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Top Recruit Purifoy Chooses Auburn

Top Recruit Purifoy Chooses Auburn

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –Bruce Pearl is already making his presence felt at Auburn. The school’s newly hired men’s basketball coach received a commitment from small forward Danjel Purifoy, the 50th ranked player in the ESPN 100, on Friday.

The 6-foot-7 Purifoy was also being recruited by Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee and Georgia.

Pearl’s three-year NCAA penalty ends at midnight Friday. That means Pearl will be allowed to communicate with recruits for the first time since he accepted the Auburn job in March.                                                                                                                 
Auburn is hoping Pearl can continue to help the school rebuild a basketball program that last season finished 6-12 in the SCC and 14-16 overall.
       
Next up for Pearl and Auburn, a visit from another ESPN 100 player, forward Horace Spencer.                                                                                                                                                                                          
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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/22/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/22/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: Chicago Cubs 4 (56-72) – Baltimore Orioles 1 (73-53)

Tampa Bay Rays 8 (63-65) – Toronto Blue Jays 0 (65-63)

Philadelphia Phillies 5 (57-71) – St. Louis Cardinals 4 (69-58)

San Francisco Giants 10 (68-59) – Washington Nationals 3 (73-54)

Houston Astros 5 (55-75) – Cleveland Indians 1 (64-62)

New York Yankees 4 (65-61) – Chicago White Sox 3 (59-69)

Seattle Mariners 5 (69-58) – Boston Red Sox 3 (56-72)

Kansas City 6 (71-56) – Texas Rangers 3 (49-78)

Atlanta Braves 3 (68-61) – Cincinnati Reds 1 (61-68) 12 Innings

Pittsburgh Pirates 8 (66-62) – Milwaukee Brewers 3 (71-57)

Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (54-75) – San Diego Padres 1 (59-68)

Minnesota Twins 20 (57-70) – Detroit Tigers 6 (68-58)

Los Angeles Dodgers 6 (73-57) – New York Mets 2 (60-69)

Oakland Athletics 5 (75-52) – Los Angeles Angels 3 (76-51)

Miami Marlins 13 (64-63) – Colorado Rockies 5 (50-77)

NFL Preseason: New England Patriots 30 (2-1) – Carolina Panthers 7 (1-2)

Detroit Lions 13 (2-1) – Jacksonville Jaguars 12 (1-2)

New York Giants 35 (4-0) – New York Jets 24 (2-1)

Green Bay Packers 31 (2-1) – Oakland Raiders 21 (1-2)

Seattle Seahawks 34 (2-1) – Chicago Bears 6 (2-1)

NASCAR Nationwide Series: Ryan Blaney wins the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway

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Saints’ Graham Fined $30K for Dunks

Saints’ Graham Fined $30K for Dunks

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was fined $30,000 on Friday by the NFL for dunking on the goalpost twice during a preseason game against Tennessee last week. 

The new rule, instituted this season, re-defines unsportsmanlike conduct to include any act using the ball as a prop. Many have referred to the new interpretation as the “Jimmy Graham rule” directed at the veteran tight end’s signature touchdown celebration.

Graham twice dunked the football after scoring touchdowns against the Titans, resulting in a pair of 15-yard penalties. The acts also drew some frustration from head coach Sean Payton as the Saints committed a total of 28 called penalties. 

League rules state that players can be fined at least $11,025 for a their first unsportsmanlike penalty, and $22,050 for a second offense if the league deems necessary. Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 for making an obscene gesture towards the Washington Redskins bench on Monday night.

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Red Sox Land Cuban OF Castillo

Red Sox Land Cuban OF Castillo

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(BOSTON) — The Boston Red Sox have reportedly agreed to terms with Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on a seven-year deal worth approximately $72 million. 

The heavily back loaded deal, as confirmed by a team source on Friday, is a record dollar amount for a free-agent amateur. Castillo is en route to Boston and has a physical scheduled for Saturday, according to ESPN’s Pedro Gomez.

An impressive defensive player with good speed, Castillo has spent the last five years playing in Serie Nacional, Cuba’s top league. The 27-year old is highly regarded as a base stealer and boasts an above-average bat. Even with all of the hype, Red Sox manager John Farrell knows how scouting reports can be.

“Above-average speed. Can play center field or right field. What kind of power? What kind of average?,” pondered Farrell. “Obviously our scouts liked him enough, if the reports are true, that’s a significant investment. It’s an exciting, athletic player by all accounts.”

Once officially with the club, Castillo is expected to play centerfield for Boston, next to countrymen Yoenis Cespedes. 

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Angels Acquire Second Baseman Gordon Beckham from the White Sox

Angels Acquire Second Baseman Gordon Beckham from the White Sox

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Gordon Beckham-era is over in Chicago as the White Sox have traded the second baseman to the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named later.

“This trade, quite frankly, was more about creating an opportunity for some of our young players to come up here, get some playing time and become part of this next core of White Sox players that we have put together over the last several months and are going to continue to work on over the next several months,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said.

Beckham was the eighth overall pick by the White Sox back in 2008 and much was expected of him once he made his MLB debut back in 2009. Even though he’d been the team’s primary second baseman since being called up, he never quite lived up the lofty expectations placed on him.

In 739 games with the White Sox, Beckham hit just .244 with 61 home runs and a .306 on base percentage.

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Cowboys Linebacker DeVonte Holloman Advised to Retire

Cowboys Linebacker DeVonte Holloman Advised to Retire

Darrin Kilmek/Thinkstock(IRVING, Texas) — Due to neck injuries, doctors have advised Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeVonte Holloman to retire from football.

Holloman missed seven games last season with a bruised spinal cord.

Just 23 years old, Holloman received a second opinion from a doctor who recommended he immediately retire. He will reportedly seek out a third opinion.

“I don’t want to get into anything medical about it,” Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said. “I don’t know that much about it, and there’s a lot of very specific things regarding that. But it has to do with his neck and he had that injury last year and he dealt with it again this year.”

It’s a very challenging, difficult thing for a young man who has dreams of being an NFL football player, achieves those dreams,” he added.

In what could be his final NFL game, Holloman recorded 11 tackles and two sacks in Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Holloman was selected in the sixth-round of the 2013 Draft. He made 26 tackles in nine games during his potentially lone season in the NFL.

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Tim Howard Taking 1-Year Break from US National Team

Tim Howard Taking 1-Year Break from US National Team

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Goalie Tim Howard announced Thursday he will take a one-year off from the United States men’s national soccer team.

The 35-year-old will still play for Everton in England’s Premier League and won’t have a chance to return to the national team until September 2015.

“Having played overseas for the last 12 years and missing out on spending time with my family, making this commitment to my family is very important at this time,” Howard said in a statement. “I am grateful for the willingness of both Jurgen Klinsmann and Everton manager Roberto Martinez to afford me the opportunity to spend time with my kids. It’s the right decision at the right time. Jurgen has always been up front with all the players in saying you have to earn your place, which is something I agree with, so I look forward to coming back next fall and competing for a spot.”

On his Facebook page, Howard also expressed interest in playing for the U.S. in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 

“Physically I feel as strong as ever, and right now my heart, mind, and body all feel good about continuing on with the national team for the next World Cup,” Howard wrote. “It is difficult to predict the situation in four years but I know this decision is right for me today.”

Howard has played every minute of every match for the Americans at the last two World Cups.

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Nationals Walk-Off Again, Earn 10th-Straight Win

Nationals Walk-Off Again, Earn 10th-Straight Win

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) –The Washington Nationals won for the fifth time in six games on a walk-off, this time on a throwing error, as they beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 Thursday.

The Nationals have now won 10 straight.

Denard Span scored the winning run when Anthony Rendon hit a ground ball to third baseman Jordan Pacheco. Pacheco proceeded to throw the ball past the first baseman and into the camera well. That allowed Span, who started the play on second base, to be rewarded home.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez pitched seven innings of scoreless ball allowing four hits and three walks while striking out six, and Rafael Soriano (4-1) pitched a perfect ninth for the win.
 

Washington (73-53) become the first team since the 1986 Astros to win five games via the walk-off in a six-game span.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/21/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/21/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) – MLB: New York Yankees 3 (64-61) – Houston Astros 0 (54-74)

Tampa Bay Rays 1 (62-65) – Detroit Tigers 0 (68-57)

Minnesota Twins 4 (56-70) – Cleveland Indians 1 (64-62)

Washington Nationals 1 (73-53) – Arizona Diamondbacks 0 (53-75)

Los Angeles Angels 2 (76-50) – Boston Red Sox 0 (56-71)

Atlanta Braves 8 (67-61) – Cincinnati Reds 0 (61-67)

Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (72-57) – San Diego Padres 1 (59-67)

Game 1: Chicago Cubs 2 (55-71) – San Francisco Giants 1 (66-59)

Game 2: San Francisco Giants 5 (67-59) – Chicago Cubs 3 (55-72)

NFL Preseason: Philadelphia Eagles 31 (1-2) – Pittsburgh Steelers 21 (1-2)

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David Price Stellar in Return to Tampa, Takes Loss Anyway

David Price Stellar in Return to Tampa, Takes Loss Anyway

moodboard/Thinkstock(DETROIT) — Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price threw a one-hitter on Thursday afternoon, but the one hit he allowed was enough for his former team to beat him.

Price, making just his fourth start since being traded to Detroit from the Tampa Bay Rays, pitched a full eight innings and struck out nine in a 1-0 loss.

Tampa’s second batter of the game, Ben Zobrist, reached base on an error by Tigers shortstop Eugenio Suarez. The following batter, Brandon Guyer, tripled to drive in the game’s only run.

Price retired the next 23 batters to face him, but Detroit’s bats were unable to get him off the hook.

The game marked Price’s return to St. Petersburg, Florida, where he spent the entirety of his major league career until the July 31 trade to Detroit.

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Angels Pitcher Garrett Richards Out at Least Six Months with Torn Knee Tendon

Angels Pitcher Garrett Richards Out at Least Six Months with Torn Knee Tendon

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards tore a tendon in his knee on Wednesday night, an injury that will require surgery that will keep Richards out for at least six months.

Richards injured his leg covering first base during the second inning of Wednesday night’s game. On a ground ball to Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, on which Pujols threw to second for a force out, Richards crumpled to the ground while running to cover first.

The 26-year-old starting pitcher grabbed for his knee and was eventually taken off the field on a stretcher.

On Thursday, the Angels confirmed that Richards had suffered a torn patellar tendon, an injury that typically requires six to nine months from which to recover.

Richards’ loss is a tough one for the Angels, as he is the team leader in most statistical categories, including ERA, wins, strikeouts, and WHIP.

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Steelers RB’s Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount Face Pot Charges

Steelers RB’s Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount Face Pot Charges

Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(NEW YORK) — Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were charged with marijuana possession on Wednesday.

The Steelers were on their way to Philadelphia for their third preseason game against the Eagles Thursday and were found with marijuana at a traffic stop.

Ross Township traffic officer Sean Stafiej pulled over a Camaro operated by Bell around 1:30 p.m. after smelling a strong odor of marijuana.

“We are aware of the reports and still gathering information,” Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten said. “We will have no further comment at this time.”

The NFL is also expected to review the incident.

Both runningbacks are still expected to play against the Eagles.

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Jeff Gordon Is Looking Forward to Bristol

Jeff Gordon Is Looking Forward to Bristol

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Fresh off his third win of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Jeff Gordon hopes to continue one of the best seasons of his career on Saturday night.

Gordon has five wins, five poles, and 16 top five finishes at Bristol Motor Speedway and has an average starting position of 7.4.

“Bristol provides the teams with a lot of challenges, but I love the input a driver can give to help influence the setup,” Gordon said on his website.  “It’s a track that most drivers seem to enjoy racing at. It’s a track the fans love, as well.”

“(No. 24 crew chief) Alan (Gustafson) and the crew are giving me great cars each week. It’s a lot of fun going to the track right now, and this week is no exception. I love racing at Bristol and we’re really looking forward to this Saturday night’s race,” Gordon continued.

Only three races remain before NASCAR’s chase for the championship begins.

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Derrick Rose Scratched from U.S. Exhibition Game

Derrick Rose Scratched from U.S. Exhibition Game

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose was scratched from Team U.S.A.’s 105-62 exhibition game victory over the Dominican Republic Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Rose originally was going to play in the game even though he missed practice Monday and Tuesday to rest his sore knees.

While this may sound bad for a player who is coming off two knee surgeries in two years, Rose did partake in the shootaround Wednesday morning.

According to ESPN.com, Team U.S.A. coach Mike Krzyzewski held Rose out of the game to allow players who are competing for the final roster spots to have more minutes.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/20/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/20/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies 4 (56-71) – Seattle Mariners 3 (68-58)

Texas Rangers 5 (49-77) – Miami Marlins 4 (63-63)

Toronto Blue Jays 9 (65-62) – Milwaukee Brewers 5 (71-56)

New York Mets 8 (60-68) – Oakland Athletics 5 (74-52)

Washington Nationals 3 (72-53) – Arizona Diamondbacks 2 (53-74)

Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (65-62) – Atlanta Braves 2 (66-61)

Detroit Tigers 6 (68-56) – Tampa Bay Rays 0 (61-65)

Colorado Rockies 5 (50-76) – Kansas City Royals 2 (70-56)

St. Louis Cardinals 7 (69-57) – Cincinnati Reds 3 (61-66)

Cleveland Indians 5 (63-61) – Minnesota Twins 0 (55-70)

Baltimore Orioles 4 (73-52) – Chicago White Sox 3 (59-68)

Los Angeles Angels 8 (75-50) – Boston Red Sox 3 (56-70)

San Francisco Giants 8 (66-58) – Chicago Cubs 3 (54-71)

Houston Astros 5 (54-73) – New York Yankees 2 (63-61)

San Diego Padres 4 (59-66) – Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (71-57)

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Browns Name Brian Hoyer Starter over Manziel

Browns Name Brian Hoyer Starter over Manziel

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(BEREA, Ohio) — The Cleveland Browns announced that Brian Hoyer will be the starting quarterback entering the 2014 season on Wednesday.

Hoyer and Johnny Manziel were in a quarterback competition all camp and preseason, but Hoyer’s veteran experience is what put him over the top.

“He was the clear leader from the beginning,” Browns head coach Mike Pettine said in a statement. “We’ve maintained all along that if it was close, I would prefer to go with the more experienced player. Brian has done a great job in the meeting rooms and with his teammates on the practice field and in the locker room.”

The announcement comes after the No. 22 pick in this year’s draft gave the middle finger to fans during their Monday night game against Washington.

“I need to earn everything for me to get in,” said Manziel.. “Nothing should be given to me, I completely understand that. I need to continue to come in here every day and get better and be around these guys and let them know who I am and how I am.” Coach Mike Pettine said after Wednesday’s practice that there are no plans to develop a package of plays for Manziel, who starred at Texas A&M but has been slow to adjust to playing under center and learning a new playbook. Manziel said the coach gave him no reason for the decision.”

Hoyer has only four starts in his career and completed 2-of-6 passes for 16 yards on Monday night.

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Novak Djokovic No. 1 Seed at US Open

Novak Djokovic No. 1 Seed at US Open

LEON NEAL/AFB/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With defending Open champion Rafael Nadal out, Novak Djokovic will be the No. 1 seed in Flushing, Queens next week.

Nadal withdrew from the Open on Monday due to a wrist injury and Djokovic was named the top-ranked seed on Tuesday. The 27-year-old is seeking his eighth Grand Slam title for his career.

Five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer was named the No. 2 seed and is looking for his 18th Grand Slam.

Djokovic beat Federer in five sets for the Wimbledon title last month and the two can only meet in the finals.

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Steelers Ink Gilbert to New 6-Year Deal

Steelers Ink Gilbert to New 6-Year Deal

Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(PITTSBURGH) — The Pittsburgh Steelers inked right tackle Marcus Gilbert to a new six-year contract Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Gilbert was in the final year of his contract, and ESPN’s Scott Brown reports the deal is worth up to $30.8 million and includes a $7.65 million signing bonus.

“It means I am locked in hopefully as a Steeler for the rest of my career,” Gilbert said on the team website. “It’s a blessing to work for a great organization, the Rooney family, Kevin Colbert and Coach (Mike) Tomlin. Just to be around in Pittsburgh, where they show you so much love, I couldn’t be happier and in a better place.”

Gilbert was selected with the 63rd overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Steelers. During his three seasons in Pittsburgh, Gilbert has started 34 games, including all 16 last season.

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Cardinals Place Ellis on DL

Cardinals Place Ellis on DL

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) — Second baseman Mark Ellis was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday with a left oblique strain.

The move is retroactive to Aug. 15.

The 37-year-old Ellis has backed up Kolten Wong for most of the second half of the season. Ellis has played in 65 games this season and is hitting .192 with no home runs, 15 runs scored, 12 RBIs, four stolen bases and a .267 on-base percentage.

Cardinals skipper Mike Matheny said the team is “pretty optimistic” that Ellis will only need the minimum stay on the DL.

Infielder Greg Garcia was promoted from Triple-A Memphis to take Ellis’ place.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/19/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/19/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: Washington Nationals 8 (71-53) – Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (53-73)

Atlanta Braves 11 (66-60) – Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (64-62)

Houston Astros 7 (53-73) – New York Yankees 4 (63-60)

Seattle Mariners 5 (68-57) – Philadelphia Phillies 2 (55-71)

Los Angeles Angels 4 (74-50) – Boston Red Sox 3 (56-69)

Baltimore Orioles 5 (72-52) – Chicago White Sox 1 (59-67)

Milwaukee Brewers 6 (71-55) – Toronto Blue Jays 1 (64-62)

Kansas City Royals 7 (70-55) – Colorado Rockies 4 (49-76)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (68-57) – Cincinnati Reds 4 (61-65)

Cleveland Indians 7 (63-61) – Minnesota Twins 5 (55-69)

Miami Marlins 4 (63-62) – Texas Rangers 3 (48-77) – 10 Innings

Detroit Tigers 8 (67-56) – Tampa Bay Rays 6 (61-64) – 11 Innings

Oakland Athletics 6 (74-51) – New York Mets 2 (59-68)

Los Angeles Dodgers 8 (71-56) – San Diego Padres 6 (58-66)

Chicago Cubs 2 (55-70) – San Francisco Giants 0 (65-59) – 5 Innings due to rain

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