MLB Rumors: Rangers hesitant to trade for Phillies' Vince Velasquez?

Of course the price is high. There have been some growing pains with the 24-year-old right-hander, but he has proven to be a potential rotation piece moving forward. On the other hand, the price is going to be steep.the Phillies are likely going to be asking for the same players they wanted (and didn't get) in the Cole Hamels trade a year ago, namely one of Nomar Mazara, Joey Gallo or Lewis B... [Full Article...]

Sale suspended over tantrum

Sale was scratched from his scheduled start and sent home after allegedly expressing his displeasure over having to wear the team's 1976 throwback uniforms. During that 2014 campaign, Konerko appeared in 81 games but also got a taste of what it's like to be a major league coach. "Our main focus should be winning". [Full Article...]

Disappointing news as the Manchester derby in China has been cancelled

Mourinho said: "I think Beijing is unlucky because the pitch is very bad". The global friendly between Manchester United and Manchester City, originally planned to kickoff in Beijing at 7:30 p.m. "What I want is to get back to Manchester and train with the full group". Guardiola acknowledged that conditions would not be ideal and his priority at this stage of pre-season was to avoid any injuri... [Full Article...]

International Olympic Committee to Study 'Legal Options' on Russia Ban

International Olympic Committee to Study 'Legal Options' on Russia Ban The IOC puts back a decision on whether to bar Russia from Rio - barely two weeks away - and will also await a Court of Arbitration for Sports decision on an appeal by 68 Russian athletes against the IAAF blanket ban from competition. [Full Article...]

Amber Rose defends Kanye West in his feud with Taylor Swift

After Kim posted the recording on her Snapchat last weekend, the 26-year-old diva issued a statement in which she insisted that she never heard the full song. "Hurtful to me at this point that her and her team would go so far out of their way to try and make ME look bad at this stage", he wrote in one tweet , after confirming Swift had indeed penned the song's lyrics. [Full Article...]

First Manchester Derby called off

The ICC said in a statement that the game had been "cancelled due to the extreme weather events in Beijing over a multiple-day period ... in the interest of player safety". "The conditions for training are not ideal, but we will have to adapt". The problem for me are the bad conditions to play and train. Both teams have one pre-season match left, with City taking on Borussia Dortmund in the fina... [Full Article...]

Russian delegation to Rio 2016 Games to include over 700 people

Russian delegation to Rio 2016 Games to include over 700 people Russia's Minister of Sports Vitaly Mutko will not be accredited to the Rio 2016 Olympics as a person mentioned in the reports of the Independent Commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency ( WADA ), the press service of the International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) told TASS on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Manchester Derby in Beijing called off

United, like City, trained at the Olympic Sports Centre to preserve the nearby Bird's Nest pitch, but the increased numbers of accredited media saw him forced outside as the sweltering press conference room was deemed unsuitable. Why not? Why should he not shake my hand? Manchester City had been so keen to cash in they sent a groundsman to Beijing to help prepare the pitch some days ago, and Unite... [Full Article...]

Olympics: Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson dazzle as Tesm USA crushes China

However, China's two newest draftees, Zhou Qi and Wang Zhelin, didn't quite meet expectations, scoring just 2 points and 1 point respectively. The first United States defeat was a controversial loss to the Soviet Union in the 1972 Munich final in which the last seconds were replayed three times, the Americans surrendering the winning basket on the Soviet's last try. [Full Article...]

Allegri promises higher intensity from Juventus ahead of Tottenham clash

Allegri promises higher intensity from Juventus ahead of Tottenham clash Juventus' season starts later than the Premier League does, meaning the Serie A champions are further behind than Spurs in their pre-season schedule, and have only played one friendly so far. "This season they are going to play Champions League as well so we know they are a good quality team with quality young players". Juventus meanwhile are in a midst of a period of uncertainty. [Full Article...]

"Doctor Strange", Baby Groot, Take Root at Comic Con

In a night overflowing with special guests and previews, these are the six major takeaways from Marvel's Comic-Con takeover. Could this be Kevin Feige's way to use the same characters in the Marvel movies that are now on TV? Now it's learned the Doctor Strange movie will be introducing the Multiverse, which is Marvel's collection of alternate timelines and universes. [Full Article...]

Maine delegates support Sanders' call to back Clinton

She's facing Tim Canova, who is endorsed by Bernie Sanders . It might have been an uncomfortable night for some Democratic delegates caught in the middle of the candidate crossfire. But Bernie Sanders himself then sent text messages and emails with a personal request urging supporters not to demonstrate on the floor of the convention. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Promises 'Safety' To Fearful Americans

Trump accepts the Republican nomination The 70-year-old celebrity businessman's acceptance of the Republican nomination caps his improbable takeover of the GOP , a party that plunges into the general election united in opposition to Clinton but still divided over Trump . [Full Article...]

Clinton trashes Trump's 'dark and divisive vision'

Even as the crowd chanted " Lock her up ", he waved them off, and instead declared, "Let's defeat her in November". " My pledge reads: I'm with you, the American people ". Gary Kasparov, former world chess champion and now a dissident Russian politician, said "I've heard this sort of speech a lot in the last 15 years and trust me, it doesn't sound any better in Russian". [Full Article...]

Trump to focus on law and order in key speech

When the crowd began chanting " Lock her up! " - a chant heard during previous nights at the convention - Trump waved his hands in a motion to discourage the refrain. The choice of music played at the convention and its association with Trump also angered another musician, for the second time this week. Laying out his case against Mrs Clinton, he denounced foreign policies that were put in p... [Full Article...]

Record-breaking Stenson wins British Open at Troon to land first major

Stenson rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt at the par-3 14th hole on Sunday to push his score to 17 under for the tournament. The final stroke in this masterpiece was a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that curled into the cup on the final turn. [Full Article...]

Mkhitaryan will 'work hard for Mourinho' and 'get better at Man Utd'

Mkhitaryan will 'work hard for Mourinho' and 'get better at Man Utd' Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney, Marcus Rashford, Chris Smalling, David De Gea and Paddy McNair have all been named in the United's 25-man squad for the pre-season tour. We are all as a group of players excited by it and I think the signings that we have made have been fantastic. However, Mourinho's plans for Fellaini are not yet clear, so we'll have to wait and see whether he'll be a key part of the ... [Full Article...]

Ryan Fitzpatrick given 'multiple contract offers' from Jets

Ryan Fitzpatrick given 'multiple contract offers' from Jets If they cannot afford to do so then their other option would be to offer a one-year deal worth a guaranteed amount of at least $13 million. The offer would pay Fitzpatrick $12 million in Year 1. It was reported last week by ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that the Jets and Fitzpatrick haven't spoken in over a month. Smith was in line to be the starter previous year until a locker room punch from IK Enemk... [Full Article...]

Big 10 Football Media Days

Or that Harbaugh has this nascent idea to name his latest child after his father-in-law back in Missouri. That's an honor for Merle Feuerborn. Ring the bell: Pat Fitzgerald made a decision two years ago. Q: Last week in a vote of 39 sportswriters who cover Big Ten football, 27 of them predicted Ohio State to win the Big Ten championship. How amusing that getting blown out by IN at home and los... [Full Article...]

Travis Tygart says IOC's Russian Federation call 'a blow to Olympic integrity'

Travis Tygart says IOC's Russian Federation call 'a blow to Olympic integrity' The Russian authorities have withdrawn Mikhail Dovgalyuk, Yulia Efimova, Natalia Lovtcova and open-water swimmer Anastasia Krapivina from consideration as all have served doping bans before. There's been an abdication of responsibility here". "In short, it does not send the clear message it could have done, that doping and cheating in all Olympic sport will never be tolerated". [Full Article...]

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