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Tiger Declares He’s Ready to Play in PGA Championship

Tiger Declares He’s Ready to Play in PGA Championship

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Just three days after withdrawing from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational due to pain in his back, Tiger Woods has announced he will play Thursday in the PGA Championship. “Pain-free, yes, except for the headache of talking to you guys,” Woods said during a press conference Wednesday after being asked if he was in any pain.Woods played a nine-hole practice round Wednesday at Valhalla Golf Club, where he won the 2000 PGA Championship. “I felt pretty good about how I played and the shots I hit,” Woods said. “I have to get used to how this golf course is playing.”Woods injured his back Sunday on the second hole at Firestone when he awkwardly hit a shot out of fairway bunker. He continued to play until after his tee shot on the ninth hole before being assisted off the course in a golf cart. Woods had surgery on his back on March 31 but he said the pain he felt Sunday wasn’t related. Woods tees off at 8:35 a.m. Thursday. He’s playing in a group with Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington.
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Bears Suspend Bennett for Training Camp Fight

Bears Suspend Bennett for Training Camp Fight

Tom Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images(BOURBANNAIS, Ill) — The Chicago Bears fined and suspended tight end Martellus Bennett for conduct detrimental to the team after getting in a fight with cornerback Kyle Fuller during practice Monday.
“Last night (Monday), we made a decision to fine and suspend Martellus Bennett for an undetermined length of time,” Bears general manager Phil Emery said. “This is a process that we’re working with Martellus. We are in contact with him. Our goal is to have Martellus back as soon as possible. He’s a very loved and respected teammate. We want him back, but it’s a process we have to work through.”
The 27-year-old Bennett pushed and then body-slammed Fuller after Fuller tried stripping the ball from Bennett during Monday’s training camp practice at Olivet Nazarene University. 
Bennett had to be calmed down by teammates. The situation led to head coach Marc Trestman to end practice early.
“Everybody talks about friendships, but really we are all preparing to win a championship,” Bennett said. “If we make friends along the way, cool. But I’m just trying to help the Bears win a championship and do the job to the best of my ability.”
No details were released on the length of the suspension or the amount of the fine Bennett received.
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PJ Tucker Sentenced to Three Days in Jail for ‘Super’ DUI

PJ Tucker Sentenced to Three Days in Jail for ‘Super’ DUI

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) — P.J. Tucker, forward for the Phoenix Suns, was sentenced to three days in jail and 11 days of home detention on Monday for “super extreme” driving under the influence.
Tucker pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him following a May 10 arrest in Scottsdale.
Authorities say that Tucker’s blood alcohol content was .22 at the time of the arrest and that his speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot.
Along with the jail time, he also agreed to put an interlock device in his car for 18 months, enter substance abuse counseling, and pay fines up to $2,750. Tucker was also placed on probation for up to five years.
“I am truly sorry and I take full responsibility for my actions. No excuses,” Tucker said in a statement. “It is now my responsibility to examine my life and make the changes necessary to ensure this never happens again.”
The details of his punishment and statement were released by his attorney’s after his appearance in court.
Phoenix was aware of the arrest when Tucker signed a three-year deal with $16.5 million in July.
“In considering this matter, we concluded that P.J. was sincere in his remorse and in his resolve to accept the consequences of his actions,” Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby said. “We are convinced that he will take the necessary steps to avoid any such conduct in the future. The Suns do not in any way condone his conduct, but we do support him as he works through this.”
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Sources: McCutchen Headed to DL

Sources: McCutchen Headed to DL

David Carlson/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Pittsburgh Pirates could be losing star center fielder Andrew McCutchen for a month. The team is expected to place the outfielder on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, but sources say McCutchen could be out for at least three weeks due to an oblique injury.
The injury came in the eighth inning of Sunday’s contest with Arizona. After hitting a sacrifice fly in the eighth, McCutchen grabbed his left side while jogging to first but needed help entering the dugout.
The 2013 National League MVP is hitting .311 with 17 homers and 67 RBI’s this year.
McCutchen has never been on the disabled list in his career. Since reaching the Majors in 2009, he has missed a grand total of 25 games. The Pirates are currently one-and-a-half games behind division leading Milwaukee and half a game back of the second wild-card spot.
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Giants Pitcher Cain to Have Season Ending Surgery

Giants Pitcher Cain to Have Season Ending Surgery

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain will undergo season ending surgery next Monday, manager Bruce Bochy said on Monday. The procedure will remove bone chips and spurs from the righty’s throwing elbow.
Giants orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki will perform the surgery in San Francisco. Cain, 29, also sought the opinions of Dr. James Andrews and New York Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek. All recommended surgery which has an expected recovery time of three months.
Cain was just 2-7 in 2014 with a 4.18 earned run average in 15 starts after pitching more than 200 innings every year from 2007-2012. The righty did not comment after San Francisco’s 4-3 win over the Mets on Monday.
“It’s been frustrating for Matt,” said Bochy. “He’s been battling this for a while. It’s time. He could keep trying to push it, but it’s inevitable, it looks like. So we’re going to have this done and have him ready for Spring Training.”
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Kluber Dominates in Indians Win

Kluber Dominates in Indians Win

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) — Corey Kluber continued an impressive stretch by pitching into the eighth inning of a 7-1 Cleveland Indians win over Cincinnati on Monday. Kluber allowed just one run in 7 1/3 innings, scattering six hits for his fifth straight win.
“Klubes has pitched to the point where, heck yeah, you better play with confidence,” said Indians manager Terry Francona. “He’s one of the best pitchers in the league.”
Cleveland (57-55) provided more than enough offense for Kluber, who has not lost since June 30. The big blow came on a Lonnie Chisenhall three-run home run in the fourth, making it 4-0. Yan Gomes later added a two-run blast of his own in the eighth inning.
Kluber also struck out seven in the victory and walked just two batters. He also upped his scoreless innings streak to 17 before a Brayan Pena RBI double in the eighth ended that run. It was Cleveland’s fourth consecutive win.
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Packers to Induct Favre into Hall of Fame, Retire Jersey in 2015

Packers to Induct Favre into Hall of Fame, Retire Jersey in 2015

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wisc.) — Brett Favre’s relationship with the team he spent the majority of his career playing for is apparently just fine. Both the quarterback and the Green Bay Packers announced on Sunday that Favre will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame and have his number 4 jersey retired during the 2015 season.
The joint announcement originally came from Favre’s website on Sunday afternoon.
“It was a tremendous honor to play 16 years for the Green Bay Packers. Now to have my name placed among others such as Starr, Hornung, Kramer, Taylor, Lambeau, Nitschke, Lombardi, Davis, White and Hutson is a special honor that I share with all of my teammates and coaches, and that would not have been possible but for the foresight of Ron Wolf, the greatest GM in the history of the NFL,” Favre said in the statement.
Green Bay will make an official announcement at 1:30 p.m. on Monday with Favre participating via telephone. Packers Hall of Fame Inc. president Perry Kidder, Packers president Mark Murphy and former Packers president Bob Harlan will all take part.
Favre joined the Packers on Feb. 11, 1992 after being traded by the Atlanta Falcons who drafted him. He led Green Bay to two Super Bowl appearances, winning Super Bowl XXXI, and also won three MVP awards for 1992-2008. Favre announced his retirement that summer but decided he wanted to return and was eventually traded to the New York Jets where he played one season before finishing his career in Minnesota, playing two more years.
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Lackey Wins Debut for Cardinals

Lackey Wins Debut for Cardinals

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) — John Lackey allowed two runs in seven innings while the Cardinals offense rallied late to help the righty earn his first win in a St. Louis uniform, 3-2 over Milwaukee.
Lackey (1-0) made his Cardinals debut after being traded to St. Louis from Boston at the trade deadline.
The Brewers jumped out to a quick lead on an Aramis Ramirez single in the first inning before Mark Reynolds launched a solo home run in the top of the second. Lackey would settle down and enter into a pitchers duel with Matt Garza. Milwaukee’s starter cruised through his first six innings before tweaking his left oblique and exiting the game for a pinch-hitter in the seventh. 
Garza’s bullpen let him down in the bottom of the seventh when Matt Holliday homered off Zach Duke to start the rally. AJ Pierzynski later singled home a run to tie the game at 2-2 ahead of an Oscar Taveras double that plated Jhonny Peralta for the go-ahead run. 
Trever Rosenthal closed the door for St. Louis for his Major League-leading 34th save. Jeremy Jeffress (0-1) took the loss for Milwaukee.
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Giants Beat Buffalo in Hall of Fame Game

Giants Beat Buffalo in Hall of Fame Game

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(CANTON, Ohio) — Backup quarterback Ryan Nassib connected with rookie wide receiver Corey Washington on a 73-yard strike in the fourth quarter to help give the New York Giants a 17-13 win over the Buffalo Bills in the preseason-opening Hall of Fame game.
The Giants (1-0) debuted their new offense, courtesy of first-year coordinator Ben McAdoo, and showed off a balanced attack. Most impressive was the combination of Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams in the backfield. The rookie Williams led the Giants with 43 rushing yards on seven carries. His best run, a 21-yard scamper, led to New York’s first touchdown of the night and gave them a 7-3 first quarter lead.
Buffalo (0-1) countered with a two-yard pass from Jeff Teul to Robert Woods in the second quarter before heading into halftime tied at 10-10. The Bills then took the lead on a Dan Carpenter field goal and held that advantage until Nassib and Washington connected.
Starting quarterback Eli Manning was 6-for-7 in three series for 43 yards but lost a fumble. EJ Manuel struggled in his two series, completing just two passes for only 19 yards.
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McIlroy Surges for WGC Title, Woods Withdraws

McIlroy Surges for WGC Title, Woods Withdraws

Stuary Franklin/Getty Images(AKRON, Ohio) — Rory McIlroy hit three straight birdies on his first three holes to erase a three shot deficit on the final day of the World Golf Championship Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday. It was the second straight tournament win for McIlroy, who regained the top spot on the world golf ranking.
McIlroy entered the day trailing Sergio Garcia by three strokes, but opened Sunday’s round with three consecutive birdies to tie Garcia, who bogeyed to give McIlroy the lead. His impressive play continued throughout the day, finishing with a 4-under 66 to capture his first World Golf Championship. Garcia finished second behind McIlroy, much like he did two weeks ago at the British Open.
Marc Leishman finished third while Patrick Reed finished fourth.
Tiger Woods was forced to withdraw from competition after re-injuring his surgically repaired back. The injury came on the second hole when he landed in a sand trap after using an awkward stance to attempt a shot. Woods attempted to play through but eventually withdrew on the ninth hole and needed assistance leaving the course.
Woods was not certain whether or not he will compete at the PGA Championship next week in Louisville. McIlroy will be looking for his third straight win and his second Major title this year.
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Reed, Strahan Lead Those Inducted into 2014 Hall of Fame

Reed, Strahan Lead Those Inducted into 2014 Hall of Fame

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images(CANTON, Ohio) — Receiver Andre Reed, defensive ends Michael Strahan and Claude Humphrey, defensive back Aeneas Williams, linebacker Derrick Brooks, offensive tackle Walter Jones and punter Ray Guy were all inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday night.
Reed, who played in four Super Bowls with the Bills in the 90′s, reflected on playing with quarterback Jim Kelly.
“I wanted the ball every single time,” Reed said while talking to Kelly who was in the audience. “I wanted you to be proud of me and know that you could count on me at any time. You know our old saying bro…12 plus 83 always equals six.”
Strahan, who is fifth in the NFL in career sacks, explained how his dad helped him transform from a huskie child into a football player.
“He didn’t know about about the weight lifting part,” Strahan said of his father who would go to the gym with him. “But Muscle and Fitness or whatever it was that he took these programs out of I can’t read one to this day because of that. I remember being in the gym and I didn’t want to be there, and my dad looked at me and said, ‘son, one day it will pay off.’ And dad I’ve got to say it payed off.”
Ray Guy became the first punter ever inducted into the Hall.
“It’s been a long, long overdue but now the Hall of Fame has a complete team,” Guy said.
Aeneas Williams played 14 seasons split between the Cardinals and the Rams.
“If you would have told me, ‘Aeneas, you have to the potential to be one of the best cornerbacks,’ I would have thought you were crazy and hit you with my right hand,” Williams said. “I’ll just take a moment to soak this all in.”
Derrick Brooks is a former Defensive Player of the Year who won the Super Bowl in 2002 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Walter Jones played his entire 12-year career for the Seahawks and made nine Pro Bowls.
Claude Humphrey was a six-time Pro Bowl selection.
“Now they tell me I only had 10 minutes up here, but let me start off by telling you that I’ve waited 30 years to get to this podium, so don’t rush me guys,” Humphrey said.
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Diamondbacks Place Goldschmidt on 15-Day DL

Diamondbacks Place Goldschmidt on 15-Day DL

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — All Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday with a fractured left hand.
Goldschmidt was hit by an Ernesto Frieri pitch in the ninth inning of the team’s 9-4 loss Friday to the Pittsburgh Pirates. There’s no timetable for Goldschmidt’s return.

“You always want to get back as quickly as possible and play, but you need to be safe about it, too,” Goldschmidt said. “If it’s ready and they’re going to let me, yes, I want to play, play every day, as much as I can. I’ll work hard at the rehab, and if there’s a way to speed it up as much as I can while being smart about it, I’ll do anything that they’ll allow.”
In 109 games this season, Goldschmidt is hitting .300 with 19 home runs, 69 RBIs, 75 runs scored and a .396 on-base percentage.
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Lester Wins in First Start with Oakland

Lester Wins in First Start with Oakland

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Jon Lester pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs, walking one while striking out three, winning his first start with the Oakland Athletics 8-3, over the Kansas City Royals Saturday.
Oakland acquired Lester (11-7) from the Boston Red Sox in a trade Thursday. That trade also included outfielder Jonny Gomes, who had two hits and two RBIs in the victory.
Oakland (67-42) trailed 1-0 when it exploded for eight runs in the fifth inning.
Royals starter Jason Vargas (8-5) takes the loss allowing seven runs in 4 1/3 innings.
Kansas City (56-53) now sits five games behind Detroit for first place in the AL Central.
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Scoreboard Roundup 8-2-14

Scoreboard Roundup 8-2-14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: New York Yankees 6 (56-53) – Boston Red Sox 4 (49-61)
Oakland Athletics 8 (67-42) – Kansas City Royals 3 (56-53)
New York Mets 4 (53-57) – San Francisco Giants 2 (59-51)
Houston Astros 8 (46-65)- Toronto Blue Jays 2 (60-52)
Seattle Mariners 6 (57-53) – Baltimore Orioles 3 (61-48)
Cleveland Indians 2 (55-55) – Texas Rangers 0 (43-67)
Detroit Tigers 11 (60-47) – Colorado Rockies 5 (44-66)
Minnesota Twins 8 (49-60) – Chicago White Sox 6 (54-57)
Tampa Bay Rays 10 (54-56) – Los Angeles Angels 3 (65-44)
St. Louis Cardinals 9 (58-51) – Milwaukee Brewers 7 (61-50)
Miami Marlins 2 (54-56) – Cincinnati Reds 1 (55-55) – 10 Innings
New York Mets 4 (53-57) – San Francisco Giants 2 (59-51)
Washington Nationals 11 (59-49) – Philadelphia Phillies 0 (49-62)
Pittsburgh Pirates 8 (59-51) – Arizona Diamondbacks 3 (48-63)
San Diego Padres 3 (50-60) – Atlanta Braves 2 (58-53) – 12 Innings
Los Angeles Dodgers 5 (63-48) – Chicago Cubs 2 (46-63) – 12 Innings
NASCAR Nationwide: Brad Keselowski wins the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway
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Paul George Suffers Serious Leg Injury

Paul George Suffers Serious Leg Injury

NBA via Indiana Pacers(LAS VEGAS) — Indiana Pacers forward Paul George suffered what appeared to be a serious right leg injury in the fourth quarter of the Team USA intrasquad scrimmage in Las Vegas Friday night. 
George was running after James Harden, who was on the other team, when his leg buckled prompting him to slide into the base behind the basket. 
After the play everyone immediately stopped in shock and awe as it appeared George had broken his leg just above his ankle. Coach Mike Krzyzewski, medics and members of George’s family hurried to his side. 
George was treated on the court and had his leg put in an air cast before being taken off in a stretcher to a thundering applause.
The game was stopped after the incident.
“This is a very tough blow,” USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said. “It’s a first for us in USA basketball to have something like this take place. It’s a tough situation for our entire organization, our coaches and players and very, very emotional. There’s no way the game could have gone on under the circumstances.”
George is being treat at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Las Vegas.
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Red Wings Agree to 3-Year Deal with Tatar

Red Wings Agree to 3-Year Deal with Tatar

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(DETROIT) — The Detroit Red Wings agreed to a three-year deal with center Tomas Tatar on Monday.
ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun reports the deal is worth an average of 2.75 million per season.
The 23-year-old Tatar played his first full season in 2013-14, scoring 19 goals and racking up 39 points in 73 games. He also represented Slovakia in at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Tatar was taken by the Red Wings with the 60th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Since then, he has played 100 games for the Wings, recording 24 goals and dishing out 23 assists.
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Maddux, Glavine Headline Baseball HOF Inductees

Maddux, Glavine Headline Baseball HOF Inductees

(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) — Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas, and skippers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa were all inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday.
Maddux captured four Cy Young Awards and won 15 or more games for 17 straight seasons. He finishes his 23 season career with 355 wins, a 3.16 ERA, 3,371 strikeouts and a 1.14 WHIP
“I spent 12 years in Chicago, 11 in Atlanta, and both places are very special,” Maddux said. “Without the experiences in both cities, I would not be standing here today.”
Maddux wasn’t the only inductee to serve time in Atlanta. Glavine also pitched with Maddux, winning two CY Young Awards, while Cox coached the team to the 1995 World Series Championship.
“I’m truly humbled to stand here before you,” Cox said. “To Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and I have to mention the third member of the big three — John Smoltz — I can honestly say I would not be standing here if it weren’t for you guys.”
Thomas finishes his 19 major league seasons with two MVP Awards, a .301 batting average, 521 home runs and 1,704 RBIs.
Torre managed the New York Yankees to six World Series, winning four of them.
La Russa finishes his career third all-time in coaching victories (2,728) and won three World Series titles — one with the Athletics and two with the Cardinals.
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Wainwright Earns League-Leading 13th Win

Wainwright Earns League-Leading 13th Win

Eliot J. Schechter/MLB Photos via Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings allowing no runs, five hits, and three walks while striking out five to earn his major league-leading 13th win in the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Wainwright (13-5) bounces back from his last start when he allowed four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays.
“The results usually follow my delivery,” said Wainwright, who lowered his ERA to 1.92. “When I control my delivery — I told you I was gonna get things under wraps — and get my arm in the right spot, success was following that.
“They hit some balls hard, but we played some great defense and made some pitches when we needed to.”
Cubs rookie pitcher Kyle Hendricks was the tough luck loser allowing only one run, a solo homer to outfielder Matt Holliday.
The win puts the Cardinals (56-48) two games behind Milwaukee for first place in the NL Central.
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ESPN: Colts RB Ballard Tears Achilles Tendon

ESPN: Colts RB Ballard Tears Achilles Tendon

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(ANDERSON, Ind.) — Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard tore his left Achilles tendon, according to ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.
Ballard was injured Friday at training camp when trying to catch a ball during a non-contact drill and had to leave the field on a golf cart.
“When you see someone like Vick Ballard go down who’s worked so hard to get back, it’s tough, but it happens,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said. “As soon as you get to camp, those things happen. He’s still young, and he’s got a full career ahead of him, so we have to do an MRI and see exactly what it is and then go from there. But you really hope to not hear any of that kind of news.”
Ballard only played in one game last season after tearing his right ACL in September.
With Ballard gone, Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw will compete for the starting running back position.
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Maple Leafs Sign Reimer to 2-Year Deal

Maple Leafs Sign Reimer to 2-Year Deal

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(TORONTO) — The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Friday that they’ve signed goalie James Reimer to a two-year contract. 
Reimer was a restricted free agent and had an arbitration hearing set for Monday. Instead he receives a contract that will pay him $2.6 million next season and $2 million in 2015-16.
Reimer started last season as the Leafs starting goalie but lost the job to Jonathan Bernier. Reimer got the job back when Bernier suffered a season ending knee injury.                                                                                                                                                                                            
 The 26-year-old Reimer is entering his fifth season with Toronto. Over his NHL career, he’s posted a 65-48-15 record with a .914 save percentage, a 2.84 goals-against average and 11 shutouts.

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