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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 23, 2014
Polanco growing up fast
PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle watched rookie Gregory Polanco scuffle for the better part of two weeks before giving the talented but raw right fielder a needed night off on Monday.
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Professional Baseball | July 23, 2014
Yanks get Headley from San Diego
NEW YORK — Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula.
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Professional Baseball | July 23, 2014
Clippers’ Rivers says he’ll quit
LOS ANGELES — Coach Doc Rivers has said he’ll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team’s interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a “disaster” for the franchise.
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Professional Football | July 23, 2014
7 ex-players challenging concussion settlement
PHILADELPHIA — Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million.
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Professional Basketball | July 23, 2014
Cavaliers may deal Wiggins
CLEVELAND — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It’s still not clear if he’ll play for them.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 22, 2014
More rusty than rested
PITTSBURGH — Ten days of rest was the last thing Edinson Volquez needed before trying to extend his winning streak.
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Professional Football | July 22, 2014
Seahawks starting all over
RENTON, Wash. — Soon after the parade and television appearances and celebrations were over, the message changed for the Seattle Seahawks.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 22, 2014
No. 2 most popular
Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will enter training camp this week as Brian Hoyer’s backup, but his No. 2 jersey is selling as if he’s the face of the NFL.
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Professional Basketball | July 22, 2014
Sterlings’ battle continues in court
LOS ANGELES — Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires going on in probate court over the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.
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Professional Auto Racing | July 22, 2014
Stewart returns to Sprint car racing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing.
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Professional Baseball | July 22, 2014
Giants, Uggla agree on minor league deal
PHILADELPHIA — The San Francisco Giants have signed former All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract.
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Professional Football | July 22, 2014
Oklahoma picked to win Big 12 crown
DALLAS — Coach Art Briles and Baylor arrived at Big 12 football media days as defending champions for the first time.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | July 21, 2014
No shame in 2nd for Fowler at Open
HOYLAKE, England — For Rickie Fowler, this is getting downright familiar.
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Professional Baseball | July 21, 2014
Rockies lose star Tulowitzki to leg cramp
PITTSBURGH — Troy Tulowitzki sent a slow roller to shortstop and sprinted to first. The All-Star shortstop was a few steps from the bag when he suddenly grabbed his left leg and grimaced before gingerly making his way to the dugout.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 21, 2014
On the doorstep
PITTSBURGH — Taking the extra base was the key for the Pittsbur`gh Pirates in completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | July 21, 2014
McIlroy holds on for title
HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf’s oldest major championship.
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Other Professional Sports | July 21, 2014
Kristoff wins 2nd Tour stage
NIMES, France — Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming — their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way.
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Professional Football | July 21, 2014
Ready to walk the walk
Other worldly expectations are nothing new for Jadeveon Clowney.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Auto Racing | July 21, 2014
Elliott leads Nationwide standings
JOLIET, Ill. — Chase Elliott is proving to be a quick study. A few questions for his teammates and a couple practice laps, and he was ready to roll in his first race at Chicagoland Speedway.
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Professional Baseball | July 21, 2014
Padres barely miss 1st no-hitter
SAN DIEGO — Bobby Abreu was annoyed by lack of speed in Odrisamer Despaigne’s curveball and playfully decided to complain to plate umpire Chris Guccione.
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Professional Football | July 21, 2014
Seahawk softball game attracts 22,000
SEATTLE — Not that it should come as a surprise, but Seattle is still crazy about its Super Bowl champion Seahawks.
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Professional Golf | July 19, 2014
McIlroy under attack
HOYLAKE, England — With the nasty weather holding off and Royal Liverpool essentially defenseless, everyone took aim at Rory McIlroy.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 19, 2014
Snider pinch-hit wonder
PITTSBURGH — Travis Snider is no longer a regular in the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup. The arrival of Gregory Polanco in June means right field is no longer an option for Snider — or anybody else — for the next six years.
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Professional Football | July 19, 2014
Living on a prayer? Bon Jovi part of group eyeing Bills
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills, three people who have reviewed documents regarding the sale process told The Associated Press on Friday.
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Professional Basketball | July 19, 2014
Wiggins’ unclear future
LAS VEGAS — Andrew Wiggins got a little of everything out of a week in Las Vegas.
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Professional Baseball | July 19, 2014
Street gets dealt
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels acquired All-Star closer Huston Street and prospect Trevor Gott from the San Diego Padres for minor leaguers Taylor Lindsey, R.J. Alvarez, Jose Rondon and Elliot Morris in a trade on Friday night.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Basketball | July 19, 2014
Mercury rising Phoenix center of the WNBA universe
PHOENIX — The desert is a perfect place for this year’s WNBA All-Star Game. It’s where the most dominating basketball in the league has been played this season
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Professional Football | July 19, 2014
Vikings suspend coordinator for slurs
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups, in response to former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations of anti-gay slurs and taunts made by Priefer.
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Professional Football | July 19, 2014
‘Double rook’ ready for NFL
IRVING, Texas — Brad Allen is one of 13 first-year NFL officials this season. Making his debut at football’s highest level unique is also being one the league’s three first-year referees.
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Professional Basketball | July 19, 2014
Welcome home, LeBron Rally planned, but details still unclear
The date and location for the “Welcome Home LeBron Community Rally” have been announced, but what isn’t yet clear is what will happen during the event.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | July 19, 2014
Diaz leads field in Sylvania
SYLVANIA, Ohio — Laura Diaz almost chose to walk away from golf to spend more time at home with her family.
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Professional Baseball | July 19, 2014
Braves part ways with struggling Uggla
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves did everything they could over the last year to find a team willing to trade for struggling second baseman Dan Uggla.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 18, 2014
Bucs look for strong 2nd half
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in an average, every day — if still heated — pennant race.
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Professional Golf | July 18, 2014
Coetzee shoots 69
HOYLAKE, England — George Coetzee wasn’t planning much of a celebration for his 28th birthday.
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Professional Golf | July 18, 2014
Diaz gets fast start
SYLVANIA, Ohio — Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic.
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Professional Golf | July 18, 2014
McIlroy dazzles on Day 1
HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy put up a dazzling score on the opening day of the British Open.
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Professional Golf | July 18, 2014
Woods says 1st round disrupted by noise
HOYLAKE, England — Tiger Woods was playing his second shot into the par-5 18th when he made a sudden stop in the middle of his swing Thursday at the British Open.
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Other Professional Sports | July 18, 2014
Armstrong meets with doping committee
AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong talked for several hours with cycling investigators about doping in the sport’s past, said an attorney for the champion who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles over his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
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Professional Golf | July 17, 2014
Italian flair atop Open standings
HOYLAKE, England — On a day when Tiger Woods returned to the majors, there was an Italian flair to the British Open leaderboard.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 17, 2014
Former SRU pitcher looks for strong finish
BELIOT, Wis. — Lou Trivino threw a changeup inside and below the knees.
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Professional Golf | July 17, 2014
Crane happy to be at Open, even if he doesn’t play
HOYLAKE, England — Ben Crane faced long odds of getting into the British Open, and an even longer trip to get to Royal Liverpool.
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Professional Auto Racing | July 17, 2014
Harvick detours from NASCAR to UFC
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Without a helmet or strapped in a seat, Kevin Harvick should have been far more comfortable with a beer in hand and a view from a suite.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Auto Racing | July 17, 2014
Jones breaks through ahead of debut
DES MOINES, Iowa — Erik Jones has discovered that driving the No. 51 truck isn’t nearly as easy as Kyle Busch makes it look.
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Professional Football | July 17, 2014
40-year-old makes Saints cheer team
NEW ORLEANS — She hadn’t done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal — to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.
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Other Professional Sports | July 17, 2014
Pacquiao plans return to ring
Manny Pacquiao will return to China for his next fight, taking on Chris Algieri in the gambling enclave of Macau.
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Professional Basketball | July 17, 2014
Mavericks deal Blair
WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards have acquired center DeJuan Blair in a sign-and-trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks.
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