First-place Dodgers complete sweep of Giants (Yahoo Sports) - 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. Vikings give Kyle Rudolph 5-year extension (Yahoo Sports) - Kyle Rudolph hasn't put up the biggest numbers over the first three years of his career, which is due as much to the Minnesota Vikings' revolving door at quarterback as anything else. The Vikings have known all along what they have in Rudolph, a big, field-stretching tight end who can be a difference-maker in the right offense with the right quarterback. Rudolph signed a five-year contract extension with the Vikings on Sunday night, a sign that the team has big plans for Rudolph in new offensive coordinator Norv Turner's offense. ''I'm very excited to get this extension done with Kyle,'' Vikings GM Rick Spielman said. Atlanta's Paul Millsap added to Team USA roster (Yahoo Sports) - LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap was added to Team USA's roster for the training camp that opens Monday in Las Vegas. South Africa shock NZ to win gold - South Africa shock New Zealand in the final of the rugby sevens to end the All Blacks' unbeaten Commonwealth Games record. The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class (Yahoo Sports) - 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. It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time (Yahoo Sports) - With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line Sunday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race - no given because restarts have been Gordon's Achilles heel - to pass Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne with 17 laps remaining at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His power move from the outside lane past Kahne put Gordon out front for good, and he kicked it into cruise control for a NASCAR-record fifth victory at historic Indy. The win came on the 20th anniversary celebration of Gordon's win in the inaugural Brickyard 400, and on ''Jeff Gordon Day'' as declared by the Mayor of Indianapolis. Ortiz's 3-run homer helps Red Sox end skid (Yahoo Sports) - 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. Wainwright, Holliday leads Cards past Cubs, 1-0 (Yahoo Sports) - 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. Wainwright allowed five hits and walked three during his seven innings. Lovren joins Liverpool for £20m - Blue Jays win 1st series in Bronx in 2 years (Yahoo Sports) - Dioner Navarro hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied after wasting three leads to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Sunday for their first series win in the Bronx in nearly two years. After snapping a 17-game skid at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, Toronto did not relent in the humidity. Jose Bautista reached on a fielder's choice against David Robertson (1-3) in the ninth, stole second without a throw and scored on Navarro's liner to center field. Toronto hadn't taken a series against the Yankees in New York since Aug. 27-29, 2012, the last time the Blue Jays had won on the road against the AL East rival.

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Zach LaVine throws down some crazy dunks at Seattle Pro-Am (VIDEO) [NBC Sports: July 28, 2014, 2:00 am]
The 2015 Slam Dunk Contest champion might have already been decided.

Bulls’ Jimmy Butler latest to drop from USA Basketball [NBC Sports: July 28, 2014, 12:30 am]
At least he has an injury.

Atlanta's Paul Millsap added to Team USA roster (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 11:19 pm]
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap was added to Team USA's roster for the training camp that opens Monday in Las Vegas.

Report: ‘No chance’ Kevin Love stays with Timberwolves [NBC Sports: July 27, 2014, 11:00 pm]
We've known this for a while now.

Paul Millsap receives last minute invite to USA Basketbal mini-camp [NBC Sports: July 27, 2014, 9:30 pm]
Millsap gets the call as a late addition after Blake Griffin and Kevin Love dropped out in the last few days.

Paul Millsap receives last minute invite to USA Basketball mini-camp [NBC Sports: July 27, 2014, 9:30 pm]
Millsap gets the call as a late addition after Blake Griffin and Kevin Love dropped out in the last few days.

Report: Kevin Garnett eyes post-basketball position with Nets [NBC Sports: July 27, 2014, 8:00 pm]
KG is likely coming back for his 20th NBA season, but may be setting himself up for something more with the Nets one his playing days are finished.

Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 7:17 pm]
Byron Scott has told a CBS affiliate station that he is the Los Angeles Lakers' new coach. Scott told KCBS-TV he has reached a deal with the Lakers, who haven't had a coach since Mike D'Antoni resigned April 30. Yet the Lakers insisted they haven't yet reached a deal to hire Scott, the longtime Lakers shooting guard. ESPN.com first reported Scott would take over the Lakers with a four-year, $17 million contract.

LeBron announces he’ll wear No. 23 with Cavaliers [NBC Sports: July 27, 2014, 6:30 pm]
LeBron makes yet another momentous decision.

LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 5:50 pm]
LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland. 23(equals)6 We still family 6.'' The tweet included an Instagram post with photos of James holding his No. 23 Cavaliers jersey on draft night, him later in a new version of the Cavs' jersey and a one of him in his high school jersey.

Report: Lakers won’t use stretch provision on Steve Nash [NBC Sports: July 27, 2014, 5:00 pm]
L.A. will keep Nash on the roster for the upcoming season, and take the cap hit for the $9.7 million remaining on his contract all at once.

Rumor: NBA to open 2014-15 season with Spurs at Cavaliers [NBC Sports: July 27, 2014, 3:30 pm]
Only other possibility would have been LeBron facing the Heat, but that feels more like Christmas.

Report: Lakers say ‘no done deal’ with Byron Scott [NBC Sports: July 27, 2014, 2:01 pm]
Team downplays ESPN report that a contract has been agreed upon.

Donatas Motiejunas doesn’t think Rockets should have paid Chandler Parsons James Harden money [NBC Sports: July 27, 2014, 1:29 pm]
Would Harden have been offended if he and Parsons made similar money?

Kobe Bryant drops 36 points as a Summer League rookie in 1996 (VIDEO) [NBC Sports: July 27, 2014, 12:00 pm]
Kobe looks like Kobe, even all those years ago.

Dwyane Wade makes one-handed football catch of Brandon Marshall pass (VIDEO) [NBC Sports: July 27, 2014, 4:30 am]
Wade can play a little football.

Report: Lakers, Byron Scott agree to four-year, $17 million deal to coach team [NBC Sports: July 27, 2014, 3:37 am]
The negotiations was over years and the fourth year is a team option.

Report: Several teams interested in free agent Michael Beasley [NBC Sports: July 27, 2014, 2:00 am]
Beasley is an unrestricted free agent, and some team will almost certainly take a chance on him next season.

Eric Bledsoe: Suns ‘are using restricted free agency against me’ [NBC Sports: July 27, 2014, 12:30 am]
Bledsoe is absolutely right.

Kevin Love trade talk: He doesn’t want to opt in to deal, Cavs may live with that [NBC Sports: July 26, 2014, 11:00 pm]
If Kevin Love will not opt-in to the last year of his deal, would you still give up Wiggins for him?





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