1. Bryce Harper Is in the Final Vote Contest, but He's Voting for Chipper Jones

    Nationals ' rookie outfielder Bryce Harper has been considered a lot of things. And earlier this season, maybe no more than three weeks ago, even he pondered the idea of what it would be like to be considered an All-Star...

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  2. Uggla to Start, Kimbrel to Be in 'pen for NL All-Stars

    Braves second baseman Dan Uggla will be making his first start, and his Atlanta teammate Craig Kimbrel will be positioned to potentially close at this year's All-Star Game in Kansas City on July 10...

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  3. Not a Clown Question, Bro: Could Simmons Push Harper for ROY?

    He wowed Braves players and coaches in his first few weeks as a non-roster invitee at spring training, and three months later Andrelton Simmons has had a similar effect on a much larger audience during his first month in the major leagues...

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  4. McNabb Says There's an 80-to-90-Percent Chance He'll Play

    With a 90-man offseason roster for the first time ever and 32 total teams, that’s 2,880 NFL jobs . . . and Donovan McNabb owns none of them...

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  5. DeMarcus Ware Agrees with Jared Allen About 25 Sacks in a Year

    Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said in June that he thought a player could rack up 25 sacks in a single season and pointed to Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware as someone capable of the task...

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  6. VikesCentric: What If Adrian Peterson Misses the First Six Games?

    There seems to be conflicting news lately regarding Adrian Peterson ’s ability to suit up for the first game of the 2012 regular season...

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  7. Garber: Worst-Case Scenario for Sharapova

    Middle Monday is universally acknowledged as the greatest day in Grand Slam tennis. All of the round-of-16 matches are played (weather permitting), showcasing the best and brightest athletes the sport has to offer...

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  8. Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova Fire Back on Equal Prize Money

    Maria Sharapova had a simple retort to the notion that men should be paid more than women at Grand Slam tournaments. Serena Williams just laughed and covered her face with one hand before delivering her answer...

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  9. American Qualifier Brian Baker Reaches 4th Round at Wimbledon

    Brian Baker’s career can easily be explained with numbers: Five operations, six years away from tennis, a ranking of 458th at the start of this year. The latest number to add to the list sounds a whole lot better: fourth round of Wimbledon...

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  10. Kim Clijsters Eliminated in Her Last Wimbledon

    Kim Clijsters has played her last Wimbledon match, losing in straight sets to eighth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany in the fourth round.....

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  11. Rufus, the Wimbledon Hawk, Was Lost and Now He's Found

    Rufus, a hawk used at Wimbledon to scare away pigeons, was returned three days after it was stolen from a car in London. He and his specially-designed box were abducted sometime Thursday night from a car...

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  12. Karlovic Says Line Judges Favor Murray

    Ivo Karlovic accused the line judges at Wimbledon of favoring British star Andy Murray and said he felt ''cheated'' after they called foot-faults against the hard-serving Croat on Centre Court...

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  13. Serena Williams Reaches Quarterfinals at Wimbledon

    Serena Williams came through another tough three-set match Monday to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, beating 65th-ranked Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-1, 2-6, 7-5...

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  14. Federer Beats Malisse to Reach Wimbledon Quarters

    Roger Federer had to stave off a comeback instead of making one Monday, holding off Xavier Malisse in four sets to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals...

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  15. Miami Dolphins in Need of a Favorable Second Impression

    Three months ago, Joe Philbin and his assistant coaches knew little about the players on Miami's roster outside of their names, stats and a brief breakdown...

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  16. Dwayne Bowe Invited to Miami by Davis, Ochocino

    Miami Dolphins fans that want a true No. 1 receiver are about to irrationally get their hopes up. Consider the following from Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis.....

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  17. Hard Knocks Director Talks Up Philbin

    He’s no Rex Ryan , but maybe he doesn’t have to be. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, the leader of the team that will serve as the subject of this season’s Hard Knocks, ...

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  18. Brian Hartline Recovering from Appendectomy

    Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline was absent for the majority of OTA and minicamp practices due to what was at one point believed to be a strained calf.....

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  19. Daunte Culpepper Says He Thinks He's Done Playing

    The much-heralded quarterback class of 1999 could finally be out of football. Sure, No. 2 overall pick Donovan McNabb says there’s an 80-to-90-percent chance he’ll play ...

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  20. Video: 5 In, 5 out -- Philadelphia Eagles

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  21. Healthy Maclin Poised for Breakout Season?

    To say Jeremy Maclin experienced some bad luck last season would be an understatement. The young wideout endured a mind-boggling, still-unidentified illness before the season and ...

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  22. Michael Vick 12th on Jaws' QB Countdown

    We have not mentioned Ron Jaworski's quarterback countdown on this blog yet, because until today it had yet to affect the NFC East. Jaws is counting down his top 30 NFL quarterbacks on SportsCenter, one day at a time, in reverse order...

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  23. Video: Wes Welker Contract Negotiations

    John Clayton says New England WR Wes Welker could be headed to free agency after playing under the franchise tag in 2012.....

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  24. Patriots Look to Rely on 5

    The Patriots did enough this offseason to keep themselves high on the totem pole in the AFC, and they’ve amassed enough talent to contend for a second consecutive Super Bowl berth...

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  25. Patriots Individual Game Tickets to Go on Sale on Tuesday, July 17

    Football season will be here before you know it, and Patriots fans will get their chance to purchase tickets very soon.....

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