicago White Sox 6 (59-72) -10 Innings
Boston Red Sox 11 (58-74) – Toronto Blue Jays 7 (66-66) -11 Innings
Seattle Mariners 5 (72-59) – Texas Rangers 0 (51-80)
Los Angeles Angels 8 (78-53) – Miami Marlins 2 (65-66)
San Diego Padres 4 (61-70) – Milwaukee Brewers 1 (73-59)
Los Angeles Dodgers 9 (75-58) – Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (55-77)
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Report: Clippers Trade Jared Dudley To Bucks

Report: Clippers Trade Jared Dudley To Bucks

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Clippers traded small forward Jared Dudley and a protected first-round pick in the 2017 NBA draft to the Milwaukee Bucks for small forward Carlos Delfino, center Miroslav Raduljica, and a 2015 second-round pick, according to ESPN.
The 29-year-old Dudley is a seven-year veteran of the NBA, having played with the Charlotte Bobcats, Phoenix Suns and Clippers. In 523 career regular-season games, he has averaged 8.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.
The 31-year-old Delfino missed all of last season after suffering a fracture in his right foot during the 2013 NBA playoffs with the Houston Rockets. Last offseason, he signed a two-year contract with the Bucks.  During his eight-year career, Delfino has averaged 8.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.
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Steelers RB’s Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount Await Punishment

Steelers RB’s Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount Await Punishment

Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(PITTSBURGH) — Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is not worried about being without both his running backs come the season opener against the Cleveland Browns.
“Everything’s on the table,” Tomlin said regarding punishment coming to running backs, LeGarrett Blount and Le’Veon Bell.
The two were charged with marijuana possession and driving under the influence during their trip to play the Philadelphia Eagles last week and both could be suspended at the start of the regular season.
Veteran wide receiver Lance Moore defended his teammates.
“We don’t spend a lot of time talking about what happens off the field. Obviously what’s going to those guys is going to happen to those guys, and nothing we can do or say here is going to change that,” he said. “We’re not going to disown them or treat them differently. Obviously it’s a situation that we would like to have not have happened, something that maybe could have been avoided. They made a decision, [but] once we walk through these doors, it’s all work.”
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Dez Bryant Still Seeking Long-Term Deal with Cowboys

Dez Bryant Still Seeking Long-Term Deal with Cowboys

Rich Schultz/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) — Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and if a deal is not done before week 1 of the regular season, he won’t be talking about it during the year.
Bryant will be paid $1.78 million this season and is seeking a long-term deal.
“I don’t want to talk about it anymore,” Bryant said Monday evening after an event to announce the Cowboys’ corporate sponsorship deal. “Put it behind me. I love this game. Either way, I feel like I can’t be distracted once I’m on the football field.”
“We’re in conversation,” Bryant added. “I’ll say that. We’re talking. We are talking. It only gets better from there. Let’s see what happens.”
Bryant is hoping to have a deal done before they open up on Sept. 7 against the San Francisco 49ers.
The Cowboys remain positive that both sides will be able to work out a deal.
“He obviously feels in the right circumstances he wants to get something done. We do, too. That can be good,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said of negotiations.
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Red Sox Snap Eight Game Skid

Red Sox Snap Eight Game Skid

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(TORONTO) — After Koji Uehara blew another save, Yoenis Cespedes picked up his teammate with a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the tenth inning to give Boston a 4-3 win over Toronto. The win snapped an eight game losing streak for the Red Sox (57-74).
“Cespy has been so good since coming over to us,” manager John Farrell said. “Whether it’s been with a base hit or a long ball, he’s been big for us late in games.”
Cespedes’ RBI was his 19th in a Red Sox uniform, seven of which have been to put Boston ahead. Uehara (6-4) got the win despite blowing his fourth save in 30 opportunities. Craig Breslow pitched a scoreless bottom of the tenth for his first save of the season. 
Boston built up a 3-0 lead in the fifth on a solo homer from Mookie Betts before a two-run shot from Dustin Pedroia. That advantage was carried into the ninth before the Blue Jays (66-65) rallied to force extras.
Jose Reyes scored on a fielder’s choice to start the comeback before Edwin Encarnacion doubled home a pair, knotting things up at 3-3. Brock Holt then singled off Aaron Sanchez (2-1) to open up the tenth and later stole second and third base, setting up the go-ahead run. 
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Brandon Meriweather Suspended Two Games

Brandon Meriweather Suspended Two Games

NFL Shield(ASHBURN, Va.) — Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was suspended for the first two games of the season by the NFL on Monday.
The punishment comes after another helmet-to-helmet hit from Meriweather on Baltimore’s Torrey Smith over the weekend.
“Meriweather delivered a forceful blow to the head and neck area of a defenseless receiver with no attempt to wrap up or make a conventional tackle of this player,” said NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent in a statement.
Meriweather said after the game on Saturday that he did not believe there was anything wrong with the hit on Smith.
“I’m trying to do what the NFL asked me after going through the offseason, and working on the things I need to work on, and the first chance I get, it seems like I failed,” he said.
Meriweather has been fined five different times by the league over the course of his career, including a $42,000 fine for a hit on Packers running back Eddie Lacy in 2013. The safety was also suspended two games last year, but had it reduced to one game following an appeal.
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Orioles Launch Five Homers in Win over Rays

Orioles Launch Five Homers in Win over Rays

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Young all hit home runs in consecutive at-bats in the fifth, capping off a five homer night for Baltimore. The Orioles (74-55) defeated Tampa Bay 9-1 in the first game of a three-game set with the Rays (64-67).
Baltimore had lost three games in a row, being swept by the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field over the weekend. 
They rebounded with a dominant effort against rookie Jake Odrizzi. Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce went back-to-back in the third inning, starting the onslaught. All nine of Baltimore’s runs came via the long ball and came after Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead in the third.
With all the offense, Adam Jones’ brilliant centerfield play almost went overlooked. The Orioles center fielder robbed Evan Longoria of a homer in the sixth with a leaping catch at the wall. Jones then fired the ball to second base and threw out Matt Joyce.
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Broncos’ Prater Apologizes for Suspension

Broncos’ Prater Apologizes for Suspension

National Football League(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) — One day after being suspended by the NFL for violating it’s substance abuse policy, Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater apologized to his friends, teammates, and fans. 
“I’m definitely going to make some changes in my life,” Prater said following Monday’s practice. “Not drink at all or risk doing anything stupid like that [and] keep myself out of certain situations like not go to places where people are drinking.”
“Now I’m going to dedicate myself to working out and getting stronger in the time I have off,” he continued. “I’ll come in here and be here five days a week hitting the weights and I’ll have to kick at a high school field.”
The violation, which is alcohol-related, could have earned Prater a year-long suspension, but it was reduced to just four games. Because of a bye week in Week 4 for Denver, Prater will not be able to compete until a Week 6 matchup with the New York Jets on October 12.
Prater will be allowed to attend team functions and use the weight room, but cannot be on the field or sidelines with the team during his suspension.
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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/25/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/25/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals 3 (71-59) – Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (67-64)
Baltimore Orioles 9 (74-55) – Tampa Bay Rays 1 (64-67)
Philadelphia Phillies 3 (59-72) – Washington Nationals 2 (75-55)
Boston Red Sox 4 (57-74) – Toronto Blue Jays 3 (66-65) 10 Innings
New York Yankees 8 (68-61) – Kansas City Royals 1 (72-58)
Milwaukee Brewers 10 (73-58) – San Diego Padres 1 (60-70)
Oakland Athletics 8 (77-53) – Houston Astros 2 (55-77)
Colorado Rockies 3 (53-77) – San Francisco Giants 2 (68-62)
Miami Marlins 7 (65-65) – Los Angeles Angels 1 (77-53)
Texas Rangers 2 (51-79) – Seattle Mariners 0 (71-59)
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Senators Reach Deal with Goalie Craig Anderson

Senators Reach Deal with Goalie Craig Anderson

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(OTTAWA) — The Ottawa Senators and goalie Craig Anderson have agreed to a three-year contract extension on Monday, the team announced.
Anderson will make 4.75 million in each of the first two years and 3.1 million in the final year, reports NHL.com.
Anderson was 25-16-8 in 53 games last season with a 3.00 goals-against-average and has a 81-52-17 career record.
The 12-year veteran has also played with the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, and Colorado Avalanche.
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Tiger Woods Fires Coach Sean Foley

Tiger Woods Fires Coach Sean Foley

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tiger Woods has parted ways with swing coach Sean Foley. 
“I’d like to thank Sean for his help as my coach and for his friendship,” Woods said on his website. “Sean is one of the outstanding coaches in golf today, and I know he will continue to be successful with the players working with him. With my next tournament not until my World Challenge event at Isleworth in Orlando [in December], this is the right time to end our professional relationship.”
The 14-time major champion said that there is no timetable for hiring a new coach.
Woods suffered severe back pain throughout the 2014 PGA season and withdrew from the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone classic before failing to make the cut at the PGA Championship.
Woods is aiming for a Dec. 4 return for his tournament, the World Challenge in Orlando, Florida.
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Cam Newton Suffers Fractured Rib

Cam Newton Suffers Fractured Rib

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will not play in the teams final preseason game this week after he suffered a hairline fracture of the ribs during Saturday’s game, head coach Ron Rivera said in an announcement Sunday.
Coach Rivera added he expects Newton to play in the regular season opener.
“I do, but a lot of it is he had to get past the soreness, which we expect, and we’ll see how he starts to progress,” Rivera said.
Newton underwent both an MRI and a CAT scan after showing up to practice in a great deal of pain. The tests showed that the quarterback suffered the break when New England’s Jamie Collins stepped on his back in a vulnerable spot on the flak jacket Newton was wearing.
The 2011 number one pick was 8-for-12 passing with 88 yards in Saturday’s affair, but missed some key opportunities in his return from offseason ankle surgery.
Rivera hoped to give his quarterback one more game to work on his timing. Instead, Newton will be re-evaluated over the weekend in preparation for the Sept. 7 opener at Tampa Bay.
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Mahan Wins at The Barclays

Mahan Wins at The Barclays

Matt Sullivan/Getty Images(RIDGEFIELD, N.J.) — Hunter Mahan’s drought is finally over. After more than 30 months and 48 tournaments, Mahan shot a 6-under 65 on Sunday to claim The Barclays Championship at Ridgefield Country Club.
His performance was capped off by three straight birdies down the stretch, finishing with a 20-foot putt on 17 that allowed him to bogey the 18th and still win by two strokes over Cameron Tringale.
“This game is all about winning,” Mahan said. “You can have a great year and if you don’t win, it just feels like you missed out on something. So to get a win, and do it in a tournament like this in this kind of fashion with a 65 on Sunday, feels great.”
The 32-year-old took over the lead for good after sinking a 10-foot birdie putt on 15, and then expanded the lead with birdies on each of the next two holes. Despite driving his final tee shot into the trees, Mahan was able to pitch back on to the fairway and eventually knock in an 8-foot bogey putt.
Mahan has never missed a FedEx Cup playoff event and has now put himself in contention for a spot on the United States Ryder Cup team. This victory catapults Mahan to the top of the FedEx Cup points standings after the first tournament of the PGA’s playoff system. The top 100 players in the standings advance to the Duetsche Bank Championship next week in Boston.
World number one, Rory McIlroy, who had won his last three tournaments, shot a final round 70 and tied for 22nd.
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Angels Power Past Oakland, Regain MLB’s Best Record

Angels Power Past Oakland, Regain MLB’s Best Record

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — The two days off for Josh Hamilton have proven to be a perfect remedy for the former slumping slugger. Hamilton drove in three runs, including his 10th home run of the year, on Sunday night as the Los Angeles Angels defeated Oakland 9-4 to regain the best record in baseball.
The Angels (77-52) also took back the top spot in the American League West division with the victory. Los Angeles also got a sixth inning homer from Mike Trout, which opened up a 9-0 lead on the Athletics (76-53). That proved to be more than enough offense for starting pitcher Jered Weaver (14-7) as the righty struck out eight in six and two-thirds innings.
“It’s nice to end the series on top of the AL West division,” Weaver said. “This was obviously a huge game. We didn’t want to get swept, and the offense was the story of the game.”
Los Angeles opened the scoring in the second, plating three runs off Scott Kazmir (14-6) before Hamilton’s two-run blast in the third made it a 5-0 lead. Hamilton brought home another run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly, effectively ending Kazmir’s night. 
Oakland did attempt a comeback late, getting home runs from Alberto Callaspo and Andy Parrino in the seventh to make it a 9-3 deficit. The Athletics added another in the ninth, but Jason Grilli struck out the final two batters of the night.
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