Rose returns as US basketball team opens camp (Yahoo Sports) - Derrick Rose says he feels old. ''I was joking with Kyle Korver, I told him 'I'm getting old, man. I've got to stretch, I've got to use rollers and stuff.' He looked at me kind of weird,'' Rose said laughingly. I think I've sacrificed a lot for this moment.'' Rose, the Chicago Bulls star who is coming off two knee injuries that kept him out for much of the last two seasons, said he played roughly nine minutes of the team's scrimmage during a two-hour practice. Van Gaal to bide time over new faces - Dodgers acquire 2B Barney in trade with Cubs (Yahoo Sports) - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Darwin Barney in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. Rays' Archer: 'Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat' (Yahoo Sports) - Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big Papi's style. ''I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat,'' Archer said Monday. Rivera: Benjamin has bone bruise in left knee (Yahoo Sports) - The Panthers are breathing a sigh of relief over rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said an MRI revealed the team's first-round draft pick has a bone bruise in his left knee and will miss at least a few days of training camp. ''We got a bit of good news,'' Rivera said Monday. There is a swelling and what we refer to as a hot spot.'' Rivera wouldn't give a specific timetable on Benjamin's return. England's Gemili takes 100m silver - Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers (Yahoo Sports) - A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the tentative ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who burst into tears when the ruling was announced. Shelly Sterling negotiated the sale of the team after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by the NBA for making offensive remarks about blacks. Donald Sterling claimed his wife deceived him about the medical exams. Stunning Okagbare storms to 100m gold - Blessing Okagbare takes the gold in the women's 100m while England's Asha Philips produces a personal best to finish fourth. Timberwolves get free agent Mo Williams (Yahoo Sports) - MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves and free-agent guard Mo Williams have agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million. Lions postpone talks with Suh until after season (Yahoo Sports) - The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew said before practice Monday that negotiations are being tabled. If the two sides can't reach a deal after the season, the Lions could still keep Suh by using their franchise tag on him. ... I think the cap is going to go up next year, and probably the year after that too.'' Suh was drafted in 2010 by the Lions with the second overall pick, and he has 27 1/2 sacks in his four pro seasons.

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A's OF Gentry on DL with broken hand, Burns added (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 11:37 pm]
The Oakland Athletics have put outfielder Craig Gentry on the 15-day disabled list because of a broken right hand and promoted outfielder Billy Burns from Double-A Midland. A's manager Bob Melvin said Burns was expected to join the team before Monday night's game in Houston.

Jays send Hendriks, Kratz to Royals for Valencia (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 11:25 pm]
BOSTON (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia.

Dodgers acquire 2B Barney in trade with Cubs (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 11:06 pm]
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Darwin Barney in a trade with the Chicago Cubs.

Rays' Archer: 'Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat' (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 10:57 pm]
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big Papi's style. ''I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat,'' Archer said Monday.

Mets GM Alderson suggests deadline deal unlikely (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 9:55 pm]
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says ''I wouldn't bet on something happening'' before Thursday's trade deadline.

Arizona reinstates INF Pacheco, waives INF Evans (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 8:26 pm]
The Arizona Diamondbacks made an infield switch before the start of their series against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, activating Jordan Pacheco from the 15-day disabled list and putting infielder Nick Evans on unconditional release waivers. The Diamondbacks claimed Pacheco off waivers from Colorado on June 12. In 30 games with Colorado and Arizona, he's batting .250 with seven doubles and eight RBIs.

Rays reinstate RHP Joel Peralta from disabled list (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 7:24 pm]
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have reinstated reliever Joel Peralta from the 15-day disabled list and designated left-hander Erik Bedard for assignment.

Santana, Gattis lead Braves to 2-0 win over Padres (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 6:55 pm]
ATLANTA (AP) -- Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings, Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday.

First-place Dodgers complete sweep of Giants (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 3:32 am]
Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu's third straight victory, and the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 victory Sunday night. Ryu (12-5) moved within two wins of his rookie total last year and improved to 4-1 in five outings at AT&T Park, where in one dominant weekend the Dodgers made quite a statement to take over the NL West's top spot. In his Giants debut, Jake Peavy threw a pair of wild pitches in the fifth as the Dodgers went ahead on Hanley Ramirez's RBI single ahead of Crawford's triple to the corner in deep right field. Matt Kemp singled twice and the Dodgers leave the Bay Area with a 1 1/2-game division lead after outscoring the Giants 17-4.

Jaso has 3 RBIs as A's beat Rangers 9-3 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 2:55 am]
John Jaso drove in three runs, helping Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 Sunday night. Jaso had a run-scoring single during Oakland's five-run second inning and added a two-run double in the fifth. The Athletics' first three batters - Jaso, Stephen Vogt and Yoenis Cespedes - each had a double and a single, and Josh Reddick added three singles.

Braves score 6 runs in 3rd, beat Padres 8-3 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 12:18 am]
Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit each drove in two runs during Atlanta's six-run third inning and the Braves beat Eric Stults the San Diego Padres 8-3 on Sunday. The Braves trailed 1-0 before roughing up Stults (3-13). Back-to-back doubles by Gerald Laird and Andrelton Simmons started the inning. Tommy La Stella hit an RBI single that skipped between Stults' legs, Johnson had a two-run double before Doumit followed with a two-run single.

Machado, Orioles get past Mariners 3-2 in 10 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 11:50 pm]
Manny Machado lifted a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Sunday. Adam Jones opened the 10th with a double into the left-field corner off Yoervis Medina (4-2). Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis walked to load the bases. After J.J. Hardy popped out, Machado hit a flyball to deep center.

The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 10:42 pm]
Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000. I know it wasn't easy.'' The 46-year old Thomas, the first player elected to the Hall who spent more than half of his time as a designated hitter, batted .301 with 521 home runs and 1,704 RBIs in a 19-year career mostly with the Chicago White Sox. Ever the diplomat as a manager, Torre somehow managed to assuage the most demanding of owners in George Steinbrenner, maintaining his coolness amid all the Bronx craziness while keeping all those egos in check after taking over in 1996.

David Freese's late HR puts Angels past Tigers 2-1 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 10:41 pm]
David Freese hit a tiebreaking homer off Joba Chamberlain in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 Sunday for their third straight victory. Erick Aybar scored from second base on Rick Porcello's poor pickoff throw in the fifth for the Angels, who improved the majors' second-best record to 63-41 in the finale of a 10-game homestand. Hector Santiago and three Angels relievers combined on a three hitter as Detroit managed just one hit in its final 25 at-bats, getting just one baserunner after the first inning.

Santana hits 2 more HRs, Indians stop Royals (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 9:57 pm]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Carlos Santana hit two more home runs, giving him six in six games, and the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City 10-3 Sunday to end the Royals' winning streak at five.

Jones and Ozuna lead Marlins over Astros 4-2 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 9:42 pm]
Garrett Jones and Marcell Ozuna homered to lead the Miami Marlins over the Houston Astros 4-2 Sunday and complete a three game sweep. Jones' homer capped a three-run first for the Marlins, and Ozuna padded the lead with his solo shot in the sixth. Miami has won seven of eight following a six-game skid. Steve Cishek allowed one run in the ninth before getting his 26th save in 29 chances.

Duda and deGrom deliver, Mets defeat Brewers 2-0 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 9:38 pm]
Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, rookie Jacob deGrom pitched well into the seventh, and the New York Mets split a four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers with a 2-0 win Sunday. Duda sent an 0-2 slider in the sixth from rookie Jimmy Nelson (1-2) into the second deck above right field to break a scoreless pitcher's duel. The Brewers mounted a ninth-inning rally against Jenrry Mejia with two outs after Jean Segura's single put runners on first and second. Mejia got Lyle Overbay to ground out for his 15th save.

Wainwright, Holliday leads Cards past Cubs, 1-0 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 9:37 pm]
Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The Cardinals won two of the three games at Wrigley Field in the weekend set. The Cubs have not won a home series since taking two of three from the Miami Marlins June 6-8. It was a far cry from his previous outing when he allowed six runs (four earned) in 4 2-3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays last Tuesday.

Fuld's 2-run single lifts Twins over White Sox 4-3 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 9:27 pm]
Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run single off Javy Guerra in a three-run seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. Danny Santana had two RBIs for the last-place Twins, who won for just the 11th time in their last 30 games. Chicago led 2-1 in the seventh when Minnesota loaded the bases against Ronald Belisario (3-7) on walks to Josh Willingham and Eric Fryer around a single by Chris Parmelee.

Ortiz's 3-run homer helps Red Sox end skid (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 9:16 pm]
David Ortiz's three-run home run helped the Boston Red Sox end a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Ortiz's 25th home run came off Chris Archer in the third inning after a walk and Dustin Pedroia's infield single. The loss ended the Rays' nine-game winning streak, their longest in 10 years and second-longest in franchise history. Ortiz's homer was his fifth in seven games and his 29th at Tropicana Field, most among visiting players.





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