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NFL

DeVante Parker opening Dolphins camp on PUP
DeVante Parker | MIA
(July 29, 2015 1:30 PM EDT)
Dolphins placed WR DeVante Parker (foot) on active/PUP.
As expected. Parker underwent surgery last month to have a screw replaced in his previously-operated foot. The No. 14 overall pick is expected to avoid the reserve/PUP list to open the season, which would cost him the first six games, but he's questionable for Week 1 and not expected to get much work in camp.
Redskins give OLB Kerrigan $57.5M extension
Ryan Kerrigan | WAS
(July 29, 2015 1:21 PM EDT)
Redskins signed OLB Ryan Kerrigan to a five-year, $57.5 million extension through 2020.
Kerrigan was entering the final year of his contract and set to play on his fifth-year team option at $7.038 million. He's yet to miss a start since being taken with the No. 16 overall pick in 2011 and graded out as a top-five 3-4 outside linebacker at Pro Football Focus last season, finishing second behind Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (59) with 51 hurries. Kerrigan has 38.5 career sacks and topped out at 13.5 in 2015. Coming off an offseason knee scope, Kerrigan is one of the more underrated edge rushers in the league. Washington smartly chose to do a long-term deal with 26-year-old Kerrigan over oft-injured Brian Orakpo.
Source:
Michael Phillips on Twitter

MLB

Trout (wrist) sitting out again on Wednesday
Mike Trout | LAA
(July 29, 2015 4:41 PM EDT)
Mike Trout (wrist) is out of the Angels' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.
Trout injured his wrist on a diving catch attempt Monday. An MRI taken Tuesday showed only inflammation and the star center fielder is fully expected to avoid the 15-day disabled list. David DeJesus is starting in center field Wednesday in his Angels debut.
Source:
Rotoworld Daily Lineups
Corey Kluber goes the distance versus Royals
Corey Kluber | CLE
(July 29, 2015 4:11 PM EDT)
Corey Kluber went the distance against the Royals Wednesday, recording six strikeouts while allowing just one run in a 12-1 victory.
He missed out on a shutout when Alex Rios had an RBI groundout in the ninth inning, but that's hardly anything to quibble over. Kluber permitted just five base knocks on the day and issued just one free pass as the Tribe rolled to a win. The reigning American League Cy Young winner has a superb 172/32 K/BB ratio over 157 innings this season to go along with a 3.44 ERA. He'll get the Angels on the road next.

NBA

Wes Matthews says Blazers never made offer
Wesley Matthews | DAL
(July 29, 2015 3:19 PM EDT)
Wesley Matthews (Achilles) said the Blazers never made an offer to re-sign him.
"I was pissed off," Matthews said. "I felt disrespected." The Blazers didn't call him, text him, or express any interest in bringing him back. Apparently, when word came out of Matthews wanting $15 million per season, they lost interest. Matthews picked up an extra $13 million to his contract with the DeAndre Jordan decision, so he got his money. Iron Man is targeting training camp.
Source:
Oregon Live
Report: Kings will waive F Eric Moreland
Eric Moreland | SAC
(July 29, 2015 1:12 PM EDT)
The Kings will waive F Eric Moreland.
His minimum salary would have been guaranteed if they waited until Saturday, so the writing was on the wall for Moreland. He only managed to appear in three games last season due to a shoulder injury, but we will let you know if he latches on with another NBA team.
Source:
Shams Charania on Twitter

NHL

Sean Couturier agrees to six-year extension
Sean Couturier | PHI
(July 28, 2015 5:12 PM EDT)
Sean Couturier has inked a six-year, $26 million extension with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Couturier still has a year left on his existing deal, so he's now locked up through 2021-22. Couturier has established himself as a solid defensive center, but whether or not this deal will be viewed as a bargain will be dependent on his ability to grow offensively. Although he excelled with the puck at the junior level, he's never recorded more than 39 points in a single NHL season. Still, he's just 22 years old, so it's not unreasonable to believe that he'll continue to improve over the next few seasons.
Source:
Chris Johnston on Twitter
Penguins ink Eric Fehr to three-year contract
Eric Fehr | PIT
(July 28, 2015 11:55 AM EDT)
Eric Fehr has signed a three-year, $6 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Fehr had 19 goals and 33 points in 75 games with the Washington Capitals in 2014-15. There's an opportunity here for Fehr to play alongside either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, which would obviously be a great boost to him. However, we're hesitant to recommend actually drafting him in standard leagues because Pittsburgh also revealed that he had elbow surgery on June 3. His timetable is four-to-six months, which means that he could be out until December and even when he does return, he might find it difficult to hit his stride after missing a significant chunk of the early season.
Source:
Penguins.nhl.com

PGA

Chris Kirk a no-go for the WGC-Bridgestone
Chris Kirk | PGA
(July 29, 2015 11:07 AM EDT)
As a result of recently breaking his hand, Chris Kirk will not compete in next week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.
This was expected when Kirk proclaimed on Twitter on July 15 that he was "unlikely" to peg it at both Firestone next week and Whistling Straits for the PGA Championship on Aug. 13-16. He's 23rd in the FedExCup standings.
Source:
WorldGolfChampionships.com
McIlroy won't defend his title at Firestone
Rory McIlroy | PGA
(July 29, 2015 11:03 AM EDT)
Rory McIlroy made official today that he will not return to competition at next week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational where he is the defending champion.
He's still on the mend from rupturing a ligament in his left ankle. "Unfortunately, I will not be defending my World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational title," he said McIlroy. "Best of luck to all the competitors, and I look forward to returning to Firestone in 2016." The PGA Championship is the week after, so don't hold your breath for him to defend that title, either. He has no reason to rush his recovery.
Source:
WorldGolfChampionships.com

NASCAR

Pitkat points leader after Monadnock Speedway
Woody Pitkat | H88
(July 28, 2015 11:59 AM EDT)
Woody Pitkat finished second in Saturday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH.
He started the No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet fourth in the lineup for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 200. He complete all laps of the 200-lap event. Pitkat took over the lead in the 2015 Whelen Modified championship standings after this race. He leads former leader Ryan Preece (finished 10th in the race) by three points.
Preece falls from points lead after Monadnock
Ryan Preece | H06
(July 28, 2015 11:51 AM EDT)
Ryan Preece finished 10th in Saturday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH.
He started the No. 6 TS Haulers/East West Marine on the pole for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 200. He led 44 laps of the 200-lap race and but it was not enough for him to retain the points lead. Woody Pitkat, who finished second in the race, now leads the NWMT championship standings by three points over Preece.