Archive for July, 2014

Jays Nolan Reimold sinks Astros with 2 home runs

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Nolan Reimold hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the ninth, and the streaking Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports-content/baseball/mlb/game/1379865/recap/?cmp=rss

Seattle Seahawks star Lynch reports to training camp (AFP)

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch ended his seven-day holdout over contract issues and reported to training camp for the Super Bowl champions. Lynch arrived at the Seahawks' camp after the team's morning practice on Thursday. The Seahawks have said they did not plan to diverge from their financial plan to appease Lynch, although they could agree to waive the $495,000 in fines he has amassed for missing the first week of training camp.

Blue Bombers stage last second win over Tiger Cats

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Drew Willys two-yard TD pass to Nic Grigsby on the final play of the game rallied the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a stirring 27-26 comeback win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Thursday night.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/drew-willy-rallies-bombers-to-stirring-road-win-over-ticats-1.2724629?cmp=rss

Lynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camp (The Associated Press)

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions. Lynch arrived at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility on Thursday afternoon following the team's morning practice. Lynch was caught by television cameras talking on his phone out near the Seahawks practice fields wearing a hooded ''Beast Mode'' sweatshirt and knit cap on an 85 degree day. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said after practice that he did not know if Lynch was on the verge of reporting.

Jose Bautista disappointed with Jays trade inactivity

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Jose Bautista told reporters in Houston before Thursday nights game against the Astros that he had mixed feelings about the Blue Jays inaction at the trade deadline.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/mlb/jose-bautista-disappointed-with-jays-trade-inactivity-1.2724606?cmp=rss

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch got a raise out of his short holdout (Shutdown Corner)

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
In the end, the Seattle Seahawks wanted to make sure they took care of one of their offensive stars. Running back Marshawn Lynch ended a six-day holdout and reported to camp on Thursday. Initial reports indicated that Lynch hadn't received any more money from Seattle. That was wrong. The Seahawks took $1 million in bonus and incentive money and added it to Lynch's 2014 salary. They also added $500,000 to his compensation for this year by giving him a bonus slated for 2015 a year early according to CBSSports.com . Those moves took his total compensation this season from $5 million to $6.5 million. The Seahawks also forgave Lynch's fines for holding out, which totaled about $500,000, according to CBSSports.com.  [Smack talk season is back at Yahoo Sports: Sign up and play free Fantasy Football! ] Overall, it was a pretty good win for Lynch considering he didn't have a lot of leverage. Lynch was facing another $225,000 in fines after the sixth day of his holdout, including a bump from $30,000 to $60,000 per day in daily fines. The Seahawks had taken a public stance that they wouldn't change his contract. It wasn't worth the battle for the Seahawks. They took care of defensive backs Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman this offseason with contract extensions, and even though they probably didn't want to set a precedent for holdouts getting a raise, Lynch was important enough to defending their Super Bowl championship that they gave him a pay bump to get him into camp before the holdout dragged into a second week. - - - - - - - Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab

49ers table talks with Harbaugh (The SportsXchange)

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
The San Francisco 49ers put contract talks with coach Jim Harbaugh on hold until the season ends. "We actually just had this conversation (Wednesday)," 49ers owner Jed York said, according to CSN Bay Area. The 49ers are hoping to go to the Super Bowl. San Francisco reached the Super Bowl two years ago before falling to the Baltimore Ravens.

Canada’s Roanic, Pospisil advance to Citi Open quarters

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Canadians Milos Roanic, Vasek Pospisil both posted impressive victories at the Citi Open tournament Thursday in Washington to advance to the quarter-finals.

Jays’ Nolan Reimold sinks Astros with 2 home runs

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Nolan Reimold hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the ninth, and the streaking Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.

Chekwa taking reps with Raiders while Hayden sits (The Associated Press)

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Chimdi Chekwa has dealt with so much in his first two NFL seasons that a matchup with wide receiver James Jones in practice seemed fairly easy in comparison for the Oakland cornerback. At least that's how Chekwa made it look Thursday. The former fourth-round draft pick dropped back into coverage, stopped, then made a quick break forward and got in front of Jones to knock away the pass thrown by quarterback Matt Schaub. ''It's hard to pick off a ball that's going to James Jones but it should have been a pick.'' Chekwa has made several similar plays during the first week of training camp since stepping in for injured projected starter D.J. Hayden.