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Giants not yet allowed to visit Pierre-Paul
Jason Pierre-Paul | NYG
(July 7, 2015 5:34 PM EDT)
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Giants officials have been in South Florida since Monday evening, but yet to be allowed to visit Jason Pierre-Paul (hand).
Per Schefter, the G-Men are "waiting patiently," and "hoping he's okay." The fact that JPP's employers have yet to be allowed into his hospital room is an obvious indication his injury is serious. Per's Ian Rapoport, however, he could still begin the year in the G-Men's lineup, avoiding the PUP list. Pierre-Paul's status will continue to be updated throughout the week.
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Donovan McNabb arrested for drunk driving
Donovan McNabb | FA
(July 7, 2015 1:04 PM EDT)
Ex-Eagles QB Donovan McNabb was arrested for drunk driving in late June.
It's McNabb's second such arrest in 18 months. McNabb was previously popped in January 2014, and agreed to spend one day in jail as part of a plea agreement. He might not get off so lightly this time. Going on 39, McNabb's last NFL snap came in 2011 as a member of the Vikings. His post-career exploits haven't done his reputation any favors.
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Bogaerts' 3-run single sends Red Sox to a win
Xander Bogaerts | BOS
(July 7, 2015 9:55 PM EDT)
Xander Bogaerts hit a bases-clearing single in the seventh inning to send the Red Sox to a victory over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Bogaerts finished 2-for-4 with a double on the evening. The bases were loaded with two outs in the seventh inning with the Red Sox trailing by two runs when Bogaerts lined a single to right-center, clearing the bases and giving his team the lead. The 22-year-old has hit safely in all six games in July. In those six games, he's registered multiple hits in four and multiple RBI in three. Bogaerts is hitting .304/.341/.418 with three home runs and 40 RBI on the season.
Votto's 3 hits, 3 RBI lead Reds past the Nats
Joey Votto | CIN
(July 7, 2015 9:38 PM EDT)
Joey Votto went 3-for-5 with three RBI, finishing a triple short of the cycle in Tuesday's win against the Nationals.
Votto doubled in a run in the first inning and later scored. He blasted a solo home run in the third, and tacked on an RBI single in the fifth. The first baseman had curiously been held without an extra-base hit in 19 consecutive games dating back to June 15, so Tuesday's performance was a nice way to break the slump. Votto is hitting .281/.390/.492 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI on the season.


P.J. Hairston day-to-day w/ bruised shoulder
P.J. Hairston | CHA
(July 7, 2015 9:14 PM EDT)
X-rays on P.J. Hairston's left shoulder were negative and he's listed as day-to-day with a contusion.
We don't expect to see him in uniform on Wednesday, but at least it's not a long-term injury. Hairston shot 32.3 percent as a rookie and is nowhere near being a standard-league fantasy asset.
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Gerald Henderson has left hip debridement
Gerald Henderson | POR
(July 7, 2015 8:53 PM EDT)
Gerald Henderson had a left hip debridement arthroscopy on Tuesday, and the Blazers expect him to be ready for training camp.
The 27-year-old Henderson had surgery on the same hip in 2011, reportedly because of a "congenital defect" in his hip, so this isn't an encouraging start to his Blazers career. He still projects as Portland's starting shooting guard on opening night and is a capable scorer, but contributes limited across-the-board stats and hasn't returned standard-league value since 2012-13. He's not a likely fantasy asset even if he holds off C.J. McCollum for the starting SG job all season.
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Vladimir Tarasenko, Blues sign 8-year deal
Vladimir Tarasenko | STL
(July 7, 2015 1:23 PM EDT)
Vladimir Tarasenko has signed with the St. Louis Blues to an eight-year, $60 million contract extension.
Tarasenko's contract will consequently come with a $7.5 million annual cap hit. He had 37 goals and 73 points in 77 contests last season, so if you assume that he's going to continue to average roughly a point-per-game, then Tarasenko's deal looks pretty good compared to what some other top-line players have recently got. The Blues are taking a bit of a risk though as he still just has 179 games worth of NHL experience.
Dylan Strome agrees to entry-level deal
Dylan Strome | ARI
(July 6, 2015 8:43 PM EDT)
Dylan Strome has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Arizona took Strome with the third overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He had 45 goals and 129 points in 68 OHL contests last season. He's certainly worth keeping an eye on during training camp as he might make the team's opening game roster, but that's far from guaranteed. The Coyotes have a number of other promising skilled forwards that are further along than Strome, such as Max Domi, and they have bolstered their center depth over the summer by adding Brad Richardson and Boyd Gordon.


PGA TOUR releases statement on Stallings
Scott Stallings | PGA
(July 7, 2015 5:19 PM EDT)
In a joint statement with Scott Stallings, the PGA TOUR explained that the three-time winner violated the anti-doping policy.
Stallings' full statement is included in the previous blurb on his Rotoworld page. This is the PGA TOUR's statement in its entirety: "The PGA TOUR announced today that Scott Stallings has violated the PGA TOUR Anti Doping Policy's ban on the use of performance-enhancing substances and has been suspended for three months. Mr. Stallings self-reported this information after discovering that a supplement that he was taking was on the prohibited list. He has acknowledged his inadvertent error and accepted his suspension. He will be eligible to return on October 7, 2015. The TOUR will have no further comment on the suspension at this time." Stallings is fully exempt through 2014-15 and next season doesn't begin until Oct. 15, so all things considered, it's a pretty good deal. He gets the summer off. He's currently 101st in the FedExCup standings and will not be replaced in the Playoffs should he qualify.
Report: Stallings violated anti-doping policy
Scott Stallings | PGA
(July 7, 2015 4:54 PM EDT)
Scott Stallings began serving a 90-day suspension today for violating the PGA TOUR's anti-doping policy, according to's Rex Hoggard.
Stallings alerted a TOUR official five months ago that he had taken DHEA, which is banned. He was alerted on March 23 that he was in violation of the anti-doping policy. His suspension will end on Oct. 7. This means that Stallings is done for the season. "I discovered in February 2015 that I had inadvertently taken a supplement for the prior two months that was not permitted by the PGA TOUR," Stallings said in a statement. "I did so on the recommendation of my physician due to chronic fatigue I had felt over a period of time – not in any way for performance enhancement. I immediately self-reported this fact to the PGA TOUR – consistent with my values and with the long tradition of self-reporting all rules violations on or off the golf course. I regret my inadvertent mistake in not doing my homework to know for sure what was on the list of permitted and non-permitted substances. I take responsibility and accept the penalty imposed by the PGA Tour."


Hathaway 11th at Circuit ICAR, retains lead
Jason Hathaway | C03
(July 7, 2015 2:50 PM EDT)
Jason Hathaway finishes 11th in Sunday's NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race at the Circuit ICAR road course in Mirabel, Quebec.
He started the No. 3 agna Brakes/Fast Eddie/HGC Chevrolet 19th on the grid for the Ecko Unlimited 100. Hathaway completed all laps of the 30-lap event. He continues as the points leader in the 2015 Canadian Tire Series championship standings after this event. He leads second-place Garry Klutt, who finished fifth in the race, by one point.
Byron 14th at Columbus, maintains points lead
William Byron | E09
(July 7, 2015 2:11 PM EDT)
William Byron scores a 14th place finish in Saturday night's NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East race at Columbus Motor Speedway in Ohio.
He started the No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet 13th in the lineup for the NAPA 150. He maintains his position as the leader in the 2015 K&N Pro Series-East point standings after this event by 20 points over second-place Austin Hill (Hill finished seventh in the race).