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Tannehill terrific in regular-season tuneup
Ryan Tannehill | MIA
(August 29, 2015 8:27 PM EDT)
Ryan Tannehill completed 15-of-19 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's third preseason game.
It was about as perfect as Tannehill and the Dolphins could have hoped for in the regular-season dress rehearsal. He and Jarvis Landry hooked up five times for 84 yards on six targets, including a long 46-yard gain over the middle where Landry chewed up plenty of YAC. Tannehill found Rishard Matthews for his lone score, hooking up on a quick pass from two yards out. After three preseason games, Tannehill is 33-of-41 (80.4 percent) for 303 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. He's looking like a strong back-end QB1 with upside.
Randall Cobb leaves game with shoulder issue
Randall Cobb | GB
(August 29, 2015 8:22 PM EDT)
Randall Cobb suffered a shoulder injury in the Packers' third preseason game.
Cobb injured his shoulder trying to make a catch on the opening series. He was immediately take to the locker room, and is likely done for the game. The Packers can't afford to lose Cobb after Jordy Nelson's season-ending torn ACL. Ty Montgomery and Jeff Janis will get an extended look in three-wide sets.


Lynn (ankle) expects to make his next start
Lance Lynn | STL
(August 29, 2015 8:22 PM EDT)
Lance Lynn (ankle) expects to make his next scheduled start in the Cardinals' rotation.
Lynn rolled his right ankle on Saturday and might have also tweaked his knee, but he was walking around without a limp after the game and wore cowboy boots out of the visitors clubhouse at AT&T Park. Lynn went seven scoreless innings in a victory Saturday against the Giants, lowering his season ERA to 2.80. He'll be evaluated when the Cardinals return to St. Louis on Monday.
Derrick Goold on Twitter
Mets acquire Addison Reed from the D'Backs
Addison Reed | NYM
(August 29, 2015 7:35 PM EDT)
Mets acquired RHP Addison Reed from the Diamondbacks.
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York had the news first. It's been a mostly disappointing 2015 season for Reed, who went from closing games for the Diamondbacks to open the year to pitching out of the bullpen at Triple-A Reno in June. He has been much better lately and the Mets will hope he can stay on that roll. Arizona will get two minor league pitchers in return.
Adam Rubin on Twitter


Steve Clifford says Al Jefferson has lost weight
Al Jefferson | CHA
(August 29, 2015 1:33 PM EDT)
Hornets head coach Steve Clifford said that Al Jefferson has been on a "month-to-month" plan to lose weight.
"I was in Santa Monica with him about 2 1/2 weeks ago," Clifford said. "He had a plan month-by-month with [strength and conditioning coach] Matt Friia. He’s on target. He feels good and looks good. Now he has to finish up in August and September." This obviously implies that Jefferson's plan is going well, so he should be able to improve upon his 2014-15 averages of 16.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 blocks in what will be a contract year. Jefferson missed 17 games due to injury last season, so he might be available at a discount in the middle rounds.
Charlotte Observer
Meyers Leonard and C.J. McCollum could start?
Meyers Leonard | POR
(August 28, 2015 11:19 AM EDT)
Blazers general manager Neil Olshey may have insinuated in an interview with Grantland's Zach Lowe that C.J. McCollum and Meyers Leonard could start.
After calling Al-Farouq Aminu the starter at small forward, Olshey said that Aminu could thrive next to Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum and Meyers Leonard because of their ability to stretch the floor. To be fair, this could simply mean that McCollum and Leonard are going to have sizable roles (which is obvious), so it will be interesting to see how things shape up during training camp. Leonard will likely battle Ed Davis for the starting PF spot and is worth a look in the later rounds, while McCollum will compete with Gerald Henderson for the SG spot. McCollum is high on our list of breakout candidates, so he is the SG you will want to target.


Mark Stone's wrist back to 100 percent
Mark Stone | OTT
(August 28, 2015 1:50 PM EDT)
Mark Stone said he has fully recovered from a wrist injury.
"I've felt great out there, the last couple of skates," he said. "The shot feels good, the hands feel good, the legs are starting to come along. I'm 100 percent." He suffered a microfracture and some ligament damage in his wrist when he was slashed in the playoffs. Stone also feels motivated to prove that he is worth the three-year, $10.5 million contract that Ottawa rewarded him with after he was the runner-up for the Calder Trophy last year. Stone was placed alongside Kyle Turris at the start of February and the duo is expected to be together this campaign on the Senators' top line.
Ottawa Citizen
Canes, Lindholm agree to 2-year extension
Elias Lindholm | CAR
(August 27, 2015 6:57 PM EDT)
Elias Lindholm has agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $5.4 million.
He will make $2.5 million in 2016-17 and then $2.9 million during the 2017-18 campaign. Lindholm, who was the fifth overall pick in 2013, showed plenty of promise last season while recording 17 goals and 39 points in 81 games. "We expect he will be a very important part of the Hurricanes as he continues to develop as a professional," GM Ron Francis said after the signing.
Raleigh News & Observer


Jason Day co-leads The Barclays; 18 remaining
Jason Day | PGA
(August 29, 2015 5:27 PM EDT)
Jason Day authored a 7-under-par 31-32=63 in the third round of The Barclays to reach the three-quarter pole at 11-under 199, good for share of the clubhouse lead with Sangmoon Bae.
Day had played 20 holes without a blemish prior to squaring bogey at the par-4 17th, the result of finding trouble off the tee. He started a new streak with a 10'6" sidewinder at the par-4 18th for his seventh par breaker of the round. The Aussie began Moving Day in a seven-way tie for eighth at 4-under, three adrift and playing with Bae five groups ahead of 36-hole leader Bubba Watson. On his loop, he landed eight (of 14) fairways, for a third consecutive round, and hit 15 greens in regulation, circling six birdies and an eagle-3 for 1.533 putts per GIR. The 27-year-old's 63 is his best at The Barclays in 30 career rounds, besting a 64 he shot in last year's edition (Ridgewood CC) where he finished tied runner-up after co-leading thru 54 holes.
Bae pencils nine birdies; co-leads Barclays
Sangmoon Bae | PGA
(August 29, 2015 5:10 PM EDT)
Sangmoon Bae authored a 7-under-par 30-33=63 in today's third round of The Barclays in Edison, New Jersey, to post 11-under 199, good for a share of the 54-hole clubhouse lead with Jason Day.
Bae began his loop in a seven-way logjam at 4-under (T8) and three adrift. Facing a two-year military commitment back in his native South Korea, he circled nine on the card to camouflage two bogeys and shares the top spot in the clubhouse with playing partner Day. Bae penciled four in a bogey-free outward half, including a 19-footer at the par-4 seventh and a 26-footer at the par-4 fifth, respectively. After the break, he overshadowed two bogeys at Nos. 10 and 17 with five birdies, including three consecutive on 14-16. The 29-year-old capped his round with a walk-off 3 from 16'3" at the last. His 63 is a season low on 85 rounds and matches a career mark shot in the first round of the 2014 Sony Open. His three-day total of 21 birdies ranks first in the tournament at last check.


Qualifying: Andrew Ranger sets CTMP record
Andrew Ranger | C27
(August 29, 2015 8:39 PM EDT)
Andrew Ranger broke his own track record as he collected his second pole of the season Saturday in qualifying for Sunday's Pinty's presents the Clarington 2000 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
It is Ranger's 17th career pole in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1. Ranger's No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil Dodge posted a lap of 82.807 seconds (106.904 mph) around the 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course. He will start on the front row alongside rookie Kevin Lacroix. Lacroix had a lap of 83.094 (106.535).
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
Menard wins XFINITY Series Road America 180
Paul Menard | 27
(August 29, 2015 8:05 PM EDT)
Sprint Cup driver Paul Menard won the Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville, his third victory in 197 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.
This is the No. 33 Richmond/Menards Chevrolet Camaro driver's first victory and fifth top-10 NXS finish in 2015. It is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two NXS races at Road America. Menard started eighth in the lineup and led nine of the 45 laps run on the 4.048-mile road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.