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Famed home run hitter Thomson dead at 86 (AP)

Aug 17th, 2010 | By sportsnews

NEW YORK (AP)—Bobby Thomson, who hit the famed “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” that won the 1951 National League pennant for the New York Giants, has died. He was 86. Thomson’s death was confirmed Tuesday by the funeral home in Savannah, Ga., that is handling the arrangements. He had been in failing health for several
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Phillies activate 2B Utley from DL (AP)

Aug 17th, 2010 | By sportsnews

PHILADELPHIA (AP)—The Philadelphia Phillies have activated All-Star second baseman Chase Utley(notes) from the disabled list, less than seven weeks after he had thumb surgery. Utley tore a ligament in his thumb sliding into second base in a game at Cincinnati on June 28. He had surgery on July 1 and was expected to miss at
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Denver, Anthony still mulling what to do (AP)

Aug 17th, 2010 | By sportsnews

DENVER (AP)—Just how much longer will Carmelo Anthony(notes) play for the Denver Nuggets? He can opt out of his contract after the upcoming season and become the headliner of the 2011 free agent class or he could play out the final two years of his contract and put off the wine-and-dine tour for a year.
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Haynesworth sidelined after feeling ill (AP)

Aug 17th, 2010 | By sportsnews

ASHBURN, Va. (AP)—Albert Haynesworth(notes) was sidelined after just a few snaps at practice Tuesday morning, apparently because he wasn’t feeling well. The Washington Redskins defensive tackle began the workout as usual, taking part in defensive drills, but he was out of his pads and standing on the sideline with a towel on his neck shortly
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James doubts Gilbert cared about him (AP)

Aug 17th, 2010 | By sportsnews

MIAMI (AP)—Adding a new layer to the rift between LeBron James(notes) and Dan Gilbert, the NBA’s two-time reigning MVP and new Miami Heat forward has told GQ magazine that he isn’t sure the Cleveland Cavaliers owner “ever cared” about him during their time together. In an article released Tuesday, James spoke of how widespread criticism
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Hey, Mets, use K-Rod case as hammer to beat down MLB union

Aug 17th, 2010 | By sportsnews

The MLB players union has gone too far. Finally, inarguably, the union has gone too far, and this money-seeking, drug-allowing, behavior-excusing juggernaut must be stopped. And it must be stopped by the New York Mets. Francisco Rodriguez is the convenient excuse. That’s all he is, because this really isn’t about K-Rod and his stadium attack
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Falcons camp report: Faster, better and thinking very big

Aug 17th, 2010 | By sportsnews

Falcons: Love and Hate | RapidReports | Training camp tour | Bleacher Report FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Tony Gonzalez has been in the NFL for 14 seasons. At the age of 34, the Atlanta Falcons tight end knows what a good football team should look like. He knows the key ingredients, and he said the
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K-Rod has torn thumb ligament, will need surgery

Aug 17th, 2010 | By sportsnews

HOUSTON — Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has a torn thumb ligament in his pitching hand sustained during a fight with his girlfriend’s father at Citi Field and will need surgery that will sideline him for the rest of the season. The Mets announced the injury before Monday night’s game at the Houston Astros. They said
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Giants’ Manning gets 12 stitches in head (AP)

Aug 17th, 2010 | By sportsnews

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP)—Eli Manning(notes) gave the New York Giants a scare, and an unnecessary one at that. The quarterback was knocked out of the Giants’ 31-16 preseason victory over the New York Jets on Monday night when he changed a play in the second quarter without telling anyone and suffered a bloody three-inch gash
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Nats have reached agreement with No. 1 pick Harper

Aug 17th, 2010 | By sportsnews

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper. Stephen Strasburg. Negotiating with super-agent Scott Boras right up until the last possible second to get a deal done. The Washington Nationals are getting the hang of this whole sign-the-top-pick routine, something they hope not to do again. No. 1 overall draft choice Harper and the Nationals agreed to a $9.9
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